These little MDF gems from Blotz are cheap and cheerful scenery additions to my ongoing scenery addiction....Some 15mm figures to show some scale if you're interested in that sort of thing......May do the odd movie review again......every once in a while?
This 30 days 30 miniatures painting challenge has come to an end. Below are the last figures painted for this challenge; a solitary Norman from Foundry and 18 Arabs from Essex.Two different scals and two very different painting styles. The 15mm figures are painted using block and wash whilst the 28mm figure is layered from base colour to highlight.Will post a full review of this challenge shortly.Day 30Figures painted: 30Cheers for now
Over the weekend Postie unveiled his newly completed Turkish forces for the Crimean War. The Ottoman army was generally considered poor quality (from what I have read) being several years behind in terms of military technology and military thinking. What the Turks were able to do however was muster large resources to support the allied nations against the Russians. Their fighting force may have been small but they had arguable the best looking kit with their distinctive red Fez's and blue jackets. SetupWe played a fictional battle with the smaller Turkish army holding key passes in mountains near the Danube. Ottoman engineers have been able to build some redoubts but the work is far from complete with several large gaps in their lines. Then the much larger Russian columns appear and begin to rapidly advance towards them.Orders of BattleOttoman Turkish Army - C/O Omar Pasha 1st Infantry Division 1st Brigade 1st Line Regiment (3) &
Last Saturday was the second Saturday of the month, and therefore time for a Scrum club game– at the standard location. The month being chill, the time was now for a Halloween themed game. When it comes to horror games, it seems as if zombies are the go-to scenario. Frankly, I can’t think of a better one. I’ve been in many a zombie game, and if you want a scenario that’s going to play out in four hours or less, you want something with simple rules and a lot of space to run. Fortunately, we had both of those– which is odd.. zombie games are something I associate with 28mm figures, myself.. it just seems to be the defacto choice. Joe, however, has made a horde of 15mm zombies, a small (HO scale) town, and some survivors. The whole thing fit on the same board that Sellswords and Spellslingers fit on, and used the same coordinate system. That was the system Joe P. was using for Conan, remember? Well, it should be familiar. RUN FROM THE DEAD uses pretty much the same rule
Today two new regiments for my Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth forces in 15mm. The first is dragoon regiment and the second is cavalry. All figures are from Wargamer.Dziś dwa nowe pułki dla moich sił Rzeczypospolitej Obojga Narodów w skali 15mm. Pierwszy z nich to dragoni a drugi to pułk jazdy. Wszystkie figurki pochodzą od Wargamera.Dragoons mounted/Dragoni konno:Dragoons dismounted + dragoon Commander/Dragoni pieszo + dowódca dragonii:Cossack style cavalry/Jazda kozacka:Pancerni:Cossack style cavalry with spears + colonel/Jazda kozacka z rohatynami + pułkownik:My next figures will be Mahdists in 28mm.Moimi następnymi figurkami będą Mahdyści w skali 28mm.
Since this is a miniature wargaming blog and not a woodworking one, I thought it would be nice to report out some progress on actual miniatures. Basing is complete for the first phase of my 15mm Napoleonic project. The initial "wave" is focused on the Peninsular Campaign and there are forces from Britain, Portugal, Spain and, of course, the French. All told the collection currently tops out at 2,340 painted figures with another 300 or so on the painting desk. The goal is to field over 3K figures for the Historicon game next July. I'm pretty confident I can get there.To be clear the vast majority of the current group (say 94%) were purchased pre-painted from a collection of vendors, the largest being Gajo Miniatures. Others are from a variety on E-Bay sellers.The figures have all been glued down to bases which have had scenery applied. All that remains is to put Nationality flags for the command stands and these gentlemen are ready for the table top. The basing i
Not all of the British given too me were paratroopers, most of these are regular infantry, so no Denision Smock for them....So 8 paratroopers, lots of brenguns and an officer. A selection of 'Tommys' regular British infantry All are battlefront miniatures but bases as singles for Bolt Action games, or what ever else Al wants to use the for.
A base of Tarantine light horse, these mercenaries can be used by both sides and were quite effective.They are War and Empire figures, check the,m out a great range.
