Holding the Ford – The Second Boer War

I'll freely admit, my wargaming tastes can be pretty focused on playing the modern period. I think it's mainly due to finding large scale battles just dull. Don't get me wrong, they are plenty impressive (I still get a kick out of seeing them all lined up) but it's not particularly interesting to play. I'll … Continue reading Holding the Ford – The Second Boer War

Wargaming Week 27/08/18

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 20th through to the 26th of August. BLOG STUFF This week's post was all about the GRU OPERATIVES currently available from Spectre. I really like this range although the promise of new figures were just the kick I needed to get them finished off. I'm definitely going to plan … Continue reading Wargaming Week 27/08/18

Range Impression: Spectre GRU Spetsnaz

When looking at most people's collections, it's safe to say that Western SOF units make up most of them. However, for players looking for something different to bring to the table, the Russian Spetsnaz provide an elite force with some changes that make them visually and doctrinaly distinct. Spectre currently have a large range of … Continue reading Range Impression: Spectre GRU Spetsnaz

Wargaming Week 20/08/18

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 13th through to the 19th of July. BLOG STUFF This week's post was another part of Building A Force, this time looking at support for Irregular Forces. This articles are really handy on weeks when I'm busier than usual so expect a few more before the end of the … Continue reading Wargaming Week 20/08/18

Spectre Operations: Building A Force – Irregular Support

In the first 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 continue the theme of irregular forces (that we looked in post 3). As with previous parts, this … Continue reading Spectre Operations: Building A Force – Irregular Support

Wargaming Week 13/08/2018

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 6th through to the 12th of August. BLOG STUFF On a roll from the week before, last week's post was taking a look the US Army range from Empress. This is a range that I've been building up as part of a platoon project, ready for larger games and … Continue reading Wargaming Week 13/08/2018

Range Impression: Empress US Army Infantry

When going back to do my Range Impression on the Empress SAS, I found myself delving into the release history of Empress. Which of course reminded me of their second release set, the US Army Infantry. Having just finished the Strykers, now seemed the perfect time to get the last couple of figures finished and … Continue reading Range Impression: Empress US Army Infantry

Wargaming Week 06/08/2018

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 30th of July through to the 5th of August. BLOG STUFF This week's main post was taking a look at Empress's Strykers, in both ICV and MGS versions. These guys have been sat undercoated on to-do list for over a year but I just hadn't got round to doing … Continue reading Wargaming Week 06/08/2018

Impressions: Empress Stryker ICV and MGS

Playing as US force in Ultramodern tabletop wargaming is like being a kid with a box of toys. There are so many options that are available! On one side, you could be rolling around in technicals as SF advisers alongside local troops. Alternatively, you could break out the heavy metal and plonk the Bradleys and … Continue reading Impressions: Empress Stryker ICV and MGS