Raiders of the Deep – COMING ATTRACTIONS!

Raiders of the Deep – COMING ATTRACTIONS!

On Friday 20 November 2020, after much delay and procrastination, Leutnants zur See Dale Mickel, Michael Koznarsky and Mark Waddington traveled back to August 1914 and the U-boot flotte of the Imperial German Navy using Compass Games’ Raiders of the Deep by Ian B. Cooper. Play of the game was supplemented by one of the […]

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Night Fighter Ace – General Recap

Night Fighter Ace – General Recap

The Gig Harbor Irregulars have continued to support social distancing and responsible gaming by playing Night Fighter Ace by Compass Games via Vassal and Zoom. The squadron had assembled over the past three weeks to fly more sorties in the late winter/early spring of 1944 against worsening odds – the British have been more successful […]

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Big Shippa da Month Collection

Big Shippa da Month Collection

I am outright stealing photos from friends who are participating in Kevin’s Shippa da Month Challenge to show off what other people are doing. Scott Abbot is another fan of anything Civil War related – he is an amazing painter and scratch builder. I particularly love the detail he put into the decks of the […]

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Shippa da Month Club – October and November 2020

Shippa da Month Club – October and November 2020

Kevin Smyth has been an incredible mover and shaker during the COVID crisis, working to keep everyone’s spirits up by posting pictures of his prodigious painting projects, encouraging others to keep painting with his 100 figure challenge and the “Shippa da Month Club” project. These ships are my contribution to supporting his self-imposed challenge and […]

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Night Fighter Ace, Mission Evening 6

Night Fighter Ace, Mission Evening 6

The crisp winter night air slowly gave way to the renewal of spring as the 6th night of gaming operations took the squadron from February 1944 to mid-March 1944. All the pilots now had built up enough experience to buy special skills to enhance their ability to intercept and take down the bombers invading the […]

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The First Battle of Gig Harbor

The First Battle of Gig Harbor

The idea for this battle began back in March 2020 when part of my family was driving past a small open area on a “Blue Star Memorial Highway” near the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and saw War Memorial Park. My 17yo daughter asked what the park was and my wife teased her, saying it commemorated a […]

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Night Fighter Ace, Week 5

Night Fighter Ace, Week 5

After taking a week off while my wife and I headed to the east coast on vacation (the goal was to view the fall foliage that just happened to be near American Civil War battlefields…  ) the I/NJG 5 again were ready to fly night missions against RAF bombers. All five squadron members were available […]

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WATERLOO GAMES

WATERLOO GAMES

Waterloo Games is the new brick and mortar gaming shop in Mechanicsville, VA. Proprietor Rob Eubanks supports all sorts of gaming, from historical to science fiction to fantasy gaming. I am not trying to be a “shill”, however, in this time of the COVID apocalypse and tales of struggling/failing/closing businesses, it is nice to see a success story and […]

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