Author Archives: Kashirigi

Time travelling science fiction

This is supposed to be about 15mm sci-fi, but I have to admit that I haven’t been as focused as I could be. A few months ago, I saw that there was a samurai skirmish game from Osprey coming out: Ronin. I’ve always wanted to play a samurai game, but when I had larger miniatures […]

Winter is coming all over your table

Winter around here is usually cold, damp and unpleasant. Who wouldn’t want to model that? A couple of weeks ago I was browsing through Wargames: Soldiers and Strategy  (specifically issue 69) at my local bookstore. My attention was caught by the article ‘A quest for the ultimate flexible gaming mat – the philosopher’s portable battlefield’. The […]

Prefab Post Pain in Posterior

In addition to miniatures, I have a fondness for prefabricated buildings, although these two interests rarely intersect. However, this is one of those rare times. A while ago I found a website (now gone) which showed proposals for disaster relief in Haiti. One of the designs was a shelter made of a shipping container. I […]

Fresh fabricants photographed

A while back I reviewed the (theoretically solo-compatible) miniatures game The Department. If you can’t be bothered to read the review, I can tell you that I found the game wanting in many respects.  Of course, I didn’t know that at the time I ordered it, and that was when I also ordered my Department […]

Crows dropping from the skies

In the future of war, mobility is all. Naturally, my well equipped forces couldn’t do without some sort of interface transport, so their vehicle of choice was the Old Crow VTOL, known officially as the Crow VTOL Lander.   Like all Old Crow models, it arrived quickly and securely packed. Of course, it was also […]

Server Updated

This is an extraordinarily boring post, but just so you know, I have upgraded the server to a brand new virtual machine. Hopefully this will stop the repeated crashes and lead to a more pleasant browsing experience. If things don’t work for you, please leave a comment so that I can fix it. If that […]

Pulp people painstakingly painted

I did eventually promise an update, and here is a somewhat pathetic one. I haven’t been updating because I was on vacation.  I have just returned, so in the great tradition, here is a vacation snapshot. Like my snapshots, the following photographs were also taken with my cell phone, which I will use to explain […]

Moribund means still alive

I really haven’t dropped off the face of the earth; I’ve actually been fairly busy. However, I have been having some problem with the quality of the pictures from my camera. They look they’ve been strained through an old teabag that soaked in a cesspool, so I haven’t been posting anything. I will though. Here’s […]

Fishing for Piranha

As everyone undoubtedly knows, the main mechanized infantry vehicle for Canada is the LAVIII. Of course, as far as I can determine, nobody actually makes a LAVIII in 15mm scale. It’s based on a MOWAG Piranha and there are a few vehicles based on that chassis, the easiest of which to find are the LAV […]

I could feel the darkness of the city seeping into my bones

I apologize for the lack of reliable updates. In early November our apartment was flooded with sewage, and we were forced to live somewhere else while the damage was repaired. That’s very nearly finished, but to top it all off I had a bout with pneumonia, after which I emerged on the losing side. Now […]