Posts Tagged ‘15mm’

Longstreet lessons: Cavalry charges don’t work so well…

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

Bruce and I played the fourth game of our nine-game Longstreet campaign this week, with the south being the attacker. We rolled the same scenario (attacker sneaks up on the defender thus the firing lines are blocked by standing crops. We’ve decided not…

Crusades update

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

Now then,I got these two bases done a little while ago for my Crusades army for Impetus. I have rebased the 2 command stands that I made up for Hail Caesar as ive decided that Impetus is the game that ill be playing.Here is King Richard, based as Crusa…

Rebel Minis release the Widowmaker

Posted on June 26th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Rebel Minis, a company that I talk about quite a bit, has a new release this week that looks perfect for 15mm mechs.  The Earth Force Widowmaker.  These are being released as 28mm battle suits, but look to be well sized as light/medium mechs for 15mm…

Even more Longstreet!

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

Bruce and I continued our Longstreet campaign on Monday night. This was a meeting engagement and we each had objectives to protect. The picture below is pretty much the start lines. I hoped to draw Bruce’s cavalry onto my guns (on the right) but then g…

More Longstreet

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

Bruce and I played a second game of Longstreet last week. The south was again defending and forced to set up inside the white zone to protect an objective marker. My plan was to rush my cavalry forward on the right and set up in the trees while infantr…

On the Workbench – Week 25

Posted on June 14th, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Another eclectic, but productive mix over the weekend with miniatures from Battlefront, 4Ground, Fantasy Flight and even some very old 1st edition Epic from Games Workshop. I don’t often get a chance to put in a serious hobby-session over the course of a weekend, but as it was the ’24 Heures du …

Mitchell’s Marauders Assembled

Posted on June 14th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

I finally completed the assembly of my Mitchell’s Marauders set from Battlefront.  This phase of the project took a little longer than expected for a couple of reasons.  One is the fact that the British 18lb guns in this set a are very delica…

Huey “Hog”

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

As I alluded to in an earlier post, I’ve recently dipped a toe into the whole Vietnam Conflict for Flames of War, or “Call of Duty” as they refer to the book. For the US side of the conflict I decided to base my forces on the Air Cavalry list …

Gaming: Longstreet

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

Back from Ottawa to find Bruce has rebased his 5mm ACW armies for Longstreet, Sam Mustafa’s new rules. Simple rules (or so I thought). Bruce did most of the pre-game and the basics of the campaign are you follow a brigade through 9 battles.I was the de…

Rapid Fire Soviets vs SS first game

Posted on June 9th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Now then,Myself and Stuart had our first test game of Rapid Fire last week, it pitted 2 soviet rifle Battalions supported by a few anti tank guns with 4 T34/75’s in reserve against an Armoured SS Pz Grenadier Battalion, supported by an assault gun comp…

First Game of Lion Rampant

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

Most of the wargaming stuff is already packed up in boxed for the big house move, but last weekend we nevertheless managed to have a first game of Lion Rampant. K. took El Cid and his retinue while I played the Almoravids. I put together two retinues based on what looked plausible to me and without … Continue reading First Game of Lion Rampant

Joining the Rampage

Posted on May 29th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

We are in the process of preparing a major house move, so don’t expect many battle reports in the next weeks. There may be one exception, however. After reading lots of great reviews, I finally caved in and ordered a copy of Lion Rampant from Annie at Bad Squiddo Games. I’ve read it and it … Continue reading Joining the Rampage

Rapid Fire Soviet Rifle Regiment

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

Now then,Since ive moved back to the UK ive been fortunate enough to meet up a few times with a group of gamers in the area, and although ive previously banged on about firstly bolt action then Battlegroup Kursk, the lads are really into Rapid fire. So…

The Reason Why…

Posted on May 23rd, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Hoi,This post is all about putting ghosts to rest. There are quite a lot of historic periods in which I have an avid interest but do not represent in miniature. The best examples are Ancients, WW2, Medieval Times and modern times. A “smaller” period of…

Building a Murray Semaphore

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

The British expedition sailing to St Domingue in 1795 brought not only more than 18.000 men, but also twenty-four modular two storey timber block houses as well as the latest invention in communication technology: a semaphore. This was almost certainly a Murray semaphore. Its inventor, Lord George Murray, had been inspired by news of the … Continue reading Building a Murray Semaphore

Grinning Skull Miniatures new releases: Chukk warriors!

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

Heres today’s other release from Grinning Skull Miniatures over at Alternative Armies, the Chukk, mutant chicken (and Dodo of course) warriors of the League of Anthracks! Ever wished you could field an entire army of chicken men muties? Well, now you can, with this new release! Astound your opponents, crush your enemies and leave them […]

Grinning skull Miniatures new Release: Baahl Auxillary troopers

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

Time for another of this months miniature releases from the Grinning Skull Miniatures range at Alternative Armies. The Baahl Auxillary troopers, available in singles or at a 10% discount if you buy a squad of 10 (Normally £10, now £9!) These little goatkin warriors are great for use in 15, 20, and 28mm, or whatever […]

Grinning Skull Miniatures release: The Oggborg

Posted on May 19th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Another week, another Grinning Skull release over at Alternative Armies! This time we’ve got the oggborg and oggbot, enhanced cybered up oggum war vets.  Oggborgs (also known as Cybogs) are battle worn veterans of serious conflict. When an Oggum trooper survives greivous injury, they are sometimes fixed and augmented with crude cybernetic technology of Oggum […]

Furniture in 15mm

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

To enliven my gaming table a bit I thought about adding some miniature furniture. Nothing fancy, a couple of tables and chairs in order to make nice objectives for skirmish games. However, it proved quite difficult to find manufacturers which produce that kind of stuff. While there is lots of furniture for 28mm out there, … Continue reading Furniture in 15mm

Grinning Skull Miniatures new releases!! The Kize!

Posted on May 8th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s May, and time from the first of the latest releases from Grinning Skull Miniatures, The Kize Delta squad. This set further expands on the Kize race from the previous GS range, the Kize Soldier GRN02 As I mentioned, the Kize are just the first of this monhs new grinning Skull releases, watch out for […]

Viking Warrior Women

Posted on May 8th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

“There were once women in Denmark who dressed themselves to look like men and spent almost every minute cultivating soldier’s skills; they did not want the sinews of their valour to lose tautness and be infected by self-indulgence.” – Saxo Grammaticus, History of the Danes, around 1200 Old Norse sagas and chronicles are full of … Continue reading Viking Warrior Women

The Order of St John

Posted on May 6th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Now then,I have actually done some painting, for the first time in months!I have painted up an additional unit of Hospitaller Knights for my Crusades Impetus army, and while I was at it I re-did the flag on the original one to match,  the old one …

German Objective Markers for Flames of War

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

Just a quick update.  For a while I have been working on late war German projects for flames of war and I decided I needed to get some objective markers done to these armies.  These two are the Barkmann mechanic marker and the Michael Wittman…

From Tet to Tobruk

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

It was a short working week last week with the Bank Holiday, which meant a little more hobby time than I’d normally be able to cram in. As a result something of an eclectic mix traded places on the painting station as I worked through some of the loot from Salute …

From Tet to Tobruk

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

It was a short working week last week with the Bank Holiday, which meant a little more hobby time than I’d normally be able to cram in. As a result something of an eclectic mix traded places on the painting station as I worked through some of the loot from Salute 2015 and cracked on with […]