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Posted on June 22nd, 2017 under . Posted by

Progress on my first regiment- the command stand and casualty minis are blocked in and the rest are inked. Turns out that command minis are even slower to paint than musketeers! Still, I am on the final lap with perhaps two painting sessions left, whic…


Posted on June 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

Steady progress with the ECW minis- I’m around 70% in on the first (front) regiment now, they need to be piked, inked and varnished. The command stand are mustering at the rear…  They are going to be, most appropriately, New Model Army.

Norman foot

Posted on June 14th, 2017 under . Posted by

Here are some of the Norman foot that Shaun McTague has painted for me- I hope to eventually have around four times this many. They are mounted on temporary painting blocks- I really should be finishing them, but am currently addicted to the ECW!


Posted on June 10th, 2017 under . Posted by

Terrible photo but the ECW minis are coming on- I now have 60 “under the brush”. The chaps on the left will be Royalists and the right, New Model Army. Two things I have learned thus far:-ECW minis are not faster to paint than ancients; especially musk…


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

I’m going to try to get back to two or three posts a week. Here are some Normans that Shaun McTague painted and which I’ve detailed. I plan to produce a good-sized Norman army and a Byzantine army to fight it- probably next year, though, as the ECW wil…

Opening a new front…

Posted on June 6th, 2017 under . Posted by

I’m sorry for the recent lack of posts- I’ve been very busy writing “For King and Parliament” for release late this year and it’s cut right across my blogging time. I still have loads of units that I completed for the last WHC gig in april that I’ve no…

Nellie news

Posted on May 19th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Aventine have produced some new ride on crew for their new resin elephants, and Keith kindly sent me some photos which I reproduce here. These are really great minis- all the heads are separate so it is possible to introduce extra variety. I plan …

Edgehill at Partizan

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

On Sunday at Partizan (the excellent wargames show in Newark) Andrew Brentnall and I will be running a participation game of our forthcoming “For King and Parliament” ECW rules. We have spaces for players- if you’d like to book a 90 minu…

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…