Posts Tagged ‘dark ages’

How to build a stone circle for wargaming

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

In this post, you will learn how to build a stone circle for wargaming. The tutorial is easy to follow, so grab your tools and let’s start. Building the basic structure Take an old CD or DVD for the base of your terrain piece. Using old discs is a great way because they are flat, durable and cheap. Besides that, the round form of your … Show me more

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The Last of the Kerns

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

Well, not that they where the last in history or so, but these two guys where the final figures from the boxes of Dark Age Warriors by Gripping Beast I bought for Dux etc…And so I painted them up, and with that the final ones of the GB plastics for n…

Leading a Blood Eagle participation game

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

A while ago, I published my very first AAR ever about a game of Blood Eagle. As a result, we were invited to host a participation game at Do or Dice 2018, a wargaming convention in Germany. We were very happy and a new project was born. A Blood Eagle participation game. The right idea for a Blood Eagle participation game At first, we had … Show me more

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The Ponies Attack! a Dux Brittaniarum batrep

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

Friday evening Dimitri and me played our final battle for this round of the TSA Dux campaign, as his Scotti raiders invaded my province of Dyffed.The scenario we rolled was Burn the Watchtower, something I was very, very happy about as defending a peri…

Combat Fatigue

Posted on May 4th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

After the high drama of our last game I suggested a Dark Ages set to with no giant beasts, wheeled blades or large pointy sticks, to this end we went with Romano-British (Kevin) and Saxons (me). These two armies are similar in that they are ‘shieldwall…

Unboxing Hot and Dangerous Kickstarter Exclusive Lagertha

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

A range of 28mm and 54mm pin up models produced by polish company Wargamer Games Studio LTD (the guys from the 15mm By Fire and Sword range) that I backed on Kickstarter, I’m opening the sets and making short unbox video’s on them.The first one I’m tak…

Payback on the Farm! A Dux Battle Report

Posted on April 20th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Last campaign month, Richard invaded my lands in an effort to burn down my watchtower, as could be read HERE.While he was unsuccesfull and suffered heavy losses that battle, this month it was time for me to return the favour and I set out to raid one o…

Dark Age Cavalry

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

Received friday night, finished tuesday morning…Yeah, I wanted them ready as soon as possible hehehe.Now this is due in part that originally I would be using them on the battlefield the coming friday, but as my opponent is going to Salute (as is the …

SAGA Redux

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

Its been some time since I opened my Dark Ages collection but the new edition of SAGA has piqued some interest at the club. Sufficiently so for me to get out my Irish Warband and finished them off.  They hit the table at Club night last week – I w…

There are Picts on my lawn!

Posted on March 23rd, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Another Dux Britanniarum campaign report from our TSA campaign.  This time, another Hostage Raid as Pictish Raiders landed on my shores.It was a sunny day as Clustfeinad strolled his gardens.  Soon his noble, Petif would arrive with his retin…

Scratched an Itch

Posted on March 23rd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

I am in the Doldrums at the moment, I always find coming down from the excitement of a wargame weekend away a bit of a bind as I enjoy them so much, new armies, new people, good games and usually a social evening discussing rules, armies, tactics and b…

More Irish Bonnachts

Posted on March 23rd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Nothing fancy painting wise this post though…As a result of the challenge, I had painted up quite a few of those plastic Gripping Beast Dark Age warriors.These serve on the one hand to boost my SAGA force (far beyond the average points for a game at …

Peter Minuit and the Rapiers

Posted on March 2nd, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Okay, so that might sound like some 80s coverband if I look back at the title…Actually, it`s the combination of two sorts of entries I have been focussing on this week, namely trying to include one Crisis wargame show entry figure every time, as well…

de Seguiran, a lady, a silly kid… and more Dux troops

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

Continuing with a project I started in the past bonus round, I`ll be trying to paint up one of the Crisis limited edition entrance figures for all of the remaining weeks of this challenge.And of course, some regular forces as well to go along with the …

116th Pennsylvania… and some levies

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

This weeks entry into the Painting Challenge is one of the reasons I actually got into it, to build further on my full OrBat for the II Corps, 1 Division og Hancock, as it fought at Fredericksburg.While I already finished some of the generals last week…

New Project for 2019..

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

Ok I know 2019 is a long way off but West Wind Productions, War and Empire have recently released their third Kickstarter, Dark Ages.  The miniatures are fantastic.  I supported their first two kickstarters and bought Punic Wars Roman and Sas…

[ENG/PL] The true story of Halfdan the Black (Hálfdan Svarti) / Prawdziwa historia Halfdana Czarnego (Halvdan Svarte) [Footsore Miniatures Erik Oaksplitter]

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

“My mother told meSomeday I would buyA galley with good oarsSail to distant shoresStand upon the prowNoble barq I steerSteady course for the havenHew many foe-men, hew many foe-men”Good morning!Staying in historical and Tv series Vikings climate invite…

Defending the realm, Normandy around 900 AD. Obrona królestwa, Normandia około 900 n.e.

Posted on January 23rd, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Past week was quite busy if I we talking about gaming. I managed to have two big games. First of them was planned for a long time. Michael painted a lot of peasants, who can fit in many periods. The idea was, to use them with our Dark Age collections. …

Defending the Watchtower, a Dux Britanniarum campaign game

Posted on January 19th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

In the second part of my three battles for survival in this month, I faced Richard who raided my lands.Out to set fire to my Watchtower, I had to play the one thing I love to do… defending behind my pallisades.My army was still recovering from it’s l…

Wargaming At its Best

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

I thought I would do today’s report first and leave yesterdays until later, mainly because it has been an exciting day and it is still fresh in my mind.The game was a large one and we both fielded almost every unit we have, the Carolingians had three c…

Winwaed 655 AD

Posted on January 11th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

The missus left yesterday and due to the strikes and rail closures had a tiresome journey to London but got there eventually, I am hoping I do not run into the same problems next Friday. Not having had a wargame now since the middle of December I organ…

[ENG/PL] Two brothers who… conquered Britain. History of Hengist and Horsa / O dwóch takich co… podbili Brytanię. Historia Hengista i Horsa (Footsore Miniatures)

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Good morning in the first post in 2018!I am starting a new year of blogging with two brothers, Hengist and Horsa, whom you can find in the offer of one of my favorite producers Footsore Miniatures.Two of the legendary Saxon heroes will be perfect for m…

The First Struggle for Survival: Dux Britanniarum campaign game

Posted on December 22nd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Let’s cut to the chase: Clustfeinad is in big trouble. Last month, a large Raid left my army in shambles, as I lost 3 out of my 6 units for multiple campaign turns as an opposing kingdom, bolstered by Mercenaries and two Saxon forces rampaged and …

Vikings!

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

I popped over to Bruce’s for a game of Vikings 878 on Tuesday. We’d tried this at the club a few months back but I was keen for a second go. Bruce took the role of the blood-thirty invaders.His first move was to land at London (which makes sense, given…

Vikings!

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

I popped over to Bruce’s for a game of Vikings 878 on Tuesday. We’d tried this at the club a few months back but I was keen for a second go. Bruce took the role of the blood-thirty invaders.His first move was to land at London (which makes sense, given…