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Report from the Front

Posted on October 15th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Action during the battle to capture Tortuga from Governor du CasseI am just back from our latest Weekender epic continuing the campaign to control Britain and its associated colonial territories in 1693. I wanted to post up a glance at what we were doi…

Ultimately a productive week..

Posted on October 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Another batch of Haitians completedIt didn’t start well with three of my holiday days being taken up with work and I thought my painting plan would go to wrack and ruin. Nevertheless, focus is the watchword and the tally for the week was45 figures and …

Ultimately a productive week..

Posted on October 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Another batch of Haitians completedIt didn’t start well with three of my holiday days being taken up with work and I thought my painting plan would go to wrack and ruin. Nevertheless, focus is the watchword and the tally for the week was45 figures and …

One afternoon in Murcia….

Posted on October 3rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Two sessions work here I am way behind. I am so desperate to catch up that I decided to step up to the challenges of modern international travel. I carried a couple of dozen small bottles of liquid which may look to the untrained eye like somethin…

One afternoon in Murcia….

Posted on October 3rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Two sessions work here I am way behind. I am so desperate to catch up that I decided to step up to the challenges of modern international travel. I carried a couple of dozen small bottles of liquid which may look to the untrained eye like somethin…

See you at Crisis 2017! – Warfare discount offer for the show

Posted on September 30th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Our intense GNW struggle at Crisis in 2014 or 2015Toggy, Gwen and I look forward to our wonderful long weekend in Antwerp! This year we hear that a very large game featuring thousands (yes that is no exaggeration) of Warfare models will have a prominen…

See you at Crisis 2017! – Warfare discount offer for the show

Posted on September 30th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Our intense GNW struggle at Crisis in 2014 or 2015Toggy, Gwen and I look forward to our wonderful long weekend in Antwerp! This year we hear that a very large game featuring thousands (yes that is no exaggeration) of Warfare models will have a prominen…

Breaking the surface

Posted on September 16th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

The yin and yang of constant travel – herbal tea and cakesNo, I have not sunk to the bottom of the sea, missing without trace. I am acutely aware of my lack of blog output over the last week+. Unfortunately work commits have taken me around the square …

Breaking the surface

Posted on September 16th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

The yin and yang of constant travel – herbal tea and cakesNo, I have not sunk to the bottom of the sea, missing without trace. I am acutely aware of my lack of blog output over the last week+. Unfortunately work commits have taken me around the square …

Solidifying the Ghost Army Part 7: Wounded Sentinels

Posted on September 5th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

The wounded sentinels in the raw stateThe sentinels completedAlthough the Ghost Army force has only four units each with two characters attached I added two extra demi-units in order to make the scenario work. The first of these are three sentinels, ea…

Solidifying the Ghost Army Part 7: Wounded Sentinels

Posted on September 5th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

The wounded sentinels in the raw stateThe sentinels completedAlthough the Ghost Army force has only four units each with two characters attached I added two extra demi-units in order to make the scenario work. The first of these are three sentinels, ea…

Champions of Pike & Shot 1: Mark Shearwood

Posted on August 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Siege of Athlone 1691 – wonderful solo effort by MarkI decided to highlight the work of fellow gamers who I feel make a significant contribution to the popularity of the period 1660-1720. Mark Shearwood’s output is both prodigious and high quality.Mean…

Champions of Pike & Shot 1: Mark Shearwood

Posted on August 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Siege of Athlone 1691 – wonderful solo effort by MarkI decided to highlight the work of fellow gamers who I feel make a significant contribution to the popularity of the period 1660-1720. Mark Shearwood’s output is both prodigious and high quality.Mean…

Donnybrook.. no, we didn’t write this review!

Posted on August 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

White Death GNW Donnybrook at York in 2015Sometimes life is just nice to you. When I opened Wargames Illustrated issue 359 an article about Donnybrook caught my eye… Why I love Donnybrook! well, I had to read on!An enthusiast for the rules has writte…

Donnybrook.. no, we didn’t write this review!

Posted on August 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

White Death GNW Donnybrook at York in 2015Sometimes life is just nice to you. When I opened Wargames Illustrated issue 359 an article about Donnybrook caught my eye… Why I Love Donnybrook! well, I had to read on!An enthusiast for the rules has writte…

LoA on tour over the years..

