Category Archives: Modern


Blocks for adults

It’s been quite a while since I posted anything because the two weeks of summer arrived and I’ve been doing things (gasp) outside. Now that it’s nearly over, I thought I’d celebrate with more modular building goodness. I had a design goal for making something simple and stackable that could be used for SF (or […]

Modern buildings for modern wars

While having a shanty-town is somewhat satisfying, I wanted to create a more modern-looking built-up area. My goal was to keep the buildings as generic as possible, to allow use over a wide variety of time periods from the early 20th century to the indefinite future. Doing a google image search for generic tower blocks […]

Add life to your death

For most of the world, in any even slightly urban (or even rural area) wherever there are people, there are cars. And not just a few — lots of them. Adding a giant pile of cars to a 15mm game could be problematic, as most of them are non-combatants (ie, scenery), and painting a giant […]

In like a lion, out like a leopard

By pure chance, I was in a toy store and stumbled across some new diecast toys from Germany. What especially caught my eye was the Siku “Panzer”, an HO scale Leopard 2A6. Coincidentally, this is the same tank used by the Canadian Forces. Given that I could get instant gratification (not all that instant, because […]

Operation FLASH — DCH Infantry

Now that I’ve got a lot of the miscellany out of the way, I decided to paint the men of the eponymous Duchess Camilla’s Horse. I wanted figures that could be used for both modern and SF (so, modern, really) and I wanted them to be Canadian. Naturally, no one makes Canadians, so I picked […]

JTF-2 seconded to DCH.

Given that my labours have given rise to a significant number of angry terrorists, I can finally focus on the members of the eponymous Duchess Camilla’s Horse. I must confess that I was quite tired of painting figures that were all different, so the first part of my Canadian force was going to be all […]

Excessive salt may lead to rusted vehicles

Even though the insurgents like to drive around in technicals, a Toyota pickup often isn’t good for mass transport. To facilitate their more efficient dispersal I managed to find a dirt-cheap transport option from a 100 yen store. This is made even more impressive because it’s not even in Japan. The diecast truck I found […]

Technicals trundle towards table

Not so recently I completed some Peter Pig AK-47 Republic Toyota Hilux pickup trucks to use as technicals for both modern and near future SF games. Before you scoff at the idea of a Hilux surviving into the future, I suggest watching this series of videos on Youtube to see why having a Hilux pickup […]

Talibanned for life

One of the great strengths of Tomorrow’s War (and Force on Force) is its ability to model asymmetric warfare. In fact, this feature is what sold me on these two games in the first place. What I didn’t have when I purchased them was a viable irregular force. I had a few (40 or so) […]

The shantytown

Part of the deal of switching to 15mm scale is that you get to make all new terrain. I was greatly inspired by a post on Frothers Unite by a user called nevermore. His post outlines how to make this piece (although his is in 28mm scale). The board sizes are the same, though, so […]