Tuesday, 6 February 2018

CANCON - Australia's biggest Wargames Con

The Skirmish Sangin Kiwi team made the journey to Canberra Australia for what is Australia's biggest wargames convention. This year it was on the 26th-28th January. As it was a game in a suitcase (actually a couple) we couldn't take the really detailed scenery but as you can see from below we managed our interpretation of the Plausible Deniability mission in the recently released Skirmish Sangin Spec Ops books Plausible Deniability.

Throughout the three days we played the game so many times I am still having nightmares about it :-) However our Aussie mates really took to it and we managed to sell out of the core Sangin rulebook, and Plausible Deniability.

Of course, there was much more than just us their with much gaming and many stores. Some of the terrain made me weep with envy particularly the WW2 tables that were set up. I would love to run our forthcoming WW2 game on this terrain.

Brecourt Manor

St Mere Eglise
 Bocage country

Unfortunately demoing and managing the store meant we didn't get to see or participate in the Con as much as we would have liked. It was still great to meet old friends (Spyros, Jerry) from last year and make new ones this year.

I would heartily recommend CANCON to anyone in the southern hemisphere the atmosphere is brilliant and very welcoming.  The "diggers" sure know how to put on a Con. Also, Canberra is a great place for a visit it's just a 3-hour drive from Sydney. See you all next year. Oh and BTW we will be doing MOAB for the first in Sydney in October.

Thursday, 16 November 2017



As I am sure we have all seen a Bridge to Far and if we are interested in World War 2 then we all know enough about the battle of Arnhem for me not to go into detail. If you are unsure this is a great article on Wikipedia that will fill in the blanks.

Our game begins with our advancing British Paratrooper attempting to advance to the town of Arnhem. Two Jeeps and a 10 man section led the initial advance.

They were part a troop of Reconnaissance jeeps from the 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron. Unfortunately one developed engine trouble (we rolled the lowest initiative 11) so the other pushed on regardless. The Germans, seeing the mass landing, quickly organised a reconnaissance unit of their own in the shape of1 Schwimmwagen and 2 Hanomag Halftracks. 14 men in total.

The concept behind the game is this is a meeting engagement, as both sides rush to complete their mission. The British needed not to be held up and exit off the far side of the table. The Germans needed to hold the British to enable reinforcements to be organised.

The British moved first with one of their Jeeps hounding up the road a full move (24").  They also have a Bren team race uptake position overlooking the road. The Germans push their Schwimmwagen forward followed by one of their Hanomags.

The Schwimmwagen rounds the corner, seeing the closing jeep it dives into cover to try and bring its MG42 to bear. Unfortunately not quick enough and the paired Lewis guns on the jeep rip apart the Schwimmwagen killing all of its crew.

The Hanomag rounds the corner next and opens up on the jeep, but misses the jeep. Unfortunately, for the half-track they also haven't seen the Bren team. This team brews up the Hanomag immobilising it and forcing the men in the rear to run to the building for cover.

Faceoff between the jeep and the Halftrack

Hanomag brews up but the infantry race for cover in the building

The jeep racing seeing the Hanomag brewing up but all of its crew getting out the vehicle takes first left to get out of harm's way.

Two vehicles burning and the jeep racing out of dodge...

The second half-track has been working its way through the farmland and turns up just as the second jeep enters the board.

 The Germans  escaping from the burning half track start to occupy the buildings.

The second halftrack quickly suppresses the 2nd jeep. Suppression is just one of the new elements we are adding into this rule set.

A carefully placed German grenade takes out the first jeep, things are not looking good for the allies. The fighting then became so intense I forgot to take photographs so the end of the battle was not visually recorded. Eventually the allies managed to drive off the second half track but really could make headway against the Germans in the village. The fighting got intense and street by street the battle raged but by the time we had called it the Germans still held half the village and had thus won because they held up the allies advance.

A narrow victory but at this stage in the war they will take any victory they can get. The games was a very intense battle and was enjoy immensely by all the players.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

28mm Russians

The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming...

Well, this is a work in progress, there will be changes I am sure but I was so excited at seeing this chap that I just had to post up the images up here. Our first ultra-modern Russian (28mm). I think he is quite special. We have several more on the way.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

New Vehicle Render - Stryker XM1296 Infantry Carrier Vehicle w/MCT-30 Unmanned Turret

Our new vehicles which will feature in our next Kickstarter. The official designation is Stryker XM1296 Infantry Carrier Vehicle w/MCT-30 Unmanned Turret equipped with XM-813 Main Gun (30mm), M240 Coax and M6 Smoke Launchers.

More info coming soon.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Ultra Modern GI's Coming soon.

28mm Ultramodern GI's

This is a project we have been working on for a while and will be come a Kickstarter soon. This is just part of the range we will also be following up with Modern Russians and vehicles.

Below are some renders of a new modern 28mm US Range that we have coming out soon. We are really pleased with them. More information soon.

Minimi Gunner

Minimi Gunner 2


Grenadier 2

Office with Pistol

Drone controller

Infantry man

Infantry man

Below are some 360 turn tables so you can see them in all their glory.

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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Plausible Deniability - just gone to the printers

So this book has now finally gone off to the printers. Can wait to see the final version once complete. So it should be on sale in two formats PDF and printed version very soon.