Wednesday 26 September 2012

Simply wonderful - portable gladiators

This is based on an idea in an article in Military Modelling from 1973, put into practice by Ian Hayward when he was 12. Which makes it just about bang on for Vintage Wargaming.

A nod to Harry over at Parum Pugna for unearthing this gem. I've reposted here as some of you may not be visitors at Harry's blog - if not, I do recommend it, again. And just call me Tango 002.

You can go direct to Ian Hayward's page for this project by following this link.

Monday 17 September 2012

Callan on the Wireless

BBC Radio 4 Extra are broadcasting a new radio adaptation of Red File for Callan by James Mitchell, read by Ben Miles. For UK listeners at least the first episode is available on the BBC iPlayer here

Saturday 1 September 2012

Nice surprise in the post 2

An interesting A4 envelope from Rob Young at Garrison popped through the letter box today. After 40 years' gap Rob has decided it is time for a second edition of the Garrison Journal. Officially the first one was the Greenwood & Ball Journal, edited by Charles Grant and published in the Summer of 1972. I did think I had previously posted about this original publication, but if so I haven't found it (so another post later...)

Rob's new effort contains some history of the ranges, old advertisements, and his battle report for Cunaxa 401BC. It looks like he intends this for limited circulation only - if he decides to make it more widely available I will add the details to this post.

Either way, it is very welcome. Up with this sort of thing! Careful now!