Posts Tagged ‘Modern’

Buildings and vehicles

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

Still grinding out some more of the buildings I bought at the model train swap in October. The first one is a firehall that I have owned at least four times in my life at various stages. This one required a new door on the front and some paint.The deca…

A Barrier to Progress

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

This should be a quick one.Another hangover from Zomtober managed to linger around on the painting table long enough to acquire some paint, so here we go:From our new “urban monochrome” selectionThere you are, half a dozen jersey barriers. I’ve got to …

A Barrier to Progress

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

This should be a quick one.Another hangover from Zomtober managed to linger around on the painting table long enough to acquire some paint, so here we go:From our new “urban monochrome” selectionThere you are, half a dozen jersey barriers. I’ve got to …

Stripes: Reviewed and Spoiled by Sarge!

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

We here at WWPD got lucky to get our hands on the new Team Yankee book, Stripes, which focuses on the Americans and gives them some great upgrades.  This luck was compounded by getting some famous people who once wore stripes to talk about what they initially thought of when they read the pre-release copy.  We at WWPD thought this would be a great way to commemorate the upcoming Veterans Day and to have these enlisted icons tell you a bit about what is new in Stripes. Before we get to the Sergeants, I will tell you that this book is what every US player has been waiting for and really adds some flavor and color to the US lists from the original Team Yankee book. I know some folks really wanted the Bradley IFV to be in this book, however you get so many neat new toys here I just do not see any room to complain. Also in Stripes the developers take some liberties with some of the units and weapons that were around in Europe during the period (1985) that the game takes place in. Once again, no room to complain because the alt-history in Stripes really is minor and I like what they did here with this new book. Now off to those NCO’s of Hollywood!

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Stripes: Reviewed and Spoiled by Sarge!

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

We here at WWPD got lucky to get our hands on the new Team Yankee book, Stripes, which focuses on the Americans and gives them some great upgrades.  This luck was compounded by getting some famous people who once wore stripes to talk about what they initially thought of when they read the pre-release copy.  We at WWPD thought this would be a great way to commemorate the upcoming Veterans Day and to have these enlisted icons tell you a bit about what is new in Stripes. Before we get to the Sergeants, I will tell you that this book is what every US player has been waiting for and really adds some flavor and color to the US lists from the original Team Yankee book. I know some folks really wanted the Bradley IFV to be in this book, however you get so many neat new toys here I just do not see any room to complain. Also in Stripes the developers take some liberties with some of the units and weapons that were around in Europe during the period (1985) that the game takes place in. Once again, no room to complain because the alt-history in Stripes really is minor and I like what they did here with this new book. Now off to those NCO’s of Hollywood!

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Buildings and walls

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

In late October, I attended the model railway swap-meet that happens twice a year. There is a lot of rolling stock here but I was specifically interested in picking up a few extra buildings (ideally built and at a discount) for Gotham.Two fellows sold …

Buildings and walls

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

In late October, I attended the model railway swap-meet that happens twice a year. There is a lot of rolling stock here but I was specifically interested in picking up a few extra buildings (ideally built and at a discount) for Gotham.Two fellows sold …

Progress going down the toilet

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

Sometimes these blog post titles just don’t make a lot of sense.

Anyway. I reached the end of Zomtober, and found I didn’t really know what to do next. So I’ve been somewhat aimless in my painting for the last week or so, really just slapping some paint on anything that was ready to be done.

So, that’s led me to this:

“Flushed with success” might have worked better.
Never mind.

A second portaloo! Obviously this will have loads of uses.

I followed this up with…

That’s supposed to be a Make America Great Again hat, but
you can’t really see it here..

Further zombies! These were sitting on my painting station so they just sort of fell under the brush.

Also, last weekend we took a trip to Fiasco at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. This was decent enough, but I was able to resist almost all purchases, coming away with a Reaper minis “not Arnie” for the princely sum of £1.89.

So, what’s that done to the scores?

Painted: 164
Acquired: 161

There you go, I’m motoring away now!

Progress going down the toilet

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

Sometimes these blog post titles just don’t make a lot of sense.

Anyway. I reached the end of Zomtober, and found I didn’t really know what to do next. So I’ve been somewhat aimless in my painting for the last week or so, really just slapping some paint on anything that was ready to be done.

So, that’s led me to this:

“Flushed with success” might have worked better.
Never mind.

A second portaloo! Obviously this will have loads of uses.

I followed this up with…

That’s supposed to be a Make America Great Again hat, but
you can’t really see it here..

Further zombies! These were sitting on my painting station so they just sort of fell under the brush.

Also, last weekend we took a trip to Fiasco at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. This was decent enough, but I was able to resist almost all purchases, coming away with a Reaper minis “not Arnie” for the princely sum of £1.89.

So, what’s that done to the scores?

Painted: 164
Acquired: 161

There you go, I’m motoring away now!

Grinning Skull Studios October Release Round-Up

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Well, as the saying goes, better late than never, indeed we are a few days late in posting the mammoth load of Grinning Skull studios publications that were released last month. I actually think that it’s a new record here, which also leaves us only 31 releases left before we hit 200 Grinning Skull publications in […]

Defending the POLZ. Obrona LWZ.

