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    There was a wide range of famous conflicts during the Renaissance period. Many of them had a basis in religion withconflict often occurring betweenCatholic and Protestant supporters. Some of these conflicts had political undertones where the excuse was a religious one but the real aim was to take control of a country.

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    DBR is a set of wargaming rules produced by Wargames Research Group in the UK. These have developed out of their popular DBA and DBM rules for Ancient and Medieval wargaming. There are subtle differences which encourage the use of historical formations in order for armies to be successful.

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    The wars of the Renaissance produced many famous commanders, including Frederick the Great, Gustavus Adolphus and Marlborough. They were highly skilled and developed the art of warfare to a new technical level.

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    The advent of gunpowder saw the demise of the fully armoured knight and the advent of new tactics. Troops were more easily trainedwhich allowed the raising of large levies. The slow rate of fire from these primitive weapons meant that they required protection, particularly from cavalry.

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    The three colour camouflage scheme used by NATO in the 1980s is very striking on 6mm models. This article shows the steps in painting this colour scheme on your micro armour.  

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    The battle chosen to test out the Iron Duke system was based around the battle of Brienne in early 1814. To keep numbers manageable, a subset of troops from the real order of battle (OOB) was used.   Iron Duke is a computer moderated wargame. Bit of a mouthful, but what this means is that…

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    Here is part 1 of a selection of photos from the Napoleonic battle of Waterloo that was held at the home of one of our members again this year. Taking several days, the famous battle from 1815 involved many players and two tables full of 25mm troops.

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    Here is a selection of photos from the Napoleonic battle of Waterloo that was held at the home of one of our members. Taking several days, the famous battle from 1815 involved many players and two tables full of 25mm troops. The game used the Cold Steel Napoleonic rules.

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    Here is part 2 of a selection of photos from the Napoleonic battle of Waterloo that was held at the home of one of our members. Taking several days, the famous battle from 1815 involved many players and two tables full of 25mm troops.

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    Here is part 2 of a selection of photos from the Napoleonic battle of Waterloo that was held at the home of one of our members again this year. Taking several days, the famous battle from 1815 involved many players and two tables full of 25mm troops.

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    Here is a selection of photos from the Napoleonic big battle held at the home of one of our members. Taking several weekends to fight the famous battle of Waterloo from June 1815, this involved many players and two tables full of 25mm troops.

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    It was on a cool September morning in 1943, that the Allies began the riskiest amphibious operation of the entire Second World War. The landing craft approached a little known sea town south of Naples called Salerno.  Read about the recreation of the Salerno landings which the World War 2 group put on for Games…