Posts Tagged ‘News’

Gallery of My Memorable EU Champ. Games / Galeria Moich Rozgrywek na Mistrzostwach

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

Memorables Moments / Chwile Godne Zapamiętania First Battle with Szymon/ Pierwsza Bitwa z Szymonem With the Master of Dust Rules / Z Mistrzem Zasad Dust’a With Ludvig „Viking” Happy Man / Z Ludwigiem „Vikingiem” Zawsze Wesołym

Warfare Miniatures July Offer – Swedish Battalions @ £25.00

Posted on June 25th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Battalion SB01 

Swedish Battalion SB03

Well, to celebrate the summer, my birthday month and the continuing march of the GNW project, Warfare have a July 2017 special offer.

S1 x 2 in battalion SB1

S3 x 1 in battalion SB1

S5 x 1 in battalion SB1

Battalion codes:

SB01 Swedes in Tricorne Standing ready
SB02 Swedes in Karpus Standing ready
SB03 Swedes in Tricorne Marching
SB04 Swedes in Karpus Marching

Will all be available for £25.00 ex postage.

S4 x 1 in battalion SB02

Each pack contains 20 models – 10 musketeers, 5 pikemen and 5 Command. As battalion packs are already reduced by 20% this additional saving equates to a 26% discount on normal pack price making each model £1.25.

S7 x 2 in battalion SB03

S1 x 1 in battalion SB03

S5 x1 in battalion SB03

The prices for these battalions will be adjusted in the shop from June 30th.

Dispatch will be within two weeks of order as I am of on my travels to tropical climes once more.

S4 x 2 in battalion SB04

S6 x 1 in battalion SB04

Here is a chance to swell the ranks of your Carolinians! Gå på!


Battalions SB03 (front) and SB01 (rear)


Warfare Miniatures July Offer – Swedish Battalions @ £25.00

Posted on June 25th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Battalion SB01 

Swedish Battalion SB03

Well, to celebrate the summer, my birthday month and the continuing march of the GNW project, Warfare have a July 2017 special offer.

S1 x 2 in battalion SB1

S3 x 1 in battalion SB1

S5 x 1 in battalion SB1

Battalion codes:

SB01 Swedes in Tricorne Standing ready
SB02 Swedes in Karpus Standing ready
SB03 Swedes in Tricorne Marching
SB04 Swedes in Karpus Marching

Will all be available for £25.00 ex postage.

S4 x 1 in battalion SB02

Each pack contains 20 models – 10 musketeers, 5 pikemen and 5 Command. As battalion packs are already reduced by 20% this additional saving equates to a 26% discount on normal pack price making each model £1.25.

S7 x 2 in battalion SB03

S1 x 1 in battalion SB03

S5 x1 in battalion SB03

The prices for these battalions will be adjusted in the shop from June 30th.

Dispatch will be within two weeks of order as I am of on my travels to tropical climes once more.

S4 x 2 in battalion SB04

S6 x 1 in battalion SB04

Here is a chance to swell the ranks of your Carolinians! Gå på!


Battalions SB03 (front) and SB01 (rear)


Best News Ever

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

Best news ever!!!!  Battlegroup NORTHAG is coming!!!This was announced last night (my time) on the PSC Facebook site along with PSC’s standard website.  On the website is says this:I have given the go ahead to finish off Battlegroup Northag -…

Best News Ever

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

Best news ever!!!!  Battlegroup NORTHAG is coming!!!This was announced last night (my time) on the PSC Facebook site along with PSC’s standard website.  On the website is says this:I have given the go ahead to finish off Battlegroup Northag -…

EU Dust1947 Championship Best Painted Model Contest Summary /Podsumowanie Konkursu Malarskiego

Posted on June 21st, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Jury Judgment / Decyzja Jury Johannes Behling – Best Painted Hero Robert Giza – Best Painted Vehicle and Special Prize founded by ThorMiniatures for Steel Guards Snipers Mariusz Milewski – Best Painted Infantry Unit Best Painted Tournament Army / Najlepiej Pomalowana Armia Turniejowa Models Gallery / Galeria Modeli   Award Ceremony Gallery / Galeria Nagrodzonych […]

