Second Battle of Landeshut (1760)

Background For 1760, the Prussian Lieutenant-General Heinrich August de la Motte Fouqué, at the head of approximately 13,000 men, was assigned to the defence of the Silesian frontier. He had his headquarters at Landeshut (present-day Kamienna Góra). On the Austrian side,Feldzeugmeister Ernst Gideon Baron Loudon was stationed on the Moravian border with 32,000 men. Around Read More…

Pulp Gangster Era Game (HMGS Cold Wars)

While attending Cold Wars (HMGS East winter convention) in Lancaster Pennsylvania, I was fortunate to get some pictures on an incredible terrain board that was used for a Gangster Era pulp game.  Many of the building were actually layered paper, with lights added.  Most of the details were conversion or home castings.  A few repainted Read More…

Battle of Lobositz (1756)

Background When Frederick II of Prussia suddenly launched the invasion of Saxony at the end of August 1756, Austria was totally unprepared to oppose him. While the remaining of the Saxon Army were blockaded in the Pirna Country, Field-Marshal Browne hurriedly assembled a relief army at Prague. By the end of September, he had begun Read More…

The Daugava River, Panzer Mobile Defense (1944)

General Situation – Major Russian attacks have occurred on the Central Sector of the Eastern Front. Russian breakthroughs have occurred, with their armor leading the exploitation. The result if this Russian has fragmented almost all of the defending Infantry Divisions of army Group Center. This has created a situation where individual and separated infantry regiments Read More…