Posts Tagged ‘28mm’

Runewars Miniatures Game Scale Comparison (Part 2)

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

A while ago, Asmodee sent Must Contain Minis a review copy of Runewars by Fantasy Flight Games. In this post, I am going to show my readers a scale comparison of the Daqan (Human) miniatures in the base-set to figures by other companies. This is the se…

The Summoning – Chapter 2

Posted on May 24th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

WATERS DEEP AND RED WITH BLOOD. Joined by a Ranger, one of the Duke’s trusted men, the party pursues the raiders into the Westholm Wilds. The trail is clear and soon it brings the Adventurers to a swift, unnamed river, deep in the forest. Nearby stands one of the province’s many Border Towers, usually manned … Continue reading The Summoning – Chapter 2

Countdown to Armageddon.

Posted on May 24th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Hi All,If you don’t recall, here’s the classic Public Enemy track:Anyway we’re getting down to the wire for getting ready for this game.Here are some resources and some of the things I am using or trying to bring to the game.Warhammer Community has a b…

Bavarians circa 1809 – Part 1

Posted on May 23rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

If you have been reading the last couple of posts you will have gleaned the fact I am going to undertake a very large project, and build myself a full Bavarian Corp. I now have the first batch of lead in my grubby hands and have started the project by …

The Summoning – Chapter One

Posted on May 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

A STILLNESS TO THE TREES The Duke of Lorica has requested that you and your companions investigate a simple family matter. His niece, Aolynn, summers at the farmstead of a retired member of the Royal Guard near the frontier town of Dunnhaven. The dispatch rider bearing the weekly correspondence from her is two days overdue … Continue reading The Summoning – Chapter One

Infinity, part 2

Posted on May 21st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Hot on the heels of the planning discussions with my sons, I placed a couple of orders for some more Infinity goodness.  The first of those packages arrived a week or so ago, and here are the contents:

After looking at faction troop lists, and hea…

Get a deal on Zombies of Karr-Keel

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

Hi All,Sarah, from Upstream Games House, liked my blog post so much she offered a special deal of 10% off all purchases of $75 or more.So if you haven’t yet ordered any you could order the full set of zombies and the zombie cart, or three zombie carts,…

Paint Table Saturday 185 – still working on those Genestealers

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

Hi All,I’m in high frenzy mode right now. Lots left to paint before I leave for Kublacon.Sorry, the lighting isn’t the greatest. I see now that I’ve actually gotten more base coats on them since I took this picture.(runs upstairs to take another, hopef…

Testing The Men Who Would Be Kings. Testowanie The Men Who Would Be Kings.

Posted on May 19th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Yesterday in our club, I had my first game with the relatively new set of rules from Osprey Publishing called The Men Who Would Be Kings
Wczoraj w naszym klubie, miałem swoja pierwsza grę z relatywnie nowym zestawem zasad od Osprey Publishing zwanym The Men Who Would Be Kings.
SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Angus Konstam
UMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Angus Konstam
SCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWC

MODELS/MODELE: Angus Konstam

1. Forces. Siły

BRITISH/BRYTYJCZYCY
(Campbell Hardie, Michael [MDF])
1 x Highlander Infantry
2 x Sikh Infantry
1 x Bengal Cavalry
PATHANS/PASZTUNI
(Bartek Żynda, Derek Hodge)
6 x Pathan Infantry
2 x Pathan Cavalry

