Hey all, I got prizes in from Ehliem Figures and Michael Moore (Thank You very much, guys!), as well as a couple packs of the old Grenadier Twilight: 2000 line up for grabs for this thing. And, they're the Post Apoc "Gaslands" inspired line for Ehliem, which I reviewed in an earlier blogpost, Well, having seen some of the stuff in person? I am impressed. I am still trying to lock down the Game Craft Miniatures gift certificate, but if any other manufacturers see this and want to contribute to the prize pool, it's not too late!Remember These Beauties?So, get your entries in, you only have until this coming Sunday, and then, voting begins on the Facebook page, so don't forget to like the page, so you can vote for your faves! (I will be also posting pics here, and Grimace of the Good Luck, You're on Your Own newsletter will also be posting your entries.)So I forgot to mention what needs to be included with your entries:1. Good pictures. Sadly, we cannot judge your stuff in person, so good pics are going to
.......what again I hear you say?Even more 15mm for my ongoing sci-fi addiction, a mixture of Ion Age, Khurasan, Brigade and the old Critical Mass Games now residing at Ral Partha I believe?Rebel Mini for scale purposes.......Picture quality is the usual dubious quality but I do live in a caravan for fecks sake😜😜😜😜
A clutch of figures painted for this project.A unit of Gallic heavy warband and two units of naked fanatics, Gestati(or something like that). Also a couple of mounted leaders and a cavalry unit.There is also a mounted skirmish unit of Tarantine horse, a universal mercenary force who will fight for anyone of the right money....Gallic Nobels, ready to lead the wildmen to battle Gallic cavalry, a very useful unit who can fight on both sides or among themselves Naked fanatics.... Heavy WarbandTarantine, mercenary light horse..... Sorry about the bad pictures they were taken on an IPad in poor lighting. Better ones will follow once they have been based.
This challenge was indeed that with mixed motiviation for the hobby in general this past 5 - 6 weeks.The final challenge came this week with being away with no internet access or 4G. The feeling of isolation lasted for about an evening then the digital detox started. Recommend it to all - disconnect for a week it is rewarding. It also meant however that this post is late, the shame!So, back to the challenge and yes it was a success with more than thirty figures being completed in time, just mind you.Two 28mm figures for SAGA or any Dark Ages skirmish game in general. A Gripping Beast Viking on the left and a Foundry Norman on the right.A Macedonian phalanx in 6mm with 27 figures on a 40 x 30mm.A mix of stands for ACW gaming with figures from Freikorps (centre) and Old Glory on the outsides. The single figures are for break through markers and the others are casualty markers.Here is the group shot of everything together; 37 figures in total including the terrain piece.6mm: 27 infantry15mm: 7 infantry28mm: 2 in
I dropped over to Bruce's on Tuesday to try out "Hey you, in the jail!", a meter Pig rule set akin to AK47. I missed the game at the club last Tuesday and Bruce wanted to give some rules amendments a try (primarily adding in three objective markers to force the defenders to move about the table.Like many PP rules, there is a pregame map phase that creates a campaign-like feel. I ended up defending three objectives with two units. Bruce arrived on the board with three units and sent one on a flank march. The map game eventually played out in favour with my reinforcements arriving early and Bruce's not arriving at all.Above you can see my troops loitering at the farm, ready to defend the bridge (out of shot on right) of the objective marker on the hill. Bruce's flankers have just arrived at my rear.Bruce's main force quickly grabbed the highest value marker in the middle of the table. While a gunfight developed back by the farm. My reinforcements arrived just behind Bruce's flankers. This was heartening but ult
............from various Sci-Fi sources!Some more characters for scenery, story and sci-fi shenanigans......I'm thinking I need a magnifying light for painting, 15mm is getting smaller and very detailed!
