Converting a toy paddle-steamer into a colonial gunboat
A really tough job getting my basing material
A wargamer’s pedantic view of the Battle of Ruapekapeka (1845/46)
The slowest pirates in the world
Cardboard Māori buildings and pā
Pre-orders for 28mm Dutch Landsverk armoured car
Display game of the colonial New Zealand Wars
New video and VR tour of Battle of Ruapekapeka Pā (1845)
Gathering the forces for my colonial New Zealand Wars game
Video trailer about colonial New Zealand Wars
Display game to commemorate colonial New Zealand Wars
A 28mm Japanese tower that looks Japanese!
‘Blood & Plunder’ pirate game on exquisite terrain
WW2 Dutch ‘PAG-trekker’ light artillery tractor
My life ‘on the ice’ – Antarctica 1976/77
Doodling with Napoleonic figures
Lighting for the wargames table
WW2 Dutch ‘Black Devils’
Forthcoming new WW2 Dutch releases
My WW2 Dutch army in 28mm
Work-in-progress on WW2 Dutch
Japanese house – a blotz on the landscape?
Painted 28mm WW2 Dutch figures
A Japanese castle complex at last
Sneak peak of my latest Japanese terrain
What I did on my holiday
Painting finished – the Seven Samurai
First three of the Seven Samurai painted
‘Seven Samurai’ project underway
‘Tribal’ pre-gunpowder skirmish rules – Māori, Aztecs, Japanese, gladiators – oh my!
Pt2: Crown forces of the New Zealand Wars (1840s)
Crown forces of the New Zealand Wars (1860s)
Māori war-party for ‘The Men Who Would Be Kings’
At last – a wargames table of my own!
‘The Men Who Would Be Kings’ colonial rules
Home improvements to 4Ground’s Japanese shogunate houses
Some special Xmas videos in miniature
May ’40 Miniatures release new pics of ww2 Dutch
WW2 Dutch in 28mm by May ’40 Miniatures
Colonial New Zealand Wars of the 1860s
More painted New Zealand Wars coming soon …
Painting a 3D-printed Caribbean building
Carden Loyd tankette for my WW2 Dutch army
Pre-orders for 28mm WW2 Dutch
A Dutch farmhouse for 28mm WW2 gaming
I was there – a Kiwi at Pickett’s Charge
Bolt Action: Spahis and Foreign Legion vs Germans
‘Sharp Practice’ game report – Fondler’s Colonel
Flats – two dimensions instead of three
What is it?
Good news and bad news
Māori and British do battle at ‘Call To Arms’
Painted WW2 Dutch from May ’40 Miniatures
New range of Dutch WW2 figures getting closer
Hurry, hurry, hurry, for 1860s NZ Wars range
Newly released trailer for ‘Barry Lyndon’
Trees, trees, trees …
Interested in an 1860s NZ Wars range from Eureka?
1860s Māori Wars and WW2 Dutch
Photo book on Dutch WW2 equipment
‘The Black Devils’ film trailer re Dutch marines in 1940
New 28mm Dutch WW2 troops
Tribal – best ever rules cover?!
Napoleon’s dinosaur-mounted carabiniers?
Completed my WW2 colonial French army
‘Wargames Illustrated’ articles about Chunuk Bair diorama – in full!
Review of Neucraft Models Renault R35 tank
4Ground’s Middle Eastern house kit
WW2 colonial French ‘Dodge Tanake’
A business shirt for a Laffly AMD 50 armoured car
WW2 colonial French Berliet VUDBs
WW2 colonial French vehicles under way
WW2 Colonial French force for Bolt Action
Lynden Hussars join the army of the Barryat of Lyndonia
Sacré bleu, a horse-and-musket gamer goes WW2
A new wargaming period on the horizon
Huzzah! French 18th century hussars
My 2015 blogging review
Trouble painting faces? Look at these!
3D printable modular fantasy terrain Kickstarter
My video about a new NZ flag
New Gallipoli animated feature film called ’25 April’
Deceptively clever simplicity of New Zealand’s latest flag proposal
Disappointment and joy about the new New Zealand flag
Video of Sir Peter Jackson and ‘The Great War Exhibition’
The VERY best photos of the Chunuk Bair diorama
The oldest item in my bookshelf – an 1854 map of Waterloo
Squeezed in one last submission for a new New Zealand flag
My final submission for a new New Zealand flag
A new national flag for New Zealand
More preview pics of Crann Tara’s forthcoming Gardes Françaises
Make your own hardcover ‘eye candy’ book of miniatures
Excellent national radio programme about Waterloo wargame
Father and son bonding at Waterloo
Recreating a famous painting of Fontenoy in miniature
Teaser for my article in ‘Wargames Illustrated’
A visit to ‘Gallipoli: the scale of our war’
Amazing photos of Napoleonic reenactors
A simple way to paint a Maori pa and other scenery
Predictions about wargaming in 1981 – right or wrong?
