Posts Tagged ‘6mm’

Waggons, Oxen and Tents

Posted on February 22nd, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

I’ve been plugging away at various projects this week and decided to complete some logistical items for my British forces. These were relatively easy to complete and gave me time to prepare other models for coming weeks and to research some of the unit…

24th Foot at Isandlwana… plus Cattle!

Posted on February 15th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

As promised my own brand of insanity continues with six companies of 1st Battalion, 24th Foot from the Zulu War, this time formed up in a firing line. For those that have been following my recent painting projects you may by now have realised that I ha…

Royal Artillery

Posted on February 9th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Just a small entry to the Painting Challenge this week, but considering how busy and tired I have been I consider this a success. I was planning on getting more infantry companies painted but was making such slow progress I switched to something a litt…

Cannot see the woods from the trees for Longstreet, Blucher and Maurice

Posted on February 5th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

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Clarendoc – Northern France, 1940

Posted on February 3rd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

“We’ve found Jerry”. The strain of two weeks of marching was clear on the faces of the officers seated in front of the Brigadier. Runnels of sweat carved furrows through the two weeks of road dust, making faces look like braided river beds. “It looks l…

British Colonial Infantry Marching

Posted on February 1st, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Time a something a little different, and not a Zulu in sight! The first British units I have painted are six companies of British infantry marching. I’m planing on painting the same six companies three times; first marching; then in a formed firing lin…

Battle of Khambula – 29th March 1879

Posted on January 28th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Last weekend I had my second game of the year over at Reject HQ, Posties Shed-O-War, and the result was very close and very enjoyable. Stuart decided to recreate a historical battle from the Anglo Zulu War and chose one that would bring out a significa…

umCijo Zulu Regiment

Posted on January 25th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

My next regiment of Zulu’s is the umCijo (“the sharp pointed”) and fought as part of the central “chest” at Isandlwana. This is an unmarried regiment, hence the black shields, made up of warriors with an average age of about 28. It Isandlwana the umCij…

Tiny Metal Chariots of the Twilight: 6mm possibilities for Twilight: 2000

Posted on January 18th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I promised I would discuss this as well, there’s a lot of 6mm fans who read this blog, and Fistful of TOWs is a popular rules set around here. Surprisingly, while there isn’t a lot to be found on some of the more unique Twilight: 2000 designs, what you…

Zulu Nokenke Regiment

Posted on January 18th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Another Zulu regiment is completed, and this time its the Nokenke Regiment. This regiment fought on the right horn at Isandlwana and after working its way around the British camp eventually joined up with the iGobamakhosi Regiment, sealing the fate of …

Fast Play Grande Armee: Basement Generals on Tour

Posted on January 12th, 2018 under , . Posted by

We braved the bitter cold to inaugurate the new game of room of fellow Basement General Scott. He provided the game table and the game!Once more the 6mm might of the French forces were brought to bear on the poor ol’ Austrians.I believe it’s a poor gen…

Zulus iMbube and Isangqu Regiments

Posted on January 12th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

My Zulu Army grows larger with the addition of two of the smaller regiments available, the Mbube and Isangqu. The Mbube consisted of just 500 warriors with an average age of 35. The Isangqu were 1500 strong but as older married men would usually h…

First AHPC 8 Submissions

Posted on January 9th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Delighted to report that the lack of recent blogging indicates a wonderfully full start to the year – a visit to Melbourne to visit family and friends, attending the 5th Test of the Ashes Series at the Sydney Cricket Ground (for non Commonwealth types …

Zulu iNkobamakhosi Regiment

Posted on January 1st, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

My big project this winter is a radical move away from the Ancients and WWII Desert stuff I have done in previous Challenges. I have been thinking, planning, reading and preparing to do the Anglo Zulu War in 6mm. And being a crazy madman I immediately …

Armor Grid: The battle for Grimm Pass

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

Now that the Christmas hangover has passed, I can post our game form last Thursday. I’m always on the lookout for rules for my big, stompy mechs. The idea of 5 story walking robots is dumb. Billions of credits to build, and a guy with a disposable miss…

FWC Emperor’s Children support troops

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

First of all, let me start by wishing you all a Merry Christmas!This first days of the challenge have shown me already some gorgeous eye-candy, and some mighty “point bombs” that make me wish I could paint that fast.  I`m loving this stuff all …

The Exstacy of Debutation

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

So, I am part of this highly motivational painting challenge, for the first time, and this is my very first entry ever, and hopefully the forebode of a lot more.When I saw Curt kick it off this morning, I jumped to the painting table (well, shuffle…

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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 to unfortunate timing…