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

Thursday, December 15, 2011

WTNW 20% Off

All WTNW titles are going to be 20% off as part of the Winter Offensive sale at WargameVault
You have 3 days, 10 hours and 4 minutes to take part in the offensive!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veterans Day

Tribute To My Grandfather
Heinz Muller (I wrote this a while back but, seemed fitting)
My grandfather was my maternal grandmother's second husband,
and therefore of no blood relation to me however, I knew no
other grandfather growing up. Both my biological grandfathers
lived until I reached adulthood but, I saw them not often
because of the distance of where they lived.
Papa Henni, as I knew him had one of the most interesting of
lives, born in Germany and growing up there after WWI in a
small farm village in East Prussia,it was easier to get to
his uncle's fields by cutting through Poland! it even resulted
in him getting shot at by Polish boarder guards a few times.
Because of where and when he grew up he developed a great facility
for language, he grew up speaking German, Polish, Russian, Slovak
and later learned English and Japanese.He in early teens was an
ardent anti-nazi, he told me of putting sand down the gas tanks of
army trucks! He then would put it like this; "I was asked to
politely leave at the business end of a Kar98!Not surprising
given another of his stories where he tells of his village
where half the houses are flying the flag of the Weimar Republic
the other half the nazi flag, his house had the old Imperial
battle flag because his uncle Willy was convinced that the
Kaiser would return! So perhaps it was no shock that My
grandfather would go against the authorities...
In 1936 he came to the states with his father and later
followed by his uncle Willy,He became an American citizen
in 1940 and after Pearl Harbor joined the US Army and went
to Training in Mississippi, where he also taught German to
Officers heading to Europe. He as A German was sent to the
Pacific theater.His first stop was for several months in
Schofield BKS Hi, where he stayed in the same building that
I was assigned to many years later, I Quad. His tails of
training there came home to me many times as I marched over
the same ground that he did many years before me .
He went on to the Pacific theater where in one story he was
watching a PBY being worked on and a naval officer asked him
"Sergeant do you like what you see, my Grandfather replied as
he said (like an idiot) Yes Sir" He was then asked could he
fire a 50 cal Machine -gun he replied "Yes sir , on the ground"
the officer said it shouldn't mater...The next thing he knew
he was in the right bubble manning the 50 cal flying out over
the islands in a PBY. He didn't go too much into detail about
that other than saying he gunned allot of tomato gardens, later
learned that was slang for any Japanese installation.The next
stories he told me involved running into various islanders that
were fluent in German! In the first story he is walking along
this recently occupied island and hears someone singing "Watch On
The Rhine" a very patriotic German song being done in flawless
German, he walks up and finds this little old man cutting
vegetables who as it turned out used to work in the German
governors mansion. In the next story he and another German
American GI are at this elaborate ceremony where the chief is
in the full  black top hat and tails but spats and no shoes.
My grandfather speaking in German to his friend said you think
they could have got him some shoes...Then thinking nothing about
it is approached by the same Chief who proceeds in perfect German
to apologias for his lack of proper attire etc...My grandfather
said he felt about 2 inches tall at that point, lol.
The next things he really went into were how he learned Japanese from a Buddhist monk while on occupation duty in Japan. I guess the reason I thought of all these things was I turn 53 tomorrow 11 Jan, and was going back over the many things I learned from this very interesting man, and how it was really him that caused me to make a career in the army.
Sadly Papa Henni passed away just before Germany was reunified and didn't live to see that, I'm sure he would had allot of interesting things to say. The other reason that brought all this to mind was my friend Tim was showing some of his Japanese aircraft models and my mind sort of went back to these thoughts. There are so many other stories that I half remember now and so many other life lessons he taught me, that of all the people I've met in my life he I miss the most.....

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The only living master of a dying martial art

A former factory worker from the British Midlands may be the last living master of the centuries-old Sikh battlefield art of shastar vidya. The father of four is now engaged in a full-time search for a successor.

The Halloween myth of the War of the Worlds panic

Mass panic and hysteria swept the United States on the eve of Halloween in 1938, when an all-too-realistic radio dramatisation of The War of the Worlds sent untold thousands of people into the streets or heading for the hills.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Abyssinian and Zulu War Games From: terrykgl

I have just put up two battle reports of two colonial games fought using the HitE rules. Two great and fun games.

