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Guest Post: The work of Gareth Lane Dutch troops 1690s

I have the privilege of receiving photos of the work of many talented gamers add collectors interested in our period.Recently I was sent some wonderful pictures of units from the collection of Gareth Lane. I was very taken with the style of the units and the painting.Gareth has used wonderful castings from North Star's 1672 range and has depicted some fine units from the forces of the Dutch Republic. Gareth has portrayed these in the period of the Glorious Revolution and campaigns in Flanders during the 1690s.I am sure you'll like them as much as I do.Thanks Gareth for sharing and hopefully we'll see more of your work in the near future.

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Let’s Play! – Core Space by Battlesystems

Core Space is a 2-4 player Sci-Fi adventure game pitting Crews of hardy traders against each other and the endless threat of The Purge, an alien race whose machine soldiers destroy all life. Making use of Battlesystems great clip-together terrain sets this boxed set is packed with everythign you need to play the game. Check it out HERE: https://shop.battlesystems.co.uk/core-space-11-c.asp

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Impressions: Gringo 40’s NVA – MENA Style

A wise man once said – “You will never have enough insurgents for wargaming”. And it’s kind of right! With such a variety of groups around the world, as well as the breadth and depth of equipment available to them. Due to this, ranges listed for Ultramodern can only go so far before you start wanting something a little fresher. This led me to take a look at the Gringo 40’s range of NVA. Just glancing at the range, you don’t see the stereotypical Vietnamese look of the more rural fighters, and after seeing them painted up by Volley Fire Painting services, I just had to take a look. I picked up six figures (all that were available from the site when I purchased them) and started to begin my work with them. First of all common features – the range is focused on the NVA fighting during the battle of Hue City. You don’t see the stereotypical pyjamas and conical hats that fill many other ranges. These are the NVA who moved into the city and then fought thro

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Another Autumn Skirmish

Sunday morning and I could be found heading south of the river towards Sidcup, and that could only mean Skirmish. This is the Autumn iteration of the twice-yearly 'Toy Soldier Show' held in Sidcup Grammer school. It's not a big event, with less than a dozen display games and traders, but I always seem to come away from this event with something. As usual, I took my camera and shot a load of pictures but to be honest I spend more time chatting to friends than I actually do shopping. This time I was making a flying visit as I had the family in tow and we were heading out for the day. I still managed to take a few pictures.Colonel Bills - Postie looking to spend more money....and a view of Rays posterior sticking out from behind another customer.  The Trader Hall has been half-empty for the last three or four shows. I just hope it's not a trend as this could kill off what is otherwise an enjoyable little show.  A display of Sudan War uniforms and equipment. This show usually has a 'theme' wit

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Wargaming Week 16/09/2019

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 9th through to the 15th of September. BLOG STUFF New post on the Gringo 40’s guys coming tomorrow! Just need to do the finishing touches to it. NEWS View this post on Instagram Working on a gaming table for next weekends release! We will be covering the build during the week. #spectreminiatures #spectreoperations #tabletopgames #wargaming A post shared by Spectre (@spectreminiatures) on Sep 12, 2019 at 6:26am PDT This week is a week of Spectre news! First of all, a massive tease from them – it looks like we have a big Spectre release coming this weekend seeing as they are assembling a new board for it. Including a hanger and a new pattern drone, it’s quite an interesting tease – guesses for what the new release is on postcards! Spectre also put out some releases. First up, the Contraband pack is the last set of objectives that were first available back at Salute. A pile of money and a pile

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GMG Let’s Talk! 014 – …About Painting Competitions.

Welcome to another Let’s Talk! Today I’m joined by Kris Belleau from Way of the Brush to sit and chat about Painting Competitions. Check out the Sword and Brush coverage HERE: https://atrial.smugmug.com/Model-Shows/Sword-And-Brush-2019 If you’re in Southern Ontario and haven’t checked out the Sword and Brush Figure Painting and Tabletop Expo; get more information HERE: http://www.facebook.com/swordandbrush/

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GMG Reviews – INFINITY Salvora Complex Scenery Pack by Corvus Belli

It’s time for another GMG Review! Today I take a look at and assemble the new Salvora Complex Scenery and Accessories Pack from Corvus Belli, their new hard-card Terrain and gaming Accessories kit for Infinity.

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Courts of Annwyn – A new Kickstarter from Oakbound Studio

Following on from a recent small crowdfunding campaign to release the hedgepig pixie cavalry and a wulver, Oakbound are back with a new Kickstarter. This time round its the turn of the fae – The [...] The post Courts of Annwyn – A new Kickstarter from Oakbound Studio appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Dark Age War and Conquest

After enjoying a couple of good games on Sunday Simon asked me to give him another game of War and Conquest, more a learning game than a match to the death, so I was quite happy with that. I went with two Romano-British forces both with Allies, the armies were a mirror of each other and were kept basic, no fancy stuff like elephants, chariots, cataphracts etc.Parking at the club has now fallen foul of the modern equivalent of belt and braces, the building in whose grounds I have parked for what, over three years, maybe four now has girls staying in it, so in order to keep them safe bollards have been erected to stop cars parking, it seems strange that no one has mentioned that possible monsters on foot will have no problems but hey, what do I know.Back to the good stuff. Simon lined up with some infantry way out on his right then nearer the centre his cavalry, Milites, Picts, Comitatus and Franks, I put my cavalry on my left then two units of Milites, Saxons, Welsh and Comitatus. It wasn't going to be a fancy

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#TBT Warhammer 6E Skirmish – Ep 03 – Beastmen vs. Bretonnians (Campaign Mode)

After being driven off by the Gryphon Knight, the wild-men’s retaliation would prove swift. Although crumbling to ruin, an ancient shrine to the Lady nearby presents a suitable target for Garr to take his revenge upon. Patrons can check out the Campaign System HERE: https://www.patreon.com/posts/29140877

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Wargaming Week 09/09/2019

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 2nd through to the 8th of September. NEWS Empress has had a pretty busy week with a literal pile of releases! First up, the M113 ACAV is now available in 1/50 scale as part of the Vietnam range. Coming with the all the parts you need to cover it in machine guns and perfect for rolling around the hills and streets of Vietnam, this is a cool looking piece of kit. I can see plenty of use for it outside of Vietnam and in Ultramodern settings as well, especially if you take off a few machine guns. Following on from Spectre releasing some of their Kickstarter exclusives, it’s time for Empress to do the same! Unlike the frantic ebaying that happened for me to get mine, you can now just order your own NZ SAS figure from Empress from the limited quantities left. I really like the look of this guy – he’s perfect to add as a leader to other Empress SF figures. Get them while they are still in stock! Empress are also entering t

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