Posts Tagged ‘colonials’

Battle of Nyezane

Posted on June 14th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Its been a few months since the Shed saw any action from the Anglo Zulu war so it was about time that the figures came out to play. The scenario we opted for is listed in the Warlord publication Zulu as the Battle of Nyezane – fought on the same day as…

More Progress on Khartoum

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

Good Evening FolksI was fortunate to have a few free hours at the weekend to crack on with the Khartoum build, and I think it is coming along nicely.Previous post herehttp://shedwars.blogspot.com/2018/06/colonial-wars-khartoum-starts-to-take.htmlAll th…

Colonial Wars – Khartoum starts to take shape

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

Six months ago I was in the middle of painting my forces for the Sudan Campaign and rather foolishly I stated that I wanted to build Khartoum – I even made a start on the walls. You can read about it here…Khartoum buildSo six months on and a fair bit…

Fist Full of Lead up the Khyber Pass

Posted on May 23rd, 2018 under . Posted by

And now for something completely different. Over the last few weeks we have been cracking through a number of games using the Fist Full of Lead rules. These have all been based on the not so heroic adventures of a certain Richard Sharpe in the Peninsul…

Colonial Wars – An Afghan Army

Posted on May 8th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

More news on my British Colonial Wars – now that the Sudan & Zulu Wars are covered it seems a shame not to move East into Afghanistan….;-)I decided that my Sudan Brits will form the backbone of the  Colonial Forces so I needed some Afghans…..

New Forces for my Sudan Project part 15

Posted on March 31st, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Hi FolksThe Sudan Project is going strong with more forces now making their way to the battlefield – if you want to see the previous post the First Battle head here part 14)First yp we have some Colonial Reinforcement a – Sikh Brigade all the way …

Camels Galore!

Posted on March 10th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Hoi,Dave D and myself are having a little Camels Side Duel over at the AHPC page. So if you fancy seeing some great painted camels (Dave’s mostly), head over with this:LINKand put in a vote. Thanks heaps!

The First Sudan Battle – In the Balance

Posted on March 6th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Morning AllIf you have been following this blog you have probably noticed that I have been spending an inordinate amount of time concentrating on my 28mm Colonial Sudanese project. With the majority of the figures painted it was time to get them on the…

Sudan Project part 13 – Nile Gunboat pt1

Posted on February 24th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Hiya Folkspart 12 can be found hereNow that I am nearing the end of my figure painting its time to turn my attention to the bespoke terrain I am going to need for my Sudan project. If you have been following this project you will know that I have …

Sudan Project part 10 – More British Forces

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

Happy New Year and welcome to the first post on this blog for 2018.Things have been a bit manic over here at Shed Wars central and both painting and games have been a bit thin on the ground in the last couple of weeks. Things have have not helped when …

Sudan Project part 9 – First British Forces

Posted on December 8th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Good Morning FolksPart 8 can be found herehttp://shedwars.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/sudan-project-part-8-dhows.htmlNow that the Mahdist Army is complete I have turned my attention to the British forces.The current aim is to create a force that will consis…

Sudan Project part 9 – First British Forces

Posted on December 8th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Good Morning FolksPart 8 can be found herehttp://shedwars.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/sudan-project-part-8-dhows.htmlNow that the Mahdist Army is complete I have turned my attention to the British forces.The current aim is to create a force that will consis…

Congo at the club

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

Bruce hosted another game of Congo at the club last night. Each player came in from a separate corner. Winner was the person with the most victory points at the end. Victory points could be gained (at least on my briefing sheet) for killing units, digg…

Congo at the club

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

Bruce hosted another game of Congo at the club last night. Each player came in from a separate corner. Winner was the person with the most victory points at the end. Victory points could be gained (at least on my briefing sheet) for killing units, digg…

Brand New Project – 28mm Sudan – part 1

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

And so a new project begins….

Back in 2016 I decided that I wanted to recreate sufficient forces for the Shed to play the Anglo Zulu War in 28mm.
If you have been following this blog you might recall that at the start of the project it was my intention to not just fight the Zulu wars of Victoria’s empire but also feature the other major wars.

As of today I can announce that my take on the Sudan Wars of the late 19th Century has begun. This does mean hundreds of menacing looking tribal warriors up against a smaller well armed, highly disciplined colonial army. It also means cavalry, camels, river boats and fortifications. So where do I start.

Fortunately Perry miniatures offers the discerning wargamer a range of options with which to build his force. These figures will no doubt be augmented with other manufacturers once I had had the chance to to asses their compatibility, price and availability. In the coming weeks I will be happy to share this analysis.

