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Historical Gaming

The Great War (World War One), the Russian Civil War and other interwar theatres, the English Civil War, Thirty Years War, and similar pike-and-shotte era entertainments; possible diversions into swashbuckling; similar historical and quasi-historical goings-on.

Colourful Cavalry, Part Two

Posted on Jan 18th, 2018 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Horses in colours other than brown! Armour in colours other than silver! Dogs and cats living together! Chaos and disorder! Well, something…

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BSC 2018: 1956 PANG continued

Posted on Jan 15th, 2018 - By Corey Burger - 0 Comments

Well, Build Something 2018 is well underway at Lead Adventure. You can follow all the entries, including at least two other 3D printed things, over…

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Colourful Cavalry: Armour as well as horses!

Posted on Jan 9th, 2018 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've posted links to horse painting articles and tutorials before, including the exhaustive "horse of a different colour" series over at Trouble at…

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Finished English Civil War Figures

Posted on Jan 7th, 2018 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Not the greatest photographs going, but so far the only ones I've gotten of all of my recently completed 28mm ECW figures all…

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Happy New Year!

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2018 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Slightly belated Happy New Year to all! After months of doing absolutely zilch on the gaming front I saw the year out in some style, at least,…

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Back To Painting, Finally

Posted on Dec 27th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I'm fairly sure the last time I touched a paintbrush was back in July. Maybe August. As posts here will show, all wargaming activity of any sort…

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The Assault Group ECW Artillery

Posted on Sep 18th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

The Assault Group (TAG) has a huge range of Thirty Year's War/English Civil War/general Renaissance figures that I'd heard good things about,…

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Pike In Blue

Posted on Jul 12th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

First unit of foot for my English Civil War project is done! Ten pikemen, an officer, and a flag ensign all lined up ready for battle. I'm…

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Warbases Skirmish Movement Trays

Posted on Jun 28th, 2017 - By The Editors - 1 Comment

I picked up a batch of simple lasercut MDF trays sized for 25mm bases on one of my recent Warbases order. Pikeman's Lament uses either six or twelve…

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Links of Interest, 22 June 2017

Posted on Jun 22nd, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

A handful of links I thought were worth sharing this week. Historical Enterprises, Inc are a historical reenactors garb/costuming company with all…

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A Small Stone Circle

Posted on Jun 19th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Not every stone circle is a gigantic trilithon monument like Stonehenge. Some of them might be barely recognizable as stone circles, in fact, until…

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The Workbench This Week, 12 June 2017

Posted on Jun 12th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

Much chaos in my non-gaming life, so time and brainpower to actually paint is kind of hard to come by, but this weekend I sat down and organized my…

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Review: Warbases MDF Vehicles

Posted on May 31st, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Warbases started doing vehicles in lasercut MDF and cardboard (greyboard) a few years ago and I was intruiged right away; a lot of 28mm vehicles are…

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Stone Outbuilding Finished

Posted on May 17th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Glued down the towel thatching, slapped a coat of paint over the small stone building, added the door, and declared it done! The towel got cut…

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Stone Outbuilding/Hovel

Posted on May 13th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

With the farmhouse and dovecote progressing well, I wanted to move on to a few smaller buildings to the mix. This little stone outbuilding is the…

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Half-Timber Farmhouse, Part One

Posted on May 9th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

After getting the dovecote constructed (although not yet painted) I decided the next building would be a bit more substantial, and that a farmhouse…

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Half-Timber Dovecote, Part Two

Posted on May 4th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

When we last saw the dovecote, the halftimber detailing on the walls was done, the roof was just started, and it lacked paint. Here's the current…

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Half-Timber Dovecote, Dampfpanzerwagon Style: Part One

Posted on Apr 25th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

As I mentioned in my last post about the things I brought home from Trumpeter Salute, one of them was a copy of Issue #87 of Wargames, Soldiers, and…

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Links of Interest, 26 April 2015