2. The Game. Gra.

Our game started with British column marched into the ambush prepared by Pathans in the valley somewhere in Afghanistan. Our troops started game hidden in the woods and buildings and surprised the Brits with unexpecting fire, however not very successful. Because of that, I decided to use my cavalry for a charge. They managed to reach the enemy, but they were very unsuccessful. In first melee they lost their leader and had to withdraw. The second charge finished even worst and we were one cavalry unit less. 
Nasza gra zaczęła się od wejścia brytyjskiej kolumny w sam środek zasadzki przygotowanej przez Pasztunów w dolinie, gdzieś w Afganistanie. Nasze oddziały rozpoczęły grę ukryte wśród drzew i budynków i zaskoczyły Brytyjczyków niespodziewanym ostrzałem, jednak mało skutecznym. Z tego też powodu zdecydowałem się użyć mojej kawalerii i przeprowadzić nią szarżę. Udało im się dotrzeć do wroga, jednak byli bardzo nieskuteczni w walce wręcz. W pierwszym starciu stracili swojego dowódcę i musieli się wycofać. Druga szarża skończyła się jeszcze gorzej i byliśmy w ten sposób o jeden oddział kawalerii mniej.
After the first surprise, the British forces managed to rally their forces and answered with their rifles. That forces one of our unit to withdraw from the battlefield. British fire was deadly, but their commanders made one big mistake and left their forces in the open. That lead to charge of my second cavalry. Now it was much more successful, as one of the Sikh units get nearly destroyed. However my cavalry get soon under heavy fire and had to withdraw.
Po pierwszym zaskoczeniu, Brytyjczykom udało się zewrzeć szeregi i odpowiedzieć ogniem swoich karabinów. To zmusiło jeden z naszych oddziałów do wycofania się z pola bitwy. Brytyjski ostrzał był bardzo skuteczny, jednak ich dowódcy popełnili jeden poważny błąd i pozostawili swoje oddziały w otwartym polu. To doprowadziło do szarży mojej drugiej kawalerii. Tym razem była ona bardziej skuteczna i udało mi się prawie zniszczyć jeden z oddziałów Sikhów. Jednak wkrótce moja kawaleria dostała się pod ciężki ogień i musiała się wycofać.
Being in the open finished with heavy losses among the British troops. Finally we concentrated all our fire on Highlanders. That finished with big number of casualties. The attempt to rally them finished very badly and they run away from the battlefield. Remaining British units withdraw to the woods, where they set up the last defence. In that moment we finished the game, with Pathan victory.
Pozostawienie oddziałów w otwartym polu, doprowadziło do ciężkich strat wśród Brytyjczyków. Ostatecznie cały nasz ogień skoncentrowaliśmy na Góralach, co skończyło się dużą liczbą zabitych. Próba ich uporządkowania skończyła się niepowodzeniem i uciekli oni z pola walki. Pozostałe siły brytyjskie wycofały się do lasu by tam przygotować ostatnią linię oporu. W tym momencie zakończylismy nasza grę zwycięstwem Pasztunów.

3. Summary. Podsumowanie.

The Men Who Would Be Kings is the Lion Rampant clone. The mechanic of the rules is very simple and even me, who never had the game before, after 5 minutes with the book, I was able to play the game without any problem. There are 6 main units in the game(tribal and regular infantry, cavalry and artillery) and, who could be further modificated with the skill level and command, which gave us quite a decent number of available troops. We activate units by rolling against their command value. We can use fire, double fire, move, double move, attack, stand by orders. Some of them are free for our troops and for some of them we have to roll and some of them are unavailable for us. Everything depends of kind of our troops. The game is very simple and easy to play. The point system is very similar to those from Lion Rampant and base army is set for 24 points. The rules can be used for any conflict during the rule of Queen Victoria. Highly recommended if you are interested in the period.
The Men Who Would Be Kings jest klonem Lion Rampant. Mechanika zasad jest bardzo prosta i nawet ja, nie majacy wcześniej kontaktu z zasadami, po 5 minutach z książką mogłem spokojnie w nią grać bez żadnych problemów.  W grze jest 6 głównych oddziałów (plemienna i regularna piechota, kawaleria i artyleria), która może być dalej modyfikowana ze względu na poziom wyszkolenia i dowodzenia, co daje nam dość pokaźną liczbę oddziałów. Aktywujemy jednostki rzucając przeciw poziomowi dowodzenia naszych oddziałów. Możemy użyć następujacych rozkazów: ostrzał, podwójny ostrzał, ruch, podwójny ruch, atak, pozostanie w miejscu. Część z nich możemy użyć bezpłatnie, a część jest niedostępna dla naszych jednostek, wszystko to zależy od ich rodzaju. Gra jest bardzo prosta i łatwa do gry. Zasady będą pasować do wszystkich konfliktów toczonych za panowania królowej Wiktorii. Bardzo polecam wszystkim zainteresowanym tym okresem.

