Year 2019


Tonnerre en 1919....Thunder in 1919.🌩

Lever du jour, côté blanc, les officiers sont bénis, ils en auront besoin!Sunrise, white side, the officers are blessed, they will need it!Lever du jour, côté rouge, quelques avions de reconnaissance décollent, ils en auront besoin!Sunrise, red side, some reconnaissance aircraft take off, they will need them!Le champ de bataille est bientôt survolé, les trains de renforts rouges sont arrivés.The battlefield is soon flown over, trains of Red reinforcements have arrived.Un peu plus loin du champ de bataille les canons ont commencé à parler...A little further from the battlefield the guns began to talk ......des deux côtés!...on both sides!Et après les tirs lointains et dévastateurs notre état major décide d'une tactique...And after the long and devastating shellings our staff makes a plan ...🍺 Les voici les généraux du jour! Here we are! 🍺Bonjour à tous,La première guerre mondiale est finie.Mais en Russie c'est l'ébullition, la révolution.Les Bolcheviques luttent contre les Blancs aidés par les puissances étr

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Fistful of Lead: Big Battles!

 A quite village...for now Allied forcesThe German EmpireHad another great play test, another great battle.6 players. 16 units on the table including armored contraptions and flyers, all fought to conclusion in 2 1/2 hours with drinking and BSing included. Upright Citizen's Brigade. Rated as d8s. They couldn't seem to keep going Low on Ammo. Makes sense. Contraption fight! The Killenkanners torn the Allied mech open with his Kannenopener French in the ruins Naval Brigade in action Luftmarines introduce themselves to the locals Rokkittruppen land with only one loss from their experimental jetpacks The Empress's Own Lady Hussars moments before their are wiped out to a man (er, woman)...Few more play tests. Few more rules to tidy it up. Might run a game at RECRUITs.

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Dark Angels - Redemptor Dreadnought Big Build - TO DONE!

Building models alwaysfeels like a day job to me but most of my hobby time is at night. I'd got to the point where I needed to do his pose and that had to be the obligatory 'standing on something' that is all the rage. Of course that becomes fiddly, cutting plastic pegs off to allow joints to rotate, trying to old poses in place while poly-cement and super-glue dry, but somehow I managed it.I have to admit I do like this dreadnought. When it was first revealed I wasn't fussed but having one it seemed churlish not to build it and it's deceptively bulky too. I was easilt convinced it was bigger than my Warglaives, but it's shorter - clearly the extra bulk adds a few inches in height.To that end I may call him Brother Jacamo. His main weapon is just push fit but the others are glued in - 8 Storm Bolter shots seems the better fit than the FragstormMy only issue is the ball of the waist joint is almost out of the socket. Not sure if I need to disguise this somehow, possibly greenstuff ribbed tubing, as if it's a f

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The Whole of the Moon

This week we have some additions to our 6mm moonbase. We added two new buildings to the 15mm moonbase at Salute and both have now transitioned to the smaller scale. Both are hemispherical domes, one is a smaller storage module while the second is a larger utility version with windows. The latter has the option […]

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Who's Playing What - the 2019 Update

With Campaign done and dusted and me being in need of a break from writing up 3 consecutive sets of competition match reports here's the "once a year" annually updated "fast becoming a thing" analysis of the relative popularity of various "competition" Ancients sets in the UK taken as a snapshot right now.Last year's analysis came at the beginning of May, so this covers a smidge later 12 month period this time. As usual, all the data is compiled using actual, observable factual numbers of players taking part in events in the UK - well, those events that have a web footprint of some sort anyway. I also freely admit that ts not going to be perfect, so if you think some of the numbers are out by 1 or 2, that's well within the tolerances of rounding and data collection errors, its the bigger picture that counts.Each year I also stress that this is just competition data - what gets played a your club, or in your basement isn't visible and isn't measurable so this is just a count of those weird people who enter UK-

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Boot Hill Battlefield, The Lost Kaye Mine

Earlier this year, I finished a commission for a gigantic 5' x 8' battlefield for the game Boot Hill that was featured at Gary Con in March. The battlefield was divided into four 2' x 5' sections. The two sections in the center contained the town of Blumville. On the two outer sections, one had a mesa with abandoned mine tunnels running underneath, and the section at the opposite opposite end had open pastures and a large manor house overlooking the town. In this post, we'll take a look at the construction of the mesa and tunnels of the Lost Kaye Mine...   Read more »

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Game of Thrones season 8

The final season!  The grand finale!  Episodes of more then an hour with a huge budget!  The stars where lining up for the greatest moment in television history, and the hype build in the two year hiatus of the series.But did it deliver?  Because ever since the writers couldn't fall back on the sourcematerial from season 6 onwards, the quality has been dwindling down.The short answer?  No, it didn't.   For me, season 8 was overhyped and underperforming, and after the weak seventh season really does shame to what was a fantastic series up to and including season 5.And boy are my grievances long.  Take for a start the Battle of Winterfell.  It had been announced as the biggest battle in the history of TV AND cinematic fantasy battles.  Even putting aside it was horribly filmed (rain and nighttime is do-able, remember Helm's Deep), in which the best excuse they could offer was their visuals guy saying 'learn to tune your tv'... seriously, pompous prick?  The

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28mm HISS V

Adding to my 28mm 1980s Pulp I wanted to add some of the more modern vehicles and so I sculpted the HISS V for 3D printing.These files I have corrected and the modified over time to create a better mode for everyone to print.HISS VThe HISS V was a departure from the previous designs and stands out as a unique model.  Combining the speed of the original HISS with a variety of different weapons and a single crew make it a deadly option.I wanted more forces for my Iron Grenadiers, so I painted mine in their colors.These are printed in PLAThe weapons are interchangeable, you could swap out to create custom variants.In game these AFVs are capable of elevating for better targeting and firing.Back view. This is the twin sponson hull variant.Side view. These models use sockets to connect all the parts.The weapons are interchangeable The turret hull variant. This was requested by the infamous Reginald Stumblecoc the 4th and so was made.The rocket pods use the same connection as the sponson weapons of the oth

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MENG Model Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger [WIP - Micro Paint Chips on selected areas of the Hull and Turret]

Ever been at a point when you're just sick of the sight of the model you're working on? Well, I get the feeling it's happening to me with the King Tiger. That's to be expected when a work-in-progress drags on too long as the German Heavy Tank project has for me. The detailing process of a tank this size is time consuming to say the least. Throw in a perfectionist streak to the work flow and

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Drukhari Reavers

Having finished off the Asuryani stuff I needed for the Strange Bedfellows tournament, I'm on to painting Amanda's Drukhari (that Finnegan is going to use in the tournament).First up, Reavers...Drukhari Reaver Jet Bike Riders from Games Workshop.I have six more of these I need to finish up, hopefully by the weekend!Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog:MORE Reavers!

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