Wargaming


Steam Wars

A game is so much more fun when the terrain looks great. A recent game of Steam Wars used a whole load of Joken’s Conflix buildings along with other nice stuff. Walls and hedges are always good, even if a hedge won’t protect you much from a Heavy Machine Gun… We have a nice mixture of models from various sources in our respective forces. Both Joken and I have Spartan and Privateer Press models along with all sorts of other stuff. Although I have not played Warmachine for a very long time, the models are brilliant and I still have more Khador that have never been painted. These Man O’War models often make an appearance as heavy infantry. And I always like to include some fast elite units like the Treadbikes and the Sky Hussars. The opposing side included Luftlancers, a sniper mech and some machine gun bots lurking in the woods. We played a scenario where each side had to retrieve some steam-tech from the opposing side of the battlefield. The heavy Teutonic Knights are always a tou

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WSS/GNW Prussian, Danish & Norwegian flags

Clarence has been very busy completing a commission for a customer which we are now in a position to put on general release.The compliment our existing Prussian and Danish flags for the WSS/GNW period. The Prussian designs are from 1710 onward. Some flags are conjectural but most have drawn on existing sources for detail.We now have five sheets of Prussian infantry flags, two of cuirassiers and two of dragoons.The Danes have four sheets of infantry, two of cavalry and one of dragoons.The Norwegians have two sets of infantry flags.Like all of our flags these can be printed in sizes to fit any collection and for any scale of models.

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Confrontation Revived

It has been some time since we last had a game of Confrontation. Myself and Joken were determined to get a game in during 2018 and we have just managed it before we drift into 2019. I fielded by favourite Devourers against Joken’s Tir-na-Bor Dwarfs. We did our usual 400 points per side game, not a lot of models on each side, but enough for us to get a good game in and still make it down the pub afterwards. The first few turns had plenty of maneuvering in readiness for the bun fight that was about to erupt. The Devourer Huntsman was able to get a few shots off before close combat took over and I remembered why I like them so much, perforating Light Artillery! Rather oddly, the first two kills, one on each side were the result of double six rolls rather than the usual attrition. We have to play this game more often, it really is a good game. I have been wanting to paint my Cadwallon models for ages, years in fact. I must set myself a deadline.

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Battle Report – Warhammer 40000 Kill Team – COMMANDERS: Harlequins vs. Deathwatch

Kill Team Dartanian must hold the line against Laughing Ja’q’s Harlequin Troop as the legendary fighter attempts to slip through Imperial lines!

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Widgets and Wonders Ep 128 – Pre-Painted Medieval Towers and Ruins from Urbanmatz!

UrbanMatz has made a whole new range of pre-painted Medieval Towers and Ruins available for your wargaming table! They’re ready to go right out of the box! Check them out HERE: https://www.urbanmatz.com/c/prepainted-terrain/fantasy-terrain

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Ottoman Commanders

I have always enjoyed building Command vignettes. These three are the very first and utilize models from packs OT01, OT05 and OT06. The rank of the officers is non specific although two hve standards whilst the central base features two full dress Janissaries - a senior officer and his bodyguard.I don't often use purple in my warming units but fancied doing a small personal banner for this senior officer. The base also features an interesting section of dead tree - bleached and burned by the searing south eastern European sun.Traditional Janissary symbol of the two tongued sword on this personal standard of yet another senior officer. The rocks are toned down with a sepia wash.This colourful senior officer has an equally colourful bodyguard Janissary at his side. The base is smaller than the other two featured here.A couple of shots at slightly different angles and orientations. Ottomans certainly draw you away from traditional palette colours.Soon we'll be previewing 10 new Ottoman Command models which are v

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Battle Report – Rangers of Shadow Deep – ‘The Infected Trees’

Bron Bearkiller is back! Following the strange tracks from the Deserted Village, the Ranger and his companions head deep into the forest in an attempt to learn the fates of the remaining missing villagers.

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War Banner partner with Hysterical Games

So a little news nugget popped up this weekend on my Facebook feed letting me know that the “I can’t get any busier if I tried,” Andy Hobday (Gangs of Rome, Test of Honour etc..) would be taking over the day to day running of Hysterical Games now that Rob Alderman is off to work for Forge world Now what does this mean for Hysterical Games?  It brings in a wealth of experience that Andy has gained over years in the industry.  It also now gives War banner the ability to cast more items in Resin so for them as a business its a great way to expand.  Current customers of Hysterical Games and those on any Kickstarters need not worry, the guys have it all in hand and by the sounds of it, nothing will be delayed at all. As for Rob, well as mentioned he’s off to Forge world as the Middle-Earth Products Manager.  And considering his skill they really are gaining a master craftsman. It’s going to be interesting watching War Banner grow and see what’s coming next for there partnersh

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Battle Report – A Song of Ice and Fire – The Battle of Whispering Woods

  CMON has released the first Narrative expansion for the Song of Ice and Fire starter set, the battle of Whispering Woods. Will Jamie escape or be captured by the Starks? Check out the rules HERE: https://cmon.com/news/the-battle-of-the-whispering-wood-scenario

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Wargaming Week 12/11/2018

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 5th through to the 11th of November. NEWS The Ultracombat Kickstarter continues. At the time of the writing, we’re sitting well funded and with two stretch goals down. Usefully, the team at Radio Dishdash has released this handy comparison image. The image shows the relative height of the new Russian figures in the kickstarter compared to Empress US Infantry, Tiny Terrain Chechen, Radio Dishdash Taliban and Eureka US Marines. This type of image is always useful and I think the new figures look like they should work well alongside most other manufacturers. The kickstarter can be found here Alas, by the time you read this, the smart looking gentleman above will no longer be for sale. However, Spectre have released a special edition figure to celebrate their trip to Texas for Millennium Con. For those of us not at the show, he was on the store from Friday until Sunday. PURCHASES Well I just had to grab the Spectre exclusive. I’m not planning on

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Ottoman Banners - Table top bling bling!

Part of one of my own painted unitsWell, this is somewhat of a bling post but I just enjoyed myself so much doing these flags that I thought I would share. I decided that any Ottoman unit I got the chance to  paint and/or base was going to get one of my old style linen flags.The Terry's Chocolate Orange Orta - The men listen intently to their Bolouk!Once I started it was hard to stop! Sometimes its a bit messy but in the end the results justify the effort. I have made and painted probably 250 to 300 of these since 1986 when I first developed the technique. It has changed a bit since then but fundamentally its the same labour intensive process.Bold and striking colours set off the Janissary OrtasI know a few people have tried to industrialize/commercialize it since then but I always felt there was something missing from these. Printing directly onto material does not work and any flags of that sort I have chanced upon seem a bit insipid and lifeless.A very commonly used symbol in the Ottoman Army - 

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