Stalingrad Attacked

Lou Coatney offers Stalingrad Attacked, a free, complete board wargame. Coatney is a veteran game designer with a number of published designs, including Dark Crusade.

Vintage WWII Posters

A nice touch that can make your WWI and WWII terrain more realistic is to put posters on the walls of your buildings. What you need to do is find a site that has pictures of such posters and save the images using your web browser’s “save image as” option. Then you can resize the image using a paint program — or even a decent word processor (import the image into a blank page, then reasize it by grabbing the handles. Once you have the proper size for your figure scale, print it out with a color inkjet.

All you need to do is find the right site. Fortunately, I’ve done that for you. It’s here.

Pulp Heroes

I think I’ve got to live to be 100. Otherwise, I’ll never get around to doing all of the periods that interest me. One of those is the “Pulp” era. This site has a large number of resources for the Pulp Gamer, with links to material on Doc Savage (my fave), the Shadow, the Spider, and others. I’d personally like to see someone do a figure of “The Phantom.” The Ghost Who Walks was my late father’s favorite comic hero.

Indian Army Uniforms of the 1930s and 1940s

The Princely States Report website has some neat color plates of Indian Army unforms from the 1930s and 1940s. They’re originally from a pack of 50 Players Cigarette Cards.

British and Commonwealth Decorations

For you colonial gamers, here is a page with useful information on British and Commonwealth Orders and Decorations.