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A Review of the Year Part 2

To continue with my wargaming year, the latter half of the year was as much about gaming as it was painting. In July, inspired as much by my attendance at the Wargames Illustrated Saga Iron man day as by the fantastic
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A Review of the Year

Before you are put off by the title, this will be a Brexit, Trump, Sport and Dead Rock Star free zone, which I suspect will make it unique amongst reviews of the year. Mind you, there is a danger that
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New Range of Scenery.

We have been working on a new range of scenery with our good friends Nick and Tash at N-FX. The plan is to offer a comprehensive range of scenery for war gamers in all time periods and genres.  A rather
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The Legend of the Hartlepool Monkey!

I’ve gone off on a bit of a tangent since finishing my last Battalion. I mentioned that I fancied a change and whilst sorting through my ‘lead mountain’ I came across a limited edition figure of a Pirate Monkey, issued
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The Heroic Stand of The Inniskilling, 27th Regiment of Foot

In last weeks post, I gave a brief description of La Haie Sainte Farm House and my observations from the battlefield visit to Waterloo. This week, I thought the I would take a look at a different part of the
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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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Monday Round up

We”ll do this in a reverse order of excitement (although depending on your perspective…). We are extending our range of Tamiya spray paints which are ideal for painting your tanks pretty speedily. We have added 14 new colours to the
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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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Personal Projects: Rob’s rats…

Though Arcane’s main theme (such as it is) is Napoleonic, as that is what the bossman loves, not everyone about these parts is a fan of the little French dude, or indeed historical gaming… Office Ninja Rob is a fantasy
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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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Monday round up

This week we have a mixture of new and new to us. As you probably know by now, Steve is on a mission to ensure that Arcane has the most complete ranges possible (its that collector thing “must have ALL!”).
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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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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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Ebob and Fray Bentos

We love hearing from our readers and shoppers, and this week’s hobby post is from Ebob. Ebob has to take the award for  the speediest hobby completion, taking just a weekend from purchase to completion. Basing his scene on the
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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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“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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Salute

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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Just a note…

Hi folks, We’re having a little blog rearrangement. The Friday round up will now be the Monday round up, and mostly the posts that were on Mondays will now be on Fridays…mostly. We thought we should let you know just
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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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