Posts Tagged ‘25mm’

Unexpected Reinforcements

Posted on March 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In late October of 2016, a package arrived on my doorstep. It was a cookie tin, the classical war gamer storage container of choice. In that cookie tin was “some colonials you might be able to use with your VSF” an unexpected and very generous gift fro…

AHPC VII Donnybrook – Drums along the Ohio – Woodland Indians

Posted on March 17th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Another entry into the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge, as you may well know I’m trying to paint up some Woodland Indians for my Donnybrook shenanigans. Being as I’m using these for the late 1600’s, not the French Indian Wars of the 1750’s, I wante…

AHPC Bonus Round Film Characters – Inglorious Rejects

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

Curt bamboozeled all entrants of the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge this year with his last bonus round. “A Character(s) and/or Scene from a Movie, TV Program, Book or Piece of Music”, but the little twist was you have to partner up and …

AHPC VII Bonus Round "West" John West II

Posted on February 25th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Another entry into the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. This is my entry into the WestBonus round. I thought I’d follow on from the East bonus round and pick a name from history andfit it into my Donnybrook project. There were a few West’s to choos…

AHPC VII Donnybrook – Woodland Indians with Muskets

Posted on February 15th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Can’t believe that this is Don’t throw a 1’s 600th post!And for post 600, what better to have than 12 Perry Miniatures WoodlandIndians with muskets!They were my 7th entry into the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge earning me 60 points, pushing m…

AHPC VII Donnybrook Pioneers/Sapper

Posted on February 10th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

For my 6th entry into the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge, you’ll all be
surprised that I’ve gone all Donnybrook again??


I’ve been beavering away getting some Pioneers or Sappers or just plain workmen painted up.

The first 6 figures plus equipment are not Nine Years War figures (Shock Horror!)
They are infact a lovely ECW set from Bicorne Miniatures, that’ll cost you only £8
to buy unpainted. I’ve painted them up in a variety of colours, so they could be for
either side in my Donnybrook skirmish games.

The second set of 10 figures are from Reiver Castings, they are painted up with the green 
troos and stocking for Kirke’s regt. But once again could be used for any side during the war.
They could even be added to a Civilian Mob, or added to other troops to make a Rebel unit for Sedgemoor.

Lastly, are 3 figures and some equipment from Dixon Miniatures.
The Engineer from a previous entry is also included in this pack.
And here they all are in a group shot.
19 figures, 2 wheelbarrows, 2 barrels, piles of wood and a discarded coat…….
 Miles my Monday Minion gave me 100 points for this collection giving me a grand
total of 290 points, lifting me up the charts to 52 place!

I’ve added the Pioneer Engineer in this pic, he was entered into the Challenge last month
and is included in the pack from Dixon.

AHPC VII Terrain Home Bonus – Protect our village

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

Another difficult bonus round for the 7th Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.”Terrain Home”After a few days pondering I came up with this “Protect our village”I had quite a few Militia type figures, armed with farm weapons and lots of scenery bits and…

The Battle of Kirchdorf 1809, A Napoleonic Batrep

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

Finally, I played my first game of the 2017!For a change it wasn’t Postie reffing the game nor were they his figures. Ian’s been collecting his 25mm Napoleonics for quite a few years now and this was only their second ever outing. And the last game Ian…

AHPC VII Bonus Round "East" John Easton

Posted on January 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Entry number 4 into the Challenge and its Bonus round again.
This time the Bonus word is “East”. And once again our leader Curt had me stumped!
I don’t have any Eastern figures, apart from a few Dark Age Rus, so I had to think of something else. A quick trawl in a few books and I came up with a few suggestions. I settled on a chap called John Easton, you can read about him below if you wanna!
The figure used is a Crusader Miniature, which I bought on Ebay,
I decided on a rather subdued paintjob, Easton was a Quaker and looking at
period paintings Quakers seemed to where black. greys or browns.
Check out the link to the Challenge and if you have a mind to, place a vote for your favorite entries.

John Easton (1624–1705) was a political leader in the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, devoting decades to public service before eventually becoming governor of the colony. Born in Hampshire, England, he sailed to New England with his widowed father and older brother, settling in Ipswich and Newbury in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. As a supporter of the dissident ministers John Wheelwright and Anne Hutchinson during the Antinomian Controversy, his father was exiled, and settled in Portsmouth on Aquidneck Island (later called Rhode Island) with many other Hutchinson supporters. Here there was discord among the leaders of the settlement, and his father followed William Coddington to the south end of the island where they established the town of Newport. The younger Easton remained in Newport the remainder of his life, where he became involved in civil affairs before the age of 30.

