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ThaiCon-10 – Thailand Old Gits get together

Feb 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Conventions and Shows

A remote mountaintop resort in Thailand’s North East saw the first assembly of a scattered group of expatriate wargamers this month. Planned for over a year, the only absentees were one member currently in Italy, and another in the USA. Six of us made it for the inaugural meeting, and top of the agenda was […]



WW2 Thames Estuary Coastal (Maundsley) Forts

Dec 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: European Coastline, Scratch Building

During WW2, the British government built a series of offshore platforms designed by Guy Maundsley, as Anti Aircraft (AA)  defence platforms.  They were intended to provide static defence support for shipping convoys gathering in the Thames shipping channels before transit to their destinations, as well as to prevent inshore raids by enemy surface craft. Abandoned […]



Australian General Staff Wargames Championship 2010 at OZCON

Nov 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Conventions and Shows, Top News

A completely new style of wargames championship will be held at the Australian Historical Wargames Competition to be held next Easter, writes Mal Wright, Event Manager. From the press release (nice to know someone thinks about LRL for these things) Mal states – The Australian Historical Wargames Convention (OZCON) to be held next Easter will […]



Newsletters – do you want them or need them?

Sep 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Scuttlebutt

Over on our main handicrafts ecommerce site, we’re building a powerful new newsletter server. It set me thinking about whether or not we need one here at the Long Range Logistics Forward Post and Depot. What’s your thoughts? Would you like us to begin a newsletter service? What would you like us to include in […]



First Look: DAE02 Dark Age & Feudal DBA BUA Hill Fort

Aug 16th, 2009 | By | Category: New Releases

Hot from the mould, I’ve finally got around to casting and releasing a model designed over 5 years ago, that had sat languishing in a dark recess of the casting room. Here’s a first look at my DBA~DBM representation of a village perimeter on a bank and ditch hillock with planked palisade.



LRL August Sale & Games Room Clear-out

Aug 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: Scuttlebutt, Top News

Week 1 – Battlefront Flames of War packs. As is usual, sometime every summer I have a big clear out from all my personal armies, incomplete projects, and the stuff I bought on a whim, then never did anything with.  If I didn’t do this, I’d never have space (or money) for my winter buying […]



Here we go again … another month, another move

May 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Scuttlebutt

The best laid plans of mice and men … as they say. Having taken ten years to find the house size and style I really wanted from the outset of living in Thailand, and having moved in and settled nicely in January this year, it’s time to put everything back into boxes and relocate again. […]



LRL Painted Models on eBay this week

Apr 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Painting and Basing

I’ve been doing a bit of tidying up in the workshop this week and have added several lots of painted models onto eBay in auction. —– WW2 German 15mm Pz IV F2 Company HQ 2 Tanks & Crew The first batch is a pair of Battlefront Panzer IV F-2’s painted as a company HQ for […]



Redeployment complete – Now, where did I put ….

Mar 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Scuttlebutt, Top News

The big move in January completed successfully.  We’re now entrenched in the big house with the business operating from the large extension at the front. The family certainly appreciates the extra space, and the business sorely needed it’s own premises and facilities.  The new unified moulding and casting room is ready for action, but as […]



Road to Crecy 1346 – Bibliography, Conclusions, and Hindsight

Feb 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: AD 1346 Crecy

Medieval wargamers and rules writers have continually over-emphasised the value of the full frontal assault by deep ranks of pike during the Hundred Years War. That tactic belongs to the period before Christ and after Henry VIII. Between those times, the long spear was used for infantry clashes, whilst the pike was used to finish-off opponents, without getting within reach of their dying sword swing.