Sunday, 25 September 2016

I blame the telly!

Last night my copy of "Ride with the Devil" on dvd would not load so I popped on an  old favourite "Gettysburg" and that was me for the evening! My mind went back to my acw games in my teens with Wise's "Introduction to Battle Gaming" and Airfix figures- good times.
How available are the Airfix acw figures these days? Have they been re-released at any point?
I found this image on the web- it sure brought back memories-
I look forward to your ideas and help with this piece of nostalgia

Friday, 23 September 2016

Maneuvers in the Duchy of Rosti...

I posted the following over at my Army Red/White blog some time ago-
"One of the lesser known outposts of the British Empire is the Duchy of Rosti which lies upon the Swiss border.It's sovereignty was bequeathed to the British Crown by the last Duke. It is a land of mountains and lakes,a miniature version of Switzerland itself. The British garrison is a hotchpotch of troops under the ever watchful eye of Major General Mackay.
A British spy of somewhat dubious provenance has reported that the Swiss intend to invade the Duchy this summer and claim it back for Switzerland..."
Summer has gone by and the alfresco games never happened sadly. I have,however, decided to transfer the idea indoors  using Ross's "The Tin army in the Great Little War" rules.This weekend sees maneuvers taking place in the Duchy  of Rosti in case the Swiss invasion takes place. Major General Mackay ( my on table persona) will take on that plucky fellow General Mayhem commanding his beloved Guards and highlanders.


Saturday, 17 September 2016

Update

A busy week in Tradgardland at work and home. At an after-school cpd session the course leader used the word "Journaling" and I continue to wonder what is happening to the English Language.Keeping a journal is fine but why the need for the odd verb?
My middle child was 21 on Holy Cross Day (14/9) and I can't believe it. I went out with the three girls to Byron Burger in Edinburgh for a most yummy meal. Today sees us hosting family for a meal later today -  like the Queen , Anna has an official birthday too and this is it.

On the gaming front I took delivery of a ( add appropriate collective noun for Halflings here- perhaps a sneak or stone's throw ) of medieval halflings from my Westphalia Miniatures Kickstarter. They are exquisite resin figures and I hope to do them justice when painting them.There are loads! Now back to the preparations,have a good Saturday one and all...

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Can you help?

Firstly does anyone have unwanted copies of the model railway magazine  AW Nuts which ceased publishing some years ago?
Suggestions sought for hobbit/halfling figures in 18th/19th century clothing.
Thanks
Alan

Monday, 12 September 2016

A flocked of elves etc

After work today got out the flock -
Dragon courtesy of Jim Duncan,thanks Jim. All in all I am quite pleased with the result

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Old School Gondor and enemies

Getting round to basing some Mythical Earth figures bought earlier this year...
Ithilien Rangers
And yet more enemies...
This old school ,massed battle ,Mythical Earth gaming will be played with Ross's fantasy rules.
P.S to flock/static grass or not ,that is the question.Any thoughts?

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Saturday morning in the KFC or will the Pennsylvanian Regt prevail?

Rules- Close Little Wars- adapted from Close wars
Conditions- Captain Jeremiah Finch to lead the Pennsylvanian Regt across the stream and exit across the enemy baseline. The Chief and his warriors to drive them back across the stream.
The respective start positions of both forces.
 The enemy await ...
A vicious melee ensues and the Captain leads his men onwards...
Outnumbered!
Fight for the hill!
The Pennsylvanians rout off the table!
Verdict- an enjoyable game,simple but effective rules. I will replay same/similar with different sets of rules.