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Big Guns!

Last Thursday Michael brings to our club his new rules for the naval battles. He called it Big Guns! We all love play naval battles with big ships, especially those from the first half of the 20th century. Sadly all rules known by us are mostly overcomplicated, especially with a lot of paperwork, tables etc. It is not good for the club game, especially when it comes to the end of that (especially when your club shares the roof with a pub ;). So we needed something simple and quick. Michael reduced the ships factors to the 4 elements: hull strength, speed, command and gunpower. Depends on the navy, type of the ship those factors would vary. He also introduced the rules for submarines, which are some kind of novum for the games played by me (I don't remember if I ever played with submarines on the table). Michael idea was: until the submarine stays on the surface it behave as other ships, but as soon it goes underwater, we have to mark its movement on the pice of paper. It is very simple: we mark the direc

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Tiller & Whipstaff 2.

Last Thursday we had another game with Tiller & Whipstaff rules. This time we introduced the fire ships into our game. All ships are from Warartisan. The big ships are in 1/600 scale and the fireships are the biggest ships, 1/1200 version.W ostatni czwartek ponownie spotkalismy się przy zasadach Tiller & Whipstaff. Tym razem wprowadziliśmy brandery do naszej gry. Wszystkie okręty pochodzą z kolekcji Warartisan. Duze okręty są w skali 1/600 a brandery to ich mniejsza wersja dużych okrętów w skali 1/1200.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Campbell HardieUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Campbell HardieSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Campbell Hardie1. Forces. Siły.BRITISH NAVY(Michael, Peter)ANNELIONYARMOUTHFireshipDUCH NAVY(Campbell, Bartek)ZEELANDIAELF STEDENBREDERODEFireship2. The game. Gra.British started the game with a battle line formation, whereas Dutch in swarm formation. British line soon broke and Michael with his two ships (Anne and Yarmout

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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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Tiller & Whipstaff.

Last Thursday Campbell brought a surprise game. It was an old set of rules from Langton Miniatures and it is called Tiller & Whipstaff. The set is created for Anglo Duch wars and is perfect for 17th-century naval warfare. It is also very simple and very enjoyable system, perfect for the club night. With the new rules, Campbell brought his new paper ships made from PDFs, available from a company from the USA (I will give the name of the company with next report from the game). They were 1/600, but you can make any scale you want. W ostatni czwartek Campbell przybył ze swoją gra niespodzianką. Były to stare zasady od Langton Miniatures i zwą się one Tiller & Whipstaff. Zestaw został stworzony z myślą o wojnach angielsko holenderskich, ale znakomicie się nada do wszelkich walk z XVII wieku. Jest dość prosty ale jednocześnie zapewnia doskonałą zabawę, świetny na rozgrywkę wieczorem w klubie. Z nowymi zasadami, Campbell przyniósł swoje nowe okręty, wykonane z papieru. Są one wykonane z PDFu, dostępneg

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Work in Progress 3d print of a Boer War Fowler tractor

I decided to see if my CAD skills where still any good.   I fired up Fusion a 3d CAD program.  Started to hack away. It has been 3 years since I used a CAD program.   Surprisingly I still can do it.  This is version one. A few error now that have been corrected.  Not quite the correct scale.   Having a great time using my skills and brain..  CAD modelCompleted print after 6 hrsEnd on of boiler, taking away the supports.Egg crate supportsCab before removing the supportsView of the CabAll the supports removed

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Back to the game. Powrót do gry.

The work is in progress again!Hello! I'm back. Thank you for all your patience. The nightmare is over and all have been moved. We are finally settled and what is most important I'm back to painting too! Today a few games we had the past month and I had no time to post reports here. Of course, you will get a second report from Big Waterloo game, but I will do it in a separate post. Witam! Jestem z powrotem. Bardzo Wam dziękuję za cierpliwe czekanie. Koszmar przeprowadzki zakończony. W końcu się urządzilismy i co najważniejsze mogę znów malować! Dziś kilka raportów z gier, które rozegraliśmy a ja nie miałem czasu na opublikowanie ich na blogu. Oczywiście będzie też drugi raport z Wielkiej Gry Waterloo, ale to w osobnym poście.1. Sudan.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Campbell HardieUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Campbell HardieSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Campbell HardieThis time we had a small skirmish game with  Anglo-Egyptian (Peter, Alasdair and Mike) against&nb

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THE GREAT GAME 2019 WATERLOO REPLAYED.

Hi! Today first photo relation from the biggest historical wargame ever, with more than 22 000 figures and more than 100 players from over the world. That is happening in Glasgow. It will be continued tomorrow as well, so if you are in Glasgow, jump into Kelvin Gallery and experience it by yourselves. I play the role of one of the umpires and under my supervision is battlefield from the west of Papelote Farm up to halfway to Le Haye Sainte Farm. So far French managed to push British of their ridge and prepare to break their lines. It is getting very interesting. I'm very curious about how it's going to finish. On the other parts of the battlefield, we have some first Prussian units arrived and I think that French push out British of the Hougoumont, so everything can happen. Below you have some pictures from the first day.Witam! Dzis pierwsza fotorelacja z największej, dotychczas rozegranej gry, z użyciem ponad 22 000 figurek i przy udziale ponad 100 graczy z całego świata. To się odbywa w Glasgow. Będzie kont

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THE GREAT GAME 2019 WATERLOO REPLAYED (1).

