Tuesday 29 August 2023
Sunday 27 August 2023
Saturday 26 August 2023
I had left the game from Sunday set up and today Simon joined me to run through it. He too is experienced in the ways of Command & Colours Ancients and was very keen to try this version.
Friday 25 August 2023
A relatively unknown aircraft as it was very much yesterday’s news by 1941, the Ki-30 was in widespread use by the Japanese Army in the late thirties.
Tuesday 22 August 2023
At this point I feel it only fair to issue a warning. If your idea of 'Medieval' battles starts with say, the 11th Century Crusades and takes in Crecy and Agincourt, you need to be aware that this game deals with the 5th and 6th Centuries. Mostly the conflict between the Sassanid Persian Empire and the Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire. Now as it happens I already had a fair few otherwise unemployed Byzantine and Sassanid toys so this all worked out quite well for me. "Toys?" I hear you ask, "what about all the wooden blocks?" I was originally introduced to C&C (in 2010) and have only EVER played it with toy soldiers. For the Ancient version I use old-style 25mm figures (you know, the ones actually 25mm tall) from the likes of Hinchliffe, Minifigs and Garrison. So for CCM it would be more of the same.
Monday 14 August 2023
Wednesday 9 August 2023
British Bren Carriers it seemed appropriate to do the same for this pair. I actually painted these a couple of years ago but they remained crewless until recently. Drivers and gunners are cut-about Airfix 8th Army figures, the back-seater is Deetail.