Year 2019


The Night Watch as you’ve never seen it before

What a cool Father’s Day present from my teenage daughter today! She has drawn me her impression of one of my favourite paintings, Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’. I’m blown away! The original painting, completed in 1642, depicts a group portrait of a division of Amsterdam’s civic guard — the Kloveniers militia. The men are getting into formation, and their captain, Frans Banninck Cocq (dressed in black with a red sash), is telling his lieutenant, Willem van Ruytenburch (dressed in yellow with a white sash) to start out on the march. The kloveniers took on their name in 1522 — when they exchanged foot bows for primitive guns that were called ‘kloveren’ (from the French ‘couleuvrine’). This was a type of musket. Hence you can think of the Kloveniers as musketeers. The painting was controversial because of the way Rembrandt depicted the group’s members. Rather than giving each of them equal prominence, he created the painter’s equivalent of a snapshot: a group o

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A Tale of Pirates Review

In our A Tale of Pirates review, we take a look at a cooperative, real-time, pirate-themed board game from Cranio Creations. The post A Tale of Pirates Review appeared first on Co-op Board Games.

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Zebrane z tygodnia #442.

Witam szanowne państwo-draństwo na łamach bloga DansE MacabrE i zapraszam do lektury #442 wydania Zebranych z tygodnia. Prawdopodobnie najdłużej publikowanego cyklu podsumowań o tematyce szeroko rozumianego wargamingu w sieci...Poniżej znajdziecie galerie, nowości, poradniki oraz recenzje, podsumowania i ciekawostki opublikowane w minionych tygodniach na blogosferze i w większym lub mniejszym stopniu związane z uniwersum Warhammer.Nim rozpoczniecie lekturę najnowszego wydania Zebranych z tygodnia możecie rzucić okiem na to, co wydarzyło się w latach ubiegłych i tak...Sto tygodni temu wydarzyło się:Zebrane z tygodnia #342Natomiast dwieście tygodni temu działo się:Zebrane z tygodnia #242Z kolei trzysta tygodni temu miało miejsce:Zebrane z tygodnia #142A czterysta tygodni temu stało się:Zebrane z tygodnia #042Model tygodnia:Greek autumn painted by Fesechko.Będzie mi niezmiernie miło, jeśli szanowne państwo-draństw

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So what have I been up to?

Hoi,Yeah I know, real life takes up too much time by far. So what figures did I paint during the holidays? Well I did mention I painted quite a lot of Space marines so here are some of my Dark Angel and Death Watch marines. These are some Dark Angels. There's a Plasma gunner, you can't have too many of those for sure! The two smaller figures are "Watchers in the Dark" ethereal figures who sometimes help the highest ranking Dark Angels. Next up are some Death Watch troopers. There's two old white metal figures (the Ultramarine Veteran and the Blood Angel) and one new plastic one, the Ultrasmurf wielding the Phase blade.That's it for today. Next time I'll be showing you some more 40K stuff and I will be posting a special item about my trip to the UK where I met a pretty special person.Cheers Sander

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Luck of the Dice

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Tales Of Cromwell Tanks

If like me you love Cromwell tanks, then you will enjoy this video of annecdotes and facts about the British Cromwell Tank in WW2. The Cromwell first saw action in the Battle of Normandy in June 1944, equipping the armoured…Read more ›

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Mordheim: Witch or... I PAINTED SOMETHING!!!

Summer holidays so I've had a few days off here and there and then a couple of weeks too, apparently that recharged the batteries enough to make me want to paint something.Little bit of contrast paint (Brown and Blacks) then traditional painting methods with normal paint and some quick-shade as usual.Miniature is  "Blood Rage - Mystics of Midgard" miniature.

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Podsumowanie miesiąca. Sierpień.Summary of the month. August.

