Posts Tagged ‘L’Art De La Guerre’

Dogs of War 2018 Game 2

Posted on July 16th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

And, in quick succession, here’s the video of the second game in which the small but imperfectly formed Byzantines attempt a double envelopment against the Southern Dynasties Chinese

Dogs of War 2018 – Video walk-through of round 1

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

Here’s an experimental “new format” battle report from the recent Dogs of War ADLG event held in Bristol, with a video walk-through of top-down photos of the game.It’s not going to replace the usual pile of old guff and poor quality puns by any means, …

Gripping Beast (& others) Dark Age Horse

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

To round out two armies (don’t ask…) for the upcoming event in Devizes I picked up a box of Gripping Beast plastic Dark Age cavalry recently, and added a few more figures to them as well. Here are the results:Three Gripping Beast cavalry. They go tog…

Wiki Flurry!

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

With temperatures rising across the country, here’s a perfect excuse to stay inside – a load of army lists added to the ADLG Wiki.As well as all of my opponents from The Worlds recently, the wiki now also features the lists of the players filling the u…

Alexander The Great plays ADLG at The Worlds 2018

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

Salamanca, Charleroi… and to that roll of honour and glamour is now added Birmingham next to the M42 in a big steel shed.Yes, Alexander’s army makes yet another outing as I hadn’t really gotten round to picking an alternative, and takes on all comers…

The Myceneans are done..

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

Only 6 months after buying them in the Museum Miniatures January sale (for only around £50) a full L’Art de la Guerre army of Myceneans (including units I will probably never use) is now finished and on the tabletop already!There are plenty of pictures…

Bank Holiday Pavisiers

Posted on May 27th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

With a long weekend in prospect I’ve had an opportunity to finish off a few odd units which have been hanging around the painting table for a while, starting with these Medieval Crossbowmen with Pavises, from Donnington’s New Era ranges.The “German” de…

Border Reivers – 28mm

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

A couple of years ago I bought some 28mm Border Reivers from Alan at Hoka Hey – partly because they were nice figures, and partly because he’s simply such a nice guy as well that I felt it only right to give him some of my hard-earned!The figures have …

Take The ADLG Survey

Posted on May 20th, 2018 under . Posted by

Following on from an earlier blog post about “Who’s Playing What” Ancients set in the UK Competition circuit, Martin from Vexillia has set up a short survey on his website to add a bit more depth to the why’s and wherefores of the popularity of L’Art d…

Nikephorian 15mm Cavalry Conversion

Posted on May 13th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Inspired by the rather lovely Nikephorian armies which were on display in Patras, and realising that I have far too many early-ish Byzantine cavalry to ever use in one army I was recently inspired to convert some of them to later Nikephorian Byzantines…

They are a-gaggin’ and a-drippin’….the Welsh get lush for some 25mm ADLG action

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

Almost 2 years after the majority of the figures were bought in a bring and buy, finally a full fat 25mm mostly Old Glory Dark Ages army from the Celtic fringes of Britain makes its way onto the table in the guise of the Welsh.Inspired by tales of derr…

Terrain time !

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

With Roll Call and Patras both coming up in the next couple of weeks, a man’s mind turns to what things are possible to do on a wet Bank Holiday Monday with 2mm mdf, some builders sand, glue and a tin of Rustin’s Wood Dye (sometimes known as “Wood Stai…

The rest of the Chinese Crossbowmen

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

With 48 figures to play with, the Chinese Crossbow Painting Marathon has created lots of opportunities to pad out a number of armies (of course that does mean working on the old “WRG 6th” principle that there is kinda only one Chinese army, and that cl…

15mm Han Mixed Units for L’Art de la Guerre

Posted on March 28th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

With Han Chinese coming out as the most popular army for the 15mm L’Art de la Guerre competition at the upcoming Roll Call event, and with a bag of 48 Museum Miniatures Chinese crossbowmen bought second hand from a clubmate burning a hole in the lead p…

Slice n’ Dice – The Samurai are in Action!

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

Only quite literally moments after taking delivery of a 15mm painted Samurai army from Lurkio (which you have already probably seen on this site) himself, the brave guys (and their probably less enthusiastic cattle) were placed immediately onto the tab…

Projects You Probably Shouldn’t Start…

Posted on March 13th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Cheap Gripping Beast plastic Arabs are really cool – I have a load for a Saga army that I painted up a couple of years ago.So… it’s then only a short step from there to “Wouldn’t it be easy – and cheap – to make a 28mm L’Art de la Guerre generic Arab…

15mm Samurai – and Samurai Terrain as well

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

A near-unique event today, as I post pictures of an army that I haven’t painted myself… but don’t worry, the usual bog-standard finishing is then in evidence with some bodged-together and over ambitious terrain !The army is a 15mm Samurai force for L…

Godedingdangdag 2018 – The Romans Return!

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

It’s time yet again for Kenneth Williams to don his toga and avoid being stabbed in the back as he takes command of a Patrician Roman army against enemies from all edges of the Roman empire – Franks, Palmyrans, Spaniards and the eastern extremities of …

A Samurai Town for L’Art de la Guerre

Posted on January 28th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

With my first-ever “I paid someone to paint it for me” army of Samurai currently on the basing table with Simon from Lurkio, I’ve been preparing some suitable terrain to go with the army for use at Badcon in a few weeks time.First up is a small town, w…

The Madaxeman Christmas Bonus – a one-off, festive ADLG Match Report

Posted on December 24th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

In a rare festive treat, your post-lunch turkey-digesting can now be undertaken in the company of a one-off Madaxeman.com L’Art de la Guerre Battle Report, featuring a matchup between the Sassanid Persians and Attila’s Huns!Santa’s sack is positively b…

The Ancient British Panzer Division – in ADLG

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

That well-known Barkeresque wargaming trope, the Ancient British Panzer Division, gets a surprise but strangely welcome outing in these three L’Art de la Guerre competition reports all taken from the recent Central London Invitational 1-day event.This …

Derby 2017 – time for the big toys to come out to play!

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

Having been painting, making and generally faffing around and not quite finishing my 28mm Patrician Roman army for the last 18 months, the annual Derby competition suddenly hove into view and offered up not one, but two opportunities to put the figures…

Derby 2017 – time for the big toys to come out to play!

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

Having been painting, making and generally faffing around and not quite finishing my 28mm Patrician Roman army for the last 18 months, the annual Derby competition suddenly hove into view and offered up not one, but two opportunities to put the figures…

Derby not Derby, the "Post-Derby" Madaxeman.com Podcast

Posted on October 20th, 2017 under , . Posted by

In this episode featuring regular guests Dave Dave and Aussie Simon, the Central London A-Team are travelling home by car and discussing the merits of the new “Derby not Derby” venue, undertaking a highly detailed pint-by-pint review of the pubs and re…

Derby not Derby, the "Post-Derby" Madaxeman.com Podcast

Posted on October 20th, 2017 under , . Posted by

In this episode featuring regular guests Dave Dave and Aussie Simon, the Central London A-Team are travelling home by car and discussing the merits of the new “Derby not Derby” venue, undertaking a highly detailed pint-by-pint review of the pubs and re…