Posted on Apr 26th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

A few links to get us through the weekend! I have a moderate font-collecting addiction. Dafont is my go-to source of high quality free fonts, but…

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Martin’s Photos From Trumpeter Salute

Posted on Apr 5th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

My own photos from the Trumpeter Salute show over in Vancouver at the end of March are still unsorted and unedited, but Martin has gotten his photos…

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Links of Interest, 25 March 2015

Posted on Mar 25th, 2015 - By The Editors - 2 Comments

Yet another post of short links, news, random bits, and oddments that wouldn't warrant a full post. Laser-cut MDF for early motor vehicles? They…

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Eureka’s Tachanka, Part Two

Posted on Mar 23rd, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

The Eureka tachanka itself (the wagon, that is) comes together fairly easily with a bit of patience and some test fitting. The main body is a single…

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To Delay Is Dangerous

Posted on Mar 20th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Via the US Library of Congress, this fantastic simple British recruiting poster from 1915. Really fantastic handdrawn typography and an eye…

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The Assault on St. Vodkanovich Monastery

Posted on Mar 18th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 3 Comments

Last Sunday (15 March) got us another bash at using Chain of Command/Mud & Blood (I've taken to calling it "Chain of Mud") for Russian Civil War…

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More RCW Patrol Markers In Progress

Posted on Mar 10th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've been working on a couple of additions to my earlier collection of markers for Chain of Command-powered Russian Civil War. As I was finishing…

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RCW Patrol Markers for Chain of Command

Posted on Feb 25th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

In the run-up to this weekend's GottaCon convention, I've finally gotten around to finishing the patrol markers I need to properly run Chain of…

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My Chain of Command Tactical Markers

Posted on Jan 17th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Recently we've tried out TooFatLardie's Chain of Command/Through the Mud & the Blood hybrid rules with my Russian Civil War figures, and found them…

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Russian Civil War with Chain of Command

Posted on Jan 11th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

We had a quick and messy intro to the TooFatLardies' Chain of Command/Through the Mud and the Blood WW1 hybrid today with my Russian Civil War…

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All Quiet On The Warbard Front?

Posted on Dec 28th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Quiet around here; I was away for a week earlier in December visiting family out of town, caught a rather unpleasant cold right at the end of that…

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The Great War Week by Week

Posted on Nov 30th, 2014 - By The Editors - 0 Comments

I just found out about this very interesting project - The Great War on YouTube. Their plan is to do at least one episode a week all the way through…

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Back! (Again…)

Posted on Oct 11th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Just back from a month-long field assignment, as mentioned in my previous post. I have more photos of the sculpting projects to post, and some new…

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A Roman Dice Tower

Posted on Jul 26th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Rummaging around on the internet for information and pictures of dice towers, I tripped over this awesome piece of work, the Vettweiss-Froitzheim…

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The Atlantic on WW1

Posted on May 13th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

The Atlantic magazine is running a ten-part World War One in Photos series with some very interesting images I've not seen before. They're doing a…

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The Free City Sourcebook

Posted on Apr 13th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Not a roleplaying book, although it sounds like it, and an RPG set in Danzig could be pretty cool, actually, now that I think about it, but the Free…

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Retreat From Moscow

Posted on Mar 16th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Back in late January, two of the gamers of our group put together a 28mm Napoleonic "Retreat from Moscow" game that was a blast - everyone had a…

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Third Anglo-Afghan War Resources

Posted on Feb 10th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

The Third Anglo-Afghan War of 1919 is a short (May-August 1919) and often forgotten war, and an interesting product of both the aftermath of the…

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Post-Great War War Crimes Trials

Posted on Jan 24th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

The Guardian's Pictures From The Past feature for Jan. 23 (yesterday) featured a photo of the former German Kaiser with his family in his well-known…

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Canada’s 1919 Siberian Expedition

Posted on Dec 24th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Here's a nice Christmas present for those of us interested in the Russian Civil War, the Great War and related events: siberianexpedition.ca is a…

