This page is my opportunity to salute wargamers who wargame operationally, or enjoy the “Not Quite” periods of history – the ones where new technology and tactics were disrupting the old, but had not matured to become the new orthodoxy.
In that Spirit, I salute Don Maddox’s Bombastian forces and their splendid mix of cutting edge technology carefully selected by the most modern scientific trials known to man:
Bombastia between the wars. Don Maddox’s collection and photo copyright.
Archduke Piccolo posted this excellent Finnish Winter War battle report, which perfectly illustrates the perils of historical research!
I’ve been meaning to add these photos from Alan Hamilton’s Morvalistan website for some time now. I applaud the idea of a fictitious campaign based loosely on East Africa in 1940s.
An Italian general on a white horse, with companion; Askaris and rubbish armour. What’s not to like? Photo copyright Alan Hamilton.
Scratchbuilt tractors and guns. Photo copyright Alan Hamilton.
Imaginative use of toy fire engines as limbers, with scratchbuilt guns. Photo copyright Alan Hamilton.
Mule train and guns with Askari crews. Photo copyright Alan Hamilton.
The Dancing Cake Tin’s Division Légère Mécanisée falls well with in the spirit of NQM. Imagine 6 tons of (tiny) armoured fury racing into battle at 4.3 mph!