Posts Tagged ‘15mm’

RP No 165 Napoleonic, Hanavarion – Prince Regent’s Hussars

Posted on March 24th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

This unit was my 3rd entry into the Challenge apart from all the Bonus rounds of course, which is  not that good for the ol’ lead pile!! The figures are for Postie to add to his massive 15mm Napoleonic collection.They are the final unit he needed …

15mm Space Orc Army: the mob so far…

Posted on March 22nd, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Well, I thought I might a well share my progress on my 15mm space orc mob thats finished so far. I still need to get lots more done yet, more mobs of boys including my own lot (from CP models) as well as some GZG ones, more Ogryns, squigs, dreds and vehicles. They’ve ended up […]

The Battle of Kadikioi, 1855 – A Crimean War batrep

Posted on March 22nd, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

 A couple of Sundays ago, some of the Rejects and a guest got together for a Crimean War battle. The guest was Mike Sayce, you may recall his name from the mag Miniature Wargames with Battlegames were Mike has written several articles on those har…

Ronin Campaign 3 – Defence

Posted on March 21st, 2015 under , . Posted by

The third scenario in the Ronin mini-campaign was the Defence scenario. One side defends an objective, while the other side tries to take it. The rules state that the attacker gets twice as many points as the defender for the standard scenario, but it …

Romans, Thracians… It’s all Greek to me: 15mm Ancients

Posted on March 21st, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

First of all, even though I didn’t do much during the challenge, a huge thanks to Curt for organizing this. I had misjudged the amount of work I had to do with my new job, and sadly never found enough time to paint.Anyway,&nb…

Double Duty, Part Two: Gundams That Don’t Look Like Gundams

Posted on March 20th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

This is a continuation of my Double Duty series, using models and figures from other sources that can still pass as 15mm/1-100th scale.Here’s the link to Part One.I love Gundam models from Bandai.  Chances are, if you’re a mechahead, you like t…

Great War Germans for Flames of War, Part 2

Posted on March 15th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Here is the next installment of my German WWI army for Flames of War.  This is the first of two infantry platoons.The complete platoonThe command team build as an SMG team.Two MG teams.The optional rifle grenade team.With this it is time for a lit…

DBA 3.0

Posted on March 12th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Bruce picked up the new DBA 3.0 rules awhile back and offered to run a game. We started with French v English and Bruce managed to win both games!The first game looked good for me, bagging his general early on. But somehow I managed to get pounded in a…

Great War Germans for Flames of War, Part 1

Posted on March 11th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

One of the gaming goals for this year is to get Flames of War Great War on the table.  Last year I picked up the Blitz’s Battlegroup box set.  This is a really great deal and is a very solid core of an army for about $100 (cheaper online in p…

First run out with the new Kallistra Terrain

Posted on March 11th, 2015 under , . Posted by

We decided that we would have a fictional Jacobite Rebellion game as the inaugural run and test of the new terrain. Now while we use Black Powder as our rule set of choice we have substantially play tested and changed the movement mechanics and now our…

Back to the ‘Nam

Posted on March 10th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Interesting Vietnam gaming news on two fronts this week:

First up, Flashpoint Miniatures are getting close to releasing their new Vietnam rules which is great news.  I know Jimmi there has been working hard on them and having had some long chats with him about what he wanted to do with them, I’m excited!

Secondly, Battlefront is expanding their Vietnam range later this year with some lovely Brown Water Navy goodness.  Love ‘em or hate ‘em, their figs are nice and spur new www eye candy! See the news release below

This will also be reinforced with me starting a University elective on the Vietnam War shortly, everything from the French facing off against the Viet Minh to the Chinese expedition in early 1979 – excellent!  I’m looking forward to delving back into my Nam gaming collection when I eventually get home!  Thanks to Steve from Sound Officer’s Call for rekindling my interest with his eye candy!

