Category Archives: Wargame Terrain

Hodgepodge – Spring 2018

I used to post a monthly wrap up of new Foreign Legion related articles and items (a hodgepodge) found on the “inter-webs”.  I stopped these posts last year because it seemed like I was reaching too hard for relevant material … Continue reading

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French Blockhouses – Part 2: Indochina 1946-1954

NOTE:  This is the second part of my take on French blockhouses.  It utilizes two primary sources: Rand Memorandum 5271-PR A Translation From the French: Lessons of the War in Indochina VOL 2 (page 116 “Fortifications”) and an online version … Continue reading

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French Blockhouses – Part 1: Indochina 1880-1945

Note: This post and two others that follow will attempt to give some insight into the French use of blockhouses.  Since I’m not an expert on the topic I won’t go too far into the weeds of the technical aspects … Continue reading

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French Business Signs

Something different today.  I found this book (Attributs au pochoir, modèles d”enseignes et inscriptions) on Galica last week and thought it might be useful for war game terrain or diorama builders.  It’s from around 1914 and shows 28 different generic … Continue reading

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North African / Arab War Game Terrain Builds (from eBay)

Here is a post related to war gaming.  Over the years I’ve collected some pictures from various eBay listings for North African/Arab themed war game terrain.  Those posted today are mainly from two builders-sellers that make some really incredible builds–so … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for January 2016

Sorry for the lack of posts this month.  I’ve been busy with work and other projects and I often get home in a vegetative state of mind, not wanting to do much of anything else but watch politics on TV … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for October 2015

Here is a recapitulation of the odds and ends I found last month on the net related to the French Foreign Legion… 1. The Good Soldier.  This article appeared in the recent September Rolling Stone Magazine.  It is a pretty … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for January 2015

hodgepodge (\ˈhäj-ˌpäj\): a mixture of different things; often a confused mixture of things that don’t go together.  Alteration of hotchpotch (a mutton stew with mixed vegetables) Well this months mixture does have a unifying theme–as always, the French Foreign Legion. … Continue reading

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Foreign Legion Themed Hobby Products

This month I came across some Foreign Legion / North African related products for miniatures and hobby gaming. 1.  Armies in Plastic: Fort Morocco French Foreign Legion Fort 1900.  This is something new from AIP and is one of several … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge

I’ve been a untimely blogger lately–sorry about that.  To make up for it here is a miscellaneous collection of Foreign Legion related items that I’ve come across lately. 1.  Zénaga, Maroc, 1904:  Over at Le Shakko they have an after … Continue reading

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