Tuesday, 6 November 2018

BLAM 2018 Sunday VSF game

There has been a sort of tradition that Sunday is VSF day and this year was no exception. As most people leave on the Sunday throughout the day (various trains and planes to catch etc) it was a sort of ‘pick me up’ game with people coming and going as the day went on.

Not too much of a report as the game is part of a long running campaign which can be read on the Red Planet Miniatures blog (although I have several games to put on there to catch up before I post this one).

The basic plot was that a British Officer by the name of Allan Farquarson had been having his wicked way with the Imperial Japanese Princess and tensions between the Japanese and British empires had becomes strained to the point of war.

The Japanese has captured Allan and were holding him in an allied City Martian outpost waiting for a large relief column to come and extract him to earth. The British and their allies; the Germans and Americans, were out to take him back...

Suffice to say, they succeeded.


Friday, 2 November 2018

BLAM 2018 Cartel game

So, onto the second day and second game of the weekend. Film style drugs cartels.

Again, four players for this one; two cartel gangs, one D.E.A group and a small squad of marine corp. 

The head Luchadore (a cartel boss) needed to be stopped boarding his plane after sealing a deal that would make his gang the most powerful in Colombia. One of the cartel gans was there to kill him, another was there to save him, the marines were there to ‘delete the asset’ and the D.E.A needed him alive. 

The rules were a modified version of Fistful of Lead which is our ‘go to’ rules set and will be available on my website at the start of November. 

Four games were played and it ended up with one technical win for the marines, one outright win for the marines, and a win each for the two cartel gangs. The D.E.A had the use of a couple of four by fours but no one seemed to want to use them that much and just got out and started shooting. 

Again, no battle report as such but pictures in sequence. 


Saturday, 27 October 2018

BLAM 2018 Boxer Rebellion game

Apologies for the lack of posts recently, I’ve been doing some freelance work which has sapped all my time but I did get a chance to have a weekend of gaming 😊

Three days of gaming goodness at a local pub with about 30 others of various nationalities.

The first game I hosted was a small Boxer Rebellion one. The rules were a simplified version of Muskets and Tomahawks and there were four players; two Chinese and two Japanese.

The Chinese player had to get into the village compound and kill at least two units and the Japanese had to stop them. All within four turns. The Chinese could recycle units as they were of a poorer quality than the Japanese (and also, they weren’t behind barricades).

The game was played three times and it ended up with two Chinese victories and one Japanese but to be fair the first Chinese victory was down to some rather splendid dice rolling on their part and some rubbish rolling from the Japanese.

On to the photos. Not much of a battle report but the photos are here in sequence. The buildings are from my Chinese building range, the Japanese are from my Japanese figure range and the Chinese are predominantly Wargames Foundry.

Next up will be the cartel game.


Monday, 24 September 2018

A journey to the Empire - Covered bridge

Just a quick post for this evening of a covered bridge and a 'dead' tree for my Empire project. The bridge is made to fit a river board but is removable as I have other bridges for different games that can fit there as well. The tree is a piece of dead lavender and scale quite nicely.

The bridge took a while to build using plenty of engineers square and jigs. The walls were made and painted separately before being stuck on as they are quite fragile. The roof and tower were stuck on after that and then painted.

The tree was given a coupe of drybrushes and stuck on a base which was treated the normal way.


Saturday, 22 September 2018

A quick little church

Got a little church to do for David Imrie for his medieval collection. Still needs a base and I’ll be doing a graveyard (medieval version) to go along with it.

Rather enjoyed doing this one. The mains carcass is lasered acrylic clad in styrene sheet with micro strip additions.

It was base coated grey and various speckles were added in different colours. It was then given a brown ink wash and drybrushed a lighter grey than the base coat. Some suitable weathering was added to finish it off. The base was done in the normal way but with the additions of some grave slabs and a couple of bits of hedge that will ‘join’ onto the separate graveyard base; more on which later.


Friday, 14 September 2018

Greek temple under construction.

Got a rush job in from Andy Hobday (nice chap) for a Greek temple that was under construction.

Interesting little project and slightly different to a ‘normal’ wargames build as it’s supposed to be new.

Fairly simple build, blue foam for the most part with resin columns (made years ago but the mould has gone) and acrylic bases. Crafts paints for the colours and I thought a bit of red on the floor would be a nice detail.

One of the scaffold bases is clear so it can be placed in the temple or outside.

Dropping it off at Colours tomorrow but I'm sure it'll make an appearance around the show circuit soon.


Monday, 10 September 2018

What I have recently painted

Something a little different this time and hopefully a regular/irregular feature. Basically it’s what I’ve painted figure wise recently. I don’t get much time for my own stuff at the moment but I do try to squeeze it in here and there so below are a few shots of figures I’ve painted over the past month or two or three with a brief outline of the projects they are for but in no particular order.

An Eldar dreadnaught for an old school project which is mainly concentrating on orks and Imperial guard. The head now has a coat of gloss varnish on it but it's a sod to take decent photos of lol. No reason to have other little forces though :-)

Copplestone/EM4 figures for a small cartel project. I've gone for an eighties feel and hopefully the colours and t-shirt logos convey this. Everyone else in the project has gone for high tech moderns. I tend to get beaten a lot lol.

 Austrian officer from Victrix I think. Austrians were my first Napoleonic force years and years ago (15mm) so it sort of fits to do them again. I do need to buy quite a few more though lol.

Star Wars! It's actually a Pig Iron figure with a Crooked Dice head. I've got a fair few other Pig Iron figures to do and most, if not all need some head work doing. The troopers are the Wizards of the Coast bendy plastics.

These are my own range of Boxer Rebellion Japanese infantry but with Perry plastic pith helmet heads and they are for the Royal Interplanetary Society for my ever expanding Mars project.

These are the GW plastic knights that have had some bits swaps and I think the conversions work fine. The leader is based on the GW Green Knight model with an Elector Count rider who's had arms and a hat conversion.

And finally we have a single knight from Crusader Miniatures painted for a potential Robin Hood project. No idea about the heraldry, I made it up.