Last 15 posts from wargames and walking

Battle of Britain board game -first game

Posted on November 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

If you have read my earlier posts about the disgusting kickstarter run by plasticsoldier company you will not be surprised that things have got worse ,the non exsitant quality control used on this game continues as anumber of errors in the rule book ha…

Cheap Acrylic Paints

Posted on November 4th, 2017 under . Posted by

Called in at the Range today and always on the look out for cheap supplies saw a range of Acrylic paint so bought four and just tried them they are very good ,I have used them on top of Vallejo and then used a army painter ink wash on top with no issues , not a massive range but at £1.25 for a 59ml bottle ( the vallejo size bottle is 17ml ) you make quite a saving on your basic colours .well worth a look

AVP

Posted on November 1st, 2017 under . Posted by

Another game of AVP ,really great fun with the tension high till thelast turn ,brilliant fun but tactical and easy to pick up great club game .ooops 

AVP

Posted on November 1st, 2017 under . Posted by

Another game of AVP ,really great fun with the tension high till thelast turn ,brilliant fun but tactical and easy to pick up great club game .ooops 

Fiasco Leeds – wargames shows getting worse ?

Posted on October 29th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

It is my mates birthday so thought we would go to Fiasco in Leeds ,never been to Fiasco since it moved to this venue and had a wallet full of money and wanted to pick up some bits and pieces plus get some of those dreaded impulse buys .Arrived 15 minut…

Fiasco Leeds – wargames shows getting worse ?

Posted on October 29th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

It is my mates birthday so thought we would go to Fiasco in Leeds ,never been to Fiasco since it moved to this venue and had a wallet full of money and wanted to pick up some bits and pieces plus get some of those dreaded impulse buys .Arrived 15 minut…

Battle of Britain Board Game Kickstarter —the ongoing saga

Posted on October 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

As mentioned in an earlier post regarding kick starters I was ann

oyed about ongoing poor service and communication regarding the plastic soldier companies battle of britaion game . I backed this last year and also paid for some add ons for the updated game including plastic aircraft rather than the old style counters ,the game was due to be delivered in Febuary 2017 . Everything looked great it was fully funded in 5 hours and the target of £1,000 was passed and waas only afew pounds short of £91,000 ,it sort of went down hill from here .In Feb this year we recieved a up date saying it would take alittle longer ,no issues with this it happens ,in march we had a update saying its getting there ?. May brought a nearly there message and the promise of a complete plane decal as sorry for delay offering ,I was not too impressed as 1 decal for 20 +models meant having to buy more to match them up ,later in may we got the offer to purchase more extras for the game that was alread late ,I declined .June another nearly done message ,then another saying late August delivery .August yippee its ready to ship ,then anotther message headed GRRRR DELAYS ,it appears every one in the world is against this being shipped on time ???. September brings we need to repackage before it can be shipped . Late September its again ready to ship..October and some issues ,the all over decal that was free for us being messed about was not available so tough luck really and the croupier sticks that were included in the game were not coming either but these would be replaced with a 1/144 scale model sent at random ? no idea why as the other models in the set are 1/300th ,I guess there was apile of unselling zvesda 1/144th kit stuck in the back of the warehouse .October 16th after the first boxes were being delivered we had a sorry the plastic planes are crap and all deformed but stick em in boiling water and then bend them it will all be ok ,oh and the decals we paid extra for are rubbish as well ? the next day after a few disgruntled comments on kick starter a message appeared saying that “they were going to bite the bullit and have more aircraft made for us and we could keep the crap ones at no charge .So the quality aircraft we were promised and paid for (including the extra ones) were being made to the standard promised and would be sent to us as soon as produced which would be roughly March 2018 over ayear late . As you can tell im not happy , I appear to be alone in this as people are posting on face book how nice it is for them to admit they got it wrong and were sending us extra planes , personally I think if the original claims did not mention quality this would be ok and if delays had not been blamed on checks etc it would all sit right with me ,maybe Im just an old grump expecting too much for my hard earned cash but not having what I Paid for until next march (or later ) is really pi****g me off . 
The box is nice ,colourful and sturdy

