Quick Painting 15mm British infantry for Africa Theatre WW2

Completed 15mm Brits in Africa

I came across my Flames of War 1/100th scaled Brits the other day, and one thing lead to another… and now it seems I’ve ordered a bunch more stuff for Brits in Africa! The plan for these desert infantrymen though, will be that they are meant for the Battlegroup rules, not Flames of War. So … Read more

Painting recipe for Soviet infantry in 20mm

As a wargamer, my go-to force at the moment (2020-2021) is the mighty, sprawling and impressive Soviet empire. As a reminder to myself, I’ve put together this article on my painting recipe for Soviet infantry, in my current favourite WW2 scale, 1/72nd, 20mm. The miniatures shown here are mainly from Plastic Soldier Company, however the … Read more

Painting recipe USMC Pacific infantry 28mm

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With the release of Battlegroup’s latest book bringing the fight to the pacific islands, my good friend Andy and I thought we’d jump into the salty shores of the Pacific WW2 conflict. Before I can get the miniatures to the table, I need to come up with a super-simple painting recipe for USMC Pacific infantry, … Read more

Epic PSC Battlegroup House Rules!

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Plastic Soldier Company’s game Battlegroup have produced a fantastic rule set – an epic blend of historic accuracy, depth and play-ability (£15 – Rule book on PSC). It’s not too crunchy nor dry, which can be quite easily be an issue with historic wargaming, yet it’s got enough layers to keep you on your feet … Read more

Painting Russian SU-76M models in 1/72nd scale

My favourite Soviet armoured fighting miniature I’ve currently got in 1/72nd scale is the Russian SU-76M model. It was a Russian made self propelled gun, used extensively during World War II – so I definitely need many models of them on my wargaming table. (The tanks full name is the Samokhodnaya Ustanovka 76mm main production … Read more

Best 1/72nd Russian WW2 Miniatures & Tanks

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I’m always finding new manufacturers for my main 1/72 scale Soviet Russian army. Russians, aka Soviets*, obviously make up a huge swathe of the forces involved and replicated on WW2 wargaming tables. My game of choice at the moment is Battlegroup which I’m enjoying thoroughly at 20mm size. The following suggested models would be useful … Read more

Battlegroup AAR: Forlorn Hope at Sachsendorf (Pt.2)

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This after-action-report concludes the 2nd part of our Battlegroup scenario ‘Forlorn Hope at Sachsendorf’ (Part 1 of the Sachsendorf AAR report can be found here). We continue with the 3rd turn for the Russian invading force. Russian Turn 3 The final 3 coordinated 120mm timed barrages arrived at the start of the turn. This would … Read more