Posts Tagged ‘ECW’

Warbases Skirmish Movement Trays

Posted on June 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I picked up a batch of simple lasercut MDF trays sized for 25mm bases on one of my recent Warbases order. Pikeman’s Lament uses either six or twelve figures per unit as standard, so I bought a batch of six-base skirmish trays (listed on Warbases’ site as “Dux Brit/Zombie Trays“) and a pair of twelve-base … Continue reading Warbases Skirmish Movement Trays

ECW 4

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 under . Posted by

Progress on my first regiment- the command stand and casualty minis are blocked in and the rest are inked. Turns out that command minis are even slower to paint than musketeers! Still, I am on the final lap with perhaps two painting sessions left, whic…

ECW 4

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 under . Posted by

Progress on my first regiment- the command stand and casualty minis are blocked in and the rest are inked. Turns out that command minis are even slower to paint than musketeers! Still, I am on the final lap with perhaps two painting sessions left, whic…

Odd and Sundry Bits

Posted on June 19th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Below is a collection of an assortment of odd and sundry bits that have been haunting the periphery of my work area for some time, partially painted, that I’ve recently –  over the last month – finished off… but didn’t feel any one group necessitated a post all of their own… or maybe they all could have, but I was feeling lazy…?
(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):

Two English Civil War cavalrymen. One, on the left, is from Old Glory the other, on the right, is from Perry Miniatures.

The two finish up a unit of heavy cavalry for The Pikeman’s Lament.

An English Civil War musketeer casualty from Perry Miniatures. You can’t see it, because it’s hidden by the grass, but he’s sitting on his musket.

A Teutonic Knight Casualty from Gripping Beast. The beginnings of a Teutonic Knight retinue for Lion Rampant. I have two units of Mounted Men-at-Arms and an assortment of pilgrims and clergymen and a bunch of cavalry to paint up for the force. Well… some of the clergy are already painted… I’m not sure what I was thinking when I decided to pick up the knights… seemed like a good idea at the time…? I’ll probably need to pick up some Mounted Sergeants and some more foot for the force at some point… maybe when I actually get some of the other units finished!!

First two of the Reaper Bones 3 Kickstarter, which arrived a couple weeks ago, that I’ve “painted”. There wasn’t much painted involved – other than the base.

The Wizard I actually have a not-so-translucent version of – so I can make him “invisible”.

I’m not sure why I ended up with the invisible/translucent dude with the hammer…?

Three Lead Adventure Miniaturespost-apocalyptic survivors.

Two more post-apocalyptic KGB from Lead Adventure Miniatures. I finished the others from this set back in February

One of the figures from the Psi-Paladins and Techno-Barbarians Kickstarter for Mutants and Death Ray Guns.

A Grenadier Guards Officer from Miniature Figurines Winter of ’79 range.

Three female police constables also from from Miniature Figurines Winter of ’79 range.

Dark Young of Shub-Niggurath from Reaper Bones 3 Kickstarter. I got all the big mythos creatures out of this set. Painted up this guy as an adventure I’m prepping to kick off a Cthulhu Invictus campaign involves a Dark Young…

With the wizard for scale – he’s pretty damned big! Shub0niggurath herself and Dagon are even HUGER?!

A terribly out of focus shot of three Grymm sniper specialists from Hasslefree Miniatures. Their camouflage was so good the camera could just not recognize what to focus on…

Are the Grymm supposed to be like Space Dwarves…? I think so. But given that hasslefree minis are on the slightish side, I though they might fit in with one of my units of Imperial Guard Ratling snipers.

Unit of Ratling snipers. They’re still on the slight side… maybe female Ratlings are smaller and have tinier heads than the males of their species…? I probably should have converted their boots into big feet to match up with the GW guys a bit better… ah well…
That’s it for me for now. Need to do some planning this week and figure out what I’m going to work on in the coming months…

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:


Game Plan 2017: What’s Next…?

Odd and Sundry Bits

Posted on June 19th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Below is a collection of an assortment of odd and sundry bits that have been haunting the periphery of my work area for some time, partially painted, that I’ve recently –  over the last month – finished off… but didn’t feel any one group necessitated a post all of their own… or maybe they all could have, but I was feeling lazy…?
(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):

Two English Civil War cavalrymen. One, on the left, is from Old Glory the other, on the right, is from Perry Miniatures.

The two finish up a unit of heavy cavalry for The Pikeman’s Lament.

An English Civil War musketeer casualty from Perry Miniatures. You can’t see it, because it’s hidden by the grass, but he’s sitting on his musket.