4. Links. Linki.

Angus:
http://www.edinburghwargames.com/ambush-in-the-tirah-valley-1898/
Campbell (SESWC):
to be updated soon
Flickr: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/asienieboje/albums/72157680865663694

Gaming with Zombies and Rebels

Posted on May 19th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Last week, we had a kind of board game frenzy. It all started with my mates Sigur and Virago coming over to try out Zombicide, which I bought as a second-hand copy some time ago. Sigur brought his impressive collection of…

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New Rules for Kings of War Edge of the Abyss Summer Campaign

Posted on May 18th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The Edge of the Abyss summer campaign may seem like a long way off at the moment but now is actually the time to start […]

Check out Upstream Games House

Posted on May 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Hi All,  Do you like cool zombies made from original art with their own unique backstory? Do you like Kev Adams sculpts that scale with your classic Oldhammer miniatures? Do you like supporting good people who are trying to make their own dreams c…

The SAGA of the 1st wild ride of the Strathclyde Welsh

Posted on May 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Freshly raised Strathclyde face off against the Irish

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New Skills

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

Well I guess if I want to create some terrain with a laser that I better be able to produce some templates. So I got back to learning some Corel Draw skills. I have been using this system on and off for a few years now but I can’t say that I know it we…

Stone Outbuilding Finished

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

Glued down the towel thatching, slapped a coat of paint over the small stone building, added the door, and declared it done! The towel got cut into a rough rectangle, big enough to hang an inch or so over the edges of the cardboard roof on all sides. I used a hot glue gun to … Continue reading Stone Outbuilding Finished

Hail Caesar. Dark Age once more again. Hail Caesar. Ciemne wieki po raz kolejny.

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

Last Thursday we had another game with Hail Caesar rules. Since our last game Michael painted some new elements for his Ottonian army and it was great opportunity to check them on the table. 
W ostatni czwartek mieliśmy kolejną grę z użyciem zasad Hail Caesar. Od naszej ostatniej gry Michael pomalował kilka nowych elementów do jego armii z czasów ottońskich i była to doskonała okazja by sprawdzić je na stole.
SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Michael Schneider
SCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWC
MODELS/MODELE: Michael Schneider, Bartek Żynda

1. Forces. Siły.

WESTERN DUCHIES/ZACHODNIE KSIĘSTWA
(Michael Schneider, Peter Mearns)
4 heavy knights
3 heavy foot
1 crossbowmen
1 bowmen
EASTERN MARCHES/WSCHODNIE MARCHIE
(Bartek Żynda)
3 heavy knights
3 heavy foot
1 crossbowmen
2 bowmen

2. The game. Gra.


In our game I started the game, with my forces behind the river. Game from the beginning divided into two clashes. My infantry were awaits for outcome of my cavalry actions, so I will tell you about it in the first place. My cavalry charged as the first and managed to push my opponents backward. The fight was fierce, however as it is happened the battle chaos take control over our game (we lost control over our casualties) and we had a small dispute about it. I consider they used some kind of witchcraft to trick me… Anyway, Peter managed to attack my units from the rear and that was it. All my cavalry vanished…
Naszą grę zacząłem z moimi siłami znajdującymi się za rzeką. Gra od początku podzieliła się na dwa oddzielne starcia. Moja piechota czekała na wynik walk mojej kawalerii i od tej drugiej zacznę. Moi kawalerzyści zaatakowali jako pierwsi i udało się im odepchnąć swoich przeciwników do tyłu. Walka była zacięta, jednak w pewnym momencie nad gra zapanował chaos pola bitwy i straciliśmy kontrolę nad nasza grą (przestaliśmy liczyć straty) i mieliśmy na ten temat pewne rozbieżne zdania. Wydaje mi się, że użyli jakichś czarów by mnie omamić… W ten oto sposób Peterowi udało się zaatakować moją kawalerię od tyłu i to by było na tyle. Cała moja kawaleria przestała istnieć…
As long my cavalry was still in game, my infantry waits behind the river. Only my ranged weapons tried to softened the enemy infantry. However when my cavalry disappear I had to do something with my infantry. I could only charge with all my troops. Something happened that day with my order dice that day (I consider another witchcraft) and my attack get stuck in my opponent’s shield wall. I was outflanked and possible in few next turn completely decimated. This time the battle was lost, but there will be another place and another time. I have to think about some new reinforcements with a much more cavalry.
Dopóki moja kawaleria była w grze, moja piechota oczekiwała za rzeką na wynik tej walki. Jedynie moi łucznicy i kusznicy próbowali zmiękczyć wroga swoimi pociskami. Jednakże kiedy moja kawaleria wyparowała musiałem coś zrobić z moją piechotą. Jedyną opcją był frontalny atak. Tego dnia coś niedobrego stało się z moimi kościami rozkazów (znowu czary!) i mój atak utknął na wrogiej ścianie z tarcz. Zostałem okrążony i w kilku następnych turach najprawdopodobniej zdziesiątkowany. Tym razem bitwa została przegrana, jednak innym razem i w innym miejscu znajdzie się stosowna okazja do rewanżu. Muszę jedynie pomyśleć o uzupełnieniach mojej armii a w szczególności o dużej ilości kawalerii.

