Friday, August 30, 2002

100 miniatures in 10 hours?

Can deanoware paint 100 28mm figures in 10 hours? Watch and find out.

Solo Wargaming Links

There are a great number of Solo Wargaming links available on Baron Vega's Solo Wargaming Page.

Mechwarrior Table

Further updates and lots of detailed pictuces of the Mechwarrior/Battletech table I linked to recently.

20mm WW2, Vietnam and Moderns

The Basement has a great variety of 20mm figures and vehicles painted up and photographed.

Thursday, August 29, 2002

The War Factory

The War Factory has a great number of terrain tips and wonderfully photographed terrain and figures.

Wednesday, August 28, 2002

6mm Modelling and Crossfire

IanH's Wargame Pages has a great number of tips for 6mm modelling as well as playing Crossfire.

Modern Skirmish Wargaming

Earthquake's Skirmish Pages is a great modern resource. It has many pictures of modern ranges such as Brittania's Somalia range, Baker Company Vietnam, and more, as well as other resources such as rules reviews.

Tuesday, August 27, 2002

Checking on Mail Order Companies

In addition to the Consumer Affairs message board at TMP, check out the minidealerdiscussion yahoo group.

Trees and Tree Material has a number of interesting large scale trees and tree material. A little pricey at regular prices, they're currently running a 30% off sale that makes them more appealing.

Saturday, August 24, 2002

Men Under Fire

I played a game tonight of Frank Chadwick's playtest Men Under Fire rules. It was WW2 Western Front, Operation Cobra. I thought the rules played pretty well, although from the title's similarity to "Men On Film," I couldn't get the images of Blaine and Antoine out of my head! ;-) Read on for a quick review.

Friday, August 23, 2002

Painted Gallery

TWFigurines has some really nice pictures of painted Foundry Cowboys and Celtos figures.

Thursday, August 22, 2002

Wednesday, August 21, 2002

Trees and Civilian Vehicles

Howard Models has civilian vehicles in a number of scales, as well as some nice trees, especially the canopy trees.

Tuesday, August 20, 2002

Electric Armor Defeats RPGs

From the Washington Times, British researchers are apparently using electrically charged armor on light vehicles to defeat the shaped charge of the RPG.

Monday, August 19, 2002

Military Icon Composer

If you are looking for tactical symbols for your maps or unit labels, check out the Microdem Military Icon Composer.

Sunday, August 18, 2002


Spearhead: France 1944 has a number of detailed (not Spearhead-specific) TO&E for the units operating in France 1944.


The History Department of West Point has placed many maps online relating to military history. Click on Atlases.

Friday, August 16, 2002

Combat Studies Institute

I just found the Combat Studies Institute, a US Military site with a number of very interesting publications. There is a lot of WW2 stuff, and many other topics as well.

Battletech Terrain Board

Here is a terrain board commisioned by WizKids to play Battletech on.

Wednesday, August 14, 2002

Paper Model Buildings

Paper model buildings always seemed like a good idea to me, since (especially on a computer) you can resize them to whatever scale you want. Here are a few links to sites with designs for paper model buildings:

Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Terrain Tips

The Necromundicon has a number of good terrain building tips. While geared towards Sci-Fi terrain, the "How-To" section has a good number of general ideas towards construction techniques. Of course, the mother of all terrain sites is TerraGenesis.

Monday, August 12, 2002

On-Demand Printing for Wargamers

Wargames at Data Source now has wargames rules available to print on demand, including Fistful of TOWs and Battleground WW2.

Modern US Army Docs

The General Dennis J. Reimer Training & Doctrine Digital Library has a lot of recent US Army documents including a number of Field Manuals.

Friday, August 9, 2002

Making Terrain Boards

The guys at Panzer War have an informative overview of how they make terrain boards.

MERDC Camouflage Patterns

If you're looking to paint modern US vehicles, make sure you know your MERDC Camouflage Patterns.

Thursday, August 8, 2002

Chronology of War

If you need a timeline of the wars of the last 200 years, check out

Wednesday, August 7, 2002

IBIS TEK Security Vehicles

The IBIS TEK Security Vehicle looks like a fun conversion to put on the gaming table. Also check out their Instantaneous Personal Protection System.

Tuesday, August 6, 2002

The Facts on Lead Rot

The Curator of Navy Ship Models at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division has an excellent article about research on lead corrosion, a.k.a. lead rot.

Air University Library Bibliographies

The Australian Air University library has compiled many bibliographies of military topics. This could be a great help if you are looking for references for a particular conflict.

Monday, August 5, 2002

Urban Operations Journal

The Urban Operations Journal contains a wealth of information on modern urban warfare. It includes a variety of information on topics such as specific tactics and regions around the world.

Naval R/C Combat

Check out the Allied R/C Combat web site. These guys take remote controlled 1/144th scale battleships mounted with CO2 powered BB canons and try to sink each other. Sounds like a blast!

Friday, August 2, 2002

Wargame Campaigns

Wargames Campaigns by C.S. Grant is a broad work covering the many aspects of wargaming campaigns of any era. Being so broad, though, it lacks depth in any particular area.

Thursday, August 1, 2002

Terrorism and Political Violence in the World

Political Violence in the World: An International Bibliography looks like an excellent resource for finding books on various world conflicts. It's not complete (for instance, there is no listing for Sierra Leone which has had plenty of well-publicized political violence), but I was able to find several things I was interested in. Note that I was unable to actually read the listings without highlighting them with my mouse, but it's worth the effort.