Roleplaying adventure hooks

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

  Looking for inspiration for your next roleplaying adventure? Then look no further! We’ve put together these three adventure hooks to give you some ideas for your next gaming session. Enjoy!     Political suicide   One by one the … Continue reading

My EU Championship Army / Moja Armia na Mistrzostwa Europy

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

Sturmgrenadiere Regiment “Die Teufel” / Regiment Grenadierów Szturmowych „Diabły” AXIS [113 pts] Heroes Manfred [9 pts] The Desert Fox [10 pts] Infantry Units Sturmgrenadier Assault Engineer Squad [9 pts] Sturmgrenadier Command Squad [12 pts] AXIS KAMFGRUPPE PLATOON Sturmgrenadier Recon Squad [10 pts] AXIS KAMFGRUPPE PLATOON Sturmgrenadier Observer Squad [3 pts] Sturmgrenadier Sniper Squad [4 pts] […]

Surprise & 200 more photos from Modelers Festival in Warsaw / Niespodzianka i jeszcze 200 fotek z Fiesty Modelarskiej

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

Big Surprise / Wielka Niespodzianka 200 photos more from Modelers Festival in Warsaw / 200 nowych fotek z Fiesty Modelarskiej SF, Fantasy & Figures / SF, Fantastyka i Modele Postaci   Airplanes & Choppers / Samoloty i Helikoptery   Tank, Trucks, Cars & Ships / Czołgi, Ciężarówki, Samochody i Statki   Any Type Cartoon Models […]

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Today 5th Modelers Festival & Next Week Dust Championship / 5 Fiesta Modelarska dziś, za tydzień Mistrzostwa Dust’a

Posted on June 10th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

1000 models / 1000 modeli 47 Photos in Gallery / 47 Zdjeć w Galerii   One week till EU Dust Championship and „Best Painted Model” contest / Już tylko jeden tydzień do Mistrzostw Dust’a oraz konkursu malarskiego w Warszawie

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Old Sweat Luther /Stary…ale jary Luther

Posted on June 9th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

First Axis Walker / Pierwszy Mech Axis   Stats …or how much is worth / Statystyki…czy się nadaje Link to the article where are more Luther photos. / Link do artykułu, gdzie jest większa liczba zdjęć Luthera  

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Rolemaster Classic goes electrum!

Posted on June 9th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It is with great pride and pleasure that Iron Crown Enterprises can announce that all three core rulebooks for Rolemaster Classic (Character Law, Spell Law and Arms Law) are now electrum pick products on RPGNow!   We’re proud of all … Continue reading

Warfare ECW/TYW releases

Posted on June 8th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Line of of three of the 10 Harquebusiers

This is a departure from our core period but an exciting one nonetheless. We have an initial release of nine sculpts of cavalry for the English Civil War / Thirty Years War period.

Montero and buff clothing

The dress of these ‘Harquebusiers’ is a mixture of armoured and unarmoured with lobster helmets, soft hats and montero caps. We have charging and resting poses both with swords and pistols.

Front view of the same figure

The saddles are integral to the riders. The definition on the models is very crisp with characterful faces and painting them was extremely easy and pleasurable.

This is one of the small horses in the standing pose

This first article shows three of the models which I have managed to squeeze into my painting schedule between lots of GNW and WSS pieces. I have tried to show different colours -tawny, crimson and blue sashes and different shades on the buff coats.

A more TYW colour scheme – hatted man on small galloping horse

I am an enthusiast about the period 1618-1648 and in fact my Pike & Shot passion began with the campaigns of Montrose, moving to the late 17th century about six or seven years after spending a lot of time collecting ECW and TYW models.

The ‘Swedish’ chap again

Where might Warfare Miniatures go with this diversion? Well, we are financially robust and a significant expansion is possible but that will somewhat depend on the response to these first 10 models.

I avoided as much as possible black and white when painting these models

The horse variants available to us now are significant. These models sit equally well on small, medium or large mounts and as can be seen, on standing or moving mounts.

A large trotting horse with a Royalist or Imperialist Harquebusier

I particularly enjoyed painting the armoured model which has a back and breast plus helmet configuration. Four (perhaps five, I just can’t remember right now) of the models in the range have lobster helmets.

