Thursday, 29 October 2015

Gonzaga; A Lot Less Pissed Off! ;>)

EDIT: Since I wrote this article earlier today the Editor of Wargames Soldiers and Strategy has made an apology. I've known him for a number of years and know him to be an honest and straightforward chap I have accepted his apology in full.

I apologise in advance for my rant! A month or so ago, whilst still trying to work within the cramped confines of the small space that I had at my folks house, post relationship break up I was asked if I could provide Wargames Soldiers and Strategy magazine with pics of the Gonzaga Crossing the River Taro vignette painted up by me a few years ago and featured on my Gewalthaufen Blog HERE . It's credited in the mag as belonging to the collection of Kevin Lowth- which of course it does not as it resides in my wargames cabinet!!

Surely it doesn't take too much of an effort for an editor of a wargames magazine to take note of who it is that has contributed to an issue and credit them with a small note next to the pic? I make a living out of painting and for me that is an essential part of the deal. Lets face it, without the painters out there who make the contributions (for free in my case!) there would not be a wargames media to speak of at all.

It has not just happened the once either.

Purely for my own satisfaction, here are the pics again:

Bye for now.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Clubbing It! Landwasters and Raven Feeders Game 2


Last Thursday we played what was to be my first full game of Landwasters and Raven Feeders using the fab rule set Lion Rampant, written for Late Medieval games but easily convertible to Early Medieval/Dark Age games using the suggestions from a recent Wargames Illustrated.

The game started with us all choosing our Boasts; I opted to go for a 1pt as it was my first full game and I wasn't feeling that confident that I knew the rules! "I will push you back into the sea" seemed appropriate so that's what I went for.

The scenario was Tax, which loosely consisted of grabbing the loot and pegging it off one's own table edge.

Initially I was very lucky by not failing a movement activation in my first few turns and getting most of my troops into position including the skirmishers that I intended to use to grab the loot and leg it. This in the fullness of time they did giving me 2pts from the loot gained. a marvel as it was not by design and more by luck but I'll take that any day!

Also, I succeeded in annihilating a unit of Upper Class(?) Saxon Spearmen thus managing to make my proud boast concrete and gain another point. For some reason I ended the game with 4pts (not sure where the last point came from??) but ended up winning of the game! Not what i'm used to..... I have to add, that apart from sending the skirmishers forward to grab the loot everything else that happened on the table top with my warband was more accident than design. But that's one of the beauties of the rules, things can go very wrong and you can easily lose control of your troops which is not a bad simulation of skirmish combat in the Late Medieval period.

I now cannot wait for our Haggis Rampant campaign to start as I've got three units of Fierce Foot that should be doing some serious damage either to my plans or the enemy :>)

Bye for now.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Selling Old Citadel Advice Needed Please


I've got the two models featured below  and whilst I know that they are worth a little bit of money I have no idea of what a realistic price would be for them.

If anyone who knows a bit about this sort of thing could give me a guide as to how much i should ask for them I would be very grateful.

Lot One: Complete model- unpainted.

Lot Two: Model is unpainted but lacks the horse and the rider on the dragon. ie it does have the rider on the horse and the dragon :>). Oh, and it has the saddle for the dragon too.

If anyone can give me a guide I'd be very grateful.

Bye for now.

Monday, 26 October 2015

600th Anniversary of Agincourt; Celebration in Vignettes

So, today's the day!!

All these pics were taken quite a few years ago now but I thought that I'd resurrect the images as they are a nice way in which to commemorate the battle:

A Henry! A Henry! A St George!!

An Oxford! An Oxford!

A Comoys! A Comoys!

(Pic below courtesy of Medieval Warfare Magazine)

Bye for now.