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Sarissa CityBlock Buildings, Finished

Posted on Aug 4th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 3 Comments

Finally have the Sarissa CityBlock 28mm lasercut MDF buildings to a table-ready state, including another hand-painted advertising sign on the side of…

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Sarissa CityBlock Buildings, Part The Third

Posted on Jul 31st, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 5 Comments

Progress continues on my seven Sarissa Precision buildings, albeit at a slower pace than I'd intended! Basecoat and drybrushing is done on all…

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Sarissa CityBlock Buildings, Part The Second

Posted on Jul 22nd, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Having assembled my new Sarrisa Precision lasercut buildings, it was time to consider adding some extra details to really make these buildings "pop"…

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Sarissa CityBlock Buildings, Part The First

Posted on Jul 20th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

In my last post (two+ weeks ago!) I mentioned I'd bought a bundle of Sarissa Precision's lasercut 28mm CityBlock buildings to bring our pulp gaming…

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Lead Painters League 7, Round Eight

Posted on Jun 9th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Back to the Russian Civil War again this LPL round with some Copplestone 28mm Bolsheviks. I really like the whole Copplestone Back of Beyond range,…

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Lead Painters League 7, Round Five

Posted on May 19th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Round Five of LPL7 was one of three Theme Rounds; this time the theme was "Historical Civil Wars". This fits perfectly into my ongoing Russian Civil…

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Lead Painters League 7, Round One

Posted on Apr 21st, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

So Round One of Lead Adventure Forum's Lead Painters League 7 (LPL7) painting contest has wrapped up. The (non-mandatory) bonus theme for this…

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Martin’s Trumpeter Salute 2013 Photos

Posted on Apr 16th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Martin, an long-time friend who now lives in Vancouver, has been slowly posting his photos from the recent Trumpeter Salute gaming convention. As I…

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All Of Them

Posted on Apr 4th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Doing final organization for my Trumpeter Salute Russian Civil War game this evening, I did something I've never actually done in the two years of…

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The Workbench This Week, 3 April 2013

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 3 Comments

Even more chaotic than usual as I prep for Trumpeter Salute 2013 this coming weekend! The centrepiece is, of course, the sandbag-and-rail tie…

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When the Chinese met the train, a RCW game

Posted on Mar 27th, 2013 - By Corey Burger - 1 Comment

In a cavalcade of firsts this Sunday, my (mostly) freshly-painted Chinese met their match in our new armed train, all being played on our new gaming…

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Chinese Warlord Cards & Blinds

Posted on Mar 25th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Corey recently started painting up a Chinese Warlord force from Copplestone 28mm figures to extend our Russian Civil War gaming in a more Back of…

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The Workbench This Week, 15 March 2013

Posted on Mar 15th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Quiet by our usual standards here on the Warbard this week of both Pi Day and the Ides of March, but I've been busy with a couple of small projects…

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Wargamers With Frickin’ Lasers, Part II

Posted on Mar 10th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Exactly seven days after I ordered some Orthodox crosses and a few other laser-cut bits from Archeotech, a small padded envelope arrived from the UK.…

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Wargamers With Frickin’ Lasers

Posted on Feb 26th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Over on Lead Adventure, in a thread about some nifty laser-cut bits someone had commissioned, I randomly commented that I wanted a dozen or so…

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4Ground Cart Review

Posted on Feb 15th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

As part of an order that arrived this week from Brigade Games I picked up one of 4Ground's neat looking laser-cut carts. This one is "28-CAW-303…

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Full Production Mode

Posted on Jan 29th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

A quick look at my painting bench as a I get ready for Saturday's Russian Civil War game at GottaCon. On the right, 15 Bolsheviks, a mix of regulars…

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Look, Up In The Sky…

Posted on Jan 26th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

...it's a bird, it's a plane... well, actually, it's a flying stand to get my existing SPAD and Nieuport fighters onto the table properly! The…

