One of the Analogue sub-challenges was entitled Myth. A lot of my other entries have been a bit unimpressive compared to all the others, so I decided to have a dig through the figure box and see what I had that wasn’t a greek warrior. I’d almost given …
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Adam dropped by for 300pts of Haqqislam vs Panoceania. Most of the terrain we usually use had unfortunately walked out the door, the night before. In fairness, most of it is actually Jason’s. I spent Saturday Afternoon making up a new set of scat…
UMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Paul O’Sullivan, Tim Couper
1. Forces. Siły.
2. The game. Gra.
3. Summary. Podsumowanie.
I have the following lot of old school, pre Paul Sawyer owned Bolt Action Miniatures, 28mm German SS. Some of my best painting, all mounted on washers and sealed. LOTS of camo on an 8 man Command section with LMG, Medic, Sniper and spotter,…
I have the following lot of old school, pre Paul Sawyer owned Bolt Action Miniatures, 28mm German SS. Some of my best painting, all mounted on washers and sealed. LOTS of camo on two 5 man rifle sections each with NCO and one with LMG team …
This is the last bit of my ACW Confederate artillery for the time being. This caisson does not actually have any real function in Black Powder but it looks really cool sitting on the table near the guns.This is the Old Glory caisson model w…
I have the following lot of old school, pre Paul Sawyer owned Bolt Action Miniatures, 28mm German SS. Some of my best painting, all mounted on washers and sealed. LOTS of camo on two 5 man rifle sections each with NCO and LMG teams for a to…
Since I began writing the blog life has changed a lot through it. The road has been somewhat lumpy though I have made and met a great many new friends which is a really positive thing. The downside is my continued poor health, I wont be dwelling on tha…
For the Myth round I chose to do Krampus. I was first introduced to this mythological creature by the TV Show Grimm. The thought of a monster that punishes children, as jolly St. Nick gives them presents, fascinated me.I found some interesting informat…
I got the other 14 figures of that unit I started for the new year.Although it looked bleak, I made the deadline and submitted them to Curt where you can read about them here.It was a little touch and go as I managed to hurt my thumb Thursday night, bu…
This is the second Confederate gun I completed this week. Like the first this one is also from Sash and Saber.
This last model was not part of the plan for the Challenge. Of course once I hit my goal everything is extra, but I had no intention of painting Boromir any time soon. I don’t have anything against him. He’s pretty great in the game, but he’s als…
In my last post I ran through the development and construction of the Fuel Storage Tank terrain piece.This time I am going to go through the painting and finishing process.I mentioned in the previous article that I had already given the model a coat of…
UMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Tim Watson
1. Forces. Siły.
2. The game. Gra.
|I have the cunning plan, sir!|
This is the first of my Confederate artillery for my Black Powder army. These are Sash and Saber and I have had these in the paint queue for a long time. I originally bought these as part of a huge order I made several years ago when they h…
The next entry was supposed to be for the Victorian themed round. My son’s birthday party was that Saturday and after three hours of wrangling kids around the pool I sat down to base this model. Two hours later I woke up and it was way too late to get him based and have the sand/glue dry.
This is a 28mm metal model from Gringo 40. It’s the Raisuli from "The Wind and the Lion
I have started to put together a new collection of scenery for our new Post Apocalyptic (PA) campaign (we will be using the Across The Dead Earth rules).
Seemed like a good time for a quick run through of terrain construction.
I have had these tubes lying around the workshop for some time, and I have been looking for a good project to use them in. As a useful piece of PA terrain, a fuel storage tank seems idea, it’ll offer plenty of play potential, giving several locations to put figures in, as well as being a possible objective. So that is the plan then.
For the base, I used a piece of 6mm MDF. I sanded the edges down to meet the surrounding terrain.
Next up I cut (using the laser cutter) a walkway to go half way up and plates for the top of the three tubes.
I didn’t want the top of the main tank to be flat as I felt that would be a little boring. SO I made a quick visit to the local Hobbycraft store and found a polystyrene sphere.
I sliced the top off, making sure that this dome would allow enough room to get a 30mm base all around the top of the tank.
