Posts Tagged ‘Wargaming’

Warfare GNW R16 Russian Grenadiers

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

Lots of hares have been running for many years on the topic of Russian Grenadier dress. The perpetuated image has been that of a tall mitre capped chap in a plain uniform very much in the fashion of the paintings of the English Foot Guard grenadiers or…

The Iron Man

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

Being a Marvel fan, I thought I would borrow The Winter Child model from Dust range and paint him up in Iron Man colours for my Mechanica force. I removed the star from his chest and some other unnecessary Soviet iconography. He also has several choices of base, two flying bases and a nearly finished … Continue reading The Iron Man

Steam Wars Game

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

We had a game with what should be the final final version of the Steam Wars rules. It has only taken eighteen months to get to this stage, which is not bad for a part time project I guess. I got to use my new TT Combat crane and a new warehouse in a factory … Continue reading Steam Wars Game

Phalanx 2017

Posted on June 17th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Set off earlyish this morning with a small shopping list to Phalanx, the St. Helens Spartans wargame club show, I picked up Simon to introduce him to his second wargame exhibition. The journey was uneventful apart from losing about fifteen minutes with…

Phalanx 2017

Posted on June 17th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Set off earlyish this morning with a small shopping list to Phalanx, the St. Helens Spartans wargame club show, I picked up Simon to introduce him to his second wargame exhibition. The journey was uneventful apart from losing about fifteen minutes with…

Repair Drones

Posted on June 17th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I picked up these Crooked Dice drones at Salute a few months ago, which should be good as Repair Drones.

Literally painted silver with grey claws and a red dot, then inked.

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Tikki Trolls Tribe Miniatures Mortal Arrow Kickstarter

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

I just have to point you to these unique troll miniatures from Mortal Marrow Miniatures. Given a Tiki theme to differate them from the normal trollish miniature offerings that are out there, a full tribe, if not a full war horde of these can be put together with all the individual options available here. I am an avid […]

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Pantheon of Chaos (Chapter 2), 28mm Old Skool Chaos Miniatures

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

Ok, my apologies for missing yesterday’s post in this “post a day” month, but things were out of my control. I’ll make up for that today with two posts, the first being this really great looking retro “Realm of Chaos” inspired KS. For those of you old enough to remember GW’s old “Realm of Chaos” stuff […]

Rackham Giant

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

I have had this Rackham Giant for quite a few years, languishing in the Loft Full Of Lead in nothing more than undercoat. My Dragon Rampant Dwarf army needed something a bit less stout and a giant fits that role rather well. Plenty of brass used again along with Iron Grey for the helmet, gauntlets … Continue reading Rackham Giant

Battle for Britain 1693.. campaigning opening shots

Posted on June 13th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

The 1693 campaign season opened with three contrasting scenarios reflecting the differing challenges facing each of the commanders depending on where they found themselves at the close of 1692.Kilbryde 1693 – site of the conventicle (assembling around …

Rogue Stars Crew

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

I enjoyed using this Rogue Stars crew, a Golum, a Zoat, a robot, a Zykhee and an alien of some sort. There is still no substitute for good armour in Rogue Stars, once a model takes damage, its effectiveness reduces very quickly. Apart from armour, the Difficult Target ability is the best defensive protection against … Continue reading Rogue Stars Crew

Back to Normal

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

 Well my quiet spell on the map front has ended, I now have four projects backed up and two awaiting the authors’ OK, mostly WWI but one, which I have only looked at briefly, involves skirmishes with Apaches, so that will be interesting.I also hav…

Back to Normal

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

 Well my quiet spell on the map front has ended, I now have four projects backed up and two awaiting the authors’ OK, mostly WWI but one, which I have only looked at briefly, involves skirmishes with Apaches, so that will be interesting.I also hav…

New Crane Finished

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

I finished my TT Combat crane recently and it had its first game recently. I still need to glue some of the bits together but it held together okay for the game. I also need to sort out the lifting mechanism as currently there is a bit too much string. The long planned dock and … Continue reading New Crane Finished

Most Of The Dwarf Army

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

This is pretty much most of the infantry for the Dragon Rampant Dwarf army. As ever, there is still more to be painted up…

Crowdfunding Spotlight: 28mm Renaissance Skeleton Army Miniatures Kickstarter

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

It might not surprise you that, here at the Grinning Skull, we like all things skeletal. So, it would be rude to not include these babies here in Crowdfunding Spotlight. These figures are brought to you by Skull & Crown, a name that’s apt considering the subject! As you can see the inspired skeleton designs, […]

Khor Warriors

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

Fortunately, I only needed four of these stout chaps to finish off a twelve Dwarf infantry unit for my Dragon Rampant army.

I did not think I had enough to make a full 24 point army, but when I started getting them all in one place, I realised I had p…

Crowdfunding Spotlight: 28mm Alpine Gnomes from Old School Miniatures on Kickstarter

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

  So, it’s been ages since I’ve posted a Crowdfunding Spotlight article here, so without further a do, I want to draw your attention to these interesting little fellers. Old School Miniatures have a campaign running for these 28mm Alpine Gnomes, which I have to say, have a distinctly Oldhammer feel like some thing from […]

I want that F*%cking Miniature: Fighting Fantasy Miniatures from Pure Evil Miniatures.

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

If you remember these critters, I need not remind you what they are from, but for those of you unfamiliar with them let me give you heads up and some background. These are Pure Evil Miniatures officially licensed Fighting Fantasy Miniatures. Back in the 80’s there existed a book series that ignited the imaginations of […]

Boors Warriors

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

For a week or so in May, the Dragon Rampant group on Fakebook ran a painting challenge, which was to simply pick a few models and get them done in seven days. A bit of encouragement like that always helps me to get my butt in gear, so I decided to actually finish of a … Continue reading Boors Warriors

Warfare GNW Russian pikemen in kartuz

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

These chaps were a little bit behind in the production queue but as can be seen from these pictures were well worth the wait.I am not whether it was the colour combination or the figures themselves but I really enjoyed painting this batch which are now…

The Summoning – Chapter 3

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

Black Smoke, Red Sky. Safely across the bridge, the Adventurers head to the border town of Jarl’s Knot to purchase supplies and confront the man named in the letter found on the Ork warchief. Following the river path, they exit the forest in the late afternoon and find themselves on a well-traveled road passing through … Continue reading The Summoning – Chapter 3

Ancestral Zeppelins

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

I do like these Titan Forge Ancestral Zeppelins. I have only had the opportunity to use one in games so far. At some stage, when the Teutonic Knights get their second (and third?) unit of Luftlancers, I will get the opportunity to field two or even three. Mr Steinbergs US Navy will also be getting … Continue reading Ancestral Zeppelins

Mechanica Automotans

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

Over the last few weeks I have built and painted up twenty more Automotan infantry. That makes a total of lots, with still some more to do. Some of the models will be made as specific crew for some heavy weapons, I think I have four more that can be made without weapons, so can … Continue reading Mechanica Automotans

Warfare GNW R14 Sexy Russian Command

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

This pack is figure porn. I love the poses, the definition and the ease with which they paint up.The Sergeant is pointing with purpose. He looks like a Vet. I gave him a very plain uniform in the paint job but that just adds to his no nonsense air.Russ…