Monday, 26 October 2009

Interesting Links

At the centre of time
Without it international travel would be in turmoil and calling friends in faraway places at the right time impossible. Exactly 125 years after the Greenwich Meridian line was drawn, how and why did Britain become the centre of time? Link
Sci-Fi Art Blog and Pictures.
Some the pictures you can find on these sites are amazing.
Sci-Fi Meshes
Concept Ships

Sunday, 25 October 2009

HMS E18 Found

The wreck of a British naval submarine lost for more than 90 years has been found in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Estonia. HMS E18 - with its complement of three officers and 28 ratings - went out on patrol in May 1916 and was never seen again. Link

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Alien Assault Released (PC Game like Space Hulk)

Guys, this is well worth checking out. The game is called Alien Assault, and to all intents is Space Hulk (renamed due to copyright issues). You can download it here.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Quiz - 7 Questions On British Battles

Check out this Quiz on the BBC web site on British Battles. I was totally rubbish ! Can you beat my score of 1 out of 7 ? :) Link

Monday, 19 October 2009

Bargain Box Of Figures

A few weeks back there was a Model Railway exhibition down the road in Ramsey, and my son and I dropped in for a look around. Whilst browsing one of the dozen stalls there we came across a lady selling all sorts of things including a box of old 25mm figures for £ 5. Always on the look for a bargain I picked it, and on getting home and counting the contents found it contained 3 cavalry pieces and 63 infantry! All fantasy pieces of varying vintages. Spent the last month basing them up so my son can play small battles with them :)

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Sea gives up secrets to experts

This is a totally fascinating story about Pavlopetri - the world's oldest submerged town. Link.

Friday, 16 October 2009

The Serving Soldier

This quite interesting. There is a selection of images from The Serving Soldier – for the first time providing online access to unique original documents and photographs held by the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives at King's College London. Link

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Alien Sunset

Nothing really to do with wargaming as such, but this sunset so impressed me last night I felt inspired to share it with you. Taken from the upstairs of our house looking west, over towards Warboys airfield. Simply fabulous :)

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Royal Oak Battleship

Royal Oak Sunk. A dark chapter of war remembered. It was one of the darkest days in the history of the Royal Navy. The WWII conflict was only a few weeks olds when, in the early hours of Saturday 14 October, 1939, the battleship Royal Oak was torpedoed by a German U-boat at its base at Scapa Flow in Orkney. Link

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Space Hulk - The Novel by Gav Thorpe

Space Hulk - The Novel by Gav Thorpe. Picked up a copy last week in the Peterborough Games Workshop. The action is totally contained within a Hulk and follows two squads as they cleanse the opposition. Although a fan of Space Hulk for years I must confess I haven't been familiar with a lot of the 'fluff' surrounding Blood Angel Terminators; for instance the fact that a Terminator is over 8 foot tall was a surprise to me. What I did love in the novel was the constant references to each other as 'brother' to 'the Angel' and to what are almost prayers the Characters keep coming out with during the action, such as:
"Praise to the Angel for he shall guide my aim".
"In the Angel's eyes we shall know victory"
Not a long book, and I finished it quite quickly, but a good read all the same for fans of Space Hulk, and very reasonably priced at only £ 3.00.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Video Of WW2 German Stug III Recovered In Russia

This video shows the quite amazing condition of a Stug III they pulled out of a swamp. I would just love to have one of these parked on my drive at home !! :)


Monday, 5 October 2009

50,000 Webshot Viewings & Wings Of War

Bit of a minor milestone to report here, my webshots photo album has now had over 50,000 viewings in three years. Aside from that life splutters along, the weekly grind of having to go to work to pay the bills getting in the way of important activities such as figure painting and gaming in general ! LOL
Bought myself 4 more of the Wings Of War Miniatures, to complement the four I all ready had. Ordered them from a company called Infinity Games, who very efficiently dispatched them the next day. Here's a couple of photos...

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Friday, 2 October 2009

Battle Of The Bulge Slideshow

This slide show about the Battle of the Bulge slideshow is worth looking at. Link

Thursday, 1 October 2009

The BIG Bang

Okay, this looks like an excellent toy to have in your collection :)