Imaginary Nations

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As seen in Facebook… group A Gentleman’s War of course!… delightful pics all round. Have had the rules for a long time (Howard Whitehouse) but never played a game with them… maybe in the not so distant future… but using Playmobil figures. You need etc…

A Close Up
Michael “the black” commander of the Streslau Army (John Clarke)

Another Knight’s Group.

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It is a bit funny I keep been impressed by those pics of Knight’s (and men-at-arms) because (also) I never indulged that particular warrior period (among many others)… in this case I learned too soon that for everyone of your lovely pageantry Knight clad figures you had to paint 10 not so decorative men-at-arms and a hundred peasants (scruffy if you please!) or bilmen or archers or whatever lesser folks… that put me off. It is really funny how the mind of a wargamer works… you need all sorts you know. Enjoy.

As always seen in Facebook

Spencer Smith’s

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I did never got into them in my wargaming period… and still I love them… so this is a kind of tribute to them and those who followed the path of wargaming a la Charles Grant (father and son… the grandson seems more WWII inclined)

Excellent pic. Enjoy

Have not a single one… but they really look great!

The Future of Wargaming

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If I was younger I will go for a 3D Printer Machine (or whatever its name) because seeing the actual results of a clever use (see pics) the days of alloys, moulds and an era seem prone to vanish quite fast in the near future (not that I care too much about that) I will remain contented with my collections until I die and they are sold out for a pittance or go to the bin (I do not really care).

But see what magnificent start those 3D machines are into… 6mm By The Way…

7 Years War 3d Printed minis…
More of the same…
And last but not least…

That is an exception

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I am afraid I did not keep the references of the pic (because I doubted to include it in the webpage)… You see I put the foot down at 1900… I guess as an european I do not like to be reminded of the first (Europe’s Imperial Suicide) WWI or the second (WWII) much more global if you ask me… and full of horrors too hard to digest. I do not like “modern war”… airplanes bombing civilians… mustard gas… V1 or V2… you have your choice pick it yourselves… I do respect the courage of the common foot soldiers involved of course (I am not callous)… but count me out… not even in boardgames.

So, as you need all sorts (as I keep reminding you) I would firmly stay in an era of shiny Toy Soldiers (preferably with gaudy uniforms and officer’s leading from the front)… my only Khaki exception is the second Anglo-Afghan War, but that is what it is… an exception! (wily Afghans are too good long shooters for gaudy uniforms…).

A day of exceptions today!

WWI vignette using Toy Soldiers

Mastery

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I know, I have posted his work before… but well you must forgive me because I think it is superb Military Modeling… Not my field of expertise at all, but I am not immune to it. So here we are again.

Captured in facebook… work by Alberto Bertoni