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"Truly it can be said of him, without count are his soldiers & beyond measure his might." - Prince Edward in reference to Lord Butler & his invasion force departing London for Mars.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

South American Wars: The 1995 Alto Cenepa War

I am thinking of either recreating the 1995 Cenepa War between Ecuador and Peru or a fictitious 2015 war between the two or a mix of other South American states or perhaps both. I know for certain I will use 1/600 scale aircraft. However I am undecided on infantry and vehicle models. My first thoughts are 6mm but I am very tempted to just do the whole thing in 1/600. PicoArmor has the O8 stuff and its great.

Although the idea of a mixed wargame army of 1/600 fighter jets and helicopters along with 6mm ground forces sounds intriguing. If you've not seen the 1/600 aircraft go take a look at picoarmor.com.

I can fit out the infantry with my current 6mm models and several of the fighting vehicles. I can almost say the same for my 1/600 collection. I will put together some sample pictures of an all 1/600 Ejercito Ecuador force and an mixed scale force of 6mm ground with 1/600 air support to post here later.

Also on the general conflagration between Latin American states I don't think including the big three of Brasil, Argentina and Chile would work unless you divide them up against one another. Perhaps more in the North. Anyway Cenepa War for certain and perhaps just a general war between Peru and Ecuador to keep it simple.

Friday, February 13, 2015

2ACW First Scenario: The Silver Legion Marches on Fort Smith

My very first Memoir '44 scenario or at least using the scenario editor. The Silver Legion needs the weapons stored at the former National Guard Armory in Fort Smith Arkansas. The Legion decides to send its forces in Western Arkansas to Fort Smith to overpower the remaining Federal and State Troops at Camp Chaffee.

The PDF of the scenario can be found over at Scenario from the Front at Days of Wonder.

A Very Arkansas Civil War or the 2nd American Civil War 1930s

I've decided to open this campaign idea back up. I am thinking I will use 1/72 scale toy soldiers and Memoir '44 along with a homebrewed skirmish game to fight out the battles of the campaign.  For now I think I will keep the campaign confined within my home state of Arkansas.  I will write up a better background but for now it will be FDR was ousted in a coup and the union fell apart. When the union fell the state government declared a republic and nationalized both the State and National Guards. Workers in Pine Bluff organized the Arkansas Workers Party with the intent of turning the state into a communist nation. The of course Charles Lindbergh sent a faction of his cronies down to the natural state to ensure that the state becomes a part of a larger future fascist America. Here are the flags of my factions:

The Arkansas Republic

The Peoples Republic of Arkansas

The Silver Legion of Arkansas

Silver Legion recruiting poster.

Republic recruiting poster encouraging men to join the Arkansas Infantry Force.

Flag of a Communist Regiment from Pine Bluff.

The State of Arkansas when the Union fell.

Flag of Russian backed Communist Organizers in America.

Major General William Arthur Murray, Military Commandant of the Republic.

Republic soldiers patrolling near the West Memphis bridge.

Republic soldiers under inspection in Texarkana.

Republic Cavalry at Camp Chaffee in Fort Smith.

A Republic Infantryman at Camp Robinson in Little Rock.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

M44: Campaign Book Vol 1 and Scenario Editor

 My coupon code for buying Memoir '44 was about to expire so I used it to pick up the PDF of the Campaign Book Vol 1 and the Scenario Editor program. I intend to have the campaign book printed and spiral bound. I will post pictures of that when it happens. Also once I craft my first scenario I will post it here.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Basic Online Naval Wargame

One of the blogs I now regularly read Wargaming Miscellany by Mr. Robert Cordery mentioned an online game that can be used with his naval warfare rules. It is simply a table with pieces that you can pick up and move as you like. A great source for playtesting Naval '44 IMO. Also the hex map could probably be printed off for other uses. Enjoy.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Uknown Naval Miniatures

Picked these up for cheap on eBay however I have no idea as to the nationality, ship, and am a little uncertain on scale but my guess would be 1/6000.

EDIT: I've come to discover that these models are 1/4800 scale. The center ships appear to the be the Hood and the Hermes. Therefore I have the early start of a British Task Force.