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US Forces Get Some Bods

Time for a quick post to catch up on some recently completed for my Konflikt '47 US Army. It's too late on a Sunday night to go into these in depth so I'll let the pics do the talking...50 cal HMG and crewMudskipper Medium Jump Walker with Bazooka upgradeAnd so you can get a sense of the size of the Mudskipper, here's a comparison shot with "Junior", my Coyote Light Walker from the US Starter Set. Disconcertingly, Junior is about twice as heavy as he has metal arms and legs as opposed to his big brother who is all resin.That's enough show and tell for one night. Back to the AHPC IX prep!Cheers,Millsy

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Ostritz, 1813.

Last Thursday we had first game with a new version of Black Powder. This time we decided to play the rules as it has been written, so we did the original sequence of play. I have to admit, that despite my seven years experience with this set, this was  my first time I did it that way and I liked. However was it realistic, I doubt. Sadly my copy arrived yesterday, so I did not have a chance to read the rules before the game, but Bill managed to do the comparison of both versions and with that I was able to play it without any hussle.W ostatni czwartek mieliśmy pierwsza grę z nową wersją Black Powder. Tym razem zdecydowaliśmy się rozegrać grę według zasad, tak jak zostały one napisane, więc z oryginalną sekwencją gry. Muszę się przyznać, że pomimo mojego siedmioletniego doświadczenia z tymi zasadami, był to mój pierwszy raz by rozegrać je w ten sposób i nawet mi się to spodobało. Jednakże, śmiem wątpić w realizm takiego rozwiązania. Niestety moja kopia zasad przyjechała dopiero do mnie wczoraj i nie mogłem

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[EN/PL] About how the Hobbits celebrate. Part II / O tym jak Hobbici świętują. Część II (Grabblecast Dog and Kennel)

Welcome!Today, a return to the theme of the Hobbits and their ways to celebrate. I used this entry:Two archaic models of halflings from the 80's from Games Workshop, which previously "bathed with paint" and painted anew.and a great terrain element from my friends from Grabblecast. This time it is a dog and a kennel. What I can say about this KIT is great details and wood sculpting. Many producers could learn such beautiful sculptures. I hope that it will appeal to a few people as a part of the terrain on the battle table.https://www.grabblecast.com/https://www.facebook.com/grabblecast/And now...We get a lot of information about the Hobbits in the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit, but of course not everything. Many details are in the notes of Master Tolkien, in various studies made by his son, and we can only guess the details.I wrote some time ago about the Pipe Smoking Day, which hobbits like very much, and now I invite you to the next part - A New Year.      The year of a small people, like o

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28mm Assyrian Generals for ADLG

Whilst an Assyrian ADLG army still sits in it's original shipping box almost a year after buying it in the Museum Miniatures January sale, I have been occasionally browsing eBay and other sites for some 28mm Assyrian Generals to use as commanders with the 15mm army.And now I've found some - and even better, they are Foundry figures!ASS005 - "Heavy Infantry Command 1" on their website, picked up off eBay for a snip and now all set to lead the Assyrians to victory (I hope...).My painting doesn't sadly match that of Foundry's professionals, but I did attempt to use the same sort of colour scheme, which will no doubt become a reference for the rest of the army once it's done.I also normally only put one figure on a base for these commanders, but with a blister pack with musicians and standard bearers who otherwise won't get used, and also realising that 15mm Chariots will never fit on a 40mm round base I just went for it and added all the figures to 3 Commander bases.This link will take you to a listing of 28mm A

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Back to the Brushes 201

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

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The Heroic Coward Dux Britanniarum battle report

Okay, that might be a title drenched in vinegar, but that is because I really wasn`t in a mood to play this game.I love campaign politics and betrayals as much as the next guy, and I don`t mind if your ally betrays you after as soon as a month an alliance was forged, but it was his explanation that ticked my boxes.I always liked Glenn, and he was the guy I lost to in the very first game, before going on the winning streak.  So he comes around again now and raid me (fair game) because he wanted to see how I did it, winning all the games on tactics.  Again, fair game.  He explained the breaking because he wanted to see in a straight fight he was the better lord on the battlefield, again, totally fair to me, it's a game after all and it is there to be played.But then he goes on and brings along one of the blocks of Saxons that can be hired in the campaign (two of them are available, and you can only get them if you are at a certain time behind the pc to give your raid and hire them), because yeah,

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Valdemoro, 1937.