From the Battlefront Website (http://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=4814)

Brown Water Navy
Brown Water Navy April sees us return to the jungle as we visit the Mekong Delta with the new Brown Water Navy book. This book cover the river fighting in the delta’s and allows you to fight a completely new style of Vietnam game. With a complete range of riverine boats to choose, from the little PBR’s to the big CCB Monitors these boats give your US forces the ability to assault the river banks and carve their way into the jungle. Never one to make it easy for the US the VC have a few tricks up their sleeves making this environment a truly unique gaming theatre.
Brown Water Navy
Brown Water Navy Brown Water Navy
Brown Water Navy
You will be seeing a complete range of models and terrain as well as delta river mats (2’x4’ ) that come in a set that can be swapped around to give you a variety of a full 6’x4’ delta system.

The Battle of Kadikiai 1855

Posted on March 10th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

On Sunday the Rejects got together for a 15mm Crimean War battle that pitted the skill of an Anglo French army against the Russian bear. This game we invited a guest, Mike Sayce of The Words of Subedai probably best known for his regular contribut…

Zululand in 15mm

Posted on March 7th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Some of the Friday night crew got together for a game the other week.15mm Colonial, Volley and Bayonet using our Zulus and British troops. The British were to escort a few wagons and some settlers to the safe side of the river. Located at the othe…

Ronin Campaign 2 – Capture

Posted on March 5th, 2015 under , . Posted by

This is the second game in our Ronin mini-campaign. You can read about the first here.The abbot’s body had been crucified and left in a wasteland for the birds to peck at as a warning to the monastery. Naturally the monks wanted to recover the body and…

Equipping the cabin with New Terrain

Posted on March 4th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Oh its been a hard month of no gaming as we decided to invest in a whole new look for the table at the cabin. Biting the bullet we gathered together all the terrain boards and scenery and stuck the whole lot on Ebay. As regular readers will know I do a…

15mm German Light Mechpanzer Spinne Platoon

Posted on March 4th, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

At Reveille, the Bristol show last year I spent a little time looking at the models and talking to the guys at Clockwork Goblin Miniatures about their great 15mm (and 28mm) alternative World War Two infantry, walkers and tanks, called War Without End. In the end I bought a single blister, a 15mm US Kodiak […]

Ronin Campaign 1 – The Skirmish

Posted on March 3rd, 2015 under , . Posted by

We began a Ronin mini-campaign last week. The campaign involves building a buntai (warband) and dividing it into three groups. Each group is assigned to one of three scenarios: skirmish (= encounter), capture and defence. After all three scenarios have…

By Fire and Sword – new players, new game. Ogniem i Mieczem – nowi gracze, nowa gra.

Posted on March 3rd, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

This game I was planned few weeks ago. I have invited few gamers, however some of them were not able to attend, but this not problem and still will be opportunity to have some game. All right, back to the game. For this one, played last Thursday I have invited Neal and Sandy. Sandy have a large collection of 15mm Osmans, so we decided to use it against my Poles. I was umpired the game, the same as commanded the Polish forces together with Neal, who will be building another Polish forces for this game – good new fo me!
Tą grę zaplanowałem już kilka tygodni temu. Zaprosiłem do niej kilka osób, niestety części z nich nie udało się wziąć w niej udziału, jednak nie jest to problemem, ponieważ na pewno nadarzy się jeszcze wiele okazji by spotkać się przy stole. Powracamy zatem do gry. Do tej rozegranej w ostatni czwartek zaprosiłem Sandiego i Neala. Sandy posiada dużą kolekcję Osmanów w skali 15mm i postanowiliśmy ich użyć przeciwko moim Polakom. Oprócz prowadzenia gry również dowodziłem polskimi oddziałami wspólnie z Nealem, który notabene będzie budował siły Rzeczpospolitej do tej gry – co mnie ogromnie cieszy!
SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Patrol fight.

UMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Bartek Żynda

SCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWC
MODELS&FIGURES/ MODELE I FIGURKI: Sandy Gilespie, Bartek Żynda

1. Forces. Siły.

POLES/POLACY
(Bartek Żynda, Neal)
Polish Skirmish forces (1667-76)

Colonel (4 orders)
Rotamaster (1 order)

Pancerni banner with rohatynas (3 bases)
Cossack style cavalry banner with rohatynas (3 bases)
2 x Cossack style cavalry banner (3 bases)
2 x Pancerni banner (3 bases)
2 x Dragoons banner (2 bases)
OSMANS/OSMANI
(Sandy Gilespie)
European Eyalet Skirmish forces

Sanjakbey (3 orders)
Aga (1 order)

6 x Ala of European Sipahi (3 bases)
Segbani (10 bases)
2 x Jemat beshli (3 bases)
Jemat gönüllü (3 bases)

2. The game. Gra.


Because our forces have similar points in strength and recce, we have played the Patrol Fight scenario. Quickly I realised the mistake in my list. I should not replacing Cossacks style cavalry on Dragoons, as the first one would be much better in this kind of battle, The infantry was useless in this game, as it was in majority the cavalry battle. Very quickly I have realised the true strength of the Osman cavalry and specially the European Sipahi and their long spears!!! Because of them my attack has been stopped and repulsed and then new units charged on me, crushing them very easily. Besides of the spears and armour, Sandy had magnificent dice rolling too. Our game finished after 5 turns with Osman strategic victory. Both gentlemen we are happy from the game and its mechanic, so more games to come in the future!
Ponieważ nasze siły były porównywalne w punktach siły i zwiadu, rozgrywaliśmy Walkę Patroli. Dość szybko zdałem sobie sprawę z mojej błędnej listy. Nie powinienem zamieniać jazdy kozackiej na dragonów, ponieważ ci pierwsi byli by lepsi w tego rodzaju bitwie. Piechota była bezużyteczna w tej grze, ponieważ w większości była to bitwa kawaleryjska. Dość szybko przekonałem się tez o  prawdziwej sile osmańskiej kawalerii, szczególnie europejskich sipahów i ich kopiach!!! Ze względu na nich mój atak został zatrzymany i odparty i nowe oddziały zaszarżowały na mnie, miażdżąc mnie z łatwością. Oprócz kopii i pancerza,Sandy miał tez niesamowite rzuty kośćmi. Nasza gra skończyła się po 5 turach ze strategicznym zwycięstwem Osmanów. Obaj panowie byli zadowoleni z gry i jej mechaniki, więc spodziewajcie się następnych gier.

15mm US Grizzly Medium Walker

Posted on March 3rd, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

At Reveille, the Bristol show last year I spent a little time looking at the models and talking to the guys at Clockwork Goblin Miniatures about their great 15mm (and 28mm) alternative World War Two infantry, walkers and tanks, called War Without End. In the end I bought a single blister, a 15mm US Kodiak […]

New Rivers

Posted on March 1st, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Several years ago Battlefront released a set of river section with two bridges.  At the time I really wanted these rivers but I figured I have time to pick them up.  That was before I realized that BF terrain sets are all limited editions.&nb…

Double Duty: Making 28mm Work In 15mm, Part 1

Posted on February 28th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

The market for 15mm miniatures and models has exploded in the last few years.  That’s a good thing.But, we as gamers are hard to satisfy, and sometimes we look for alternate sources, alternate uses for things.  We tend to repurpose and approp…

Panther Comparison

Posted on February 20th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

I recently assembled a few Battlefront Panther A models and I thought you might find a little comparison post interesting.  Below are some pictures of the BF Panther compared to the Plastic Soldier Company (PSC) Panther.  The PSC model is bui…

Punic Wars Roman

Posted on February 20th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Two more units of my Punic Wars project…..This is a unit of Triarii, the most senior legionaries in the army.  In this period they were armed with thrusting spear not pilum. The cavalry or Equestrians, a small body of mounted men recruited …

February 17 club night

Posted on February 18th, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

We had about 18 players out at the club last night with lots of variety. In addition to two games of Warmachine, Scott put on a game of Bolt action WW2. Scott was on about the “VD launcher” several times–some sort of French daly war melee weapon?…

WIP Wednesday! Going big, and going tiny!

Posted on February 18th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So, this week’s WIP Wednesday has a little bit of everything- conversion, miniatures, BIG minatures, and miniminiatures.  Come on in at look around!First up, we have Ali’s mound of metal from last week.  She’s made some good progress, splitti…