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1920s Atlas Scans

Posted on Jan 24th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

The website Hipkiss' Scans of Old Maps has the 1920 London Geographical Institute's The People's Atlas scanned as fairly high quality images. It…

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Ainsty Crates

Posted on Jan 23rd, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Painted up the first bits from my December Ainsty order, the rifle crates and tea crates. The rifle crates are really nice pieces, with well…

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Renedra Tents Painted

Posted on Jan 21st, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

As a diversion from painting Russians, I've painted up the first part of my recent Renedra plastics order from J&M Miniatures. I ordered two…

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Updated M&B Russian Civil War Cards!

Posted on Jan 18th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I've been rebuilding the entire deck of cards needed for Through the Mud & the Blood-powered Russian Civil War large…

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Book Review: Trench by Stephen Bull

Posted on Jan 17th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Trench: A History of Trench Warfare on the Western Front by Stephen Bull. This is a joint publication by Osprey Publishing and the Imperial War…

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Renedra Generics Scenery Bits

Posted on Jan 15th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

A few weeks ago, I took advantage of J & M Miniatures' offer of free shipping for all of December to order a few bits and pieces of Renedra's…

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Prepping for GottaCon 2013

Posted on Jan 15th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

In just under three weeks our local big convention kicks off - GottaCon 2013 is February 1st, 2nd & 3rd at the Pearkes Recreation Centre. I'll be…

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How I Paint Russians

Posted on Jan 11th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 4 Comments

It seems "what colours do you use for WW1 Russian uniforms?" is one of those things that comes up again and again. I've been painting an awful lot of…

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Draft Versions of New M&B Cards

Posted on Jan 9th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 4 Comments

As I mentioned recently, I've been rebuilding my Russian Civil War cards for Through the Mud & the Blood over the last few weeks. I've finally got…

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WW1 Posters On BibliOdyssey

Posted on Jan 8th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

The often-fascinating website BibliOdyssey has just posted a glorious selection of World War One posters from the US, UK, France, Greece and…

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Eastern Front Details for the Tabletop

Posted on Jan 4th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Rummaging through other people's blogs (as one does) I tripped over this nice two-part series on Eastern Front gates: Part One, Part Two from August…

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Rebuilding my RCW M&B Cards

Posted on Dec 26th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

As we've played Through the Mud & the Blood-powered Russian Civil War skirmishes over the past year or two (has it really been that long?) we've…

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All Over By Christmas

Posted on Dec 24th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Squamous Cthulhumas, or whatever other mid-winter holiday you celebrate! Here's a bit of family Christmas history…

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The Invisibility of Good Rules

Posted on Dec 15th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

No, not rules for Frodo sneaking up on Smaug with that useful ring of his (although possibly related), but the trick of having good rules that you…

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Back in the Proto-USSR

Posted on Dec 10th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Ran my first miniatures game in ages yesterday (Sunday), with a friend running the defending Whites and a co-worker/friend who'd never played Through…

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Further Great War Resources

Posted on Dec 6th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Over a year ago, in July 2011, I wrote a long article called Great War Resources with links to the Internet Archive and other places you could find…

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Dogs of War

Posted on Oct 28th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

No, not the Warhammer-universe mercenaries, but the real thing, in real-world wars. The Library of Congress' excellent Flickr account, where they…

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What I’ve Been Up To Lately

Posted on Sep 10th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Bit of a slow summer here on the Warbard, and in gaming in general for me. I haven't touched a paintbrush since June (or possibly May...) and while…

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Two New Books: Britmis & The Great War on the Western Front

Posted on Aug 19th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

My most recent order from Naval & Military Press showed up this week; just over three weeks enroute isn't bad for surface shipping from the UK to…

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Book Review: The White Armies of Russia

Posted on Jul 22nd, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

"Brutality made Bolsheviks where none had been before."—p.288, White ArmiesThe White Armies of Russia: A Chronicle of…

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Airships for Lenin!

