Wednesday, July 31, 2002

West Wind German Archaeologists

If you can't find a picture of this pack, I just finished painting mine and put up a quick shot below.

Tuesday, July 30, 2002

West Wind Figures

Check out the Gothic Horror figures from West Wind Productions. I hadn't paid much attention to these figures, but I saw them painted at Historicon and was thoroughly impressed. Many of them would fit into non-fantasy play as well. I bought the brand new German Archaelogists pack for Darkest Africa play. The Superfigs super hero miniatures are also quite nice.

6mm ECW at 1:1 Figure Scale

Check out the news for July 17th on Baccus 6mm. A guy in England is building 6mm English Civil War figures at 1:1 figure scale.

Correlates of War Project

The COW: Correlates of War Project homepage is an interesting site which contains data regarding the "conditions associated with the outbreak of war."

Monday, July 29, 2002

Tuesday, July 23, 2002

Great New 15mm Greeks

Xyston is a great new range of historical Greeks and 1/600 Greek ships. They're not available yet, but apparently soon.

New Wargames Foundry Site

Wargames Foundry is working on a new website design, which includes the new Compendium deals.

Friday, July 19, 2002

Updated Photo Gallery

I updated my photo gallery to include new Colonial pictures of HLBS Shutztruppe, Wargames Foundry Masai, and 15mm Zulu War figures, plus some Russian armor in Afghanistan.

Thursday, July 18, 2002

Generic Hex Maps

I sometimes need a nice blank hex map, and Generic Wargame Maps has one, as well as several pre-printed hex maps.

Wednesday, July 17, 2002

The Arab-Israeli Wars

Chaim Herzog has been involved in every major Arab-Israeli conflict since joining the Haganah as a teenager in the '30s. This book is a high-level overview of each stage of conflict starting with the War of Independance in 1948.

Updated Photo Gallery

I've added Lebanon '82 IDF and PLO and some Colonial figures to my miniatures gallery.

Miniature Photography Tips

Great Models has a weekly newsletter which recently has had tips on photographing miniatures and using computer editing tools. is a site devoted to both board and miniature wargaming.

PBS's Nova "Medieval Siege"

I saw Nova's Medieval Siege show last night. This was very interesting. An American and a Frenchman led in the construction of two different medieval trebuchets and launched them against a replica castle wall. The resulting damage from a single hit was quite impressive, with both designs punching holes through five feet of solid stone and mortar wall with a single blow. Definitely watch this if you get a chance.

Monday, July 15, 2002

Piquet at Historicon

If you're attending Historicon and looking to play some Piquet, there will be a number of pick-up games run by experienced players. Look for a schedule and sign-up sheet at the Piquet vendor booth.

World Camouflage

Looking for different types of camouflage to paint your miniatures? Check out World Camouflage for pictures of many different types.

Sunday, July 14, 2002

The Defense of Hill 781: An Allegory of Modern Mechanized Combat

The Defense of Hill 781 is a 1998 book in the same vein as the 1905 classic The Defense of Duffer's Drift by Swinton. While Duffer's Drift concentrated on small unit tactics, however, Hill 781 uses an '80's US reinforced mechanized infantry battalion. There are six different vignettes given in Hill 781, with a concentration on modern combined arms tactics. The book is on the US Marine Corps Commandant's reading list.