History is Fun

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Three Brigades of Union Infantry

Hi everyone!
I hope all is well in your part of the world.

This week I was successful in completing these Three Brigades of Infantry in 6mm.

I added a special flag to one of the Brigades, instead of the standard Regimental flag I added a flag that is dear to my heart. It is from the state that I call home in the U.S.A. can you see it and if so what state does it belong to?

Have a great week!


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Re basing 6mm Union Miniatures of Altar of Freedom

Hi everyone,

Well these 6mm Baccus Union Miniatures were painted a few years ago but I based them for the Baccus Civil War rules, which I did not like much but at the time they were all that was out there. Now I have read through Altar of Freedom, which I think is a very good set of rules for fighting large battle from the US Civil War.

So what do I have?

I have 4 batteries of Artillery, 1 Brigade of Infantry and a Brigade of Cavalry. Yes in these rules a Brigade is the maneuver element and the players take the role of the Corps and Army Commanders.

I am hoping to finish up enough figures to fight Bull Run before Midsummer here in Sweden. We will see if I can get everything painted up in time. Then I will use these rules with the Columbia Games Board Game, Bobby Lee, to do a Civil War Campaign.

Lets see how this goes.

Enjoy the pictures!

Monday, November 16, 2015

My gift from my Secret Santa has arrived

Much to my surprise when I came home from work today there was a package waiting for me.!

It was addressed to me and had Secret Santa written on the envelope.

Thank you to my Secret Santa, now It will go under the tree once I get that set up!!!

Have a great Christmas.


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Finishing up the US Battleship Division Nine of the Atlantic Fleet from WWI

Hi everyone.

I am surprised I was able to paint with the news of yesterdays attack in Paris. I think it was the only thing that I could do to take my mind off the events of yesterday.

So I have finished up three more GHQ Ships for the WWI Period of Naval History.

The ships are:

USS Delaware
USS Florida

USS Wyoming

The three new ships

These new additions along with the USS New York, which I painted last year will make up the historic Battleship Division Nine of the US Atlantic Fleet.  This squadron was sent to assist the British in late 1917.  The four ships served with the Royal Navy as the Sixth Battle Squadron of the British Royal Navy.

The Complete Battleship Division ready for action

Top down view of the ships

I hope you can take some time and look on line to get more details on each of the ships if you are interested.

These ships should be making an appearance at gaming convention in the near future. Details are to follow.

Be safe and try to have a safe weekend!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

To wear or not to wear? That is the question!!!

Hi all,

I need your assistance!

I am a Veteran of the U.S. Army, I served 20 years and I am proud of my service to my nation!
Veterans Day is coming up in a week and I am debating if I should wear my medals? 

I have a total of 10 full size medals which I am authorized to wear and I have never warn them on civilian cloths for any holiday, but since moving to Sweden I feel like it would be a good thing for me to do.

What are your thoughts?

Should I go to work with my medals on my business jacket or not?

Please leave your comments below!


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Secret Santa Wish List

Hi all,

Well as you know I am participating in a Secret Santa gift exchange for Christmas.  I have been contacted by the people running the Secret Santa and they have recommended placing a Wish List up on our blogs to help the person who draws my name out of the hat and will try to get a gift for me.

Well I have took a little time and here is a list of things, not in any particular order:

WWII GHQ 1/2400 scale ships:
  1. BB H-39
  2. BB Tirpitz
  3. CB Scharnhorst x 2
  1. BB King George V
  2. CV Illustrius
  3. BB Rodney
15mm Modern:
  1. Terrorists/Taliban
  2. Rioters
  3. Mob People
  4. Civilian Police
This is just a quick list and I encourage my Secret Santa to take a look at my blog and I am sure they will find something to fit all the different miniatures and wargames I play.

Have a good week.