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Angry Bear

Posted on January 11th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Not a good time for a misfire!! Johnny decides a retreat is a wise idea and takes flight in the face of what is now a very angry bear!I do need some more deployment points for Sharp Practice so this little funny idea popped into my head.After digging a…

French Irregulars

Posted on January 3rd, 2018 under . Posted by

Just recently finished some French Irregulars for my French and Indian War project I started about 4 years ago, but somehow got side tracked by other projects along the way. Gee I wonder how that happens with me….(sarc) I plan on using them for both …

Scots for Impetus Baroque and A Happy New Year!

Posted on December 31st, 2017 under . Posted by

These are from my on going Impetus Baroque ECW upgrade project I’ve been working on and talked about a couple posts ago here. This time they are Scots to compliment the English I already finished.After the AHPC is finished I hope to get back onto this …

Spanish house and Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 14th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I’ve started on my collection of Spanish buildings for my SCW project and needed to work out the color scheme template for the rest of the buildings.I’m quite pleased with how it’s turned out and look forward to getting started on the others. The paint…

Spanish house and Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 14th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I’ve started on my collection of Spanish buildings for my SCW project and needed to work out the color scheme template for the rest of the buildings.I’m quite pleased with how it’s turned out and look forward to getting started on the others. The paint…

Goths vs Romans a SAGA report

Posted on November 19th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I had a SAGA game a few weeks ago with Nick using the Aetius and Arthur supplement. I took my Goths vs his Romans and a very fine game it was! The game was pretty close, but in the end the Goths managed to prevail. The pictures are not the very best as…

Goths vs Romans a SAGA report

Posted on November 19th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Well a report is bit of a stretch, but I had a SAGA game a few weeks ago with Nick using the Aetius and Arthur supplement. I took my Goths vs his Romans and a very fine game it was! The game was pretty close, but in the end the Goths managed to prevail…

More ECW English for Baraque

Posted on October 19th, 2017 under . Posted by

The blues are here!Just completed the upgrade renovations(skin, wood, straps,stocks, flags, basing etc.) on 4 new English regiments ready to go of my ECW project I acquired and talked about last post here. Also, added some more work to the uniforms her…

More ECW English for Baraque

Posted on October 19th, 2017 under . Posted by

The blues are here!Just completed the upgrade renovations(skin, wood, straps,stocks, flags, basing etc.) on 4 new English regiments ready to go of my ECW project I acquired and talked about last post here. Also, added some more work to the uniforms her…

Baraque ECW and Crisis

Posted on October 4th, 2017 under . Posted by

I’ll be there for the first time and I hope to see many of you as well!As any of my regular readers will know my blog has gone quite for awhile….well pretty much the whole summer in fact. I’ve been blogging for over 9 years now and while I’ve not bee…

Baraque ECW and Crisis

Posted on October 4th, 2017 under . Posted by

I’ll be there for the first time and I hope to see many of you as well!As any of my regular readers will know my blog has gone quite for awhile….well pretty much the whole summer in fact. I’ve been blogging for over 9 years now and while I’ve not bee…

Some Bolt Action US Para vs Fallschirmjager

Posted on May 2nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Battlefield overview About two weeks ago Nick and Franz joined me for a game of Bolt Action2 at my house to give the new version another run through and it was a lot of fun. While I wouldn’t call Bolt Action a simulation game it is fun to play and…

International Brigade Maxim HMG and crew

Posted on March 20th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Just getting this in before the end of the challenge to fulfill my requirements in the SCW side dual of a squad, command and support piece for a game of Bolt Action although it won’t be enough to pass either Nick the current leader or Curt so my congra…

Abraham Lincoln Brigade command SCW

Posted on February 22nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Many Americans living in the west were not content to sit idle and watch events unfold in Spain and so elected to join in the fighting with most ending up in what’s is now called the Abraham Lincoln brigade which supported the Republicans although so…

North American Blockhouse

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

The scene above is of a supply train trundling past a blockhouse bringing much needed supplies to a nearby frontier settlement. Since I’m American I wanted to enter something into the “home” bonus round for the Analogue Hobbies painting challenge …

International Brigade Group 3

Posted on January 29th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I’ve entered a SCW side duel in the Analogue Hobbies painting challenge here with Curt, Nick and Phil. I’ve been wrapped up doing the bonus theme rounds I’ve neglected this portion of the challenge and decided I’d better get on the ball and get some po…

Aftermath in the East Woods

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

I’ve had an enduring passion for the American Civil War since a boy really and just about every Analogue Hobbies  challenge I try and include at least one ACW piece somewhere and while I was reading up on Antietam again the idea came to me for…

Goth Warlord

Posted on January 10th, 2017 under . Posted by

Finally got some figures off the table for the annual Analogue Hobbies Painting challenge here which began in December where it seems time has just flew by with this and that. The challenge is to paint whatever figures you want with each figure worth a…

Roman stone Watchtower

Posted on December 26th, 2016 under , . Posted by

When I first visited the Grand Manor web site many years ago I saw this building and knew I had to have it! This is my first of what will be many resin Grand Manor buildings I plan on doing. Personally I consider Grand Manor terrain to be the Rolls Roy…

Lee’s Legion foot

Posted on December 12th, 2016 under . Posted by

I felt the urge to return to one of my very long standing projects that being AWI. For me there was never a question if I would tackle Lee’s Legion foot, but rather how I would go about doing it. The question was the uniform and from what I’ve read of …

Ruined Farm House

Posted on October 21st, 2016 under . Posted by

You can never have enough ruins for your WWII games so awhile back I picked up Warlords ruined hamlet box set that contains 3 ruined farms and this is the first one I assembled and painted.The ruined hamlet is a nice box to have as they can easily be k…

Baggage and pack horses

Posted on October 4th, 2016 under , . Posted by

A selection of baggage elements has been on my to do list for quite some time as they are very useful for a variety of skirmish scenario’s and scene fillers for larger games plus I really like the “extras” that various manufacturer’s make as they add l…

Gothic/Germanic Noble Cavalry

Posted on September 15th, 2016 under , . Posted by

I’m back on the brushes! I’m beginning to shake off the summer drowsiness and get back to applying some paint to figures. Generally speaking September to March are my most productive hobby months and this looks to be no exception as I’m already working…

A wargame in England while on vacation

Posted on August 25th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

A few days ago I returned from a lovely vacation in England with my family visiting amusement parks, cities, children attractions, museums, battlefields and other historic sites which I’ll post about at later date and of course having an absolute wonde…

Impetus Sudanese/Berber Spearmen/Archers (15mm)

Posted on August 4th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Well it looks like I missed the whole of July, but this was mainly do to catching a nasty summer flu which pretty much sapped all desire to hit the painting table except when I could summon the energy to paint for a little bit. I’m feeling better now, …