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Author Archives: Lotte

Picking a tonne of trouble

You might look at the typical painting of a Napoleonic battle and come to the conclusion that the armies were full of well turned out gentlemen. There they are in all their finery, with shiny buttons and clean white strapping.
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Blitzkrieg tank bop

A wee while ago a manufacturer came to visit us, with their 1:72 scale tanks. We’ve mentioned them before, Blitzkrieg Miniatures, but we’re going to talk about them again today. In particular, their 1:48 scale tanks which have been specifically
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The History Books on the Shelf are always Repeating Themselves

Sometimes battles sort of take over a place. The place is world renowned, but only because something happened there. It almost loses its identity as a location. One such place is the small Belgian town of Waterloo. With the growth
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Monday round up

This is a somewhat bijou round up this week. Focussed I think you could call it. The petite nature of the post is due to a moratorium on new shiny things because this weekend past the bossman was marrying off
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The day before they won

You have to feel a bit sorry for Belgium. There it sits, squashed between France and Germany, the perpetual playground on which they sort out their squabbles. In 1815 the French Empire were at battle with almost everyone in Europe,
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Supplement: Women in Wargaming

Due to a clerical error in last week’s post we failed to include the lovely Hayley, and her scenery making…And we couldn’t not include her…Also the boys want her to keep making cupcakes…an affronted women does not bake. So here
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The Heroines of Wargaming

Since its the jubilee, a week dedicated to celebrating one woman, we thought we’d spend this week celebrating a few others. On Wednesday we had our women in war history, now we have women in war gaming. The One who
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Warring Women

Though war is still a predominantly male activity (curse you boys stealing all that death based fun) women have played a diverse range of roles in warfare… As Fighters Mrs Jones. Written about by Daniel Dafoe, this Irish woman dressed
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Ebob and the Viking Ship

We decided again to show you some more work from Ebob, whose fabulous work with a tank we had as our hobby post last week. Ebob sculpts models, and we really recommend you check out his page, but this project
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A Grievously Savage Race

Serenìsima Respùblica de Venexia…the Serene Republic of Venice.Venetians redefining words since 697… Milan these days is more famous for its fashionistas and handbags, or for the more cynical, for being a cement filled asthma attack. Whilst Venice is a romantic world heritage
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Monday Round up

This week is a bit less manic on the new product front but we have some great new items none the less. First up we have some more packs, which are really great ideas if you want to get as
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Its good knight from him, and good knight from them…

The Knights Hospitaller are, along with the Knights Templer, one of the best known medieval military outfits. The hospitallers were established in 1023, and in a somewhat dilluted form, still essentially exist. Knights Hospitaller The Christians, off on their early
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Canteena and Bank

We really love seeing what people do with things we sell, and one of our very favourite ranges is the MDF buildings, so getting to see what  one of the people who helps design the building kits does with them
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“Disease is war with the laws of our being, and all war, as a great general has said, is hell”

A much (over) used idiom about armies is that they march on their stomach. If you happen to be a snail army this may well be true, however, for the non gastropedal armies it is something of an exageration. Human
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Monday Round Up

Helllooooo Welcome to our second ever Monday round up. First in we have a rule set which is  causing much excitement in wargaming magazines and the internet: Maurice. The rules are set in the 1690-1790 period, are for 2-4 players,
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And the last known survivor, Stalks his prey in the night

My friend here is watching you… There’s a few things that make us different from our fellow animals. You don’t find lions texting “@ plns zebs gon”, there aren’t antelope spending their Sundays in a queue at Homebase, and no
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Monday round up

Oooh oooh its a Monday…So here is the newly moved round up… We have a new range of scenery items from MiniArt, a fairly new Ukranian company. Though young, they are rapidly making a name for themselves with their excellent
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Lets go round again

We all know history repeats itself. Some does so frequently. One such is Europe and/or USA vs one or more countries in the Middle East. From the Crusades to the present there have been endless battles. Maybe its the oil,
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Friday Round Up

Hellloooo. Okay firstly I am composing this whilst hungry…so if food references creep in my sincerest etc… We have restocks on Dalpol items, such as the rather awesome Stephenson’s Rocket (oooh oooh rocket lollies, yes one of those would be
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The end of the age of civilisation

25 April 404BC/BCE saw the end of a rather lengthy war, The Peloponnesian War. Athens looking a tad less shiny than it did when it was The Daddy of Greece…(Picture by Harietta171) And Sparta’s theatre…(by Κούμαρης Νικόλαος) Featuring two main players
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Never kick a man when he’s down, he may get back up again.

A lot of battles have been concerned with ownership. Sometimes ownership of ‘things’, other times ownership of people, and rarely ownership of ideologies. More often than not people are fighting over land. Such is the case with the Schleswig-Holstein question.
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Boxes of ticky tacky

Not so much a history post this week as an art post…. We thought we would cover some of our favourite and some of our less favourite box designs Fireforce Games-Teutonic Knights     Well drawn picture, vibrant art, proportional
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Style is the image of character

(NB: Readers in Hungary and Germany should be aware that some content in this post is technically illegal in your country. We won’t be offended if you toddle off this week.) People have been making wars for a very long
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Friday Round Up

Howdy folks. Apologies that this is a few hours later than normal… First this week…We have been extending the Strelets range, which is full of some very unusual conflicts, with French and British Napoleonics in Egypt, Scots of Robert the
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