3. Links. Linki.

Michael:
http://meneken.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/the-bishop-of-mainz-and-duke-of-swabia.html
SESWC:
https://www.facebook.com/Seswc.co.uk/posts/1345826942121942
Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/asienieboje/albums/72157682011150430

Painting Notebook – Genestealer Kill Team Leader

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

Hi All,I haven’t done one of these notebook posts in awhile and I wanted to remember how I painted this little guy.He’s my Genestealer Cult Kill Team Leader for Shadow War : Armageddon. The leader can have a power pick or power maul, so there you have …

Bolt Action Burma

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

Chindits setting up a block and a railway line

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Landsknecht Pike Additions – Unit Done (phew!)

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

The first elements of this unit made their debut a little over a year ago, but its only recently that I’ve managed to finally complete it.I could go on and on, whining about how painting Landsknechts can a complete rash in codpiece, how their puff-and-…

End Of The Week – Miniature Painting Update

Posted on May 14th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s actually been a better week for painting than I was expecting. It started with having to finish off 5 Ratling/Hobbit snipers. My urge is to say that they are finished but I am guessing this is not really the case. There is stuff that I can do on them but the truth is that I am never really going to be happy with them. For the time being I am going to keep them on the table and play about with them until I am happy with the final result.

This should really screw up my timetable. Last week I was supposed to finish them and move on and I set myself a goal of finishing them and do another five figures. At the beginning of the week I thought that there was going to be no chance of that happening. Then I started the dryads. I have a dozen of these and I was expecting to finish six of them so that I could be caught up with my goals. Instead I managed to get all twelve of them done, based, varnished and even managed to get some extra bits on the bases.

The week’s work didn’t end there. I have based and primed a load of figures including seven gnolls and another figure that I thought was a gnoll for a while. It turns out it’s actually a beast crafter and to be honest, although I like the figure, it’s probably of no use to me at all. There are a few other figures primed and based. There are a couple of earth golems and a genie ready to go too. These should be easy to get done.

I was a little unhappy with the way the bases on The Walking Dead Miniatures bases had turned out. As well as varnishing them, I put a few tufts on the bases to hide the worst of it. I’ll put these back in the box now, it seems like a good place to put them. I was looking at the new releases for the game. There are another 24 figures due out. Whilst very nice they work out at around £4 per figure. Now I know you get some other bits with them but they are not much use to me. Whilst I like them I am not sure I like them that much.

Balin’s grand day out

Posted on May 14th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve taken a break from painting the Death Guard this week to concentrate on assembling a 500 point force for a Middle Earth Strategy Battle one-day event, which has been an immense amount of fun. I’ve not played SBG or painted any Lord of the Rings/Hobbit miniatures for many a …

First of the Boxers plus a bit more terrain

Posted on May 14th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

After a tumultuous couple of weeks at work, followed by a bout of illness things have returned to something approaching normal this last week. I’m still not that well but have only two days left on the project before having a good break from work start…

Fleshing out the Firefight rules tests.

Posted on May 13th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Another go at Firefight, the skirmish level sci fi game from mantic (and their answer to GW’s 40K game). This time we upped the size to 1500 points, and added in a vehicle, some walkers, a flyer, and the use of orders to see how the game played.Andy to…

Painting On Saturday

Posted on May 13th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Having a few other things to keep me busy this afternoon, I did a good bit of painting today but not as much as I would like. Having seen how far I got yesterday I am fairly confident on finishing the dryads this weekend. So I decided that there was a …

Stone Outbuilding/Hovel

Posted on May 13th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

With the farmhouse and dovecote progressing well, I wanted to move on to a few smaller buildings to the mix. This little stone outbuilding is the first of those. It’s a few random scrap pieces of pink insulation styrofoam, hot glue, and a chunk of corrugated cardboard so far. Footprint is about 2″ wide by … Continue reading Stone Outbuilding/Hovel