Posts Tagged ‘28mm’

SAGA 7 Point Anglo-Dane Army

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

A few months ago I rebased some of my old Gripping Beast figures from my WAB Saxon army.  These were painted many years ago and have been used much for the last 7-8 years.  I did some tough-ups and weapons swaps for SAGA but they haven’t chan…

Dragon Bait Indiegogo project

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

Hi All,After reading about the Dragon Bait miniatures Indiegogo campaign for their Krakatoans on Blue’s blog here, I decided to take the plunge and order some. I also ordered a few of the quirky little characters they have on offer.What’s cool about th…

Old Foundry/Citadel Vikings 28mm

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

I acquired these miniatures a long time ago. So long ago I am having trouble remembering exactly when and where I got them.  I am pretty sure that I got them from the Citadel Miniatures shop in Hammersmith when I was living in London in the late 80s. It is probably a stretch to call … Continue reading Old Foundry/Citadel Vikings 28mm

Post-Octopalypse Week 3: The Coming Storm

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

   Well, it’s the end of the third week of our Post-Octopalypse, and considering I was only expecting to get everybody to “table-ready”, I am very pleased to report that I got enough figures to that stage to feel safe bringing you FIVE comple…

Bolt Action – AAR: Japanese vs the French Foreign Legion

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

By BryanWelcome to the French colonies of Indochina. It’s 1945 and the Japanese have occupied the colony for the last 4 years, leaving the French colonial garrison in place under a compliant Vichy government.Now, with the Allies liberating France itsel…

Battle Report: Dark Age Campaign Week 2- Prevailers vs. Bounty Hunters

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

   Ok, I’ve never tried writing a battle report before, but I figured I’d try it, since the game was only 300 points and it made a good story. So here goes- let me know what you think!

   It’s week two, and we’re still at 300 points, but today, instead of kill’em all, we can actually only score points with secondary objective cards. I was really frustrated with the uselessness of the Coils last time (the 3 of them only killed 1 model total, and didn’t move far, while Michael flew across the field and took out the other 4), so I decided to go the other way, and just bring 2 archangels, hoping that wouldn’t bite me in the arse for objective running. TOG, who also likes to play big guys, brought only 4 models- 3 mercs and one sidekick to a merc. That’s 6 models in all for the whole game ::lol::

   Round One: Yeah, yeah, yeah, everybody moves, and you can’t collect objective points anyway. Yeah, yeah, yeah. So, my approach is to start moving my guys to where they can obtain a point for my first objective in Round 2: Advance: Have everybody in No Man’s Land at the end of the turn. Not too hard since I only have 2 guys. I am assuming my esteemed opponent is doing the same- moving towards objectives.

   Round Two: TOG charges right in with Phadros, slashing at Gabriel from two inches away, because he figures (quite correctly) that leaving that jerk on the field any longer than necessary is a bad idea. He does one point of damage out of three. Gabriel retaliates by smacking him with the Angelic Choir, both stunning him and knocking him prone, because Gabriel’s a punk.
   Meanwhile, on the other side of the field, Michael can’t aim for Lucky, who is just out of range, so he shoots at Maximo, hitting Lucky anyway since it’s a blast template, and doing 1 point. Ironically he does not kill the 1 health point sidekick, who makes both his armor saves, but now they are both on fire, which always becomes important later.
   Lucky retaliates by hitting Michael and blinding him, like she does. Yeah, that whopping 4 point deficit to your AS is definitely annoying.
   Blade runs over to join in on tag-teaming Gabriel, sliding in at the edge of an objective marker hoping to score his team some points, but does not have enough actions left to hurt the big punk.


  Round 3: Phadros wastes so much energy getting back on his feet that he can’t finish off Gabriel (because Gabriel’s a punk). Rather than let Blades also get a shot off on him, Gabriel smacks him point blank with a face-full of Angelic Choir, which sounds bad enough, but really it was Blades’ unfortunate crit-failing of his armor save that did him in. He apparently leaned into it, and took both his hit points at once, having had no chance at all to show off. Sucks to be you, Blades. Michael, who has always been the slugger of the Heavenly Host, decides that he’d better come to Gabriel’s aid, vaulting in at a 90 degree angle to Gabriel so Gabriel can still use the Angelic Choir if he needs to. Unfortunately, Michael is not able to finish off the massive Phadros, which is only a problem because I have won initiative maybe 5 times in my entire life. What were the other two busy doing this round? Well, Lucky, who remembered that she was on fire, spent the round putting herself out so she wouldn’t burn to death, while Maximo, who forgot he was on fire, tried to attack Michael and merely succeeded in immolating himself. (Fire, bad!)


