Posts Tagged ‘6mm’

Lots and lots of Zulu’s

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

More Challenge prep and this time I’m returning to a historical setting with the Anglo Zulu War. I’ll refrain from using that line from the film but it is what leaps to mind seeing these laid out. This is over 760 Baccus Zulu’s and, would you beli…

Back to the Brushes 144

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

Seen a bit of chat lately on the blogsphere relating to preparing for the start of this year’s Analogue Painting Challenge (VIII) which has get me to thinking: what to do this year. As no theme has been announced yet for the Challenge looking to comple…

Future War Commander Emperor’s Children infantry

Posted on November 16th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Probably the only thing I`ll get finished this week though, I completed a heap of 6mm infantry to boost the ranks of my Emperor’s Children in FWC.And while they are the basic Marine variant, this does seriously bulk out the force for one.Counting 7 sta…

Skirmish at Isentium

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

Today I decided I needed a game come what may so I decided to give a solo game a try. I’ve not done much of this in the past but I think this may be the way forward for me. I’ve missed a lot of games with the Rejects this year due o unfortunate timing …

To the Strongest for the Anglo Zulu War

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

So the Zulu madness continues. For the last couple of months I have been tinkering with various ideas for a set of Zulu War rules. I started out conventionally enough by looking at lots of different rule sets that were already available. None felt righ…

Play testing the Line-Exchange rules

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

I should have known the Young Padawan would be reluctant to face my Macedonian Pikemen again, so instead I have had to resort to some solo play-testing of the ‘new’ Maniple Line-Exchange rules. The whole exercise took less than an hour and quickly demo…

Play testing the Line-Exchange rules

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

I should have known the Young Padawan would be reluctant to face my Macedonian Pikemen again, so instead I have had to resort to some solo play-testing of the ‘new’ Maniple Line-Exchange rules. The whole exercise took less than an hour and quickly demo…

FWC 6mm Rhino’s

Posted on October 5th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

One of the things your infantry will need in Future War Commander are transports in about half the scenario’s.  And for Marines, what better is there then the venerable Rhino.Thanks to Albert at TSA I managed to get my hand on 5 of the plastic one…

FWC 6mm Rhino’s

Posted on October 5th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

One of the things your infantry will need in Future War Commander are transports in about half the scenario’s.  And for Marines, what better is there then the venerable Rhino.Thanks to Albert at TSA I managed to get my hand on 5 of the plastic one…

Maniple Line-Exchange in TtS!

Posted on October 4th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

My recent game against the Padawan (The Battle of Beneventum) highlighted a problem with the way Maniples work in the original version of To the Strongest. Unbeknown to me this very problem had already been addressed in an update providing a new ‘solut…

Maniple Line-Exchange in TtS!

Posted on October 4th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

My recent game against the Padawan (The Battle of Beneventum) highlighted a problem with the way Maniples work in the original version of To the Strongest. Unbeknown to me this very problem had already been addressed in an update providing a new ‘solut…

Cretan Archers: Veteran Light Infantry

Posted on October 1st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The skill of the bowmen of Crete was well known and consequently were used in many different armies in the ancient world. The earliest depiction of these skilled bowmen comes from the Minoans and it shows them using both simple and double-convex bow de…

Cretan Archers: Veteran Light Infantry

Posted on October 1st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The skill of the bowmen of Crete was well known and consequently were used in many different armies in the ancient world. The earliest depiction of these skilled bowmen comes from the Minoans and it shows them using both simple and double-convex bow de…

FWC 6mm Word Bearers detachment

Posted on September 27th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Part of adding a bit of variation to my 6mm Chaos force for Future War Commander, and the far future plan of getting 4 Legions onto the table in 40k as well, I finished (at last) my Word Bearers group.Now, fluffwise they rely on the demonic, the degene…

FWC 6mm Word Bearers detachment

Posted on September 27th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Part of adding a bit of variation to my 6mm Chaos force for Future War Commander, and the far future plan of getting 4 Legions onto the table in 40k as well, I finished (at last) my Word Bearers group.Now, fluffwise they rely on the demonic, the degene…

Battle of Beneventum 275BCE

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

I’ve finally got my Pyrrhic army out onto the games table, a mere six months after finishing it! Today the Padawan and I played out a battle based very loosely on the Battle of Beneventum.  The tactical setup mirrored the battle but we u…

Battle of Beneventum 275BCE

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

I’ve finally got my Pyrrhic army out onto the games table, a mere six months after finishing it! Today the Padawan and I played out a battle based very loosely on the Battle of Beneventum.  The tactical setup mirrored the battle but we u…

The Battle of Sourpuss Plain: ECW battle with Baroque

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

My Royalist left Brigade deploys under the command of Sir Percival Utterly-Barkinge

Over the weekend gaming club buddy Aled walked me through my first game using the Baroque tules set, released last year by the authors of Impetus.  It was a gre…

The Battle of Sourpuss Plain: ECW battle with Baroque

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

My Royalist left Brigade deploys under the command of Sir Percival Utterly-Barkinge

Over the weekend gaming club buddy Aled walked me through my first game using the Baroque tules set, released last year by the authors of Impetus.  It was a gre…

Autumn Skirmish

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

September has come around again and for me that means a quick trip across the river to Sidcup and the Skirmish Toy Soldier Show. The show was a bit subdued this time around partly due to the loss Harfields Military Figures (the previous sponsors) which…

Autumn Skirmish

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

September has come around again and for me that means a quick trip across the river to Sidcup and the Skirmish Toy Soldier Show. The show was a bit subdued this time around partly due to the loss Harfields Military Figures (the previous sponsors) which…

Team Yankee 6mm

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

Just to reinforce the fact that I can not keep myself on one track here is a trial paint job on some EBay goodness.I won a couple of lots on Ebay to start my Team Yankee 6mm project, I love the Cold War gone hot scenario and love GHQ miniatures, despit…

Team Yankee 6mm

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

Just to reinforce the fact that I can not keep myself on one track here is a trial paint job on some EBay goodness.I won a couple of lots on Ebay to start my Team Yankee 6mm project, I love the Cold War gone hot scenario and love GHQ miniatures, despit…

The Dance of Bronze 15

Posted on September 12th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The first of many phalanxes in 6mm for, well for anything that is possible although primarily for ADG.The white undercoat has been used to the painters advantage here as after washing there was little additional painting to do. Future stands will have …

The Dance of Bronze 15

Posted on September 12th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The first of many phalanxes in 6mm for, well for anything that is possible although primarily for ADG.The white undercoat has been used to the painters advantage here as after washing there was little additional painting to do. Future stands will have …