Year 2019


"Red Alert - Space Fleet Warfare" - Rules Review and First Playthrough

I do like Space Ships.And I have always liked games involving Space Ships.Being more of a Trekkie than a Star Wars fan I cut my gaming teeth on the likes of Star Fleet Battles and Federation and Empire and also Star Trek: Starship Tactical Combat SimulatorI had Battlefleet Gothic and for miniatures I played Full Thrust and Space Dreadnought 3000 and despite what I said at the end of my blog post here I did end up investing quite heavily in X-Wing (unlike the Dungeons and Dragons Attack Wing which is what I had thought I would end up doing).I am also a fan of the Commands & Colors series of games with Ancients and Napoleonics sitting on the shelves and the app versions of The Great War  and Battlelore for my iPad and Memoir '44 on my laptop.So when PSC Games (the board game side of The Plastic Soldier Company Ltd) announced last year that they were to do a Kickstarter to pr

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End Of The Week - Not My Best Work (15)

Earlier on I was expecting a much busier day. The time of year and the end of daylight savings time, with some lack of sleep made and with what I was expecting to be doing today made time look a little short. Sunday is usually the day I do any last minute work to finish of my plan for the week. So I was was relatively happy when on the way to a jog I tripped over the curb, skinned my knee and fingers and did some damage to my foot. With all plans out of the window it was back home to put my leg up. And paint.Despite some misgivings I have achieved my plan and surpassed my expectations. The New, New Cruelty is happy. I have tinkered about with some terrain and got along way through the prepping process for a load of figures. Not a bad week.Some of the figures this week have been a bit entertaining to paint. The Rebels and the Star Saga scientists suffer from some flatness of detail. Nothing wrong with this but it is difficult to make them shine. The three Malifaux figures were good fun to paint. Lots of nice d

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Assorted 10mm fantasy chaps (and chapettes)

Having been re-invigorated by Of Armies and Hordes to expand the household's 10mm fantasy collection. First up are two units of goblin wolf riders from the company that shall not be named. While I generally want no truck with the afore unmentioned company, I've always wanted wolf riders and I managed to pick these up very cheaply second hand. The sculpts are... beautiful. This is the start of a new Steppe Goblin army led by King Snatters on his trusty wolf, Snowy.The remaining units are intended to flesh out my lads Night Elves. First up from Pendraken are his corsairs or adventurers. Next, also from Pendraken, are a third unit of swordsmen (the unit on the left is the new one).Lastly, from Magister Militum, some Night Elf scorpion demons.

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March 2019 - a very busy month

With March 2019 now over and looking forward to the rest of the year, I have been amazed at how busy the month has been. Wargames Terrain & Buildings is now available and although I have only seen a pre-publication or pre-release copy, I can see on the Pen & Sword web site that the book is available to order - for details of how you can get your own copy please see this link.I should also point out that I still have limited copies of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 3 - Models For Wargamers available - details of how to order a copy can be found here.Following the West Midlands Military Show, Alumwell I have just one spare copy of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 2 - More Wargame Terrain and this will be available to the first customer to contact me via this link.Then there were the two magazine articles - W. S & S issue 101 with The Christmas Store Hut and then Miniature Wargames issue 432 and the in-depth Mos Espa Star Wars inspired article.I know that there are many more articles p

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The Black Devil's March

A second hand book added to the library yesterday, once again from the Oxfam charity shop in town, this time being an illustrated history of the First Polish Armoured Division in NW Europe, primarily from D-Day to the occupation of Germany. The author is from Winchester, so I suspect that's why it ended up in the local bookshop, but it's a valuable addition to the collection either way. There's lots of black and white photographs, some of which I haven't seen before, as well as an overview of the campaign, so very useful for scenario development and scale modelling, with obvious relevance to What a Tanker!, IABSM and Chain of Command, amongst other things.

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Podsumowanie miesiąca. Marzec.Summary of the month. March.

W marcu na blogu opublikowałem 30 postów, mniej niż w 2018 roku.Na blogu zamieściłem relację z sesji Warhammer FRP z kampanii Liczmistrz.Opublikowałem zdjęcie kolejnego Niewolnika klanu Eshin, a także Prastarych Drzew (TUTAJ oraz TUTAJ).Wziąłem także udział w #55 edycji Figurkowego Karnawału Blogowego i pomalowałem model Luminark of Hysh/Celestial Hurricanum. W ramach wpisów warsztatowych opublikowałem wpisy w którym relacjonuję postępy prac nad dioramą z fałszywą perspektywą.Pokazałem Wam nagrody ufundowane na Turniej Warheim FS - Księstwa Graniczne przez Battle Models, HQ Resin oraz Scibor MM i Micro Art Studio, a następnie spakowałem nagrody o czym możecie przeczytać TUTAJ.A także zaprezentowałem Wielkiego Squiga oraz Trolla, który przygotowałem do malowania.Na blogu pojawiły się także talie kart elementów terenu: Mistyczne Monumenty oraz Tajemnicze Budynki.Udostępniłem także cztery 

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A Simple Guide to Miniature Paint Brushes from a Painter

This guide isn't aimed at telling you what the best paint brush is, but to inform you on making decisions regarding miniature paint brushes. The paint brushes you use are very important. The wrong brush can turn an easy technique into something that feels impossible. I've been painting miniatures since 2006 and I've learned a lot in those years. That experience is what I want to share with you today to help you make good choices for miniature paint brushes. Anatomy of a Paint Brush The basic components to a brush are: bristles, ferrule, crimp, and handle. Bristles - Holds...continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Miniature Paint Brushes – Tips & Advice

This guide isn't aimed at telling you what the best paint brush is, but to inform you on making decisions regarding miniature paint brushes. The paint brushes you use are very important. The wrong brush can turn an easy technique into something that feels impossible. I've been painting miniatures since 2006 and I've learned a lot in those years. That experience is what I want to share with you today to help you make good choices for miniature paint brushes. Anatomy of a Paint Brush The basic components to a brush are: bristles, ferrule, crimp, and handle. Bristles - Holds...continue reading

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Sdfk 250 restored

Here is the description. Amazing part is most of the vehicle is unrestored, just cleaned after coming out of the river.  These photos should be a great addition in building a model of the Sdfk 250.More can be found here: Panzer FarmIntroducing Photos from SD Assembly. Kfz 250 extracted in 2015 from the river river. Work continues and there are plenty of details to mount. Special thanks to tomek, Jacek and wislawa, leading assembly works :)

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Transformers Ark

One of the many problems with eBay is that I keep using it to buy crap. Luckily this Transformers Ark only cost a couple of quid, when I say a couple of quid, I actually mean £1.90 which was too good to turn down really. I am going to strip out all of the interior, cover all the holes from the inside and then glue it so it does not transform any more. As I now have a new compressor for my airbrush, this will be one of my test pieces to practice on before I attempt painting anything important.

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