Just a quick post, showing off the Swag I picked up at Skirmish last Sunday. There wasn’t much and I bought it all from Col Bill.A bit blurry, but here we have Ainsty Castings Jetty Catwalk…….not quite sure why I bought these, but they should …
Myself and Postie made it up to Sidcup this morning to visit the second Skirmish Wargames Show of 2016, the first being back in April. There were several games on show…..Medway Wargames Club – AWIHerne Bay Wargames – Napoleonic’s Priviteers…
Five Rejects got together last weekend for a WWI game, unusually for us it wasn’t a land battle, but a sea battle!! Also resident Evil Umpire Postie was playing not umpiring!! That honour went to Reject John, who bought over his collection of 1/2400 ships and his three Tiny Wargames mats.
We picked out sides out of the hat, me and Surj (Germans) were pitted again BigLee and Evil Postie (Brits). You can read Lee’s battle report here.
The battle plan was simple, the German High Seas fleet were stuck on the wrong side of the Horn Reef sandbanks, and had to wait for an undetermined time to cross them safely. Also there was a minefield all along the edge of the smaller mat, leading out into the open ocean , with only two narrow corridors left open for access. If we could we had to lure the Brits into the minefield. Otherwise we were to engage the fleet and destroy them.
Order of Battle German High Seas Fleet (Surjit and Ray)
Helgoland (Battleship) 12″ Guns
Grosser Kurfurst (Battleship) 12″ Guns
Bayern (Battleship) 15″ Guns
Hannover (Pre Dreadnought) 11″ Guns
Schliesen (Pre Dreadnought) 11″ Guns
S53 (Torpedo Boat) 3″ Guns + 4 Torpedoes
S54 (Torpedo Boat) 3″ Guns + 4 Torpedoes
S55 (Torpedo Boat) 3″ Guns + 4 Torpedoes
S56 (Torpedo Boat) 3″ Guns + 4 Torpedoes
V44 (Torpedo Boat) 3″ Guns + 4 Torpedoes
V45 (Torpedo Boat) 3″ Guns + 4 Torpedoes
B109 (Torpedo Boat) 3″ Guns + 4 Torpedoes
B110 (Torpedo Boat) 3″ Guns + 4 Torpedoes
Sayolitz (Battle Cruiser) 11″ Guns
Lutzoli (Battle Cruiser) 12″ Guns
Leipzig (Light Cruiser) 4″ Guns + 2 Torpedoes
Nurnberg (Light Cruiser) 4″ Guns + 2 Torpedoes
British Grand Fleet (BigLee and Postie)
Ajax (Battleship) 13.5″ Guns
Benbow (Battleship) 13.5″ Guns
Ramillies (Battleship) 15″ Guns
Thunderer (Battleship) 13.5″ Guns
Britania (Pre Dreadnought) 12″ Guns
Inflexible (Battle Cruiser) 12″ Guns
Indomitable (Battle Cruiser) 12″ Guns
Tiger (Battle Cruiser) 12″ Guns
Monmouth (Armoured Cruiser) 6″ Guns + 2 Torpedoes
Glouchester (Light Cruiser) 6″ Guns + 2 Torpedoes
Rifleman (Destroyer) 4″ Guns + 2 Torpedoes
Fury (Destroyer) 4″ Guns + 2 Torpedoes
Africa (Pre Dreadnought) 12″
Liverpool (Light Cruiser) 6″ Guns + 2 Torpedoes
Mameluke (Destroyer) 4″ Guns + 2 Torpedoes
Oberon (Destroyer) 4″ Guns + 2 Torpedoes
Schliesen at anchor.
A few more figures for my Donnybrook collection, painted by Fran.I’m not sure what make most of them are but the first lady in blue and the last lady in green are definitely Foundry figure and the third from the right is the French Queen from …
That biggest of Blog Tarts, Big Lee has recently amassed the ridiculous number of 2 Million hits to his dodgy blog. The normally tight git is splashing out on some top prizes for his giveaway!!!! Now Big Lee and splash the cash are 2 set…
This weekend Postie put on a mega Napoleonic game for the Rejects and a new Honoury Reject!!The game day has been set for a few months after I was contacted by our mystery guest, saying he’s on holiday in the UK, any chance of a game?How could we say n…
Things have been very quiet here in Don’t throw a 1 land. I have bee busy with the brush though!! Unfortunately it was a 4 inch brush…..yes its decorating time in the Rousell household. One room down three to go……..groan!!!!I am allowed a break t…
Or……….Blowin’ my own trumpet!!!!
Note from Annie – “Oink Oink! These snuffly oinkers are bound to make you smile! As well as being adorable, this kit makes a great bit of scenics but also so nice bits of scatter to duck and fight around in a game. Farm Seige! See also, LOTS MORE PIGS!”
This set contains 2 pigs and 6 bits of farm terrain. Really crisp detail, the top quality we have come to expect from Ristul’s!
Just like Annie said, these have gotta be the crispest terrain pieces you can buy! I also added the pack of pigs to the parcel, you always need more bacon don’t you????
I started painting these handsome looking fellows back in March during the Challenge, but didn’t get around to finishing them in time to enter them. They were finished off early last month and featured as the only musket armed unit in the Mor…
These 23 Moor Horse were in my “To Paint” pile, so as I was running out of time to get them painted up for our recent game Teviot’s Last Stand, at Broadside.I sent them over the Irish Sea to Reject Fran, who painted them up very quickly, and got t…