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AHPC8 – Flight – 25mm Roman guard dogs

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

Well its time for the first Bonus round entry. Curt’s once again killing me with his choices, this one is “Flight”Now my problem is I don’t own any periods past the year 1763 so its a tad difficultfinding something that could fly?So its lateral th…

AHPC8 – 1st entry 25mm Last of the Mohican’s

Posted on January 13th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

My first entry into the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge 8.Is this pack of figures from Warlord Games, containing all the main characters from the excellent 1992 film The Last of the Mohicans. From left to right Cora Munro, Alice Munro, Hawkeye…

Santa Claus, Secret Santa and other Christmas goodies!

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

It seems that I did rather well this Crimbo!Santa ClauseThree ECW/Late 1600’s figures that’ll be added to my Donnybrook collection.Centre and right are 2 Col Bill’s figures, but I’m not sure of the chap on the left?Thanks Santa!!!Secret Santa or not so…

AHPC8 – Respect my Authoritah!

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 under . Posted by

Well its started!Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge 8 that is???and it’s nearly my time of the week to be Minionated I’ve been studying the War & Peace sized file sent over by the newest honourary Reject, that stats mad Geek, Sir Miles o…

Happy New Year 2018

Posted on January 1st, 2018 under . Posted by

Happy New Year from all at Don’t Throw a 1.Yep just me!

The Battle of Tchorgoun 1854 – A Crimean War batrep

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

Last weekend some of the Rejects got together for our last game of the year, but as you may have already seen on BigLee’s blog, we had a very special guest. the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challange’s resident stats geek Miles ReidyMiles, Lee and Ian pic…

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2017

Posted on December 24th, 2017 under . Posted by

Just a quick message to wish all the readers and followers of Don’t Throw a 1a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

The Eighth Annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge

Posted on November 24th, 2017 under . Posted by

Its that time of year again………AHPC8 is nearly here!!!But its a little different this year?Please say hello to Minion Ray, he will be in charge on a Wednesday.So gawd help any of you who get Wednesday’sJust blame Curt!Curt’s baffled me once again …

The Eighth Annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge

Posted on November 24th, 2017 under . Posted by

Its that time of year again………AHPC8 is nearly here!!!But its a little different this year?Please say hello to Minion Ray, he will be in charge on a Wednesday.So gawd help any of you who get Wednesday’sJust blame Curt!Curt’s baffled me once again …

New Books

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

I’ve been adding a few books to my collection recently, all based in and around my favorite period of history.The first Marlborough’s Other Army, was bought at Broadside back in June, I gave it to my wife as it was going to be used as my Father’s Day p…

New Books

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

I’ve been adding a few books to my collection recently, all based in and around my favorite period of history.The first Marlborough’s Other Army, was bought at Broadside back in June, I gave it to my wife as it was going to be used as my Father’s Day p…

SELWG 2017

Posted on October 28th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Better late than never
Here’s my take on SELWG 2017……
I’ve always loved SELWG, ever since getting into the daft hobby of ours many moons ago. I’m sorry to say that the show seemed to have slipped in the past few years IMHO, but this year I’m extremely happy to say it was back to its very best!
Yes there were a few traders and games missing, but it was still a crackin’ show!
The standard of games were excellent and most were historical for a change!!!

Well that was a first… me and Postie were the first to arrive!
Tickets numbers 1 & 2!
And Postie still managed to push in!

My favourite game of the show went to Gravesend Wargames Club’s  WWII game, Taking the Pissoir

Is that you?
South London Warlords – Invasion of the  Dalaks!!

Anti-Alchemists – Texas War of Independence 1835

Essex Warriors – Siege of Maldon 917AD

Me and Postie bumped into that famous wargaming dame, Tamsin.
No I’m not that tall, they’re just both very very short!
(Pinched from BigLee’s blog)

Crawley Wargames Club – Landsnecht!

I want one!!!!


Deal Wargmes Club – 7TP v the Panzers
Prudka River 4th Sept 1939
The Ugly Little Monster Burned like a Torch


Maidstone Wargames – Fenris

 Granville & Arkwright
or
BigLee and Clint

Friday Night Fire Fight 

Simon Miller – To the Strongest
The Battle of Ruspina

Not sure who – Looks like Napoleonics?

Or is that you?

Peter Pig – Spanish Civil War

Eastbourne Wargames Club – ACW
Using Trevor from Redoubt Minis collection

Loughton Strike Force – General de Armee

Upstairs near the Bring & Buy

Gravesend Gamers Guild – Panzer Vor

GLC Games Club – Mission: The Red Badge of Courage

Society of Ancients – Sentinum 295BC
Newbury & Reading Wargames Society – Stoke Field 1487

The games are in full swing

Streatham & Tooting – WotR or Condottieri?

Shepway Wargamers – Brittania 417AD

Bring & Buy

Tunbridge Wells Wargames Society – Sand & Salami
WWII El Ghiblets Nov 1940

The Headless Man on a Spit boys!!

SELWG 2017

Posted on October 28th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Better late than never
Here’s my take on SELWG 2017……
I’ve always loved SELWG, ever since getting into the daft hobby of ours many moons ago. I’m sorry to say that the show seemed to have slipped in the past few years IMHO, but this year I’m extremely happy to say it was back to its very best!
Yes there were a few traders and games missing, but it was still a crackin’ show!
The standard of games were excellent and most were historical for a change!!!