A Teutonic Knight Casualty from Gripping Beast. The beginnings of a Teutonic Knight retinue for Lion Rampant. I have two units of Mounted Men-at-Arms and an assortment of pilgrims and clergymen and a bunch of cavalry to paint up for the force. Well… some of the clergy are already painted… I’m not sure what I was thinking when I decided to pick up the knights… seemed like a good idea at the time…? I’ll probably need to pick up some Mounted Sergeants and some more foot for the force at some point… maybe when I actually get some of the other units finished!!

First two of the Reaper Bones 3 Kickstarter, which arrived a couple weeks ago, that I’ve “painted”. There wasn’t much painted involved – other than the base.

The Wizard I actually have a not-so-translucent version of – so I can make him “invisible”.

I’m not sure why I ended up with the invisible/translucent dude with the hammer…?

Three Lead Adventure Miniaturespost-apocalyptic survivors.

Two more post-apocalyptic KGB from Lead Adventure Miniatures. I finished the others from this set back in February

One of the figures from the Psi-Paladins and Techno-Barbarians Kickstarter for Mutants and Death Ray Guns.

A Grenadier Guards Officer from Miniature Figurines Winter of ’79 range.

Three female police constables also from from Miniature Figurines Winter of ’79 range.

Dark Young of Shub-Niggurath from Reaper Bones 3 Kickstarter. I got all the big mythos creatures out of this set. Painted up this guy as an adventure I’m prepping to kick off a Cthulhu Invictus campaign involves a Dark Young…

With the wizard for scale – he’s pretty damned big! Shub0niggurath herself and Dagon are even HUGER?!

A terribly out of focus shot of three Grymm sniper specialists from Hasslefree Miniatures. Their camouflage was so good the camera could just not recognize what to focus on…

Are the Grymm supposed to be like Space Dwarves…? I think so. But given that hasslefree minis are on the slightish side, I though they might fit in with one of my units of Imperial Guard Ratling snipers.

Unit of Ratling snipers. They’re still on the slight side… maybe female Ratlings are smaller and have tinier heads than the males of their species…? I probably should have converted their boots into big feet to match up with the GW guys a bit better… ah well…
That’s it for me for now. Need to do some planning this week and figure out what I’m going to work on in the coming months…

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:


Game Plan 2017: What’s Next…?

ECW 3

Posted on June 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

Steady progress with the ECW minis- I’m around 70% in on the first (front) regiment now, they need to be piked, inked and varnished. The command stand are mustering at the rear…  They are going to be, most appropriately, New Model Army.

ECW 3

Posted on June 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

Steady progress with the ECW minis- I’m around 70% in on the first (front) regiment now, they need to be piked, inked and varnished. The command stand are mustering at the rear…  They are going to be, most appropriately, New Model Army.

The Workbench This Week, 12 June 2017

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

Much chaos in my non-gaming life, so time and brainpower to actually paint is kind of hard to come by, but this weekend I sat down and organized my pike & shot foot figures for Pikeman’s Lament and other English Civil War or Thirty Year’s War gaming. I now have exactly 60 figures assembled, based, … Continue reading The Workbench This Week, 12 June 2017

ECW Cavalry are done!

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

So yesterday I put the finishing touches on a unit of ECW cavalry for our war game groups effort in raising enough figures to run a few games.  The below figures are Perry Miniatures and there were 12 horses and riders to make up a unit.  I h…

ECW 2

Posted on June 10th, 2017 under . Posted by

Terrible photo but the ECW minis are coming on- I now have 60 “under the brush”. The chaps on the left will be Royalists and the right, New Model Army. Two things I have learned thus far:-ECW minis are not faster to paint than ancients; especially musk…

ECW 2

Posted on June 10th, 2017 under . Posted by

Terrible photo but the ECW minis are coming on- I now have 60 “under the brush”. The chaps on the left will be Royalists and the right, New Model Army. Two things I have learned thus far:-ECW minis are not faster to paint than ancients; especially musk…

Warbases Church, Part Two

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

More progress on detailing the lasercut MDF church from Warbases that I started previously. Stonework & Doors Buttresses and a double row of foundation stonework have been added with pink styrofoam insulation cut with a new Xacto knife. I used scrap card to create a small jig to keep the angle of the front of … Continue reading Warbases Church, Part Two

Battle of Brentford Bridge – an ECW AAR

Posted on June 3rd, 2017 under . Posted by

Hi FolksLast Tuesday (Monday was a bank holiday) the Shed was somewhat light on the player numbers so Mark & I decided to fight the first battle listed in the new Pike & Shotte supplement – the Battle of Brentford Bridge….heres what wiki says…

