Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Tanker's Tuesday: JAPANESE TANKS / War Thunder

This is another video where we discuss ground forces of different nations. Today we are going to talk about the most interesting vehicles found in the Japanese tech tree.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Mecha Monday: Steam Armored Trooper Votoms

Armored Trooper VOTOMS Sōkō Kihei Botomuzu) is a military science fiction mecha anime series, having undergone several incarnations. The original 1983 television series was created by Ryosuke Takahashi and Sunrise, featuring mechanical designs by Kunio Okawara.

Stream Armored Trooper Votoms

Armored Trooper Votoms Background

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

From Jon at GZG


Hi all, first (and most importantly) I hope that you and yours are safe and healthy and are getting through the current “lockdown”…. I’ve just posted this new info update to the front page of the store:

In the current virus-lockdown situation I’m trying to carry on as close to normal as possible - as I work on my own anyway, very little has changed in real terms. At present the Post Offices are still open and the delivery networks are still running OK, which means that I can still dispatch orders and you should still receive them as normal - the only real difference is that some may take a day or two longer for me to dispatch, because I will be limiting my number of trips out to the Post Office to maybe a couple of times a week (combined with shopping for food and essential supplies) rather than mailing things every day as I normally do. Larger orders, which I now often ship via FedEx or similar carriers anyway, will still be collected from me on a regular basis.
So, at least for the present I can still get your new shinies to you - and you KNOW that you need them - and as long as folks continue to order then I should be able to continue dispatching, giving you lots of lovely stuff to build and paint while you are stuck indoors, getting your armies and fleets ready for the day (hopefully soon) when we can all start meeting face to face again and actually playing games!
But, like all self-employed and small traders at this difficult time, of course I DO NEED YOUR ORDERS to get through this… the loss of SALUTE will leave quite a big hole in my expected sales, and to help with that I will be running a number of different limited-time sales and special offers over the coming weeks, focussing on a different part of my range each time; the first of these will be announced in the next day or so, please check back here shortly for full details.
Thanks for reading, keep safe and well, and hope to see you all on the other side of the crisis…..
Jon (GZG), Weds 25th March 2020.

I will be posting more news later today or tomorrow, with details of the first of the Special Offers, so please check the store again soon. Usual place of course:

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Tanker's Tuesday: Battlegroup Northag, Interview with Rules Author

A talk with Warwick Kinrade - author of Battlegroup Northag by the Plastic Soldier Company.

Battlegroup Northag

For those that know and love the Battlegroup system (and those of you that have yet to embrace Battlegroup!), Northag carries a lot of its DNA from the parent WW2 system, like the Battle rating system and army list building, but has been specifically designed and streamlined for the smaller scale of 10mm (1/144th) to allow for more vehicles on the table and longer gun ranges.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Mecha Monday: Medical Droids

Medical droids, medi-droids, meddroids, Emdee droids, or surgeon droids were specialized in medical and surgical operations. A classification of first-degree droid, medical droids were actually considered to be members of the larger biological science droid classification, but were typically listed separately due to their prominence.
Medical Droids

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Tanker's Tuesday: TKS Tankette Action 1939

The TK (also known as the TK-3) tankette was a Polish design produced from 1931 based on the chassis of the British Carden Loyd tankette, with an improved hull and more powerful engine, and armor up to 8 mm (0.31 in) thick (10 mm or 0.39 in on the TKS). In 1939, up-arming of the tankettes with Nkm wz.38 FK 20 mm (0.79 in) machine guns began, but only 24 of these were completed before the outbreak of World War II.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Mecha Monday: 28mm Mechs from Talon CAV

CAV:Strike Operations is the all-new version of the classic tabletop sci-fi mecha game for two or more players developed by Talon Games that is easy to learn and fast to play! Set in an ever expanding univerese nearly 300 years into our future, CAV:Strike Operations takes its name from the 10+ meter tall war machines that dominate the battlefield (Combat Assault Vehicle).
CAV Strike Operations