Police magazine features the Chunuk Bair diorama
More pics of Sir Peter Jackson’s massive Chunuk Bair diorama
First pics of Sir Peter Jackson’s massive Gallipoli diorama!
Final touches for the massive 54mm Chunuk Bair diorama
A visit to Sir Peter Jackson’s ‘The Great War Exhibition’
Amazing parade of WW1 vehicles in Wellington today
Me as a 54mm Perry miniature!
Pics of day 2 of Gallipoli diorama assembly at Weta
Day 1 assembling giant Gallipoli diorama at Weta Workshop
Last 54mm Perry Anzacs for Peter Jackson’s WW1 exhibition
Cool video about our huge Perry 54mm Gallipoli diorama project
World’s first 3D-printed Maori pa completed
54mm Gallipoli Turks by the Perrys
More Perry previews of 54mm New Zealanders and Turks
Maori meeting house, and other buildings
Fifty shades of grey – and blue
Dramatic Perry 54mm Gallipoli figures
A message from Sir Peter Jackson
Amazing 54mm bespoke Perry figures
3D files for Maori pa fencing now for sale
New blog for huge New Zealand WW1 project using 54mm Perrys
More Maori pa fencing hot off the 3D printer
Kiwi Gallipoli diorama project hits the media
Update on New Zealand Gallipoli diorama project
3D-printed Maori pa pallisades
A name for the Gallipoli painting project?
Sir Peter Jackson needs Kiwi wargamers
I’ve seen the future of wargames terrain
Video walkthrough of Maori pa interactive game
Trailer & stills of movie on 17th century Admiral de Ruyter
Annual ‘Dressing The Lines’ blog review
Hinchliffe French artillery limber
Guess this means no blue blood in my family history
Napoleonic French supply wagon completed and based
Found: the lost scenes from the movie ‘Waterloo’
Perry Miniatures Napoleonic supply wagon
Napoleon and Wellington at my house
My colonial NZ Wars article in ‘Wargame Bloggers Quarterly’
Fire in the fern – blue-coated British of the colonial New Zealand Wars
A study in blue – British for the colonial NZ Wars
The most epic airline flight safety briefing ever – and I’m not kidding
Reacquainting myself with Sharpe and Harper
Painted Eureka NZ Wars figures for sale on TradeMe
The secret of black undercoating
Underway again – painting the 1860s New Zealand Wars
Perry Miniatures colonial New Zealand Wars figures
Stunning Battle of Tsushima scenes in Japanese TV series
I should be dead …
Washington to Wairau with Wakefield
Call To Arms 3: Other spectacular games
Call To Arms 2: Samurai
Call To Arms 1: Māori vs British
Basing Royal Navy and Maori artillery for colonial NZ Wars
Police cars and uniforms
Selling my Eureka colonial New Zealand Wars figures
Colonial New Zealand Wars Māori and militia
Review of ‘The Waikato River Gunboats’
Ironclads a’sailing o’er the bright blue sea
Ironclad gunboats on the River Waikato in 1863
Baby singlehandedly closes lord’s wargaming room
Ronin samurai game at Kapiti club’s open day
School children making models of Battle of Gate Pā
Māori attack on the homestead
Settlers, samurai, a standard and a Shorland
Colourful ‘Ronin’ skirmish in 16th century Japan
Takeda versus Hojo
4Ground’s shogunate cottage and barn finished
New housing estate in Little Japan
A busy day in Little Japan
It’s Waitangi Day!
Perry’s gorgeous unarmoured samurai figures
Review of 4Ground’s Japanese shogunate houses
A real-life flagpole for Christmas
I would add a posting, but…
That was the year that was
My 28mm Takeda samurai buntai
4Ground’s Japanese shogunate buildings
Edible hobbit house
Merry Christmas from at my painting desk
Mounted samurai horseman
Samurai unleashed in a Japanese garden
‘Utu Redux’ – movie set in the colonial New Zealand Wars
Test run painting a 28mm Kingsford samurai
The Hobbit in Air New Zealand’s latest video
Crux-point for my samurai project
Pics of my visit to Les Invalides in Paris – museums and Napoleon’s tomb
An Antipodean view of SELWG
Diorama of Naval Brigade during the Indian Mutiny
Another excellent Napoleonic naval diorama
Fabulous cutting-out expedition diorama
Seeking ride from Rye (Kent) to SELWG
Keep calm – I’m on holiday
Battlefield Guide: Kororareka 1845
Tips for river boating in France?
