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Cold Wars 2017

Posted on March 21st, 2017 under . Posted by

I managed to get to Cold Wars for a day of wargaming. While only played a few games, I did manage to scope out a number of great tables, chat with gamers and raid the vendor hall. Check out my photo dump:Games at the HostThe Eylau board.Tiny men and ho…

Harlequins invade Kapiti

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

Very enjoyable one-day tournament yesterday saw a group of gamers battle for local honors.  12 gamer’s in two teams of 6 with each playing 3 games over the course of the day in a winner take all event.  The range of lists at the event reflect…

Fighters, Lancers and Layabouts

Posted on March 15th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

This post originally appeared on the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.Like many of you, I jump from project to project and this week’s entries represent miniatures from three of my current projects.Star Wars ArmadaOne of my goals for the Challe…

Gaming starts again – Harlequins @ 1500pts

Posted on March 14th, 2017 under . Posted by

Been a while, several months in fact, since I did any gaming.  The closure of my local gaming venue and of course the Cricket season meant opportunities were limited.  But it seems there’s been a bit of a growth in numbers recently at my loca…

Blood and Plunder Pirates: Indios y Lanceros

Posted on March 1st, 2017 under , . Posted by

Just a handful of figures this week as I make the first dent into the Blood and Plunder Kickstarter package I received a few weeks ago.After visiting the fort at St. Augustine and watching the first season of Black Sails, I decided to go with a Spanish…

Medieval Archers

Posted on February 8th, 2017 under . Posted by

This post originally appeared on the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.I’ve had some plastic 5th edition Brettonian archers knocking around my lead pile for 20 years, but didn’t have a reason to get them onto the table until I started playing Li…

1000 Foot General 2017-02-07 23:36:00

Posted on February 7th, 2017 under , . Posted by

This post originally appeared on the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.With all of the responsibilities that come with being an adult, I haven’t had a ton of time to paint over the last few weeks, but I did manage to steal a glance at this weeks…

Painting Challenge: Star Wars Amada Z-95s and Havoc

Posted on February 1st, 2017 under . Posted by

This post originally appeared on the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.Despite painting furiously over the last week, I still have lots of figures that aren’t quite ready to be posted. I did manage to finish off some more itty bitty spaceships f…

WIP – 40K terrain

Posted on January 13th, 2017 under Posted by

Bit more progress on my homemade terrain pieces and one official one

Painting Challenge – Star Wars Armada Rebel Freighters

Posted on January 12th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The space battle in the recent Rogue One flick has inflamed my enthusiasm for Star Wars Armada, and reminded me that I have some tiny spaceships that still need to be painted up. I love Fantasy Flight’s game pitting Evil Imperial Space Triangles agains…

Painting Challenge – Space Marines

Posted on January 11th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

This post originally appeared on the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.Right! For the Armour Theme I knew I wanted to tackle a painting challenge that I’d been putting off for nearly 20 years. I’d always dabbled with Warhammer 40K, but the incre…

Local venue closes and homemade 40k terrain

Posted on January 5th, 2017 under Posted by

No gaming since November due to life but also the closure of the local venue I’ve been using to play 40k the last year or so.  It means our small group no longer has a regular venue hence no games for several weeks now.The loss of a venue was temp…

2016 End of the Year Wrap Up

Posted on December 29th, 2016 under . Posted by

The Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge is helping me clear out this back log of lead!We’re nearly done with 2016 (and good riddance!) but before turning to plans for the new year, I wanted to evaluate what I’ve accomplished this year. My painting took…