ACW Skirmish

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The other night we had our first skirmish with our 54mm ACW troops. Just a small game with a little over 20 figures a side. Gav split his Union into two groups and to be different I went for three smaller groups.One of Gav’s groups. and the o…

Chechen Project – Heavy Metal Part 2

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A late night paint session on Friday to bring these to the table top in time for Sunday.With the opening a scenario involving mostly infantry, I figured best to start with the mission objectives in case I don’t get enough hours on the brushes this week…

Daily Chronicle: ‘LVO 2016 Thursday February 4th Travel Day’

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Thursday February 4th was my son’s and I travel day up to the Las Vegas Open 2016. We left Phoenix, AZ at 9:00 AM and arrived in Las Vegas, NV around 2:00 PM local time.
 
Since we arrived a little early for hotel check-in, I decided to get some shopping done for my family at the M&M’s store. Once we finished with that, it just about time to check-in.
 
After check-in at the Bally’s Las Vegas we rested for a little bit until 6:00 PM when badge pick up and registration opens for the event.
 
We headed downstairs to the events center to check out the venue. Once we picked up our badges we walked around the hall for a little bit and snapped a few photos.
 

Warmachine Final Table

 

 

 

After walking around for a little bit, my son and I headed next door to Paris and enjoyed dinner at their buffett.

 

 
Once dinner was completed we headed across the street to Caesar’s Palace and my son and I walked the Forum shops to close out the evening.

 

 
It was now getting late an we headed back to our hotel so we can wake up early Friday and hit the Privateer Press store for some new releases.
 
Stay tuned for the official Day 1 of the LVO.
 

Horus Heresy Weekender First Photos

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And the Black Shields are coming!Thanks @ HaSY from B&C and Matt Farmer for the pictures :)Lucius pattern Princeps, thanks @ BFeederMore in the AM!Loken

Warlord Games: Valentine Tank for Valentine – Now Only £10

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Warlord Games: Yes it’s nearly upon us… Valentines day approaches and we didn’t want your loved ones to miss out on the love our games and collections give us. So to celebrate, what better than a Valentine for your Valentine!
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Bolt Action: One game ‘Tournament’

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Last time there was a Christchurch Bolt Action event, it was at the overpriced / Sales “discount” Event at Conquest. It didn’t make numbers. Most of the Bolt Action players seem to play at the Woolston club. It got offered again at Warclouds, the Wools…

Thanks from all the Pittsburgh guys for providing …

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Thanks from all the Pittsburgh guys for providing many enjoyable battles!

Warlord Games: New LRDG Chevrolet Trucks and Italian L6/40 Light Tank

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Glad you have enjoyed. It's been great to see …

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Glad you have enjoyed. It’s been great to see so many people participate.

Thanks for organising all this, it's been grea…

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Thanks for organising all this, it’s been great to play these set games :) – Luke P.

CATALYST: SOVEREIGNTY

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20 Nightal, 1491 DR, Winter Solstice

Miniaturemen: The Magnificently Painted Seven Ride Out!

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 Miniaturemen: The boys have now got their mounts and are now available in our webstore along with the Goblin Undertakers, The Brothers Gwimm, heads, weapons packs, casualties and a wagon pulled by a bison and driven by a very drunk Orc! Check out…

Strontium Dog Fan Film

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I don’t know what the acting, production values or the plot are like but I think they’ve done a decent job on the casting, even if Johnny Alpha seems to have put on a bit of weight? No idea when this will be released but, as it is m…

A new Initiative System for Big Danged Boats

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Big Danged Boats, or BDB, is a game of my own devising for larger scale, 15mm ship to ship combats in a fantasy setting. I’m shamelessly an admirer of its general goofiness and desire not to be taken seriously– and … Continue reading

Warlord Games: Plastic Napoleonic French Line Lancers Pre-Order

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Warlord Games: Thundering across the battlefields of Europe with their nine-foot ash pole lances, red and white pennants, all topped off with gleaming brass classical helmets, come the new plastic French Line Lancers for your Black Powder Napoleonic ar…

New Toys

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I placed an order with Black Tree Design at the very end of last year (there was a huge sale – like, 50% off stuff… I was weak…). It finally arrived today (via UPS, unfortunately…).

Yeah…

Most of this was earmarked for Frostgrave, Lion Rampant/Dragon Rampant, or A Song of Blades and Heroes

For Lion Rampant (or Dragon Rampant… if I feel like fighting fantasy foes…) I ended up with:

2 units of Foot European Men-At-Arms (6 each)

1 unit of European Crossbow (12)

1 unit of European Archers (12) (+4 more to flesh out existing units of bidowers)

1 unit of European Spearmen (Foot Yeoman – 12)

1 unit of European Billmen/Halbardiers (Expert Foot Seargeants or Yeoman – 12)

1 unit of European Serfs (12) (+4 more to finish another unit I already have

1 bombard and crew… not really for Lion Rampant… I’m not sure why I bought it…?

