Friday 24 June 2016
Friday 17 June 2016
The Programme for COW 2016 has now been confirmed and the 12-page document is available as a pdf download from the 'files' section of the Wargame Developments Yahoo Group. Paper versions will be posted out today to all confirmed attendees.
My thanks to all those who have offered sessions and to Russell King for the cover photo.
Thursday 16 June 2016
Anyway, much bodging later here is the finished minenwerfer, complete with crew adapted from Armies in Plastic infantry. I think it looks sort of OK-ish.
Monday 13 June 2016
Recently I found myself away from home and in need of diversion. Luckily I had brought along some kits to build. My first victim was this Tamiya Ford MUTT M-151 with TOW. You'll perhaps recall that I already have one of these - it can be seen here.Pete's Model World blog. And yes, these are 1/35 scale Coke cans visible in his photos....
Oh, and apparently MUTT is US Military-speak for Military Utility Tactical Truck. Not a Jeep then.
Friday 10 June 2016
During the arms race which preceded 2015's Waterloo game I was trying to address my shortage of French cavalry when I noticed some of these figures on eBay. Now Starlux is more familiar as a maker of plastic figures so I was surprised to find that this lot are metal and came fully painted. As you can see from the photos - taken while I was adding mdf bases for extra stability - I acquired quite a few. But then for £3-4 each for mounted figures (and rather less for foot figures) it would have been rude not to. I really ought to take some better photos of them.
Wednesday 8 June 2016
M939 trucks and dodgy HUMMWVs also contained this pair of M-1 Abrams tanks. I think these are supposed to represent later versions but in the late 1970s world of Little Cold Wars they will be from the early production batch. Accordingly thy are finished in overall drab green. It's not because I couldn't be bothered painting camo....