Posts Tagged ‘Warfare Miniatures’

Breaking the surface

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

The yin and yang of constant travel – herbal tea and cakesNo, I have not sunk to the bottom of the sea, missing without trace. I am acutely aware of my lack of blog output over the last week+. Unfortunately work commits have taken me around the square …

Breaking the surface

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

The yin and yang of constant travel – herbal tea and cakesNo, I have not sunk to the bottom of the sea, missing without trace. I am acutely aware of my lack of blog output over the last week+. Unfortunately work commits have taken me around the square …

Donnybrook – French Colonel General Dragoons

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

Its been a while since I painted anything, in fact it was back in April during the last Analogue Painting Challenge! Not for the want of trying I might add. Work and kids seem to take up a hell of a lot more time nowadays.Its a shame its taken me so lo…

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…

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…

Warfare GNW R13 Russian pikemen marching

Posted on August 15th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

R13 is the pike code complimentary to R12 (Musketeers) and R14 (Command).  I am super happy about how this code turned out too. Again it is based on two body dollies with five head variants atop.

The pistol tucked in behind the belly box is a nice touch on all figures.

Some (but very few) customers have been a little unhappy about the ‘solid’ hands for pikemen and officers in the Russian range. We learned well from our experiences with the Swedes and earlier Warfare models.

 Pinging pikes and the associated superglue carbuncles, repaint jobs and damaged bases were enough to convince me that solid hands and a £5 pin drill means I need never ping-a-pike ever again.

Pin drill sales may be up but pinged pikes are on the wane!

Warfare GNW R13 Russian pikemen marching

Posted on August 15th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

R13 is the pike code complimentary to R12 (Musketeers) and R14 (Command).  I am super happy about how this code turned out too. Again it is based on two body dollies with five head variants atop.

The pistol tucked in behind the belly box is a nice touch on all figures.

Some (but very few) customers have been a little unhappy about the ‘solid’ hands for pikemen and officers in the Russian range. We learned well from our experiences with the Swedes and earlier Warfare models.

 Pinging pikes and the associated superglue carbuncles, repaint jobs and damaged bases were enough to convince me that solid hands and a £5 pin drill means I need never ping-a-pike ever again.

Pin drill sales may be up but pinged pikes are on the wane!

Surely there can’t be more?: Warfare Minis Guest Gallery 4

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

Joe North’s Vatican battalion – genuine I believeOne of the more unusual units we have seen is a battalion which I believe was raised by the Vatican and was painted by Joe North.Dutch Brandenburg Regiment by Kris AllsopKris Allsop painted these two bat…

Surely there can’t be more?: Warfare Minis Guest Gallery 4

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

Joe North’s Vatican battalion – genuine I believeOne of the more unusual units we have seen is a battalion which I believe was raised by the Vatican and was painted by Joe North.Dutch Brandenburg Regiment by Kris AllsopKris Allsop painted these two bat…

Warfare Miniatures Wagon Assembly

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

Clarence Harrison – I’ve had a couple of questions from this side of the pond regarding assembling the awesome wagons from Wargames Miniatures. I have to admit the first time I put one of these together I found it a bit tricky too. Barry was kind enoug…

Warfare Miniatures Wagon Assembly

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

Clarence Harrison – I’ve had a couple of questions from this side of the pond regarding assembling the awesome wagons from Wargames Miniatures. I have to admit the first time I put one of these together I found it a bit tricky too. Barry was kind enoug…

Discount on Warfare Miniatures for Partizan pre orders

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

WLOA58 & 60 Mounted dragoonsIn order to maintain my blood pressure at an adequate level I won’t be trading with Warfare Miniatures at Partizan. Running a demo and a trade stand with two people is less than relaxing.WLOA940 Wagon with water barrelsI…

Discount on Warfare Miniatures for Partizan pre orders

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

WLOA58 & 60 Mounted dragoonsIn order to maintain my blood pressure at an adequate level I won’t be trading with Warfare Miniatures at Partizan. Running a demo and a trade stand with two people is less than relaxing.WLOA940 Wagon with water barrelsI…

And, there’s more! Warfare Minis Guest Gallery 3

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

Never did I realize when I started this little review how many painters have actually sent me pictures of there work with Warfare Miniatures.Dannie Fogleman’s Saxons – I think he painted every darn one of them!I should really be surprised because we’ve…

And, there’s more! Warfare Minis Guest Gallery 3

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

Never did I realize when I started this little review how many painters have actually sent me pictures of there work with Warfare Miniatures.Dannie Fogleman’s Saxons – I think he painted every darn one of them!I should really be surprised because we’ve…

