Saturday, July 7, 2018

Overloon, Militracks

In Overloon, eastern Netherlands, there is the National War Museum Overlooon,  which is on the original location where in 1944 heavy fighting between German, British and American forces took place with a lot of casualties on both sides but also great losses in lives to the population of this region. And of course a lot of their properties were also destroyed, be it houses, farms, cattle,etc ,

In the museum, yearly a day is reserved for German vehicle, be it trucks, personal carriers and tanks. An impression in pictures underneath.






the King Tiger came from the French Cavalry museum at Saumur. It took ages to get this beast to Overloon. And it was the great attraction of the day.


Monday, June 25, 2018

MonkeyCon has passed

The Alde Garde visited MoneyCon for the first time and, based on our experience, it will not be the last time.
Nice and friendly atmosphere, some good games, a lot of people to chat to and all the members of the organising club were very helpfull.
So just great and a well meant "thank you" to all the members of the club; you did a good job.

First of course some pictures of games that were on that day allthough sadly we haven't written down the clubs which presented the games and our remembrance is lacking but the pictures speaks for themselves we hope.
At the end, some pictures of our 1692 game which only got on in a very slow space due to the lot of talking we did.




 Worean game in the ACW










TSoA's "Family Robinson" game.
As they were next to our table we noticed everybody loved it. So a great participation game (and they won a prize at Salute they told us , ....twice, thrice...) but really, it was very nice.

Some pictures of our 1693 game










Tuesday, May 29, 2018

MonkeyCon

The Alde Garde will be there with a demo, hope to see you there also!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Nationale Figuren Dag September 8th 2018

Maybe you don't know the Nederlandse Stichting voor Modelfiguren (Dutch foundation for Model figures) but they exist already a long time but the last years they try to promote model figures more then in prior years. Wargames figures and wargaming is included.
their Logo

On September the 8th a National Figures day will be organised in the Waterlinie museum in Bunnik with workshops eg about how to make and/or paint figures and other demo's, figure market, wargaming (various clubs will be there) and of course visit the museum.
The Alde Garde will also be there with a demo so hopefully we will see you there.

For more information about the figures day go to:  http://modelfiguren.nl/Figurendag/index.html  



The Waterlinie museum is in the fortress of Vechten and you can visit the museum of course.
Some pictures we took there some 2 years ago:





Monday, May 21, 2018

Dutch books for the 80Years War

As we were at the TAG figures we also like to mention two books on the 80 Years War. Sadly for English speaking readers, these are in Dutch but who knows?

The first is a book on the military history of the 80 Years War. It's the first part in a series initiated by the NIMH (Dutch Institute for Military History) and will end up in the present time.
This work pretends to deal with the development of tactics and strategies of both land and naval forces during this period.
I'm curious if the book adds some extra insight to the subject as some publications of the past years which will be mentioned underneath, didn't.
Unfortunately for English readers most books on the subject are in Dutch only. The ospreys of course are in English.
When more information/books appear we will keep you informed.
by the NIMH