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Tag Archives: history guide

  • Military Heroes: Alan Turing

    Alan Turing Slate Sculpture

    Image Source: Steve Parker

    Alan Turing, born in London in 1912, was a Mathematician, Cryptographer and seen as a pioneer of computer science. His work during World War II was unprecedented and one of the most outstanding contributions from a single individual. A life of talent, success and persecution, tainted by a tragic end, his story has been told and retold since his passing with his work continuing to form the basis for technology such as artificial intelligence. Find out more about his life here!

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  • The Best Military-Based Podcasts

    Radio speaker and military man to represent best military podcasts.

    Those with a love of airsoft and airsoft guns may also find themselves drawn to military news and history. The two, of course, go hand-in-hand as airsoft games offer a less pressurised view of what a battlefield is like. Naturally, for those of us who partake in airsoft, we find ourselves drawn to weaponry developments, however bizarre they may be, and to the history of the guns and the heroes who went to war.

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  • How to Pick a Name for Your Gun

    Cartoon sketch of soldiers with ‘boomsticks’ aka rifles.

    We reported last month on the history of naming guns. It was a tool used to make ancient tales memorable, to demonstrate gun or owner characteristics or pay respect to the living or the dead. Just as it was essential to gun-owners of the past, naming your gun is a must for any owner of today, particularly because many consider it bad luck not to – and who needs bad karma on the field?

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  • Why Do We Name Guns?

    A list of nicknames.

    You won’t go far without stumbling across someone whose named their beloved airsoft gun collection. The personification of weaponry is something that has happened for many centuries now, and for numerous reasons. So, as you name your latest airsoft gun, have you ever stopped to wonder why we name them at all?

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