Posts Tagged ‘Colonial’

Fire & Sword Battle 04: Sally at Abu Hamed

Posted on April 18th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As referred to in Turn 03: January 1884, at Abu Hamed Sayed Bey decides to sally forth from the town and endeavour to temporarily break the siege. While Abu Hamed is now plentifully supplied with resources (it has over 6 months of…Read more &#8…

Modelling New Zealand Bush

Posted on April 13th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I was searching for information on scenic material (scatter and flock and such) and stumbled across this (NZ 1:120  TT scale) New Zealand model railroad blog. It features some photos of Grant Morrel’s Kerosine Creek layout from the Masterton …

Warlord North American Buildings

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

To supplement my Perry Miniatures’ ACW Buildings I also have a couple of Warlord laser-cut MDF Settler’s Log Cabins – like the Perry buildings these are suitable for most North American eras from the French & Indian Wars & Am…

From PhilH: 28mm Colonial British Hussars, Mahdist Gun and Crew & 15mm WWII American Infantry (84 points)

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

From Phil:My final offering to push me towards my target. The British in the Sudan finally get some cavalry support, the rather dashing 10th Hussars. Not a fancy pelisse in sight by this era, but I still think they look fine in their navy striped trous…

From DaveD: 28mm ‘Camelapocalypse’ – Sudan Supply Column & Naval Gun Crew (165 points)

Posted on March 19th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

From Dave:Its been a switch over to the Colonials for the Sudan.I had decided to make an effort on dealing with the support elements first. For the desert column I really wanted a decent amount of animals. So here we have a further addition. It’s …

Perry Miniatures ACW Buildings

Posted on March 13th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

These are some ‘in progress’ pictures of my 28mm Perry Miniatures’ American Civil War Buildings – I’m hoping they will be useful for not just the ACW, but also for the American Old West & Indian Wars, some Colonial the…

Miniature Addiction!

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

Roundie, from my local gaming group (the Auckland Wargaming Club), has recently launched his own website & blog of his wargaming & modelling work – he’s one of our area’s most prolific modellers & painters and has built so…

From DaveD: 28mm Mahdist Horsemen and Camelry (190 points)

Posted on March 6th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

From Dave:So here we have the Mahdist mounted forces (19 in all) , 6 Beja camel, 12 Baggara cavalry and another leader for the cause. All 28mm Perry figures. For the Baggara I had to replace the “chocolate fireguard” Perry spears with something that wi…

From PhilH: 28mm Mahdists with Command & Challenge Desperado (75 points)

Posted on February 19th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

From Phil:My next entry, it may surprise you to know, takes me back to the Sudan. Seven foot Mahdists, plus a command stand of one foot one mounted. I painted these alongside the casualties I also submitted, a fairly sizeable batch for me but a mere dr…

L’Iber Toy Soldier Museum – Late 19th to 20th Century Spanish Colonial

Posted on February 18th, 2014 under , . Posted by

From DaveD: Sudanese Beja Mob Part Deux (371 points)

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

Here is the second points sortie in Dave’s Sudanese carpet bombing campaign.From Dave:Ok you Challengers here we have part 2 off the production line.Its 72 figures plus 4 prone casualty . all 28mm Perry . Hmm I think it might need to do some …

From DaveD: 28mm Sudanese Ansar Tribesmen (437 points)

Posted on February 11th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Dave brings out the big guns with this huge points entry.From Dave:Having completed my initial point target (600) or the Challenge , it seems to have got the paint well and truly flowing. Having completed a Sudan “caravan” as part of the chal…

From ClintB: 10mm Mahdist Tribesmen (64 points)

Posted on February 6th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

From Clint:Yet More Pendraken figures 3 figures to a 20m by 20mm base and 21 bases in all. I have kept the patch colours on the Jibbehs muted so no need to wear sunglasses while playing in England. (Chance would be a fine thing at the moment!) Overall …

From RobP: 28mm Sudanes, Nuns & French Imperial Guard Chasseurs a Pied (276 points)

Posted on January 28th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

RobP, veteran member of the beer disposal unit of the ‘Dutch Water-bicycle Detachment’, debuts in the Challenge with this stonking entry of Sudanese, Nuns and French Chasseurs. An entry which, I’m sure, will raise the eyebrows of his compatriots Michae…

From ClintB: 10mm Ansar Tribal Riflemen (33 points)

Posted on January 22nd, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

From Clint:Another 11 Stands of 10mm Ansar. Again these are by Pendraken with 3 figures to a base for use with “Patrols in the Sudan” Rules. As the rules differentiate between rifle and melee armed stands each of these stands has two riflemen on each s…

From JamesB: 28mm Afghan Cavalry, Bengal Lancers, Ghurkha Rifles & Ronin (377 points)

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

James has the most ambitious points target within the Challenge this year and to start biting into that goal he sends in this very nice mixture of figures from the North-West Frontier and Feudal Japan.From James:I have had a few questions about my lack…

The Battle of Matigulu

Posted on January 13th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Posties Rejects gathered over the weekend for our first game of the year, and once again Postie pulled out something new from his collection for us to play with. This game used The 1879 Zulu War and Boer Zulu Conflict rules written by Richard…

Queens’ Lancers Museum

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

A small interesting museum that covers some the most famour British cavalry charges ever!

From TamsinP: 28mm Coureur de Bois (32 points)

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

From Tamsin:This submission consists of eight 28mm FIW coureurs de bois from AW Miniatures. These represent my painting contribution for the most excellent Bloggers for Charity project organized by James B and AndrewS.These were painted over black prim…

From JamesB: 28mm North-West Frontier Infantry & Cavalry (320 points)

Posted on December 26th, 2013 under , , , , . Posted by

James enters our paint-spattered melee with these lovely North-West Frontier figures.From James:Here is my first non-bonus entry. I have the first of what will be several lots of NWF figures. These are all from the very fine Foundry Miniatures ran…

Mystery 25mm Colonial figures

Posted on December 15th, 2013 under . Posted by

This afternoon I set out to discover who made some Zulu War figures and terrain I had. In the search I discovered some 25mm foot to eye Colonial figures suitable for fighting in the Sudan. They stood out or more correctly didn’t as they were dwarfed by…

RAFM $1 Figure Sale II – How I Think It Works

Posted on September 28th, 2013 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

How the deal works seems a little unclear.  Below is what I posted over on TMP – I think I have it right. ;)

My understanding and the way I did my order: A “pack” is a SKU – basically the RAFxxx number. For non-1889 lines that usually me…

$1 Figure Sale at RAFM!

Posted on September 27th, 2013 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

RAFM is having a $1 per figure sale on all their historical lines. This
includes the Space 1889 figures – always high on my list but also their
Ancients, ACW, French Indian, Colonial and other lines.  Well worth
looking at.

Follow this link fo…

Last Argument of Kings – a review

Posted on August 20th, 2013 under , , , , . Posted by

So whats this supplement all about then!This supplement covers the periods of conflict from 1690 through to the end of the Seven years war. The supplement opens with an overview of warfare and tactics in the 18th century. As is expected of modern suppl…

Searching for the war gamers Holy Grail is it Black powder?

Posted on July 6th, 2013 under , , , , , . Posted by

I am pretty sure we have all, as we have got older, wanted one set of rules that we can use to play most of our games. I am no exception to this and neither is my main gaming opponent Kevin.Whilst we are happy with the rules we use for our skirmish gam…