Sunday, December 31, 2017

Basic Impetus Samurai bash

As we were unable to get accommodation in Goulburn for the November weekend of gaming, Richard, Ralph and I got together for the day at Richard's place and had a great game of Basic Impetus using their 15mm Samurai collections.

Ralph had taken delivery of a large number of new shiny lead castings which he very quickly turned into wonderfully painted figures and units and he was keen to get them onto the table. 

Ralph's figures on the left and Richard's on the right

My opposition

My guys on the left of the army

A close up of Ralph's baggage element

The baggage in Impetus allows wonderful little dioramas

Baroque Thirty Years War

The November game at the Cumberland Club saw a very large Baroque game using a range of figures but mainly Ottomans and lots of Poles with their Famous Winged Hussars.  We used the great Baroque rules and the figures were 15mm.

I was on the left flank with a mixed unit of Ottomans.  After some hard going initially, my cavalry saw of all comers and even managed to sweep around and attack the flank of the units to my right.

Looking over my Ottomans to the Poles

A close up of a number of his Poles - especially the winged hussars

The saga of photo storage

It has taken me a long time to find an alternative to Photobucket and in the end I have given up on all options that I have tried.  So tonight I am adding a few games played over the last few months by uploading photos directly to Blogger.

So hopefully over the next few hours you will see two or three of the very enjoyable games that we have played recently.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Photobucket Test

I'm testing whether Photobucket continues to work.  I have read in numerous places on the web that they have stopped allowing linking to stored photos unless you pay 399 per annum.  I am not paying that and never will.

So I thought I would give it a try and see how long this post works (if at all).

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Back at work

It has been a long time since I sat at the desk and got serious painting done.  I spent an hour and a half last night and will get another hour done tonight.  So I thought I would celebrate my taking a photo and showing the variety of things that I want to finish before I move into something new.

So the photo below shows:
- 8 Numidian horsemen for 2 Impetus LC bases done awaiting varnish, basing and javelins
- 12 skirmishers for 2 Impetus S bases done awaiting varnish, basing and javelins
- 5 Gaul cavalry for 1 Impetus CM base with horses done and base coat on the riders
- half of a Saxon SYW 28mm infantry regiment that are using the wonderful Eureka figures.
- lastly a quick experiment with some Pendraken 10mm WWI British to see how they paint up and whether I can paint them to be happy with them.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

New 20mm PanzerLehr figures

For a long time many who game in WWII 20mm have wanted a range of Panzer Lehr figures with their peculiar uniform.

There is a very nice range of skirmishing / fighting infantry section being produced by my friend Simon Ford and Wartime miniatures (Linked here)

But the other news around the past few months is that Adler miniatures have also started a move into 20mm WII and one of their first ranges is Panzer Lehr.   

I've got figures from both Wartime and Adler and they go very well together.  I also think they both work well with AB. I use them as variety in the units.

A link to the range is here and a few photos below.

I am not connected with either Wartime or Adler.  But I am a very happy customer of Adler's for over 20 years.