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Of Orcs and Trays

The next batch of movement trays, and the accompanying Orcs to go on them in my continuing plan to line them all nicely up in the miniature cabinets.To that end, I painted quite a few Orcs this entry, lining out those I had already started for the past AHPC but didn't finish back then.Now the fact is, while I wanted to complete a Rohirrim army for the 1tth of november, I won't be able to make that with renovations in full swing, so I opted for safer option of at least getting a force ready, and see if I can get the horselords done by then will be optional.  At least I'll already have an army to go to war with that way.The doubt is still up at the moment wether this will become Minas Tirith or Mordor, but I guess it's going to be more likely that a rabble force of Evil is going to be the way forward, though in worst case I can still take along The Fellowship instead.But for now, I painted up a bunch of the plastic orcs.  Consisting of 4 sword and shield, 6 spears, 6 double handed weapons and 5 archer

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Marmon Herrington Armoured Car MK III.

Now then,Continuing with my ongoing western desert force, I've now painted up my Marmon Herrington armoured car.I've always liked this vehicle, very old  fashioned looking, but looks quite sturdy at the same time.Apparently it was very well liked by the crews, as it was reliable and easy to maintain.This is an excellent model from Perry miniatures.Again I have painted it up in the earlier caunter scheme, and taken a bit of artistic license with the markings.So there we go, another step closer to finishing my 8th army project for bolt action.Thanks for stopping by,Stig.

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A few 28mm D&D figures

I finished off a few more 28mm D&D figures for a fellow. I have five more almost done that will follow next week.The first three are two fighters and some kind of magician or illusionist. Nice sculpts generally.Most of the figures in this batch have some sort of magical powers (which is basically a clear piece glued onto the grey resin figure). This fellow is throwing rocks. The box art shows amazing colourful effects that almost certainly are photoshopped.I used a bunch of washes to try to create a sense of magic and motion. Not sure I was successful.The fighters were a bit more straight forward with mail and swords. A couple of figures had some miscast weapons (for stabbing around corners?) but I didn't want to break the resin/plastic trying to straighten them.Up next: Probably the remaining D&D figures then back to my own projects (whatever they may be!). I'm hoping to run an 1812 game at the club on the 13th,

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Back to the Brushes 232

As mentioned in the last post another 30 Days 30 Miniatures Challenge was started earlier this month. To outline the basis of these personal challenges here are the guidelines used:To paint 30 figures of all shapes and sizes in 30 daysThe figures can be partly painted as the main point is to complete figures that have been forgottenBasing is not necessary to count as completedAny scale is goodToo have funThe end date is set by your start date - 2nd August will be the end date hereTo post updates as often as possibleLastly to show a round up post with a group picture of everything.Simple enough and the real point is to have fun. So on day 7 here are the first two completed figures. The figures are from Foundry on the left and Red Box on the right. A father, son pair for a role playing campaign in a semi historic and magical Arthurian world. The Foundry figure is the son!Day 7: 2 figures completed. More updates to follow shortly. Cheers for now. 

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[EN/PL] Merry & Pippin at Pelennor Fields (and the Westfalia Halflings kickstarter!) / Meriadok Brandybuck i Peregrin Tuk podczas bitwy na Polach Pelennoru.

                                                                    Hello all! Today, an entry for the ongoing KICKSTARTER "The Third Breakfast" from WESTFALIA.The collection, which is already a BIG success, offers us beautiful, various designs of halflings. I have already had the opportunity to paint a few minis from WESTFALIA (people and halflings) and I must admit that the (resin) models looks great.Check for yourself:https://www.westfaliaminiatures.com/https://www.facebook.com/WestfaliaMiniatures/https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/westfaliaminiatures/the-third-breakfast/postsOn this occasion, I painted two halflings, whom I decided to style at least a little bit for Meriadoc and Peregrin, Merry and Pippin, from the Return of the King, more precisely from the battle of Minas Tirith, when the fate of separated friends inter

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Ruined building corner

The latest piece of terrain that I've finished, it's a ruin this time round.Cast in resin, I have totally no idea where I got this model from to be honest.But it is a great little piece of ruins to give some cover to mighty heroes, or for lowly rabble to sneak around.Painted with a basecoat of Dark Rubber, followed by a Strong Tone wash, it was then drybrushed with various shades of grey to give it a good Middle-Earthen feel on the tabletop.And so slowly my terrain collection for the hometable is build up...

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The Middle-Earth Hobby Bingo update 3

Hello and welcome to my third instalment of "playing" this bingo in 2019.And while it has been a while since I showed the updated scorecard, some things did get crossed off the roster again.First and foremost, the "Finish an Evil army of at least 600 points" has been completed, as my Mordor force broke through that barrier when Gothmog was finished.Now, as you could read HERE, I also joined my first MESBG tournament ever (there weren't any during my first stint, and since starting again I discovered the Flemish Hobbit League), and this resulted in not only scratching off "Enter a Middle-Earth gaming event" but also "Play a game against an opponent you have never faced before".  It also gave me progress on the play all Matched Scenarios tracker, as Domination and Hold Ground can be crossed off now as well...With the Durin`s Folk battle company, the base was laid for the next army I really want to build out, and so "Start a new army" can be scratched of the list as well...A very good update indeed this tim

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28mm Landsnechts & Swiss - in GW Contrast Paints!

