Posts Tagged ‘ECW’

Driffield, 1644.

Posted on June 26th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Finally I had the opportunity to play For the King and Parliament, a English Civil War version of To the Strongest. I had that pleasure to take part in test game, but never had chance to play the final, published version. I have to said, that the final…

Pikeman’s lament in Saskatoon

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

Work took me to Saskatchewan last week and offered me a chance to drop in and see my friend Tim Brown. Tim agreed to put on a game and pushed through illness to finish painting up the troops!Scenario was attacker catches the defender sleeping in pre-da…

Highland Commanded Shot

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

As I finished up the Highland Clansmen I finished up earlier this week, I pulled out these hoping to get them done before my game with Bob on Tuesday. I didn’t end up finishing them in time, but as it turns out I didn’t need them as I had only 1 point …

Beating Up Quarters

Posted on May 30th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

My friend Bob from Edmonton was in town last night so I set up a little game of The Pikeman’s Lament for us to play…June 1644, Glenn DunnyWhen first we met our hero Robert MacRame, he was living in his families ancestral lands in Glenn Dunny. He…

More Scots for the English Civil War

Posted on May 29th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Taking a brief break from all the 40K stuff, I decided to finish up a few more Highlanders for a game of Pikeman’s Lament I am hosting this evening – so I could bring back Robert MacRame! This small lot means I can now field THREE units of Highland Cla…

Valance Time Tunnel

Posted on May 26th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

This weekend my local museum Valance House is holding a multi period living history event dubbed the Valance Time Tunnel. Its not a big event but the range and quality of the reenactment groups is very good and all the exhibitors were friendly and very…


Posted on May 18th, 2018 under . Posted by

I ran out of time, before Salute, and didn’t manage to complete the basing of the Soggy Bottom horse. Yesterday and today I have been frantically adding tufts- at least four per mini- rather more than 1000 in total. Time permitting I will dry-brush the…

Hold your horses!

Posted on May 17th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Reinforcements for Sunday’s Partizan game. These are the horse holders for Colonel James Wardlawe’s dragoons and will sit behind a hedge, all day, doing absolutely nothing, except for looking pretty. Minis are super Bicornes, which a few Redoubt horses…

The Battle of Torrington

Posted on May 7th, 2018 under . Posted by

Morning AllApologies for the delay in posts but things have been rather hectic. The good news is that this is the first of four posts that I have written this morning so more content will appear over the next few days.Last Monday, Mark Alastair and mys…

For King and Parliament – A Review

Posted on April 26th, 2018 under . Posted by

A few weeks ago I bought the latest ECW rules to come out onto the market called For King and Parliament. These have been produced by a fellow blogger called Big Red Bat. I understand that these rules are a follow up on the successful To the Strongest …

Battle of Cheriton

Posted on March 27th, 2018 under . Posted by

So on Monday night Mark, Alastair and myself gathered to fight a re-enactment of the Battle of Cheriton – The English Civil War. The actual battle was fought on the 29th March 1644 so we almost marked the battles 374th anniversary.more herehttps://en.w…

For King and Parliament is on sale!

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

It’s done! My latest Cobalt Peak Game Design commission job is finished and Simon has the rules on sale now in his BigRedBatShop. In Simon’s own words…TtS! “For King and Parliament” is a simple set of wargames rules for the Civil Wars in England (and…

Somewhere Else to Be

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

Last week my friend John came over and we played a game of The Pikeman’s Lament. It’s been too long since John and I last rolled dice in anger…May 1644, YorkshireThe Siege of York has been dragging on and our hero, Ensign Evan “Holy” MacErrol, has be…

Saint Something-or-other

Posted on March 6th, 2018 under . Posted by

Here’s a quick shot  of a WIP terrain piece for my Salute ECW game; a Hovels church and scratch-build chirchyard. David Davies painted the church but I’ve detailed it- it stands around 25cm tall- a fine piece. The churchyard disassembles and packs…

The Scottish Project

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

Ah, the heady delights of a new project! This week the last bits and pieces arrived so I can now begin work on [drumroll…] The Scottish Project! That’s right, a new year and a new project. Not to say that the 55 Days at Peking project or the Warhamme…

Stable Genius

Posted on February 26th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

After finishing the three little cottages on Saturday, I decided to do something slightly different on Sunday and made a building that could serve as a stable or other outbuilding for a manor farm on my ECW/English pulp tables. It’s 3″ deep and 4″ wide, so actually larger in footprint than the little hovels. Horse … Continue reading Stable Genius

Hovels & Gardens

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

With the clock running on toward Trumpeter Salute 2018, I need to get serious about producing the new scenery the linked pair of games I’m running there need! I’ve got more than enough hedges, dirt roads, and other greenery bits from previous scenery projects, but the farmhouse/manor, dovecote, and barn I’ve built previously need more … Continue reading Hovels & Gardens

Pikeman’s Lament – The Battle of the Blackdunny Water

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

After playing the Shadow War: Armageddon Campaign Friday and Saturday, Paul and I sat down on Sunday to play a game of The Pikeman’s Lament – a game I do not get on the table nearly enough! I was so excited when I read of it’s impending release a year …

More hosses

Posted on February 7th, 2018 under . Posted by

Chum Shaun McTague brought in a load more painted cavalry yesterday. These are most of the additional “Swedish” horse (gallopers if you like) for Salute; around six eighteen-man regiments worth. Dauntingly I also need to complete at least three larger …

ECW Highland Piper

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

Unlike previous bonus round this time I already had a couple of potential figures in my lead mountain that I could have used…and I still ended up buying something just for this entry. My submission is a 28mm Highland Piper by Warlord Games from their…

Still trapped in the ECW

Posted on February 5th, 2018 under . Posted by

In the lead-up to Salute, all my ancient and medieval projects are currently on hold and most of my recent posts have been on my new ECW blog. So I thought I’d pop in here and say hi, even though all I have to post is a pic of a couple of extra ECW reg…

Colourful Cavalry, Part Two

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

Horses in colours other than brown! Armour in colours other than silver! Dogs and cats living together! Chaos and disorder! Well, something like that. Horses and armour, at least. I realized that all twelve horses for my regular ECW cavalry are all brown. Every last one of them. There’s a bunch of variation in tone, … Continue reading Colourful Cavalry, Part Two

From London to Shangai

Posted on January 17th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Well, a bit of a mixed lot for this weeks entry, as I did some work on a project I had put aside for this challenge… as well as one that probably will be in boxes stored until challenge 9 should I manage to seduce me a spot then.So let’s travel th…

Colourful Cavalry: Armour as well as horses!

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

I’ve posted links to horse painting articles and tutorials before, including the exhaustive “horse of a different colour” series over at Trouble at t’Mill. Mike even gives you some rough math on what colours any given troop/regiment/herd/group of horses should be: “One tip – if you’re batch painting, the maths works out roughly that you … Continue reading Colourful Cavalry: Armour as well as horses!

Finished English Civil War Figures

Posted on January 7th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Not the greatest photographs going, but so far the only ones I’ve gotten of all of my recently completed 28mm ECW figures all together! Starting top left, the dark yellow coats belong to six firelock musketeers (in Pikeman’s Lament terms, either a Forlorn Hope or Commanded Shot). Clockwise we have two troops of regular horse, … Continue reading Finished English Civil War Figures