Sunday, 14 October 2018

I'm back! Again! Is there anybody still out there?

Hi folks,

No nice pics for the moment as I've been very busy with both my parents being very ill. I don't think I've picked up a brush in a few years!! i'm now sorting a new studio which sounds simple right? not so! you should know better as a wargamer/miniature collector!! We hoard, not just miniatures and paints but just stuff. Yeah, stuff. The type of thing where you end up raiding the local Lidl stores surroundings because they have just the right sort of wooden chip to make excellent realistic rocks!

Anyway, I'm currently sorting all of the studio out- which includes putting miniatures back in the correct boxes (a very disheartening task) and sorting out all of the other gumph.

This is really a long winded way of saying that I have returned to the hobby and soon will be painting again so watch this space. That is, if people still tend to gander at Blogs?

Cheers.
Hi folks,

No nice pics for the moment as I've been very busy with both my parents being very ill. I don't think I've picked up a brush in a few years!! I'm now sorting a new studio which sounds simple right? not so! you should know better as a wargamer/miniature collector!! We hoard, not just miniatures and paints but just stuff. Yeah, stuff. The type of thing where you end up raiding the local Lidl stores surroundings because they have just the right sort of wooden chip to make excellent realistic rocks!

Anyway, I'm currently sorting all of the studio out- which includes putting miniatures back in the correct boxes (a very disheartening task) and sorting out all of the other gumph.

This is really a long winded way of saying that I have returned to the hobby and soon will be painting again so watch this space. That is, if people still tend to gander at Blogs?

Cheers

Friday, 16 March 2018

We're Live Again!! William the Bastard Vignette for Hastings Demo

Hi all,

After a very long enforced sabbatical I'm back! I don't quite know what to add to that except please expect regular posts from here on in!

William the Bastard Vignette (For the Hastings demo):









It's good to be back!

Cheers,
Darrell.



Thursday, 14 April 2016

Royal Armouries Beta Test Catalogue

So, if you're interested in the plethora arms and armour held by the Royal Armouries from throughout most of history then you should look HERE!

Needless to say that the collection is substantial and a must see for any wargamer interested in arms and armour. I've been a few times to the RA in Leeds and never tired of looking at the collection.


Bye for now.



Thursday, 7 April 2016

New Perry Miniatures Cape Wars!!

Ordered!

I've been looking forward to this range and Mike Snook, doyen of all thinks Victorian Warfare, being released since someone who will remain nameless gave me the news at a certain UK show. I was asked to keep quiet which of course I did.









Bye for now.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

North West Frontier Perry Joy!!

Look what's just around the corner! Salute hopefully!

Plastic Perry Brits:






The Three Boxes Full Freebie:


Afghans:



Bye for now.


Friday, 18 March 2016

WorLard Sharp Practice Practice II

Tonight we played the second test of our Beau Geste based game, which as it turned out was ore akin to Beau Jest if my dice rolling was anything to go by! The game is set up for the WorLard Day at the Durham club and we'll be using Sharp Practice by the Lardies. It will be interesting to see what we can glean in terms of how Sharp Practice has been streamlined by their play testers as it's a system that, along with The Men Who Would Be King, I predict will be used a lot at the club.

The following pics were taken throughout the second test game.....

Lonely Sentry On the Lookout:


Caravan Train protected by a platoon of Legionnaires enters the table and starts making it's way towards the fort:


What's this? Tuaregs suddenly adorn the ridge line! And there's loads of 'em heading for the camel train!


Platoon of Legionaires stand their ground and let off two volleys that see one one the leading groups of Tuaregs off nicely.



The Legionaires protecting the Caravan are getting overwhelmed so out come the Chasseurs d'Afrique to offer much needed support!


My poor Legionaires about to be overwhelmed:


Yep, that's what you call "overwhelmed"!!


Chasseurs d'Afrique fan out and charge the Tuaregs carrying two groups away as they hit them in perfect order.



The 'Donkey Brigade' (TM) are also ordered out in support of the Chasseurs d'Afrique!


Ouch!


Chasseurs d'Afrique re-group:


The Fort, too ice not to have another piccie!


Stoic (ie well protected!) Legionaires!


To be continued.....