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15mm Samurai – and Samurai Terrain as well

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

A near-unique event today, as I post pictures of an army that I haven’t painted myself… but don’t worry, the usual bog-standard finishing is then in evidence with some bodged-together and over ambitious terrain !The army is a 15mm Samurai force for L…

Godedingdangdag 2018 – The Romans Return!

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

It’s time yet again for Kenneth Williams to don his toga and avoid being stabbed in the back as he takes command of a Patrician Roman army against enemies from all edges of the Roman empire – Franks, Palmyrans, Spaniards and the eastern extremities of …

Who’s playing what – Part II

Posted on January 29th, 2018 under Posted by

Thanks to Denis Grey, I now have comprehensive stats for player numbers in the UK DBA circuit to add to those for other rulesets.Looking at attendance across the 15 or so annual tournaments in the UK, participation in DBA has been steadily rising over …

A Samurai Town for L’Art de la Guerre

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

With my first-ever “I paid someone to paint it for me” army of Samurai currently on the basing table with Simon from Lurkio, I’ve been preparing some suitable terrain to go with the army for use at Badcon in a few weeks time.First up is a small town, w…

Who’s Playing What Right Now?

Posted on January 25th, 2018 under Posted by

I’m planning on repeating my regular 12-monthly roundup of the state of UK Ancients competition play in it’s usual April slot for consistency, however with the new year just about starting (with ADLG, DBM, MeG and FoG 3 at Godendag and the well-attende…

Festive (ish) painting…

Posted on January 7th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

In the absence of any competitions to report on over the festive period, I’ve managed to fit in a little painting and photographing (is that a word?) time.If you follow Madaxeman.com on Facebook you may well already have seen some of this rather unusua…

The Madaxeman Christmas Bonus – a one-off, festive ADLG Match Report

Posted on December 24th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

In a rare festive treat, your post-lunch turkey-digesting can now be undertaken in the company of a one-off Madaxeman.com L’Art de la Guerre Battle Report, featuring a matchup between the Sassanid Persians and Attila’s Huns!Santa’s sack is positively b…

The Ancient British Panzer Division – in ADLG

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

That well-known Barkeresque wargaming trope, the Ancient British Panzer Division, gets a surprise but strangely welcome outing in these three L’Art de la Guerre competition reports all taken from the recent Central London Invitational 1-day event.This …

The Chimu – 15mm Lurkio figures

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

You know how it goes, you have lots of stuff on the painting table, some of which you might need fairly soon… but that long-neglected project somehow insinuates itself into your mind and forces it’s way to the front even thought it’s of no use whatso…

The Chimu – 15mm Lurkio figures

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

You know how it goes, you have lots of stuff on the painting table, some of which you might need fairly soon… but that long-neglected project somehow insinuates itself into your mind and forces it’s way to the front even thought it’s of no use whatso…

Derby 2017 – time for the big toys to come out to play!

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

Having been painting, making and generally faffing around and not quite finishing my 28mm Patrician Roman army for the last 18 months, the annual Derby competition suddenly hove into view and offered up not one, but two opportunities to put the figures…

Derby 2017 – time for the big toys to come out to play!

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

Having been painting, making and generally faffing around and not quite finishing my 28mm Patrician Roman army for the last 18 months, the annual Derby competition suddenly hove into view and offered up not one, but two opportunities to put the figures…

Derby not Derby, the "Post-Derby" Madaxeman.com Podcast

Posted on October 20th, 2017 under , . Posted by

In this episode featuring regular guests Dave Dave and Aussie Simon, the Central London A-Team are travelling home by car and discussing the merits of the new “Derby not Derby” venue, undertaking a highly detailed pint-by-pint review of the pubs and re…

Derby not Derby, the "Post-Derby" Madaxeman.com Podcast

Posted on October 20th, 2017 under , . Posted by

In this episode featuring regular guests Dave Dave and Aussie Simon, the Central London A-Team are travelling home by car and discussing the merits of the new “Derby not Derby” venue, undertaking a highly detailed pint-by-pint review of the pubs and re…

Alexanders Companions Go Tilting at Windmills

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

After an unfeasibly long delay, the 6-game “Worlds 2017” set of L’Art de le Guerre match reports are now released into the wild in all their multi-faceted glory!Set in the sun-drenched uplands of Salamanca in Western Spain, the biggest event in the wor…

Alexanders Companions Go Tilting at Windmills

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

After an unfeasibly long delay, the 6-game “Worlds 2017” set of L’Art de le Guerre match reports are now released into the wild in all their multi-faceted glory!Set in the sun-drenched uplands of Salamanca in Western Spain, the biggest event in the wor…

Patras 2018 !!!!

Posted on September 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Just heard some brilliant news – the Greek wargaming community have now taken up L’Art de la Guerre, and are planning on bringing back the near-legendary Patras tournament in 2018 !!!It’s now more than a dozen years since myself and a crew of Central L…

Army lists from my 6 opponents at The Worlds now published on the Wiki

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

The armies fielded by my opponents in the recent “The Worlds” L’Art de la Guerre event in Salamanca are now on the ADLG Wiki:They were, in order of playClassical IndianGraeco IndianFrench OrdonnanceDelhi SultanateChristian NubianSassanid Persian M…

Carlos Vasquez and the Oiran

Posted on August 2nd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Carlos Vasquez is literally the new Hotness in Malifaux, a tanky Henchman with some exuberant flaming attacks.I picked up the model, together with a box of Oiran on a recent trip to play at the English GT at Wayland Games, looking to expand my Showgirl…

What an Atmosphere! The Rus get in some ADLG action

Posted on July 27th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Hot on the heels of The BHGS Challenge comes Dogs of War, in the excellent Bristol Independent Gaming Centre.This was a Dark Ages & Early Medieval themed L’Art de la Guerre event, and in keeping with my efforts to try and get as many of my long-for…

Aircraft photos from RIAT 2017

Posted on July 18th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The Royal International Air Tattoo is one of the world’s best airshows.The weather this year wasn’t great, but I still managed to get some half-decent photos of some of the aircraft: Belgian Sea King Air Sea RescueItalian TornadoPatrouille Suisse …

Two Armies, Two Podcasts…

Posted on July 14th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

With two L’Art de la Guerre podcasts now firmly under my belt it feels like an opportune moment to release them fully into the interweb by actually telling people that they exist.Ideal to listen to whilst painting your own figures, in these two Podcast…

Massive Heeds, Sausages and Tie Fighters – ADLG from the NEC.

Posted on July 4th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

With this year’s BHGS Challenge taking place in the galaxy-sized open spaces of Birmingham’s NEC expo centre, the first army to be dropped to the planetary surface was also a brand new to the table outfit – the much-trailed Sassanid Persians.Resplenden…

Saga – the return…

Posted on June 25th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Having not played Saga in just over 2 years I wheeled out the Vikings (in a no Cross & Crescent allowed) event in Reading today – and demonstrated how important it is to practice, finishing with nul points out of 3 games.Admittedly there were …

15mm Indian allied contingent for ADLG

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

Having flirted with the idea of actually using my Classical Era Greek Successor States armies on many occasions, and now discovering that the Indians (in their Kushan incarnation) also work well with the Sassanids I decided to refurbish a Classical Ind…