Author Archive: Michael Koznarsky

rss feed

Night Fighter Ace, Dritter Teil

Night Fighter Ace, Dritter Teil

The saga of the 5th Nachtjäger 5 fighter squadron, based in Berlin, continued last evening via Zoom to combat the ravages of the current Coronavirus apocalypse and to keep us a little closer to the “sane” side of things. All the pilots who were available for actions were now flying the Bf 110/Fa series plane […]

Posted in: Games
Night Fighter Ace, Zweiter Teil

Night Fighter Ace, Zweiter Teil

Last evening the Nachtjäger 5 fighter squadron reentered the night skies over western Europe to defend the Reich against incursions by the RAF’s nighttime bombers. Ufw Murphy was on leave to care for his aged mother and was replaced by a new pilot, Ufw Scott Williams, recently graduated from flight school. [Adjutant: A re-re-review of […]

Posted in: Games
Ship of da Month – September 2020

Ship of da Month – September 2020

By Michael Koznarsky I had the pleasure of giving my daughter away at her wedding over the weekend with the added bonus of getting to babysit my grandson while they go on their honeymoon. It does mean that I will be in Indiana for almost the entire month of September so had to think quick […]

Posted in: Painting
Night Fighter Ace Gaming

Night Fighter Ace Gaming

By Michael Koznarsky Night Fighter Ace is a boardgame by Compass Games that recreates German WWII night fighters intercepting British bombers over the Reich from August 1943 until 1943. It is designed as a solo game but we decided to get as many of our local gamers together to see if we could do this […]

Posted in: Games
Ship of da Month – August 2020

Ship of da Month – August 2020

Continuing to support the “I need to decrease the number of unpainted ships in my collection” I painted up the CSS Gaines in August. I also continued to support the “I need to get more ships even though I haven’t painted everything in my collection” plan of action by buying more Thoroughbred ships this month, […]

Posted in: Painting
Ship of da Month – July 2020

Ship of da Month – July 2020

By Michael Koznarsky My friend, Kevin Smyth, has been a big COVID/Post apocalypse painting inspiration. Earlier this year, I participated in Kevin’s 100 figure/month challenge. While, unfortunately, I failed, only getting 60 figures painted, I GOT 60 FIGURES PAINTED! That figure is traditional 3 times what I paint per month, so I was mighty pleased […]

Posted in: Painting
Panhard 178 Conversion for the Eastern Front

Panhard 178 Conversion for the Eastern Front

In the past year I read George Nipe’s “Last Victory in Russia” and got hooked by the winter war on the east front. The book describes the Soviet Operations Gallop, Star and von Manstein’s “backhand blow”, operations in January-March 1943 following the Soviet encirclement of the 6th Army in Stalingrad. I also found a copy […]

German Propaganda Cameraman Conversion

German Propaganda Cameraman Conversion

A few years ago I bought the DVD 1939 Battle of Westerplatte from Belle and Blade at Historicon in Fredericksburg, VA. The movie is about a garrison of about how 200 Polish soldiers, defending ammunition stores on Westerplatte near Danzig, held out for a week against overwhelming German forces. The movie is well done and […]

Posted in: How To