Monday, 28 November 2022

A slow siege saga - part 1

On Friday and elite band (John A, Russell, Pete & Lloyd) again joined me to push some 54mm toys around.  The small force above was commanded by Col. Bogward who was looking a bit nervous...

...and no wonder, for a considerably larger force was gathering under the leadership of no less a personage then the Duc de Tartiflette.

Col. Bogward's force had been sent forward by the sinister Markgraf Besenberg from his castle in the walled town of Taptonhalle.
The good citizens looked on anxiously.
Many prayers were said near the historic statue of Saint Lloyd the Dubious

Will Col. Bogward's brave lads see off the attackers?

Has the Duc de Tartiflette remembered his siege train?

Will the good citizens of Taptonhalle notice the the statue of St. Lloyd the Dubious is only plastic?

    More excitement coming soon!

Sunday, 27 November 2022

Virtual Conference Of Wargamers, 2023


What is it?

When is it?

Where is it?

What will it cost me?


Following the success of similarly events in the past three years, VCOW is now an annual fixture in Wargame Developments’ calendar.  VCOW 2023 will take place over the weekend of 3-5 February.

VCOW has preciously featured participants from four continents and welcomed many new and returning members, many of whom had in the past been unable to share in the COW experience.

VCOW is not a replacement for COW – the latter will take place as usual in July.


Details of sessions available will be posted on the WD Blog and this will be updated as more information becomes available.

Attendance at VCOW is open to the following:

Members of Wargame Developments

Guests invited by WD members


The cost to attend is a mere £10 - the proceeds will be used to help defray the expenses of WD's new website.

Booking details will follow soon!

Saturday, 19 November 2022

Vindicator vindicated?

Here’s another recovery from July’s box of tricks. The Vindicator served from 1937 and was entertainingly referred to by crews as ‘vibrator’. I’m not sure what make the kit is - I don’t think Airfix made one. 
It’s had a full repaint and new decals and now looks - from several feet away - OK. 
How it was on arrival!

Monday, 14 November 2022

Brussels Military History Museum - part 3

Following on from Part 4 of this report is (of course!) part 3. Oh come on, what did you expect?  Logic?

Here then is the WW2 section of the museum.  I've focussed on the Belgian stuff.

Utility B tractor and 47mm AT gun.  Lovely!
Citroen P17 halftrack
German 28mm AT gun - like the one in the old HO/OO Airfix sets!
Belgian T.13 self propelled AT gun.  Terrible photo as I couldn't get close to it.
The Utility B again.
A handmade wooden model Sherman
A Spitfire and V-1 display.  Just like my Doodlebuggers game!

Belgian recce motorcycle combo