I also laser cut a couple of dozen steps.
Dry fitting the pieces you can start to see the basic layout. I needed to cut a section out of the walkway, to allow for the steps to get through it. So I did it at this stage.
At this point I glued the three tubes to the base, glued the tops and the walkway on and then gave the whole thing a coat of MDF sealer, to stop moisture absorption later on. Then I glued the steps in place. Now as the tube is just (very) thick cardboard I found that the steps would pull away from the tube, and also tended to droop (I could have pinned them, but I was in a bit of a hurry at this stage and I thought I could get away with it, oh well lesson learned).
I didn’t want to pull all the steps off again, so instead I laser cut some supports to go underneath them. Along with this I also cut some piece to take a handrail, or rope.
Next up, gluing these pieces in place. I should have measured the spacing, but to be honest i just did it by, and I don’t think that it looks too bad.
This got me thinking about the “railings”, I was considering using a fine cord, but with a little investigation I found I could get two metres of 2mm beading chain for around £2, which I promptly ordered. Hopefully it would fit though the holes on the uprights…
I wanted to have some pipes connecting the three tubes . So first I found a piece of plastic girder and cut it at 90degrees, to act as a support for the pipes. Next I cut and bent various pieces of plastic tube and rod. I bent by holding it over a lighter for a couple of seconds. This works well for rod, but the tube tends to fold rather than bending. Still with a bit of filling and filing I got it to look reasonably good. Please remember, this build is going to be dirtied down and made to look abandoned, so will be quite a lot of room to hide imperfections.
I glued the pipes in place and added a pipe running directly between the two small tanks, and also a waste run-off pipe on one of them…
That worked well and I felt it looked fairly “industrial” without getting it too bogged down with detail that could get damaged on the gaming table. I wanted to keep the tops of the two small tanks fairly flat so that an intrepid sniper, or watchman could get up there if he wanted to, still they do look a bit plain at this stage, maybe I will have to add a little more to them.
On to the top of the main tank. I glued the polystyrene dome in the middle and then painted it with a nice thick coat of emulsion. This protects the polystyrene from more aggressive substances that may dissolve it, such as some types of spray paint. I wasn’t happy with the finish, as it was still clearly a piece of polystyrene, so smoothed some air drying woodfiller over it, allowed that to dry and then sanded it down. Much better!
Another coat of emulsion and a bit more sanding and I was finally satisfied with the finish. The dome was still a bit boring, so I decided to add a hatch at the top of the dome.
As I had the laser cut hatch design sitting on my computer this seemed like a good way to add a bit of interest to one of the smaller tubes, and as they match, it also ties the design together…
The base needed a bit more detail too, so I decided to add some kind of control panel to one of the tanks.
I engraved the screen keyboard and other detail and cut the piece with the laser cutter again. Simple but effective.
Now, the hatch on the smaller tube really needed a ladder to give access, so this finished off most of the structure of the model.
In the next article I will move on to the painting.
“In what Coalition commanders are calling ‘a stunning victory’ over rebel forces in the Trenovat Province, soldiers from the Prata Armed Forces have taken the town of New Burnham. They say occupying this critical junction of Highways 17 and 39 will seriously disrupt PLF movement and supply, and could possibly mark a turning point in … Continue reading →
“Coalition forces inflicted a crushing defeat on the PLF today, as troops from the Viceroy’s Third Regiment entered what remains of New Burnham, a border town in the north west of the heavily-contested Trenovat province. Commander Smythe-Howard reports his soldiers engaged insurgents and inflicted heavy casualties, securing the area after what he termed a ‘vicious’ … Continue reading →
Hoi,Today’s post brings you a small update at what’s going on in miniature-land here at the moment. The race for the best Femme Fatale is still going on and you can still vote HERE.Below are some pictures of miniatures I have entered in the Analogue Ho…
Here ya go, ladies and gents! The Campaign Introduction for our upcoming Warzone: Resurrection and Counterblast campaigns!
