This little corner of the internet is concerned with my quaint hobby of miniature wargaming. why wargaming you ask ? I have no idea, except I love history and and the idea of replicating even a some part of it has had endless apeal. I started this blog to cover my current interest of 20mm modern skirmish wargames. and even more specificly the Rhodesian conflict of the 1970's. For quite a while (15 + years) I have had a interest in this conflict. but after finding Liberation miniature's excellent range I finally decided to start gaming this period.
Why Game this period?
1 interesting tactics. The Rhodesian armed forces were masters of COIn warfare. The fireforce concept of using airmoble and airborne infantry to surround an enemy set the standard by which all future COIN operations are conducted.
2 Interesting units . Rhodesian African rifles, Rhodesian Light Infantry, Selous Scouts , Special Air Service just to name a few of the units involved.
3 Small sized engagements. fire forces of 12 men going against 20-40 enemy were the standard size firefights although much larger engagements certainly took place.
4 unusual equipment. Alouette III , hawker hunters, canberrra bombers, Ferret scout cars vs all the standard east bloc equipment from the 50-60's .
future post will have bibliography, scenarios and lots of pictures