Saturday, 16 September 2017

1688

Around the early 80s I got these-
I looked with enthusiasm at the Warrior Miniatures Charles II period 25mm figures in the window of their shop in Glasgow. Alas I never bought any. What I did do was decapitate loads of Minifigs 25mm GNW Russians and stick on wide brimmed heads ( possibly Thessalian ancient?) to get the look. It was fun at the time.
The other day this arrived-
I have not had time or energy to do it justice but I am very impressed  indeed. A visual delight and well written. Once more it has fanned the flames of enthusiasm for the "might have been" battles of 1688 on English soil. Combined with "The Pikeman's Lament" I am tempted to give them a go but which scale- 15mm,20mm or 28mm?

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Army Black in 40/45mm semi flats

Trying to eat into the Lead Mountain  by basing/painting as a distraction tonight. These are some homecast  semi flat figures which belong to the army of Army Black.
Apart from a couple of figures cooking supper al fresco with a large cauldron over an open fire with billowing steam these are all I have. If anyone would like to swop/sell me a few more cavalry and  infantry please be in touch as I would like to finish this little army.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Update 2

I am glad to see August gone. Often it seems like we are all ,on and off,  just waiting for Jan's anniversary. The 30th passed as well as could be expected,I can hardly believe it is two years now!
On the hobby front I have done little but thought more. I bought some N gauge chalets etc to use as wargames scenery. This included a church identical to one which I had as a boy.Here it is with firstly some 1/72 scale stuff and then with 25/28mm-
I'm happy with the 1/72 but not so sure about the 25/28mm.What do you think?
Today,whilst out on an errand I popped into a charity shop and got these-
Sheer nostalgia in book form and a good family game if online reviews are to be believed- not bad for seven pounds the pair. 

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Update

Currently coming to the end (hopefully) of four days fighting a flu-like coldy thingie. The first two were awful as I was in work. Yesterday the I self prescribed a little light painting with T.M.S in the garden and today I will do little . Earlier in the week I based some Elastolin 40mm figures from my childhood and made a wee start on some 40mm Doug Miller peasant wars figures-
I thought explore how the Peasants Wars might impact on Tradgardland...
Whilst the West Indies made an amazing comeback yesterday I tried to paint some 16th century houses using breakfast biscuit boxes and a crisp tube-
On a totally different matter I got this really interesting book-

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Defend Dunfermline

Went to see the Defend Dunfermline event in Dunfermline today-
Vehicles on display
Wargames including one based upon a ww2 map showing projected defence positions of Home Guard and locally stationed Polish troops. The game imagined German paratroops had landed and the aforementioned positions were manned in defence.
Reenactors also. On again tomorrow if you fancy popping by...

A little light playtesting

Did a little light playtesting on the two fantasy portable wargame rules/amendments around currently-
Goblins and a swarm of bats go head to head with Beorn and his kin.
Ents versus a pesky giant.