The brush is still flying about at a fair pace here at Millsy Towers and it’s time for another Painting Challenge update. My last batch of submissions included some more 28mm ECW and a further addition to my 40K Space Marines.First up some generic Scot…
UMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Campbell Hardie
1. Forces and orders. Siły i rozkazy.
Kolumna zaopatrzeniowa podąża na południe z obozowiska osłoniętego zaribą by dotrzeć do Fortu Atbarah przed dalszą podróżą na południe. Zapasy się kończą, jednak zostało to przewidziane i w forcie zostaną one uzupełnione. Pogłoski głoszone na rynku nad Nilem mówią o zbliżających sie od północy Mahdystach, jednak traktowane są one jako dziwaczne i mało prawdopodobne…
Post Office Rifles (12 figures)
Royal Sussex (24 figures)
Egyptian (12 figures)
Hussars (6 figures)
2 x Highlanders (18 figures)
Royal Marines (24 figures)
Naval Brigade (20 figures)
Camel Corps (6 figures)
4 x Hussars (6 figures)
Gardner Gun with RMLI support
7 pdr gun
- Get to the Fort allowing resupply of the column.
- If the Fort in unobtainable a minor victory may be gained be returning to the zariba where you may hold until supplied from the rear.
- ONE unit MUST remain in the vicinity of the zariba to secure the rear. No more than 3 moves away from it at any time.
- Heliograph Team (should a successful communication be made it will give the column a free move – no unit using this may attack during this free move – it represents a sense of urgency to get to the fort). May only be used once.
- Dotrzeć do Fortu by zaopatrzyć kolumnę.
- Jeśli fort będzie nieosiągalny, powrócić do zariby, gdzie będzie można się utrzymać do otrzymania zapasów z zaplecza.
- JEDEN z oddziałów MUSI pozostać wewnątrz zariby by zabezpieczyć odwrót. Nie można nim wykonać więcej niż 3 ruchy od ogrodzenia podczas całej gry.
- Drużyna z heliografem (w przypadku uzyskania połączenia, kolumna uzyskuje darmowy ruch do przodu – nie wolno jednak atakować podczas tego ruchu – reprezentuje to pilność z jaką kolumna jest spodziewana w forcie). Może być użyte tylko raz w trakcie gry.
(Bill Gilchrist, Campbell Hardie)
2 Warbands with the rifles
2 Skirmish units (12 figures)
Baggera Cavalry (15 figures)
4 Camel Cavalry
2. The game. Gra.
Mahdists divided their forces into two groups. One under command of Campbell started the siege of the fort and the other, under Bill’s command was preparing to attack my column. To prevent it, I decided to create a brigade square and slowly moving towards the Fort. We had hope that Michael will survive until I reach the gate and in that way we will win the game.
Mahdyści podzielili swoje oddziały na dwie grupy. Jedna pod dowództwem Campbella rozpoczęła oblężenie fortu i druga, pod dowództwem Billa przygotowywała się by zaatakować moją kolumnę. Aby temu zapobiec stworzyłem z mojej brygady czworobok i powoli ruszyłem w kierunku fortu. Mieliśmy nadzieję, że Michaelowi uda się przetrwać do czasu kiedy moje oddziały dotrą do bram fortu i w ten sposób moglibyśmy wygrać tą grę.
My square was created this way, that the best forces (two units of Highlanders) I placed on the most predicted directions of Mahdist’s attacks. Both sides of the square was protected by cavalry units. In the zariba I left my Naval Brigade and moved south. Soon the Mahdists appear on my left flank. I decided to charge them with my cavalry. They managed to destroy enemy cavalry but failed attacking the one of the warband. They used their spears and disordered my charge and finally broke them. The second charge failed in the same way and my left flank get exposed for the Mahdist attack…
Mój czworobok został uformowany w ten sposób, że najlepsze oddziały (dwa oddziały szkockich Górali) umieściłem w najbardziej prawdopodobnych miejscach mahdyjskiego ataku. Obie strony czworokoku były chronione przez kawalerię. W zaribie pozostawiłem Marynarzy i ruszyłem na południe. Wkrótce na mojej lewej flance pojawili się Mahdyści. Postanowiłem ich zaatakować moją kawalerią. Udało im się zniszczyć wrogą kawalerię, jednak atak na ich piechotę się załamał. Przy użyciu swoich włóczni zdezorganizowali moją szarżę, przez co mój oddział został zniesiony. Druga szarża zakończyła się identycznym rezultatem i w ten sposób moja lewa flanka została odkryta na mahdyjski atak…
During this time, Campbell’s Mahdists managed to destroy the gate and started to move towards the gap. However they had been stopped by Fort cavalry and defender’s fire form the walls.
