Posts Tagged ‘WWI’

Ten Anzacs finished.

Posted on March 30th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

I have finally got these guys finished and they should be winging their way to The Armchair General tomorrow. My last lot are ten Turkish officers who are almost done as well. A wee bit more on them to do. Probably be the last person to get their models done and in but I have … Continue reading Ten Anzacs finished.

Johnny Turk he was ready, he primed himself well…

Posted on March 4th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

..He rained us with bullets, He rained us with shells And in five minutes flat he’d blown us all to hell Then he blew us right back to Australia (from the song “The Band Played Waltzing Matilda”) Here are the finished batch of Turkish infantry. The last time I painted any miniature this scale was … Continue reading Johnny Turk he was ready, he primed himself well…

ANZAC Diorama – Progress on my first figures

Posted on February 28th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

I have finally got started on my first batch of figures. Twenty Turkish infantry.  Quite enjoyable to paint these but I have discovered two things – I am going to need some new brushes once this lot is done and I am crap at painting belts in any scale. I guess my infantry will hide … Continue reading ANZAC Diorama – Progress on my first figures

My first Turks for the Anzac Diorama have arrived.

Posted on February 13th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Posting this link so you can pop over to the Anzac Diorama Blog to see the latest message from Peter Jackson. There are now 100 painters recruited. My first 20 figures arrived yesterday. 20 Turks. Preparation has started and I hope to get first paint on them next week. Johnny Turk is currently ‘armless … Continue reading My first Turks for the Anzac Diorama have arrived.

Mustering the Troops (NZ WWI ANZAC Diorama)

Posted on January 31st, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

The blog site for the painting project for the Anzac Diorama for the World War One Exhibition has been created. I urge you to have a look,especially at the FAQ and About pages to learn more about the project.  There has already been media publicity about the project and several people I know who are … Continue reading Mustering the Troops (NZ WWI ANZAC Diorama)

Sir Peter Jackson needs Kiwi wargamers

Posted on January 21st, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Originally posted on DRESSING THE LINES:
Here’s the chance for New Zealand wargamers to volunteer for a massive modelling project to commemorate Gallipoli, led by Sir Peter Jackson and using never-seen-before figures by the Perry twins! Below is an open letter to New Zealand wargaming clubs from Rhys Jones, a fellow wargamer and also the former…

28mm Russian Civil War ‘Tachanka’ Machine-gun Wagon

Posted on December 29th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Season’s Greetings Everyone!First, just a short note to let you all know that the gallery for the second theme round of the Painting Challenge is now up in all it’s glory and awaiting your viewing pleasure.This week’s theme is ‘Rider(s) & Mount(s)’…

Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge V: Week 1 Report

Posted on December 13th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

 Week 1 of the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge V is “in-the-books” and my progress was more or line with plan with 4 submissions totaling 147 points vs a plan of 129.  Of course there was some variation is what was actually done but more …

Blogs of Honour – Capt. Richard’s WWI Airplanes

Posted on November 13th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Capt. Richard has a great blog and is well know for his amazing ACW collections and use of light at night. He’s started on a new project, WWI airplanes, and we thought it was so cool that we needed to feature it! Head on over to his site and chec…

The Battle of Roye 27th March 1918 – WWI Batrep

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

Hello it’s me Postie, I’ve hi-jacked Ray’s blog once again to present our most recent game.Ray was up in London looking at the Poppies in the Tower so couldn’t make the game, but he typed all this out because I’m an illiterate sod! (Postie’s diggi…

The Royal Engineers Museum

Posted on October 31st, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Last week my youngest daughter had a day off school (teacher training day) so I took her to the Royal Engineers Museum in Chatham. I’ve been here several times over the years but they have made a few changes since I was last here. The Museum has some n…

Product Review: Battlefront’s Stoss Platoon

Posted on October 29th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

By Mitch ReedOne of the Great War platoons I was eager to have in my collection was the German Stoss Platoon.  The actual name of these forces was Stosstruppen which means "Storm Trooper" and represent Germany's late war answer to break …

RP No 162 WWI French Dragoons

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

Can’t believe I’ve actually painted something!!!! Due to me changing not only my job but my career, you may (or may not) have noticed a distinct lack of newly painted figures on my blog, come to think of it, my whole blogger presence has been a crap, b…

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

SELWG 2014 – Photos

Posted on October 14th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

On Sunday I joined four other members of Posties Rejects for the SELWG show at Crystal Palace. This is probably my favourite show of the year and has a special place in my heart because it was at SELWG in 2010 that I met up with Ray, Fran and Postie fo…

Painting the Beute Mark IV, and Great War List Making

Posted on October 1st, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

By Mitch ReedWhile luck has eluded me on the playing table, it did find me for the second week of the"Spot the A7V" Contest that Battlefront held via Twitter.Since I already have both army box sets I decided to go for the Mark IV box, in orde…

Imperial War Museum London

Posted on September 4th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

It’s been a few years since I have visited this excellent museum and I have been eagerly awaiting the reopening after its two year long refurbishment and enlargement. While I enjoyed the old building in its previous layout I’m not one of these people t…

‘From the Prairies to the Trenches: Saskatchewan and the First Months of World War One, June 1914 – February 1915′

Posted on September 4th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Me proudly mugging for the camera as we install our exhibit at the Legislature. Picture by the ever-radiant J. Fedorak.Well, sadly, it looks like summer is slipping through our fingers. Usually my work is fairly low-key during the hot months, but this …

The First VCs of The Great War: Lieutenant Maurice Dease and Private Frank Godley, 23rd August 1914

Posted on August 23rd, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

One hundred years ago today, on August 23rd 1914, the 4th battalion, Royal Fusiliers were ordered to defend the Nimy bridges, which were only a few kilometers from the main British force at Mons.By 10:00 that morning the British positions around the br…

Trenchworx: French FT Tank

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

 Trenchworx is a new miniature company that is currently running a very successful Kickstarter campaign for 28mm WW1 tanks.  At Historicon, one of the guys behind the company (Nate) very generously gave me some sample models to try out and al…

One of the ‘Guns of August': 28mm Great War in Greyscale French 75, Caisson and Crew (& Major LaBossiere)

Posted on August 4th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

August commemorates the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War. So to mark the occasion I thought I’d finish a set of models for my greyscale project that’s been sitting in the wings for quite some time, something fitting for those first te…

War and Peace – Pt 2 WWI Vehicles

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Given that 2014 is the centenary of the commencement of WWI its not entirely surprising that there were some special guest vehicles and displays for the public to view. Here’s a selection of those that I saw. I’m sure I missed some, but the site is jus…

WWPD Sneak Peek: The Great War Pt II – Army Lists

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

The Great War takes the core Flames Of War game, and modifies it to better represent the fighting of 1918. In part II of our sneak peek into The Great War, we will dive more seriously into the two army lists and the rules that make them work.Read mor…

All Quiet on the Martian Front – Now They’ve Gone a Stepped in It!

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

 Another Assault Tripod to add to my growing Martian arsenal.  I wanted the basing to show the true fiendish nature of our Martian advisories.  It’s true – the respect nothing, not even a man’s private sanctuary! The outhouse is scr…

The Bay Museum at Canvey

Posted on June 23rd, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Over the weekend I visited a small but very interesting military museum that I have known about for some time but never, until now, managed to visit. The Bay Museum is run entirely by volunteers and only opens on Sundays and Bank Holidays between 10am …