Yesterday the Rejects got together to welcome back an old member who moved away a couple of years ago. He was back down south for a couple of days and of course he wanted a game in the shed-o-war. Postie put on an excellent Napoleonic game that challenged everyone, was a tough fight from beginning to end but ultimately ended with a satisfyingly definitive outcome. I think the mark of a good wargame is when both winners and losers can came away saying they had a great time. The SetupThis is a fictional Peninsular War encounter set just a few days before the Battle of Salamanca. Wellington has just set camp for his army when the French appear and begin to advance. Spanish reinforcements have been sent for but the British position looks precarious from the beginning. The French have two Divisions of Cavalry poised on each flank and a lot of columns lined up to advance against the thin red line of the British positions. The Spanish reinforcements are marching quickly towards their allies but they could arriv
Found time to add to own collections. This time the ever expanding 2nd Punic War project.The first two pictures are off Punic Citizen cavalry and two figures for a command stand. These are Corvus Belli figures as is the majority of my Punic citizen force.24 Gallic warriors, these will form two 'heavy' warbands 'Soldari' The figures are from War and Empire Gallic chariots, not really 2nd Punic Wars but very useful for fighting Romans anyway.One chariot is Corvus Belli the other War and Empire
The last few pieces of Al's British army Bolt Action commission. So three mortar teams, two PIAT teams and a couple of left over infantry.Next up on the Commission front from Al are about 140 WW2 US Paratroopers, again Battlefront miniatures for Bolt Action
From our friends at Podcast at Ground Zero!Well, a chill is in the air, and Cyber Monday is upon us. Why, even the rad count is down to "acceptable levels", and the chem sniffer has taken a break from sounding an alarm. And all our happy members are wishing for gaming goodies, full stills, and of course, more ammo. But hey, on a more page related note, I challenge my readers to post here or at the FB page some of their milleu related winter stuff..in fact, let's make this a contest!1st Annual "500 Miles Holiday Painting Contest"Rules: Paint a miniature or group of miniatures (this includes terrain) in either 15, 20 or 28mm scale (sorry 6mm folks, perhaps next time) in a winter setting suitable for Twilight: 2000. Entries can be sent to email@example.com and will be judged by the members of the 500 Miles Facebook Page. They can be infantry, vehicles, or even a diorama!It must be an original work, and not have submitted for anywhere else, online or offline.Prize: I will put forward two
Wagons are cool: They can be used as scenario objectives, but they also look nice as pieces of scenery. Unfortunately, wagons are also among the most expensive models a wargamer can own (at least, for those of us who play periods before the 20th century). So I decided to scratch build my own. I found some examples of scratch-built wagons in 28mm on the internet, but I couldn’t find any in 15mm. Fortunately, 15mm is a very forgiving scale and you can get away with a lot, which is a good thing for a sloppy person like me. I didn’t use a lot of materials: For the chassis, I used balsa wood, match sticks and polystyrene. The wheels come from Langely Models, who offer a good selection of sizes. Several miniatures producers offer spare horses, e.g. Alternative Armies or QRF/Freikorp15. Drivers are a bit more difficult to find and I’m not really happy with what I got, but it will work. The first thing I made was a simple hay wagon. The hay was made out of dried tea leaves, which were covered with
I've added four new lots of painted 15mm WW2 vehicles to the for-sale page. There are units of Tiger 1s, StUGs, and hanomags.Deals are dirt cheap--less than the bar model in most cases
This was the bulk of the Bolt Action commission I took on whilst home. A horde of infantry, a few crewed support weapons and some vehicles.All are Peter Pig casting, which where are very nice, very little flash. the vehicles fit together well.I did enjoy painting this little project.The vehicles, a Stuart, an M8 and a JeepSupport weapons and anti tank gunThe infantry, all individually based on metal washers
I've been feeling a little bit 'unfocused' for a while. Not quite between projects so much as struggling to bring several to a conclusion. I have a number quite usable armies for different periods that I want to expand and I have some vague ideas for future projects that I don't want to rush into. In short this particular wargames butterfly has become stuck in a web of his own making! Don't get me wrong, I'm not in a 'slump', I'm not struggling with time (any more than usual), I've just allowed myself to become distracted by multiple projects to the point where I have ground to a halt unable to make any clear decisions. So this week I have been giving some serious thought on how break the deadlock and I'm using the upcoming Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge to drag myself out of this stalemate. In previous years I have gone into the painting challenge with a very clear 'project' as my goal. One time it was painting 6mm armies for the 2nd Punic War; The year before last I focused on a Pyrrhic army
Another US assault platoon for one of the PAW club members.Battlefront miniatures, not too bad. I think that makes 5 platoons I have painted as part of this commission.