Same chap – three other helmeted models will make up an exciting unit

Tw models have montero caps and the remainder have soft hats. All have buff coats. The models are all master moulded and we can go to production pretty quickly.

A final view of one of the first three sculpts

I am in no great hurry to release these models and I will be interested in the market response and potential demand for them. Pricing will be in line with normal Warfare Miniatures cavalry packs with 3 models and horses in a pack with a price of £8.50.

The trio having swapped mounts

I don’t normally actively solicit comment on models and leave that to the discretion of Blog followers but I would be particularly interested in the appetite for a dalliance in this period from Warfare.

Warfare ECW/TYW releases

Posted on June 8th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Line of of three of the 10 Harquebusiers

This is a departure from our core period but an exciting one nonetheless. We have an initial release of nine sculpts of cavalry for the English Civil War / Thirty Years War period.

Montero and buff clothing

The dress of these ‘Harquebusiers’ is a mixture of armoured and unarmoured with lobster helmets, soft hats and montero caps. We have charging and resting poses both with swords and pistols.

Front view of the same figure

The saddles are integral to the riders. The definition on the models is very crisp with characterful faces and painting them was extremely easy and pleasurable.

This is one of the small horses in the standing pose

This first article shows three of the models which I have managed to squeeze into my painting schedule between lots of GNW and WSS pieces. I have tried to show different colours -tawny, crimson and blue sashes and different shades on the buff coats.

A more TYW colour scheme – hatted man on small galloping horse

I am an enthusiast about the period 1618-1648 and in fact my Pike & Shot passion began with the campaigns of Montrose, moving to the late 17th century about six or seven years after spending a lot of time collecting ECW and TYW models.

The ‘Swedish’ chap again

Where might Warfare Miniatures go with this diversion? Well, we are financially robust and a significant expansion is possible but that will somewhat depend on the response to these first 10 models.

I avoided as much as possible black and white when painting these models

The horse variants available to us now are significant. These models sit equally well on small, medium or large mounts and as can be seen, on standing or moving mounts.

A large trotting horse with a Royalist or Imperialist Harquebusier

I particularly enjoyed painting the armoured model which has a back and breast plus helmet configuration. Four (perhaps five, I just can’t remember right now) of the models in the range have lobster helmets.

Same chap – three other helmeted models will make up an exciting unit

Tw models have montero caps and the remainder have soft hats. All have buff coats. The models are all master moulded and we can go to production pretty quickly.

A final view of one of the first three sculpts

I am in no great hurry to release these models and I will be interested in the market response and potential demand for them. Pricing will be in line with normal Warfare Miniatures cavalry packs with 3 models and horses in a pack with a price of £8.50.

The trio having swapped mounts

I don’t normally actively solicit comment on models and leave that to the discretion of Blog followers but I would be particularly interested in the appetite for a dalliance in this period from Warfare.

UK Games Expo 2018 announced

Posted on June 8th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

The UKGE team are happy to announce the dates for the 2018 UK Games Expo. Their 12th show will be held the 1st weekend of […]

Director’s Briefing – June 2017

Posted on June 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  If you would like to receive the Director’s Briefing straight to your inbox each month, you can sign up to our mailing list HERE.     Welcome   To the seventy-third Briefing and the sixth scheduled Briefing of 2017. … Continue reading

Berthier Campaign Manager Software (Version 9.8) Updated

Posted on June 6th, 2017 under . Posted by

I’ve have released an update of the free Berthier Campaign Manager software (version 9.8).This update is a bug fix. There is no new functionality.See the Readme file in the download for the full details.Download it here.Berthier is free software that m…

Berthier Campaign Manager Software (Version 9.8) Updated

Posted on June 6th, 2017 under . Posted by

I’ve have released an update of the free Berthier Campaign Manager software (version 9.8).This update is a bug fix. There is no new functionality.See the Readme file in the download for the full details.Download it here.Berthier is free software that m…

PT-47A Unboxing / Rozpakowaczka PT-47A

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

The Commando Tank for SSU / Czołg Dowodzenia dla SSU   Dwie wersje W zestawie znajdziecie dwie karty i tak rozwiewa się tajemnica, gdzie podziała się zdolność amfibii. PT-47A w cenie 8 punktów nie posiada tej zdolności, ale wersja za 9 punktów już jest pływająca.   Jakość Wg. Dust Studio zestaw powstał zgodnie z najnowszymi […]

