Posts Tagged ‘The Great Northern War’

Poltava part 2 – the terrain

Posted on January 19th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Jon and Diane used artificial grass for the terrain and the manual paint job was very effective. The playing surface is very robust and would take a fair bit of punishment if unfortunate enough to experience it.The table was twenty feet by six and the …

Warfare Miniatures Zombies!

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

Clarence Harrison – When I started working on my concept for Donnybrook Dark, something I knew I needed immediately were zombies. There are several manufacturers who make pirate zombies, but these didn’t quite fit the bill as I wanted uniformed models….

GNW Swedish cavalry – gallop back to the field

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

CHARGING CODE 1A wee update for those interested in the disappearing and now reappearing Swedish GNW cavalry. These have taken about 9 months longer to appear than we originally anticipated but in my opinion they are worth the wait.CHARGING CODE 2In ad…

More Donnybrook Dark

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

Clarence Harrison – Right! My painting in 2017 was not up to my normal production. That is going to change in 2018.I started this second force for my Donnybrook Dark project (you can see my Scandavians here if you missed ’em) on New Year’s Eve – yep, a…

New product news from Warfare Miniatures

Posted on January 3rd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Set 1 – Lobster helmet, armour and swordsECW/TYW CavalryThese three codes will be released sometime in January 2018. It has taken them a long time to reach the market having been sculpted bout five or six years ago.Set 2 lobster helmet, armour and pist…

Guest post -Swedish artillery

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

Some wonderful work by William Nguyen Tan Ho from France on Swedish artillery from the Great Northern War.William has done a super job on these chaps and the basing just sets it off nicely. I was very happy to receive the pictures and share them on the…

Feature- Russian Commanders

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

Shermetev, Menshikov, RepninFrom existing paintings it is difficult to definitively decide exactly how a particular historical figure looked. Statuesque and heroic or pox faced and pot bellied? Hardly the latter considering the sitter usually commissio…

Feature- Russian Commanders

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

Shermetev, Menshikov, RepninFrom existing paintings it is difficult to definitively decide exactly how a particular historical figure looked. Statuesque and heroic or pox faced and pot bellied? Hardly the latter considering the sitter usually commissio…

Warfare Christmas Cracker 2017

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

Oh, Oh! (or is that Ho Ho?) It’s that dodgy bloke from the mall again..

So what do we have in store (literally) for Christmas.

Well there is the   £100.00 GNW Brigade

It contains: 4 x 20 model battalions + 1 mounted Commander + 1 light gun with crew.

Each battalion contains 10 musketeers + 5 pikemen + 5 Command models

Gun crews will be a random choice from the 3 different sets SA1, SA2 and SA3
One of these Swedish Commander figures will be included

Swedish 100 pounder: 2 x Marching & 2 x Standing battalions (one each tricorne and karpus) + one of our new Swedish general models plus a light gun with three crew.

Each battalion contains 10 musketeers + 5 pikemen + 5 Command models

Gun crews will be a random choice from the 3 different sets RA1, RA2 and RA3
one of these Russian Commander figures will be included

Russian 100 pounder: 2 x Firing & 2 x Standing battalions (one each tricorne and kartuz) + One of our new Russian general models plus a light gun with three crew.

The retail value of this offer is £153.50 making the total saving ex postage 35% which takes some beating!

Postage in the UK for the brigade deal is £7.50 and for overseas it is £12 – just click on the Christmas £100 Brigade deal option UK or Overseas to apply the correct postage.

We are now also offering Cavalry regimental deals on dragoons. For the Standard price of £45 (ex postage) you can get get your hands on 18 mounted dragoons in hats or 18 mounted dragoons in French caps. Each set includes 12 dragoon troopers and 6 Command models. This is a permanent deal which extends beyond the Christmas offer. These are not in the shop yet so if you want one email us at wordtwister@hotmail.co.uk and let us know the packs you want (6 packs for £45 ex postage) – we’ll paypal you the price.

Gardes Francaises

Finally, as part of the Christmas offer a battalion of Maison du Roi Infantry (Gardes Francaises or Gardes Suisses is available for £25.00 ex postage.

The Christmas offer will run till January 31 2018.

Warfare Christmas Cracker 2017

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

Oh, Oh! (or is that Ho Ho?) It’s that dodgy bloke from the mall again..

So what do we have in store (literally) for Christmas.

Well there is the   £100.00 GNW Brigade

It contains: 4 x 20 model battalions + 1 mounted Commander + 1 light gun with crew.

Each battalion contains 10 musketeers + 5 pikemen + 5 Command models

Gun crews will be a random choice from the 3 different sets SA1, SA2 and SA3
One of these Swedish Commander figures will be included

Swedish 100 pounder: 2 x Marching & 2 x Standing battalions (one each tricorne and karpus) + one of our new Swedish general models plus a light gun with three crew.

