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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 […]

Fixing Resin Models With a Hot Water Trick

Fixing Resin Models With a Hot Water Trick

Resin is the new metal for many reasons: it costs less than metal to cast and is lighter and cheaper to ship. Occasionally, resin parts appear slightly bent or warped, and when that happened with metal, those misshapen or bent parts were simply pushed back into place. Pushing resin that is out of shape will […]

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Lead into Gold – Accounting, not Alchemy

Lead into Gold – Accounting, not Alchemy

This article is reprinted, with permission, from the Enfilade 2010 Yearbook and was written by an author who wished to remain anonymous. The information presented is very enlightening and provides some insight into the accounting related to miniature figure lines.  I have been in the business of manufacturing toys for wargamers for just under a […]

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Building a Type 4 Ho-Ro, Part II

Building a Type 4 Ho-Ro, Part II

Type 4 Ho-Ro   The gun was a challenge to make look appropriate for this vehicle. The Ho-Ro’s gun was based on the German sIG33 150mm gun. Now, I can do straight and angled construction fairly well – curved pieces just plain drive me crazy. So, I purchased a sIG33 sculpted by Mike Broadbent and […]

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How To Use Those Machine Guns?

How To Use Those Machine Guns?

I tend to break down WW2 machine guns used by infantry into four categories, which are: Automatic Rifle – Section weapon, limited magazine, no spare barrel capability (ex. BAR, FG42) Light Machine Gun – Section or platoon weapon, larger magazines but with quick change barrels and bipod mounted (ex. Bren, Type 96, Hotchkiss 1922, Russian […]