Thursday 30 July 2009
Tuesday 28 July 2009
Monday 27 July 2009
Sunday 26 July 2009
Saturday 25 July 2009
Friday 24 July 2009
In the meantime, and as a minor diversion, I dragged out the 1/2400 Tumbling Dice ACW naval stuff I have..................hmmmmmmmmm..;-)
So the Robots will be put to one side for the moment and the extra 2mm stuff ordered so that the original OGRE project can be tackled first. I would not describe this as a U turn in any way shape or form from the original intention - more like an ever so minor adjustment to the plan..........;-)
Wednesday 22 July 2009
Tuesday 21 July 2009
Monday 20 July 2009
The next nautical adventure will be delayed somewhat as I will be gap filling with a mini project before starting on the Balkan Wars armies. It will be completely different to anything thus far and has come about as a result of unearthing some late 80's castings whilst reorganising my office at home.
More on this mysterious project later.
Saturday 18 July 2009
The second title is 'The Encyclopedia of Modern Warplanes' ans was published in 1995 with the well known aviation expert Bill Gunston as the editor. Basically the book has the specifications of around 250 aircraft in service with the world's air forces at that time. It makes a good companion to the title above and the pair of them came to the mind-boggling sum of £1.50!
All in all then it was not a bad day out but it has given me much to think about. Do I really need to start yet another project? I tend to think of air games in the same terms as naval - you don't need a lot of stuff for a good game so they are fairly cheap to set up in 1/300th or 1/600th...................oh dear, I think I need to lie down, my wallet is groaning under the potential impact!
Thursday 16 July 2009
The models look very nice and the Novik class DDs look huge and will certainly cause the Turks some problems. Historically they had no answer to them and even with the addition of the RN requisitioned Talisman class they will still be up against it.
My reading of the naval conflict in the Black Sea during WW1 has thus far been limited but there is plenty to provide inspiration for scenarios that are small enough to be easily gameable - both on a club night or as a solo exercise.
Tuesday 14 July 2009
Monday 13 July 2009
Friday 10 July 2009
Thursday 9 July 2009
Wednesday 8 July 2009
The 3% mentioned equates to a few more ships needed for completeness. The Greeks will need 6 German built 120 ton torpedo boats, the Bulgarians need a torpedo gunboat whilst the Turks need a class of 8 French built gunboats. These will be small but having gone as far as I have it would be churlish to ignore them!
I shall post further on this project in due course and it will be set up on the blog under a separate heading.
Tuesday 7 July 2009
Monday 6 July 2009
Sunday 5 July 2009
Thursday 2 July 2009
I need to push on with both these navies new additions as I am itching to start on the Black Sea Russians - they have some really nice ships and the Navwar castings are very nice indeed. The Bogatyr class cruiser is one of the nicest models I have seen in 1/3000.