Zapraszam szanowne państwo-draństwo do udziału w30-dniowym Wyzwaniu Fantastycznymktóre rozpocznie się 1 września 2019 roku.Więcej szczegółów znajdziecie TUTAJ.W sierpniu na blogu opublikowałem 28 postów, mniej niż w 2018 roku.Jedną z ważniejszych wiadomości sierpnia jest wygaszenie forum Azylium o otwarcie Forum Warheim FS.W mijającym miesiącu szanowne państwo-draństwo mogło obejrzeć zdjęcia pomalowanych modeli Mocarza, Zaklinacza oraz kolejnego Mocarza i Poskramiacza......wziąłem także udział w sierpniowej edycji Figurkowego Karnawału Blogowego, w ramach której makiety z których powstanie wieś Teufelsberg do Warheim FS.Na łamach bloga udostępniłem pięć recenzji: Dom i Dom III od Tereny do Gier, Temple of Evil Gods od HQ Resin oraz Sigurt the Slash od Scibor MM i Ogre Warrior od Dark-Art Studios.A także zaprezentowałem Łowcę niewolników oraz Szamana i Herszta Nocnych Goblinów których pr

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Back to the Brushes 236

This month's 30 Days 30 Miniatures painting challenge finished late last night with these figures being completed in time.Included in this picture there are Arabs from A & M, Confederates from Old Glory and the last of the Foundry Vikings that have been getting painted for a fellow gamer recently.This takes the total tally for this challenge to:30 days - 32 figures painted.Group shot to follow shortly.Cheers for now

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Nove društvene igre 31.08.2019: Poslednji pozdrav letnjem raspustu

Lagano se pozdravljamo od letnjeg raspusta, a to znači da Essen Spiel samo što nije stigao. Već nam se znoje dlanovi od nervoza i skačemo u stolici dok iščekujemo lavinu novih izdanja. Baš takvu reakciju očekuju i izdavači, pa lagano predstavljaju nove društvene igre koje ćemo moći da […] The post Nove društvene igre 31.08.2019: Poslednji pozdrav letnjem raspustu appeared first on PITCHWISE.

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The Ultimate game table

 As wargamers we dream about having the ultimate game table.  But in reality our wife end up taking control in my case the basement.  You know the creeping slow take over of your man cave with craft or box of wool yarn for crocheting/Knitting.  Next in line is the massive collection of Christmas stuff or holiday.   Slowly the dream of the massive table fades away.   When you see the ultimate table, you smile one of us did made it..  You shed a tear of joy.  When you know there is hope.

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Something strange in the neighbourhood...

So a few months back, Dan sold me his Ghostbusters game. The game is meh but it had a lot of cool figures. I finally got around to starting on the figures. A bit more Cthulhu than ghostly, but they will make a fine set of foes in a future game.There are only three main poses but a lot of figures so I decided to add some variation via colour differences. The figures came as a translucent dark blue (clear would have allowed for more options) so I primed them all white and used washes. Today is "green" day.Overall, the results are decent for not much work. I have a group of tan and a group of blue underway.The one usefully translucent figure was actually Slimer (below) who came in green. I left the trail of slime holding him up as a translucent green but painted him up.The figures fit in with 25mm and 28mm figures so would make a good Hallowe'en scenario.I have some Ghostbusters as well as Stay Puft underway as well. I'm thinking about painting on some of the battle damage Stay Puft takes (burnt areas).Up next:

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Better Late than Never!

I've been working on a Broadside and Ram scenario for INWARD 2019, which I missed earlier in the month as I was away on holiday. This will involve a patrolling flotilla of the box battery ram HMS Pallas and the steam sloop HMS Rapid intercepting a rescue attempt by the steam paddle frigate Mogador, which has taken the ironclad monitor Onondaga in tow after her engines have broken down somewhere off Toulon.The challenge for the French will be to tow the unpowered monitor to safety, whilst the crew try to get up enough steam to operate the turrets, with the Royal Navy aiming to batter the Mogador into matchwood before she can succeed and before the immobile Onondaga gets her powerful armament back on line. I'll work out the details later but I've sorted the record sheets for the scenario already. I haven't played a game of Broadside and Ram for ages, so this should be fun.

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Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 275 – Small Scale Sci-Fi

Download Episode 275 In this show hosts Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs take some time to answer a recent question from Twitter follower @Dice_Dad about the relative merits of several small sci-fi rule sets designed with smaller scale miniatures in mind 00:00 – Introduction – We chat about The Other Partizan and the recent cold snap there has been in certain parts of social media 30:02 – Confessional – Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently, and to gaze longingly at other shiny toys 1:09:43 – Our Hobby – We all talk about our recent gaming and painting. 1:34:52 – 6mm Sci-Fi – We give brief reviews of sci-fi rules designed for combined operations – Dirtside, Future War Commander, Horizon Wars and Epic – and discuss their relative merits 2:18:45 – Outtro – Closing thoughts. We hope you enjoy the show. The Meeples & Miniatures podcast is sponsored by Too Fat Lardies – purveyor of the finest rules and scenario

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