Sunday, September 13, 2020

Dust '47 Battle Reports

 Below are a couple Dust 1947 battle reports by Dexion.  Give them a look and see what you think.
 
Heavy Rangers Vs. Blutkreuz
 
Blutkreuz vs Red Army
 
Great stuff,
Brian & Melonie

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Thursday, September 10, 2020

"Ghosts of War"

 

A squad of GIs are tasked with securing a French mansion until relieved but when they get there they find something worse then the Nazis waiting for them.  Will they survive or will they too become ghosts?!  This is a pretty good flick.  It's gets a bit bonkers at the end but its worth a once over.  Give the trailer a look and see what you think.

Worth a looks see,

Brian

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Honored Allies Wednesday: Hughie Edwards (Australia)

                 Hughie Idwal Edwards
 
"Wing Commander Edwards, although handicapped by a physical disability resulting from a flying accident, has repeatedly displayed gallantry of the highest order in pressing home bombing attacks from very low heights against strongly defended objectives.  On 4th July, 1941, he led an important attack on the Port of Bremen, one of the most heavily defended towns in Germany.  This attack had to be made in daylight and there were no clouds to afford concealment.  During the approach to the German coast several enemy ships were sighted and Wing Commander Edwards knew that his aircraft would be reported and that the defenses would be in a state of readiness.  Undaunted by this misfortune he brought his formation 50 miles overland to the target, flying at a height of little more than 50 feet, passing under high-tension cables, carrying away telegraph wires and finally passing through a formidable balloon barrage.  On reaching Bremen he was met with a hail of fire, all his aircraft being hit and four of them being destroyed.  Nevertheless he made a most successful attack, and then with the greatest skill and coolness withdrew the surviving aircraft without further loss.  Throughout the execution of this operation which he had planned personally with full knowledge of the risks entailed, Wing Commander Edwards displayed the highest possible standard of gallantry and determination."
 
From Wg Cdr Edwards' Victoria Cross citation, awarded on July 22, 1941
 
A true honored ally,
Brian & Melonie 

 Memorial Statue in Kings Square, Fremantle
 

Hugh Edwards Ward at Hollywood Private Hospital

Monday, September 7, 2020

Medal of Honor Monday: Ellis R. Weicht

 

 
"For commanding an assault squad in Company F's attack against the strategically important Alsatian town of St. Hippolyte on December 3, 1944.  He aggressively led his men down a winding street, clearing the houses of opposition as he advanced.  Upon rounding a bend, the group was suddenly brought under the fire of 2 machine guns emplaced in the door and window of a house 100 yards distant.  While his squad members took cover, Sgt. Weicht moved rapidly forward to a high rock wall and, fearlessly exposing himself to the enemy action, fired 2 clips of ammunition from his rifle.  His fire proving ineffective, he entered a house opposite the enemy gun position, and, firing from a window, killed the 2 hostile gunners.  Continuing the attack, the advance was again halted when two 20-mm guns opened fire on the company.  An artillery observer ordered friendly troops to evacuate the area and then directed artillery fire upon the gun positions.  Sgt. Weicht remained in the shelled area and continued to fire on the hostile weapons.  When the barrage lifted and the enemy soldiers attempted to remove their gun, he killed 2 crew members and forced the others to flee.  Sgt. Weicht continued to lead his squad forward until he spotted a road block approximate 125 yards away.  Moving to the second floor of a nearby house and firing from a window, he killed 3 and wounded several of the enemy. Instantly becoming a target for heavy and direct fire, he disregarded personal safety to continue his fire, with unusual effectiveness, until he was killed by a direct hit from an antitank gun."

From Sgt. Weicht's Medal of Honor citation, awarded on July 19, 1945. 
 
May you be at peace,
Brian & Melonie
 
 

Sunday, September 6, 2020

"Summerland"


A hermit of a woman is given a child refugee from London during the Blitz.  Will this new dynamic in her life soften her already broken heart or will it destroy her?  This is a really good flick that got me in my feels.  Give the trailer a go and see what you think. 


A good flick,
Brian

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Achtung! Cthulhu: Dark


Alun R and his crew have made an excellent Achtung! Cthulhu playlist of their roleplaying in the WWII Lovecraftian setting.  Check it out here and see what ya think.

Great stuff!
Brian

Friday, September 4, 2020

Weird WWII Mission II: The Pursuit


Our new Weird WWII battle report is up so give it a look! It sees a high speed chase between none other then Nazi archeologists and elite Kenpeitai ninja?! Now that's weird!!
 
Your going to love it!
Brian

Thursday, September 3, 2020

"How to Play 7TV: Pulp"


Check out this great demo of the excellent 7TV: Pulp game by the crew over at Crooked Dice Game Studio.

Great stuff guys!
Brian

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

"Victoria Cross for “Teddy” 78 Years After Going Down With His Ship"


Read the the man's exploits and how it took 78 years to be known here.

Worth in every way,
Brian

Painting of Teddy's heroic deed