Posts Tagged ‘L’Art De La Guerre’

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…

Alexanders Companions Go Tilting at Windmills

Posted on October 1st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

After an unfeasibly long delay, the 6-game “Worlds 2017” set of L’Art de le Guerre match reports are now released into the wild in all their multi-faceted glory!Set in the sun-drenched uplands of Salamanca in Western Spain, the biggest event in the wor…

Alexanders Companions Go Tilting at Windmills

Posted on October 1st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

After an unfeasibly long delay, the 6-game “Worlds 2017” set of L’Art de le Guerre match reports are now released into the wild in all their multi-faceted glory!Set in the sun-drenched uplands of Salamanca in Western Spain, the biggest event in the wor…

Army lists from my 6 opponents at The Worlds now published on the Wiki

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

The armies fielded by my opponents in the recent “The Worlds” L’Art de la Guerre event in Salamanca are now on the ADLG Wiki:They were, in order of playClassical IndianGraeco IndianFrench OrdonnanceDelhi SultanateChristian NubianSassanid Persian M…

What an Atmosphere! The Rus get in some ADLG action

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

Hot on the heels of The BHGS Challenge comes Dogs of War, in the excellent Bristol Independent Gaming Centre.This was a Dark Ages & Early Medieval themed L’Art de la Guerre event, and in keeping with my efforts to try and get as many of my long-for…

Two Armies, Two Podcasts…

Posted on July 14th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

With two L’Art de la Guerre podcasts now firmly under my belt it feels like an opportune moment to release them fully into the interweb by actually telling people that they exist.Ideal to listen to whilst painting your own figures, in these two Podcast…

Massive Heeds, Sausages and Tie Fighters – ADLG from the NEC.

Posted on July 4th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

With this year’s BHGS Challenge taking place in the galaxy-sized open spaces of Birmingham’s NEC expo centre, the first army to be dropped to the planetary surface was also a brand new to the table outfit – the much-trailed Sassanid Persians.Resplenden…

15mm Indian allied contingent for ADLG

Posted on June 11th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Having flirted with the idea of actually using my Classical Era Greek Successor States armies on many occasions, and now discovering that the Indians (in their Kushan incarnation) also work well with the Sassanids I decided to refurbish a Classical Ind…

This Campaign is Over !!!

Posted on June 7th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

No – not an election-themed blog post, but a potentially welcome notification that SIX full-page reports from the inaugural L’Art de la Guerre competition at Campaign in Milton Keynes are now available to use to distract yourself from the tedium of ele…

The Sassanids are almost here..!

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

A Bank holiday weekend and a mixed forecast meant I accelerated the basing and finishing of the Sassanid ADLG army in order to take advantage of the warm dry weather for dullcote-ing the troops.Normally I like to add the static grass before matt varnis…

The Sassanids are coming…slowly..

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

With the 28mm Goths mostly out of the way now (apart from two dozen cavalry…oops!) these 15mm Sassanid Persians have made it to the top of the pile again after a bit of a hiatus.The 9 bases of Clibanarii are now all painted and varnished, just needin…

28mm Lombards in action

Posted on May 11th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

The much-trailed Gothic/Germanic/Viking/Barbarian army that has been on the painting table for the last year got a near-full outing tonight against some old-school Hinchcliffe Byzantines.Playing 25mm L’Art de la Guerre, my 200AP Lombard list was:5 Elit…

With a spare 28mm figure or two….

Posted on May 5th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

.. from my Gripping Beast Plastic Late Romans still lying around, I decided it was a good time to add a 25mm “Heroic” Commander to my Late Roman 15mm armies… and here’s the evidence. This is the in-box Gripping Beast plastic commander figure, togethe…

L’Art de la Guerre Renaissance…

Posted on April 23rd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

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…

Competition Ancients in the UK – The state of play, 1 year on

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

Almost a year ago I wrote a blog post on the relative popularity of various “competition” Ancients sets in the UK, which, unusually for this sort of thing was based on actual analysis of real numbers rather than just a subjective TMP-esque mumble of pe…

Jock McTastic! It’s the Medieval Scots at the CLWC Spring 1-Dayer!

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

The third Central London curry-tastic one-day ADLG event took place a few weeks ago on a rare major-sporting-event-free Sunday.The theme was Late Medieval, and having been thoroughly schooled on the art of Medieval stuff at The Worlds last year, but al…

Double the Roman Trouble in Wales..?

Posted on March 16th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Another year, another Doubles L’Art de la Guerre outing as ADLG became the biggest game in town at the traditional UK Wargaming season curtain-raiser, the Godendingdangdag Doubles in in Sunny Wales.This year saw the event move out of Usk and into the r…