Some years ago I was fortunate enough to pick up a set of WW1 French generals. While not clearly branded as Mokarex they are very much the same style and clearly by the same maker. Here is the first to be completed - General Petain - all ready to lead the defence of Verdun.
Sunday, 31 October 2021
Saturday, 30 October 2021
I’ve mentioned this slightly odd range of hard plastic figures before: LINK
While I was sorting out some WW1 French figures recently it occurred to me that I should deal with a few of the apparently random selection of Mokarex soldiers I’ve had kicking around. I used the same blue as for my existing later war Armies in Plastic units: LINK
Friday, 29 October 2021
I sent players their briefings and some options a couple of days before the game. The terrain had been laid out on a 60x39 inch area of my table. Broadly the Germans had to recce the area and not take too many losses. The French had to stop them and then get away.
Wednesday, 27 October 2021
Tuesday, 26 October 2021
Monday, 25 October 2021
A couple of recent games have revealed the need for more Nationalist troops. I had already bodged a couple of companies of Moroccans (see this post from far-off 2019) and thus it was off to the unpainted plastic mines to see what could be adapted. The ever-useful HAT ACW Zouaves sets looked a promising starting point for more Regulares, so a little bodging and painting later, here is the next batch.
Sunday, 10 October 2021
Today, for the first time in two and a half years, I attended a wargames show! Partizan, these days at the Newark Showground, is effectively my ‘local’ show being only a 40 or so minute drive away. It was good to meet up with friends, notably (and apologies if I’ve missed you): John, Tim, Russell, Diego, Simon, Tom, Graham, Phil, Chris K, Chris A, Mick, Mark, Kayte, Terry and Bob. And of course this was the first Partizan since the sad death of Duncan Macfarlane. He was much in my thoughts.
As always I was part of a team presenting a participation game. This year we had Tim C’s ‘1812’, which allowed a solo player to take the part of Napoleon and fight his Russian campaign in only ten minutes! The game was set on a lovely map and used some of Tim’s beautiful 1/300 H&R figures.