Posts Tagged ‘ECW’

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

Happy New Year!

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

Slightly belated Happy New Year to all! After months of doing absolutely zilch on the gaming front I saw the year out in some style, at least, with a whole bunch of English Civil War 28mm figures pushed through from “almost done” to actually finished in my time off between Christmas and New Years. This … Continue reading Happy New Year!

Scots for Impetus Baroque and A Happy New Year!

Posted on December 31st, 2017 under . Posted by

These are from my on going Impetus Baroque ECW upgrade project I’ve been working on and talked about a couple posts ago here. This time they are Scots to compliment the English I already finished.After the AHPC is finished I hope to get back onto this …

Back To Painting, Finally

Posted on December 27th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I’m fairly sure the last time I touched a paintbrush was back in July. Maybe August. As posts here will show, all wargaming activity of any sort coasted to a stop sometime in the first week or so of September, mostly due to a brain- and free-time-destroying family health crisis and associated astronomical levels of … Continue reading Back To Painting, Finally

10mm Lancer Miniatures New Model Army Dragoons

Posted on December 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

On this most jolly of days, I had the benefit of being able to paint the whole afternoon and get a third entry done for the Challenge.Not that I`m a painting maniac, those small scales tend to paint quicker then large models, but the GF is knock out…

More ECW English for Baraque

Posted on October 19th, 2017 under . Posted by

The blues are here!Just completed the upgrade renovations(skin, wood, straps,stocks, flags, basing etc.) on 4 new English regiments ready to go of my ECW project I acquired and talked about last post here. Also, added some more work to the uniforms her…

More ECW English for Baraque

Posted on October 19th, 2017 under . Posted by

The blues are here!Just completed the upgrade renovations(skin, wood, straps,stocks, flags, basing etc.) on 4 new English regiments ready to go of my ECW project I acquired and talked about last post here. Also, added some more work to the uniforms her…

Baraque ECW and Crisis

Posted on October 4th, 2017 under . Posted by

I’ll be there for the first time and I hope to see many of you as well!As any of my regular readers will know my blog has gone quite for awhile….well pretty much the whole summer in fact. I’ve been blogging for over 9 years now and while I’ve not bee…

Baraque ECW and Crisis

Posted on October 4th, 2017 under . Posted by

I’ll be there for the first time and I hope to see many of you as well!As any of my regular readers will know my blog has gone quite for awhile….well pretty much the whole summer in fact. I’ve been blogging for over 9 years now and while I’ve not bee…

With a Rebel Yell 8

Posted on September 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

At long last this camp base of Basic Impetus Baroque has finally been flocked and pictured. The figures are believed to be Minifigs and were part of a large collection that has been rebased, toned with Devlan Mud wash or equivalent and matt varnishe…

With a Rebel Yell 8

Posted on September 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

At long last this camp base of Basic Impetus Baroque has finally been flocked and pictured. The figures are believed to be Minifigs and were part of a large collection that has been rebased, toned with Devlan Mud wash or equivalent and matt varnishe…