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Ratatoskr

Posted on June 27th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Ratatosk, or Ratatoskr, was the mischievous squirrel that lived on Yggdrasil (the World-Tree) and spent his time running up and  down its trunk between the eagle at the top, and Nidhug the dragon at its base, to tell them each the latest insult th…

The club of Herakles

Posted on June 27th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

I finally got around to converting my old Glorantha not-Herakles to give him a club rather than a spear. It’s not exactly elegant, but neither is a club. I’m happy enough with that result.

Ohhhh, what’s this?

Posted on June 18th, 2018 under . Posted by

It would appear my birthday present from my brother has just arrived. That’s a little exciting…

Fireside Tales is/are(?) here

Posted on June 18th, 2018 under . Posted by

Delighted with what the postman brought me today. Hardcopy Fireside Tales, fresh from Lulu, but also available from Amazon.

Lord and Lands – A 10mm near run thing

Posted on June 16th, 2018 under . Posted by

Sneaking in one last game before a travel induced break, we agreed to get our French and Indian Wars chaps out on the table for a spot of Sharp Practice 2.  Unfortunately, due to it being one of those weeks, the above photo was as far as we g…

An update of sorts – everything is stalled thanks to 4AT :)

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

To paraphrase Helmuth von Moltke, “No plan survives contact with the enemy Andrea Sfiligoi.” I had some splendid plans for my hobby time over the last few months, in a whole smatter of different scales. All have been stalled as I work away on a re…

ADG – Who can I fight?

Posted on May 26th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Knowing when to stop… nope, haven’t read that chapter yet. I recently sat down to dwell over my 6mm ancient and medieval armies to work out which one I need to build next and it got me thinking, if I added a couple more units of one sort or another, …

OGAM – The Delphi Incident

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

In 279 BC, hordes of Celtic invaders swept down on the Greek world from the wilds of the north, destroying all before them. One branch of the invading army attacked the sacred oracle of Apollo at Delphi. According to ancient writers, the god Apollo app…

Fireside Tales is here!

Posted on May 17th, 2018 under . Posted by

With great pleasure and little fanfare, I’m please to say that Palaeo Diet: Fireside Tales (PDFT) has now been unleashed on the public. PDFT is a narrative campaign for Palaeo Diet: Eat or Be Eaten. Join Herc, the last of his people, as he regales a n…

Fireside Tales – angry critters

Posted on May 5th, 2018 under . Posted by

Fireside Tales introduces four new fearsome threats to Palaeo Diet: Eat or be Eaten. The least of the new beasts is the angry critter. Angry critters represent small but aggressively territorial beasts such as badgers, stoats, snakes, wild cats or even…

von der Burg’s Patrol, 8th Magdeburg Dragoons

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

Many, many, months after applying the first paint to them, I have finally finished my first, and I can assure you dear reader, my only, unit of 15mm Napoleonic cavalry – a single group of Prussian dragoons for Sharp Practice 2. These are beautifully sc…

Sharp Practice 2 deployment point

Posted on April 20th, 2018 under , . Posted by

After a bit of a hiatus in my Sharp Practice 2 1806 Prussian project, mostly caused by my dislike of paining 15mm Napoleonic cavalry (almost there…), I am back on the wagon. To start with, here is my deployment point. Not as fancy as many DPs I have …

1st game of Lord and Lands

Posted on April 15th, 2018 under . Posted by

We had out first game of Lord and Lands by Chris Armstrong this week and I’m happy to say that it did not disappoint. It had been a few weeks since either of us had read the rules, so there was a bit of flicking back and forth to check things, but the …

Dead man walking – SSD in Pattayavium

Posted on April 15th, 2018 under . Posted by

More characterful reporting from Mark in Thailand:Sensational news in Pattayavium a few days ago with the arrest of Barabbas, serious criminal and public enemy number one. After strenuous attempts to get him to name his associates failed, he will be ex…

The Legion of Super Evil – 10mm Night Elves and Co.

Posted on April 1st, 2018 under . Posted by

I seem to have done a lot of painting so far this year. Here is the third army I’ve finished so far – and by finished I mean ‘reached a natural pause’. The Legion of Super Evil is the creation of my wee lad, painted with some limited direction from him…

Pirates off the starboard bow …

Posted on April 1st, 2018 under . Posted by

… Corsairs off the port bow!It was a real joy to get some wee ships on the table again this week for a three player game of Galleys & Galleons. We all ran 200 point fleets, I had my trusty Dutch East India Company, Jim took the Pirate Bretheran, …

The Hearthshire Muster

Posted on March 24th, 2018 under . Posted by

The 10mm halfling muster of Hearthshire is complete (for now), with enough units to muster a 1200 point army for Lord and Lands (or, at a pinch, 2000 points for Kings of War). For the next little while I am planning on working on an army being put…

El Pollo Diablo!

Posted on March 24th, 2018 under . Posted by

To finish off my halfling army, I needed* some sort of flying monster. I figured a giant owl or perhaps even a gryphon would be the way to go. I didn’t really like much in the way of 10mm monsters I saw, and when I expanded the search to 15mm, I saw th…

Yet more Hearthshire Halflings

Posted on March 21st, 2018 under . Posted by

Five more units and a third character for the Hearthshire muster. All are 10mm halflings from Magister Militum.Four of us got together for a multiplayer game of Kings of War last week, using ‘the JB amendment’ which sees both players rolling to attack …

Playtesting Fireside Tales for PDEE

Posted on March 11th, 2018 under . Posted by

Without giving away too many reveals, we have been beavering away play testing the forthcoming expansion for Palaeo Diet: Eat or be Eaten. Once provisionally called ‘Tales of Herc the Hero’, it will be called the more open-ended Fireside Tales.The expa…

More support for the 10mm halflings

Posted on March 2nd, 2018 under . Posted by

From the least tamed borders of Hearthshire, the squire’s cousin, Barmbrack Hamfist, gathers support from among the wilder neighbours such as the Treefolk. Luckily, his giant guinea peeg allows him to scurry swiftly through undergrowth and avoid detect…

Lord and Lands

Posted on March 2nd, 2018 under . Posted by

What is it?Written by Craig Armstrong and published through Lulu, Lord and Lands is framed as a fast-play, unit based, scale agnostic, mass battle* game. It is written with both historical and fantasy games in mind.As the author says, the game was…

Return of the Grey Wolf Clan

Posted on February 27th, 2018 under . Posted by

Following on from their previous adventures (1, 2, 3), Mark’s Grey Wolf Clan are back!****Hi all,In this installment of PreHistory month I played five games representing episodes from the hunting season of the Grey Wolf Clan, my Palaeolithic hunter-gat…

Completed 6mm Minoans for ADG!

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

“[Europa] bare sons to the almighty Son of Kronos [Zeus], glorious leaders of wealthy men – Minos the ruler, and just Rhadamanthys and noble Sarpedon the blameless and strong.”Hesiod, Catalogues of Women Fragment 19A (Oxyrhynchus Papyri)I’m delighted t…

The search for a fantastic rule set

Posted on February 18th, 2018 under . Posted by

So, all these 10mm rats and halflings – not to mention the Legion of Super Evil (not yet previewed) – have caused me to start looking for a good fantasy mass battle game for the first time in many years. All of the below is my personal thoughts and I r…