Podczas tych wydarzeń, Mahdystom Campbella udało się zniszczyć bramę i rozpoczęli ruch w kierunku wytworzonej luki. Jednak zostali oni zatrzymani przez kawalerię z fortu i ogień obrońców z murów.
Now comes time for my column. Firstly I was attacked from the right by Campbell’s cavalry. I repulsed this attack and save my position. The troubles started from the left hand side. First the Mahdist camels attacked my Gardner gun. The attack was repulsed and my machine gun answered with fire. The fire from machine gun was very deadly that day. Mahdists was unable to came close to this gun to finally silent them. However one of the Highlanders units was charged too, but nothing wrong happened. Finally Mahdists charged me again, but deadly fire from my machine gun and rifles forced them back…
Teraz przyszedł czas na moją kolumnę. Wpierw zostałem zaatakowany z prawej strony przez kawalerię Campbella, jednak atak został odepchnięty i utrzymałem moje pozycje. Kłopoty zaczęły się po lewej stronie, gdzie kawaleria na wielbłądach zaatakowała mój karabin Gardnera. Atak został jednak odparty i mój karabin maszynowy mógł odpowiedzieć ogniem. Jego ogień był bardzo zabójczy tego dnia. Mahdyści nie byli w stanie do niego ponownie podejść i go uciszyć. Jednakże jeden z moich oddziałów Górali został zaatakowany ale i ten atak został odparty i nic złego się nie stało. W końcu Mahdyści znów na mnie zaszarżowali, jednak ten atak został odparty ogniem mojego karabinu maszynowego i strzelb…
In the meanwhile, Mahdists were very close to enter the Fort, but the fire from the walls and from their back (from my front forces) broke entire attacking forces. That was enough to force them to withdraw. The Fort was saved and my column had the free way to the fort. The game finished with British victory!
W międzyczasie Mahdyści byli juz bardzo blisko by wedrzeć się do Fortu, jednak ogień z murów i od tyłu (od mojej czołowej kolumny) złamał ich atak. to wystarczyło by zmusić ich do wycofania się. Fort został uratowany, a moja kolumna miała drogę wolną. Gra została zakończona brytyjskim zwycięstwem!
3. Summary. Podsumowanie.
It was first game when I used the brigade square tactic and it is great. You move very slowly, however it gives you three supports during the melee – that saved my gun, which otherwise would be destroyed. My left flank cavalry get embarrassing defeat, twice being destroyed by warband with the spears, it not suppossed been happend, however was very historical possible. Mahdists made two big mistakes. They should attack the column with bigger forces and attack it from both sides and the Fort should be attacked from the side where the Egyptian were. This possible would stop the column and allow Mahdists to enter the Fort.
To była pierwsza gra, w której użyłem taktyki czworoboku brygady i jest ona bardzo dobra. Poruszasz się dość powoli, jednak w przypadku walki wręcz daje to trzy wsparcia – to uratowało mój karabin, który w innym wypadku zostałby zniszczony. Kawaleria z mojej flanki doznała zawstydzającej porażki z rąk wojowników z włóczniami, to się nie powinno wydarzyć, jednak historycznie było to bardzo możliwe. Mahdyści popełnili dwa poważne błędy. Powinni skierować przeciwko kolumnie większe siły i zaatakować ją z dwóch stron a fort powinien być zaatakowany od strony pozycji egipskich. To prawdopodobnie spowodowało by zatrzymanie kolumny i wdarcie się Mahdystów do fortu.
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A short and quick note for a change from a long and boring title of this post. Hard plastic models from Perry Miniatures Foot Knights 1450-1500 box. We use them as an heavy infantry in Song of Blade and Heroes games.