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Warner’s Extra-Continental Regiment "Green Mountain Boys"

Posted on May 2nd, 2018 under . Posted by

After seeing Giles Alison’s superb version of the green mountain boys here many moons ago I knew that I had to do my own version.When painting for the horse and musket period I particularly like green so this regiment comes as no surprise in hitting my…

CoC Airborne vs Fallschirmjäger around Carentan

Posted on April 5th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Overview of the battlefieldNick and myself first tried Chain of Command or CoC last year because Bolt Action wasn’t giving us enough “crunch” in our WWII gaming and although BA is a good game it just wasn’t enough anymore. We liked Chain of Command so …

FIW Pennsylvania Provincials in light equipment

Posted on March 1st, 2018 under . Posted by

Just completed my second unit of Pennsylvania Provincials for Sharp Practice, but this time in light equipment. At this rate I’ll have FIW forces ready for Sharp Practice in a year or so I figure so I’m crossing my fingers the pace will pick up at some…

FIW Pennsylvania Provincials 1

Posted on February 1st, 2018 under . Posted by

Provincial troops are best described as a troop class that is somewhere between regular troops and militia. Unlike regular soldiers who served for x number of years or militia who were raised only for local needs in times of emergency provincial troops…

Hessian Jäger Amusettes

Posted on January 23rd, 2018 under . Posted by

An  Amusette was a very high caliber rifle that could be anywhere from 90 to 200 caliber and weigh some 50 plus pounds! Due to it’s weight it was often attached to fixed walls or gun carriages. However it wasn’t so heavy that single infantry men c…

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 …