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Marengo 1800

Are you old enough to start collecting Napoleonic wargames miniatures? There must surely come a time in one’s life when you have no interest in reading romances or Scandinavian murder mysteries. Not for you pre-pubescent Wizards, you need only concern yourself with the campaigns of… Read More

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Mother’s Day- the case for the defence!

In my last article, we discussed the maximum price we could or should pay for our miniature obsession. The result of such deliberation was of course the ten pound rule- when one considers the use to which we put our miniature heroes, that seems about… Read More

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The Perfect Ten

Your significant other may need to be shielded from what follows! Not because of the brilliance of Bartek’s artwork but due to the subject of finances. My daughter’s Marxist Leninist boyfriend was scoffing at the “one percent”, those evil patriarchs who control the world’s economic… Read More

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Hussars de la Morte

IiIicPainting Napoleonic uniforms deters many would-be collectors of miniatures. Can the Despertaferres spraycan and washes ™ method deal with those darlings of any Napoleonic army, the hussars? Well, see what you think….. The Wargames Foundry, Mark Coppelstone, Seven Years Wars figures are superb miniatures and… Read More

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Proletarians to horse!

Take some time to scan the image of the red horseman. How the time flies. There was a time that tales of gallant revolutionaries charging across the steppes were my heroes too. Everything about this period seemed to be both heroic and tragic. You had… Read More

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Cardiff Wargames

I wish I was the sort of person who was described by others as “organised”. You can spot these people. They invariably beam with delight as you can’t remember the time or even the day. The “organised” person has charts and sends reminders. Well to… Read More

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Blucher week two- la misere y a autorise l’indiscipline!

“Misery gave way to indiscipline” Well it’s the second week of my new favourite army, Napoleon’s Armee d’Italie. I think it was my wargaming sensei Rob James who gently told me that I did not have enough years to collect and paint a Napoleonic wargames… Read More