As I mentioned in my last post about the things I brought home from Trumpeter Salute, one of them was a copy of Issue #87 of Wargames, Soldiers, and Strategy, their ECW special. One of the articles in there was by Tony Harwood, also known as Dampfpanzerwagon around the internet, including on the Lead Adventure … Continue reading Half-Timber Dovecote, Dampfpanzerwagon Style: Part One →
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This was my entry for round three of the Lead Adventure Forum’s Lead Painter’s League. It’s half a unit of shot for The Pikeman’s Lament. This week’s entry is a mix of Pike and Shot to finish up this unit as well as the previously posted pike. I’ll have pictures of the complete units next week.
ADLG Renaissance is in development… and even with having not actually played it or laid eyes on a copy, I do know that it will probably involve “double units” for Pike & Shot.The idea of rebasing is a frightening one, but amazingly, on examinatio…
This was my entry for round two of the Lead Adventure Forum’s Lead Painter’s League. It’s not a complete unit of twelve for The Pikeman’s Lament because I didn’t have enough figures for a complete unit at the time I painted them. This week’s entry is a group of Shot (about half a units worth – for the same reason) and next weeks entry is a batch of four Pike and six Shot to finish off BOTH units.
Irish Pike from Warlord Games. The flag is hand-painted and based off one of the paper flags included with the Warlord Games Montrose Irish box set.
Way back in June of 2011, I started a fairly small half-timber barn for 28mm, for either my ECW/TYW stuff or early 20th C pulp gaming. I’d gotten most of the painting done on the building six years ago, then moved on to other projects as the 16th C ECW/TYW gaming failed to grab my … Continue reading Half-Timber Barn, Finally Finished! →
My friend Other Tim had Tuesday afternoon off and so I set up a quick little scenario of The Pikeman’s Lament to play in the afternoon. We played with a full 24 points – using pretty much every singly-based skirmishy ECW figure I currently have… (Okay there are the clubmen… and a handful of English shot – but not enough for a unit… and some of Montrose’s Irish – but I didn’t want to use them as they are being entered in the Lead Adventure Forum’s Lead Painter’s League and figures entered cannot have been posted anywhere on the internet before…).
With those couple of Jet Bikes out of the way, I’ve returned to finishing up a few more English Civil War units for The Pikeman’s Lament. – starting with the Scots Covenanters (mostly because they had the fewest to do).
I need to swap out the skinnier pikes on the older figures… but as the unit is not yet complete I wasn’t feeling a huge rush to do so…
I also finished up a cavalry casualty… I guess it could be a Scot… figure from Perry Miniatures.
A couple of weeks ago the Shed hosted its biggest game of the year so far this year – a big Pike & Shotte game with three players aside on an extended table nearly 20feet long.I’d love to say that I had a great game. But I didn’t !The extra large t…
More English Civil Warriors – but this time and element of Irish for my Scots Royalist DBA-x army!
Yesterday a few packages arrived for me in the mail…
First a truck brought by this parcel!
Almost two years ago I Kickstarted High Frontier Third Edition. A friend had highly recommended the game – having played a previous edition (2nd, I think ) – but when I sought out said edition they seemed to be selling for $200-300… or that’s what people were ASKING for them, I have no idea if anyone would ever PAY that much… So when a kickstarter came along for a new edition that, including shipping, would end up costing me less than $100, I jumped right on board.
It originally listed the estimated delivery as September 2015… I guessed they must have had everything completed and all their ducks in a row to print and distribute… Not so much, I guessed wrong. I started to wonder if it would EVER show up. But it has. And I’m super excited to try it out – I LOVE games by Phil Eklund (LOVE, not like, LOVE!). It is a beast – I’m sure the box and it’s contents was over 5Kg, and the rules look… well… very “in depth”…? We’re going to try and have a go at it this weekend.
