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Dragon Rampant Treefolk

In another game of Dragon Rampant, I fielded my Treefolk once again, a collection of oldish models that were not getting used for anything else. Scantily clad i-Kore Sirens are armed with light bows and very little armour, obviously. As Dragon Rampant has a number of standard unit profiles, it is sometimes a challenge to match the models to the model profiles. This old Reaper Wyvern is a nice model, another that does not come out much. These GW models were originally bought to use as a Blood Bowl team, but I never got around to that. But having twelve means they make a great infantry unit. The flying Wyvern is able to move over terrain so usually gets into combat first. This game was against Mr Steinbergs Saxons who were on the lookout for Gems and perhaps any firewood they could get their hands on. These are also old i-Kore models, Blood Reavers, a reduced model unit but fast an heavily armoured. The Saxons Command unit took up a sensible position in a ruined tower and managed to keep out of trouble for

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Force Protection – Finishing the Foxhounds

Wargamers like building themselves piles of lead. This is a known phenomenon. Of course, having a blog does like to remind you of these lead piles, especially when you start cleaning up your blog of old posts. One of the first impressions pieces I wrote, way back in May 2017, was on the Evil Bear Foxhound. Now, over a year later, and after watching some Humvees being ripped to shreds by an explosive device, I’m finally inspired to get my act together and get these wonderful little vehicles painted up. Preparation The first step was getting the vehicles ready. As you can see, I’d already hit them with a tan spray colour sometime in the last year. However, there were a few things that needed tweaking before I could finish them. The first was redoing one of the magnet positions for the GPMGs pintles. I decided to magnetise them so I easily swap the vehicle between up-gunned British Army pattern and a less overt version if they were being used by a non-government organisation. My first attempt

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Battle Report – Mordheim: City of the Damned – Fimir vs. Norse!

The Woad Warriors have heard tell of Treasure in the ruins of the City of the Damned. Will they find it and return to their Longship before the hunting Fimir find them once more?  

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Ottomans on their way

Janissaries on campaign - two thirds of a unit minus CommandThey arrived at 1600 and are on their way to all the pre order customers tomorrow!Which one wasn't speed painted? 2 x 45 minutes, 1 x 90 minutesHere is a taste of what is coming your way in the post. Codes OT001 - OT004 nearly sold out in the first batch so we are barely hanging on with those till we get reinforcements.A base of Janissaries in actionReverse view of another baseThe painting is an iterative process and some progress shots accompany this very brief postShaping up very nicelyOpponents!

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Battle Report – ARENA REX – Ludus Magnus vs. Legio XIII ‘Damnatio’

Gaius has been sentenced to death and the Ludus Magnus have been tasked by the Master of Games with his execution! Between him and them are his fellow Cohort… will they be able to stop Septimus and his fighters?  

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Autumn Skirmish 2018

This morning I made the short hop across the river to Sidcup for the Autumn version of Skirmish. This is a small show but always a very enjoyable one and today didn't disappoint. As usual I spent more time chatting with friends than I did looking around, but I also took quite a 'few' photo's and came home with a nice haul of goodies. This definitely falls in the category of small 'local' show but  regularly manages to draw in gamer's and collectors from across Kent and London.The show seemed fairly well attended although again the trader hall wasn't as busy as it has been in previous years. I'm hoping this isn't a downward trend because the show has plenty to offer. The Bring and Buy certainly seemed to be busy all day and I picked up some good bargains. By the end of the day I came home with a nice haul of goodies and a camera full of pictures which makes this a success in my book.Postie and Ray looking for bargains at Col BillsMaidstone Wargames - 28mm WWI - 22 August 1914Platoon commander Ro

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Widgets and Wonders Ep 120 – Pre-Painted Chem Zone Terrain and Mat from GameMat.eu!

It’s time to check out another ready-out-of-the-box Terrain set and Kill Team Gaming Mat from GameMat.eu! Check out the Chem-Zone terrain HERE: https://www.gamemat.eu/our-products/terrain/chem-zone/us/ Check out the reversable Kill Team Gaming Mat HERE: https://www.gamemat.eu/our-products/battle-mats/22-x30-double-sided-g-mats/22-x30-double-sided-g-mat-quarantine-and-fallout-zone/us/

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Battle Report – Last Days: Zombie Apocalypse – Ep 06

With Hank’s Group intervention in his robbing of local Survivors, Vince looks to get revenge on these do-gooders by stealing their supplies. Catching them cut off from the main lot of their friends, the unscrupulous leader orders the attack!

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Battle Report – A Song of Ice and Fire – Ep 01 – Lannisters vs. Starks

It’s time for a Clash of Kings today as Clarence takes command of House Stark to face the Lannisters under my command as we play another game with the models from the Starter Set!

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Project Humvee – Vehicle 3

In the last Project Humvee post, I has a chunk planning out Vehicle 3 in the project. Well, this week I managed to get around to assembling and painting it in preparation for next week’s game. First stage was assembly. This was exactly the same as mentioned in back in the first post of Project Humvee. Vehicle 3 is actually the exact same setup as the Vehicle 1 (using HMV Upgrade Alfa) except with the addition of two rear mounted aerials. One is from HMV Upgrade Charlie while the other is the FLIR setup from the Comms and Countermeasures pack included in the Version 2 of Spectre’s stowage.  In the past, when buying items from Spectre, I usually get everything I need in the first wave and so only see items from the original casting run. This time, the delay has allowed Spectre to iterate on their resin process and so this vehicle is actually slightly different from the original release. I noticed that the detail on this vehicle seemed much crisper than the original run. This helped with assembly

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Impressions: Spectre Stowage Version 2

Way back when the Razor was released by Spectre, they also added a stowage kit to the range so you could add all sorts of boxes, bags and launchers to your vehicles and troops. I took a look at original pack back in July last year and since then have bought it four times, explaining why lots of my troops seem to have gained AT4s and LAW. The downside to the pack was that is was often out of stock, leading to people missing out on it when new stock came in. Spectre has decided to do a new version of the stowage range. As well as swapping to resin rather than metal, the pack has also been split out into five separate packs. This has also allowed them to expand the range, adding several new items. This is going to be a quick post covering the new range before I start sticking them onto things. The change to resin has improved the detailing on several items (as you can see above) although I did notice a few tiny air bubbles that will require a little filling. We also seem to be missing an item – the san

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Gathering the Ottomans

A quick update shot of some Ottoman Janissaries in campaign dress - having photographed these for the website I'll be busting them off these little bases and getting them mounted up properly for CRISIS. Anyway, you'll get the idea.We should have some solid news on the production volumes of these and the other codes from the first six sets very soon.We hope also to be able to preview the Segban and Tufeckci infantry over the next few days too.Planning meeting is taking place at Warfare HQ this coming weekend to map out the development of the Ottomans and various other additions to the range.

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