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AWI batrep – The Battle of Freeman’s Farm 1777

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

Last Sunday the Rejects got together for an AWI battle. Postie told us all it was a reenactment of a famous battle, but didn’t tell us what the name of the battle was until after the game had finished.In fact we re-played the Battle of Freeman’s Farm, …

Salute 2017 – Bloggers Meet up

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

Numbers were down at the annual Bloggers meet up at Salute this year, but it was still great tomeet up with some old comrades for a quick chat.Above we have from left to rightLegatus Hedlius, Alastair, Reject Dave, Postie, Mark, Young Padwan, BigLee, S…

Salute Loot 2017

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

Finally got around to posting my Salute Loot!!
I didn’t do half bad, my first purchase were 3 packs of torches from Midlam miniatures. One day they will be added to some figures, ready to set a village alight!!
I had a chat with Martin at Warbases, who showed me his new Roman range, some of the new buildings are quite something, check them out if you’ve any 28mm Romans. I bought 3 packs of animals to go with the ones I bought a few years ago, and 3 of the new Roman wagons, these will be added to my Donnybrook collection.
I collected a pack of Redoubt Woodland Indians from Col Bill and Belt Fed girl that I’d pre-ordered.
After having a chat with Barry & Toggy on the Warfare Minis stand I bought some mounted French Dragoons, now I already own some Dragoons from different manufacturers, but liked the models so thought why the heck not!
On impulse I also splashed the cash at Sally 4th’s stand, buying “The Ancient Souk” market place, once again with Donnybrook in mind, Tangiers here I come again, or it would do just as well in England or Flanders. I also bought 2 packs of tents from Sally 4th….you guessed it, Donnybrook again.
Now my actual plan for te show was to buy some more woodland Indians and have a search for some early Settlers/Militia types for Bacon’s Rebellion, So I picked up a pack of figures from Reiver Castings, they may be a tad late but I think they’ll do. which brings me on to my last 2 purchases.
Painted figures!!
I can’t remember the last time I bought painted figures??

Grubby Tanks were flogging Injuns for £3.50 a pop, so I helped myself to the above, 3 Musket Indians and 3 Commanders. 

Hmm? 12 Handweapon chaps!

 and 12 more bowmen!!

And…….I ummed and erdd about these chaps, once again they’re Redoubt figures, which I was 
looking at not 5 minutes before I bought these painted chaps. There were more but these 12 ECW musketeers and 1 leader will be the start of my American/Settler types!
Hoorah!

Salute 2017 – The Pics (A Looong Post!)

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

Its Sunday night and my feet still hurt!
Yep I’ve got to admit it, it was bloody knackering walking around Salute all day!
Postie, Dave and myself left early, unlike last year I actually remembered the tickets this time!
So upon arrival to the Excel centre, me and Postie abandoned Dave to the Salute queue and if you’ve ever been to Salute you’ll know the pain of the Salute queue!
Yes, that does mean we had a press pass once again. yee haw! So we got in nice and early around 8.30ish. After an hour of wandering around I called BigLee to see where he was. He wasn’t best pleased when I told him we were already spending our hard earned dosh and had been for an hour or so. He called me a few names, none of which I can repeat here, but he did include a photo
see below!
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he he!
Anyway on with the SHOW!

Dalauppror – Fort Mosquito 1654
Sweden v Dutch Wars in the New World
Top marks go to Michael and Gang, this was my favorite game of the show!

Col Bill, giving it large!!!
 Warbases and Col Bill still setting up.
My first purchase of the day was at Midlam Miniatures
Some very nice lit torches……what the hells he talking about, I hear you say.
All will be explained another day.
The ddddreaded queue…..

Warlord – Inverlochy 1645

Still setting up…..

WI – Celebratory Deathmatch

Society of Ancients

Gatehouse Gamers – Encounter at Pearson’s Farm ACW

Barry & Toggy looking all glam!

Herts Volunteers Gamers Club – Sword Beach 6th June 1944

Hornchurch Wargames Club – WotR

A bit blurry, but these ship were bloody awesome!!

£70 for this ship which I thought was a bargain
from 

I had a chat with Graham & son from Crann Tara

Essex Warriors – 7YW Battle of Prague 1757

The Old Guard – Raab 1809

A beautiful castle for sale at Rendra.

7TV 

2 Fat Lardies – Sharpe’s Practice
Had a quick chat with Sidney Roundwood!

Bit blurry but……….

???

Peter Pig – Vietnam

Shattered Void

The Walking Dead

More 7TV

Crewe and Nantwich Wargames – Fall of Philippines Battle of Marong 1942

Batman

???

Scareb Miniature – Italy 1917-1918

Tunbridge Wells Wargames Society – Soviet counter-attack near Rogochev 1942

Wyre Forest Gamers – Battle of Kalisz 1706 

Pike & Shot Society – King Philips War 1675

Pedion Terrian – Operation Uranus WWII
Beautifully made terrain tiles!

Bexley Wargames – Jurassic Park 

Muskets & Tomahawks

Simon Miller – Raphia 217BC

 The Continental Wargames Society – Meet me at the Trocadero

 

Real Time Wargames – 

Learn to Paint the Army Painter way

Battle for Neustadt 6mm

The river that never was……

League of Gentlemen Anti-Alchemists – Carry on up the Volga, Russian Civil War

ACW – ??

??

Congo

Gripping Beast

Pirates – ??

??? 