   Round 4: TOG wins initiative (big surprise) and activates Phadros (big surprise) who finishes off Gabriel (big surprise), who explodes, like he does. The blast did one point of damage to both Michael (oops, I guess that 90 degree angle wasn’t the right pick) and Phadros, who alas only had one left… because Gabriel’s a punk.
   So now it’s my activation, and I have one guy left- so does TOG, but mine is bigger- and can get within melee range. What was the lesson of week one, kiddies? Don’t get into melee with Michael, especially if you’re a ranged specialist. Michael vaults in on Lucky, charging her with his massive bonuses. She gets a free melee attack on him and tries to plunk him with the butt of her pistol, but it’s like a kid with a pinata stick beating on a mech. He finishes her off with his usual brutality.

   Mind you, this week was all about those objective cards, and at this point he had 3 cards to my one, but I got lucky with pulls, and ended up with 4, since you keep playing it out through round 8.

   So there was the fight, but the really brutal part was the after-game campaign rolls. Gabriel walks away without a scratch, while the guy that killed him (subsequently getting himself blown up in the process) rolls a crit-fail and is out for 3 games. Because Gabriel’s a punk. To make matters worse, Lucky and Blades roll just as badly. Ouch. The biggest problem with that is TOG’s entire force is based on having 8 or 9 big mercenaries, and he’s already down 3 for the next 3 games. At this rate, he may very well end up with a game in which he cannot fill his points allotment, which is generally not good for one’s campaign score.

   So, let’s recap. Week one, the moral of the story is: Don’t Melee with Michael. Week Two, the moral of the story is: Gabriel’s a punk. Honestly, TOG really likes that about Gabriel. He’s thinking about making a Gabriel and the Banes crew- the version I resisted, ’cause they’re a bunch of punks.

Gaming with the boys

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

I’ve been playing a few games during the last few months. My main opponent for X-Wing moved to New Zealand. I haven’t had a lot of time to get down to the shop. My main opponent has been Rhys.

Rhys, prior to deployment. He set up the terrain.

We started the year playing Lion Rampant with Lord of the Rings models. While he enjoyed that he really wants to play "Real Lord of the Rings", like

Scratchbuilt Trebuchet.

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

I have been keen on making one of these since looking at some paintings in the book, Arms and Uniforms, The Age of Chivalry, Part 2, by Liliane and Fred Funcken.Having a castle with walls that need knocking down has also helped to encourage me.&nb…

The Painting Challenge

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

Maybe I am crazy but I have just put in for the Sixth Annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.At a very modest 500 points, that will take care of all my recent 1889 purchases, force me to finish up my Home Guard / FJ and maybe even get me painting m…

Susan Travers of the French Foreign Legion

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

Susan Travers was born into a wealthy English family and spent most of her youth in southern France. After she finished school, she led the life of a socialite, travelling around the world as a semi-professional tennis player. When World War 2 broke out, she wanted to contribute to the war effort. Being able to … Continue reading Susan Travers of the French Foreign Legion

A Goblin Scoreboard, Part Two

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

The base of the new Blood Bowl scoreboard is now covered in sand, painted, and flocked. I might still add some additional foliage or other details to the base, but it’s perfectly usable as is and I’m willing to declare it finished and move on! Instead of puttying around the strip of plexi in the … Continue reading A Goblin Scoreboard, Part Two


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

The young Padawan bought these plastic figures at SELWG last month and has been repainting them. Thankfully I think I have persuaded her to go down the historical route but these models were a useful painting lesson. She decided on the colours (I would…

Last Minute WIP Wednesday!!!