Well that was a first… me and Postie were the first to arrive!
Tickets numbers 1 & 2!
And Postie still managed to push in!

My favourite game of the show went to Gravesend Wargames Club’s  WWII game, Taking the Pissoir

Is that you?
South London Warlords – Invasion of the  Dalaks!!

Anti-Alchemists – Texas War of Independence 1835

Essex Warriors – Siege of Maldon 917AD

Me and Postie bumped into that famous wargaming dame, Tamsin.
No I’m not that tall, they’re just both very very short!
(Pinched from BigLee’s blog)

Crawley Wargames Club – Landsnecht!

I want one!!!!


Deal Wargmes Club – 7TP v the Panzers
Prudka River 4th Sept 1939
The Ugly Little Monster Burned like a Torch


Maidstone Wargames – Fenris

 Granville & Arkwright
or
BigLee and Clint

Friday Night Fire Fight 

Simon Miller – To the Strongest
The Battle of Ruspina

Not sure who – Looks like Napoleonics?

Or is that you?

Peter Pig – Spanish Civil War

Eastbourne Wargames Club – ACW
Using Trevor from Redoubt Minis collection

Loughton Strike Force – General de Armee

Upstairs near the Bring & Buy

Gravesend Gamers Guild – Panzer Vor

GLC Games Club – Mission: The Red Badge of Courage

Society of Ancients – Sentinum 295BC
Newbury & Reading Wargames Society – Stoke Field 1487

The games are in full swing

Streatham & Tooting – WotR or Condottieri?

Shepway Wargamers – Brittania 417AD

Bring & Buy

Tunbridge Wells Wargames Society – Sand & Salami
WWII El Ghiblets Nov 1940

The Headless Man on a Spit boys!!

SELWG Swag

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

Just a quick post today, I’ll hopefully get a SELWG post up in the next few days. but here’s my swag. For the first time in years I bought something from the Bring & Buy. Some 25mm tents and 15mm defensive terrain pieces.20 odd ECW figure…

SELWG Swag

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

Just a quick post today, I’ll hopefully get a SELWG post up in the next few days. but here’s my swag. For the first time in years I bought something from the Bring & Buy. Some 25mm tents and 15mm defensive terrain pieces.20 odd ECW figure…

Warfare Miniatures – Dismounted Dragoon horses NEW

Posted on October 15th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I wanted some horses for my dismounted French Dragoons, so I emailed Barry Hilton at Warfare Miniatures to see if he had anything suitable. After a brief chat online a parcel arrived in the post containing 4 horses from the new yet to be released pack …

Warfare Miniatures – Dismounted Dragoon horses NEW

Posted on October 15th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I wanted some horses for my dismounted French Dragoons, so I emailed Barry Hilton at Warfare Miniatures to see if he had anything suitable. After a brief chat online a parcel arrived in the post containing 4 horses from the new yet to be released pack …

Donnybrook – Col Bill’s Pack Horses

Posted on September 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

While painting up the French Dragoons in my last post I also painted these Pack Horses from Col Bill’s Depot Battalion range. They’re £6 for 2 horses and are a handy addition to my growing Donnybrook collection.

Donnybrook – Col Bill’s Pack Horses

Posted on September 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

While painting up the French Dragoons in my last post I also painted these Pack Horses from Col Bill’s Depot Battalion range. They’re £6 for 2 horses and are a handy addition to my growing Donnybrook collection.

Skirmish Wargames Show Sept 17

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

Posties not been a well chap recently, so I didn’t know if we were gonna make Skirmish last Sunday.But obviously we did, Postie put on a brave face and drove us up the A2 to Sidcup.Col Bill was very glad to see us!Not sure if they were, but numbers did…

Skirmish Wargames Show Sept 17

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

Posties not been a well chap recently, so I didn’t know if we were gonna make Skirmish last Sunday.But obviously we did, Postie put on a brave face and drove us up the A2 to Sidcup.Col Bill was very glad to see us!Not sure if they were, but numbers did…

Donnybrook – French Colonel General Dragoons

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

Its been a while since I painted anything, in fact it was back in April during the last Analogue Painting Challenge! Not for the want of trying I might add. Work and kids seem to take up a hell of a lot more time nowadays.Its a shame its taken me so lo…

Rhodes 2017

Posted on September 3rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

My first non gaming post in quite some time may bore some of you to tears!Yes its some holiday snaps. and no there are none of me in my budgy smugglers!The family and I went to Rhodes in Greece. I’ve never been so hot in my life!The first few pics are …

The Battle of Schlosshugel 1760 – A SYW Batrep

Posted on August 15th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The Rejects got together last Sunday, for a Seven Years War game, using a newer version of Posties new SYW rules. Some of the lads have already played Posties rules before, although it was my first game, and I gotta say an enjoyable game and set of rul…

Redoubt Enterprises 25mm Woodland Indians with bows

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

More Woodland IndiansI picked these up at Salute this year, with some others that I’ll post later.I bought them from Grubby Tanks to add to my ever growing Donnybrook Indian force.I was going to buy some unpainted figures from Redoubt, but after s…