Historical Information

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 […]

HMGS Legion of Honor and the Scruby Award

HMGS Legion of Honor and the Scruby Award

In 1989, Historical Miniature Gaming Society (HMGS) members created the Legion of Honor, an organization that recognized contributing individuals to the hobby of historical miniature wargaming. Since that time, the Legion of Honor has added members in an ad-hoc fashion until 1995, where a large batch were inducted. Since then, it has inducted two members […]

Western Theater Civil War Battlefields, Year 2

Western Theater Civil War Battlefields, Year 2

Following the first summer I spent at Fort Knox, KY, my wife decided that I would go again for the second year in a row. Yay. To be fair, the worst part about this was the 15+ hour drive from Colorado to Kentucky. There were some significant advantages to the summer work at Knox – […]

Western Theater Civil War Battlefields, Year 1

Western Theater Civil War Battlefields, Year 1

During summer of 2015, I was posted to Fort Knox for manning assistance to assess the medical standing of incoming Army Cadets. For anyone happening to drive by, you can see the bank depository building, prominent in the movie Goldfinger (and, yes, I had to watch it while there, as a nod to the film), […]

PAINTING WAR – Napoleonic French Army (Season 1, Issue 2)

PAINTING WAR – Napoleonic French Army (Season 1, Issue 2)

For those who have read the inaugural issue of Painting War, the likely question being asked is if this issue is merely a repetition of the first. The easy answer is an emphatic NO – if anything this magazine exceeded my expectations and, as good as the first was, the publishers have found a way […]

Magazine: PAINTING WAR – WWII German Army (Season 1, Issue 1)

Magazine: PAINTING WAR – WWII German Army (Season 1, Issue 1)

This magazine may have been out for a bit. However, it only came to the notice of my friends and I at our local gaming convention, Enfilade. The magazine is a production out of Spain (www.breakingwar.com) and is exceptionally professionally done – full color, 74 pages and chock full of painting tips for all skill levels. […]

Rules, Rules, Rules – Parte the Fourth

Rules, Rules, Rules – Parte the Fourth

Compared to everything else – researching the figures, cleaning/painting the figures and making lots of neat extras – the search for a good rules set to support skirmish gaming was the most challenging part of the entire project. Bruce Meyer and I looked at many different rules sets that likely work very well for the […]

Painting Napoleonic Figures: Parte the Third

Painting Napoleonic Figures: Parte the Third

Once all the figures I had been cleaned and based, it was time to start painting. I started off with small, easy steps first – I pulled out the Russian civilians first because I figured any colors I used would be reasonable. I had purchased three units of six figures and painted one in a […]