Each battalion contains 10 musketeers + 5 pikemen + 5 Command models

Gun crews will be a random choice from the 3 different sets RA1, RA2 and RA3
one of these Russian Commander figures will be included

Russian 100 pounder: 2 x Firing & 2 x Standing battalions (one each tricorne and kartuz) + One of our new Russian general models plus a light gun with three crew.

The retail value of this offer is £153.50 making the total saving ex postage 35% which takes some beating!

Postage in the UK for the brigade deal is £7.50 and for overseas it is £12 – just click on the Christmas £100 Brigade deal option UK or Overseas to apply the correct postage.

We are now also offering Cavalry regimental deals on dragoons. For the Standard price of £45 (ex postage) you can get get your hands on 18 mounted dragoons in hats or 18 mounted dragoons in French caps. Each set includes 12 dragoon troopers and 6 Command models. This is a permanent deal which extends beyond the Christmas offer. These are not in the shop yet so if you want one email us at wordtwister@hotmail.co.uk and let us know the packs you want (6 packs for £45 ex postage) – we’ll paypal you the price.

Gardes Francaises

Finally, as part of the Christmas offer a battalion of Maison du Roi Infantry (Gardes Francaises or Gardes Suisses is available for £25.00 ex postage.

The Christmas offer will run till January 31 2018.

Poltava part 2 – the wargame

Posted on November 18th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

A late ‘battle shot’ with the Swedes through the redoubt lineJon is very experienced at running large games as he owned and managed a wargaming centre on Crete for several years.The Swedes columns lined up to storm the redoubt line before the battle co…

Poltava part 2 – the wargame

Posted on November 18th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

A late ‘battle shot’ with the Swedes through the redoubt lineJon is very experienced at running large games as he owned and managed a wargaming centre on Crete for several years.The Swedes columns lined up to storm the redoubt line before the battle co…

Poltava Part 1 – taster of an epic

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

This game was a year in the making and is the result of the hard work of Jon and Diane Sutherland who created it as a commission for a private collector.I have been intimately involved with the development as all of the figures used are Warfare Miniatu…

Poltava Part 1 – taster of an epic

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

This game was a year in the making and is the result of the hard work of Jon and Diane Sutherland who created it as a commission for a private collector.I have been intimately involved with the development as all of the figures used are Warfare Miniatu…

Some artillery vignettes

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

I have been working on some artillery vignettes recently and have only just gotten round to photographing them for the blog.Although we do not have specifically French gunners yet I shaved off the single shoulder strap from our RA1 AND RA3 GNW Russian …

Some artillery vignettes

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

I have been working on some artillery vignettes recently and have only just gotten round to photographing them for the blog.Although we do not have specifically French gunners yet I shaved off the single shoulder strap from our RA1 AND RA3 GNW Russian …

At last – painted Russian mounted Dragoons

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

These are masters. I had none of the new horses to hand but this shows how well they sit on the existing horse types.I have painted ix troopers which com in two different packs of three. They are painted as the Moskovski Dragoons who wore a white unifo…

At last – painted Russian mounted Dragoons

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

These are masters. I had none of the new horses to hand but this shows how well they sit on the existing horse types.I have painted six troopers which come in two different packs of three. They are painted as the Moskovski Dragoons who wore a white uni…

Guest post: GNW Swedes by Don Crane

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

The Brigade in all its gloryThe Blog has featured the work of several painters over the years and I always enjoy seeing how painters and gamers create and interpret figures and unit construction.I recently had the privilege of seeing some truly wonderf…

Guest post: GNW Swedes by Don Crane

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

The Brigade in all its gloryThe Blog has featured the work of several painters over the years and I always enjoy seeing how painters and gamers create and interpret figures and unit construction.I recently had the privilege of seeing some truly wonderf…

See you at Crisis 2017! – Warfare discount offer for the show

Posted on September 30th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Our intense GNW struggle at Crisis in 2014 or 2015Toggy, Gwen and I look forward to our wonderful long weekend in Antwerp! This year we hear that a very large game featuring thousands (yes that is no exaggeration) of Warfare models will have a prominen…

See you at Crisis 2017! – Warfare discount offer for the show

Posted on September 30th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Our intense GNW struggle at Crisis in 2014 or 2015Toggy, Gwen and I look forward to our wonderful long weekend in Antwerp! This year we hear that a very large game featuring thousands (yes that is no exaggeration) of Warfare models will have a prominen…

Solidifying the Ghost Army Part 7: Wounded Sentinels

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

The wounded sentinels in the raw stateThe sentinels completedAlthough the Ghost Army force has only four units each with two characters attached I added two extra demi-units in order to make the scenario work. The first of these are three sentinels, ea…