Ultimately serving more than four decades in the public service of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Easton began as an Attorney General for the island towns of Portsmouth and Newport, soon fulfilling the same role for the entire colony. To this line of service he added positions as Commissioner, Deputy, and Assistant, for many years serving simultaneously in multiple roles. In 1674 he was elected to the office of deputy governor of the colony, serving for two years, with a part of his tenure being during King Philip’s War, about which he published a written treatise.

Easton was replaced in 1676 during King Philip’s War with the militarily experienced John Cranston. In 1675 he wrote an account of the Indian war entitled, “A True Relation of what I know & of Reports & my Understanding concerning the Beginning & Progress of the War now between the English and the Indians.” The following year he was a member of a Court Martial at Newport for the trial of certain Indians charged with complicity in King Philip’s designs.

Following the overthrow of the Edmund Andros governorship under the Dominion of New England, Easton was elected as governor of the colony for five consecutive years. While in office his biggest concerns were funding the ongoing war that England was fighting with France, and dealing with the disruptive French privateers. Other issues during his tenure included a smallpox epidemic in Newport, charter issues having to do with Rhode Island’s militia serving in other colonies, and the ongoing border line disputes with the neighboring colonies.

The period of time from 1676 to 1681 was one of the few periods when Easton did not serve in a public capacity.[7] Throughout the 1680s he was an Assistant, and in January 1690, following the three-year rule of Edmund Andros over all the New England colonies, he was one of the Assistants who wrote a letter to the new English monarchs, William and Mary, congratulating them on their accession to the throne, and informing them that Andros had been seized in Rhode Island, and returned to the Massachusetts Colony for confinement.[7]

War with France

King William’s War involved the New England colonies, and subjected them to the exploits of French privateers.

The governor, deputy governor and assistants were exempted from paying any colony tax because of the expenses they incurred in attending to their official duties and the fact that they received no salaries. Easton held the governorship for a period of five years, during which period, England and her allies were engaged in the Nine Years War with France, and the New England colonists were left to deal with this war in North America, known as King William’s War. Letters from other colonies came to Rhode Island asking for troops to aide in their efforts, and the reply was usually that the Rhode Island colony had a very exposed condition, and required its men to stay at home. Nevertheless, In October 1690 the General Assembly agreed to raise 300 pounds for the prosecution of the war. The colony now had nine towns: Providence, Portsmouth, Newport, Warwick, Westerly, Jamestown, New Shoreham (Block Island), Kings Town, and East Greenwich, each town being taxed for its portion of the levy. Legislation was also applied to property appraisal, which in the past had been done by the “guess” method, and shipping was to be taxed, with all ships from other colonies being henceforth assessed a tax on cargoes unloaded at Newport.

While the war was a major burden upon the colonists, one bright spot occurred in July 1690. As the colonies were being continuously harassed by French privateers, an expedition consisting of two sloops and 90 men under the command of Captain Thomas Paine went out from Newport to attack the enemy. Paine approached five ships near Block Island, sent a few men ashore to prevent a French landing, then ran into shallow water to keep from being surrounded. A late afternoon engagement ensued, lasting until nightfall, when the French withdrew, losing about half their men to casualties, while Paine’s loss was one man killed and six wounded. The brilliant exploit of Paine inspired the people of the colony with a naval spirit; this was the first victory for Rhode Island on the open sea. French privateers, however, continued covering the seas, plundering the commerce of the colonists, and compelled a special session of the Assembly to adopt stringent measures for raising the tax levied but not yet collected.

AHPC VII. Entry 3 – Donnybrook – 25mm Woodland Indians

Posted on January 17th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

 “Concentrate on one thing at a time”………this is what I told myself in October, “Justpaint the French for Donnybrook in the Challenge”…..did I listen?Nope!So for my third entry into this years Challenge I’ve painted up what I talked myself&…

AHPC VII. Armour Bonus Round – 25mm Donnybrook English Engineer

Posted on January 11th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by


Its Bonus round time!!
And our first Bonus round was “Armour”
I don’t really do any periods that use armour per say, so this was the best I could do
this Dixon Miniature from their Grand Alliance range. 
He’s the Officer in their EG2 Pioneer pack well worth the £6.95 IMHO!
The other figures in the pack will hopefully be making an appearance later in 
the Challenge

 If you feel the need to vote for my Officer, or any of the other splendid entries
then click this link!
Adding the 55 points for this figure to my total gave me 75 points and pushed me
up to 51st place, although I’m back down to 57th as I write this post!

The next Bonus round is due in on the 22nd Jan and is “East”???
this has really left me scratching my head!

Maybe time to think laterally once again???

25mm Late Romans still underway…

Posted on December 22nd, 2016 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

With Christmas just around the corner, here’s some not particularly festive WIP shots of my Patrician Romans for ADLG in 25 (8?) mm.They are a mix of the Gripping Beast plastics, some Old Glory mixed barbarians (that I think might be mostly Scots from …