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179 Trench Mortar Battery 1917.

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

A scratchbuilt 6 inch (medium) Newton Mortar abd a couple of crew cobbled together from the leadpile.The first of the units for 179 Brigade, my next personal project. 2/14 London Regiment (London Scottish) to follow soon.

179 Trench Mortar Battery 1917.

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

A scratchbuilt 6 inch (medium) Newton Mortar abd a couple of crew cobbled together from the leadpile.The first of the units for 179 Brigade, my next personal project. 2/14 London Regiment (London Scottish) to follow soon.

Queens Own Dorset Yeomanry. Footsore Miniatures Conversions 5.

Posted on September 23rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Finally, after three and a half years lurking about the “to complete” section of the painting shelf, I give you the mounted figures for the QODY project. There are some Footsore “BUF/Yeomanry” troopers in these, some British Lancer figures and the Hotc…

Queens Own Dorset Yeomanry. Footsore Miniatures Conversions 5.

Posted on September 23rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Finally, after three and a half years lurking about the “to complete” section of the painting shelf, I give you the mounted figures for the QODY project. There are some Footsore “BUF/Yeomanry” troopers in these, some British Lancer figures and the Hotc…

The Second Battle of Gaza, April 1917: The Assault on Ali el-Muntar. Colours 2017, Newbury, 16th September.

Posted on September 17th, 2017 under . Posted by

Yesterday, at Colours 2017, Newbury, we played the game. Almost a year in the planning, the huge sixteen feet long table attracted a lot of interest and kind comment. Adrian acted as Umpire, Steve, Simon and Andrew controlled the Ottoman forces while R…

The Second Battle of Gaza, April 1917: The Assault on Ali el-Muntar. Colours 2017, Newbury, 16th September.

Posted on September 17th, 2017 under . Posted by

Yesterday, at Colours 2017, Newbury, we played the game. Almost a year in the planning, the huge sixteen feet long table attracted a lot of interest and kind comment. Adrian acted as Umpire, Steve, Simon and Andrew controlled the Ottoman forces while R…

The Second Battle of Gaza, 1917. COLOURS, Newbury, 16 September, 2017.

Posted on September 9th, 2017 under Posted by

Extra! Extra! Read all abaht it! Paintin’ finished! Demmo game next week! 

The Second Battle of Gaza, 1917. COLOURS, Newbury, 16 September, 2017.

Posted on September 9th, 2017 under Posted by

Extra! Extra! Read all abaht it! Paintin’ finished! Demmo game next week! 

Spectre Miniatures Middle Eastern Moderns

Posted on September 9th, 2017 under . Posted by

I am out of my comfort zone with these rather splendid sculpts from Spectre Miniatures. I don’t normally attempt “moderns”  and have turned down a number of requests to paint modern camouflaged subjects but these first fifteen, and twenty more, we…

Spectre Miniatures Middle Eastern Moderns

Posted on September 9th, 2017 under . Posted by

I am out of my comfort zone with these rather splendid sculpts from Spectre Miniatures. I don’t normally attempt “moderns”  and have turned down a number of requests to paint modern camouflaged subjects but these first fifteen, and twenty more, we…

Australian Light Horse Test Pieces.

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

Sometime soon a couple of units, both mounted and dismounted, of Australian Light Horse will be on the panting table. But what to do? There are not many figures out there that cover the ALH in Egypt and Palestine. I am not a fan of the ALH figures from…

Australian Light Horse Test Pieces.

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

Sometime soon a couple of units, both mounted and dismounted, of Australian Light Horse will be on the panting table. But what to do? There are not many figures out there that cover the ALH in Egypt and Palestine. I am not a fan of the ALH figures from…

163 Brigade Staff, Gaza, 1917.

Posted on August 13th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Brigadier General T Ward, Officer Commanding 163 Brigade, watches on with his Brigade Major as the two Mark I tanks in support of his brigade slowly rumble forward towards the Turkish positions that would later become known as Tank Redoubt following th…

163 Brigade Staff, Gaza, 1917.

Posted on August 13th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Brigadier General T Ward, Officer Commanding 163 Brigade, watches on with his Brigade Major as the two Mark I tanks in support of his brigade slowly rumble forward towards the Turkish positions that would later become known as Tank Redoubt following th…

1/5th Norfolk Regiment (TF), 1/5th Suffolk Regiment (TF) and 163 Trench Mortar Battery.

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

163 Brigade nears completion.The 1/5th Norfolks are all Footsore Miniatures with Woodbine heads.163 Trench Mortar Battery being a GWM 2 inch Stokes mortar, a GWM figure from the lead pile and a Woodbine “Woody” figure, both of which have had a head-swa…

1/5th Norfolk Regiment (TF), 1/5th Suffolk Regiment (TF) and 163 Trench Mortar Battery.

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

163 Brigade nears completion.The 1/5th Norfolks are all Footsore Miniatures with Woodbine heads.163 Trench Mortar Battery being a GWM 2 inch Stokes mortar, a GWM figure from the lead pile and a Woodbine “Woody” figure, both of which have had a head-swa…

1/4 Norfolk Regiment (TF) and 163 Coy. Machine Gun Corps 1917

Posted on July 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Here are the four outstanding figures needed to complete the 1/4 Norfolks (TF). Three Woodbines and a Footsore Miniatures figure.A picture of the completed unit.As part of the project to build 163 Brigade for the Second Battle of Gaza, we need to have …

1/4 Norfolk Regiment (TF) and 163 Coy. Machine Gun Corps 1917

Posted on July 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Here are the four outstanding figures needed to complete the 1/4 Norfolks (TF). Three Woodbines and a Footsore Miniatures figure.A picture of the completed unit.As part of the project to build 163 Brigade for the Second Battle of Gaza, we need to have …

Final elements to the Asia Corps

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

First up, Brigade Games’ Asia Corps Lewis Gun teams.Next, a unit of ten Jaeger. Four battalions of Jaeger were assigned to the Asia Corps, three battalions of the 146th Jaeger Regiment  and the 11th Reserve Jaeger Battalion. In reality, they proba…

Final elements to the Asia Corps

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

First up, Brigade Games’ Asia Corps Lewis Gun teams.Next, a unit of ten Jaeger. Four battalions of Jaeger were assigned to the Asia Corps, three battalions of the 146th Jaeger Regiment  and the 11th Reserve Jaeger Battalion. In reality, they proba…