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Battle of Nyezane

Posted on June 14th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Its been a few months since the Shed saw any action from the Anglo Zulu war so it was about time that the figures came out to play. The scenario we opted for is listed in the Warlord publication Zulu as the Battle of Nyezane – fought on the same day as…

More Progress on Khartoum

Posted on June 12th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Good Evening FolksI was fortunate to have a few free hours at the weekend to crack on with the Khartoum build, and I think it is coming along nicely.Previous post herehttp://shedwars.blogspot.com/2018/06/colonial-wars-khartoum-starts-to-take.htmlAll th…

Colonial Wars – Khartoum starts to take shape

Posted on June 3rd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Six months ago I was in the middle of painting my forces for the Sudan Campaign and rather foolishly I stated that I wanted to build Khartoum – I even made a start on the walls. You can read about it here…Khartoum buildSo six months on and a fair bit…

Postal Service – Action from the VBCW

Posted on May 25th, 2018 under . Posted by

A couple of weeks ago saw the shed return to the fields of England 1938 for a spot of VBCW (Very British Civil War) – I hastily set up the table as soon as I got home from work and started to think about the scenario we might play. Stop Press: Apo…

Fist Full of Lead up the Khyber Pass

Posted on May 23rd, 2018 under . Posted by

And now for something completely different. Over the last few weeks we have been cracking through a number of games using the Fist Full of Lead rules. These have all been based on the not so heroic adventures of a certain Richard Sharpe in the Peninsul…

The Next New Project – The Dark Ages

Posted on May 13th, 2018 under . Posted by

So as another figure painting project comes to an end its time to think about another. If you missed my last post about the Afghan forces for the North West Frontier you can find it here.http://shedwars.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/colonial-wars-afghan-army….

Colonial Wars – An Afghan Army

Posted on May 8th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

More news on my British Colonial Wars – now that the Sudan & Zulu Wars are covered it seems a shame not to move East into Afghanistan….;-)I decided that my Sudan Brits will form the backbone of the  Colonial Forces so I needed some Afghans…..

The Battle of Torrington

Posted on May 7th, 2018 under . Posted by

Morning AllApologies for the delay in posts but things have been rather hectic. The good news is that this is the first of four posts that I have written this morning so more content will appear over the next few days.Last Monday, Mark Alastair and mys…

For King and Parliament – A Review

Posted on April 26th, 2018 under . Posted by

A few weeks ago I bought the latest ECW rules to come out onto the market called For King and Parliament. These have been produced by a fellow blogger called Big Red Bat. I understand that these rules are a follow up on the successful To the Strongest …

Sharpe’s Brest

Posted on April 25th, 2018 under . Posted by

A couple of weeks ago I ran another episode of Sharpes Alternative adventures in the Shed using the Fist Full of Lead rules  – the first of the these can be found hereSharpes PursuitSharpes HazardThis time our brave Riflemen has been signed up for…

Salute 2018

Posted on April 15th, 2018 under Posted by

So another Salute has passed….but what of the pictures I hear you cryWell this year I decided not to take any pictures.Firstly I had a great time wandering the hall without having to think if I had taken a picture of a particular game or not.Secondly…

What a Tanker – Rules Review

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

With the exception of my local gaming friend John its not often that I get invited to play on another’s wargames table and earlier this week I received such an invitation to take part in a Tank Battle game called ‘ What a Tanker’.Great Tilte – and a go…

Sharpe & Harper

Posted on April 3rd, 2018 under , . Posted by

If you have been fopllowing the blog you will be aware that I have set my Fist Full of Lead games in the world of Sharpe & Harper  – this of course meant that I would need suitable figures. In particular I would need a Harper Figure with his s…

New Forces for my Sudan Project part 15

Posted on March 31st, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Hi FolksThe Sudan Project is going strong with more forces now making their way to the battlefield – if you want to see the previous post the First Battle head here part 14)First yp we have some Colonial Reinforcement a – Sikh Brigade all the way …

Battle of Cheriton

Posted on March 27th, 2018 under . Posted by

So on Monday night Mark, Alastair and myself gathered to fight a re-enactment of the Battle of Cheriton – The English Civil War. The actual battle was fought on the 29th March 1644 so we almost marked the battles 374th anniversary.more herehttps://en.w…

Sharpe’s Hazard

Posted on March 13th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

“Major Hogan, please tell Mister Sharpe what he can do for us next” instructed the Commander of his Britannic Majesties Army in the PeninsularThe portly exploratory officer turned to the tall green clad man in front of him. Both men carried no signals …

The First Sudan Battle – In the Balance

Posted on March 6th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Morning AllIf you have been following this blog you have probably noticed that I have been spending an inordinate amount of time concentrating on my 28mm Colonial Sudanese project. With the majority of the figures painted it was time to get them on the…

Sudan Project part 13 – Nile Gunboat pt1

Posted on February 24th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Hiya Folkspart 12 can be found hereNow that I am nearing the end of my figure painting its time to turn my attention to the bespoke terrain I am going to need for my Sudan project. If you have been following this project you will know that I have …

Sharpes Pursuit – A Fist Full of Lead AAR

Posted on February 20th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Hi FolksAs promised the Shed saw its first action of 2018 last night, the temperatures in SW London hit a barmy 10 degrees outside so it was warm enough in the shed (16 degrees)I was joined by Mark and Rolf and we had already decided that the night wou…

Shed Works all done – let the games begin

Posted on February 19th, 2018 under Posted by

So this weekend I spent the best part of two days clearing out the games shed, refurbishing the roof (thanks John) and generally getting everything ready for the start of the spring games season.The big table isw now clear of all the rubbishthe shelves…

Has Photobucket finally come to its’ senses?

Posted on February 14th, 2018 under Posted by

As most bloggers know Photobucket decided to kick a nunmber of its customers in the the proverbials last year by discontinuing the service that allowed hosting of images to blogs, forums etc. The subject was done to death on the forums and significant …

Sudan project part 12 – British Camel Corps

Posted on February 8th, 2018 under Posted by

Morning Allpart 11 can be found hereHot on the heels of the Egyptian Infantry we have one of the more Iconic units of the Sudan campaign – The British Camel CorpsOnce again I have elected to use the Perry Miniature range and after some careful cal…

Sudan Project part 11 – The Egyptian Brigade

Posted on February 6th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Hi FolksShall we get back into the wargaming groove…I think so !Over the last few weeks I have been steadily painting up my forces for the upcoming Sudan project – it is my desire to see this on the table by March. So today I am introducing the Egypt…

Construction Work Finished (almost)

Posted on February 5th, 2018 under . Posted by

Hi FolksIf you have been following the blog over the last few weeks you will have noticed that there has been a bit of a break in my wargames activity – have no fear as this is about to change with a number of important updates waiting in the wings.My …

More Construction Work – part 2

Posted on January 24th, 2018 under Posted by

Just a quick update on the new shed build…The walls are up and the roof is almost finished – currently planning to fit the felt this weekend with a neighbour.So in the meantime I am building the doors and will start on the internal walls later this w…