Kingsford Samurai, and even some SELWG
My stereotypical Japanese terrain for ‘Ronin’
Sharpie and Harper in the cherry blossoms
Cherry blossoms for my samurai
A look at my new ‘Ronin’ samurai rules and figures
Fukei buildings and scenery for my Samurai project
‘Wargaming Compendium’ arrives …
Samurai miniatures decision made
Archaeological investigation of the Ruapekapeka campaign
Samurai and Maori, and a dash of compendium
Wow – new New Zealand Wars goodness from Empress!
Another Samurai musing
Musing and enthusing on samurai
Kapiti Fusiliers – 40mm Perry Napoleonics
Solution to my dynamic blogroll having died.
My dynamic blogroll has died – what can I do?
Pirate raid in Kapiti
Kapiti Fusiliers: Battles of Rusty Creek and Gettysburg
Tartanish and Thunderbirdish Napoleonics
Junk, empirical fantasy and junk again
Is the historian’s craft to pursue the truth?
Part 3: My father’s Dutch war service
Dad’s wartime album: invasion of Holland
Pics of my painted Renedra church
Empress Miniatures: Corporal Willie Apiata VC
Un-painting the Renedra ramshackle barn
Tricornes and lashings of rococo gilt – Austrian staff
St Helena Medal
Military review in the Barryat of Lyndonia
Pendon Museum – the ultimate in scenery
Minden Miniatures and the end of the hobby?
The Enfield Conspiracy
Review of Osprey ‘The New Zealand Wars 1820-72’
Kapiti Fusiliers – ‘PRATZEN … DRATZEN! A Napoleonic game report’
Kapiti Fusiliers – ‘A quick and easy basing method’
¡¡¡28mm yellow-coated Spanish dragoons!!!
Coca-Cola ad for wargamers?
Noddy’s Spanish dragoons
Old Stuff Day
Roses are red, violets are blue, dragoons in yellow, that’s what I’ll do!
Kapiti Fusiliers: ‘Effective Use of Basecloths for Terrain’
Rococo cavalcade -18th century dragoons on parade
Well, here we go! [revisited three years later]
New Zealand National Army Museum
Empress Miniatures ‘New Zealand Wars’ naval landing party painted
Happy Waitangi Day
Rococo riders, briney sailors and a incapacitated capacitator
Waikato Wars (1860s) digital resource
New Zealand Wars naval shore party launched by Empress
Back to the eighteenth century
Do you hear the people sing? Les Mis!
Another pic from the new Osprey on the New Zealand Wars 1820-72
Osprey’s new colonial New Zealand Wars book
Tally ho! ‘Albion Triumphant’ on pre-order!
Liebster Awards, and a grumble
My brother’s fantastic photos of New Zealand, Europe & Africa
An unexpected flight safety briefing
French Foreign Legion finished
A tour of my study
French Foreign Legion for VSF (2)
French Foreign Legion for VSF
Neverending convoy of Polizei vehicles
Police hats of the world
More German polizei oldtimers from the interwar years
Odd interwar German polizei vehicles
Slippers for the well-dressed wargamer
Olympics wargames terrain pics
Two too big and too little VSF machines
Bathysphere time? Another VSF goodie …
More VSF goodies from Japan
Colonial VSF robot – first peek
New Zealand Wars battle report using ‘Sharp Practice’
My first New Zealand Wars game tomorrow
‘Sharp Practice’ cards for New Zealand Wars
Māori pa under attack!
New Zealand Wars book review and excerpt
A Victorian Science Fiction conundrum
Sample ‘Sharp Practice’ cards for New Zealand Wars
Māori pa fortifications under construction
Two New Zealand Wars armies for ‘Sharp Practice’
Hammering a stake into the ground
Upgrading Warhammer plastic trees
Truchseß dragoons join the Barryat of Lyndonia
At last, an active wargames club
ANZAC Day – lest we forget
At last, a full-size Napoleonic French flag!
A haughty general officer of the Barryat of Lyndonia
First look – Empress’s second release of NZ Wars
Guess what’ll be in Empress’s forthcoming NZ Wars release
In police hands – my miniatures under arrest!
A VSF machine built in five minutes flat
Star Wars by steam – a fabulous steampunk walker
I’m so hanging…
Photos of finished colonial New Zealand Wars figures and terrain
23,000 reenactors at Gettysburg – more photos
A Kiwi amongst 23,000 reenactors at Gettysburg
Father and son bonding at Waterloo
Is history important?
Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Men
‘Colonial New Zealand Wars’ book seeking good home
Toying with ‘toi-tois’
YouTube on making New Zealand trees
Pictures of a New Zealand Wars scene with my plants
New Zealand tree kits available
Excellent range of New Zealand trees
Why does my painting look so terrible in photos?
Napoleonic naval landing party of sailors and marines
Spanish Big Man for ‘Sharp Practice’
A review of this blog during 2011
No ‘pa-rum-pum pum pum’ here. Merry Christmas!
Last dab of paint on NZ Wars figures … what’s next?
Perry plastic farmhouse kit in New Zealand Wars setting
Three great Maori Wars/New Zealand Wars novels
My Waterloo photo wins a national newspaper competition!
“Barry Lyndon” Prussian big battalion finally complete!
Maurice is coming!
Wonderful old Russian codger
Kapa O Pango, aue hi! All Blacks – Rugby World Cup!
Anyone got any spare Warhammer trees?
War comics – Napoleonic style!
New Zealand Police “kapa haka” team’s performance
Today is Police Remembrance Day
More painted Māori, colonials and British by Empress
A fearsome Māori haka from the colonial New Zealand Wars
Māori and Prussians and police haka, oh my!
The funniest captions ever for tour of a tank museum
Tartan decals for kilts
My 18th century French march again
Tamiya’s ‘conspiracy’ sprues – JFK, Roswell and the Moon Landing
Top 5 reasons to buy ‘The Last Argument of Kings’
‘The Last Argument of Kings’ – first impressions
Empress 1840s New Zealand Wars Māori and colonial figures
A fantastic Napoleonic hussar movie – if it weren’t for Fred …
Very old old-school Spencer-Smith Bavarian army
Painted my first Empress ‘New Zealand Wars’ figures
Pirate game on lovely portside terrain
Big aftershocks hit Christchurch
Back home from poor old Christchurch
No updates for a couple of weeks
A fantastic landscape diorama – and I do mean fantastic!
Great blog articles on New Zealand Wars
My NZ Wars scenario comes second in Too Fat Lardies competition
New blog by maker of that wonderful wild west town
My posse gathers to play a Wild West game
One of the nicest wargames terrains I’ve ever seen
Old TV series “The New Zealand Wars”
Minden Miniatures ‘Prussians’ à la Barry Lyndon
Reenactment of the Treaty of Waitangi (1840)
Pics of Empress Miniatures’ New Zealand Wars range
Amazing medieval figures: Bruegelburg
THE nicest Napoleonic game I’ve ever seen
Slightly more info on Empress ‘Maori Wars’ range
More on Empress Miniatures’ Maori Wars range
I’m in heaven!
The drought has broken!
Blitz humour in the Christchurch earthquake
A fun game of ‘Black Powder’
Sharpe figures by Alban
Made redundant – is this ‘The Opportunity’ for a wargames job?
Earthquake proofing my miniatures cabinets
2010 in review
Merry Xmas and happy New Year
My Minden Miniatures finally based
Great ruined temple model
Minden Prussians underway
Patrick O’Brian’s ‘Captain Jack Aubrey and Dr Maturin’ novels
Mulling over commercially-cut bases
Thought of the day
Fontenoy – my favourite battle painting
Finally completed – my family tree book
Part 2: My father’s Dutch war service
What I’m reading …
Valeur et discipline
British battalion gun
Blog stats look like a seismograph
Update on earthquake damage
A wargamer’s report from Earthquake Central
A’sailing o’er the bright blue sea
Ta-dah! First Minden French company painted
Preview of newly-painted Minden French
Really different ‘hussars’
New Italeri North African house
Minden French command
Back home from the Middle East
Dubai gaming – or was it in ancient Egypt?
Gaming drought in Dubai
Mindens and the Middle East
My ‘bits and pieces’ display case
Here we go again – another big Minden battalion
Famous Kapiti Fusiliers armies for sale
Perry plastic cuirassiers
My ‘Barry Lyndon’ armies
Part 1: My father’s Dutch war service
Where it all happens …
My Minden British all painted at last
The Battle of Waterloo in the ‘Otago Witness’, 1877.
What is your favourite wargaming MIDI/MP3 file?
SYW French flags in breach of protocol?
Napoleonic British rocket section
A buck a book
A pirate’s life for me!
Progress on Minden SYW British
Thoughts on blogging
A wargames collection to die for
Waving the flag
Trumpeting on about my forebear
Spouting about the Winter Olympics opening
Minden me own business
Well, here we go!