They also included a copy of Ares Magazine, which Finnegan seemed rather interested in…
Later in the day the regular postie delivered THREE MORE (considerably smaller) packages:
This included orders from Perry Miniatures, Eureka Miniatures USA, and Black Hat Miniatures. From Perry I got some Musketeers to finish up a few units of Shot for The Pikeman’s Lament, three heavy cavalry (two to complete an element of Kn for DBA-x army and another to finish another unit for The Pikeman’s lament) and some ECW Casualties for morale failure markers. From Eureka I picked up some of Montrose’s Irish – a unit of Pike and a unit of Shot as well as a couple of preachers and James Graham (Marquis of Montrose) himself (on foot!). From Black Hat I got some Dwarvish Highlanders to finish up a few units for Dragon Rampant.
I’m still waiting on a few orders from my post birthday spree. I ordered some MORE English musketeers as well as some Scots Musketeers and Pike from Dixon Miniatures. I ordered some Winter of ’79 miniatures from Miniature Figures (to go with some Mike Bravo Miniatures State of Emergency figures, which I crowdfunded last year and have also now finally shipped – and will hopefully be here SOON!). I ordered an additional pack of Irish Pike and a mounted version of James Graham from Warlord Games while they had a free worldwide shipping deal on. And finally I’m expecting some Dragoons and armed civilians from Redoubt Enterprises.
Oh and there’s the order I placed with Hasslefree back in January… which STILL hasn’t arrived. I have to admit I’m exceedingly disappointed by this. I’ve had such exceptional service from them in the past. But I’ve send five emails to three different addresses over the last couple weeks – an even sent a message through facebook -with no response…
Oh and I also found out this morning that the creators of the Jet Bike Construction Kit Kickstarter just shipped out rewards to Backer #100 (they’ve been casting and shipping them out in order of backer number since the campaign ended). I’m #108! So hopefully I’ll be seeing those pretty soon – sooner than then expected shipping date of June!
In other news… In addition to basing and priming all these new arrivals I’ve been desperately trying to finish up this Polar Lights Lost in Space Robot for a friend that I’ve been sitting on half-fisnished for FAR TOO LONG! He’s been waiting for this longer than I had to wait for my High Frontier Kickstarter… I painted The Mummy for him a while back… I still have two more to do… I am going to finish them before the end of the year!
Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:
Pics of the finished Robot!?
More ECW stuff?
A Game Report!?
1. Forces. Siły.
2. The Game. Gra.
3. Summary, the rules. Podsumowanie, zasady.
4. Links. Linki.
I finished up a second unit of English pike for The Pikeman’s Lament over the weekend. As with the recently painted English pike in red four of these were painted almost a year and a half ago, but I replaced their original pikes and repainted helmets and one of the buffcoats.
Another unit ready for The Pikeman’s Lament…
Andrew Brentnall has been extending his ECW collection with some casualty bases- here are some of them, there are many more. We hope to make the battlefield a little less “parade-ground” than usual. Many will make it onto the table for his Edgehill gam…
En Garde!</a> was approaching!) I mostly ordered them fort the OTHER figures in the pack – which I painted shortly after their arrival. These are copies of figures I already owned and had painted… so… there was less motivation to get them done… (until now!!).
Hi FolksSince Christmas I have had a number of things on the go on my painting table (kitchen table actually) and I have finally finished off the units I needed for my Pike & Shotte ArmiesIf you are interested in heading back to the beginning of th…
Alongside the TtS Worlds at the recent Chalgrove event, Andrew Brentnall ran a participation game of the Battle of Edgehill using his superb collection of 12mm ECW minis and the “For King and Parliament!”rules that we have been writing and developing t…
With the tweak of the FoGR rules which is now on the near horizon, one of the changes is to revise how Commanded Shot work when they are supporting friendly mounted troops.In essence this will see the bases of Commanded Shot removed (together with the …
With winter almost disappearing Mark and I were able to get back into the shed last Monday. I’d been hankering for a game of Pike & Shotte for most of the winter and Mark kindly agreed to pit his Royalists against my Parliamentarian forces.As alway…
Managed to finish a artillery piece for the ECW .Warlord metal miniatures all come together with the gun and barrels etc.