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In-action shots of Raphia at Salute

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

Yesterday at Salute I was so busy failed to take a single photo, but happily chum Ian shot some lovely pics of our game. Most of the photos were shot during play and you may be able to make out chits, playing cards and ghostly hands, here and there.The…

Raphia at Salute 2017

Posted on April 17th, 2017 under . Posted by

On Saturday I’m taking Raphia to Salute; I hope to see as many of you as possible, there! We will be on stand GG08 which is a great central location! I’ll be running it as a participation game- once at 11AM and again at 2PM.  If you fancy pla…

Fun at the Wargames Holiday Centre

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

The MetuarusLast weekend I decamped to the WHC “Annex” with a fair proportion of my collection, for a jolly weekend’s gaming. I call it the “Annex” because there were too many games to fit in the WHC proper, so Mark and I hired a suite in the hotel whe…

Flocking hills

Posted on March 28th, 2017 under . Posted by

I’m now in the final stages of preparation for the Wargames Holiday Centre gaming weekend in Basingstoke. Here are some old GW hills that I’ve re-purposed to match the “sagebrush” gaming mat for my Ruspina game (the one with all the Numidians). These a…

New 12cm mats

Posted on March 27th, 2017 under Posted by

I got some more mats designed by Deep-Cut with a 12cm grid (shown here with a 13cm-wide element on top; plains above, sagebrush below). I’m not exactly sure what I’m going to use them for, but they are a good size being 15 boxes wide by 10 deep. 10cm-w…

Casualties of war

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 under . Posted by

Andrew Brentnall has been extending his ECW collection with some casualty bases- here are some of them, there are many more. We hope to make the battlefield a little less “parade-ground” than usual. Many will make it onto the table for his Edgehill gam…

2017 Flockathon- part III- Numidians

Posted on March 20th, 2017 under . Posted by

Last week’s Successors are all completely based; photos to follow. Above are the second and final plase of the Flockathon. This is (most of) my Numidian army, which has roughly doubles in size and been completely re-based onto 20cm BatBases. I hope to …

2017 Flockathon Part II

Posted on March 17th, 2017 under . Posted by

The first batch of minis are flocked and just need some more tufts, weed, flowers and a little dry brushing. I’m really chuffed with all the new Eastern light cavalry- I can start thinking about Magnesia and Carrhae, now, and one day perhaps even Guaga…

2017 Flockathon part I

Posted on March 13th, 2017 under . Posted by

With less than three weeks to go to my big Wargames Holiday Centre gig, I find myself with 700-odd minis to flock- the above are around one third of the total. I’m saving the joy of the Numidians for next week. The above include Parthians, Persian…

Edgehill at Chalgrove

Posted on March 5th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Alongside the TtS Worlds at the recent Chalgrove event, Andrew Brentnall ran a participation game of the Battle of Edgehill using his superb collection of 12mm ECW minis and the “For King and Parliament!”rules that we have been writing and developing t…

Stunning New Aventine elephants!

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

Chums at Aventine have produced some new resin elephants (metal tusk and tail) which I received samples of, yesterday. These are Keith’s pics but they are identical to the models here in the BigRedBatCave.The new elephants are the same size as the prev…

The "To the Strongest!" Worlds!

Posted on March 2nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

On Saturday we fought the third annual “To the Strongest!” World Championship in Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, hosted by the South Oxfordshire Generals.This year we had 29 players (up 12 from, I think, 17 last year). I’m afraid I didn’t take a great many pho…

We happy few

Posted on February 13th, 2017 under . Posted by

These happy few represent Henry V and the centre battle at Agincourt, and were all painted by David Imrie (Saxon Dog). Most are Perry plastics but I believe there are also a couple of his “Claymores” in there. I have simply re-based them on a Batbase f…

Persia!

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

These are Foundry Casting Room Persians, which were superbly painted for me by Shaun Watson (Redzed). He has really outdone himself!The range is a partial one but could be combined with the Foundry Persians to tick most of the boxes of a Persian army. …