Two Hundred Years of Toy Trains

The BBC has a great article on the continuing fascination with model trains.

Miniature Village of Bourton-on-the-Water

Amusing Planet has a terrific series of photos on the miniature village of Bourton-on-the-Water in England. Imagine playing wargames with action figures in this one.

The best part of it is that, since the one of the houses in the actual village has the miniature village in its backyard, the model also contains a miniature village. And in that miniature village is a house with the miniature village. And in that miniature village …

It zooms down to 5x.

Wow.

Overshadow Battle Game

Overshadow Battle Game is a miniatures skirmish game played on a checkerboard. The author writes:

OverShadow is an easy-to-learn battle board game in which you and your opponent both command a small, ragtag group of soldiers and a powerful captain. You will maneuver through the battlefield, attack your opponents units, and vie for command of the board. Do you have what it takes to overshadow your opponents?

Historically Accurate Costumes For Disney Princesses

As one interested in all things history, I found this to be a terrific video.

Dan Carlin Hardcore History Podcasts For Free

A large number of Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History podcasts are now available for free. In 2012, Hardcore History was nominated for a Stitcher Award in the Best Educational & Learning Podcast category