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Welcome to the site where the story of the battle is as important as the battle itself. Here we will focus on men thrust into extraordinary situations of life and death. They must lead other men with duty and honor to meet their countries objectives. Some will be blessed with great skill, some will carry great shortcomings. No matter what nation, no matter what war, no matter what theater, they are all called to move their Platoon or Squadron forward!

These are their individual stories as played out using my various campaign rules . Hopefully these stories will entertain and inspire you to use your own troops, airmen and sailors to accomplish your own great heroics.

Monday, July 23, 2012

A wargamer looks at Duxford

Haven't been posting because my family came to see me from the USA for the last 2 weeks.  Took my Dad and Brother to Duxford.  Great place for aerial buffs as well as for WW II buffs in general.  Due to bandwith I am limited to 5 pictures as of late so...
You gotta love a classic.  They actually have 2 there plus a B-24, B-29 and B-52.

First time I have ever seen a Lancaster!  Boy are they big.

They have alot of aircraft there and a neat thing is that many are in working order.  I have been there on a weekend in the past and you can see them flying.  If you go on an air show day I bet it is spectacular.  In addition to many aircraft they have a whole hanger of vehicles that are manily WW II.   This is well done and worth a visit in and of itself.

A tiger on a street looking for bear!

There are several full scale dioramas with vehicles in them that are simply smashing like the one pictured above.

After visiting there I could not get my kin to play Bag the Hun.  They wanted to play...

A meeting engagement using the Platoon Forward scenario from a Lardy special a couple years back
My son and I were the russians while my brother and his son were the Germans.
We won.
They got revenge with SAGA the next night though

Also got my Dad to a WW II airfield near here called Lavenham.  He enjoyed it.

B-24 hanger at Lavenham

Will still post the pictures of the IWM and Sutton Hoo.




  1. Have to return to Duxford, ASAP... now if Chany will respond to my message I can organize something... ahahahah... by the way how the restoration project of the F-105 is doing?

  2. It is a great place. I don't recall seeing a F 105 there. There are plenty of planes being restored though so I could have missed it. they have a JU 52 that is almost ready.


  3. Awesome. Thats a lot of planes in that Hanger. Looks like it is well worth a visit. Seeing a real Lancester is always great.

  4. Kiwi
    That is just one of 9 hangars that they have. It is an amazing place.