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Pineapple Chiefs: Target Acquired!

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

This was a fun Bonus round because I got to be a bit ‘Childish’ for the ‘Childhood’ round. I bought these figures last year and as soon as I saw the list of categories I knew exactly what I was going to paint. I bought these models from Colonel Bills b…

24th Foot at Isandlwana… plus Cattle!

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

As promised my own brand of insanity continues with six companies of 1st Battalion, 24th Foot from the Zulu War, this time formed up in a firing line. For those that have been following my recent painting projects you may by now have realised that I ha…

Royal Artillery

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

Just a small entry to the Painting Challenge this week, but considering how busy and tired I have been I consider this a success. I was planning on getting more infantry companies painted but was making such slow progress I switched to something a litt…

ECW Highland Piper

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

Unlike previous bonus round this time I already had a couple of potential figures in my lead mountain that I could have used…and I still ended up buying something just for this entry. My submission is a 28mm Highland Piper by Warlord Games from their…

British Colonial Infantry Marching

Posted on February 1st, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Time a something a little different, and not a Zulu in sight! The first British units I have painted are six companies of British infantry marching. I’m planing on painting the same six companies three times; first marching; then in a formed firing lin…

Battle of Khambula – 29th March 1879

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

Last weekend I had my second game of the year over at Reject HQ, Posties Shed-O-War, and the result was very close and very enjoyable. Stuart decided to recreate a historical battle from the Anglo Zulu War and chose one that would bring out a significa…

umCijo Zulu Regiment

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

My next regiment of Zulu’s is the umCijo (“the sharp pointed”) and fought as part of the central “chest” at Isandlwana. This is an unmarried regiment, hence the black shields, made up of warriors with an average age of about 28. It Isandlwana the umCij…

My Challenge Progress – Week 5

Posted on January 22nd, 2018 under . Posted by

Work towards my target in the Analogue Painting Challenge is progressing very well with my current points total two thirds of the way to the finish line at the end of week five. This was largely helped along by a few days off at Christmas (illness free…

Cedric Hyde

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

The torture that is the Analogue Challenge Bonus rounds continues, and again I had a real struggle to find something suitable for this weeks category. The only model I initially found in my lead mountain was a lovely sculpt from Colonel Bills Belt Fed …

Zulu Nokenke Regiment

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

Another Zulu regiment is completed, and this time its the Nokenke Regiment. This regiment fought on the right horn at Isandlwana and after working its way around the British camp eventually joined up with the iGobamakhosi Regiment, sealing the fate of …

Battle of the Two Cabins

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

Last weekend the rejects had a French Indian Wars skirmish game in the shed-o-war. Unfortunately some players had to drop out due to illness so in the end it was just myself, Mark and my daughter Emily. She has played several games at Reject HQ but thi…

Zulus iMbube and Isangqu Regiments

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

My Zulu Army grows larger with the addition of two of the smaller regiments available, the Mbube and Isangqu. The Mbube consisted of just 500 warriors with an average age of 35. The Isangqu were 1500 strong but as older married men would usually h…

Flight of the Falcon

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

I’m sure I’ll not be the only person to say the Bonus rounds were a real challenge to fill this year. I have collected a lot of interesting figures over the years and can usually find something to put in a category but this year I was really scratching…

Lt Gonville Bromhead

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

Today’s entry is both a departure from and dedication to my big winter project, the Anglo Zulu War. This figure by Black Scorpion Miniatures is most definitely not 6mm in scale and has been sitting in my lead mountain since I bought it at Salute i…

Zulu iNkobamakhosi Regiment

Posted on January 1st, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

My big project this winter is a radical move away from the Ancients and WWII Desert stuff I have done in previous Challenges. I have been thinking, planning, reading and preparing to do the Anglo Zulu War in 6mm. And being a crazy madman I immediately …

Jingle Bells!!

Posted on December 22nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Its Christmaaaassss! Which means the Challenge has started and for a change I’m hitting the ground running with no illness to scupper my opening week plans. My first entry is in keeping with the season (and the ‘Monstrous’ Theme) and is just a fun way …

Battle of Tchorgoun 26th Sept 1854

Posted on December 17th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

On Saturday the Rejects gathered in the Shed-o-War for our last game of the year. This was a special event as we were being joined by Miles (of Lair of the Uber Geek fame) and for this Postie put on a real corker of a game. SetupIt is the 26th Sep…

Feng Shui for the Worktable

Posted on December 8th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

My Painting desk is clean, tidy and ready for the Painting Challenge to start. It won’t stay this pretty for long so I thought I’d take a picture to remember it by! All overseen by ‘Rex’

Feng Shui for the Worktable

Posted on December 8th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

My Painting desk is clean, tidy and ready for the Painting Challenge to start. It won’t stay this pretty for long so I thought I’d take a picture to remember it by! All overseen by ‘Rex’

Successes and Failures

Posted on December 5th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The build up to Christmas in the Hadley Household is progressing well this year and for a change we are ahead of schedule and actually feeling rather relaxed in the final weeks before the holiday. Of course what I’m not telling the Mistress of the Hous…

Successes and Failures

Posted on December 5th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The build up to Christmas in the Hadley Household is progressing well this year and for a change we are ahead of schedule and actually feeling rather relaxed in the final weeks before the holiday. Of course what I’m not telling the Mistress of the Hous…

Solo Wargaming

Posted on November 29th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Following on from my recent Solo wargame I decided I would review my collection of books for advice and ideas on the subject. I have a wide but by no means comprehensive collection of books on wargaming and many of them include some advice on how to pl…

Solo Wargaming

Posted on November 29th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Following on from my recent Solo wargame I decided I would review my collection of books for advice and ideas on the subject. I have a wide but by no means comprehensive collection of books on wargaming and many of them include some advice on how to pl…

Lots and lots of Zulu’s

Posted on November 21st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

More Challenge prep and this time I’m returning to a historical setting with the Anglo Zulu War. I’ll refrain from using that line from the film but it is what leaps to mind seeing these laid out. This is over 760 Baccus Zulu’s and, would you beli…

Lots and lots of Zulu’s

Posted on November 21st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

More Challenge prep and this time I’m returning to a historical setting with the Anglo Zulu War. I’ll refrain from using that line from the film but it is what leaps to mind seeing these laid out. This is over 760 Baccus Zulu’s and, would you beli…