Sunday, 24 December 2017

Era of the Princes Rus



A little Christmas greeting and some pictures of my recently completed Era of the Princes Rus, 4 points for SAGA. I will be increasing this set to 6 points in the near future, the figures are purchased and in the queue. These are 28mm figures from Gripping Beast with Little Big Men Studios shields and banner. I will be posting a completed army in the New Year, yes I've actually completed an army, 15mm though, but for now I'll keep you waiting....especially as I'm not quite ready to reveal as my flags are in the post!

I hope you all have a peaceful and enjoyable holiday period, and that Santa brings you parcels of lead and plastic to see you safely through the New Year.

Happy Gaming!

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Friday, 8 December 2017


Finally the Toy Story opponents for the Minions in the Battle of the Sand Box. I'll be adding a few more soldier units as the Minions have received some further reinforcements this week. I haven't yet decided on stats for Dragon Rampant, but will be along the lines of the Minion force, perhaps Woody, Bullseye and Jessie being Elite cavalry? Buzz will have Flying ability, of course....and maybe shooting with lasers?

Also photographed are some the terrain I've got ready, a part buried Pringles tube, and some children's wooden blocks, these were off eBay, but I've since seem some similar in the local supermarket going cheap. I'm also thinking of wandering terrain in the form of a discarded crisp packet roaming the battlefield, direction to be decided by D10 for distance and direction by scatter dice. 

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Thursday, 30 November 2017

French Indian War

I've found my French Indian War project started many years ago and abandoned. They were intended for use with Muskets and Tomahawks, but only the French forces were started. I've a similar number of British and an Indian war party to paint as well which can be used on their own or added to the French or British as allies. I also found the buildings that I'd started work on, these need a little work to finish off but are pretty near complete.

The figures are 28mm Crusader Miniatures. This small force gives 2 groups of 12 line and one group of 10 Grenadier.

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Monday, 27 November 2017

AWI British infantry skirmishing

Been a while since my last post, I return with something new and hopefully something improved. The new is the beginning of rebuilding my AWI collection. I was initially going to start with the Royal Welch but I had these six figures already undercoated sitting on the side, so they are first up. The figures are 28mm Perry Miniatures British infantry skirmishing. 

The something improved is with reference to my new light box. Finally conceding defeat to the fading winter light I have invested in a basic light box. I'm hoping that this gives me the freedom to take photos when I have spare time available rather than leave it to chance; as well as improving my photographs. At least my light will be consistent, even if my photographic skills aren't!

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

US Vehicles

Further progress with my WWII American forces for Bolt Action. Some vehicles, all 28mm Warlord Games miniatures. I have also completed the first batch of Infantry and support weapons these will be  posted as soon as I can get a chance to take photos.

On the gaming front the fledgling club has just met for the second time, SAGA was the game of choice, I fielded Scots and running true to form I lost spectacularly...

Starting the club has changed the focus in my painting schedule with my WSS taking a slight back seat as I concentrate on smaller club sized games. Figures are being painted up for SAGA and Muskets and Tomahawks. My Anglo-Zulu project will be receiving some additions, the first batch will be some NNC and Irregular cavalry to enable me to play The Men Who Would Be Kings. Then there will be further additions in the shape of Zulu huts, more cavalry including dismounted versions, and a small Naval detachment. Other plans are to work on Swordpoint armies, some will require a few extra figures and a little rebasing (my pet hate!); others will be new armies. Also on the assembly line is the much awaited Toy Story force for Dragon Rampant with the final figures just arriving; though I did purchase some extras for the Minions as a result but games will not be dependant upon their arrival. I won't be neglecting my WSS for too long, in all likelihood I'll have a unit or two on the painting table to work on as the mood takes me. I'm itching to paint my French Musketeers!

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M8 Armoured Car

M3 Half Track

Willy's Jeep with .30 cal MMG