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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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How to Run a Great Convention Game

How to Run a Great Convention Game

I love game conventions. The atmosphere, the excitement, the buzz in the air, the dealers’ room, the flea market, the sights, the sounds, the smells (OK, not the smells so much), and of course, the games. Over the years that I have attended conventions, I have played, run, and observed countless games. Unfortunately, I have […]

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Scratchbuilding Gun Emplacements, Project II

Scratchbuilding Gun Emplacements, Project II

While doing the original gun emplacement, I was working on another gun pit, as well. As I mentioned in Part I of this series, it always helps to do projects like this in pairs so that when one is drying you can work on the other (and if you have extra bits of stuff that […]

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Blacklining Technique

Blacklining Technique

  Among the many possible painting styles, blacklining is the technique where a thin line of dark paint is run between articles of clothing or gear on a miniature in order to make the detail stand out better. This technique has been discussed in other articles but I want to offer my experience to help […]

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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 […]

The Figures Arrive: Parte the Second

The Figures Arrive: Parte the Second

Well, actually before we ordered the figures, I looked around for some skirmish rules for the game. I liked Pete Berry’s Once Upon a Time in the West Country rules for the ECW and saw he had written some for Napoleonic skirmish gaming. Fortunately for me, On Military Matters, a book seller who seems to […]

Getting Into a New Period: Parte the First

Getting Into a New Period: Parte the First

Normally, I am the person who gets drawn into new gaming periods – one look at Bruce Meyer’s beautifully painted Russian Civil War figures and I was hooked! Mark Copplestone’s sculpted figures were too amazing to refuse. WWII in the Pacific was another era Bruce introduced me to. It was a mix of figures and […]

British Columbia Regiment in WWII Gaming

British Columbia Regiment in WWII Gaming

Many of you have history with the British Columbia Regiment. Some of you may even be serving members, as the British Columbia Regiment is an Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment of the Canadian Army Reserve (39th Canadian Brigade Group, 3rd Canadian Division). It is an excellent example of a Canadian Armoured Regiment to model for Flames of […]