Stumbled by chance across this interesting site called 'The Avid Wargamer - Computer Wargaming & Military History'. I highly recommend a visit, there is some really interesting stuff on it. Link
Vulture's Wargaming Blog
A blog about my interest in all things military, wargaming and last but not least my military vehicle adventures.
Wednesday, 22 March 2023
Thursday, 16 March 2023
Battletech - Alphas Strike - Jeff's Battletech Tools
If you are into playing Batteltech Alpha Strike, suggest check out Jeff's Battletech Tools which allows you to configure his improved version (in my opinion) of the AS Cards and also switch between whether the ranges are in inches or hexes. Link
Monday, 6 June 2022
The making of Warhammer 40,000: Rick Priestley on the birth of the sci-fi miniatures behemoth
This article on the making of Warhammer 40k is worth a read. Link
Wednesday, 25 May 2022
Russia, Ukraine, and the West | Frederick Kagan - Podcast
I like many of you have been following the Ukraine crisis. For those interested in understanding the background I highly recommend this JBP Podcast on the topic.
Monday, 1 November 2021
ALIEN - The Nostromo Fan Art
Sunday, 3 October 2021
The Best Tank Games on PC and All Platforms - By History Hit
Worth checking out this Link if you like tank games (mainly on the PC). Link
Tuesday, 14 September 2021
How to Pick Your First Battletech Faction: The Inner Sphere ca. 3025
Found this quite good as a refresher.
Saturday, 4 September 2021
Battletech: 40K Refugees, is the Grass Really Greener?
Sunday, 22 August 2021
Tabletop gaming: The Therapy Of Fighting With Miniature Dragons
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
Reference infos – WW2 German Armour paints and camouflage colours
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
Company of Heroes Review | Should You Play it in 2021 ?
Although this is titled 2019, I think it equally applies to 2021 :)
Quite simply my all time favorite RTS game.
Friday, 15 January 2021
Stranger Shapes - Alien(s) Film Blog
If you are a fan of the Alien series of films then this is a fascinating site to visit with all sports of info and interviews logged that people involved in the film have given - highly recommended ! Link
HQ Tiger II with Cutaway Hull and Turret Walkaround
Miniature Wargaming On-line. A Beginner's Guide
Saturday, 9 January 2021
Saturday, 31 October 2020
Saturday, 6 June 2020
11 Best Dungeons & Dragons Board Games
Find new ways to explore the fantasy world with your party of adventurers in these D&D board games. Link
Command & Conquer Remastered
Command & Conquer has been remastered for the PC. Link
Comment: I must have played hundreds of hours of C&C and Red Alert back in the 90s, so I might just have to get this for old times sake... :)
Sunday, 31 May 2020
13 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Board Games That Are as Gorgeous to Behold as They Are Fun to Play
Here's a link to an interesting article by James Whitbrook about 13 great looking games that are also fun to play. Link
Sunday, 24 May 2020
Soldier’s bedroom has not been touched since he died… in WORLD WAR I
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
How To... Drink Tea in a Tank | The Tank Museum
Comment: An entertaining video, worth a watch :)
Thursday, 7 May 2020
How To Use Math To Crush Your Friends At 'Risk' Like You've Never Done Before
This article is worth a read is you play Risk Link :)
Wednesday, 29 April 2020
10 best train board games to play after Ticket to Ride
Tuesday, 21 April 2020
The bitter taste of victory: why May 1945 was not a time of celebration for everyone
For those interested in WW2 history this article on the BBC History Extra site makes for interesting reading: Link
Friday, 3 April 2020
Thursday, 2 April 2020
7 best print-and-play board games you can download at home
Sunday, 29 March 2020
Exploring Alpha Strike: Commander’s Edition
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
Lock Down In The UK
Wednesday, 18 March 2020
The Guardian - From Jenga to Taboo: The 20 Best Family-Friendly Board Games
Another good article in the press about good boardgames :) Link
Sunday, 15 March 2020
We Are Not An Effective Team...
Comment: A clip from one of my favorite sci-fi films, Oblivion. Lots to enjoy in this film :)
5 Boardgames You Can Make At Home
Comment: Stumbled across this good article called 5 Boardgames You Can Make At Home: Link
Written by Sem Categoria it's worth a read :)
Saturday, 7 March 2020
Team Yankee - Swedish Army Listing & Stats
Friday, 6 March 2020
Inside the Chieftain's Hatch: Panzer IV
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
Picture Of The Week - No 64 - Star Citizen - MISC Hull C
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
'Infamy, Infamy!' At The Vapnartak Wargames Convention In York
Sunday, 16 February 2020
New Blog Header Picture - Picture Of The Week - No 63
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
BEAMSTRIKE RULES & SUPPLEMENTS
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
Titan Terrain NZ
Sunday, 17 March 2019
Sherman Firefly - Track Change
A quite long, but yet interesting video showing the challenges faced in changing the tracks on a WWII Sherman Firefly.
Monday, 25 February 2019
Modern War Institute Podcasts
Saturday, 23 February 2019
Tank Chats #47 King Tiger At The Tank Museum
This is quite an interesting talk.
Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Swedish Strv 103 S-Tank
Sunday, 10 February 2019
'What A Tanker!' At Vapnartak
Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Happy New Year - 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
Operation Lionheart 84
Comment: For those interested in Cold war gaming using rules such as Team Yankee there is a lot to enjoy in this the first of what are 10 videos on U-Tube.
Saturday, 8 December 2018
Swedish Tank - Stridsvagn 74
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
Team Yankee Review
Saturday, 24 November 2018
King Tiger at Militracks 2018
Team Yankee - Musings
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
Beevor on Arnhem - Podcast
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 :)