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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Arise Ye Wretched of the Earth

Arise Ye Wretched of the Earth

After completing the Bokkenrijder project that had been several years in the waiting, I was very excited to put on a game. The scenario is set in the mid to late 1600s in the United Provinces along the coast by the North Sea. The Dutch players have been given a local force of civilians and […]

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Jetsam and Flotsam of War – Parte the Fifth

Jetsam and Flotsam of War – Parte the Fifth

I really do find that doing research in preparation for painting as much fun as painting. I find painting a relaxing and fun way to spend the evening after the kiddies go to bed – and – in the end, I have something cool to show for my efforts. It is a win-win situation in […]

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BOKKENRIJDERS

BOKKENRIJDERS

I am really pressed for time at home. Anyone with a full time job and a family with young children understands the time requirements this involves. I am using this excuse to explain how I missed a very cool Wargames Illustrated article (Issue 314, Nov 2013) on Bokkenrijders – for the obscure few of us […]

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Destruction of the French Mobile Group 100 – Vietnam

Destruction of the French Mobile Group 100 – Vietnam

Bill Cainan, former Regimental Historian of the Regimental Welsh, ran an amazing Indochina game at the Penarth show recently using home-grown rules. The game was played on a 25ft by 6ft table and represented the initial stages of the destruction of the French Mobile Group 100. The Group has driven into an ambush. The leading […]

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