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

Whoa, sorry guys, I totally forgot it’s Wednesday. So here it is, real quick- Boom!Ok, as you can see, a lot of my tribals have moved out of the WIP area and will be coming to you soon for this week’s DONE article. Woohoo! They have, however, gotten a …

Of Rat Ogres and misplaced banners

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

Hi All,I’m giving you a WIP so that I don’t cry and give up the hobby all together. Well perhaps I’m being a tad melodramatic.”Old Sword Hand” showing the Tamiya putty on his neck. I did a little filing on the top of his head.Minder and Knuckles were u…

28mm Martial Artists…finished!…

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

Finished!Martial Artist for Hong kong, Kung Fu movies,and for some Steampunk scenario…maybe with, or against, Sherlock Holmes… And Happy Wargaming to All!

Warbears and Stagriders – Painting a couple of new Minis (Part 06) – Finished!

Posted on November 17th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Part 01, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5Finishing off the two Warbears and Stag Riders Kickstarter figures.To finish off the basing of the two figures I wanted to add some interesting scenic work.At the base of the rocks on…

Bolt Action – Review: Warlord vs Mad Bob Miniatures, A Tale of Two Katyusha’s

Posted on November 17th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

By Guest Poster: Tyler
Hi folks! Tyler here, coming to you all the way from Austin, TX. After hearing Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History podcast on the Ostfront, I recently have become smitten with the almost science fiction like exploits of the Red Army. After being warned by several well meaning people that if I embarked on painting a soviet army I would probably never again see my friends and family let alone the sunshine, I jumped right in. 2000pts later and the old friends do seem to come around less and less.

  One of the first items I went on the hunt for when I began assembling my red hordes was a proper Katyusha. I have long been enamored with this magical machine since my youthful days playing Sudden Strike (anyone?). Anyway, for a while there seemed to be only the one model available from Mad Bob Miniatures. I ordered it the minute I came across it. Then, while awaiting its arrival, Warlord came out with their own. The Germans were advancing on all my flanks and I did not have time to wait so I put in for a Warlord model, fearing that they might sell out. As a reward for my impatience, I now have every young Ivan’s dream: two Katyushas!

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Zombie Hare Krishna Painting Contest Results!

Posted on November 17th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Well, here they are, the official results from our Zomtober charity painting contest! All further votes will hereby officially be ignored. And, in the interest of full disclosure (and to allow for bragging rights and trash talking), I’m giving you the …

Work in Progress

Posted on November 16th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

While waiting for paint to dry on a few models I’m trying to finish off I thought I’d make a start on some Sci-Fi scenery I’ve been wanting to build for some time. Nothing much to show so far but … Continue reading


Posted on November 16th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Another great offering from those clever chaps at WestWind – clearly based on there HMLS GLADSTONE but with a twin Gatling turret instead of the breechloading cannon

The Disreali is the Empire’s foremost choice for situations when her colonial holdings are threatened by indigenous hordes – earning much respect during the Zulu wars, nothing says ‘British Might’ more than a Disreali Landship pouring fire upon the unruly masses. For ‘crowd control’ the Disreali is fitted with a twin linked Gatling Gun.

Post-Octopalypse Week 2: Double Trouble

Posted on November 16th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

   Yeah, I know, that wasn’t creative at all. I just stole Second Class Elitist’s week one title and changed the cliche reference. But at least it gives a degree of consistency.   That’s about where the commonality ends, though. No …

Perry Miniatures English Army Bowmen #1 // Łucznicy z Drakenborgu #1

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

After long time without posting anything new we’ve finally managed to borrow a camera from a friend. Our settings and lights are not great this time but you can see some details on these photos. Miniatures painted especially for Lions Rampant but we also use them in Song of Blade and Heroes.

Po długiej przerwie wrzucamy pierwszą część łuczników od Perry Miniatures. Niestety tym razem zdjęcia zrobione przy odrobinie za dużym oświetleniu.

Lt. Gen James Longstreet

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

Lieutenant General James Longstreet is a Perry’s metal figure, the other two are from the Perry’s  plastic cavalry set. Flag is from GMB.  Corps command stand for Fire and Fury games. 

There, I fixed it…

Posted on November 13th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

With the infantry component of my 40K Catachans 99% complete I’ve been umming and ahhhing about whether to add a little steel in the form on some AFVs. The canon dictates that a pure Deathworld force is foot sloggers only with a few Sentinels for suppo…

Figures that demand “there’s a game in there, I just have to find it”

Posted on November 13th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In which the author departs from the already threaded path and discusses how good figures can be a source of inspiration, desperation, and frustration Continue reading