Impressions: AM General HUMVEE Enthusiasts’ Manual

In a complete reversal to my previous vehicle-based project, I decided to pick up my reference material at the start of the project rather than just as it was coming to an end. Osprey does produce a New Vanguard on the Humvee series written by Steven J Zaloga. However, it's a little outdated now thanks … Continue reading Impressions: AM General HUMVEE Enthusiasts’ Manual

Wargaming Week 25/06/2018

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 18th through to the 24th of June. BLOG STUFF This week was another Building A Force article, looking this time at the Irregular Forces. It's been 5 months since the last part so I'm planning to speed up the rate of these posts - they are quite handy … Continue reading Wargaming Week 25/06/2018

Spectre Operations: Building A Force – Irregular Forces

In the last two posts in this series, we took a look at the basics of building a force, with posts looking at both task specific teams for infantry and the basics of vehicle use. In this part, we're going to be taking a look at some of the points relating to more irregular groups. … Continue reading Spectre Operations: Building A Force – Irregular Forces

Wargaming Week 18/06/2018

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, a weekly look at what I've got up to over the last 7 days in the hobby, covering the 11th through to the 17th of June. BLOG STUFF It's Humvee time! The start of a new project needs a big post and this initial impressions piece certainly fit the bill … Continue reading Wargaming Week 18/06/2018

Project Humvee – Initial Impressions

You know, after the 9 posts that was Project Technical, I think it's safe to say that pickup trucks with guns mounted on them are pretty great. On the other hand, there is something to be said for a vehicle that is actually designed to carry a group of infantry over rough terrain while carrying … Continue reading Project Humvee – Initial Impressions

Wargaming Week 11/06/2018

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 4th through to the 10th of June. BLOG STUFF Last week's post was looking at Empress characterful Mercs, getting them ready for the tabletop. Expect to see these guys backing up my other mercs when things get really hairy. As you may have seen in Friday's post, I've … Continue reading Wargaming Week 11/06/2018

Empress Mercenaries Pack 1

Although most modern wargamers take inspiration from current events, it's fair to say it's not the sole jumping off point. Games, TV, books and film all play a part in whetting the appetite for wargaming. Empress have noticed this and decided to give us a group of four mercenaries inspired by a certain group of … Continue reading Empress Mercenaries Pack 1

Wargaming Week 04/06/2018

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 28th of May through to the 3rd of June. BLOG STUFF This week's post was the last post in Project Technical, taking a look at the anti-aircraft options in the Technical range. It's been a great time finishing all these vehicles and building up the collection. The next step is … Continue reading Wargaming Week 04/06/2018

Technicals – High Speed, High Calibre

One of the more interesting systems you'll see on technicals is the use of anti-aircraft guns. Requiring a bit more engineering work than a simple PKM or a HMG (unless you want to flip your vehicle) these AAA guns are pretty useful to an irregular force seeing as they are able to easily engage a … Continue reading Technicals – High Speed, High Calibre