Nice looking rule book

well laid out and clear to read

the counters are nice and colourful but the display boards are very thin card 

very nice board

cards look good but the dice seem slightly mis shaped and do not roll right

deformed cheap looking aircraft

more of the same

really awful obviuosly no quality control involved here 

the decals are really weird they are raised up and blobby like cheap sticker 

Battle of Britain Board Game Kickstarter —the ongoing saga

Posted on October 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

As mentioned in an earlier post regarding kick starters I was ann

oyed about ongoing poor service and communication regarding the plastic soldier companies battle of britaion game . I backed this last year and also paid for some add ons for the updated game including plastic aircraft rather than the old style counters ,the game was due to be delivered in Febuary 2017 . Everything looked great it was fully funded in 5 hours and the target of £1,000 was passed and waas only afew pounds short of £91,000 ,it sort of went down hill from here .In Feb this year we recieved a up date saying it would take alittle longer ,no issues with this it happens ,in march we had a update saying its getting there ?. May brought a nearly there message and the promise of a complete plane decal as sorry for delay offering ,I was not too impressed as 1 decal for 20 +models meant having to buy more to match them up ,later in may we got the offer to purchase more extras for the game that was alread late ,I declined .June another nearly done message ,then another saying late August delivery .August yippee its ready to ship ,then anotther message headed GRRRR DELAYS ,it appears every one in the world is against this being shipped on time ???. September brings we need to repackage before it can be shipped . Late September its again ready to ship..October and some issues ,the all over decal that was free for us being messed about was not available so tough luck really and the croupier sticks that were included in the game were not coming either but these would be replaced with a 1/144 scale model sent at random ? no idea why as the other models in the set are 1/300th ,I guess there was apile of unselling zvesda 1/144th kit stuck in the back of the warehouse .October 16th after the first boxes were being delivered we had a sorry the plastic planes are crap and all deformed but stick em in boiling water and then bend them it will all be ok ,oh and the decals we paid extra for are rubbish as well ? the next day after a few disgruntled comments on kick starter a message appeared saying that “they were going to bite the bullit and have more aircraft made for us and we could keep the crap ones at no charge .So the quality aircraft we were promised and paid for (including the extra ones) were being made to the standard promised and would be sent to us as soon as produced which would be roughly March 2018 over ayear late . As you can tell im not happy , I appear to be alone in this as people are posting on face book how nice it is for them to admit they got it wrong and were sending us extra planes , personally I think if the original claims did not mention quality this would be ok and if delays had not been blamed on checks etc it would all sit right with me ,maybe Im just an old grump expecting too much for my hard earned cash but not having what I Paid for until next march (or later ) is really pi****g me off . 
The box is nice ,colourful and sturdy

Nice looking rule book

well laid out and clear to read

the counters are nice and colourful but the display boards are very thin card 

very nice board

cards look good but the dice seem slightly mis shaped and do not roll right

deformed cheap looking aircraft

more of the same

really awful obviuosly no quality control involved here 

the decals are really weird they are raised up and blobby like cheap sticker 

Sheffield Wargames Society Bring and Buy

Posted on October 23rd, 2017 under . Posted by

Sheffield Wargames Society is holding a bring and buy day as part of it’s meeting on Wednesday 25th October 2017 from 7.00pm at Woodseats Working Men’s Club, The Dale, Sheffield, S8 0PS.
 
Visitors from other groups in the area would be most welcome.
 
For those who want to sell six foot tables are available for £5 (SWS members pay £1 but are asked to contribute an additional 10% of their takings).
 
Goods should be labelled clearly with details of price and vendor. Sellers may either man their table or rely on the honesty of purchasers.
 
GOODS ARE LEFT AT THE OWNER’S RISK, AND NEITHER SHEFFIELD WARGAMES SOCIETY OR WOODSEATS WMC ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGE SUFFERED.

Sheffield Wargames Society Bring and Buy

Posted on October 23rd, 2017 under . Posted by

Sheffield Wargames Society is holding a bring and buy day as part of it’s meeting on Wednesday 25th October 2017 from 7.00pm at Woodseats Working Men’s Club, The Dale, Sheffield, S8 0PS.
 
Visitors from other groups in the area would be most welcome.
 
For those who want to sell six foot tables are available for £5 (SWS members pay £1 but are asked to contribute an additional 10% of their takings).
 
Goods should be labelled clearly with details of price and vendor. Sellers may either man their table or rely on the honesty of purchasers.
 
GOODS ARE LEFT AT THE OWNER’S RISK, AND NEITHER SHEFFIELD WARGAMES SOCIETY OR WOODSEATS WMC ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGE SUFFERED.

Alien v Predator

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under . Posted by

My first night at sheffield wargames society for 3 weeks and played Johns Alien v Predator game , really quick fun game ,card driven which keeps the tension high ,enjoyed it and will play again .

Alien v Predator

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under . Posted by

My first night at sheffield wargames society for 3 weeks and played Johns Alien v Predator game , really quick fun game ,card driven which keeps the tension high ,enjoyed it and will play again .

When Bond ,met Blofeld & nik nak backed up by some Aussies with a frog while being watched by Harley ,joker and the cosplay gang ….

Posted on October 7th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Ok I wasnt sure what to put in the title “my latest painting “sounded dull , Ive been off work ill so picked up my brushes and got to work a mixed bag of stuff and finished a healthy amount ,some Australian infantry with a matilda frog and Bull Allen ,…

When Bond ,met Blofeld & nik nak backed up by some Aussies with a frog while being watched by Harley ,joker and the cosplay gang ….

Posted on October 7th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Ok I wasnt sure what to put in the title “my latest painting “sounded dull , Ive been off work ill so picked up my brushes and got to work a mixed bag of stuff and finished a healthy amount ,some Australian infantry with a matilda frog and Bull Allen ,…

7TV box set reprint

Posted on September 30th, 2017 under . Posted by

The amazing 7TV starter set is being reprinted and the there are special offers available so you can get off to a great start   http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/Theres aspecial price on the game but ann amazing deal on the box set and 2 starter ca…