Hi All,Not much to report. I did win the 1988 Rogue Trader adventurer figure I bid on.As far as the picture goes he doesn’t look like he’s in too bad a shape. I’ll strip him and paint him up to be Qui-gon Hercule Marple. We’ll then try to design a scen…
Posts Tagged ‘28mm’
This is another entry for the Analogue Painting Challenge. This is two ECW cannons and thirteen crew. Some of these are crew for a mortar, but I haven’t gotten that painted yet.
All three crews.
These are 28mm models from Warlord Games. They also …
Last time there was a Christchurch Bolt Action event, it was at the overpriced / Sales “discount” Event at Conquest. It didn’t make numbers. Most of the Bolt Action players seem to play at the Woolston club. It got offered again at Warclouds, the Wools…
In 1806, 23-years old Nadezhda Durova ran away from home and joined the cavalry in order to escape the “sphere prescribed by nature and custom to the female sex”. Durova was the daughter of a Russian hussar officer and was brought up among soldiers. She was a very able rider and had her own horse, … Continue reading The Cavalry Maiden →
So the reason posts have been so sparse lately is I plan on entering this year’s Last Painter Standing contest over at the Lead Adventure Forum. Trick is, none of the figs can have been shown on the internet prior to entering, and my latest brushwork has mostly been focused on entries. I don’t harbor … Continue reading SoBH Terrain and Baddies →
Normally you create objective markers for your army…but in this case, I had an idea for a set of objective markers I wanted to do so badly that I made an army to go with them! A couple of weeks ago I took you through my initial 1000pts of Afrika Korp, now I will show you the Indiana Jones themed objective markers for the army, and how you can go about doing this yourself.
W ostatni czwartek Bill zaprosił nas do jego gry z użyciem zasad Black Powder. Był to scenariusz Obrona Cuidad Espanola z dodatku Albion Triumphant. Ten scenariusz jeszt częścią kampanii rozgrywanej przez Billa i Campbella, a że ten drugi nie mógł w tamten wieczór być w klubie, ja zająłem jego miejsce.
UMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Bill Gilchrist
1. Forces. Siły
All OdB can be found on Bill’s blog:
Cały OdB możecie zobaczyć na blogu Billa:
2. The game. Gra.
That scenario is very hard to win for the attackers. French (Michael Schneider) and Poles (myself) lost few turns to cross the river. The special rule for crossing the river during this game is extreme hard. Despite the given order, it could be done only on 6 on D6. However finally we managed to do it. As the French has been stopped by British (Peter and Angus Konstam) troops just on the other river shore, Poles managed to moved further. They attacked Portuguese (Angus Konstam) positions and with some difficulties managed to destroy two of their battalions, but then they had been charged by British cavalry and had to withdraw. The game was still not resolved, so I decided to push my forces to the final and decisive assault. My units attacked the defenders, they survived the first turn, but failed the second and all our forces had to withdraw. This time the French and Polish troops lost the battle.
Ten scenariusz jest bardzo trudny do wygrania dla atakujących. Francuzi (Michael Schneider) i Polacy (ja) stracili kilka tur na przekroczenie rzeki. Zasada specjalna do forsowania rzeki podczas tej gry jest bardzo trudna do wykonania. Oprócz rozkazu trzeba jeszcze uzyskać 6 na K6. Jednak w końcu udało nam się tego dokonać. Jednak Francuzi zostali zatrzymani przez Brytyjczyków (Peter i Angus Konstam) na drugim brzegu rzeki, jednak Polakom udało się ruszyć dalej. Zaatakowali Portugalczyków (Angus Konstam) i z pewnymi problemami udało im sie zniszczyć dwa ich bataliony, ale wtedy zostali zaatakowani przez brytyjską konnicę i musieli się wycofać. Jako że, gra nie była jeszcze do końca rozstrzygnięta, zdecydowałem się przypuścić ostateczny atak na miasto. Moje oddziały zaatakowały obrońców, przetrwały pierwszą turę, jednak przy drugiej zostali pokonani i musieli się wycofać. Tym razem siły Francuskie i Polskie przegrały bitwę.