1 unit of Muslim Archers (12)

2 unit of Muslim Spearmen (12 each – actually one unit I ordered only has 8 as I have four random muslim command types I can add to the unit to make 12)

1 unit of Muslim Mounted Sergeants – on Camels! (6) actually these are from the fantasy Saracen range and are a little fantastical looking… I hope I can make them look at tad more historical and make use of them (they were 50% off – the actuall historical cavalry was not…)

For Frostgrave (or any other fantasy skirmish or RPG, really… but I had Frostgrave in mind when I ordered them… almost all of them are actually from the Hundred Years War line – as in the Lion Rampant units above – I thought the padded armour looked like it might double as cold weather clothing!):

4x Crossbow

4x Infantrymen (Billmen)

4x Men-at-Arms

4x Archers

2x Templars

2x Knights

1 LICHLORD!

I picked up Reaper Miniatures Legends of the Sands Boxed Set on Boxing Day at the Dragon’s Den (though the one I picked up was older stock and didn’t have the fancy carrying case…) and thought I might use them for Frostgrave warbands (or perhaps “Dustgrave”…?) so I picked up a few more of the Medieval Muslims and fantasy Saracens for those warbands:

8x Men-at-Arms/thugs

4x Crossbowmen

3x Archers/Rangers

Other stuff included:

9 Halflings for either SoBH or Dragon Rampant (filling out units of archers or mixed Yeoman – or light foot or whatever they’re called in Dragon Rampant – or scouts/bidowers)

1 Mounted Sorceress (could be for any Fantasy skirmish/RPG – but I thought I might add her to one of the Lion Rampant retinues to add a fantasy element when using it in Dragon Rampant).

2 goblin + 1 Orc Shaman (Dragon Rampant… or SoBH…?)

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

Probably a Frostgrave Game report as we’re planning to continue our new campaign either Saturday or Sunday evening. 

Necromunda Arbites WIP

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Just a quick share of this week’s WIP. Though I allotted time until Sunday to get these guys done, I think I can actually have them finished by tonight!I will be using these guys at Adepticon in the Necromunda by Night event.This is a mix of the origin…

Deep-Cut Studio: New Fantasy Frostgrave Gaming Mat

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Deep-Cut Studio: New gaming mat release! We call it Frost-grave and it is another design and title that speaks for itself. It is naturally inspired by the game with the same name and was created with intention to provide a perfect background for wizard and their henchmen battles. The mat is available in 3 different materials – mousepad, pvc or cloth and comes in 3 different sizes. But any customization of the mat is possible at our website. Check it while it’s… Cold!
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·Wrath·of·Kings·Starter·Sets·

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The easiest way into Wrath of Kings is via their starter sets. Coming in at £60/$70 they are not the cheapest starter sets on the shelves, but they do come in on the heavy side with model count. Depending upon which House you chose the starter set will contain either 24 or 30 figures. I’ll be going into a deep review of one of sets next week, but I can say right now that you do get very good

·Wrath·of·Kings·Starter·Sets·

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The easiest way into Wrath of Kings is via their starter sets. Coming in at £60/$70 they are not the cheapest starter sets on the shelves, but they do come in on the heavy side with model count. Depending upon which House you chose the starter set will contain either 24 or 30 figures. I’ll be going into a deep review of one of sets next week, but I can say right now that you do get very good

Unboxing Malifaux – Lelu and Lilitu

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‘Beauty and the Beast…’The Lelu and Lilitu box contains enough parts for two miniatures…namely Lelu and Lilitu. It also contains stat cards for them though there are no upgrade cards.Lelu and Lilitu – SprueThe box has one sprue in it split into two…

Alternative Armies: Fighting Fungi by Ganesha Games Released at Alternative Armies

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Alternative Armies: Alternative Armies 28mm: Under our agreement with Ganesha Games we are delighted to announce the first wave of the ‘Fighting Fungi’ range is now on our website! Produced and Shipped from here in Scotland we have 10% off all the codes too! Plus as fantasy miniatures they qualify for the free Stricken Adventurer in an order placed with us. If you like Spores, Fungus Men and more have a look. Click through for all the images and codes. Great miniatures. Thanks. GBS
Back in September we announced our arrangement with Ganesha Games to fulfil backers orders on their ‘Song of Blades Hammer and Forge’ Kickstarter. You can read about that on our blog. As well as this project we are now geared up for direct and trade sales of the Fighting Fungi range of 28mm scale white metal miniatures. The first wave of releases from the range are now online on Ganesha Games new page on the Alternative Armies website. The miniatures are manufactured right here in Scotland and shipped worldwide so no worries about stock or availability.

It is our intention to release the Fighting Fungi range in three waves with the first now out which contains Fungi, Enoki, Spores, Nymphs and Oaken for a total of sixteen different miniatures. All the miniatures are online as singles and there is a value pack too containing one of each in this wave. We offer 15% off the value pack and until we release the next wave all the singles are 10% off too! More information and miniature codes here.

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New Progress – Terrain & Miniatures

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As I mentioned before I’ve been working away on things and have had my painters also keeping busy.  Posting a mix of things here from new terrain to new miniatures.First up, 28mm shipping containers.  I had six of the plastic AT-43 shipping c…

Osprey Books – Finland at War Vol 1 – A Review

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By Old Man Morin

Many of us in the wargaming world, particularly those of us who come from fantasy or sci-fi based
games systems, rely heavily on background material, or ‘fluff’ to inspire our choice of armies and units. When I started playing Bolt Action I discovered a new world, rich with information about units and battles within what some consider to be a “short” war. ‘The Armies of…’ and the Bolt Action Theatre books provide a glimpse into these conflicts and the forces that fought in them but because of their length and purpose, this information is condensed down to brief overviews. Now there is quite a lot of information online and there are literally thousands of books and biographies about this global conflict and to be honest the sheer volume of text can be daunting. To focus my searches I have been researching things that I find interesting when reading Bolt Action books. Not the most holistic view of the war but it is a starting point (and I have been at it for close to 4 years now). Now Osprey publishing puts out vast numbers of short, soft cover books covering everything from specific units and battles to technology and tactics. These are great resources and I am sure I will discuss them again in an article soon. Today though, I want to talk about something else. Their ‘Finland at War’ series.

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Puppetswar: New Science Fiction Doom Rippers

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