Where Stenguns Dare: Operation Harlot

Having finished all the painting of all of my WWII collection to date I was inspired to get them out on the table for some rip roaring action. It was time for Lord Lovat’s No.4 commando to go on operations… “Ah.. good evening Shimmy, take a seat, now we’ve  got a job for you oldContinue reading “Where Stenguns Dare: Operation Harlot”

Schwerpunkt!

For a number of years now I have had a WWII skirmish project simmering away on the back-burner. In a previous post I showed off my US airborne infantry but I have documented very little on my blog since then. My collection is somewhat unusual, including as it does, a captured Char B tank, aContinue reading “Schwerpunkt!”

One day in Normandy

I have been busy over the last couple of months painting rather a lot of miniatures for a friend to make a little ‘pocket money’. It has been somewhat of a double edge sword, as although I haven’t had as much time to paint minis for myself, I have been able to paint figures IContinue reading “One day in Normandy”

Black Powder War

The golden mid-morning sun blazed in the sky casting the verdant European countryside in an amber glow. The sound of birdsong and the chirp of insects drifted lazily along the pleasant breeze, the glory of God’s creation was evident everywhere one looked. Any farmer worth his salt would view this bountiful landscape, safe in theContinue reading “Black Powder War”

Good things come in small packages

During my couple of days off, I have been busy sorting out my 1/600 WWII miniatures. Firstly I decided to redo the labels for my infantry stands because I have never been quite happy with the ones I created before, as I wanted them to be easy to identify when playing but be generally unobtrusiveContinue reading “Good things come in small packages”

Don’t Tread on Me!

On Saturday afternoon, Graham and I were booked in to take part in a spot of tank driving and shooting at Armourgeddon based in Leicestershire. We turned up a little early and took the opportunity to have a walk around the site and snapped a couple of pictures… When our time came around, we ‘suitedContinue reading “Don’t Tread on Me!”

Little Italy pt.1

I have been busily playing through this battle whenever I’ve had some free time, and things are certainly hotting up! I’m going to post this battle report in phases due to the nature of Cross Fire, which doesn’t have a turn sequence as such, when a particular side has the initiative they are able toContinue reading “Little Italy pt.1”

Tea for One

Due to life conspiring against my hosting of a monthly game with the Old Guardsman, I thought I’d devote my attention to my ‘Little Italy’ project this time. The scene has been set and below is the map and a list of the forces which the Old Guard will be commanding from afar. I will be giving him a copy of these to make his plan of attack andContinue reading “Tea for One”

Scenes from the Corner of My Room

I don’t have a dedicated ‘games room’ and so instead must adapt with the space I do have to use here at Chez Tinpot. I can set up a 4′ x 4′  table in my front room but it has to be taken apart and stored after use. This will most likely be the mainstay for most gamers and is generally consideredContinue reading “Scenes from the Corner of My Room”

Canada at War

After having received a last-minute text from my good friend Graham, letting me know that he was free for a game on Sunday, I wasted no time in finding a scenario for us to play Crossfire:WWII using my 1/600 scale miniatures. As I mentioned in my previous post, the anniversary of the D-Day landings took place on Thursday, so I was keen toContinue reading “Canada at War”

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