Posts Tagged ‘Wargaming’

Impressions: Spectre July 2017 Release

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

The end of July saw a new release to expand Spectre’s MENA Militia range. These new figures are designed to give your militia a bit of an edge, either by adding some tougher guys or bringing some new gear to the party. If you’re building a militia force, these fighters are a must buy. Militia […]

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!

Wargaming Week 14/08/2017

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

Let’s start, covering the 7th of August through to the 13th of August. BLOG STUFF A scenario went up! It’s a little different from my usual posts but it’s something that I’ve been wanting to finish for a while. Also the release of Free Fire meant it was the perfect time to  I’m also carrying on […]

Recent Brushwork

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

Trying to change my palette if not my technique to achieve a different look on my minis. I read a ‘How To Paint Military Miniatures’ book ages ago, and settled on the ink wash/Shade Down method rather than the Highlight Up all the cool kids do nowadays. Whippersnappers! Back in my day, a real painter … Continue reading “Recent Brushwork”

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…

Scenario: Warehouse Shoot Out

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

The start of this week saw the release of the film Free Fire on Blu-Ray and DVD in the UK. Set in the 1970’s, it’s an incredibly tense film all set in one location as an arms deal goes incredibly wrong. The film is packed full of twists and turns and well worth a watch. […]

Primaris Marines and Vedros Objectives

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

A root canal and a light work schedule for a couple days gave me some time at the painting desk. First, here’s my take GW’s new super-sized Primaris Marines. Stock color schemes, I have to say they paint up easily and make a table top quality painter like myself look good. Blue with darker shoulder … Continue reading “Primaris Marines and Vedros Objectives”

Wargaming Week 07/08/2017

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

Let’s start, covering the 31st of July through to the 6th of August. BLOG STUFF My post(s) about my weekend in Cardiff playing Spectre went up. I wrote a total of 5 posts last week as part of it so around 5000+ words, had to install about 4 plugins to hide the battle reports and not […]

Exceptions prove the rule – LoA at Claymore 2017

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

Our set up positions at Arcis sur Aube, March 20 1814I have been particularly conscious of the requests from visitors to keep this Blog exclusively 17th/early 18th century. This post proves that rule by making a rare exception.Cavalry regiments the siz…

Spectre Operations Weekend 2017 AAR

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

I’ll admit, when they announced that Spectre were running a gaming weekend in Cardiff I had tons of questions. What was it going to be like? What figures did I need to bring? Were the other Spectre players going to turn out to be tournament mad points fans? Would I find somewhere sensible to stay? […]

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…

3:10 to Yharma

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

A Song of Blades and Heroes Bat Rep *** “That’s a ‘4’!” Brynar insisted.  “No you thick Northman, that’s a ‘3’,” the grizzled cleric replied. “It says the caravan leaves at 3:10. The caravan we were paid to escort.”  The barbarian shrugged his massive shoulders. “It’s not my fault the attendant scribbles. You’re the educated … Continue reading “3:10 to Yharma”

Wargaming Week 31/07/2017

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

Let’s start, covering the 24th of July through to the 30th. BLOG STUFF + GAMING The report on my holiday game of Spectre is now up! Even though we mis-read a rule or two and there were lots of tribesmen running around, it was still a really fun game. Once again, Spectre is brutal once the rounds […]

And There Was Light

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

I am done with the lights, they took much longer than I thought to complete.

In the engine area, I have built the first of the control panels with a switch to operate the lights.

And it all works!

Let There Be Light

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

I may have gone over the top now as I have added even more LEDs. I decided that some more internal lighting was required, just a few here and there. It is now a bit of a wiring nightmare, I had to drill loads more holes in the hull to allow the wires to run … Continue reading Let There Be Light

Battle Report: CGS009 “Dawn Raid” : Spectre Operations

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

(Seeing as I’ll be too busy on Saturday playing Spectre to do the social media blitz I like to do when a post goes up, enjoy this early battle report!) To get ready for the Spectre weekend in Cardiff (an event I’ll be on my way to when this post goes live), I decided to […]

More Power Captain!

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

I decided to add some lights to the transporter. I had to drill loads of holes to pass the wiring through, I also found the limitations of using pre-fused LEDs which was a bit annoying as I had to created several separate parallel circuits. The lights are mostly on the outside as running wires into … Continue reading More Power Captain!

Battle for Vedros armies

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

Recruiting the next generation of wargamers   40 years wargaming and playing with toy soldiers, I’m still not a WH/40K tabletop player. I tried several times and it never took. But when Grandsons 1 and 2 caught me playing the PC game “Warhammer 40,000 : Armageddon”, they were so taken by the epic battles between … Continue reading “Battle for Vedros armies”

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…

Landed Transporter

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

Some magnets have been added to the underneath of the hull and now the landing gear will stay in place.

This gives me the height I need to construct a decent boarding ramp that will run between the rear struts and into to middle of the hull.

New Grinning Skull Releases for July: Part four.

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

We’re on the home straight now, with the final part of this month’s releases so far (There are more to come, trust me) so, here’s this part for those of you into Miniature gaming… Quick Quest Poster maps. The Quick Quest poster map range is new, and each includes a massive sectional print out giant […]

Transporter Interior

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

Almost ready to start on the interior of the transporter conversion.

I have not stuck anything down yet as there is still some preparation to complete and holes to drill and decisions to make before the deck goes down.

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 …