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Tim Gow
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Barely broken Bronco
Back to the pile of dusty plastic now.  The latest to emerge is this OV-10 Bronco.  A distinctive design, it was developed for counter-insurgency use and widely employed in Vietnam.  US (Navy, Marine and Air Force) Broncos have been retired but I gather som...

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Awfully Amateurish Agincourt
I had been gently pondering this game since a chance acquisition of some old Britains Deetail knights about three years ago.  Arguably it goes back to my visit to the Agincourt battlefield in 2010, so it might be said that this game has been seven years in ...

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A brace of Hinds
You'll remember the Esci and Airfix Mi-24 kits I was knocking together before Christmas?  I actually finished them a few weeks ago but the first opportunity to photograph them outside only arose a couple of days ago. They seem to have turned out quite well....

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Hillman
 This was a WW2 game run by Martin a couple of weeks ago using 15mm toys and a version of John's 'Battlegroup' rules. Apparently Martin had been planning this game for around 17 years, partly inspired by a visit.  I visited the site in 2005 and I can well u...

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Games played in 2016
As with previous years this list shows a pleasing variety of periods and game styles,  Even the toy soldier games involved at least eight different scales! Sadly the list is incomplete as towards the end of the year my updates became less frequent. The guns...

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Great War Trenches - Belgium 2016
I was doing a bit of tidying up on the blog recently and realised that I hadn't posted these photos from my trip to Belgium last February.  Taken at the Passchendaele Memorial Museum at Zonnebeke, they show some of the replica trenches and dugouts which hav...

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Another hurried Hind.
You'll remember the Esci Mi-24 which I was definitely going to finish last month?  Right.  Regular readers will not be at all surprised to learn that I was distracted by other matters.  One such was another Hind kit, this time the Airfix version which I pic...

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Even more storage solutions
 I have mentioned in the past my acquisition of more than a few of the Really Useful Boxes.  These are stackable plastic crates with lids which lock on.  A few months ago I decided to rationalise the storage of my 25mm pointy-stick armies as despite being a...

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Misiche 244AD
We played this scenario back in March 2015 but, in need of a game for last Wednesday I sorted out the toys again and assembled an elite team of players.  Well some players anyway. On the least we have the Sassanids under Shapur I and played by Russell and N...

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Sheffield Wargames Society - games day 2016
As usual, SWS held a longer (from 12 noon) meeting on the Wednesday between Christmas and New Year.  A free buffet meal was provided for members.  Around 20 of us showed up. This time in addition to the games a terrain auction was held to rid the club of so...
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