Posted on October 31st, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Last Thursday I was invited into another AK47 game. For those who don’t know what is it, that the rules for African conflicts during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. However it is made in silly way and not taking it very seriously. The gamer pick a side, it could be some kind of dictatorship, religious fanatics, superpower interventionists, colonial  etc. That system was very popular few years later in our club and now it have its come back. We use the 2.0 version of the rules, as the newer version is not what we like. For that game I created the new colonial state called People of Liberated Zutumzia (POLZ, or in Polish Ludność Wyzwolonej Zutumzii – LWZ). It was made generally by Poles, who after 2WW, from many reasons cannot return to the Communist Poland and instead emigrate to many countries of the world, chose to live all together in Africa with the former Polish Government in Exile now Government of the Zutumzia. That country was created somewhere on the part of the former British territory of West Central Africa.
W ostatni czwartek zostałem zaproszony do kolejnej gry z zasadami AK47. Dla tych co nie wiedzą, co to jest, to są zasady do konfliktów afrykańskich, toczonych w latach pięćdziesiątych, sześćdziesiątych i siedemdziesiątych. Jednak te zasady robią to w trochę humorystyczny sposób i nie biorą tych konfliktów nazbyt poważnie. Gracz wybiera sobie stronę, może to być np. dyktatura, fanatycy religijni, interwencja jednego z mocarstw, koloniści itp. Ten system był kiedyś bardzo popularny w naszym klubie i obecnie przeżywa swój powrót na stoły. Do gry używamy wersji 2.0, ponieważ bardziej nam ona odpowiada. Dla tej gry stworzyłem nowe kolonialne państwo zwane Ludność Wyzwolonej Zutumzii (LWZ, lub po angielsku People of Liberated Zutumzia – POLZ). Państwo to zostało stworzone przez Polaków, którzy z różnych przyczyn nie mogli powrócić do komunistycznej Polski i zamiast wyemigrować do różnych krajów świata, zdecydowali się razem żyć w Afryce z byłym polskim rządem na uchodźctwie, teraz rządem Zutumzii. Kraj ten został utworzony gdzieś na części byłego terytorium brytyjskiej Afryki centralno zachodniej.
SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Jack Glanville
UMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Jack Glanville
SCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWC, Jack Glanville
FIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI i MODELE: Jack Glanville, Bartek Żynda, George.

1. Forces. Siły.

ZUTUMZIA
(Bartek)
1 x 2 tanks
1 x 1 tank, 2 A/C
1 x professional infantry
2 x regular infantry with mortar
NEW SCOTLAND FORCES*/SIŁY NOWEJ SZKOCJI*
*I don’t remember the name of Georges fraction, but it all have Scottish emblems…
* Nie pamiętam dokładnej nazwy frakcji Georga, ale wszystkie one miały szkockie oznaczenia…
(George)
1 x 5 tanks
1 x 2 A/C
1 x professional infantry
1 x regular infantry
1 x militia

2. The game. Gra.

I was defending, while George was attacking. My initial forces were professionals and tanks. I put my tanks behind cover and my infantry in the built-up area, on one of the objectives. George got his tanks and militia as the initial forces. At the beginning of the game George’s forces were too large and had some problems to enter the table, what was used by me. My tanks quickly destroyed George’s militia before his tanks were ready to use. As soon as they appear on the table I had quickly move back my tanks out of the line of the see of the blue tanks. Unlucky for my soon the George’s armoured cars appeared  just at the back of my tanks and two of his infantries also entered the table: professionals and regulars. He decided to attack both built-up areas with them, but he made a mistake and against my professionals put his regulars. His commandos took one of the built-up areas without any problems, they were unprotected, but the other become serious problem for George. Frontal attack was repulsed and soon on his back appeared one of my units with mortar. That caused another George’s unit to disappear. Finally he decided to crash my infantry with his mighty blue tanks, but then I received unexpected air support. That was enough to finish the game with victory of the Zutumzia!
Ja byłem obrońcą, George atakował. Moimi początkowymi siłami byli oddział elitarnej piechoty i czołgi. Moje czołgi ustawiłem ukryte, a piechotę umieściłem w jednym z obszarów zabudowanych, będących jednym z celów gry. George jako siły początkowe otrzymał czołgi i milicję. Na początku siły George’a były zbyt duże by od razu wejść na stół, co skrzętnie wykorzystałem. Moje czołgi szybko zniszczyły milicje Georga, zanim jego czołgi mogły by być użyte. Jak tylko pojawiły się one na stole z powrotem wycofałem je by zniknąć z zasięgu wzroku niebieskich czołgów. Pechowo dla mnie wkrótce samochody pancerne George’a pojawiły się za moimi czołgami oraz jego piechota weszła na stół: elitarna i regularna. Zdecydował się piechotą zaatakować i zająć oba obszary zabudowane, jednak popełnił błąd i swoje siły regularne pchnął przeciw moim elitarnym. Jego komandosi bez żadnych problemów zajęli jeden z obszarów zabudowanych, nie były przeze mnie bronione, jednak drugi obszar okazał się być poważnym problemem dla George’a. Frontalny atak został odparty i wkrótce na jego tyłach pojawiła się moje piechota z moździerzem. To było przyczyną, że kolejny oddział George’a zniknął. W samej końcówce George zdecydował się zniszczyć moją piechotę swoimi potężnymi niebieskimi czołgami, jednak ja otrzymałem niespodziewane wsparcie lotnicze. To wystarczyło by zakończyć grę zwycięstwem sił Zutumzii!

3. Links. Linki.

SESWC:
https://www.facebook.com/Seswc.co.uk/posts/1499330090104959
Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/asienieboje/albums/72157690043806966

Defending the POLZ. Obrona LWZ.

