Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Honored Allies Wednesday: John Beeley (UK)


"On 21 November 1941 at Sidi Rezegh, Libya, at an airfield being attacked by Rifleman Beeley's company, progress was held up by short range fire.  All the officers of the company were wounded so, on his own initiative the rifleman ran forward over open ground, firing his Bren gun and at 20 yards range put an anti-tank gun and two machine-guns out of action.  He was killed but his bravery inspired his comrades to further efforts to reach their objective, which was eventually captured, together with 100 prisoners."

From Rfn. Beeley's Victoria Cross citation, awarded on April 17, 1942.

Thank you for your service and may you be at peace,
Brian

Monday, February 1, 2016

Battleground Weird WWII: ACIII "Sentinel"


The Australian Cruiser III is in essence a ACI model with the deletion of the cock bow machine gun and with an up-armed 25-Pounder in the turret.  Take a look at the rules here, mate!

Great vehicle to kick the shit outta those Japs with!
Brian

Battleground Weird WWII: ACI "Sentinel"


Well here in an Aussie original!  Take a gander and see what you think!

That's one big armored cock its got there too!  Yikes!
Brian

Medal of Honor Monday: Ralph Cheli


"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action with the enemy.  While Maj. Cheli was leading his squadron in a dive to attack the heavily defended Dagua Airdrome, intercepting enemy aircraft centered their fire on his plane, causing it to burst into flames while still 2 miles from the objective.  His speed would have enabled him to gain necessary altitude to parachute to safety, but this action would have resulted in his formation becoming disorganized and exposed to the enemy.  Although a crash was inevitable, he courageously elected to continue leading the attack in his blazing plane.  From a minimum altitude, the squadron made a devastating bombing and strafing attack on the target.  The mission completed, Maj. Cheli instructed his wingman to lead the formation and crashed into the sea".

From Maj. Cheli's Medal of Honor citation, awarded on October 29, 1943.

Thank you for your service and may you be at peace,
Brian

Sunday, January 31, 2016

"Hell Boats"


An American British naval officer is tasked with a suicide mission to take out a heavily guarded sub pen holding the Nazi's newest weapon, the glider bomb.  Can this MBT flotilla destroy these new wonder weapons or will they continue to threaten the fortress of Malta?!  Now this was a great WWII flick!  Well, if you take all the romance shit outta it, its a great action flick.  Check it out in its entirety below.

I can't beleive I've never heard of this one!
Brian


Saturday, January 30, 2016

"The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel"

This flick was suppose to tell the life and times of Field Marshal Rommel during WWII but just falls flat!  I really wanted to like this flick but it was just a let down in just about every way.  If you want to give it a go then watch it below.

The opening scene is about the only thing good about the whole flick,
Brian



"Operation: Nazi Zombies"



A special forces unit is sent to an isolated chemical weapons research lab where an WWII era Nazi program was recreated for use by the US military.  Once the team arrives, they find themselves ina life or death struggle with something more horrible and hungry then they could have ever imagined.  This movie is just really low budget shit.  Dumb story, shitty acting and next to no budget makes this a real turd.  The flick is below in its entirity if you want to waste your time.

Total shit,
Brian




Battleground Weird WWII: "VsKfz 617 Minenräumer"


Here is the perfect vehicle to clear those pesky enemy minefields or to clean up the streets of the undead horde!  Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the VsKfz 617 Minenräumer!

It's squishy!
Brian

Friday, January 29, 2016

"Lando's War on the Web"


Looks like Lando, from Lando's War on the Web", is a fellow Battleground Weird WWII gamer and has some great vehicle charts for gamin'.  Swing over and check out his excellent WWWII warker rules and see what you think.

Good to know another Weird WWII comrade is still fighting in the trenches,
Brian

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

"Secrets of War"


A trio of kids living in the occupied Netherlands, try to cope with the world around them.  Can they stay innocent of the evil around them or will they be consumed by it?!  This is really a great film of the war seen through the eyes of children.  It is another example of how insidious and horrible war can be even when not on the front line.

A sobering flick of how the innocence of youth can betray so unwittingly when evil is afoot,
Brian


"Female Agents" aka "Les Femmes de l'Ombre"


A group of French SOE agents are tasked with rescuing an Allied spy that has vital information for the upcoming Allied invasion of Europe.  Can these female agents pull it off or will the Germans be alerted to the Allies' plans?!  This is actually a decent flick with some pretty good looking ladies doing the ass-kickin'.  So if you like classic "behind the enemy lines" WWII flicks then this it you cup of tea.

Worth a viewing,
Brian



Even get to see some gratuitous skin to boot!  Thanks Hollywood!

"1941"


Now this is about the most bat-shit crazy movie adaptation comic that I have ever seen and it is all indicative to the pure genius of the crew over at Heavy Metal magazine , notably Stephen Bissette and Rick Veitch.  The dialog is that of the movie but the art is fucking crazy!  Watch the flick and then pick up a copy of this and see how great it really is!  In fact, Spielberg freaked after reading it and although it was to late to recall it, he sent the crew at Heavy Metal a little note of what he thought.

A must for any lovers of pure chaos!
Brian


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