WWI/WWII
M16s have Plastic Too: BattleFront M4A1 76mm Sherman Platoon With Plastic Parts | Print |  E-mail
Written by Don MacVittie   
Friday, 31 August 2007

The box as delivered

With all of the conversation and concern out there over the new plastic parts BattleFront (BF) included in its miniatures, we decided to grab ourselves one of the Sherman 76mm Platoon Box sets as soon as they came out. Don walks through the box, assembly, strengths and weaknesses for you, pointing out the gotchas and making a firm call on what he thinks of the new plastic parts.

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Army Boxes 3: GHQ Afrika Korps | Print |  E-mail
Written by Don MacVittie   
Monday, 27 August 2007

Army Boxes 3: GHQ Afrika Korps box


The GHQ Afrika Korps Army box

Rommel's Afrika Korps is one of the most romantic and enduring icons of the Second World War, evoking images of old-world warriors riding steel horses across the desert sands to do battle with a worthy adversary. The Afrika Korps box set from GHQ sets out to capture that feeling and offer a few of each element that typified the German side of the Afrika Korps. We brought the box set into our painting area and started slopping in hopes of helping you decide if it's a worthwhile purchase.

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Beach Bums: A 15mm U.S. Marine Mega-Firefight! | Print |  E-mail
Written by Don MacVittie   
Tuesday, 24 July 2007

* These units are painted as Army support units and built from Army figures

It's Wargames @ Nordalia.com's one year anniversary, and we wanted to do something special, so we built a review/painting guide/army list article all in one for you.


Starting in 1942, U.S. Marines jumped from island to island across the Pacific, driving the Japanese out. With Army support, they cleared island after island at a cost that some would call unbearable, and yet they boarded ships again and again, moving ever closer to mainland Japan.

From Betio to Iwo Jima they hit the beaches, knowing that many would not come home, but also realizing that they were the primary force standing between Japan and the free world. Their bravery is nearly unparalleled in the annals of World War II, and their ability to win´┐Żboth when outnumbering their enemy and when outnumbered´┐Żwas vital to the retaking of the Pacific.

Special thanks to Todd (ace1rush) for reading this monstrosity for us, he offered great feedback that made a better article - and had solid suggestions for future articles.
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Opel Blitz FireFight: A Few Gems Stand Out | Print |  E-mail
Written by Don MacVittie   
Saturday, 07 July 2007
Don picked up a selection of Opel Blitz trucks to flesh out his 7th Panzer Division Panzer and Panzer Grenadier armies at the time of the invasion of France, and made certain to get a selection from several vendors so that you can see some of the differences. Due to the large number of Blitz variants out there, it was impossible for us to purchase every one, so we chose a sampler that suited our army's needs, one per vendor. Where possible, we list the variants available.

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Bad Enough for Blitzkrieg: A 15mm Panzer II FireFight! | Print |  E-mail
Written by Don MacVittie   
Saturday, 30 June 2007
When Germany invaded Poland, France and even Russia, Panzer IIs comprised a large percentage of the Wehrmachts armor. This light little tank saw service in Africa as well as on the Eastern and Western Fronts, making it a bargain for most wargamers. While it's powerful enough to fight smaller enemy tanks, such as the Soviet T-26, or any armored car, the PzII is also light enough that you have to be careful or risk losing your armor.

Despite its shortcomings, the Germans managed to utilize the PzII frighteningly well. Can you keep up?


The tanks included in this review.

We brought eight vehicles from six vendors into our painting area to clue you in on quality and which will best fit your army.

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