Posted on October 31st, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Last Thursday I was invited into another AK47 game. For those who don’t know what is it, that the rules for African conflicts during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. However it is made in silly way and not taking it very seriously. The gamer pick a side, it could be some kind of dictatorship, religious fanatics, superpower interventionists, colonial  etc. That system was very popular few years later in our club and now it have its come back. We use the 2.0 version of the rules, as the newer version is not what we like. For that game I created the new colonial state called People of Liberated Zutumzia (POLZ, or in Polish Ludność Wyzwolonej Zutumzii – LWZ). It was made generally by Poles, who after 2WW, from many reasons cannot return to the Communist Poland and instead emigrate to many countries of the world, chose to live all together in Africa with the former Polish Government in Exile now Government of the Zutumzia. That country was created somewhere on the part of the former British territory of West Central Africa.
W ostatni czwartek zostałem zaproszony do kolejnej gry z zasadami AK47. Dla tych co nie wiedzą, co to jest, to są zasady do konfliktów afrykańskich, toczonych w latach pięćdziesiątych, sześćdziesiątych i siedemdziesiątych. Jednak te zasady robią to w trochę humorystyczny sposób i nie biorą tych konfliktów nazbyt poważnie. Gracz wybiera sobie stronę, może to być np. dyktatura, fanatycy religijni, interwencja jednego z mocarstw, koloniści itp. Ten system był kiedyś bardzo popularny w naszym klubie i obecnie przeżywa swój powrót na stoły. Do gry używamy wersji 2.0, ponieważ bardziej nam ona odpowiada. Dla tej gry stworzyłem nowe kolonialne państwo zwane Ludność Wyzwolonej Zutumzii (LWZ, lub po angielsku People of Liberated Zutumzia – POLZ). Państwo to zostało stworzone przez Polaków, którzy z różnych przyczyn nie mogli powrócić do komunistycznej Polski i zamiast wyemigrować do różnych krajów świata, zdecydowali się razem żyć w Afryce z byłym polskim rządem na uchodźctwie, teraz rządem Zutumzii. Kraj ten został utworzony gdzieś na części byłego terytorium brytyjskiej Afryki centralno zachodniej.
SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Jack Glanville
UMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Jack Glanville
SCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWC, Jack Glanville
FIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI i MODELE: Jack Glanville, Bartek Żynda, George.

1. Forces. Siły.

ZUTUMZIA
(Bartek)
1 x 2 tanks
1 x 1 tank, 2 A/C
1 x professional infantry
2 x regular infantry with mortar
NEW SCOTLAND FORCES*/SIŁY NOWEJ SZKOCJI*
*I don’t remember the name of Georges fraction, but it all have Scottish emblems…
* Nie pamiętam dokładnej nazwy frakcji Georga, ale wszystkie one miały szkockie oznaczenia…
(George)
1 x 5 tanks
1 x 2 A/C
1 x professional infantry
1 x regular infantry
1 x militia

2. The game. Gra.

I was defending, while George was attacking. My initial forces were professionals and tanks. I put my tanks behind cover and my infantry in the built-up area, on one of the objectives. George got his tanks and militia as the initial forces. At the beginning of the game George’s forces were too large and had some problems to enter the table, what was used by me. My tanks quickly destroyed George’s militia before his tanks were ready to use. As soon as they appear on the table I had quickly move back my tanks out of the line of the see of the blue tanks. Unlucky for my soon the George’s armoured cars appeared  just at the back of my tanks and two of his infantries also entered the table: professionals and regulars. He decided to attack both built-up areas with them, but he made a mistake and against my professionals put his regulars. His commandos took one of the built-up areas without any problems, they were unprotected, but the other become serious problem for George. Frontal attack was repulsed and soon on his back appeared one of my units with mortar. That caused another George’s unit to disappear. Finally he decided to crash my infantry with his mighty blue tanks, but then I received unexpected air support. That was enough to finish the game with victory of the Zutumzia!
Ja byłem obrońcą, George atakował. Moimi początkowymi siłami byli oddział elitarnej piechoty i czołgi. Moje czołgi ustawiłem ukryte, a piechotę umieściłem w jednym z obszarów zabudowanych, będących jednym z celów gry. George jako siły początkowe otrzymał czołgi i milicję. Na początku siły George’a były zbyt duże by od razu wejść na stół, co skrzętnie wykorzystałem. Moje czołgi szybko zniszczyły milicje Georga, zanim jego czołgi mogły by być użyte. Jak tylko pojawiły się one na stole z powrotem wycofałem je by zniknąć z zasięgu wzroku niebieskich czołgów. Pechowo dla mnie wkrótce samochody pancerne George’a pojawiły się za moimi czołgami oraz jego piechota weszła na stół: elitarna i regularna. Zdecydował się piechotą zaatakować i zająć oba obszary zabudowane, jednak popełnił błąd i swoje siły regularne pchnął przeciw moim elitarnym. Jego komandosi bez żadnych problemów zajęli jeden z obszarów zabudowanych, nie były przeze mnie bronione, jednak drugi obszar okazał się być poważnym problemem dla George’a. Frontalny atak został odparty i wkrótce na jego tyłach pojawiła się moje piechota z moździerzem. To było przyczyną, że kolejny oddział George’a zniknął. W samej końcówce George zdecydował się zniszczyć moją piechotę swoimi potężnymi niebieskimi czołgami, jednak ja otrzymałem niespodziewane wsparcie lotnicze. To wystarczyło by zakończyć grę zwycięstwem sił Zutumzii!

