The Martians have invaded for a second time and the world is at war!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Duncan´s 20mm Colonial Modelling

Welcome to my 20mm (1/72) colonial and late 19th Century painting blog.

I don't know why but I love reanimating and customising 1/72 plastic & metal figures.

Our hobby has seen an explosion of new figures over the past few years with companies such as Hat, Strelets and Waterloo 1815 bringing to the market some very exciting, highly animated and well designed figures; organisations such as Hat and Strelets involving customers more and more it is becoming an even more interesting and enjoyable hobbie.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Germans Crush The Fon?

After the German main units engaged and 
drove off the Fon they followed up with a 
Landship and Zeppelin attack on all the 
main Fon villages.These villages were 
completely destroyed,they were however, 
also abandoned by the Fon before the 
attack.There has been no further sign of 
the Fon in many weeks...

1) Main German Land Force Attack
2) German Fleet
3) German Zeppelin Attack

Thursday, November 11, 2010

First Sikh In 3 Decades Enlisted In The US Army

New Delhi: A Sikh boy from New Delhi has made history in America. Simran Lamba is the first Sikh in almost three decades to be enlisted in the US army.

He has been allowed to join the armed forces with his untrimmed beard and turban, because he has what the US army wants, knowledge of Punjabi and Hindi.

Lamba had gone to America to study industrial engineering.

The US Army since 1984 had banned untrimmed hair, but the 26-year-old was granted a rare exception because he has skills the US Army wants - knowledge of Hindi and Punjab.

During the training, he wore a camouflage turban under his Kevlar helmet, used petroleum jelly to get a tight grip between his beard and gas mask and kept his hair clean under all conditions, to meet the army's concerns about appearance. The army too treats him as one of their own.

Michael Haines a graduate of the US Army said, “Our generation is more accepting than older generations because we've had lots of experience of integrating and everything like that."

Two Sikhs joined the Army as medical officers earlier this year. But Simran Lamba is the first Sikh to be enlisted in the US army who is worthy of the honour of carrying the red-white-and-blue flag.

Happy Veterans Day

To all my fellow Vets hope you have a great day,
and our profound thanks for your service.

Also remember that this day commemorates the
end of WWI...the eleventh hour on the eleventh
day of the eleventh month.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

ArmchairGeneral will be at Siege of Augusta

From ArmChairGeneral:
Hurray! It's official, we will be at Siege of Augusta 2011 next year January 21-23rd and we will have our very own table! We will be demoing our game When the Navy Walked and hope to have copies available for sale! Come on down to a great little gaming convention in Augusta Georgia. They have historical gaming as well as some science fiction and Victorian Science Fiction. We may also have a sneak peek at the upcoming Conflict on Mars! to peruse.

In addition, I will be running some Vietnam demos using the Ambush Valley game rules and might have Pulp Alley in tow provided that I can get with David Phipps in enough time to discuss the arrangements. Also if you are reading this blog James and want me to carry some Scrying Eye stuff with me up to the con to sell let me know! The same goes for you Jim as I'd love to have some Airships, etc to sell to the crowd at Siege if you want and/or pirate ships to people as I know there are usually pirate games going on there too!