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

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Latest from Shouting Into The Viod

Another couple of models arrived on my doorstep from Shapeways today.

3d printing is just like magic to me (because it's mysterious and I don't know how to do it myself).

First up is my VSF Steampunk Battle-Tricycle, which is in an indeterminate scale. I show it here next to a couple of HäT 20mm British Zulu Wars figures; it would probably work with figures up to 28mm if you could find one to fit in the cockpit.

WWPD: Wargames, Board Games, RPGs, LCGs, and more!: Great War; Great Once Again!

WWPD: Wargames, Board Games, RPGs, LCGs, and more!: Great War; Great Once Again!: For those who are interested in the Great War , the last few years has seen a boom in all sorts of media and games that highlight the bloo...

Monday, September 12, 2016

The Twelve Chairs by bogdanwaz at O My Ruritania!

bogdanwaz at O My Ruritania!
The Twelve Chairs - Treasure-hunting in the Polish Soviet War. This was inspired by the old Mel Brooks movie of the same name. While the movie is set in 1927, I decided to bring the story back in time. Thus, in the middle of the 1919-1920 battles between the new Polish Republic and the Red Army for the Eastern Borderlands, word that the fabulous jewels of the Vorobyaninov family may be hidden in some dining room furniture on their old estate in Ukraine. A race is..

Friday, August 26, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Megablitz and more: Somme day I'll find you - part 5 (the last)

Megablitz and more: Somme day I'll find you - part 5 (the last):  We left the action as the troops went 'Over the Top', confident of an artillery-wrought victory. Sadly as the Tommies approached ...

Megablitz and more: Somme day I'll find you - part 4

Megablitz and more: Somme day I'll find you - part 4:  During a final short, sharp bombardment, the troops assembled to go 'over the top'. Two brigades were deployed, each of four b...

Megablitz and more: Somme day I'll find you - part 3

Megablitz and more: Somme day I'll find you - part 3:  For the second air phase the RFC decided on a single recce 'plane with a heavy fighter escort.  One of the fighters was French ...

Megablitz and more: Somme day I'll find you - part 2

Megablitz and more: Somme day I'll find you - part 2: Or as our comrade in blogs Conrad Kinch would have it - 'The Puns of August.' Phase to of the game saw the massive British artill...

Megablitz and more: Somme day I'll find you - part 1

Megablitz and more: Somme day I'll find you - part 1: Recently I took part in a game based on the Battle of the Somme organised by Funny Little Wars author Mr PW.  It took place in a garden som...

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Sopwith Snipe

The Sopwith 7F.1 Snipe was a British single-seat biplane fighter of the Royal Air Force. It was designed and built by the Sopwith Aviation Company during the First World War, and came into squadron ...
Top speed: 121 mph
Wingspan: 31′ 0″
Length: 19.85′
Weight: 1,314 lbs
Engine type: Rotary engine
First flight: October 1917
Manufacturer: Sopwith Aviation Company

Kermie Cam - Sopwith Snipe - Part 1

Sopwith Snipe 1918 WW1 Fighter

Sopwith Snipe 1918 British fighter

Bristol F. 2B Fighter

The Bristol F.2 Fighter was a British two-seat biplane fighter and reconnaissance aircraft of the First World War developed by the Bristol Aeroplane Company. It is often simply called the Bristol Fighter or popularly the "Brisfit" or "Biff".
Top speed: 123 mph
Wingspan: 39′ 0″
Length: 25.82′
Retired: 1930
Unit cost: 1,350–1,350 GBP (1918)
First flight: September 9, 1916
Manufacturers: Standard Motor Company, Bristol Aeroplane Company

Bristol Fighter F.2b - WWI Fighter

WW1 Dogfight Fokker D.VII vs Bristol Fighter F2.b

Bristol Fighter F2B

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Airco DH.4

The Airco DH.4 was a British two-seater biplane of the First World War. It was the first British two seat light day-bomber to have an effective defensive armament. The DH.4 proved a huge success and was often considered the best single-engine bomber of the War. It was flown by a number of famous British and American aces, such as Frederick Cotton and Charles Bartlett.

Macchi M.5

The Macchi M.5 was an Italian single-seat fighter flying boat, designed and built by Nieuport-Macchi at Varese. It was extremely maneuverable and agile and matched the land-based aircraft it had to fight.

The M.5 was operated by five Italian maritime patrol squadrons as a fighter and convoy escort. By the end of World War I, these aircraft were flown by both United States Navy and United States Marine Corps airmen. The three versions of the airplane proposed include the model flown by the Italian ace Domenico Arcidiacono, an American plane flown by Willis B. Haviland and a captured Austrian plane piloted by Friedrich Welker.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Sopwith Triplane

The Sopwith Triplane was a British single seat fighter aircraft designed and manufactured by the Sopwith Aviation Company during the First World War. It was the first military triplane to see operational service. The Triplane joined Royal Naval Air Service squadrons in early 1917 and was immediately successful. It was nevertheless built in comparatively small numbers and was withdrawn from active service as Sopwith Camels arrived in the latter half of 1917. Surviving Triplanes continued to serve as operational trainers until the end of the war.