3. Links. Linki.

SESWC:
https://www.facebook.com/Seswc.co.uk/posts/1499330090104959
Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/asienieboje/albums/72157690043806966

Zomtober Week 5

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

It’s the end of Zomtober, I’m watching Stranger things and it’s almost Halloween as well. Spooky. Even with the extra hour of the clocks going back, today has been a struggle but I have managed to get a lot more stuff done than I was expecting. Despite…

Zomtober Week 5

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

It’s the end of Zomtober, I’m watching Stranger things and it’s almost Halloween as well. Spooky. Even with the extra hour of the clocks going back, today has been a struggle but I have managed to get a lot more stuff done than I was expecting. Despite…

Getting Close To The End Of Zomtober

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

I am still doubting that the figures I have planned will be completely finished by the close of play tomorrow. That said, practically everything now has a base layer of paint. Putting a wash on shouldn’t take too long, it is not an exact process. If I …

Getting Close To The End Of Zomtober

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

I am still doubting that the figures I have planned will be completely finished by the close of play tomorrow. That said, practically everything now has a base layer of paint. Putting a wash on shouldn’t take too long, it is not an exact process. If I …

Zomtober Part 5 – the Big Reveal

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

Well here we are, the end of October, and with it the fifth and final week of this year’s Zomtober.

This means that, first of all, I need to post a zombie or survivor for the week. Here we go:

Muuuuuuuurrrrrr…andatory

It’s another zombie, one that I’ll admit I rushed, but it’s good to get a model off the enormous pile of unpainted models I own. The photo hasn’t come out very well for some reason, but he’s lost all the skin from his face, which is a nice gory detail for a zombie.

Anyway, with that out of the way I can move on to the main event, my somewhat over-hyped secret project. It turns out that it’s this:

Home sweet home

 A post-apocalyptic outpost, made from a toy caravan!

 I’d been planning to do something with the toy caravan for a while, and the idea hit me that might it would make a nice post-apoc terrain piece. I’ve tried to be fairly agnostic about what type of apocalypse this fits into, so hopefully I could use this for Terminator as well as zombie games.

Ideal for the young professional wanting to start out on their own and avoid being dragged off by cannibals.

So, some details. The inspiration for this is kind of a combination of a location in Fallout: New Vegas (a ranger station made of caravans) and the image of Andrea standing guard on top of Dale’s RV in the Walking Dead.

 My thinking is that this is someone’s hideout. They’ve wheeled it into position amongst some jersey barriers for some extra protection, and welded on whatever bits of junk they can find to block the windows and make things a bit less exposed.

Rusty corrugated iron always adds a touch of class

On the roof, there’s a sniper nest – a chair, a table (which I’m particularly pleased with – it’s a warhammer goblin shield with some legs made from offcuts of MDF and looks a lot like rattan garden furniture) and a bucket (from an old model train kit I’ve had for decades) for… sanitary purposes. There’s also a mattress in case things get bad enough that the roof is a better option than sleeping inside.

Great facilities for al fresco dining

The roof is accessed by a fencing section propped up as a ladder, and protected with barbed wire, which was a bugger to paint.

Overall I’m pleased with the result here, and I might be tempted to add a few more bits to it in the future. I think it’s versatile enough that it might make it to the table more than once, too.

All that said, I think it can sensibly only count as one model for accounting purposes, so doesn’t have a massive impact on my totals…

Painted: 161
Acquired: 160

Woo hoo! I’m back to a positive score! Admittedly I could have painted one model on the first of January to get to the same point, but still!

Zomtober Part 5 – the Big Reveal

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

Well here we are, the end of October, and with it the fifth and final week of this year’s Zomtober.

This means that, first of all, I need to post a zombie or survivor for the week. Here we go:

Muuuuuuuurrrrrr…andatory

It’s another zombie, one that I’ll admit I rushed, but it’s good to get a model off the enormous pile of unpainted models I own. The photo hasn’t come out very well for some reason, but he’s lost all the skin from his face, which is a nice gory detail for a zombie.

Anyway, with that out of the way I can move on to the main event, my somewhat over-hyped secret project. It turns out that it’s this:

Home sweet home

 A post-apocalyptic outpost, made from a toy caravan!

 I’d been planning to do something with the toy caravan for a while, and the idea hit me that might it would make a nice post-apoc terrain piece. I’ve tried to be fairly agnostic about what type of apocalypse this fits into, so hopefully I could use this for Terminator as well as zombie games.

Ideal for the young professional wanting to start out on their own and avoid being dragged off by cannibals.

So, some details. The inspiration for this is kind of a combination of a location in Fallout: New Vegas (a ranger station made of caravans) and the image of Andrea standing guard on top of Dale’s RV in the Walking Dead.

 My thinking is that this is someone’s hideout. They’ve wheeled it into position amongst some jersey barriers for some extra protection, and welded on whatever bits of junk they can find to block the windows and make things a bit less exposed.

Rusty corrugated iron always adds a touch of class

On the roof, there’s a sniper nest – a chair, a table (which I’m particularly pleased with – it’s a warhammer goblin shield with some legs made from offcuts of MDF and looks a lot like rattan garden furniture) and a bucket (from an old model train kit I’ve had for decades) for… sanitary purposes. There’s also a mattress in case things get bad enough that the roof is a better option than sleeping inside.

Great facilities for al fresco dining

The roof is accessed by a fencing section propped up as a ladder, and protected with barbed wire, which was a bugger to paint.

Overall I’m pleased with the result here, and I might be tempted to add a few more bits to it in the future. I think it’s versatile enough that it might make it to the table more than once, too.

All that said, I think it can sensibly only count as one model for accounting purposes, so doesn’t have a massive impact on my totals…

Painted: 161
Acquired: 160

Woo hoo! I’m back to a positive score! Admittedly I could have painted one model on the first of January to get to the same point, but still!