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Warhammer 40k Launch Event

Posted on June 3rd, 2017 under . Posted by

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few months you should be aware that there’s a new edition of Warhammer 40k right around the corner. The Edinburgh League of Gamers are partnering with Battle Brothers to run a Warhammer 40k Launch event to celebrate the new edition that is set to Read More …

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A touch of real class! GNW generals and heroes

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The Russian Grandees



They have been in the pipe for a while but at last we can show a a glimpse of some truly outstanding little masterpieces from Warfare Miniatures. 



The Swedish Heroes



We have chosen the iconic figures of Magnus Gustafsson Stenbock, Adam Ludvig Leijonhufvud and Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld for the Swedes. Celebrated generals all and key players in the campaigns of the Carolinian Army during the Great Northern War. 



Stenbok is modelled on the romantic painting by Gustav Cederström



As a counterpoint, the Russians are represented by Alexander Danilovich Menshikov, Boris Petrovich Sheremetev and Anikita Ivanovich Repnin. These men played their part in full during the final defeat and humbling of the mighty Swedes.


Leijonhufvud in utilitarian uniform on the left – Rehnskiöld’s uniform is grander



The horses offer a new option for senior officers and equally could be used for the new cavalry officers both Russian and Swedish cavalry which will begin to appear sometime over the summer.




The Russians are somewhat more flamboyant in their dress



It did not escape our notice that the Russian generals would pass muster as ‘any senior general’ in a Western European army of the WSS period and I am sure several will find their way west in time.



Excellent rear view of the Russians



The detail on these models is outstanding. Clib has captured the spirit of the age and the personalities within some imaginative and animated poses.




I am looking forward to getting them mastered, painted and of course, released.

A touch of real class! GNW generals and heroes

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The Russian Grandees



They have been in the pipe for a while but at last we can show a a glimpse of some truly outstanding little masterpieces from Warfare Miniatures. 



The Swedish Heroes



We have chosen the iconic figures of Magnus Gustafsson Stenbock, Adam Ludvig Leijonhufvud and Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld for the Swedes. Celebrated generals all and key players in the campaigns of the Carolinian Army during the Great Northern War. 



Stenbok is modelled on the romantic painting by Gustav Cederström



As a counterpoint, the Russians are represented by Alexander Danilovich Menshikov, Boris Petrovich Sheremetev and Anikita Ivanovich Repnin. These men played their part in full during the final defeat and humbling of the mighty Swedes.


Leijonhufvud in utilitarian uniform on the left – Rehnskiöld’s uniform is grander



The horses offer a new option for senior officers and equally could be used for the new cavalry officers both Russian and Swedish cavalry which will begin to appear sometime over the summer.




The Russians are somewhat more flamboyant in their dress



It did not escape our notice that the Russian generals would pass muster as ‘any senior general’ in a Western European army of the WSS period and I am sure several will find their way west in time.



Excellent rear view of the Russians



The detail on these models is outstanding. Clib has captured the spirit of the age and the personalities within some imaginative and animated poses.




I am looking forward to getting them mastered, painted and of course, released.

Site News: Domain update, www.thegrinningskull.com

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

Just a quick post to let you know that the site can now be accessed by visiting “http://thegrinningskull.com” at it’s new domain. The site can still be visited by the old extension (https://thegrinningskull.wordpress.com) as well, but the new domain is easier to remember and visiting the old extension will still bring you into the site […]

Grinning Skull’s, “A Post a Day” Month of June challenge!

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

Well, June is almost upon us, so I’ve decided to use it as an excuse for a blog challenge, that being a post per day, in which I will post each and every day of the month. Why exactly would I be doing this, well, dear readers, let me explain why this challenge for June […]

It is with great sadness

Posted on May 27th, 2017 under . Posted by

I simply have no words. Nothing. I would draw your attention to a post by Aaron Dembski-Bowden this morning who can articulate far better than I the sad passing away of Forgeworld and Horus Heresy extraordinaire Alan Bligh last night. It makes this weekends Warhammer Fest all that more poignant …