Posts Tagged ‘Wargames’

Savage Orcs: old vs. new

Posted on January 26th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

I thought I might show you my previous painting attempts on these Savage Orcs. Guess which one is the old one? I painted them fairly simply over ten years ago. The skin was something like a Scorpion Green(GW) base coat, then an ink wash and finally a d…

First Pair of Savage Orcs

Posted on January 19th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Savage Orcs are next on the list to get painted. I bought these when I lived in England many years ago. There was a good second hand shop for miniatures where you could get some really great deals. A lot of my students paltry income was spent there on …

Night Goblins finished?

Posted on January 15th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Finally these sixty models are done. It was quite a slog towards the end but I managed to push through. I have refrained from finishing the bases as I may have to put them on round ones all too soon. Hopefully that doesn’t come to pass, it would just f…

Warmachine: Cygnar vs Farrow

Posted on January 14th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

There has been somewhat of a resurgence in popularity of Warmachine and Hordes at my local game store. This has given me a chance to play my first games since the Mark 2 rules came out a few years ago. So far I have been able to play about 3 games with…

Malidays: Game 2 – Slaughter in Chastity

Posted on January 6th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Belinda was a loss, that was for sure. Seamus was going to miss her animated, if mostly silent, conversational style. Mind you, not so much that he was willing to risk a run-in with the Nephilim in the woods to … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution, done

Posted on January 3rd, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

I did it – cleaned my game room that is; every corner, crevice, nook and cranny. On the table, under the table, beside the painting table… I went through every box, bag, envelope then sorted and labelled all of it. Took two days. New wire shelves from IKEA to hold it all tidily. So that’s … Continue reading

2014 Wargames Audit

Posted on January 3rd, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Here we are at the start of a New Year and time for another ‘Wargames Audit‘ to assess how I’m getting on with my various gaming and hobby activities. 2013 was a very good year and as you’ll see below … Continue reading

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Deadzone Enforcers Plastics Review

Posted on January 2nd, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

So the final shipment of Deadzone Kickstarter stuff arrived, bringing in one of the kits I was most interested in, that being the Plastic Enforcers.  The initial run of Plastic/Resin combo miniatures had already arrived and they are ok, but that material isn’t the best to work with.  This kit comes with two sprues that […]

End of the year + Deadzone!

Posted on December 27th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Sorry for not posting in awhile or doing much of anything hobby related, but this place becomes a ghost town when I’m not gaming.  I’ve been able to do a little bit of of work on getting Deadzone stuff prepped for us to play in the near future.  Also, I’m pretty excited to try out […]

Boarboy conversions

Posted on December 17th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

I have loads of Boars and hopefully a load of riders for them. I haven’t dug through the bits box to see exactly what I have yet but there should be some. I don’t really like the old Boars that much so I have decided to make a few changes. As the heads…

Belated Spider Riders

Posted on December 11th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

I finished these models a while ago but I forgot to post them here. I am really glad I got them finished as I was not enjoying painting them. I can’t say that they were particularly hard to do but they just took so long I got bored. I had intended doin…

Game book collection

Posted on December 2nd, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Some of the books I am proud to have in my collection…Libros que estoy chocho de tenerlos.Tu comentario es siempre bienvenido…

A third of the way done

Posted on December 2nd, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

There would seem to be a lot more Night Goblins in my army in comparison to Orcs. I have brough sixty spearmen with me and now I am almost a third of the way through the regiment. Not bad going for ten days painting. I have absolutely no basing materia…

Finland, Finland, Finland

Posted on November 27th, 2014 under . Posted by

I have just moved to Finland. A new opportunity for work arose and I went for it. At the moment absolutely no gaming is happening. Not only do I not have any time but I really didn’t bring anything with me. The best I can expect is a few board games or…

Dominicon 50pt Steamroller Tournament

Posted on November 18th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

This weekend we had Dominicon, the annual tournament of the Maynooth Gamers and it hosted a 20 player Warmachine/Hordes tournament. My goals this year are to 1) keep my game at a decent level to help in 2) assessing some … Continue reading

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Another game, another scalp for Kreoss1!

Posted on November 12th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

I managed to get a 35pt game in against Phil a couple of weeks ago and I managed (yet again!) to lose after a failed assassination attempt! Here’s my list – Faction: epic Vayl – Machinations of Shadow Points: 35/35 Tiers: … Continue reading

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A Tale of “X” Gamers – Tyranids 012.

Posted on November 12th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

    Hello!   We’re here with my last article for the “A tale of X Gamers” series created by the “The Painting Frog” blog.   We get now to the end of this journey which has been unfolding for more than a year, during which …

Fall-IN! 2014, another gripping AAR

Posted on November 10th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In which the author provides another gripping, edge of your seat narrative of the events surrounding Fall-IN! 2014! You will be astounded! Or maybe not, who can tell. Continue reading

Updated Kings of War Magic Item Card Supplement

Posted on October 30th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

After going through and looking things over, we found a few typos, whoops!  Here’s a fixed version.
Version 101 – PDF on Dropbox

Games I Like – All of them! – The Machine Shop Episode 2: Playing to Win

Posted on October 27th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

In Episode 2 I cover playing to win and wargamer psychology.

Cuba, a Splendid Little War: VPG’s other side of the story

Posted on October 26th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

There are a few board wargames of the Spanish American War, but none of them have focused on the Cuban Nationalist insurgent movement.. until now. Continue reading

What does the Foundry look like?

Posted on October 25th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

If you’re involved in historical wargaming at all you probably know who or what the Foundry is.. formerly Wargames Foundry, formerly Guernsey Foundry.  If you’re a Yank like me, you’ve probably got no idea what their headquarter is like.  I … Continue reading

Commander: The Great War, reviewed

Posted on October 21st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In which the author reviews Slitherine’s new Wargame for the Ipad, Commander: the Great War, and warns his readers– if you want to play, be in it for the long haul! Continue reading

Warmachine: How Kreoss1 beat Butcher3 and other assorted stories…

Posted on October 16th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

The WTC has well and truly ignited my desire to play more Warmachine and Hordes. I’ve gotten a couple of games in recently that are worth a quick mention. I played a Kallus list which I’ve been toying around with … Continue reading

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Kings of War Magic Item Supplement

Posted on October 15th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

So after contacting Mantic, they gave Rich and I permission to post the Magic Item Cards that we created.  I have a thread going on Mantic’s Forum (link) with some discussion there.  This document is a PDF that’s ready to be printed on 11…