Photographing Miniatures: Some thoughts on taking pictures of model soldiers


AK47 Ztum-Setum: A web site dedicated to the AK47 Ztum - Setum wargames campaign running at the South East Scotland Wargames Club.


Wargaming the Russian Civil War


World War II:


Counters for use in miniature wargames


Napoleonics : Napoleonic wargaming using the Grande Armee grand tactical level rules by Sam Mustapha.


Lord of the Rings: Lord of the Rings wargaming using the discontinued collectable miniatures from Sabre Games.





I first started a wargames’ website in  1996 on space provided by a long defunct Internet Services Provider who went bust owing me more than £2,000 for public relations services.  First carry out shop in Scotland to take orders over the web anyone?

In the early 2000s I transferred the site to my own domain, www.hodgenet.co.uk, where I continued to post lots of wargaming material.  I kept updating hodgenet fairly regularly until May 2006, when  I discovered blogging software and set up Derek’s Wee Toys  on Blogger.  In early 2010 I moved here to my own domain and started using WordPress.

I left hodgenet.co.uk largely alone until May 2012  when I took a look at the site and decided it was quite frankly embarrassing.  The design was OK for a hobby website when I started it in the 1990s, but it now looks antiquated and distinctly amateurish.  Most of the pictures there were taken with a film camera and then scanned.  They are not good quality.

It’s just too much like hard work to revamp the site and bring it up to current standards, but there are still some useful resources there, for example a number of print out counters which you can download and use as markers in wargames, and an index of models that can be used in AK47 campaigns where you can see pictures of models from various manufacturers.

There’s also Ztum-Setum Online News, a journal of an AK47 campaign that ran for several years at the South East Scotland Wargames Club.

Anyway  I’ve  decided not to delete the old web  site,  I’ve just moved it her at  www.hodgenet.co.uk/old/ where it can hide behind a disclaimer and save me from embarrassment.



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