Posts Tagged ‘British’

Historicon Mid-War Doubles!

Posted on July 24th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

By Eric LauterbachLuke having out of control fun!!! Another great year at Historicon! The WWPD crew joined in the fun with 70 players in the doubles tournament.  The Mid-War event had each two man team playing roughly 1000 point companies, joined up …

Sudan – Getting There

Posted on July 21st, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

After a slow start, the summer painting has picked up again, though the stuffy heat plays havoc with e paint. As you may recall, I’m trying to finish off a few bits and pieces to round out each force and top of the list was a third command base for the…

Wherever I May Roam!!

Posted on July 20th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Heard that one on the radio yesterday and it’s still rattling around :) Brace yourself people, it’s a post with newly painted figures!! Yes, I know it’s been a while but I finally got a full afternoon in with the brush and finished off the armoured supp…

iNyezane – 22.01.1879

Posted on July 16th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Last Thursday we tried a new Black Powder supplement: Zulu War. Donald Adamson bring all the figures and most of the terrains with him. It was first time we used this rules for 15mm figures. We halfed all ranges for that game, with change sequence of t…

WWPD Sneak Peek: The Great War Pt II – Army Lists

Posted on July 16th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

The Great War takes the core Flames Of War game, and modifies it to better represent the fighting of 1918. In part II of our sneak peek into The Great War, we will dive more seriously into the two army lists and the rules that make them work.Read mor…

Sudan Stocktake: The British

Posted on June 30th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Like many of you, the summer has been playing havoc with hobby time, with the current football World Cup having me assembling minis in front of the choice games on TV. No bad thing really, I can do with a break every so often. I’ve been particularly e…

2nd Division Progress – 39th Foot

Posted on June 29th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Follow me!A long time between posts! Real life has been a bugger lately and there’s not been much time for hobby-related stuff, or, indeed, blogging.I’ve been chipping away at my British Peninsular War project, this time painting up the 39th Foot using…

Muskets & Tomahawks – big game pt 2. Muszkiety i Tomahawki – duża gra cz. 2.

Posted on June 23rd, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Another update, game played three weeks ago at Hugh. It will be very short report, as it was quite long time ago and I don’t remember all action taken during this game. Następne uaktualnienie, gra rozegrana trzy tygodnie temu u Hugha. To będzie …

Jolly Hockey Sticks!!

Posted on June 21st, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Hello people,With a day off I’ve actually managed to finish off painting a few bits. In descending order I present 2nd Lt Ponsonby-Smyth, Petty Officer Polyp and Cpl Spatchcock.Ponsonby-Smyth comes across as a typical member of the uniformed arist…

Preparing for Waterloo 200 – Battle of Quatre Bras

Posted on June 21st, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Anglo-Dutch commanders: (l to r) Prince of Orange (Paul), Duke of Brunswick (your humble correspondent!), Duke of Wellington (Pete E.), and Picton (Jim).Have you ever seen a more glum-looking bunch of wargamers? :-D In preparation for our big 200th anni…

Blimey!!

Posted on June 8th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Evening people,Just a quick Sunday post to show that I’ve actually managed a bit of brush-time this week, today in fact, and also to show off a recent purchase that’s provided far more geek-gasm than intended.Having slowly picked up a number of Bolt Ac…

Brace the T’Gallants, Splice the Yardarms and Cringe me Nurgles! Yaaarrrrr!

Posted on June 5th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

I’ve had this in my to-do pile since last October, and after seeing the fun had by the chaps at Little Wars playing Legends of the High Seas I thought it was time to start assembling her.I’ll be able to join in their shennanigans as well as adding a li…

Brigade Models releases new British 15mm Sci-Fi Vehicles!

Posted on June 1st, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

By HaroldAvailable at: http://www.brigademodels.co.uk/15mmSF/British.htmlApollo Hover Tank and Artemis MICVBritish Turret BunkerBrigade Models has some excellent new releases! You can’t have missed the recent previews for the new build Brit…

Muskets & Tomahawks big game.

Posted on May 31st, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Week before we had a big game of Muskets and Tomahawks. This game was played on big Hugh Wilson’s table. It was an episode from the French Indian War. British  players had to save few objectives (mostly the setlements) and unfortunely they failed …

…and on a roll – Bengal/Bombay infantry for the Sudan

Posted on May 30th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

I’ve managed to plough on and complete these fellows in just a few days. These represent either the 17th (‘the Loyal Poorbeah’) Bengal Infantry or 28th Bombay Infantry that saw service in Sudan from 1885. They wear khaki drill with brown leat…

How Not to Prevent a River Crossing

Posted on May 29th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The one with the biggest flags wins!Another outing for my Anglo-Portuguese forces this Saturday just passed, but not so good an outcome this time, sadly! I was up against Darren B. and his French forces in a scenario of his devising where the French ne…

Back at the Brushes

Posted on May 25th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Yes, he emerges from the clouds of plaster dust and heady paint fumes. The bulk of the DIY is complete, so the painting desk has been restored. Rejoice!First off the table, just a little command stand for the Sudan British. You may remember me playing …

Somewhere in the Peninsula – or, Fly, the Die Whisperer!

Posted on May 17th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

This Friday just passed saw me again at the Mitcham venue with my old sparring partners, John R. and Pete E., but our fourth participant had to drop out at late notice. Luckily I had enough French troops in the toolbox for someone to to join in on the …

Wargames Unit – British 1980′s Tracked Rapier Battery

Posted on May 16th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Andy

The concept for this years game pitched the British in defence and knowing the amount of Soviet air power that could be deployed against them I knew they needed to up their air defence game. The Rappier battery should be an HQ and 3 Troops but that see…

The Blues are coming!

Posted on May 15th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Hoi,One of the first boxes of 1:72 figures I ever bought were Revells Napoleonic British Lifeguard cavalry. Over the years I acquired about 6 boxes of these excellent figures and have great plans for them. The 2 boxes I bought when aged 12 or so, (now …

Æronef vs. Ærial Gunboat

Posted on May 12th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Discussion on The Miniatures Page encouraged me to descend into the crypt and dig out my old 25mm aerial gunboats.  These had been used for a single game of Sky Galleons of Mars back in the mid-to-late 90s.Above is a comparison of the Ironclad Aer…

1st Provisional Regiment

Posted on May 8th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

My Vittoria project continues. Here’s the first unit: the 1st Provisional Regiment. As the constituent regiments have buff and yellow/green facings respectively, there’s not a lot of difference unless you look very closely!The Officer and the drummer c…

Atrocious Allied Action!

Posted on May 4th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

It’s been a while since I’ve had a game, as you can probably tell by the dearth of battle reports posted here. I’m afraid that it showed in my last game, played yesterday at the Croydon venue! It didn’t help that I was a little too lackadaisical in the…

Plastic Fantastic

Posted on May 4th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Hello people.Tuesday night down at Enfield Gamers Rich kicked off the Bolt Action escalation league and I rocked up with my barely built Commandos. One lad was missing his beret but other than that it was a good as a paintless patrol could be. Onc…

28mm Aerial Steam Launch from Ironclad Miniatures

Posted on April 25th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Pictured is a 28mm aerial steam launch from Ironclad Miniatures – picked up by yr humble correspondent back in 2008 (have I mentioned lately that I work slowly?). This model holds a special nostalgia for me, as back when we played the Space:1889 RPG, o…