Some Progress On Zomtomber

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

I can’t believe that I have got this far into the week and not picked up a paintbrush. Concussion and a birthday seem to have kept me away from the bench. Today I have managed to get back to it and things have gone pretty well. there has been a bit of …

Some Progress On Zomtomber

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

I can’t believe that I have got this far into the week and not picked up a paintbrush. Concussion and a birthday seem to have kept me away from the bench. Today I have managed to get back to it and things have gone pretty well. there has been a bit of …

Cod, Þorskur, la morue or bacalao?

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

source: Wikimedia
And everything is about, what language we will use to name  that fish…
I wszystko o to,  jakiego języka użyjemy by nazwać tą rybę…



Last week was very navy. Initially it should be Napoleonic, but because of some circumstances, we had to improvise. Initially on Thursday we should play Over the Hills, but Bill had some health issues and cannot be at the club that evening. Quick action from Angus gave us Cod Wars instead. Another game of the week was our traditional way of celebrating the Trafalgar Day, when we re-fight that famous battle. So today two games in one relation. Enjoy!

Poprzedni tydzień był prawdziwie morskim tygodniem. Początkowo miał być głównie napoleoński, jednak z powodu pewnych okoliczności musieliśmy improwizować. Początkowo w czwartek mieliśmy grać z użyciem zasad Over the Hills, jednak Bill miał pewne problemy zdrowotne i nie mógł przybyć do klubu w ten wieczór. Szybka akcja Angusa przyniosła nam Wojny dorszowe. Drugą grą rozegrana w poprzednim tygodniu był nasz tradycyjny sposób na spędzanie Trafalgar Day, kiedy to odtwarzamy tą sławna bitwę. Dzisiaj więc dwie gry w jednej relacji. Życze przyjemnej lektury!

1. Thursday game: Cod Wars. Gra czwartkowa: wojny dorszowe.

SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Angus Konstam
UMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Angus Konstam
SCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWC
MODELS/MODELE: Angus Konstam

1.1. Forces. Siły.

BRITISH/BRYTYJCZYCY
(Angus, Campbell)
HMS Scylia
HMS Falmouth

MV Euroman
MV St. Giles
MV William Wilberforce
MV Port Vale
ICELANDERS/ISLANDCZYCY
(Peter, Bartek)
ICGV Ægir
ICGV Tyr

1.2. The Game. Gra.

That was our second game with that rules (Cod Wars). This time the initiative was from the beginning with the British. Campbell is known in our club from his passion for ramming in naval games. This time it gave a great result! His HMS Falmouth hit the stern of Peter’s Ægir and forced him to withdraw. That left only my ship against all British. Despite I was really try hard to cut the nets of British trawlers, they still were able to catch cods. Finally I decided that the only way to win the game will be to sunk my ship. Again despite I tried it hard it was not successful and finally I was forced to withdraw. At the end of the game Peter has his moment of the game and accidently he cut one of the nets. But it was not enough for us and this time cods were delivered back to British ports, were  citizens were able to enjoy their national dish!
To było nasze drugie spotkanie z tymi zasadami (Cod Wars). Tym razem jednak inicjatywa była od początku w rękach Brytyjczyków. Campbell jest znany w naszym klubie z jego zamiłowania do taranowania w bitwach morskich. Tym razem przyniosło to duży rezultat! Jego HMS Falmouth uderzył w rufę Ægir’a Petera i zmusił go do wycofania się. To pozostawiło mój okręt przeciw reszcie Brytyjczyków. Pomimo moich usilnych prób zerwania sieci brytyjskich trawlerów, cały czas byli w stanie poławiać dorsze. Ostatecznie doszedłem do wniosku, że jedyną metodą na wygranie gry będzie zatopienie mojej jednostki. Znowu pomimo moich prób nie udało mi się tego dokonać i ostatecznie mój okręt ciężko uszkodzony musiał się wycofać. Pod koniec gry Peter miał swój moment w grze i przez przypadek zerwał sieci jednego z Brytyjczyków. Było to jednak niewystarczające i tym razem dorsze zostały dostarczone do brytyjskich portów, gdzie obywatele mogli delektować się swoją narodową potrawą! 

1.3. Links. Linki.

Angus:
http://www.edinburghwargames.com/dodgems-in-the-dfa-off-iceland-1975/
Campbell:
https://www.facebook.com/Seswc.co.uk/posts/1491966280841340
Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/asienieboje/albums/72157687486902951

2. Trafalgar Day 2017.

SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Jack Glanville
UMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: John Ewing, Jack Glanville
SCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWC
MODELS/MODELE: Jack Glanville, Angus Konstam, J.P., Donald Adamson,  Bartek Żynda, Jim Louttit

2.1 Forces. Siły.



BRITISH/BRYTYJCZYCY
(Angus, Jed, Michael, J.P., Peter, Chris)
HMS Tonnant
HMS Minotaur
HMS Spartiate
HMS Swiftsure
HMS Victory
HMS Revenge
HMS Orion
HMS Agamennon
HMS Dreadnought
HMS Belleisle
HMS Concqueror
HMS Defence
HMS Royal Sovereign
HMS Temeraire
HMS Mars
HMS Colossus
HMS Polyphemus
HMS Britannia
HMS Leviathan
HMS Defiance
HMS Africa
HMS Thunderer
HMS Neptune
HMS Prince
HMS Achille
HMS Ajax
HMS Bellerophon
SPANISH/HISZPANIE
(Jack G, Bill, Donald)
Principia de Asturias
San Juan Nepomuceno
San Ildefonso
Monarca
San Leandro
Santa Anna
Argonauta
San Justo
San Augistine
San Francisco de Asis
Rayo
Santissima Trinidad
Neptuno
Bahama
Montanez

