Sunday, September 29, 2002

Thursday, September 26, 2002

"Blackhawk Down" in Russia

A "Blackhawk Down" style scenario occured today in Russia as a Mi-24 Hind was shot down by Chechan rebels who proceded to ambush a Russian armored column. This increases tensions between Russia and Georgia, where the Chechans may have been based, and could result in Russia military action in Georgia.

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

ShamBattle and Little Wars

Frontberichten has information on two classic wargaming rule sets, ShamBattle and H.G. Wells' Little Wars.

Roly's Wargames Cabinet

Roly's Wargames Cabinet includes a lot of really nice photographs of Napoleonic and Seven Years War troops.

Al Qaeda Training Tape Assessment

The Strategy Page is running an interesting Military Assessement of the Al Qaeda Training Tapes.

Tuesday, September 24, 2002

Friday, September 20, 2002

Afghanistan Resources

The History Department of West Point has a great Afghanistan Resource Home Page, including the PDFs of the widely-referenced books The Bear Went over the Mountain and the Other Side of the Mountain at Soviet-Afghan War Primary Sources.

Thursday, September 19, 2002

Afghanistan and Middle East Satellite Imagery

Telemorphic, Inc. has low-resolution topographical data and high-resolution satellite imagery of Middle East and Afghanistan.

Wednesday, September 18, 2002

Modern Chinese Information

You can find interesting information on Chinese equipment and organization at Chinese Defense Today, PLA Information and Analysis Forum, and China

Monday, September 16, 2002

Zulu Kraal References

Check out Zulu Culture and Traditions: the Umuzi (Kraal) for photos and details of Zulu kraal layout.

Thursday, September 12, 2002

Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Minature Hobby Guides

The Little Brush Miniatures Gallery has a few interesting guides, not just to painting figures but also taking pictures and selling them on eBay.

Tuesday, September 10, 2002

OEF Gallery Moved

The Operation: Enduring Freedom Gallery had to move to a new location due to the high amount of bandwidth being used. You can find it at its new location,

Napoleonic Mass Grave

According to CNN, a mass grave of Napoleon's soldiers has been uncovered in Lithuania.

Sunday, September 8, 2002

Rorke's Drift

If you're interested in Colonials, looks like a great resource for Rorke's Drift, topic of the great war movie Zulu.

Saturday, September 7, 2002

eBay Auctions

I'm currently running a number of auctions on eBay right now. There are two nicely painted 20 man units of Wargames Foundry Indian Mutiny Highlanders, plus unpainted 25mm Eureka Planet of the Apes figs, 15mm Starship Troopers bugs, and WEG 25mm Star Wars figs. There are also several RPG items, including the rare LUG Dune RPG.

My Miniatures Gallery Updated

I've added photographs to my miniatures gallery, look under Super Heroes for Four Color Figures Superfigs and Modern Middle East for Yom Kippur War micro armor.

Where to Buy and Sell Figures

The figuretrades Yahoo Group is a resource to assist figure sellers and buyers.

Friday, September 6, 2002

Operation Enduring Freedom Photo Gallery

If you're looking for current pictures of the world's soldiers in Afghanistan, visit the Operationn Enduring Freedom Photo Gallery.

New SOTCW Site

The Society of Twentieth Century Wargiaming has a new website and domain,

Thursday, September 5, 2002

Don Featherstone Heart Attack

Don Featherstone apparently suffered a serious heart attack recently. I've included the messages I received.

Wednesday, September 4, 2002

A Toy With Potential

Check out Stikfas, a new lego-like action figure from Singapore.

Tuesday, September 3, 2002

World Military Information has a lot of interesting information, including a nice World Military Guide.

Sunday, September 1, 2002

Great Terrain Tips Online

I'm not a big Games Workshop fan, but they do have great terrain tips up at their Warhammer Skirmish Hobby Projects page.