Battle of Brentford Bridge – an ECW AAR

Posted on June 3rd, 2017 under . Posted by

Hi FolksLast Tuesday (Monday was a bank holiday) the Shed was somewhat light on the player numbers so Mark & I decided to fight the first battle listed in the new Pike & Shotte supplement – the Battle of Brentford Bridge….heres what wiki says…

The Renaissance of The Renaissance – 3 FoGR Reports using the draft rules revisions

Posted on May 29th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

A subtle revision of FoGR Renaissance is in the offing, and to help test the rules the Kings Capital in Oxford is besieged by eager gamers all keen to raise the standard for King or for Parliament!What will happen in an event where in previous year’s I…

The Renaissance of The Renaissance – 3 FoGR Reports using the draft rules revisions

Posted on May 29th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

A subtle revision of FoGR Renaissance is in the offing, and to help test the rules the Kings Capital in Oxford is besieged by eager gamers all keen to raise the standard for King or for Parliament!What will happen in an event where in previous year’s I…

The Bloodier Battle of Valence

Posted on May 28th, 2017 under , . Posted by

A couple of years ago my home borough started running a series of summer events and festivals. These were supposed to be a one off celebration of the merging of Barking and Dagenham into one borough. However the events proved so popular they were repeated again last year and again this year…and slap in the middle is an English Civil War reenactment, The Bloodie Battle of Valalnce, right in the heart of a London borough.
The event is staged by the English Civil War Society and Sir Marmaduke Rawdon’s Regiment of Foote and includes demonstrations of 17th century firepower with muskets and cannon; a living history camp showing what life was like during the English Civil War; displays by the mounted cavalry; and later in the day a battle between the Royalist and Parliamentarian forces, involving over 500 soldiers.

Living in Dagenham does have some advantages!

The Bloodier Battle of Valence

Posted on May 28th, 2017 under , . Posted by

A couple of years ago my home borough started running a series of summer events and festivals. These were supposed to be a one off celebration of the merging of Barking and Dagenham into one borough. However the events proved so popular they were repeated again last year and again this year…and slap in the middle is an English Civil War reenactment, The Bloodie Battle of Valalnce, right in the heart of a London borough.
The event is staged by the English Civil War Society and Sir Marmaduke Rawdon’s Regiment of Foote and includes demonstrations of 17th century firepower with muskets and cannon; a living history camp showing what life was like during the English Civil War; displays by the mounted cavalry; and later in the day a battle between the Royalist and Parliamentarian forces, involving over 500 soldiers.

Living in Dagenham does have some advantages!

Haul Report 82: mostly about books

Posted on May 21st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Welcome to another Haul Report, and what a week it has been as my library pile was extended by no less then 28 new additions.But that isn`t everything I obtained, so bear with me…The main haul this week came of course from the Boekenfestijn event pas…

Stone Outbuilding Finished

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

Glued down the towel thatching, slapped a coat of paint over the small stone building, added the door, and declared it done! The towel got cut into a rough rectangle, big enough to hang an inch or so over the edges of the cardboard roof on all sides. I used a hot glue gun to … Continue reading Stone Outbuilding Finished

Edgehill at Partizan

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

On Sunday at Partizan (the excellent wargames show in Newark) Andrew Brentnall and I will be running a participation game of our forthcoming “For King and Parliament” ECW rules. We have spaces for players- if you’d like to book a 90 minu…

Edgehill at Partizan

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

On Sunday at Partizan (the excellent wargames show in Newark) Andrew Brentnall and I will be running a participation game of our forthcoming “For King and Parliament” ECW rules. We have spaces for players- if you’d like to book a 90 minu…

The Siege of Southchester

Posted on May 16th, 2017 under . Posted by

On Monday night we tried something very ambitious in the Shed – I decided we would try and play a siege game using the latest supplement for Pike & Shotte. I say ambitious because the Parliamentarians not only had to scale a huge city wall but also…

The Siege of Southchester

Posted on May 16th, 2017 under . Posted by

On Monday night we tried something very ambitious in the Shed – I decided we would try and play a siege game using the latest supplement for Pike & Shotte. I say ambitious because the Parliamentarians not only had to scale a huge city wall but also…

Stone Outbuilding/Hovel

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

With the farmhouse and dovecote progressing well, I wanted to move on to a few smaller buildings to the mix. This little stone outbuilding is the first of those. It’s a few random scrap pieces of pink insulation styrofoam, hot glue, and a chunk of corrugated cardboard so far. Footprint is about 2″ wide by … Continue reading Stone Outbuilding/Hovel