Monday, 20 November 2017

Back Once Again!

So it has been a while since I last posted anything.  Sorry about that but real life managed to get in the way and I'm afraid that whilst I have found time for a little gaming, the blogging has taken a bit of a back seat.  I am hoping to put together a few posts about some of the things I have been up to over the last few months but given my recent performance I'm not going to make any promises!

I thought I might as well give a little update as to what I am currently working on though:

WW1 Eastern Front - I have actually managed to paint a division each of 15mm Austro-Hungarians and Russians, and am working on a second division for each of them.  The figures are all from the Peter Pig WW1 range and I am using the Battles with Brusilov rules.

Pulp - I've just finished basing some US Rocket Corps from Pulp Figures and have picked up quite a few bits and pieces for the Pulp Alley rules, including their solo deck.  So I am hoping to get some games of this in on the varied terrain that I already have including my recently completed set of 4Ground Chicago Way buildings.

Gothic Horror - I managed to pick up some of the 4Ground Baker St to Whitechapel buildings and have made up a small brick terrace and currently have the warehouse on the workbench.  I've had the figures for this for ages, waiting for some suitable terrain - I just need to find my unfinished Hansom Cab now!

Indian Mutiny - I have completed a unit of the 1st Madras Fusiliers (Neill's Blue caps) all apart from the standard and just need to base up some accompanying artillery etc.

Marlburian - I'm just basing up some Danes to add to my Allied forces and some French allies are in progress.

Sudan - I picked up the figures for the next phase of this project (Khartoum and the early period) earlier in the year - just need to get those painted now.

Mexican Adventure - I have the final packs for my Mexican Republicans on order so that means I have everything I need to finally move this long stalled project forward.

I'm sure there are a few other bits and pieces I have forgotten but I think that's plenty to be getting on with for now!

Monday, 19 June 2017

Maidstone Wargames Society Open Day 2017

My local club, the Maidstone Wargames Society, will be having its annual open day this Saturday.  There will a number of games being played - so come along if you're in the area.

You can find more information on their website.

Disappeared again?

If you've been kind enough to wonder about the lack of posts recently, there's a simple explanation...

...a bad case of modeller's thumb!

Fortunately I have had a dressing off for a little while and it's healed well but I couldn't hold anything with it - so I am really behind on my various projects.

Things are getting back on track now so I'm hoping to add a few posts in the next couple of weeks with various progress made.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Salute 2017

I know this post is a little late and rather short on photos (may I direct you to Big Lee's, as always, excellent coverage here). Along with a large chunk of the UK wargaming community I went along to the South London Warlord's annual show at ExCeL in London on Saturday. I arrived somewhat later than usual at 10:15 but it still took me 20 minutes in the queue to get into the hall. As usual I had pre-ordered enough stuff to ensure the visit was worthwhile in terms of postage savings and after having picked those up went for a tour round. The morning was mostly taken up with catching up with various groups of gaming friends and then it was time for the annual blogger meet up with th usual suspects. After that I had a proper look at the traders and games. Whilst there were some nice games on display (and a few rather disappointing ones) I think I may be getting a little jaded as I wasn't as inspired as I used to be. Even so it was worth going and here is the obligatory loot shot (which may give some clues as to my upcoming projects):

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Ronin - Putting it all together for the first game

So after all the recent posts showing the build up, I thought I would post a few pictures of the first game.  Along with the figures and buildings you will see the 4Ground fence packs and carts too:

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

4Ground Village Elder's House

And now the last and largest building to add to my Ronin project collection - the Village Elder's House from 4Ground:

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Koryu Buntai

The last group of figures for my Ronin project is the Koryu Buntai:

The figures are from North Star, they were painted by Roger and based by me.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Bushi Buntai

The next addition to my Ronin project is the Bushi Buntai:

The figures are from North Star, they were painted by Roger and based by me.