Posted on Jul 10th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

A bit later than the Russian Revolution/Russian Civil War-era Russian history that I usually post about, but it overlaps so beautifully in our pulp…

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And now for something completely different: two Cadillac ’59s

Posted on Jul 7th, 2012 - By Corey Burger - 0 Comments

Brian and I avoid most post-WW2 gaming as a general principle (we just don't find it all that exciting) but the one part that holds any interest for…

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World War One Aviation Resources

Posted on Jul 3rd, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Via (of all the random places) a MetaFilter discussion of WW1 flight sims, four zip files full of PDFs of public domain World War One flying books,…

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For Canada Day: UK National Archives pictures of Canada

Posted on Jul 1st, 2012 - By Corey Burger - 0 Comments

In commemoration of Canada Day, our former colonial masters have found some pictures of that place formerly known as their colony of Canada and very…

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Links of Interest, 29th June 2012

Posted on Jun 29th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I haven't been doing much wargaming stuff the last couple of weeks, for a variety of bad reasons, so things have definitely been quieter here on the…

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Pictures from our last RCW game

Posted on Jun 28th, 2012 - By Corey Burger - 0 Comments

Brian already gave a nice little AAR of our last game, but I thought I would make it a little interesting. Sadly my primary machine has been on the…

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Cavalry, Armoured Cars and Other Amusements

Posted on Jun 17th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

The Sunday gaming club was pretty much at capacity today! We meet up at the University of Victoria and have a classroom reserved every Sunday, and…

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Russian Civil War Cavalry WIP

Posted on Jun 16th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

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Book Review: Gone To Russia To Fight

Posted on Jun 12th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

"Very little has been written about the RAF in south Russia and much of what has been written has been inacurate. Several myths have been…

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Book Review: Notes for Infantry Officers on Trench Warfare

Posted on Jun 10th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

"The importance assumed by trench warfare... have rendered necessary special instructions in the details of trench construction and trench fighting."…

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Props: Canadian National Telegram from 1931(ish)

Posted on May 31st, 2012 - By Corey Burger - 4 Comments

Enjoying the now-disappeared sunshine that we had here a week or so ago, I went for a bike ride and came across a fairly common sight in any city:…

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Interwar Iraq (and elsewhere)

Posted on May 31st, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've previously posted images from the San Diego Air & Space Museum Archive's Flickr account, but they've just uploaded nearly one thousand images…

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Horse Painting

Posted on May 22nd, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

As I predicted when I linked to it, the very nice Games Workshop tutorial on painting horses has vanished from their website, which is a shame.…

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Russian Civil War Sailors (and post #200!)

Posted on May 19th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

I speed-painted these guys in about two evenings back in March so they could add a bit of colour to the Russian Civil War game I ran at Trumpeter…

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Armstrong-Whitworth Armoured Car, Finished

Posted on May 17th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Finally got the Russian Civil War Armstrong-Whitworth Armoured Car from Copplestone completed and photographed. The new monitor and computer I set up…

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Links of Interest, 14 May 2012

Posted on May 14th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

This should be worth watching: Curt of Analogue Hobbies is beginning a Great War in Greyscale project. Most figures in greyscale, officers in a very…

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Books from Naval & Military Press

Posted on May 13th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Back in April I made an order to Naval & Military Press, a UK-based specialty publisher with a focus on military history. The books arrived last week…

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Armstrong-Whitworth Armoured Car, Part Three

Posted on May 10th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

It's been a bit quiet around here lately, which is entirely due to the fact that I finally bought a new computer and have spent the last week setting…

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Armstrong-Whitworth Armoured Car, Part Two

Posted on Apr 28th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

The first armoured car for my Russian Civil War forces now has wheels attached, and I did the first round of weathering with pastel chalk dust.…

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Armstrong-Whitworth Armoured Car, Part One

