.......Armoured Trolls!More 15mm fantasy/medieval shenanigans......A unit of Rayonian City State Militia from Demonworld, first unit from the despicable tyrants forces for Dragon Rampant with more to follow........The trolls are from Khurasan......Some nice stuff in this just released kickstarter and 15mm too plus it goes on sale for other mortals in October I believe, lots of plastic 15mm figures and scenery..........
Been a hectic the last few days of this week and as a result the updates have slowed down.So here is a quick post to change that:Three 15mm Arab archers from Essex Miniatures.A few more of these to follow shortly.Day 11 - 8 figures completedCheers for now.
Last Thursday we had another Rebels and Patriots game. Most of the players complain about statistics for Indians with these rules and especially when they were given to me (what not everyone knows is that, for about 10 years, back in my home country, I was doing the Native American Reenactment). During our last game, we decided that the next one I will play against Indians and therefore we had our game.W ostatni czwartek mieliśmy kolejne spotkanie z zasadami Rebels and Patriots. Większość graczy narzekała na zbyt mocnych Indian w tych zasadach a jeszcze bardziej, gdy byli oni w moich rękach (większość nie wie, że przez 10 lat, gdy mieszkałem jeszcze w mojej Ojczyźnie, zajmowałem się odtwórstwem historycznym Rdzennych Mieszkańców Ameryki). Podczas naszej poprzedniej gry ustaliliśmy, że to ja będę grał przeciw Indianom i stąd nasza gra.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Mike EvansUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Mike EvansSCENERY/SCENERIA: Mike Evans, Michael Schneider, SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I M
A quick up date on this months 30 days 30 miniatures painting challenge.A Hun horse archer from Grippong Beast and a command stand for Ayyubid Ghulams from Gladiator Miniatures are now finished.Day 3 - 4 miniatures finishedCheers for now
A unit of cavalry in it's shiny best before a glorious charge......... ...........and then the after the less than glorious outcome!A unit of (good guys) cavalry for my fantasy gaming from Peter Pig with the casualties from Essex Miniatures!Before..........After............There are never enough casualty figures, companies need to add them to all ranges.......
Here is the round up picture of last month's 30 Days 30 Miniatures Painting Challenge. Now to clarify what is here and what is missing. All are 28mm unless stated otherwise:12 ACW Confederates in 15mm5 Foundry Viking Berserkers5 Gripping Beast Norman crossbowmen2 Gorgon Studios Spartans2 A&M Arabs at camp in 15mm2 Gripping Beast Numidian Skirmishers1 Gripping Beast Moorish spearman1 Citadel plastic skeletonNot shown in the round up pic as they are now at their owners house1 Foundry Viking Berserker1 Red Box Human hunterThis takes the tally for the Challenge to 32 figures completed in 30 days. The next 30 day challenge will start this evening.Cheers for now.
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
Not been so good with the regular updates in this 30 days 30 miniatures challenge; however have still been painting steadily away.A wide range of figures including Foundry Vikings, Gorgon Miniatures Spartans, Gripping Beast Numidians and Old Glory Confederates.Day 29 - 23 figures painted. Last session tonight to finish off another Viking, some Confederates and a Moor or two. Cheers for now.
.........Prodos Games!6 inches in old money but still a bit of a beast from Prodos Games, bought by a mate in the their sale and then it arrived on my lap for a dodgy attempt at painting the beastie!A difficult paint especially the netting and base but done and mate is delighted, 15mm figure to show scale of the bugger!"This place makes Cambodia look like Kansas"
Bruce and I paused out game of LaSalle a few weeks back. We finally finished it off last week. When we last left our heroes, the British (bottom of picture below) held the town on the hill, were swinging a left hook, and were rushing to block a flanking attack on their right.The British right managed to get into position and, eventually, put the advancing French in a nasty box. This took awhile to develop but the Brits had this side in hand.Over on the left (below), there was some early success for the Brits in cleaning out some cannon. Then they basically lost ever single melee for the rest of the game due to hilariously awful dice. It was crazy to watch units evaporate for no good reason. This side was going French, with only a lack of troops preventing a complete rolling up of the flank.In the middle, again the Brits could not melee worth beans and the French kept advancing. Some lucky shooting kept them off the hill (automatic victory).As night fell, the British squeaked out the thinnest of tactical victo
.......from Peter Pig for some fantasy gaming!Still adding to the good forces with some artillery and a medical unit, nice figures as usual from Peter Pig, still need to add cavalry and that should be it for the forces for good (well goodish...) and the god wills it lot!Early medical unit, need to sort that base out.......If you notice he has a siren in his left hand and painkiller in his right!"God Wills It"
Bruce wanted to try Lasalle again so he set up a pretty large battle (one of the Waterloo ones that I can never keep straight). British are on the right with one of three divisions on the table. French enter from the left. Objective for French is town on the hill.The opening moves saw a huge French deployment followed by the first of British reserves arriving (and having a traffic jam).The French side of the board saw an overwhelming attack against a few British forces in the trees (Kampfgruppe Speedbump).There was a valiant stand by one militia in town that held up the French centre. Alas, their bravery was offset by terrible rolling by the regulars behind them who promptly disintegrated. About half way through the evening and the French are rolling pretty good while the British reinforcements are swinging to the left. We started to see some good combined arms in the middle: British cavalry forcing the French into square follows by British shooting the square to pieces.Below is the where we pause the g
Motivation is a funny thing. The figures for my DBA Hittite army have sat in their box since before 2011 ( I remember that because it was our earthquake year). I bought them because I've always loved chariot armies. My first was the Minoan army, completed quite a few years ago now. I bought the Hittites and the Early Achaemenids at the same time. The Achaemenids are another story.My interest in DBA had waned, as 'gaming interests so often do. However a resurgence in interest was brought about as I have been able to try some DBA 3.0 games with Keith, Jim, and Andy.So in amongst those frenetic work evenings I have managed to paint the Hittites.Righto, what's next?
On July 4, 1863, the Union cavalry was in hot pursuit of the Confederate army retreating from Gettysburg. Judson Kilpatrick’s division had information about a rebel wagon train making its way through the South Mountains and set out to capture the wagons. Due to a rainstorm, the Union troopers arrived at the approaches to Monterey Pass in the evening. When they slowly made their way up the pass road, a lone Confederate cannon opened fire. Thus started the Battle of Monterey Pass, one of the most dramatic small cavalry actions of the Gettysburg campaign. The unusual circumstances – a fight at night, in very difficult terrain, while a torrential rainstorm was raging – made this “a night never to be forgotten”, as one participant in the action later wrote. For Sharp Practice, I have decided to divide the action into three parts. This was a playtest for the first part, the approach to the pass road and the Confederate ambush. The results of the game will have an effect on the next sce
I have always enjoyed the renaissance period, and have variously played it with the original WRG George Gush rules, then DBR and finally Armati. I enjoy both the latter rules sets, and last night was able to begin re-acquainting myself with DBR as Keith offered to pop around and coach me through a first game.I currently have a 15mm Royalist ECW army, and have most of the figures for an Ottoman army. I will be bringing that army forward on the painting schedule, so it may well appear on the painting table soon. The Royalists found themselves pitted against their old Parliamentarian foes. Just a fe photos to set the scene.. I didn't photograph the whole encounter as I was a little too focussed on getting my head around the rules again.