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David Manley
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Rory McCreadie
This morning I learnt of the death of one of my dear naval wargaming friends, Rory McCreadie. A dedicated age-of-sail gamer as well as an authority on medical practice at sea at those times, Rory had been ill with cancer for a while and was working on a "go...
Rory McCreadie
Rory McCreadie
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Scallop Wars!
Readers in the UK and possibly farther afield will have been aware of a fracas off the Normandy coast between British and French scallop fishermen in an incident described as the "Scallop Wars". Of course this was too good an opportunity to miss for the cre...
Scallop Wars!
Scallop Wars!
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The World's Most Famous Farmhouse (Probably....)
This weekend just gone I was in Belgium to celebrate (some 22 months after the event) my 50th birthday. Laura surprised Father Dad with weekend tickets to the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa, by far and away my favourite motor racing circuit, and we had  a great ...
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More 1/700 Fun
I think I mentioned a while back that I was doing up my 1/700 modern coastal collection for "Bulldogs Away", having found a few unmade models whilst I was renovating my 1/600 WW2 collection. In the last few days I've been building or finishing off a few lar...
More 1/700 Fun
More 1/700 Fun
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Coronado
Lat week I picked up a few plastic kits from the IPMS Thornbury show. My "prize" was a 1/700 model of LCS-4, USS Coronado. I've been after one of these for a while for my modern coastal collection but only found them on Ebay for ridiculous prices so it was ...
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Coronado
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INWarD 2018 - The Baltic
My INWarD game 2018 game took place at the local Berkeley Vale club, where six ab initio naval gamers encountered the chilly wastes of the Baltic in Spring 1943. This was a 1/600 coastal saction, with a German scratch force of S Boats, R Boats and an armed ...
INWarD 2018 - The Baltic
INWarD 2018 - The Baltic
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The Swiss, 15mm DBA
Twenty eight years ago Liz and I went on honeymoon to Murren in the Berner Oberland. One day we went on a steamer trip to Thun where we visited the castle, therein was a lovely display featuring medieval Swiss armies (there was also a floor dedicated to Swi...
The Swiss, 15mm DBA
The Swiss, 15mm DBA
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INWarD 2018
Only 4 weeks to go until INWarD 2018, the International Naval Wargames Day, when naval wargamers around the world join in mortal combat to celebrate the birth of the founder of naval wargaming, Fred Jane. I'm planning to run either a modern or WW2 coastal g...
INWarD 2018
INWarD 2018
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Naval Wargames Weekend, 2018
I spent this last weekend at the 2018 Naval Wargames Weekend. After a price hike for the rooms at the Explosion museum in Gosport forced a move the event has relocated to the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton. The new venue is far larger than the previous o...
Naval Wargames Weekend, 2018
Naval Wargames Weekend, 2018
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That's Neat, That's Neat....
.....That's neat,that's neat, I really love my "Tiger Fleet" :) last week saw me enjoying a few days of R&R, renovating my 1/600 WW2 coastal forces collection. In amongst replacing broken masts, fixing broken gun barrels and basing 40-odd ships and boats th...
That's Neat, That's Neat....
That's Neat, That's Neat....
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