Warfare Miniatures GNW Russian Artillerists released

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

Finally I got round to painting the first two codes for the Russian Artillery. All three codes are available but I haven’t managed to paint code RA3 (Gunners firing) yet.The codes are in the shop right now and if anyone wants code RA3 just send a mail …

Warfare Miniatures GNW Russian Artillerists released

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

Finally I got round to painting the first two codes for the Russian Artillery. All three codes are available but I haven’t managed to paint code RA3 (Gunners firing) yet.The codes are in the shop right now and if anyone wants code RA3 just send a mail …

Yet more nice work chaps! Warfare minis Guest Gallery 2

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

Mark Allen’s work of art – King William IIII enjoyed the first compilation of Warfare work by other painters and knew I had plenty of other examples so here is a part 2 to this little series of work by gamers and painters I admire and which show off Wa…

Yet more nice work chaps! Warfare minis Guest Gallery 2

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

Mark Allen’s work of art – King William IIII enjoyed the first compilation of Warfare work by other painters and knew I had plenty of other examples so here is a part 2 to this little series of work by gamers and painters I admire and which show off Wa…

Warfare GNW R12 Russian musketeers marching

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

A close in look at this code which is already proving pretty popular. As per usual we have 5 variants based on two body dollies and five different heads.The arm comes in two options – bayonet fix and bayonet removed.I chose to paint these in all green …

Warfare GNW R12 Russian musketeers marching

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

A close in look at this code which is already proving pretty popular. As per usual we have 5 variants based on two body dollies and five different heads.The arm comes in two options – bayonet fix and bayonet removed.I chose to paint these in all green …

Nice work chaps! Warfare Minis Guest Gallery 1

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

Note: when I first got the idea to do this post I thought it might be a one off. In the end I had enough photos (with many left over) to do a series of 5 posts. I really enjoyed looking at what gamers and painters have done with range…..Swedish Kalma…

Nice work chaps! Warfare Minis Guest Gallery 1

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

Note: when I first got the idea to do this post I thought it might be a one off. In the end I had enough photos (with many left over) to do a series of 5 posts. I really enjoyed looking at what gamers and painters have done with range…..Swedish Kalma…

Some time to reflect

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

Plenty of space to let my mind wander here….24.8062° N, 56.1254° E

Being somewhat averse to the sun I have used much of my time this last week to catch up on written projects safely indoors and away from it. I realized that I have a lot of these projects.

This bizarre battlefield duel did take place between two allies at 18.0193° N, 76.9758° W

I spent a good chunk of the week organizing the October gaming weekender and sorting out all of the details and plot twists. The narrative of this campaign is pretty extensive and the fact that our players assume the characters allows the whole thing to take off in a way that makes putting the pieces together into a coherent story much easier.

Compagnies Franche de la Marine will make an appearance in October at 20.0549° N, 72.7925° W

The collateral varies from the objective, statistic based  OOBs, casualty stats, routs and triumphs to the more subjective perspectives of what actually happened. Over the piece, which has so far involved eighteen people, eleven tabletop battles and much behind the scenes activity, many details have had to be created.

Building the story around the Nieuw Geoctroyeerde Westindische Compagnie was fun!

There is a very fine line between fact and fantasy and my extension of the facts is I hope, mostly grounded in logical hypothesis and projections rather than an alternative universe. In creating these additional data it has become clear that much of it could be used by other gamers who wish to explore the possibilities of the period beyond the historical battles which are easy to find on Wikipedia.

English and Dutch forts in Ghana in the 1700s – Komenda Wars

My own need to enhance the detail of the Caribbean theatre operations has lead me to find information on the Komenda Wars in Ghana between the British and the Dutch at a time when the countries were combined under William III! This nugget merits automatic inclusion in the next but one iteration of our expanding world of Jacobite v Williamite!

Jean Baptiste du Casse – will appear in October in Dumfries!

I discovered Jean Baptiste Du Casse – French Governor of Saint Dominique – how could I have missed this guy before? Another immediate inclusion. Add that to colonial struggles in Brazil, Madagascar, Pondicherry and Bangkok and my head is exploding with painting projects and scenarios.

This island features prominently in our October weekend

Team Harrison & Hilton are ideas rich but time poor. We have more output than we can cope with and this inevitably leads to delays in our material surfacing. The balance is creative control versus volume and at the moment we are losing the fight.

Jacobites and Williamites fight over near 54.8274° N, 7.4633° W

We are very conscious of the numerous requests for publication of things that we have mentioned on blogs and fora but currently cannot meet the demand.