  
                                              Von Jrinkenessen Chronicles – Italian Wars

North London Wargames Group – 

I found this reprobate fast asleep in a chair.
Of course I riffled through his bag and ate his sandwiches!

Bet they were hot!

Not at hot as him though! 

Ard Hamma Pinhail – 2nd Sino-Japanese War

???

Friday Night in Crawley – Palestro 1859 – Franco Prussian War

Love the town!

Fran woulda loved this one!
Oshiro Terrain – Shiro O Kogeki

??? -The Battle of Lodi Vecchio 1239

Kallistra – Battle of Cambrai 1917

And that’s about it
hope I didn’t bore you too much?
If anyone can fill in any of the club or game names I’d appreciate it?

Reject John – Raid on Sandwich 991

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

Reject John has up and left the Rejects!At the start of the year he buggered off back up north, close to where he was born.He now resides in the Lake District in Cumbria.He can’t find any clubs locally, so he’s settling down for the life of a solo game…

Salute 2017 – Blogger Meet up???

Posted on April 8th, 2017 under , . Posted by

With Salute 2017 just around the corner on Saturday April 22nd, its time to drum up some support for the Annual Blogger meet up.Strangely enough it’ll be at that big red spot again at 1pm.So if you fancy meeting up for a quick chat please come along.It…

Analogue Painting Challenge VII

Posted on April 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I for one am gutted the Challenge is over for another year.  Infact, I’m already looking forward to AHPC 8!! I’m so glad Curt came up with the idea, the Challenge forces me out of my painting doldrums and gets my butt into painting gear! What help…

AHPC VII – Donnybrook French/Jacobite/Rebel Infantry

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

Anyone heard of Donnybrook before??No? Well……….I finished and posted these fine looking fellows just in time for the finish of this years Challenge. I was very pleased as they only took me 11 evenings to paint! (If only I could paint like th…

Skirmish Wargame Show March 2017

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

Last Sunday me and Postie made a long trip up the A2 to Sidcup for the first Skirmish Show of the year. There we met fellow Rejects BigLee and Clint. The show is run by Redcoat Models with a Zulu War theme and is a must for the Rejects. It is only…

AHPC VII Donnybrook – Drums along the Ohio – Woodland Indians

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

Another entry into the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge, as you may well know I’m trying to paint up some Woodland Indians for my Donnybrook shenanigans. Being as I’m using these for the late 1600’s, not the French Indian Wars of the 1750’s, I wante…

AHPC Bonus Round Film Characters – Inglorious Rejects

Posted on March 7th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Curt bamboozeled all entrants of the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge this year with his last bonus round. “A Character(s) and/or Scene from a Movie, TV Program, Book or Piece of Music”, but the little twist was you have to partner up and …

Cavalier 2017 Swag

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

A couple of photos of my swag I managed to collect at Cavalier last weekend.
I picked up a few copies of Arquebusier from the Help the Heroes stand, and few packs of
tufts for Debris of War, and a few bases from Products of War.
Bob Cordery of Wargames Miscellany fame, gave Postie and myself a copy of his newly
published ruleset, “The Portable Wargame”.
I’ve only had a quick flick at the moment, but I like what I see!
If you’re interested in Bob’s rules, click this link!
Cavalier is always time to pick up a few paints…..although I forgot to get the
silver I needed!! Idiot!
I picked up a few different flesh colours, its a bit late now as I’ve already
painted most (a lie of course) of my Woodland Indians.
I did have a list of figures I wanted to buy from Redoubt, but somehow I lost it?
So I picked up these few packs to add to my collection, hoping they were the ones I
actually wanted, the plan is to get these painted
for the Challenge, but with only 15 days left, I’ve got no bloody chance!
Oh well, there’s always next year!
PS. When I got home I found the list I’d lost, in the bag I’d put my new
paints in………….sigh!

Cavalier 2017 – The Pics

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

Last Sunday was Cavalier time, the Rejects first show of the year, so myself and Postie jumped in my Go-Cart and headed on down to Tonbridge. There we met BigLee, we were early so we popped up to the café for a quick cuppa and a bacon roll!
Me and Lee had a joint shopping list, we were looking for some bits and bobs for our joint
entry into the last bonus round of the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. We did get a few bits, not quite what we wanted, but it still looks pretty good! More on that at a later date.
I bumped into a few blogger, Dave, Bob, ( I was given a pressie by  Bob, more on that later too?) Al and of course Clint, while taking the first pic in this post I had a chat with John Treadaway of Miniature Wargames fame, who was taking the same photo for his mag!

Society of Ancients – Punic War – Battle of Cannae – 28mm

The Anti-Alchemists – Calvados and Chips – 28mm WWII

Hailsham Wargames Club – German Civil War 1919 – 1929
Winner Best Demonstration Game

 North London Wargames – Black Horse Strike – 15mm Vietnam


 Rainham Wargames – Blood Bilge and Iron Balls – 1/2400 Naval  Game
I spy Clint playing with his Iron Balls!

 Maidstone Wargames Society – Fenris Decending

Not sure what they are, but they’re all hand made!!

 Southend Wargames – Four Days Battle 1666

 The Bring & Buy

Tonbridge Wargames – Age of Sigmar

Gravesend Gamers Guild – Star Wars X-Wing


Peter Pig – Men of B Company – 15mm Vietnam Game

Crawley Wargames D-Day Operation Overlord
Winner – Best Participation game


Deal Wargames Society – Holding up the Traffic – Prudka, Poland 1939


 SEEMS – The Restless Dead

Friday Nigh Firefight –  Starlingrad