Posted on Apr 26th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

My recent order to Copplestone Castings included the first armoured vehicle for my Russian Civil War forces, a very nice resin and metal 1/56th scale…

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A Red Nieuport, Part Three

Posted on Apr 24th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Got the star insignia finished up on the Bolshevik Nieuport 17. Some of the stars are a bit wonky, but frankly that's historically accurate — a…

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A Red Nieuport, Part Two

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Got started on the insignia for the Bolshevik Nieuport. This is going to involve at least six freehand red stars; to skip one pair I've decided to go…

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A Red Nieuport, Part One

Posted on Apr 21st, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Having built the White Russians a SPAD (Parts One, Two, Three), it's time to build the Nieuport 17 for my Bolshevik forces! As I mentioned in my…

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Half-Timber & Rural British Architecture

Posted on Apr 19th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

The English Civil War has become a definite back-burner project around here, but it is still around, along with ambitions to make some more Western…

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White Cossacks vs Red Machineguns

Posted on Apr 16th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 3 Comments

Introduced another local gamer to our Mud & Blood-powered Russian Civil War gaming on Sunday afternoon, it was a good little game although my…

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A Russian Plank-Roofed Hut

Posted on Apr 15th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Inspired by Tony's plank-roof hut tutorial that I linked to in my recent links of interest post, I sat down with stir sticks and my Xacto knives to…

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Transporting the SPAD

Posted on Apr 9th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Almost all of my gaming is done away from home, at other houses, up at the university on the weekend (our local miniatures group takes over a…

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Even Whites Bleed Red, A RCW Encounter

Posted on Apr 5th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

The Trumpeter Salute convention last weekend saw the first full outing of my Russian Civil War forces, in a scenario I called Even Whites Bleed Red.…

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Russian Civil War at Trumpeter Salute

Posted on Mar 31st, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Ran my RCW game Saturday afternoon at the convention. Short version: everyone had a good time, but unlike our playtest a few weeks ago, the Whites…

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Zulu War: A hospital unrelieved

Posted on Mar 27th, 2012 - By Corey Burger - 0 Comments

And so the day began, much like the day before it, but with the promise of relief. Dust clouds had been seen along the road toward the main force,…

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Red Airships!

Posted on Mar 25th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I am, as mentioned in the last post, neck-deep in prep for my Russian Civil War game less than a week away at Trumpeter Salute 2012. Nevertheless,…

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New Russian Buildings

Posted on Mar 23rd, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've been house- and cat-sitting for a relative in town the last ten days, so not a lot of action here on the blog, but I did take advantage of…

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Reds, Squirrels, Whites and Others

Posted on Mar 11th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

We had an excellent Russian Civil War game using the TFL Mud & Blood rules Sunday afternoon. More people than I've seen in a while up at our…

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Spectacular Zeppelin Model

Posted on Mar 10th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Bit of a quiet week here on the Warbard. I've been burning up all my available hobby time painting Russian Civil War figures. There's two dozen…

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Hordes of Zulus!

Posted on Mar 4th, 2012 - By Corey Burger - 0 Comments

Zulus sir, thousands of them! Well, dozens at least. We have recently decided to start down the Zulu War path, but haven't made it very far down…

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Pony up!

Posted on Feb 24th, 2012 - By Corey Burger - 1 Comment

Everybody has played Cowboys and Indians before, but not many have experienced the insanity that is Pony Wars, a game designed deliberately to…

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Fiskars Circle Cutter Review, and Markers for M&B

Posted on Feb 24th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Back one of the before-Christmas sales, I picked up a Fiskars circle cutter on deep discount from one of the local art supply stores. It's been on my…

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A SPAD for the Whites, Part Three

Posted on Feb 23rd, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Finally swore the upper wing into place this evening. It's been years since I built a biplane model, I'd forgotten what a total bugger the struts and…

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A SPAD for the Whites, Part Two

