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D i s a s t e r !

Posted on July 16th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I settled down on Saturday morning to tidy up some loose ends re map projects, I managed one then got distracted by a fly, I can’t concentrate with constant buzzing so gave it a dose of spray. This went over the desk so I picked up my stylus to give it…

Musings

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

I have not managed to pick up a paint brush for a couple of weeks now, mainly due to the hot weather and the ‘stuff it’ attitude it can lead to, but I intend to do a couple of hours tonight, I am home alone, again, as my missus does a 500 mile round tr…

Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

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

Another clammy club night yesterday, Bolt Action this week, something nice and simple. Only a token force at the club, four guys with Bloodbowl games and Simon and I playing with real soldiers although I will admit the Bloodbowl looks like fun, albeit …

An Unexpected Parcel

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

Ever since I got back from Tankfest I have been playing catch up, I have two projects 99% complete but am waiting for the authors to confirm the last maps are fine and we are good to go. I have a third which is 80% done and again am waiting for the las…

Tankfest 2018

Posted on July 4th, 2018 under . Posted by

Got to Graham’s on time last Friday, met Stewart on the way outside Euston Station, so after a quick beer we set off for Poole, needless to say the roads were busy, what a surprise. I visited Poole on several occasions when guarding the country from th…

Making a Saga out of it.

Posted on June 28th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

OK, blistering hot on Tuesday night and only eight of us braved the heat to get to the club, Simon was introducing me to Saga, I had played once before with the ‘big’ Saga armies but this time it was straight out of the box vanilla. Simon had a Viking …

Come Fly With Me

Posted on June 21st, 2018 under , , . Posted by

A nice balmy night in Lancaster this Tuesday, ok, not balmy, cool with a hint of rain, but better than normal. I took my Wings of War stuff and would work something out depending on how many players I got. This week everyone had something on so it was …

The Fringe of the Seven Years War.

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

In keeping with my new project last night’s club game was a skirmish from the French and Indian War which kicked off the Seven Years War or World War Zero as some historians are wont to call the conflicts. I know it involved battles from Canada to Indi…

The First of Many?

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

I finished basing up Griffin’s 33rd Regiment of Foot last night and here they are. I am happy with them for my first attempt, I do need to get better at the lace of which there is a lot on British uniforms, there can be just as much on some of the fore…

Everything but the kitchen sink!

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

Big game yesterday 3,500 points, Kevin and I both agree that to get the real flavour of the armies we were using it needs to be a large battle, I could do with around 5,000 to be really happy but I don’t think that will happen any time soon.Anyway, ano…

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

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

We played Zombicide at the club last night, it’s been a long time since I played the game and it’s a shame because it is good fun. We had the Prison Break edition and as with most scenarios we had to get into the prison, take over a control room and op…

Slowly does it

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

I have started on the 33rd Regiment of Foot, my first Seven Years War unit, I am completely new to this period and chose the 33rd as it was one of the small number of British units fighting in Europe, the SYW for us was mainly about taking Canada, Indi…

In A Galaxy Far, Far …………………

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

I am home alone this week as I might have mentioned, busy trying to stay alive until SHE gets back, according to her of course I am lost without her. It’s Moroccan salmon with spicy cous-cous tonight, and not out of a tin, take that. At a loose en…

Experience Wins Out

Posted on May 27th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

My son came over for a weekend of wargaming while the missus is in the North of Scotland with her mates, I gave him the choice of games but he wanted to stick with War and Conquest as he had not played with his Carolingians in a long time. We settled o…

Toe Is In The Water

Posted on May 23rd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Beautiful day, again, and I have nothing to do but sit and enjoy it. I put the finishing touches to my WWII odds and ends this morning which now gives me six squads a side for Bolt Action. My next plan was to base up my Wild West buildings and I duly g…

The Battle of Yeah But

Posted on May 18th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Kevin came up yesterday for our Thursday afternoon bash, back to War and Conquest after Bolt Action last week. I was looking forward to this battle and had decided to completely change my tactics, this time I was going to attack the enemy centre not go…

A Ripping Yarn

Posted on May 16th, 2018 under , . Posted by

We arrived at the club to find Rob with case on case of ‘stuff’, the table was set up as the village of Nateby, Lancashire, 1938 when the Civil War broke and turned the country on its head. It transpired that the Bishop of London had ‘acquired’ the Cro…

Kickstarters

Posted on May 16th, 2018 under , . Posted by

How do you feel about Kickstarters, I don’t like them. Once again I will probably find myself in a minority, I am not a patient man when it comes to my wargaming and I have fallen foul of this trait a few times. Look at the fifty odd aircraft, all repa…

A Convoluted Process

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

The original plan as you know was to finish my Seleucids this year and call it a day apart from the odd tidy up until at least next year, money, commonsense and the missus dictating that I did not need any more wee sojers. Well as of this weekend that …

George’s Marvellous Day Out

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

Possibly over egging it a bit there. I have decided to get out and about a bit more at weekends during the summer, or if we are lucky to get a good weekend. Last week during the beautiful bank holiday weather we went to a food festival in Lancaster, a …

Did You Remember the AP?

Posted on May 10th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Put the final touch to a few priority maps this morning with plenty of time to set up a game of Bolt Action, not enough time however to give a lot of thought to the game so a simple BA scenario with three objectives to fight over. Four infantry squads …

Frustration II: Talavera

Posted on May 9th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Rob had deserted us again for Club Night and selfishly taken himself off to enjoy the delights of Naples and the Amalfi Coast, Stuart stepped into the breach and brought an ‘epic’ Napoleonic boardgame which could supposedly keep eight players in play.W…

Combat Fatigue

Posted on May 4th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

After the high drama of our last game I suggested a Dark Ages set to with no giant beasts, wheeled blades or large pointy sticks, to this end we went with Romano-British (Kevin) and Saxons (me). These two armies are similar in that they are ‘shieldwall…

Nervous Energy

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

I have nothing to paint and am reduced to trawling Netflix for entertainment not just background noise, I am fumbling about at the bottom of the barrel. In my game against Matt last month I put my Roman cohorts into testudo formation and had no markers…

Setback for the Republic

Posted on April 28th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

 Kevin and I managed to catch up today for a War and Conquest game, it seems a long time but it hasn’t really although I have managed a couple of new units since we did play. Kevin again brought his Republican Romans and it was a proper heavy infa…