Monday, 31 August 2020
|The Red River, scene of Admiral Porter's de-pantsing in 1864|
Sunday, 30 August 2020
Saturday, 29 August 2020
Friday, 28 August 2020
Thursday, 27 August 2020
Wednesday, 26 August 2020
I'm reading this at the moment, partly to recharge my air wargaming batteries but also because it's one of the few first hand accounts of the Battle of Britain that I haven't read before, at least as far as I remember. I have an idea for a Bombers over Britain variation, using the 1/600th aircraft I collected for Scramble for Britain and the Bombers over Germany rules, but it's all a bit sketchy at the moment, so some relevant reading might push me in the right direction?
Tuesday, 25 August 2020
|USS Benton and USS Essex|
|USS Benton Under Construction|
|1/2400th USS Essex and 1/600 Peter Pig USS Essex|
Monday, 24 August 2020
I was browsing through the 1/600 Air Wargaming Groups.io forum, looking for Bag the Hun alternatives, when I found these fast play rules for WW2 bomber missions, aptly titled Bombers Over Germany.
They look really good and although hex based they seem designed for formations of aircraft, with relatively large numbers of bombers and fighters on the table. They are definitely not over complicated but still have plenty of detail including a rather nifty critical hit system. I think they are potentially great and ideal for multiplayer games.
And they're Free!
The Tumbling Dice models used to illustrate the rulebook are beautifully painted and based on homemade wire and hex base stands, so nothing too complicated to replicate, apart from the paint job. I also already have some suitable models in the lead pile but would need to get some more to run a full game, so another excuse to order some new shiny things.
An exciting project for 2021!?