Hi! Today first photo relation from the biggest historical wargame ever, with more than 22 000 figures and more than 100 players from over the world. That is happening in Glasgow. It will be continued tomorrow as well, so if you are in Glasgow, jump into Kelvin Gallery and experience it by yourselves. I play the role of one of the umpires and under my supervision is battlefield from the west of Papelote Farm up to halfway to Le Haye Sainte Farm. So far French managed to push British of their ridge and prepare to break their lines. It is getting very interesting. I'm very curious about how it's going to finish. On the other parts of the battlefield, we have some first Prussian units arrived and I think that French push out British of the Hougoumont, so everything can happen. Below you have some pictures from the first day.Witam! Dzis pierwsza fotorelacja z największej, dotychczas rozegranej gry, z użyciem ponad 22 000 figurek i przy udziale ponad 100 graczy z całego świata. To się odbywa w Glasgow. Będzie kont

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Second Empire. Rebels & Patriots.

Hi! Today two new short reports from games we had during the last two weeks. The first was a test game of new Michael's set for the Franco-Prussian War and is called Second Empire. The other game, played last week was Rebels and Patriots and again I received Indians to play... By the way, we got a new home and soon we will receive keys. Now I busy with packing stuff and prepare to move, so be aware, that this space could be quiet for some time...Witam! Dziś dwa raporty z naszych gier, rozegranych w ciągu ostatnich dwóch tygodni. Pierwsza z nich to testy nowych zasad Michaela dla wojny francusko pruskiej, zwane Second Empire. Druga to gra z poprzedniego tygodnia z zasadami Rebels and Patriots, gdzie znów dostałem do gry Indian... Tak przy okazji, to znaleźliźmy juz nowy dom i wkrótce dostaniemy do niego klucze. Teraz zajęty jestem pakowaniem wszystkich rzeczy i może się tak zdarzyć, że to miejsce zamilknie na pewien czas...1. Second Empire.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Michael SchneiderUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY:&nb

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War of the Ring & Muddy CoC.

Hi! It was a long time, since my last post. I'm quite busy right now as I'm looking for a new home and that takes a lot of my free time. Until I will not solve that problem, my posts will be much shorter, than usual. Sorry about that. Today two games we recently had. First was War of the Rings and the second Muddy CoC. Witam! Upłynęło trochę czasu od mojego ostatniego posta. Jestem ostatnio bardzo zajęty, a to dlatego że szukam nowego mieszkania. Zajmuje mi to prawie cały wolny czas. Do czasu, aż nie rozwiążę tego problemu, moje posty bedą niestety krótsze, niż zazwyczaj. Bardzo Was za to przepraszam. Dzisiaj dwie ostatnie gry. Pierwsza to War of the Rings, druga to Muddy CoC.1. The Battle of Three Armies. Bitwa trzech armii.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Alasdair WatsonUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Alasdair WatsonSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Alasdair WatsonDwarfs and Elves.The Enemy.In this game, the join forces of Dwarfs and Elves (me) stand up against forces of S

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Villeneuve, 1781.

Hello! Last Thursday we returned with new campaign game. Michael once again returned with AWI, but this time with a different rules. About those you can read on Michael's blog. Every game is pregamed with Eve of Battle, the card game also written by Michael and which I had a privilege to test. In our campaign we have four players: American (Mike), French (myself), British (Alasdair) and Hessians (Peter). In our first game I faced Alasdair. For our games we using Black Powder rules.Witam! W ostatni czwartek zaczęliśmy naszą nową kampanię. Michael znów powrócił z Wojną o Niepodległość Stanów Zjednoczonych, jednak tym razem z odmiennymi zasadami. O nich możecie przeczytać na blogu Michaela. Każda gra poprzedzona jest grą z użyciem Eve of Battle, karcianka, również napisana przez Michaela, którą miałem zaszczyt testować. W naszej kampanii mamy czworo graczy: Amerykanie (Mike), Francuzi (ja), Brytyjczycy (Alasdair) i Hesowie (Peter). W naszej pierwszej grze stanąłem do walki z Alasdairem. Do naszych gier używamy z

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Life Goes On

My mother-in-law, Rosemary, died suddenly a week and a half ago due to complications with the surgery she decided in the end to have. Either way, she was faced with a terrible choice; a slow deterioration which could rob her of a meaningful life, or a risky operation which offered her a chance of total recovery or catastrophic failure. After a week in which her symptoms only got worse, she opted to take the surgery with the proviso that if anything went wrong, she would be allowed to die without intervention. The surgeries themselves went without a hitch; it was just her body's reaction to them that was the risk factor, and unfortunately the worst happened. She died after a very rapid deterioration in her condition a week and a half ago. We said goodbye to her yesterday in a moving ceremony where my stepfather-in-law read out not only his own eulogy, but a letter Rosemary had written to her grandchildren. Each of the four grandkids was presented with a little enamel box and instructed to fill it with thi

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