FRENCH/FRANCUZI
(Malcolm, Bartek, John)
Bucentaure
Neptune
Redoutable
Scipion
Indomptable
Algesiras
Fougueux
Pluton
Achille
Formidable
Argonaut
Mont-Blanc
Heros
Berwick
L’Aigle
Duguay-Trouin
Swiftsure
Intrepide

2.2. The Game. Gra.

We owe all ships of the lines, which took part in Battle of Trafalgar. All of them are in 1/1200 scale and come from Langton Miniatures. This time we did a little different than last year and we changed some statistics for the purpose of the game. We downgraded British and upgraded French and Spanish ships. Also we started game in different way that it happened originally. Sadly the game was to big to be able to remember everything, so this time I am able to tell you the story of my part of the game. I commanded two French squadrons (lead by Indomptable and Achille) supported by John (Berwick) and fought against two British squadrons Jed’s (HMS Britannia) and Angus (HMS Neptune).
W naszym posiadaniu są wszystkie modele okrętów liniowych biorących udział w bitwie pod Trafalgarem. Wszystkie są w skali 1/1200 i są produkcji Langton Miniatures. Tym razem nasza gra wyglądała trochę inaczej od tej zeszłorocznej. Zmieniliśmy statystyki okrętów, obniżając poziom Brytyjczyków i podwyższając Francuzów i Hiszpanów. Zaczęliśmy grę troszkę inaczej od oryginalnej bitwy. Niestety gra była zbyt duża by spamiętać wszystko, więc jestem w stanie opisać Wam co wydarzyło się po mojej stronie stołu. Dowodziłem dwoma francuskimi eskadrami (prowadzonymi przez Indomptable i Achille) wsparty przez Johna (Berwick) i walcząc przeciw dwóm brytyjskim eskadrą dowodzonym przez Jeda (HMS Britannia) i Angusa (HMS Neptune).
Marine Nationale & Armada Española
Royal Navy.

I moved my squadrons ahead and managed to put letters ‘T’ over British squadrons, but I did not managed to do a lot of damages, maybe only on HMS Britannia, which now was very slow (she lost a lot of speed points). Then came the British answer, especially from Angus’s ships, which fired at me from the short distance. My ships were in trouble. Soon because of the damages three of them surrendered to the opponent (Formidable, Achille and Argonaut). One of them being on fire finally exploded (Formidable). Mont-Blanc boarded HMS Ajax and fought fierce battle, but better British boarding team push my French back on their ship and finally capture next of my ships. From that squadron left me only Heros. She moved against damaged HMS Britannia, but had not enough time for that. In the meantime my other squadron had some problems with the wind and moved away from Jed’s squadron. During their return they get under friendly fire from Malcolm’s ships. Finally when they return, it was too late for the rest of my ships. The game was over. Whole Battle finished with a draw as the leading Franco-spanish squadrons made very good work and won with the British. At the end British lost 3 ships, of which one get sunk (I don’t know which one). Franco-Spanish lost two ships sunk (despite my Formidable, we lost Spanish Bahama) and three captured. It was great day with a very good and enjoyable game. For that we used Kiss Me, Hardy rules.
Ruszyłem moimi eskadrami do przodu i nawet udało mi się postawić litery “T” nad brytyjskimi eskadrami, jednak nie udało mi się zadać im wystarczającej liczby uszkodzeń, no może poza HMS Britannia, która została mocno spowolniona. Wtedy przyszła brytyjska odpowiedź, szczególnie ze strony okrętów Angusa, który ostrzelał mnie z bliskiej odległości. Moje okręty miały powazny problem. Wkrótce z powodu odniesionych uszkodzeń, trzy z nich się poddały (Formidable, Achille i Argonaut). Jeden z nich mający pożar na swoich pokładach wkrótce eksplodował (Formidable). Mont-Blanc dokonał abordażu HMS Ajax, jednak lepiej wyszkolona załoga brytyjskiego okrętu odparła atak, przebiła się na mój pokład i ostatecznie zdobyła kolejny mój okręt. Z tej eskadry pozostał jedynie Heros, który ruszył przeciw HMS Britannia, jednak na to zabrakło już czasu. W międzyczasie moja druga eskadra miała pewne problemy z wiatrem i oddaliła się znacznie od eskadry Jeda. Podczas powrotu dostały się pod omyłkowy ogień francuskich okrętów Malcolma. W końcu, gdy powróciły do walki było już za późno by ratować resztę moich okrętów. Gra została zakończona. Cała gra zakończyła się jednak remisem, ponieważ prowadzące okręty francusko hiszpańskie pokonały tam Brytyjczyków. Ostateczne Brytyjczycy stracili 3 okręty (jeden z nich zatonął. Sprzymierzeni stracili dwa okręty zatopione (oprócz mojej Formidable, straciliśmy hiszpańską Bahamę) i trzy, które się poddały. To był świetny dzień i świetna gra, do której użyliśmy zasad Kiss Me, Hardy.

2.3. Links. Linki.

Angus:
link to be updated

Bill:
http://blenheimtoberlin.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/trafalgar-day-game.html

Jack G.:
link to be updated

Michael:
http://meneken.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/trafalgar-day.html

Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/asienieboje/albums/72157686532482362

Cod, Þorskur, la morue or bacalao?