3. Links. Linki.
My gallery on Flickr:
Moja galeria na Flickr:
As part of the 6th Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge, one of the challenges was to paint your interpretation of defensive terrain……. ………………so I came up with these out of the unpainted resin box!Nothing to see here……Just the p…
Ever since the beginning of America’s involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, I’ve had a deep fascination regarding the debate surrounding Private Military Contractors (PMCs). I’ve read several books and journa…
Want some challenging new missions for your games? Interested in knowing more about some of the more obscure armies of the Second World War era? Looking for some extensively play-tested ‘house rules’ to create a more balanced game of Bolt Action? Then come and check out all the free resources from the Bolt Action Alliance!
Nick, of Little Nicky’s Gameroom, came over on Saturday and we played a couple of games. He wanted to try out Lion Rampant, and we followed that up with a Star Wars Armada game.
The lines close.
Since this was a learning game I created two almost …
I’ve posted a test print of some printed space station walls previously but after finding a nice batch of Sintra (1/8th foamed PVC plastic board) in the offcuts bin at my useful local plastic supplier I decided to start that project with some larger, more space-consuming pieces and started building a set of six big … Continue reading Infinity Space Station Hangar Walls →
French blockhouse along ‘The De Lattre Line’This past week I returned to a project which I started a few years ago: The war in French Indochina, 1945-54. After the defeat of the Japanese in WWII, Indochina reverted back to French colonial control. N…
This week saw me submit my third bonus round entry into Curt’s wonderful Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. The theme for this round was Defensive Terrain so I took the opportunity to scratch-build a “small” Norman motte and bailey fort for use in da…
A week ago, a few of us here attended the Bolt Action tournament at Cancon in Canberra, Australia. The 42-player event consisted of 5 games per person, over 2 days. It was TO’d by the Ghost Army Podcast’s Patchimus and friend of the cast and TO-extraordinaire, Peter West. It was supported by a host of great sponsors, Warlord Games, War & Peace Games, Hall of Heroes, Laser Touch, Battlefield Accessories, Wartime Miniatures, Campaign Books and Dice of War.
It was an amazing weekend and the biggest Bolt Action tournament to date in Australia. A special mention to Benjamin who walked away as the grand winner at the head of his plucky Bulgarians who managed to just eek out the victory against the Belgians of Bryan M in second place. Who would have foreseen the rise of the minor powers?
Enjoy these photos from the event and keep an ear out on the Bolt Action podcasts for a further rundown of this great event, and if you haven’t attended a tournament yet, I highly recommend you take the plunge and join us at these great functions!
It has been a busy time here, but slow progress has been made. Here are the first two Huaxtec, complete except for basing:
I am glad to see that the ink used for the tattoos did not run during the varnish stage!
This entry is twelve 28mm ECW Cavarly from Warlord Games (despite the misleading title to draw you in).
These are a plastic set from Warlord. I am a fan of their ECW line. The faces have a lot of character. The plastics are very nice…
Hi All,They are up on the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge VI here. As usual I am posting all the same pictures here on the blog.In the main I like how these came out. I used the Reaper Golden skin tone set, but only the shade and mid colors, follow…
UMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Jack Glanville, Derek Hodge
Sadly for last year on the blog, my current blogging target is to put up as many posts in January as I did in the whole of last year. Target achieved. So I am a bit happier. Hurrah. I have managed to put up some new stuff I have been working on and dig…
Small Steps – Or Practical Procrastination and Prevarication – Games Workshop Night Goblins And Frostgrave
I have found a little more time to myself today to do some paint. The dog got walked and everything else that needed fettling got fettled. Not enough to get a meaty amount of work done but enough to do a fair bit of prep.I got the Night Goblins base co…
This arrived in the post for me today. A seriously large 1/56 scale resin Soviet SPG. I foresee a lot of filing in my future to get it to the stage I can prime it. Then it has to be painted. I’m on a tight timeline. This beast is intended for Warclouds…
Chief Thunderbringer Chief Thunderbringer did not set out to create a tribe. She doesn’t need minions. Hell, she doesn’t even need backup. But her strength of conviction in favor of a simpler time, her courage, and her intense natural chari…