The links to the reports are

The Battle in Zululand:

http://fanaticus. org/discussion/ showthread. php?t=11944

The Battle in Abyssinia:

http://fanaticus. org/discussion/ showthread. php?t=11936

I know these are not rules you all play, but we like them, being DBA gamers. Hope you enjoy the reports,


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Super Galactic Dreadnought: Fixing Blogger's new "feature"

Super Galactic Dreadnought: Fixing Blogger's new "feature": You may have noticed when clicking on blog photos recently, that instead of getting a larger version of the picture, Blogger just displays t...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Brazos Evil Empire: Marine Cpl Awarded Medal of Honor

Brazos Evil Empire: Marine Cpl Awarded Medal of Honor: U.S. President Barack Obama has awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military decoration, to a former Marine Corps corporal for ...

Friday, September 2, 2011

Ship Designers Needed!

The Aerial Forces of the Hive, Queen and Country universe are locked in an arms race! Each nation seeks to field the best aerial vessels possible. New designs are constantly being sought and each ship makes all those that came before it obsolete relics.

Hive, Queen and Country is opening a design contest for would be aerial architects. The design rules are included as weblinks to examples of other designs. The prizes will include a rapid prototyped model of your ship and inclusion of the design in an upcoming Hive, Queen and Country product. You will receive full credit for the design in the product and a complimentary copy when it reaches print.
Good Luck and Good Hunting!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Blue Moon Manufacturing: 15/18mm WWI Trucks

Blue Moon Manufacturing  just released three new vehicles in our
15/18mm WWI range. Now available are:

15WWI-321 AEC 3-Ton Truck
15WWI-322 Halford 3-Ton Truck
15WWI-401 FWD 3-Ton 1917 Truck

Sunday, August 21, 2011

South Texas Minicon AAR

First off my thanks to Mack and all the guys who came, I had a great time.

I put on a Demo of "When The Navy Walked" everyone enjoyed the speed
of the game and really liked the concept!

The game was between German invaders verses Italian defenders.
The Italians had two medium Walker Landships, three field guns,
three heavy machine guns, and seven battalions of infantry.

The Germans had one light walker, three battalions of infantry and
the massive capital unit. KLBS Rhineland

I built this monster and as I've said before, I'm half German
so I suffer through that gigantism gene (think Schwerer Gustav)....)

The German player mounter two of his infantry units within the
Rhineland to be dropped off where needed. The other German unit
followed the light walker on the German right flank.
Italians were in morning roll call formation as the Germans landed
and were in a rush trying to deploy to meet the advance.

As it was to turn out the Italians never succeeded to bring their weapons
to bare as they would have wished. The Germans went strait up the center
with the loss of their light walker and a few troops. The Italians however
loss both walkers a field gun all three machine guns and two routed infantry
units. Without enough combat power the Italians withdrew from the field.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Super Galactic Dreadnought: SoTexMinCon roll call

Super Galactic Dreadnought: SoTexMinCon roll call

JTFM Enterprises WTNW 18mm Figs

Here's a first look at the painted samples of our upcoming 18mm VSF range of figures. Sculpted by the very talented Mike Broadbent, and with outstanding brush work by Helen Bachaus, I'm sure that these figures will find their way into many Colonial games, as well as being used with the When the Navy Walked VSF ruleset!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Space: 1889 Wilderness Adventurers


I'm still trying to strike a balance between getting the house ready to sell and getting the real work done. So work has slowed a bit more than I like while I paint 7 rooms and start pointing the foundation. However, I did get the other two wilderness adventurers done this afternoon and I have a good start on the two new poses of steppe tiger.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Highlander Studios, Inc.: Space: 1889 15mm update

Highlander Studios, Inc.: Space: 1889 15mm update: " The latest Space: 1889 figures will be delivered to Frank Chadwick for review. I'll have some photos of painted examples on the blog in..."

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Con is On

As Chris announced over at the Hill Cantons, the South Texas Mini Con (for lack of a better name) is a go. The official date is Saturday, August 20, and our little gathering will take place here in New Braunfels.

Monday, June 13, 2011

4th Infantry Division Museum Part 1

I went on post today and ran in for a few to 4th Infantry Div

museum and looked at their 1890 to 1900 display.