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Inspired by this image from Wings Palette, I decided to give a bit of freehand a try. My version: There's a (nearly) matching skull on the…

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A SPAD for the Whites, Part One

Posted on Feb 21st, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I should be working on finishing White Russian infantry, but I've allowed myself to become distracted by aircraft, specifically the SPAD 13 I wrote…

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Russian Civil War Aviation

Posted on Feb 19th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Rummaging around our local hobby store, I found the Testors Classics line of 1/48 scale aircraft. They're cheap (under $10 Cdn per kit) and basic…

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The Russian Civil War at Trumpeter Salute

Posted on Feb 17th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

Sent off my request for a table to run a Russian Civil War game at Trumpeter Salute 2012 over in Vancouver (March 30, April 1 & 2, for those…

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Onion Domes, Finished

Posted on Feb 15th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 4 Comments

It seems to be a week for belated followup reports to earlier posts here on the Warbard. Ah, well. I finished up the Russian church at the end of…

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Onion Domes, Part One

Posted on Jan 25th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Finally made it up to the local branch of Micheal's craft store after work Wednesday to hunt down material for the two domes of the Russian church. I…

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Small Russian Church WiP

Posted on Jan 21st, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

A quick pair of photos of the small Russian church I'm building for Russian Civil War gaming in 28mm. Earlier in January I discussed some planning…

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Russian Huts Finished

Posted on Jan 20th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

It's been a bit of a slow ten days or so on the wargaming front around here; I wish I could say there was a proper reason, but I just haven't spent…

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The Next Building Project

Posted on Jan 5th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

I don't usually like to talk about plans and ideas before there's at least some progress to show off, but while I was away over the New Year I had…

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Second Russian House WiP

Posted on Dec 26th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Started another Russian farmhouse on Boxing Day evening, this one slightly bigger than the first at 4"x2". I mentioned in the previous article…

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Night Before the Night Before…

Posted on Dec 23rd, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

... and over at my place, I was hiding out, enjoying the last evening of solitary, productive peace and quiet I"ll have for a while, as the holiday…

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Templates for Cards

Posted on Dec 20th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Because I happen to have a stockpile of them around the place, several years ago I started using pre-punched Avery business card sheets as gaming…

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More Autogyrations

Posted on Dec 16th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Via Flickr user kitchener.lord, some still images of interwar autogyros recently posted. Most of what kitchener.lord posts is interwar…

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RCW: Blundering Into Each Other

Posted on Dec 11th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

We had another round of Mud & Blood powered Russian Civil War action this afternoon, with a White composite platoon under a very dynamic officer…

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RCW Cards & Blinds In The Flesh

Posted on Dec 11th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Finally got around to printing and cutting out a full set of the Russian Civil War Mud & Blood cards I created a few weeks ago, as well as the…

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Pearl Harbor, 70 Years Ago Today

Posted on Dec 7th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Today is, of course, Pearl Harbor Day, and this year marks the 70th anniversary of that attack. I was on Maui for a vacation about 18 months ago,…

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Reds & Whites in the Mud & the Blood

Posted on Dec 4th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

The Russian Civil War figures I've been painting had their first outing Saturday evening, as Corey and I lined them up and tried out Through the Mud…

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First Mud & Blood Game This Evening

Posted on Dec 3rd, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Quiet around here lately, primarily because all of my hobby time has been taken up painting White Russians for this evening's first outing of Russian…

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RCW cards now uploaded

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2011 - By Corey Burger - 0 Comments

I have managed to sort out the technical difficulties, and the RCW Cards are now released. Check out the RCW Cards Released post for more…

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RCW Cards Released for M&B

Posted on Nov 19th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

You saw the preview here a few days ago, and now they're ready: the first release of my Initiative Cards for playing Russian Civil War conflicts with…

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RCW Cards for Mud & Blood

Posted on Nov 16th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

The TFL rules "Through the Mud & the Blood" use a Game Deck of cards for initiative and game events. The construction of each deck will vary for…

