Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Minor Minifigs S Range Mystery - One Piece Crimean War Cavalry Figures

John has sent me these pictures of some one piece casting cavalry figures he has acquired recently. A small mystery, as the S Range cavalry I have seen for this range (including the heavy dragoon) have riders cast separately from horses. I have had an example of the Scots Grey myself for some time, though my figure is missing his sword arm. I haven't found any reference to these one piece castings in any catalogue or listing - can anyone shed any light on this?

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Wargamer of the Month: Professor Gerard De Gre, from Wargamer's Newsletter 85 April 1969

The War of the Bombar Succession Part 4: The Siege of Bombar - 1752 by Neil Cogswell, Wargamer's newsletter 84 March 1969

I am glad to resume posting of the classic War of Bombar Succession articles by Neil Cogswell from Wargamer's Newsletter.

For previous posts I had scanned the articles through optical character recognition software and then undertaken quite a bit of editing, as the quality of reproduction of the earlier articles were low. This was very time consuming, and I have changed my main computer since then and do not have this facility on the printer/scanner attached to it. The quality of reproduction improved in the later Wargamer's Newsletters so I have gone with simply adding scans of the originals to this post.

Hopefully this approach will also mean that I will be able to complete posting the series much more quickly. If you have been waiting for the later instalments in this series, thanks for your patience.

This particular article may also be of interest to those of you who have been following the recent theme on sieges.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Terry Wise: Buildings for Wargames: Conversions from Airfix Service Station and Booking Hall: Airfix magazine Jan and Apr 1973

Two more articles from the series. The two Airfix Trackside buildings used (Petrol Station and Booking Hall) are both readily available from Dapol

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Terry Wise: Buildings for Wargames: American Civil War buildings from Airfix Magazine December 1973

Another of Terry Wise's buildings for wargames articles from Airfix Magazine. The back numbers box on p2 has a useful summary of the others in this series.

Usborne Battlegame book 5 Fighting Ships

I am indebted to Conrad Kinch for pointing out the existence of a fifth Usborne Battlegames book, Fighting Ships. There is also some further information on these books here.