You know those painting projects that seem never to die? They just drag on and on, staring at you and each time you start trying to move them along the sheer quantity of painting ends up crushing your will to continue?Well, for me that was a big winged-Keil of Landsnechts in 28mm, bought for FoGR in a series of bring and buy used-figure bags - and then supplemented by a pack of Old Glory arquebusiers.I had even made a couple of half-hearted attempts to sell them as a part-painted project - but then suddenly realised that they were the perfect project to try the new GW contrast paints (as even a so-so painted unit is better than a unit that never gets painted or put on table, right?See the full effect in this photo-article..

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[EN/PL] Mordheim: Witch Hunters: Flagellants #2 / Łowcy Czarownic: Biczownicy #2

Hello everyone!Admittedly, I had plans to finish three new Flagellants, not one, but the flood of work-related matters that waiting after the holidays took me away physically and mentally, and my eyes needed rest :-)       I am returning to my Witch Hunter project today.Previous entries about this atmospheric band in the damned Mordheim under THIS LINKThe models that I decided to use are 6-edited metal Flagellants from the Empire army.BTW my favorite designs from all editions of this unit in WFB.Today, the text refers directly to the history of FlagellantsI invite you!Flagellants  are the same name of members of religious brotherhoods, existing from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century. The countries in which they mainly carried their news and bloody sacrifices were Italy and Germany. Then also Spain and Poland joined. In our "pious" country for centuries, public whipping has been practiced as a form of repentance for grave sins.The name Flagellants came from the Lat

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Back to the Brushes 231

Been a struggle over the last week and a half to get some good time to paint; however that changed in a positive way last night and a good start was made on the mercenary crossbowmen for all things Dark Ages.Below is the bedlam on the tray just now with a lot of Greeks in progress held up by a delayed, well not delivered, paint from a reputable figure supplier. The crossbowmen are on the pallette - ceramic tile - and and will be used as Mercenaries, Normans, Christian Spanish and even First Crusaders.There are another dozen of these to be painted that will be used for ADLG and Hail Caesar in the future. Those shown below will see use in SAGA and WAB. Yes, that's WAB.The figures are from Gripping Beast and will be the first figures for the 30 Days 30 Figures challenge started yesterday. Full details on the next post.As mercenaries in WAB the crossbowmen will see action with a Norwegian based Viking army at 1,000 points. More of that in the future.Cheers for now

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House in Bazi City. Dom w Bazi City.

Last week we returned to Bazistan, fictitious country somewhere in the Middle East. This was a continuation of the previous game, which I had no pleasure to play. I jump into the SAS uniform and helped Michael C. to accomplish his mission. For the game, we used Spectre Operations rules.W ostatni czwartek powróciliśmy do Bazistanu, fikcyjnego państwa, gdzies na Bliskim Wschodzie. Była to kontynuacja poprzedniej gry, której nie miałem przyjemności rozegrać. Wskoczyłem w mundur SAS i starałem się pomóc Michaelowi C. wypełnić jego misję. Do gry uzylismy zasad Spectre Operations.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Michael ChargeUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Michael ChargeSCENERY/SCENERIA: Michael Charge, SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Michael Charge1. Forces. Siły.SAS & AESA(Michael C., Bartek)SAS squad (six men) AESA squad (four men)BAZISTAN(Campbell, Alasdair, Mike MDF)Argo Contractors (six men)Bazi Special Force squad (six men, Tigr AV)Bazi Army Squad (eight men, BTR-80A, Technical with M

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Test game Bolt action in the western desert 1942.

Now then,We recently played our first game of Bolt Action V2 at the Old Guard wargames club. We played a test game at around 600 points per side.Set in North Africa in 1942, the British forces of the 8th army took on Rommels Afrika korps. I wont go into too much detail here as I have forgotten what happened when etc, but.....The not great....The only problem we really encountered was the difficulty in taking on vehicles. It seemed that you really had to be very lucky to damage one, and we beside trying to take one out in close combat. I managed to destroy the SDKFZ251c in the end but it was a lucky shot and only after trying for turn after turn. My Bren carrier was a terror on the battlefield zipping about and machine gunning anyone foolish enough to be caught in its line of sight..... very frustrating for my opponent....The good stuff.Overall we really enjoyed the game, the dice activation meant that both players are constantly active and engaged in the game. The rules are simple enough to pick up fairly qui

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28mm WW2 French Army

Here's a recently completed WW2 French army for Bolt Action. Well, part of the army. It is enough for the customer to get started with some games while I finish off the rest.It contains the core of the infantry with enough support options and HQ to at least hit 1000 points.More will follow, in addition to more WW2 French armies. Seems they are popular at the moment.

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Rohan vs Last Alliance: Tame the Beast MESBG Battle Companies BatRep

Somewhere in the Westfold, cattle are being slaughtered by an unknown horror.  As the Rohirrim set out to investigate, they soon find that it is a Cave Troll that wanders their lands.  They know they don`t have much hope to defeat it, when suddenly they see black clad warriors and their golden armoured allies appear on the horizon.  A band of the Last Alliance is clearly on the hunt for the beast as well...After last weeks victory for my Rohan warriors, we decided to play a second, more special scenario: the one with the Cave Troll. In this scenario, not only do you have to kill the troll, you must see that your opponent doesn`t steal your hard work and snatch victory...As such, we fielded the same bands from last report, Noshi commanding the Last Alliance while I had the Rohirrim under my command...With the troll deployed in the centre, Noshi opted for the safe route and deployed against her edge.  Knowing I had lousy missile power anyways, the brave men of Rohan went for the more agressi

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