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The Battle of Knackerville

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

To celebrate the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, Slowpainter John hosted a bunch of the club lads for a massed “toys on the table” game of Bolt Action.  The 4 x 8 foot table depicted the Alsatian town of Knackerville (famous for its horse retir…

Some FIW Gaming

Posted on May 31st, 2017 under . Posted by

Colonial Rangers scout ahead of the British Main Body

Over the last few months Alan and I have been progressing a FIW campaign and continuing to add to our forces.  So much so that we are now at the upper edge of what we can reasonably setup an…

Hobby Highs and Horrors

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

This week my Man Cave saw the best and worst of our hobby.

Firstly, a wonderful parcel arrived from Canada, courtesy of Snow Lord Curt himself – my reverse Curtgeld thank you for my assistance as a Minion during AHPC VII.

Opening the box…

Burn and Loot

Posted on May 19th, 2017 under . Posted by

One day you are happily hobbying along with the next 3 months planned out in detail and far more projects and models than you know what to do with. Then for no good reason, something twists your head and you are off down a whole other path of awesomene…

FIW Fences

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

I wanted to add some linear type obstacles to our FIW games, so this week I made some fences.  Two packs of Renedra Cross Rail fencing to be precise.  The kits are really great kit, but its like constructing a mechano set with lots of bits to…

The Siege of Port Arthur, 2016

Posted on April 29th, 2017 under . Posted by

This week’s post is a shout out to fellow blogger Colonel Scipio, who runs the blog Palladian Guard (here).  Of particular note are the “Supercampaigns” he runs which integrate RPG like elements into a war-game campaign structure.  Very cool …

British FIW Command stand

Posted on April 23rd, 2017 under . Posted by

Over the weekend I completed this project, which I’ve been working on for a few weeks.

The is a British Senior officer is a Front Rank figure from the SYW range, as is the staff Officer (he is from their artillery crew collection). The hound is from…

Weekend reading!

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

Nice to get home after a busy week at work to have not one but two pre-orders waiting for some attention.  So which one to digest first…

More Redcoats!

Posted on April 20th, 2017 under . Posted by

Just before Easter I received reinforcements from Front Rank miniatures for my British FIW Army.  I also got my new sabot bases from Warbases to help rank them up and speed game play up (moving all those figures was taking quite a toll on game …

Indian Longhouse

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

Presenting my Indian longhouse which was waiting in the wings for attention during the recent painting challenge (where terrain doesn’t score for points) so its nice to get it completed.  Hoping to get it on the table in the coming weeks for a F…

FIW Scatter Terrain

Posted on April 9th, 2017 under , . Posted by

A few pieces of scatter terrain I recently made for our FIW games. Its been fun to do some terrain after all the figs during the painting challenge :-)

Firstly, some rocky outcrops, made from bark.  I spray painted them black and then drushbrushe…

AHPC VII Reflections

Posted on April 2nd, 2017 under . Posted by

I thoroughly enjoyed AHPC VII and am still lamenting its conclusion. It has easily been the best sustained hobby productivity I have had in at least a decade.  Modesty aside, I also think its some of the best quality 28mm painting I have ever prod…

AHPC VII Reflections – Part 1: Facts and Figures

Posted on March 26th, 2017 under . Posted by

While not a mathemagician anywhere of the calibre as the redoubtable Mr Miles, I have found myself tainted by his interest in some of the stats around AHPC.

So here are some completely self indulgent figures and graphics that will mean little to an…