Posted on August 19th, 2017 under . Posted by

Neerwinden 1693 at Partizan perhasp in 2008 or 2009?Holowczyn at Partizan perhaps 2009On the eve of yet another Partizan show I thought I would make one of those occasional breaks with the 17th century and show case our breadth of offering over the man…

LoA on tour over the years..

Posted on August 19th, 2017 under . Posted by

Neerwinden 1693 at Partizan perhasp in 2008 or 2009?Holowczyn at Partizan perhaps 2009On the eve of yet another Partizan show I thought I would make one of those occasional breaks with the 17th century and show case our breadth of offering over the man…

Warfare GNW R13 Russian pikemen marching

Posted on August 15th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

R13 is the pike code complimentary to R12 (Musketeers) and R14 (Command).  I am super happy about how this code turned out too. Again it is based on two body dollies with five head variants atop.

The pistol tucked in behind the belly box is a nice touch on all figures.

Some (but very few) customers have been a little unhappy about the ‘solid’ hands for pikemen and officers in the Russian range. We learned well from our experiences with the Swedes and earlier Warfare models.

 Pinging pikes and the associated superglue carbuncles, repaint jobs and damaged bases were enough to convince me that solid hands and a £5 pin drill means I need never ping-a-pike ever again.

Pin drill sales may be up but pinged pikes are on the wane!

Warfare GNW R13 Russian pikemen marching

Posted on August 15th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

R13 is the pike code complimentary to R12 (Musketeers) and R14 (Command).  I am super happy about how this code turned out too. Again it is based on two body dollies with five head variants atop.

The pistol tucked in behind the belly box is a nice touch on all figures.

Some (but very few) customers have been a little unhappy about the ‘solid’ hands for pikemen and officers in the Russian range. We learned well from our experiences with the Swedes and earlier Warfare models.

 Pinging pikes and the associated superglue carbuncles, repaint jobs and damaged bases were enough to convince me that solid hands and a £5 pin drill means I need never ping-a-pike ever again.

Pin drill sales may be up but pinged pikes are on the wane!

Surely there can’t be more?: Warfare Minis Guest Gallery 4

Posted on August 11th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Joe North’s Vatican battalion – genuine I believeOne of the more unusual units we have seen is a battalion which I believe was raised by the Vatican and was painted by Joe North.Dutch Brandenburg Regiment by Kris AllsopKris Allsop painted these two bat…

Surely there can’t be more?: Warfare Minis Guest Gallery 4

Posted on August 11th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Joe North’s Vatican battalion – genuine I believeOne of the more unusual units we have seen is a battalion which I believe was raised by the Vatican and was painted by Joe North.Dutch Brandenburg Regiment by Kris AllsopKris Allsop painted these two bat…

Discount on Warfare Miniatures for Partizan pre orders

Posted on August 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

WLOA58 & 60 Mounted dragoonsIn order to maintain my blood pressure at an adequate level I won’t be trading with Warfare Miniatures at Partizan. Running a demo and a trade stand with two people is less than relaxing.WLOA940 Wagon with water barrelsI…

Discount on Warfare Miniatures for Partizan pre orders

Posted on August 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

WLOA58 & 60 Mounted dragoonsIn order to maintain my blood pressure at an adequate level I won’t be trading with Warfare Miniatures at Partizan. Running a demo and a trade stand with two people is less than relaxing.WLOA940 Wagon with water barrelsI…

Exceptions prove the rule – LoA at Claymore 2017

Posted on August 6th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Our set up positions at Arcis sur Aube, March 20 1814I have been particularly conscious of the requests from visitors to keep this Blog exclusively 17th/early 18th century. This post proves that rule by making a rare exception.Cavalry regiments the siz…

Exceptions prove the rule – LoA at Claymore 2017

Posted on August 6th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Our set up positions at Arcis sur Aube, March 20 1814I have been particularly conscious of the requests from visitors to keep this Blog exclusively 17th/early 18th century. This post proves that rule by making a rare exception.Cavalry regiments the siz…