The Soviet Union and PolandThe Soviets had a multitude of camo patterns and paints during the war, but the most common base pattern was a color that compared very closely to FS (Federal Standard) 34077, a dark green known as Zashchitnuy Zelno that the Soviets had been painting their equipment in since 1956. Thousands of Soviet vehicles saw action wearing this color, and it was still the most common paint scheme in Soviet service, especially in Category III and Mobilization Only divisions, but this scheme was not limited to those units by any means.Soviet T-72B from unidentified division from 38th Army in Zashchitnuy Zelno scheme, Manchuria, 1996Soviet T-64 from postwar modeling magazine, taken from a photo from an actual example in Poland, ca. 1999 (Taken from Cybermodeler)Zashchitnuy Zelno SchemeThe Soviets had had field regulations regarding disruptive camouflage since the 1960s, but the colors were those used often for other purposes, such as primer coats for equipment or interior colors, and the applica
.....bearing gifts!Have a few more rubble markers to show, I do think now that the articulated lorry trailer should have been damaged more even if it was full ( I have another one I might do differently).....15mm figure for scale........My damn fine good friend (Vinnie) from Somerset arrived for a weeks holiday bearing birthday presents including books and scenery, here he is eating the last of the scones and annoying the dogs with his views on sharing....... He is a fellow wargamer and currently loves the Prodos 28mm range of aliens, marines and predators, I painted these commandos for him while he was here........
Last Sunday Posties Rejects got together for an American Civil War game using the Fire and Fury rules system. Its been a while since these rules have seen action in the shed-o-war and for me its been nearly two years. However the rules are relatively straight forward to use and we all slipped easily into the game. We started the game remembering how frustrating these rules can be and by the end of the game - after profuse swearing and sympathetic laughter from both sides - I think we all agreed this may be the last time we play these rules (see Rays Batrep for another perspective on the game)The SetupPostie arranged our forces on opposite sides of the table as a meeting engagement. The two commanding officers (myself and Mark) were allowed 10 minutes to deploy our forces as we wished. However with the number of models in play this barely gave us time to change formation of our units, let alone shift divisions around to some grand strategy. Indeed Mark still had over a divisions worth of troops in their startu
Gallic skirmishers/javelinmen. Under the Imputvs basing scheme these will make four four man units.The figures are the very nice War and Empire, there are lots more Gauls to come. The aim is to have a very large Gallic collection, not that I like big figure collections lol, to be able to do Gallic Tribal wars and add allies to the Romans.
What's this? An ACW Fire'n'Fury game?Its been a long time since we played these and it'll be even longer before we play it again....if ever?The Rejects gathered in the Shed O War last Sunday for our first bash of Fire & Fury for a long time. We all picked the sides out of the hat. Lee picked out Confederate Command with me in second. The Union were commanded by Smiffy with Richard and Surj being second and third.In one of Posties usual twists to the game, only the Commanders were allowed to set up.This led to a rather worried conversation by Rich, Surj and myself about how sound our commanders set up would be (gulp)Now I've gotta give them both credit here, in the limited time the evil one gave them, they both did a decent job. The only flaw on the Confederate side was our centre was pretty week. I would have preferred a few more units there! But I understand Lee's logic in setting up like he did, our centre was covered by woods and a farm complex with orchards. See above. In the usual rules the
I am writing this as a companion piece to my previous article, as I felt that this needed more attention, not to mention the fact that paint schemes need a good base, and what better than the “historical” paint schemes of the time.Now that said, I get this is alternate history, and in the vehicle guides, there are their own interpretations of paint schemes that don’t bear any resemblance to what wound up on vehicles in the mid-1990s. GDW in their defense, wrote the books in the mid-1980s and much of the color plate work I must say was extremely speculative. They did what they could with no internet, and a reference library that was not at all the size of what is available to most modelers and gamers today. That said, I personally think they did a fine job, and one can get into the whys and wherefores of why they did what they did ad nauseum.Of course, we won’t be doing that.So, on with the show, as it were.The United States of AmericaCARC 3-Tone SchemeThe CARC (Chemical Agent Resistant Coating) 3 Color Sche
A little mechanized support for Al's Brits.These are Bren Gun Carriers. I think the models are by Forged in Battle as they came with cast on bases.One thing with these models is that the Bren Gunner does not fit in. The solution, cut the end off of the Bren Gun, drill a small whole into the where the Bren Gun should be mounted and glue it in.....simples!! Obviously you then just insert the gunner figure lol