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Building Boom

Posted on October 5th, 2017 under Posted by

As the Prime Minister has announced we are to build more homes, I thought I had better continue with my efforts !15mm this time, for ACW games. Mostly card with the odd Airfix cut down roof (parts from the La Haye Sainte set)Rough and ready is the best…

AK47 Republic – continued

Posted on October 1st, 2017 under Posted by

One of my regular (although unregistered readers) has asked about the progress of the AK47 “arms race”.Well, progress has been made. You have already seen the forces of President “for Life” Erastus Fyfees.Now the forces of the Democratic Popular Front …

AK47 Republic – continued

Posted on October 1st, 2017 under Posted by

One of my regular (although unregistered readers) has asked about the progress of the AK47 “arms race”.Well, progress has been made. You have already seen the forces of President “for Life” Erastus Fyfees.Now the forces of the Democratic Popular Front …

Eastern Front Construction Project

Posted on September 29th, 2017 under Posted by

Ahead of our next Eastern Front campaign game (using Too Fat Lardies “I Aint Been Shot Mum” rules) I saw that I needed to put together some more rustic buildings (rather than use the Dark Ages ones that were forced into service last time).I decided to …

Eastern Front Construction Project

Posted on September 29th, 2017 under Posted by

Ahead of our next Eastern Front campaign game (using Too Fat Lardies “I Aint Been Shot Mum” rules) I saw that I needed to put together some more rustic buildings (rather than use the Dark Ages ones that were forced into service last time).I decided to …

Essex Warriors Open Day

Posted on September 24th, 2017 under Posted by

Today was “open house’ at Writtle with the doors flung wide open to members and non-members alike.Bearing in mind it was a beautiful warm and sunny day, attendance was OK and some new faces popped in and asked about our club.Many games were going on an…

Essex Warriors Open Day

Posted on September 24th, 2017 under Posted by

Today was “open house’ at Writtle with the doors flung wide open to members and non-members alike.Bearing in mind it was a beautiful warm and sunny day, attendance was OK and some new faces popped in and asked about our club.Many games were going on an…

The Colonel’s Lady

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under Posted by

Yesterday was a regular Essex Warriors games day – next Sunday is our Open Day to which you are all invited – check out the Essex Warriors website for details (we are the war-games club NOT the wrestlers !)Anyway, we had decided to fight a Sharp Practi…

The Colonel’s Lady

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under Posted by

Yesterday was a regular Essex Warriors games day – next Sunday is our Open Day to which you are all invited – check out the Essex Warriors website for details (we are the war-games club NOT the wrestlers !)Anyway, we had decided to fight a Sharp Practi…

More Reinforcements

Posted on September 13th, 2017 under Posted by

Hessian battalion gunsRoyal ArtilleryHeavy artillery46th Foot15th FootStill more to come in the fullness of time !

More Reinforcements

Posted on September 13th, 2017 under Posted by

Hessian battalion gunsRoyal ArtilleryHeavy artillery46th Foot15th FootStill more to come in the fullness of time !

British Reinforcements

Posted on September 13th, 2017 under Posted by

Well, these fine chaps have arrived in the post to bolster my growing AWI forces17th Light Dragoons in columnand line ready to charge !British Grenadiersa must for any British commander !More to follow …

British Reinforcements

Posted on September 13th, 2017 under Posted by

Well, these fine chaps have arrived in the post to bolster my growing AWI forces17th Light Dragoons in columnand line ready to charge !British Grenadiersa must for any British commander !More to follow …

Take Sorok or else !

Posted on September 5th, 2017 under Posted by

Today, Steve C and I returned to our I Aint Been Shot Mum WWII campaign – the Germans had pushed the Soviets back last time and the battle has moved on to the small town of Sorok which guards a ford crossing.Sorok viewed from the German end- this has t…

Take Sorok or else !

Posted on September 5th, 2017 under Posted by

Today, Steve C and I returned to our I Aint Been Shot Mum WWII campaign – the Germans had pushed the Soviets back last time and the battle has moved on to the small town of Sorok which guards a ford crossing.Sorok viewed from the German end- this has t…

Essex Warriors Club Day 3rd September

Posted on September 5th, 2017 under Posted by

Well, as Martin turned up with his Thirty Years War stuff, the “Plan B” Black Powder Napoleonic game was shelved as some of the lads wanted a Pike & Shotte game.As I had a wedding to go to in the afternoon, I opted out of playing any games just con…

Essex Warriors Club Day 3rd September

Posted on September 5th, 2017 under Posted by

Well, as Martin turned up with his Thirty Years War stuff, the “Plan B” Black Powder Napoleonic game was shelved as some of the lads wanted a Pike & Shotte game.As I had a wedding to go to in the afternoon, I opted out of playing any games just con…

The Battle of Springfield 23rd June 1780

Posted on September 2nd, 2017 under Posted by

Steve and I fought this AWI battle on Thursday at my place, using Black Powder rules and the Rebellion supplement.The British C-in-C was Lt. General Wilhelm Kynphausen with six brigades : Hessian Jaegers & 2 troops of 17th Light Dragoons under Colo…

The Battle of Springfield 23rd June 1780

Posted on September 2nd, 2017 under Posted by

Steve and I fought this AWI battle on Thursday at my place, using Black Powder rules and the Rebellion supplement.The British C-in-C was Lt. General Wilhelm Kynphausen with six brigades : Hessian Jaegers & 2 troops of 17th Light Dragoons under Colo…

Retreat to Ranville

Posted on August 21st, 2017 under Posted by

We managed to fight two scenarios out of the Von Luck campaign today.The first one is in open farm land and the British are defending this end of the table. Jump off points are in position here after tyne Patrol Phase which marked out “no mans land”Wit…

Retreat to Ranville

Posted on August 21st, 2017 under Posted by

We managed to fight two scenarios out of the Von Luck campaign today.The first one is in open farm land and the British are defending this end of the table. Jump off points are in position here after tyne Patrol Phase which marked out “no mans land”Wit…

The Paras Have Landed !

Posted on August 20th, 2017 under Posted by

Tomorrow, Ian and I kick off the Too Fat Lardies “Von Luck” mini campaign for Chain of Command.Amid much confusion, with units scattered across the countryside, impromptu Para HQs are established to try and make sense of their situationSend out patrols…

The Paras Have Landed !

Posted on August 20th, 2017 under Posted by

Tomorrow, Ian and I kick off the Too Fat Lardies “Von Luck” mini campaign for Chain of Command.Amid much confusion, with units scattered across the countryside, impromptu Para HQs are established to try and make sense of their situationSend out patrols…

AK47 Africa – Part 3

Posted on August 17th, 2017 under Posted by

Well, some more progress has been made with the Popular Front MilitiaHere’s the force so farFoot and MG armed Toyota Technicals added to the armour previously shownDo like those Technicals – seen a few of those in my time in Africa !More troops should …

AK47 Africa – Part 3

Posted on August 17th, 2017 under Posted by

Well, some more progress has been made with the Popular Front MilitiaHere’s the force so farFoot and MG armed Toyota Technicals added to the armour previously shownDo like those Technicals – seen a few of those in my time in Africa !More troops should …