WW1 Sopwith Triplane (The Tripehound)

Sopwith Camel (Elwood)

The Sopwith Camel was a British First World War single-seat biplane fighter aircraft introduced on the Western Front in 1917. Manufactured by the Sopwith Aviation Company, it used a rotary engine, and had twin synchronized machine guns. Though difficult to handle it offered very good maneuverability to an experienced pilot. Camel pilots were credited with shooting down 1,294 enemy aircraft, more than any other Allied fighter of the conflict. It also served as a ground-attack aircraft, especially towards the end of the war when it had become outclassed in the air-to-air role. The main variant was the F.1 but dedicated variants were built for a variety of roles including the 2F.1 Ship's Camel for carrier operations, the Comic night fighter, the T.F.1 trench fighter armored ground attack aircraft and as a two-seat trainer.

Sopwith Camel 1917 WW1 Fighter

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Hannover CL.IIIA (Baur/Von Hengl)

The Hannover CL.III was a German military aircraft of World War I. It was a two-seat multi-role aircraft, primarily used as a ground attack machine.

Like the other Hannover "light-C-class", or "CL" designated aircraft, it included an unusual biplanar tail, allowing for a greater firing arc for the tail gunner. Until the introduction of this model, such tails had only been used on larger aircraft. The Hannover CL.IIIa in WW1 Wings of Glory is presented in versions flown by Rudolf Hager/Otto Weber and Johan Baur/Georg von Hengel, as well a Luftstreitkräfte model. 

Hanriot HD.1

The Hanriot HD.1 was a World War I single-seat fighter aircraft, combining clean lines with a light wing loading. Manufactured in France, the HD.1 was supplied to the Belgian and the Italian air forces, and it proved highly successful. It was flown by a number of the famous aces, such as Belgian Willy Coppens and Italians Mario Fucini and Silvio Scaroni.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Wings of Glory: Morane-Saulnier N (Navarre) WGF107A

The Morane-Saulnier N, also known as the Morane-Saulnier Type N, was a French monoplane fighter aircraft of the First World War. Designed and manufactured by Morane-Saulnier, the Type N entered service in April 1915 with the Aéronautique Militaire designated as the MS.5 C.1.

Morane-Saulnier N

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Friday, July 15, 2016

Wings of Glory: Caproni CA.3

The Caproni Ca.3 was an Italian heavy bomber that saw extensive use against the Central Powers forces. It was a wooden three-engine biplane and one of the most effective bombers of any air force during WWI, heavily armed and deadly with his bombs.

Modiphius' John Carter of Mars artwork reveal!

Greetings from Barsoom,

We thought you might like a look at the upcoming artwork for the John Carter of Mars RPG, so here it is! Alex Horley (Warcraft and Hearthstone, Marvel & DC) has been painting a series of images for the first book and this is a glimpse of what's to come!

We'll be sending out the first Alpha playtest survey next week and you'll have a week to get in any more play's before answering, we'll then be working on the next iteration to move us closer to the final game. 

And with that, back to Earth
You'll hear from us again soon! 

Modiphius Entertainment Ltd

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


Hi all, a quick update: If folks on here could do me the favour of spreading this around all the usual websites, blogs and various places where people may find it of interest, that would be very much appreciated as always!

UPDATE - TUESDAY 5th July 2016:
BIRTHDAY FREEBIES, from now until the weekend....

It's my Birthday this weekend, so to celebrate it I'm turning things round a bit - instead of people giving ME gifts, I will be giving YOU a little something extra if you place an order! For FIVE DAYS ONLY, from today (Tuesday 5th) to Midnight on Sunday 10th, if you place any order for at least £10 worth of goods (excluding shipping) and - this is the important bit - put a brief "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" message in the "comments" field of your order, then I will send you a free extra Birthday Gift packet with your order - mostly the free item(s) will be something relevant to the goods you've ordered, though I may also include the occasional out-of-production or novelty item if I feel like it (nothing naughty from our over-18 ranges, so don't worry about that). The amount of extra free stuff will be proportionate to the size of your order, but the item(s) will be of my choice - those of you who have had our Christmas freebie bags will know the kind of thing!
The offer closes on the dot of midnight on Sunday evening, by UK TIME, so please allow for the time difference if you're outside the UK.
Jon (GZG), 5th July 2016.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Battle Game of the Month: 40 years ago today

Battle Game of the Month: 40 years ago today: Happy Independence Day   to my   American readers. Forty years ago today was the Bicentennial and there was a large international Nav...

Friday, June 24, 2016

Origins After Action Report: Hive, Queen And Country

At origins we were provided with our own area, which was even clearly marked on the map! The space was perfectly sized having enough room for game play and auxiliary tables on and under which all the various units not in play and carrying cases could be stored or stacked.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Hive, Queen & Country Vehicles

Vehicle Designs by Terry Sofian  

All vehicles are resin castings and come assembled and painted in gray or black primer.
All vehicles are 15mm scale, we strove for a constant 1/100.