Category Archives: Reviews

Buccaneer S Mk.2B

Revell www.revell.com The Buccaneer was a British jet bomber produced during the golden age of British aviation design and development. Originally manufactured in the 1960s by the Blackburn Company and later absorbed into British Aerospace, the aircraft was designed to fly off Royal Navy carriers and carry a nuclear bomb in its rotating bomb bay.… Read More »


28mm Milites Christi and Mutatawwi’a Warbands

Gripping Beast www.grippingbeast.com Mere months after its initial release, the second wave of dedicated miniatures for SAGA: The Crescent & The Cross has been released. Soapy has been hard at work increasing the already vast number of models Gripping Beast produce for their popular Dark Age skirmish game, focussing once more on the Holy Land… Read More »


Battlemats

Cigar Box Battles www.cigarboxbattle.com If you don’t have the luxury of a permanent games table, it can be difficult to set up realistic terrain for your battles. It is too easy to get that ‘billiard table’ look, unless you fill the table with so much clutter that there’s no room left for your figures. Well,… Read More »


ATTACK ON THE JUNGER

by Charles S. Grant Partizan Press www.caliverbooks.com   In my capacity as a Sixth Form college lecturer in Creative Writing, I had the pleasure recently to be invited to a writer’s symposium at Bournemouth University. As we discussed the ‘demise of the sovereign text’, a couple of the chaps there revealed they’d received a grant… Read More »


Da Nang Diary

Tom Yarborough www.casematepublishing.co.uk Da Nang Diary: A Forward Air Controller’s Gunsight View of Flying with SOG is Colonel Tom Yarborough’s account of his 5,000 hours of flying time (a third of them in combat) during his 600 sorties in Vietnam as a forward air controller. Among other decorations, his distinguished service there won him the… Read More »


THE WARGAMERS’ ANNUAL 2015

Charles S. Grant et al , Partizan Press, £13.50 www.caliverbooks.com Reviewed by Gary Mitchell As this is the sixth ‘Wargamers’ Annual’ the serial looks set to run and run. Like all ‘annuals’ – recall the one you got each year from your auntie – this would make the ideal festive gift to dip into whilst… Read More »


28mm Dismounted 1st Virginia Cavalry

Redoubt Enterprises www.redoubtenterprises.com As an ACW gamer and a dyed in the wool romantic who takes the Confederate side, I have always loved the idea of the Confederate Cavalier. Yes, maybe these didn’t really exist and, by the war’s end, most of the ‘cavalry’ were just men with shotguns and pistols who rode horses but… Read More »


40mm AWI

Front Rank www.frontrank.com With the recent releases of Land of the Free, Black Powder’s Rebellion supplement and the continuing success of Muskets & Tomahawks, AWI has seen a real resurgence recently. Front Rank has quite a large selection of 40mm AWI figures covering the British, Hessians and Continentals, and they sent two of each in… Read More »


Colonial Scout Troopers

CP Models www.cpmodelsminiatures.co.uk As well as being the owners of TQD Castings, Leicestershire’s CP Models are the producers of several lovely and idiosyncratic ranges in 15, 20 and 28mm. Today’s review is about their lovely near-future range of Colonial Scouts, found in the Sci-fi section of their webstore. Retailing at £2 each, these models ignore… Read More »


28mm Republican Roman Characters

Agema Miniatures www.agemaminiatures.co.uk/shop Agema Miniatures first came to widespread attention with their range of 28mm plastic models for the Republican Roman period. However, like most manufacturers they also have metal miniatures for sale. Today’s review concerns their Triarii and Princepes character packs, both £6 for four models (plus metal shields) from the website listed above.… Read More »