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WIP – Heresy era Word Bearers & High Elf Terrain Board

Posted on April 18th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Well I have managed to get some painting in over the last week.  The roof leak is fixed but I am now, unfortunately, down to a single paint brush which isn’t that ideal for details and small areas.  The others all died slowly and painfully ov…

Fire & Sword Battle 04: Sally at Abu Hamed

Posted on April 18th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As referred to in Turn 03: January 1884, at Abu Hamed Sayed Bey decides to sally forth from the town and endeavour to temporarily break the siege. While Abu Hamed is now plentifully supplied with resources (it has over 6 months of…Read more &#8…

Planning an Arab Army for Crescent & Cross

Posted on April 17th, 2014 under . Posted by

With the upcoming release of Studio Tomahawk’s next Saga supplement, I’ve been inspired to get cracking on some opposing armies for the First Crusade.I have a nice start to a Norman army, but I have zilch painted for their arab opponents. Entering a ne…

Printing Action Cards For Longstreet

Posted on April 16th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

If you are interested in Longstreet you will know it requires cards to play. There is an official set available from Sam Mustafa with the rules, which requires the action deck for one player, plus all the advanced cards for…Read more ›

Runefang VII Tournament Lists out: Elves everywhere

Posted on April 14th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Pete Dunn released the list for Runefang VII yesterday.  Apparently they scored between 11 & 18 on Swedish comp making some a lot easier than others, although I still haven’t figured out which is which yet.  At 11.3 I guess my Dwarfs are …

Alternative Gyrocopter models

Posted on April 13th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Along with WHFB I also play Flames of War, although gaming is restricted to tournaments lately, whose WW2 miniatures are absolutely fantastic.  Recently Battlefront the NZ company responsible for FOW started up two new editions of the game.  …

Modelling New Zealand Bush

Posted on April 13th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I was searching for information on scenic material (scatter and flock and such) and stumbled across this (NZ 1:120  TT scale) New Zealand model railroad blog. It features some photos of Grant Morrel’s Kerosine Creek layout from the Masterton …

“Maurice” Reviewed

Posted on April 12th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

For those interested but who may not have seen it – there is a very comprehensive Audio-Visual review of Maurice on YouTube by Shieldwall100: Enough to make me want to get back to my WSS project and the dozens of…Read more ›

Dwarfs for Runefang – 2400pt tournament list & 9th Ed?

Posted on April 11th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Submitted my list (3 times due to a couple of errors) for Runefang VII yesterday.  Taking Dwarfs which will make this there first official outing under the new book.  List hasn’t changed much from the old book due largely to the use of Swedis…

My Review of Agema Miniatures Republican Roman Legion

Posted on April 11th, 2014 under . Posted by

Look at this! Agema Miniatures is releasing their latest plastic kit, a box of 28mm Republican Roman hastati, princepes and triarii. I received a pre-release sprue that I’ve assembled and painted up. Pics and my thoughts after the jump.Each sprue has e…

Marching On Richmond: Virginia Farm 1864

Posted on April 11th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As the summer of 1864 dragged on we continued to manoeuvre and fight indecisive engagements with our erstwhile rebel opponents. As Fall approached however we finally cornered the main Confederate Army in Virginia to force a major action to defend&#8230…

A Spanish Village near Waterloo

Posted on April 6th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In a Spanish Village somewhere between Quatre Bras and Waterloo, in Belgium, Napoleon’s advanced guard clashed with rearguard elements of Wellington’s retiring British & German allied force. My detachment of dragoons were in the vanguar…

More Conquest Norman Cavalry

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 under . Posted by

Two units of Norman cavalryFinished up some more plastic Norman cavalry by Conquest. I’m not too particular about the precise number of figures per unit, and managed to stretch two boxes of their horseman into three 10-figure units.They all received co…

A Theft Most Foul

Posted on March 29th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Many Wargamers may not have had to experience it – but recently in New Zealand a local wargamer had his entire Warhammer collection stolen from his car during a storm (along with his PC, Xbox, etc). Likely the thieves don’t…Read more …

Dwarven Forge Complete

Posted on March 28th, 2014 under . Posted by

I finished painting my 5+ sets of Dwarven Forge dungeon tiles from their first Kickstarter but had resisted laying them out until I’d completed them as motivation.A hasty layout, but still playableThere’s quite a bit here! They fill a good portion of m…

Star Wars, 40k and a WHFB campaign

Posted on March 25th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Its always good to get out of your normal gaming zone and try something new and last night I gave the Star Wars miniatures game a go at my local club.  Have to say that it was a lot of fun.  Very easy to play, models look great, rules are sim…

Don Featherstone Memorial Trophy

Posted on March 25th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Today I received the following communique from Chris Scott: “This is to let you know that the first Don Featherstone Memorial Trophy was played for at an old-school style wargame of Gettysburg at the Wargames Holiday Centre, Basingstoke. It was&#…

1866 And All That

Posted on March 25th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

1866 And All That is the blog of well known New Zealand Wargamer & Sculptor Mark Strachan. Mark has been involved in Historical wargaming since 1972. He is most well known as the sculptor behind many (or most) of the…Read more ›

Renendra’s new Mud Brick House

Posted on March 24th, 2014 under Posted by

I just spotted Model Dad’s preview of Renendra’s Mud Brick House, which seems to be launching just in time for me. I’ve been picking up some muslims and crusaders in anticipation of the Crusades expansion for SAGA, and eventually some bigger 1st Crusad…

Warlord North American Buildings

Posted on March 21st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

To supplement my Perry Miniatures’ ACW Buildings I also have a couple of Warlord laser-cut MDF Settler’s Log Cabins – like the Perry buildings these are suitable for most North American eras from the French & Indian Wars & Am…

Site Update

Posted on March 16th, 2014 under . Posted by

Apologies if you are visiting the site and having issues with the format – I am just in the process of changing over the theme to rectify issues with images and such not displaying correctly, and this may take me a day or two to

WIP – Building a High Elf Display Board Part 1

Posted on March 16th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Continuing my display board building run with one for my High Elves and specifically my double Griffon Eltharion list that I might take to Runefang VII – if I can make it of course.The plan – along with some extra scribblesThe first thing you have to d…

More Dwarven Forge

Posted on March 15th, 2014 under Posted by

Dwarven Forge just launched their second kickstarter, this time for natural cavern pieces. I’ve been ogling the photos of the various new pieces, but I’m holding off on pledging until I get my original set finished. They arrived while we were awaiting …

Perry Miniatures ACW Buildings

Posted on March 13th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

These are some ‘in progress’ pictures of my 28mm Perry Miniatures’ American Civil War Buildings – I’m hoping they will be useful for not just the ACW, but also for the American Old West & Indian Wars, some Colonial the…

Nice surprise tournament ‘Best Painted Win’

Posted on March 13th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Following Pete Dunns posts on Fields of Blood as I regularly do and decided to scan through the FoB Honor Roll where he lists all of the award winners at the events that he hosts. The result was a large shock and a very nice surprise to see my nam…