Found this quite good as a refresher.
Tuesday, 14 September 2021
Saturday, 4 September 2021
Sunday, 22 August 2021
Here's an interesting article on the BBC web site that I was made aware of today. I very much agree with many of the contributors to it that wargaming as a hobby is good for your mental health. Link
Saturday, 27 March 2021
Today I stumbled across a very useful site called 'Resources For Scale Modelers'. In particular this page on the site is is very useful if like me you are painting up some WW2 German Armour Link. The fact that he is quoting RAL numbers is useful as well. I notice that Vallejo put the RAL number on some of their paints which is a good cross-check match wise. What I would say is that, notwithstanding that Vallejo are doing that doesn't always means they are a good match ! LOL
Sunday, 21 February 2021
Friday, 15 January 2021
Saturday, 9 January 2021
Saturday, 6 June 2020
Sunday, 31 May 2020
Sunday, 24 May 2020
A First World War soldier's bedroom has lain completely untouched in his former home since he died from injuries 102 years ago.
Dragoons' Second Lieutenant Hubert Rochereau died aged 21 in an English field ambulance after fighting in the village of Loker, Flanders, on 26 April 1918.
His heartbroken parents, initially unable to locate their son's body, said they would turn his bedroom into a permanent shrine to his memory.
Read more on the Daily Mail site: Link
Wednesday, 13 May 2020
Thursday, 7 May 2020
Wednesday, 29 April 2020
Tuesday, 21 April 2020
Friday, 3 April 2020
Thursday, 2 April 2020
Sunday, 29 March 2020
I've played several games using this mass combat system and quite enjoyed them, The biggest advantage being that you just field so many more mechs on the table at the same time. A 12 mech aside game using the Classic Battletech rules is a really significant game. With AS, the game would be finished in a couple of hours max. I'm not saying that AS is better, it's just different. If you haven't tried it, I would encourage you to do so.
Thursday, 26 March 2020
Wednesday, 18 March 2020
Sunday, 15 March 2020
Saturday, 7 March 2020
Friday, 6 March 2020
Comment: Highly recommended watching for those interested in WW2 tanks. Love all the stuff that The Chieftain does, it's the exactly the kind of job I would love to do ! :)
Saturday, 22 February 2020
Commentary: Often called the most common ship in the (Start Citizen) galaxy, the Hull C is the most-produced of the range and is considered by many to be the most versatile. Intended to hit the ‘sweet spot’ between the smaller single-person transports and the massive super-freighters that make up the rest of the range, the Hull C offers the expansive modularity of the larger ships while still retaining a modicum of the maneuverability allowed the low end of the range.
Friday, 21 February 2020
Sunday, 16 February 2020
This picture speaks to me... It encapsulates beautifully my interests; wargaming, sci-fi, military vehicles, great artwork, simply love it. Not sure of the original author, whoever he is, I hope he doesn't mind me using it :)-
Saturday, 15 February 2020
Sadly with the demise of the Yahoo groups and the disappearance of the wed page that the author Neil Copper used to have, it is now difficult to locate all the supplements that were created. I have decided to remedy that by uploading all the Beamstrike files into dropbox so they are downloadable :)
#1 Core Rules - version 1.22 - author Neil Cooper.
#2 Quick Reference Sheet - version 1-2
#3 Alien Supplement - version 1.2 - authors Neil Cooper and Din Clarke,.
#4 Imperial Era Supplement No 1 - author Neil Cooper.
#5 Star Wars Conversion - author Neil Cooper.
#6 Urban War (draft version) - author Neil Cooper.
#7 Counters & Templates.
#8 Turn Monitor Sheet.
#9 Army Record Sheet.
#10 Visual Record 1.
If you are looking for an alternative set of 15mm Sci-Fi rules, Fubar Sci-Fi Expanded are worth a try, they are currently my rule set of choice.
Wednesday, 27 March 2019
Sunday, 17 March 2019
Monday, 25 February 2019
Saturday, 23 February 2019
Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Sunday, 10 February 2019
Tuesday, 1 January 2019
One my new year resolutions is to try and do more blog postings this year, we shall have to see if I achieve that !
Something for sci-fi fans, check out this great sci-fi artwork I stumbled across on the net :) Fantastic stuff, makes me feel like digging out my 15mm sci-fi armies for a battle :)
Monday, 31 December 2018
Saturday, 8 December 2018
This a great bit of vid of one in a military museum collection. (Link here in case the U-Tube vid doesn't embed properly)
Sunday, 25 November 2018
Saturday, 24 November 2018
Well I've been lazy and haven't posted must this year but I've still been getting plenty gaming in. Of recent as I mentioned in my posting on 29th September I've been sucked into playing Flames of War Team Yankee with the rest of my group. I've been and invested in some Swedish tanks from Minifigs. There is a real shortage of Swedish unique vehicles so I'm having to substitute a few other suitable types instead. I've contacted Butlers Miniatures to see if he can produce any, but he seems to have a huge wish list of other vehicles to worth through at the moment.
Anyway here are a few photos from recent games since I last posted :)
Sunday, 30 September 2018
I've taken to listening the BBC History Extra podcasts whilst I'm out walking my hound on an evening. I found this one very interesting: https://www.historyextra.com/period/second-world-war/beevor-on-arnhem/ about the battle for Arnhem in WW2 - highly recommended :)
Saturday, 29 September 2018
In the meantime, here are some pictures I took over the last two games that were played.