Thursday, July 28, 2016

CLAYMORE 2016 EDINBURGH 6TH AUGUST

Once again the show will soon be here at the Granton Campus of Edinburgh College.


Sunday, July 24, 2016

FIREPOWER RA MUSEUM WOOLWICH ARSENAL 2

Here are some more photos from my visit to the now closed Firepower Royal Artillery Museum Woolwich.  They are photos of the main artillery hall and it's first floor area.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

FIREPOWER RA MUSEUM WOOLWICH ARSENAL 1

As I said in my first RAF Hendon post I also got to the Royal Artillery Firepower Museum at the old Woolwich Arsenal when I was in London. Glad I got there as it closed on 8th July and at some future point will reappear in Wiltshire. So some photos from that visit below.  More to follow...

German 7.7cm Field Gun

French 75mm

Z type single shot AA Rocket launcher

Prototype Burney 7.2 inch RCL

Amazing looking South Indian mortar

The Wolf of Mafeking

British 18pdr mark II


Monday, July 11, 2016

RAF MUSEUM HENDON LONDON PART 2

Here are some more photos from my visit to the RAF Museum at Hendon.

P51 Mustang

Spitfire XVI

Fairey Battle

HE162 Volksjager with B25 Mitchell behind

Lancaster with extra large 12,000lb blockbuster bomb

P47 Thunderbolt in colours of the RAF in Burma

Sopwith Dolphin

Short Sunderland - very impressive

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

RAF MUSEUM HENDON LONDON PART 1

Three weeks ago I visited the RAF Museum at Hendon for the first time.  I was down in London for a week cat sitting for my daughter.  The RAF museum is worth at least a half days visit and is easy to get to using the Northern Line Tube.  Here are a few photos from my visit.  More to follow.

I also got to the Royal Artillery Firepower Museum at the old Woolwich Arsenal - it is closing this month and moving to the wilds of Wiltshire - so some photos from that visit will be appearing.

Hawker Hart light bomber

ME262

B24 Liberator

Grand Slam bomb

Sopwith Triplane

Vickers FB5 Gunbus - 2 seat pusher fighter

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Partizan 2016


This Sunday I went to Partizan at Newark.

Colin Jack presented a 28mm Bolt Action WWII display of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force engaging Italian RSI fascist units as the SESWC contribution.  Dave O’Brien, Ray Neal, Tim Watson and I supported Colin at the display.  We played the game for real and got to a draw mainly due to the Brazilians calling in American support.
Lots of great games at the show at its new venue in the Newark Showground.  The exhibition hall allowed more displays and traders to be present than the old venue at Kelham Hall.  It was big bright and airy with lots of space, better catering and more parking.
It was a good weekend.  We will be back.  Here are some of my photos.
French Indo-china 1954 - F8 Bearcat

Austrians vs Russians in 1812

Big VBCW game

Amazing Verdun fortress game

Superb Roman Vs Sassanid game

Ramilles 1707

Siege of Limerick

Our game Brazilians close up on the bridge of death

View from the other end of the column

Dave Imrie's Carlist Wars skirmish game

Brazilian armour on fire

Perry Brothers Syria 1941 game - superb models and terrain

SYW Peg Wars - troops all made from old fashioned washing pegs - Amazing!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

EVEN MORE 28MM NAPOLEONICS

Here are some more photos of my most recent additions to my Napoleonic collection. 

To my French/Allied army I have added 5 Staff stands, 2 units of Dragoons, 2 units of Carabiniers and a unit of Bavarian light infantry skirmishers.  I also added 3 extra French infantry command stands so that I can field my Polish combined grenadier units as French.   Finally I added a further unit of Russian line infantry as one of my existing stands went missing.
I bought the figures ready painted from South Africa and I added some slight shading to the infantry and cavalry.  The staff were wonderfully painted and I left them as they were.  I rebased all the figures using MDF bases and Silflor tuffs from Warbases and Javis static grass.  The flags come from Warflags except the Russian infantry flags which come from the Napoleon Russian flag download.


Murat in a modest cosutme

Grouchy in a pre 100 days decisive moment

Prince Eugene

New French command

Bavarian light infantry based as skirmishesrs

Even more Russian line

French carabiniers

French dragoons