To kick things off I needed lots of Dervishes (Fuzzy Wuzzies as Corporal Jones called them) so a trawl of ebay quickly found several of these boxes (6 in total). Each box contains 40 multipart figures and over the weekend I assembled the whole lot in several sittings. These have all been mounted on my preferred option of the 25mm steel washer base. I think it’s safe to say that I have become quite adept at assembling plastic troops en masse.

Believe it or not that is 240 Dervishes – I will need more
Quick tips for anybody else wanting to attempt this laborious task –

1.       Remove body from sprue, clean up flash and superglue to base

2.       Remove all heads – glue heads to body

3.       Remove all Right Arms – glue right arms…

I think you probably get the drift

Unlike the Zulus where I based them in 12’s on movement trays I wanted these to be consistent with the TMWWBK – so I have elected to base these on the eight slot zombie trays from Warbases. Two bases gives me 16 figures for one of their warbands.

The next step is to get this lot primed. 

Brand New Project – 28mm Sudan – part 1

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

And so a new project begins….

Back in 2016 I decided that I wanted to recreate sufficient forces for the Shed to play the Anglo Zulu War in 28mm.
If you have been following this blog you might recall that at the start of the project it was my intention to not just fight the Zulu wars of Victoria’s empire but also feature the other major wars.

As of today I can announce that my take on the Sudan Wars of the late 19th Century has begun. This does mean hundreds of menacing looking tribal warriors up against a smaller well armed, highly disciplined colonial army. It also means cavalry, camels, river boats and fortifications. So where do I start.

Fortunately Perry miniatures offers the discerning wargamer a range of options with which to build his force. These figures will no doubt be augmented with other manufacturers once I had had the chance to to asses their compatibility, price and availability. In the coming weeks I will be happy to share this analysis.

To kick things off I needed lots of Dervishes (Fuzzy Wuzzies as Corporal Jones called them) so a trawl of ebay quickly found several of these boxes (6 in total). Each box contains 40 multipart figures and over the weekend I assembled the whole lot in several sittings. These have all been mounted on my preferred option of the 25mm steel washer base. I think it’s safe to say that I have become quite adept at assembling plastic troops en masse.

Believe it or not that is 240 Dervishes – I will need more
Quick tips for anybody else wanting to attempt this laborious task –

1.       Remove body from sprue, clean up flash and superglue to base

2.       Remove all heads – glue heads to body

3.       Remove all Right Arms – glue right arms…

I think you probably get the drift

Unlike the Zulus where I based them in 12’s on movement trays I wanted these to be consistent with the TMWWBK – so I have elected to base these on the eight slot zombie trays from Warbases. Two bases gives me 16 figures for one of their warbands.

The next step is to get this lot primed. 

Pulp Alley at Club Night

Posted on September 8th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

We had our first club night at our new venue (Red Claw Gaming) on Tuesday. There were nine guys from our club out with three games running. There were also maybe 12 other guys with four other games running. By the time I left, it was really hopping, wh…

Survivors of Lucknow

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

Hoi,Part of the Mutiny Miniatures “Survivors of Lucknow” blister, these figures are done up to give some more flavour to future IM games.The figures turned out a little too dark due to the wash I forgot to dilute. Still I  like them quite a lot!Ch…

Some more IM Civilians

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

Hoi,If one is to recreate India in 1857-1859, I guess one is to have some civilians to people all the cities and villages of said country. These Eureka miniatures civilians are awesome if a bit more of slight build than the Foundry and Mutineer figures…

Some Indian Mutiny Characters

Posted on July 10th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Hoi,The Indian Mutiny Project (henceforth called IM) continues. Here are some Foundry character models.I like experimenting with the colours and patterns India has to offer. besides that these are great figures as well in their own right.Cheers Sander

Did I ever tell you…

Posted on June 30th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

…that I really hate Christopher Columbus? Ever since starting this Indian Mutiny project just about every search on “Indian” stuff, has resulted in North American Native subjects. Very frustrating! That said I have tried to get some more stuff finish…

Indian Mutiny

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

Hoi,Let’s get the Indian Mutiny ball rolling today! Now that the heat-wave over here is more or less over I have been able to finish some of the units I have been painting for this project. First are the Rebellious Sepoys I have painted up yet. There a…

Flashman in the Game!

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

Hoi,In my most recent posts I have been going on about the influence the Flashman books have had on my take of gaming and painting miniatures. In a combination of showing newly painted miniatures and rambling on about the hobby, I present you with this…