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

source: Wikimedia
And everything is about, what language we will use to name  that fish…
I wszystko o to,  jakiego języka użyjemy by nazwać tą rybę…



Last week was very navy. Initially it should be Napoleonic, but because of some circumstances, we had to improvise. Initially on Thursday we should play Over the Hills, but Bill had some health issues and cannot be at the club that evening. Quick action from Angus gave us Cod Wars instead. Another game of the week was our traditional way of celebrating the Trafalgar Day, when we re-fight that famous battle. So today two games in one relation. Enjoy!

Poprzedni tydzień był prawdziwie morskim tygodniem. Początkowo miał być głównie napoleoński, jednak z powodu pewnych okoliczności musieliśmy improwizować. Początkowo w czwartek mieliśmy grać z użyciem zasad Over the Hills, jednak Bill miał pewne problemy zdrowotne i nie mógł przybyć do klubu w ten wieczór. Szybka akcja Angusa przyniosła nam Wojny dorszowe. Drugą grą rozegrana w poprzednim tygodniu był nasz tradycyjny sposób na spędzanie Trafalgar Day, kiedy to odtwarzamy tą sławna bitwę. Dzisiaj więc dwie gry w jednej relacji. Życze przyjemnej lektury!

1. Thursday game: Cod Wars. Gra czwartkowa: wojny dorszowe.

SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Angus Konstam
UMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Angus Konstam
SCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWC
MODELS/MODELE: Angus Konstam

1.1. Forces. Siły.

BRITISH/BRYTYJCZYCY
(Angus, Campbell)
HMS Scylia
HMS Falmouth

MV Euroman
MV St. Giles
MV William Wilberforce
MV Port Vale
ICELANDERS/ISLANDCZYCY
(Peter, Bartek)
ICGV Ægir
ICGV Tyr

1.2. The Game. Gra.

That was our second game with that rules (Cod Wars). This time the initiative was from the beginning with the British. Campbell is known in our club from his passion for ramming in naval games. This time it gave a great result! His HMS Falmouth hit the stern of Peter’s Ægir and forced him to withdraw. That left only my ship against all British. Despite I was really try hard to cut the nets of British trawlers, they still were able to catch cods. Finally I decided that the only way to win the game will be to sunk my ship. Again despite I tried it hard it was not successful and finally I was forced to withdraw. At the end of the game Peter has his moment of the game and accidently he cut one of the nets. But it was not enough for us and this time cods were delivered back to British ports, were  citizens were able to enjoy their national dish!
To było nasze drugie spotkanie z tymi zasadami (Cod Wars). Tym razem jednak inicjatywa była od początku w rękach Brytyjczyków. Campbell jest znany w naszym klubie z jego zamiłowania do taranowania w bitwach morskich. Tym razem przyniosło to duży rezultat! Jego HMS Falmouth uderzył w rufę Ægir’a Petera i zmusił go do wycofania się. To pozostawiło mój okręt przeciw reszcie Brytyjczyków. Pomimo moich usilnych prób zerwania sieci brytyjskich trawlerów, cały czas byli w stanie poławiać dorsze. Ostatecznie doszedłem do wniosku, że jedyną metodą na wygranie gry będzie zatopienie mojej jednostki. Znowu pomimo moich prób nie udało mi się tego dokonać i ostatecznie mój okręt ciężko uszkodzony musiał się wycofać. Pod koniec gry Peter miał swój moment w grze i przez przypadek zerwał sieci jednego z Brytyjczyków. Było to jednak niewystarczające i tym razem dorsze zostały dostarczone do brytyjskich portów, gdzie obywatele mogli delektować się swoją narodową potrawą! 

1.3. Links. Linki.

Angus:
http://www.edinburghwargames.com/dodgems-in-the-dfa-off-iceland-1975/
Campbell:
https://www.facebook.com/Seswc.co.uk/posts/1491966280841340
Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/asienieboje/albums/72157687486902951

2. Trafalgar Day 2017.

SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Jack Glanville
UMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: John Ewing, Jack Glanville
SCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWC
MODELS/MODELE: Jack Glanville, Angus Konstam, J.P., Donald Adamson,  Bartek Żynda, Jim Louttit

2.1 Forces. Siły.



BRITISH/BRYTYJCZYCY
(Angus, Jed, Michael, J.P., Peter, Chris)
HMS Tonnant
HMS Minotaur
HMS Spartiate
HMS Swiftsure
HMS Victory
HMS Revenge
HMS Orion
HMS Agamennon
HMS Dreadnought
HMS Belleisle
HMS Concqueror
HMS Defence
HMS Royal Sovereign
HMS Temeraire
HMS Mars
HMS Colossus
HMS Polyphemus
HMS Britannia
HMS Leviathan
HMS Defiance
HMS Africa
HMS Thunderer
HMS Neptune
HMS Prince
HMS Achille
HMS Ajax
HMS Bellerophon
SPANISH/HISZPANIE
(Jack G, Bill, Donald)
Principia de Asturias
San Juan Nepomuceno
San Ildefonso
Monarca
San Leandro
Santa Anna
Argonauta
San Justo
San Augistine
San Francisco de Asis
Rayo
Santissima Trinidad
Neptuno
Bahama
Montanez

FRENCH/FRANCUZI
(Malcolm, Bartek, John)
Bucentaure
Neptune
Redoutable
Scipion
Indomptable
Algesiras
Fougueux
Pluton
Achille
Formidable
Argonaut
Mont-Blanc
Heros
Berwick
L’Aigle
Duguay-Trouin
Swiftsure
Intrepide

