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Jacobite Rebellion kick starter

Posted on April 27th, 2018 under . Posted by

A fantastic kick starter from Flags of War offering a wonderful range of 28mm figures ,well worth alook if you are looking at this period .https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/553354256/28mm-1745-jacobite-rebellion-miniatures

What a Tanker

Posted on April 25th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Our first game of too fat lardies ,What a Tanker rule set tonight at Sheffield Wargames Society , and what agreat game it is ,fast , fun and easy to pick up after turn 2 we only had to look at the rule book once just using the quick play sheets for eve…

Thud Ridge

Posted on April 19th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

A few pics from last nights game at Sheffield Wargames Society (well one of about 7 actually) .A 1/600th game set in the skies above Vietnam with the US Navy aircraft getting to grips with the Migs and Sams of the North Vietnamese ,loads of action with…

African Rebels 28mm

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

Just a few rebels from Spectre Miniatures and transports from Antenocities ready to take on my SAS

Dr Who and the tale of 3 Tardis …tardi…tardises ???

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

Getting into the Dr Who exterminate game I was quite pleased when warlord released a Tardis , a bit expensive at £10 but it was a crucial piece for each game ,even though it is really only a scenic piece .My tardis arrived and I was abit disapointed th…

scooby doo where are you – a 7tv game

Posted on March 19th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Using the same layout as our sharpes practice game managed to get a quick 7tv game in using the scooby doo supplement .  As always great fun ,played it with the lights down to give a spooky dusk setting . The gang out to investigate the haunted ba…

Sharps Practice French Indian War

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

Played my first Sharps Practice game today , very easy to pick up and great fun .Ended up a draw with niether side being able to claim their objectives ,the French did really well after rolling an awful morale rating at the start of the game .The tiffi…

Dr Who into the Time Vortex -latest painted figures

Posted on March 17th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Finished the 12th Doctor and companions set and one of the resin sets of the 1st ,4th and 10th Doctors .The resin are nicer than the metals but I do Like the 12th Doctors pose ,Capaldi was one of my favourite Doctors ,shame the stories were so naff .Ov…

International Bomber Command Centre

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

Made a visit to the International Bomber Command Centre ,near Lincoln today and even though it is not completely finished itwas still an amazing experience .The gardens and the spire are free to walk round although there is aparking fee and if you want…

Scooby Doo -7TV casts

Posted on March 15th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Managed to finish my casts for 7TV ‘s version of scooby do .figures collected over many years except the studio miniatures jason figure far right Hasslefree gand and corgi vancrooked dice law men and vehicles from Antenocities workshop

S.A.S jungle Recce

Posted on March 14th, 2018 under . Posted by

My SAS jungle fighters from Spectre miniatures ,really nice figures enjoyed painting them ,done them in a mix of camp ,modern multicam and the older DPM .

Dr Who into the Time `vortex more figures

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

I ordered the already available set Dr Yano and Chanthos , a nice episode , the figures are nice but lots of flash and no cards as yet either , as I ordered over &5 quids worth I was sent the fisher king model as freebie ,quite alarge metal figure …

Dr Who into the Time Vortex new releases-pt4 -Tomb of the Cybermen

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

Next set is from the 2nd Doctor era and as usual contains 5 figures 1 cyber controller and 4 cybermen all in different poses ,these are really nice but alot of flash in the most awkward places to clean ,      again all cards are included…

Dr Who into the time vortex -new releases pt 3 The Tardis

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

The Tardis ,the most famous police box in the world , was happy this was released but not so happy when I received it ,not the clenest resin casting I have ever seen , a bit dissapointed that Warlord chose not to have decals for the signage , the main …

Dr Who into the Time Vortex ,new releases pt 2 -11th Dr and Companions

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

As they say ,in no particular order the next set I opened today was the 11th doctor and companions ,Mat Smith was my least favourite Dr and I wasnt too fond of his companiions either . This set include the 11th Dr in a nice pose (again this is the seco…

Dr Who into the time vortex -new releases pt 1 -Voyage of the Damned

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

Had a few items from warlords Dr Who range arrive today most of the are new items so a first look at them , the first is a set depicting the David Tennant episode Voyage of the Damned . The figures are nicely posed ,my favourites so far ,very little fl…

some very strange incidents in perverts gulch ?

Posted on February 22nd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

a great fun matrix game at sheffield wargames society last night ,set in the very wild wild west .The game run by Tim Gow using his fantastic collection of toys involved a strange cowboy in a pink shirt , 2 bands of sneaky indians (one of them very sne…

Nuclear Disaster closely averted by the Politburo

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

A great ady pretending to be the politburo in 1968

Doctor Who into the time vortex =first game

Posted on February 15th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I must admit I was pleasantly surprised by this game ,I thought it looked too simple and thought I would be looking at 7 TV or the old free Dr Who game but we quite enjoyed it .For the first game we kept it simple ,using the cybermen and Daleks that co…

ikko ikki monks a Kickstarter

Posted on February 11th, 2018 under . Posted by

Andy at AW has just started a small kick starter to expand his extensive samurai range ,as followers will know I like the AW ranges having quite alot of Andys toys in my collections .https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1615843621/release-the-monks

Doctor Who into the time vortex -W.I.P

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

After promising to run a game of Warlords new Dr Who game this coming wednesday so today painted enough forces for the 1st scenario ,Daleks v Cybermen . The models are plastic from the starter set ,the cybermen fit together better than the Daleks but b…

Spectre Operations -rules overview

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

Another look at the rules now Ive read them and hopefully this will answer some of the questions I have been asked and give you an idea what you will need to play .The rules are card cover and  colour through out and are a 112 pages long . They ar…

“spectre operations -a new project

Posted on February 2nd, 2018 under , . Posted by

I purchased these newish special forces rules and a selection of figures just on an impulse and Im very impressed ,the rules are nicely laid out ,colourful ,easy to follow ,they come complete with a few scenarios at first glance they look like they wil…

With some guts behind it ….some new books for my library

Posted on February 1st, 2018 under . Posted by

Made 5 piurchases to add to my Zulu war library ,the first is really about the famous movie rather that the actaul events but ive been after ZULU with some guts behind it ,by Stepehen Hall , for a while as it sold out almost straight away and the the p…

Rokes Drift defenders Graves -Private James Taylor

Posted on January 29th, 2018 under , . Posted by

A rather hard one to find in my quest to visit the graves of the defenders of Rorkes Drift ,James Taylor a pivate at the time appears to have achieved the rank of sergeant ,he passed away in 1919 and has avery badly rusted iron cross marker in the chur…