We are trying to find compromises to unblock the log jam. Apart from BLB3/WTK we have the regimental level version of the same rules finished. We have texts for 12 new uniform pdfs, we have a Crimean and and ACW version of Republic to Empire finished, there is the Donnybrook Dark material which could pretty much go now, there is the Billy Bunteresque Victory without Quarter and a further regimental set of rules which I penned for the GNW but which now may be superseded by BLB3 Regimental level.

How to get all this stuff out there? Cloning? Hiring? Giving up what we do currently to concentrate on the hobby(attractive but not commercially viable).

In October there is trouble brewing near 56.6826° N, 5.1023° W. I know, I’ve been there!

My own thoughts are to  plough on, keep creating and work towards a system that allows us to get more out there quicker.

I have decided that the collateral from the campaign is meaty enough to be compiled into a wargaming guide for like minded should who want a bit of a dip into the period. I am working on that right now.

I have enjoyed my Busman’s Break at the laptop. It has been fun and creative. More to come….

Amongst other places, we’ll make it here in 2018.. 15.2993° N, 74.1240° E

Some time to reflect

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

Plenty of space to let my mind wander here….24.8062° N, 56.1254° E

Being somewhat averse to the sun I have used much of my time this last week to catch up on written projects safely indoors and away from it. I realized that I have a lot of these projects.

This bizarre battlefield duel did take place between two allies at 18.0193° N, 76.9758° W

I spent a good chunk of the week organizing the October gaming weekender and sorting out all of the details and plot twists. The narrative of this campaign is pretty extensive and the fact that our players assume the characters allows the whole thing to take off in a way that makes putting the pieces together into a coherent story much easier.

Compagnies Franche de la Marine will make an appearance in October at 20.0549° N, 72.7925° W

The collateral varies from the objective, statistic based  OOBs, casualty stats, routs and triumphs to the more subjective perspectives of what actually happened. Over the piece, which has so far involved eighteen people, eleven tabletop battles and much behind the scenes activity, many details have had to be created.

Building the story around the Nieuw Geoctroyeerde Westindische Compagnie was fun!

There is a very fine line between fact and fantasy and my extension of the facts is I hope, mostly grounded in logical hypothesis and projections rather than an alternative universe. In creating these additional data it has become clear that much of it could be used by other gamers who wish to explore the possibilities of the period beyond the historical battles which are easy to find on Wikipedia.

English and Dutch forts in Ghana in the 1700s – Komenda Wars

My own need to enhance the detail of the Caribbean theatre operations has lead me to find information on the Komenda Wars in Ghana between the British and the Dutch at a time when the countries were combined under William III! This nugget merits automatic inclusion in the next but one iteration of our expanding world of Jacobite v Williamite!

Jean Baptiste du Casse – will appear in October in Dumfries!

I discovered Jean Baptiste Du Casse – French Governor of Saint Dominique – how could I have missed this guy before? Another immediate inclusion. Add that to colonial struggles in Brazil, Madagascar, Pondicherry and Bangkok and my head is exploding with painting projects and scenarios.

This island features prominently in our October weekend

Team Harrison & Hilton are ideas rich but time poor. We have more output than we can cope with and this inevitably leads to delays in our material surfacing. The balance is creative control versus volume and at the moment we are losing the fight.

Jacobites and Williamites fight over near 54.8274° N, 7.4633° W

We are very conscious of the numerous requests for publication of things that we have mentioned on blogs and fora but currently cannot meet the demand.

We are trying to find compromises to unblock the log jam. Apart from BLB3/WTK we have the regimental level version of the same rules finished. We have texts for 12 new uniform pdfs, we have a Crimean and and ACW version of Republic to Empire finished, there is the Donnybrook Dark material which could pretty much go now, there is the Billy Bunteresque Victory without Quarter and a further regimental set of rules which I penned for the GNW but which now may be superseded by BLB3 Regimental level.

How to get all this stuff out there? Cloning? Hiring? Giving up what we do currently to concentrate on the hobby(attractive but not commercially viable).

In October there is trouble brewing near 56.6826° N, 5.1023° W. I know, I’ve been there!

My own thoughts are to  plough on, keep creating and work towards a system that allows us to get more out there quicker.

I have decided that the collateral from the campaign is meaty enough to be compiled into a wargaming guide for like minded should who want a bit of a dip into the period. I am working on that right now.

I have enjoyed my Busman’s Break at the laptop. It has been fun and creative. More to come….

Amongst other places, we’ll make it here in 2018.. 15.2993° N, 74.1240° E