Thursday, 31 March 2011

Little Inkerman

Well the final pieces for the Little Inkerman project turned up on monday - just in time as I'd finished painting and basing the remaining Russian. These new pieces have been based and will get a daub of paint later today. Pictures of progress so far are here.

Also been spending on Amazon, suddenley got an interest in the English Civil War particularly the Battle for Adwalton Moor - originaly came across this battle at a local renactment day, so I've ordered a couple of books on the subject. Some shots of the re-enactment I took in 2009 - a lot more photo's here.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

1/72 HMMWV

Bought the Revel HMMWV 1/72nd set. Contains 2 models - an ammunition carrier and the cargo troop carrier. Continued to paint the U.S. moderns and added some more colour to the 15mm archers and welsh spearmen.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

New Order Placed

Placed my order with Irregular Miniatures for the remaining Russian & British Crimean pieces for Inkerman. Nearly finshed another 40 bases of the Russian - just the flags to finish, give the minatures a gloss and paint the bases (sounds like a lot when I type it - but that's the beauty of 2mm only half an hours work).

Finished basing some 15mm Museum Miniatures' Medieval Lancers for my Storm of Arrows army.

Also finished the 15mm Special forces figures to do battle with the zombies...

Bought some 1/72 plastic (Mars). Modern U.S. Soldiers & Mujahideen at the weekend for Force on Force. The figure detail is quite good but there is a lot of flash to clean up. But at only £3.99 for 30 U.S. Troops and £4.99 for 40 Mujahideen I don't think I can complain - plus I don't think there are any unusable models in either set. Started painting the U.S. - not too sure I've got the colours right, looking to do the 2001 desert camo pattern used in Afghanistan.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

15mm Welsh Spearmen

Donnington "New Era" Welsh Spearmen. Picked these up at Vapnartak. Very nice figures, shame my painting doesn't do them justice :( Got another 4 bases to undercoat and paint.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Games Night

Turned up at the club last night a few games going on, Boer war, couple of DBA games and a 7 years war engaement.

Ian brought a long a copy of Worthington Games' Wars for America boardgame. The scenario played was Fort Duquesne - French and Indians (me) ambush a British column (Jim) escorting supplies as they close in on the French Fort ( ) . The game played well and the result fell to the French, the Indians being very effective picking off the British from the surrounding woods, the game outcome actually reflected the historical outcome - and I managed to pick off Washington.

Only gripes were the way unit strength is denoted by the value being printed in the corners and the unit rotated and flipped, if the counters are knocked it's easy to lose track of the units strength. Also the number of dice thrown to resolve combat remains the same however damaged the unit is. The thought was to replace the playing pieces with 6mm figures, the number of figures reflecting the unit strength.

Large Napoleonics game on Saturday - must remember to take the camera.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

2mm Crimean Armies

Ordered these 2mm Crimean armies at the end of last year from Irregular for use with the free Esprit de Corp rules I got from Miniature Wargames, I'm intending to fight the Little Inkerman scenario in MW 329.

First up the British - 5 battallions, still need 1 more batallion (8 bases) + 1 base to represent the Gaurds company.

British Command : Lacy Evans (C-in-C), Pennefather and Adams.

British Artillery:

Russian Battallions :  2 battallions & 2 companies out of 7 battallions. Already have 2 more battallions based waiting primer and paint, just the 3 X command and the 1 X Artillery to base, and then the final 32 bases to order then from Irregular.

Next up 15mm Donnington "New Era" Welsh Spear.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Force On Force

 Saw this game at York the other week and managed to have a flick through a sample copy and thought it looked interesting, placed my order with Amazon also preordered the Vietnam expansion which is due out October.

Zombie Nation

Finished basing the 15mm Zombies that I got for a couple of quid off ebay. Not particularly bloody zombies - more Scooby-Doo than Living Dead but these are for playing with the kids after all.

Next up for this game is a group of special ops - oh and to find a set of rules that I like.

20mm WW2 101st US Airborne

Finished the majority of the Battalion HQ, just the 81mm mortar to add. Based around Rapid Fires 502nd PIR.

502nd PIR HQ

Commander (Italeri)
HQ Aide (Italeri)

OP Team

OP Team Radio Operator (Kelly's Heroes)

1st Battalion Head Quarters

Kelly's Heroes CO
Kelly's Heroes Radio Operator

HQ Company

2 X Kelly's Hreoes Bazooka
1 X Kelly's Heroes 60mm Mortar
1 X 30 Cal MMG (Kelly's Heroes)