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Minimal Maxim Basing

Posted on Nov 14th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've long been a fan of putting figures on the smallest bases they'll fit on and that'll keep them upright, when you're doing individual bases for…

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Featherstone’s “Battles With Model Soldiers”

Posted on Nov 12th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

A friend scored this 1970 classic of our hobby when I was at BottosCon in Vancouver last week, and was kind enough to loan it to me right away, even…

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Russian Civil War Blinds

Posted on Nov 2nd, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

A number of the TooFatLardies games, including Through The Mud And The Blood, feature "Blinds" — markers used on the table at the start of the…

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The Reds Are Coming!

Posted on Oct 21st, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

There's 43 Bolsheviks off my painting table and ready for action, finally! One Maxim MG crew, some officers and NCOs and a whole lot of ragged,…

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Pulpish Links of Interest, 13 October 2011

Posted on Oct 13th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

A miscelania of links, just so I get back into the habit of posting here! Adventures of the 19XX is a pulptastic webcomic, full of zeppelins,…

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Messrs. Clarke & von Clausewitz

Posted on Jul 19th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

"Everything is very simple in War, but the simplest thing is difficult." — Carl von Clausewitz, On War Richard Clarke of TooFatLardies has…

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Historical Gaming page

Posted on Jul 9th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Created a new Historical Gaming page, which has replaced the ECW/TYW page in the top menu; there's also a matching Historicals category now to…

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Great War Resources

Posted on Jul 8th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Having recently picked up a copy of TooFatLardies' Great War large skirmish rules Through The Mud and the Blood, I went looking for further reading.…

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Half-Timber Barn WiP Part II: Thatched Roof

Posted on Jun 21st, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Picked up a cheap towel to use as thatching. Here it is in a quickie late-night photograph, glue still wet on the roof of the half-timber…

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Half-Timber Barn WiP

Posted on Jun 15th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Something for the English Civil War/Thirty Years War table, as well as for pulp games set in the quainter parts of the UK or Europe! All those crops…

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Photos from My First Thirty Years War Fight

Posted on May 30th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Sunday the 29th of May we got together to do a four-player 1,000pt Field of Glory: Renaissance battle; this was bigger than had previously been…

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ECW Painting, Other Randomness for 28 May 2011

Posted on May 28th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

An entire week since my last substantial post! The horror, how will our dedicated readership cope? I've been painting up an English Civil…

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LPL5 Week 9: The Horse Again, I’m Afraid

Posted on May 16th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Week 9? There was no Week 9. Well, OK, there was, but it involved me running my ECW Parliamentarian Horse again, and them getting beaten.…

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LPL5 Week 8: For God And Parliament!

Posted on May 9th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

For the 5th Lead Painters League's 8th Round, something entirely new from me: 28mm English Civil War/Thirty Years War cavalry! These are Warlord…

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LPL5 Week 7: The Lewis Gun

Posted on May 2nd, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

"Whatever happens, we have got/the Lewis gun, and they do not" — with apologies to Mr. Kipling, of course. My LPL5 Week 7 entry was more…

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LPL5 Week 6: White Russians!

Posted on Apr 25th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 6 Comments

No, not the (very tasty!) drink, but White Russian Rifles from sometime in the Russian Civil War; the figures are 28mm from Brigade Games and very…

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LPL5 Week 5: Hunting von Lettow-Vorbek

Posted on Apr 18th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Week Five of the LAF's Lead Painters League having just ended, here's my entry. This was one of the bonus theme weeks; the bonus theme this time was…

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LPL5 Week 2: Command On The Frontier

Posted on Mar 28th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

More goodness from the Lead Painters League, this time my Week Two entry, titled Command On The Frontier. The frontier in this case being the…

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A White Russian, And Other News

Posted on Mar 18th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

A bit quieter around the Warbard right now; I'm having most of my gaming time sucked up by the Lead Painters League 5 and real life; Corey is however…

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