Americans in Wartime Museum – 2017 Open House

The AWM held their annual open house September 23rd weekend.  The event is held in Nokesville Virginia every year.  The AWM represents one of the largest privately owned collections of armored vehicles in the world.  The event includes the full collection, with additional vehicles provided by area reenactment groups.  There are also numbers of veteran Read More…

Battle of Akhtyrsk – August 1943

Background Early on 3 August 1943, the Forces of the Voronezh and Steppe Fronts advancing on a wide front between Sumy and Volchansk (175 km), crossed the Vorskla river & quickly penetrated the defences of the 332nd Infantry Division & 167th Infantry Division to a depth of 100 km[4] between Tomarovka & Belgorod on the northern flank, and as far as Bogodukhov sweeping aside the weakened 19th Panzer Division. By 5 August Belgorod which was defended by XI Armeecorps (Raus) was also being Read More…

Battle of Kanev – August 1943

Background The Soviets, sensing a critical juncture, ordered a hasty airborne corps assault to increase the size of the bridgehead before the Germans could counterattack. On the 21st, the Voronezh Front’s 1st, 3rd and 5th Guards Airborne Brigades got the urgent call to secure, on the 23rd, a bridgehead perimeter 15 to 20 km wide and 30 km deep Read More…

Muskets and Tomahawks Game

Check out some photos of our most recent Muskets and Tomahawks game.  The game was on a 8×5 table, with 500 point armies.  On the French side, there were Indians and on the British side we had Rangers.  Some time has passed, so no notes on the game, but go ahead and enjoy the eye Read More…