Last Thursday we had a Chain of Command game with Spanish Civil War as a background. I went for Falangist (green), whereas Angus took Ejercito Popular (regular).W ostatni czwartek mieliśmy grę z użyciem zasad Chain of Command z hiszpańską wojną domową w tle. Ja zagrałem Falangą (green) a Angus wybrał sobie Ejercito Popular (regular).SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Attack/Defence from main CoC bookUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Bartek Żynda, Angus KonstamSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Angus Konstam1. Forces. Siły.FALANGA(Bartek)Senior officerAdjutantJunior officer + 4 rifles1st sectionJunior officer2 x Infantry (5 rifles)1 x Infantry (2 rifles + LMG team)2nd sectionJunior officer2 x Infantry (5 rifles)1 x Infantry (4 rifles)Light mortarEJERCITO POPULAR (Angus)Senior officerJunior officerMedium mortar observer1st sectionJunior officer2 x Infantry (5 rifles)1 x Infantry (2 rifles + LMG team)2nd sectionJunior officer2 x Infantry (5 rifles)1 x Infantry (2 rifl

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Trojan War, part 1

Let's take a closer look at some of the new Trojan War Greeks from Eureka: This first pic is a comparison between some of the 28mm Greek figures out there.  Hoplites, not in period of course, at book-ending the Trojan War fellows.  The Redoubt spearman is a bit more slim and short compared to the Black Tree Trojan, while the Eureka Greek is a bit more stocky.  The Redoubt figure does have the

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Nature Unveiling Herself

One of the pieces of terrain I had printed from a Yeggi file, the site where you get LOADS of freely available files of all sorts, was this large female statue.Produced and uploaded by Scan The World, this is actually based on an existing artpiece.‘La Nature Se Dévoliant Devant La Science’ - nature revealing herself before Science; a very fine multipatinated bronze figure with varied gilt highlights and green tinted Scarab Beatle by Louis-Ernest Barrias (1874 – 1905), cast by Susses Freres.But it`s mostly a great piece of terrain as well, and I wanted this printed for use in both Burrows and Badgers on the one hand, and Lord of the Rings on the other.  I went to flocking a bit unto the statue itself, to make it look like one of the many slowly reclaimed by nature statues as so often seen in Middle Earth.And here she is with a Rohan archer at her side to give an idea of the actual size of the model...Hopefully you like her, and until the next one!

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Zomtober Week 3: Zombicide base set 1/2

I cranked out half of the Zombicide base set this week. I broke the set into two groups in order to mix up the painting colours such that the final horde has more diversity than if I painted them all at once.There are 24 in this batch. We started with the fatties above and then switch to various runner poses. I tried to vary he colours as much as I could in this batch but you see some repeats and colour themes.Then a bunch of dudes and ladies out for a late-night snack.Mixed up, you get a nice horde effect,The match pretty well with 25mm Buffy and 28mm Batgirl.Up next: The other half of the box. Getting tired of Zeds... .

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Wise Woman

Well, my temple is ready in the Dux campaign at the club, so a druid joins my ranks to invoke the leaving daylights out of the enemy.But that also meant I needed a model to represent him on the tabletop.Rummaging through my bits and pieces boxes, I found this viking wise woman from Wargames Foundry.  Excellent!I as such painted her up to run around nearby my warlord's unit, even though she doesn`t really plays an actual "battlefield role" in combat and the likes.So now this nice old lady can begin putting down spirit walls to bottleneck enemies... hopefully.

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Paint Table Saturday 258 - Those Pesky Umber Hulks (Ambulls)

Hi All,Late again for Saturday, but it's been a busy week. The boy had a band performance during the week, then played with the High School band during halftime at the Football game. Then we ran a Cross Country race in the pouring rain Saturday morning.I've gotten several layers of drybrushing on the Umber Hulks. It's not looking quite where I want it, but I'm not going to worry about things too much.I also got the Olley Dwarf Brewmeister on his base and used a spot of Squadron Green Putty to try and cover the mold line in his tankard.I've since filed the putty down and added sand paste and grit to the base. Should get the paint on him this week.Welcome to Dave Brewster, if you have a blog let me know and I'll link to it. I'm guessing you may be the daveb that commented on the RoC post.As always, thanks for reading and commenting.

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Fury of the North 22

Today is the 952nd anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.The picture below by Angus McBride shows the moment when William, Duke of Normandy raises his helm to show he is still alive.Below is another interpretation of the same moment however, this time from Colin Patten and Gripping Beast.Not the best pictures however the natural light hasn't been the best when the free time has been available to take the pics. Cheers, for now.n

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Sorting through

Many things have conspired to limit my painting progress over the last few months: Work  -  The company I work for was hanging by a slim financial thread throughout spring and summer.  That seems to be past now thankfully, but not quite out of the woods yet. Life  -  When my lovely wife passed away eighteen months ago, my step-children and I had the vast majority of her cremated remains spread

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Kill Team - Heretic Astartes - Half-Dozen Second Cousins of Chaos

I've played a few games of the new Warhammer 40K Kill Team game of late, enough to convince me that it's worth me painting up a team or three.My mate Pete kindly gave me a bunch of old plastic Chaos Marines he had scored off fleaBay a while back. They were in a pretty poor state paint-wise and a couple needed some repair and re-positioning of arms and weapons but they were certainly serviceable and most welcome. Last night and on and off today I have been speed painting five of them as Slaanesh to form the core of my team, somewhat tongue-in-cheek named the Half-Dozen Second Cousins of Chaos.These guys were once members of other chapters but their particular perversions were simply to out there for them to be tolerated by proper wrong-thinking Slaaneshi so they were exiled, left to drift through space and time until they found each other.From left to right we have Brother Click Bait, Brother Big Brother, Brother Dutch Oven, Brother Crocs (hence the horrid green feet) and Brother Coldplay.I have a bunch o

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