History The fifth-generation 3-series was introduced in 2005, as successor to the successful E46. Each model now received its own code: E90 sedan, E91 touring, E92 coupé, E93 convertible. After the controversial E65 7-series and E60 5-series, BMW decided to play it safe with the E90’s styling, resulting in a […]

BMW 3 series (E9x)


Start out simple Infinity is a complex game, but the complexity comes in layers. For your first games, all you need is a basic understanding of the order/ARO mechanism and how dice rolling in fire combat works. Save things like hackers and lots of objectives for later games. Start out […]

Getting started with Infinity IV: Your first games


Point limits and SWC Infinity games are usually played with between 150 and 300 points. 150 is good for unexperienced players, while 200 and 250 are popular for games that allow players to play most aspects of the game while being a bit quicker to play (and requiring less miniatures) […]

Getting started with Infinity III: List building



So you’ve decided to get started with Infinity and want to pick a faction to play. This can be a daunting task, as there a seven factions with a large variety of models to choose from. This is by no means an “if this, then pick this army” guide, but […]

Getting started with Infinity II: Picking a faction


After having it on my “maybe in the future” list for years, I finally gut sucked into playing Infinity and really enjoy it. Here are a couple of online resources that can help you when starting out, but also later on. Official Infinity website Infinity download page: Includes the rules, […]

Getting started with Infinity I: Online resources


History The Ford Mustang was introduced on April 17th, 1964. It was based on the compact Ford Falcon and aimed at the post-war baby-boomer generation. Designed as sporty-looking and very customizable car, it was an instant success that sold in huge numbers and laid foundation to the “Pony Car” segment. […]

Ford Mustang (first generation, 1964-1973)



History The first Volkswagen Golf was introduced in 1974 as the successor to the Beetle. It was a radical departure from the previous Volkswagen approach of air-cooled rear engines. While the Golf surely wasn’t the first front-wheel drive car (the Mini used the concept much earlier) or car with rear […]

VW Golf I GTI


History The Porsche 911 was presented in 1963, originally as 901, as successor to the Porsche 356. It was powered by a 2.0l flat-six engine that developed 130 HP. The 160 HP 911S was added in 1967, with the Targa model (removable roof panel) following in the same year. 1967 […]

Porsche 911 (early model, 1963-1973)


History The E46 3 series was introduced in 1998 as successor to the E36 model. It can be considered an evolutionary upgrade of the E36, as the initial engines are revised versions of the engines offered in the E36 (M43, M52), and the interior (instrument cluster, front seats, steering wheel, […]

BMW 3 series (E46)



To me, modern BMW car history begins with the introduction of the Neue Klasse in 1962. This modern sedan, with its newly developed front-mounted engine (the famous M10) and rear-wheel drive, was a turning point for the then-struggling car and motorcycle manufacturer. Most modern BMW cars can trace their lineage […]

The BMW family tree


My BMW 318ti compact has the original BMW Navigation Business radio/tape player. For looks and value, I wanted to retain this system instead of getting a new radio, but I also wanted the possibility to listen to podcasts from my phone (I always listen to X-Wing podcasts when traveling alone), […]

Dension Gateway installation


More about my car history and how I found this car, and why i bought it can be found here. By BMW 318ti compact (E46 model) was built in early 2002. It is equipped with the 2.0L N42B20 Valvetronic engine which develops 143 HP and 200 Nm of torque, and […]

My BMW 318ti compact