Monday, January 5, 2015

Our Trip to Bastogne

Hi again,

in my last post concerning the CRISIS 2014 I mentioned that my comrades and me also took a trip to a museum on our way back home from Antwerp.

The museum we visited is the Bastogne War Museum in Belgium (
It takes you back to the Battle of the Bulge and it is worth a trip.

You will see very interesting exponates and the films that are shown will make you be a part of the scenery. Most impressive was the film about the fight in the woods. Because of the trees surrounding the audience the viewer has the feeling to be in the woods itself with the fog coming closer to him and the sound and lightning of the grenate impacts is very realistic.

So, if you have the time to take a visit to the museum - just do it. You won´t regret it.


Sunday, January 4, 2015

AGEMA Miniatures - Roman Republican Velites - for your interest


Greg from AGEMA Miniatures just left a very interesting comment on my blog concerning my review on the box of Roman Republican Velites. You all should know about this comment just to point out that there is a chance to give the figures more variety. In my blogpost I mentioned that variety of poses would lack. That´s not the truth. Here is the comment of Greg in original.

And here is a link to the legionaries´ sprue shown on the homepage of AGEMA Miniatures. I think this is the sprue Greg mentioned.

    1. Hi Mike,
      Good to see you at Crisis Mike, and thanks for the review. Just to add on the variety of pose point, the figures are designed to be interchangeable with the figures in our box of legionaries. In fact, there is one figure on the legionary sprue that can also be used as a Velus. All the weapons and arms are interchangeable, so if you buy the legionaries you'll have lots of spare parts with which to vary the Velites.
      Hope that's helpful?
      Greg - Agema Miniatures


      1. Hi Greg,
        thanks for your comment. It was very helpful and I will post it at my blog just to let the followers know about it.

CRISIS in Antwerp - Pictures from the show


okay, last CRISIS had been in November 2014, but I took some photographs there that I wanted to present on my blog.

The T.S.O.A. (Tin Soldiers of Antwerp) ( did a great job, so the show was great again and Franz, Gerhard, Walter and me enjoyed our trip very much, sleeping two nights in Antwerp, visiting some pubs, having a game of "Ronin" in the hotel´s breakfast lounge on saturday evening after the show had closed and spending "some" money on our hobby.

We went back home on sunday and again we connected the visit of the show with another trip to a museum. But this will be a theme for the next post.

This post will show you some impressions of the CRISIS 2014. The photos mostly show dioramas and things of my special interests and do not show all games. You will find a lot of photos showing a wooden fortress of the FIW that I would like to build on my own, too. So I took some more photos just to get inspiration and help for the project. (I´m just a dreamer)

If you are interested on more pictures concerning the show you should visit the homepage of T.S.O.A. or search the web or the different hobby forums. You can also find some videos on youtube. Just look for "Crisis Antwerp 2014".