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White Dragon Miniatures – Battlefield Clutter

Posted on July 21st, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Back in the Spring we were fortunate to win the Hammerhead prize draw for those clubs putting on games, it was late in the day but I had been eyeing up the defences and barricades from White Dragon Miniatures all day. The Combat Zone game from a few we…

Fantasy Old and New.

Posted on July 15th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

It’s been a strange couple of weeks, I had great plans to crack on with some extra’s for the Haiti project but the hot weather has made that rather difficult, with the paint drying before it had barely touched the figures.. so a chance to go adventurin…

Half a million views….

Posted on July 7th, 2018 under . Posted by

Well that one almost passed me by and almost 7 years to the day…Wow….. who would have thought our hobby could be of interest to so many people, thanks to all that have stopped by over the years and taken the time to comment.When I started the blog …

Combat Zone… Dusting off a classic

Posted on July 1st, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Whilst having a clear out of old rule sets I came across these from the early 90’s.Back then I had quite a collection of Bikers, Gangers and SWAT teams, most of which went off to e-bay many years ago, but I kept the rules just in case… Combat Zone wa…

Ghost Archipelago – Fishing for treasure

Posted on June 29th, 2018 under , . Posted by

All this hot weather so why not cool off with a few hours painting some flotsam, I picked these up at (not) Derby last year and with the next Ghost Archipelago game planned thought they would be perfect for the next water bound encounter.Made by Iron G…

Uncharted Seas – Dwarf vs Orc

Posted on June 23rd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

The curse of newly painted figures strikes again…Having rushed the new fleet into action and with a shiny new Flagship I was feeling pretty confident for last Sunday’s Uncharted Seas encounter. We pointed up the ships in our various fleets and the Or…

Uncharted Seas….. Back from the depths…

Posted on June 17th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

These have been in the back of the cupboard for so long that they have been completely redesigned by Warcradle Studios when they acquired the rights from Spartan Games. Still it’s nice to get this lot finished and be available for gaming even if they o…

Saturday paint desk – More from the cupboard of shame.

Posted on June 16th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Next time I travel to a wargames show I am going on my own…. :-)You know what’s it like when you get to a certain age you start to talk about gaming systems of the past and fun encounters, you all admit ‘I still have some of those’ and so it begins.I…

The Pearl of the Antilles – Haitian Revolution AAR #4 Ambush

Posted on June 10th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

It’s been 6 months since the last outing, but slowly I have been reinforcing the numbers within the Haiti project to the point where I could field forces for at least two factions.This scenario takes us back to the very begining of the conflict and a…

Plantation Workers and ACW Reinforcements.

Posted on June 9th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Having been shamed by the last weeks bridge I started hunt a little deeper in the cupboard of shame and figured over the coming months I would work my way through this excess metal and resin completing some of those items which were brought for a purpo…

Ghost Archipelago – Rope Bridge and Swamps.

Posted on June 3rd, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

After a bit of a clear out in the man cave, I came across several items tucked away in the cupboard of shame, odds and ends from long gone projects, loose change purchases from shows, because you have to buy something right?Or simply ideas that jus…

Ghost Archipelago – #3 Crustacean Graveyard.

Posted on May 28th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Back in the 80’s when I was at school, Giant Rats, Slugs and Crabs were all the rage, all craving human flesh….. A bunch of us used to seek out these cheap paper backs and swap them every Friday in the play ground… A firm favourite of mine was Guy …

Cornered Wolf – Rule review and 1st outing.

Posted on May 25th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Sunday night and with the smell of varnish hanging heavy in the air saw the first outing for the Cornered Wolf Rules. It’s fair to say they are somewhat bloody. The table represents the outskirts of a Chechen town where farm land starts to give wa…

15mm Russian Buildings – The Weekend Challenge.

Posted on May 20th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Having set myself the challenge over the weekend of finishing the Ironclad buildings that have been languishing in the cupboard of shame for a number of years, I am please to confirm mission accomplished….The pic’s are a little iffy as I am trying ou…

Battlefield in a Box Oil Tanks – The weekend challenge.

Posted on May 19th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Having set myself the challenge last weekend to finish the Russian buildings in time for Sunday’s game, I managed to get off to a pretty good start, much of the prep has been done over the evenings this week, with filler and sand covering done, which s…

Back to the Chechen Wars…

Posted on May 13th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

I had planned on finishing off the plantation figures for the Haiti project, but last weeks Russian Front outing reminded me that I had several buildings hidden away in the garage waiting for that spark that moves them up the painting queue… The need…

Battlegroup Play Test.

Posted on May 12th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Sunday night saw the Wyverns give Battlegroup a run through.Flicking through the vehicle stats for frontal and side armour took me back to my early days and WRG’s 1925 – 1950 rules.Over the years I have tried most of the rules on the market, Battlegrou…

Ghost Archipelago – Heritor and Storm Warden..

Posted on May 6th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

A few hours to quickly push a few figures off the production line. These have been knocking around since the Nickstarter several months back. The Heritor will blend in well with the eastern crewmen, whilst I figured the Storm Warden would complime…

Hammerhead 2018 – Flash Gordon

Posted on April 29th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Back from Hammerhead what is perhaps the best show on the circuit.We opted for something a little easier to pick up and play largely due to the boot being filled with stuff for the table sale.A simple four way fight between Flash, Vultan, Ming and the …

Haiti Insurgent Command

Posted on April 22nd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Two posts in two days that’s not happened for a while it must be the warm weather.After several weeks I finally managed to push these off the production line for the Haiti project.I wanted to create a body of troops that had a hint of military gear abo…

Saturday morning round up.

Posted on April 21st, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Somewhat late in posting I thought I would kick off the Saturday morning update with the Salute Loot. Rather restrained this year, but there seemed little point in adding to the lead pile when painting time has been so thin lately, however some good ad…

Salute 2018 – The Battle fo Varna 1444.

Posted on April 15th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Great day at Salute yesterday, the 4.00am alarm call was a bit of a shock but the roads were pretty clear even if the dreaded Sat Nav figured central London would be a good idea.We arrived with plenty of time to set up, good job given how many Ottoman’…

Dragon Rampant Chinese Style.

Posted on April 8th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Mid-week gaming is back…Gaming has been a little thin on the ground of late, what with the weather and a job which seems to have crept into game time despite the fact that I have cut my travel by over 3 hours a day.Sometimes you just have to throw do…

Haitian project – Shock Markers

Posted on April 2nd, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

It seems like ages since something came off the painting production line, so I thought I would ease myself back into with some additional shock markers for the insurgent forces in Haiti. They are from Foundry’s Darkest Africa range, but will do the tri…

The rescue of Madame Biquette – Yet another desert outing….

Posted on March 24th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

With the mini-beast from the East blowing outside last Sunday, a chance to move to warmer climate for a few hours.The Emir had taken a number of ladies captive and was holed up in the compound at the end of town, Claude Canard was attached to the rescu…