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Topside Minis Product Review

Topside Minis Product Review

Hello again! Today, I take a detailed look at a product that I am quite excited about: Topside Minis.  I feel that this product represents an important development  for naval wargaming, making it much easier for gamers to get into … Continue reading

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War At Sea Battle Report: IJN vs USN

I recently played my first War at Sea game in a long time. The game was with my friend Seth (wargamer55), and it was a classic Pacific War matchup: Japan vs United States!

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2014 Painting Contest Winners

After 2 rounds of voting, the winners for this year’s Man Battlestations painting contest have been determined! First place goes to Danaussie with his beautifully painted 1:1800 scale HMS Renown: In second place was Last Rites’s New Orleans Class airship … Continue reading

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War At Sea: IJN vs USN, 200 Points

One of the fun parts of moving is getting to meet new gamers at your destination! This is just what happened a while back when I met up with fellow Foruminian Sun-Tzu for a game of War at Sea at … Continue reading

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War at Sea: Japan Vs. US Part 2

Welcome back! If you remember from Part 1, Seth and I played a 100 point game that was limited to 1942 with no subs or aircraft. Additionaly, night rules were in effect, limiting long range shooting. During the first game, … Continue reading

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War at Sea: Japan vs. US Part 1

In celebration and remembrance of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Cape Esperance, Seth and I got together for another couple of games of War At Sea. In keeping with the theme of the battle, we set a year … Continue reading

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Fighting Lady

Fighting Lady

Saw this video posted over on the Forumini, and thought I would share it here. It is an hour-long period piece about the 2nd USS Yorktown and her first actions in the Pacific. What makes this piece particluarly interesting is … Continue reading

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War at Sea Battle Report: USN vs. IJN, 300pts

After a few weeks off, Seth and I are back at it with War at Sea. We agreed to play a 300 point match, which is a larger game than we have previously played. After a coin toss, I took … Continue reading

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Battle of Midway Lecture

So, as I mentioned  a while back when I posted a War at Sea battle report that re-created the battle of Midway, this year marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway. I recently discovered an excellent lecture by … Continue reading

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