2.2. The Game. Gra.

We owe all ships of the lines, which took part in Battle of Trafalgar. All of them are in 1/1200 scale and come from Langton Miniatures. This time we did a little different than last year and we changed some statistics for the purpose of the game. We downgraded British and upgraded French and Spanish ships. Also we started game in different way that it happened originally. Sadly the game was to big to be able to remember everything, so this time I am able to tell you the story of my part of the game. I commanded two French squadrons (lead by Indomptable and Achille) supported by John (Berwick) and fought against two British squadrons Jed’s (HMS Britannia) and Angus (HMS Neptune).
W naszym posiadaniu są wszystkie modele okrętów liniowych biorących udział w bitwie pod Trafalgarem. Wszystkie są w skali 1/1200 i są produkcji Langton Miniatures. Tym razem nasza gra wyglądała trochę inaczej od tej zeszłorocznej. Zmieniliśmy statystyki okrętów, obniżając poziom Brytyjczyków i podwyższając Francuzów i Hiszpanów. Zaczęliśmy grę troszkę inaczej od oryginalnej bitwy. Niestety gra była zbyt duża by spamiętać wszystko, więc jestem w stanie opisać Wam co wydarzyło się po mojej stronie stołu. Dowodziłem dwoma francuskimi eskadrami (prowadzonymi przez Indomptable i Achille) wsparty przez Johna (Berwick) i walcząc przeciw dwóm brytyjskim eskadrą dowodzonym przez Jeda (HMS Britannia) i Angusa (HMS Neptune).
Marine Nationale & Armada Española
Royal Navy.

I moved my squadrons ahead and managed to put letters ‘T’ over British squadrons, but I did not managed to do a lot of damages, maybe only on HMS Britannia, which now was very slow (she lost a lot of speed points). Then came the British answer, especially from Angus’s ships, which fired at me from the short distance. My ships were in trouble. Soon because of the damages three of them surrendered to the opponent (Formidable, Achille and Argonaut). One of them being on fire finally exploded (Formidable). Mont-Blanc boarded HMS Ajax and fought fierce battle, but better British boarding team push my French back on their ship and finally capture next of my ships. From that squadron left me only Heros. She moved against damaged HMS Britannia, but had not enough time for that. In the meantime my other squadron had some problems with the wind and moved away from Jed’s squadron. During their return they get under friendly fire from Malcolm’s ships. Finally when they return, it was too late for the rest of my ships. The game was over. Whole Battle finished with a draw as the leading Franco-spanish squadrons made very good work and won with the British. At the end British lost 3 ships, of which one get sunk (I don’t know which one). Franco-Spanish lost two ships sunk (despite my Formidable, we lost Spanish Bahama) and three captured. It was great day with a very good and enjoyable game. For that we used Kiss Me, Hardy rules.
Ruszyłem moimi eskadrami do przodu i nawet udało mi się postawić litery “T” nad brytyjskimi eskadrami, jednak nie udało mi się zadać im wystarczającej liczby uszkodzeń, no może poza HMS Britannia, która została mocno spowolniona. Wtedy przyszła brytyjska odpowiedź, szczególnie ze strony okrętów Angusa, który ostrzelał mnie z bliskiej odległości. Moje okręty miały powazny problem. Wkrótce z powodu odniesionych uszkodzeń, trzy z nich się poddały (Formidable, Achille i Argonaut). Jeden z nich mający pożar na swoich pokładach wkrótce eksplodował (Formidable). Mont-Blanc dokonał abordażu HMS Ajax, jednak lepiej wyszkolona załoga brytyjskiego okrętu odparła atak, przebiła się na mój pokład i ostatecznie zdobyła kolejny mój okręt. Z tej eskadry pozostał jedynie Heros, który ruszył przeciw HMS Britannia, jednak na to zabrakło już czasu. W międzyczasie moja druga eskadra miała pewne problemy z wiatrem i oddaliła się znacznie od eskadry Jeda. Podczas powrotu dostały się pod omyłkowy ogień francuskich okrętów Malcolma. W końcu, gdy powróciły do walki było już za późno by ratować resztę moich okrętów. Gra została zakończona. Cała gra zakończyła się jednak remisem, ponieważ prowadzące okręty francusko hiszpańskie pokonały tam Brytyjczyków. Ostateczne Brytyjczycy stracili 3 okręty (jeden z nich zatonął. Sprzymierzeni stracili dwa okręty zatopione (oprócz mojej Formidable, straciliśmy hiszpańską Bahamę) i trzy, które się poddały. To był świetny dzień i świetna gra, do której użyliśmy zasad Kiss Me, Hardy.

2.3. Links. Linki.

Angus:
link to be updated

Bill:
http://blenheimtoberlin.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/trafalgar-day-game.html

Jack G.:
link to be updated

Michael:
http://meneken.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/trafalgar-day.html

Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/asienieboje/albums/72157686532482362

Zomtober Week 4

Posted on October 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Again, not quite finished. The weather here has been to bad to spray varnish the figures. It has been one storm after another here. But once  they are varnished I can play about with the bases and all should be good. The end of Week 4 already…

Zomtober Week 4

Posted on October 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Again, not quite finished. The weather here has been to bad to spray varnish the figures. It has been one storm after another here. But once  they are varnished I can play about with the bases and all should be good. The end of Week 4 already…

Zomtober goes 4th

Posted on October 22nd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I’ve had a bit of a trickier time of it this week. I’ve not had a much time with the paintbrushes as I’d have liked, so I had to quickly knock out a survivor so I could keep up with the rules. Here he is then…I’ve got a gun! And I’m not really sure h…