Monday, February 24, 2014

Something new- ADF in Afghanistan

For a long time I have wanted to do some Aussies in Afghanistan. Problem was I am firmly a 28mm man and whilst I have the excellent 20mm Wartime Miniatures Aussies and Talibs I really wanted some 28mm. Enter Skirmish Sangin and their Aussie/NZers My other issue was the fact that a few club members are serving soldiers and I know one served in Afghanistan.When i said that if they objected to it i wouldn't do it they  they gave me their blessing for the project and are actually hoping to play in some games!

Lovely sculpts so i bought almost a platoon worth and now have painted them. The only problem is they dont sell enough troopers with UGL on their F88s. There should be one in every brick(4 man fireteam, 2 bricks makes a section) from my research. So have ordered some more and will be converting up the F88 GLA. Now hopefully they do some with Mag58s and M3s so i can do some Manoeuvre Support teams.
Here are my photos!

Now to paint some Taliban to fight!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Its been a while.
Here are some Stradiots for my Renaissance collection

Painted by my good chum the Cardinal.

Friday, April 5, 2013

ACW galore and the Peacock Brigade!

I received a package today from the Phillipines. My Peacock Brigade!! Weed's Brigade at Gettysburg

   BG Stephen H. Weed (k)
   Col Kenner Garrard
  • 140th New York: Col Patrick O'Rorke (k), Ltc Louis Ernst, Maj Isaiah Force
  • 146th New York: Col Kenner Garrard, Ltc David T. Jenkins
  • 91st Pennsylvania: Ltc Joseph H. Sinex
  • 155th Pennsylvania: Ltc John H. Cain

The packaging was superb! No breaks whatsoever ( however i did manage to snap a musket off in my ham handed unpacking!)
The models are wonderfully painted and based up, all i had to do was put the flags on the banners which Fons had kindly supplied for me anyways! Check out MMPS and order some figures you wont be disappointed!
Superb service and very fast turn around I think it was about 4 weeks from ordered to in my hands!
On to some pictures

I am so chuffed with these guys! Thanks Fons!

While I was at it I took some photos of my Rebs

A wise man once said to me that once you focus on one project it picks up a momentum of its own. In the last 4 weeks my 28mm ACW collections has grown from 6 Confederate regiments of 24 figures to 17 CSA regiments, 3 Guns a cavalry regiment and the Union Zouave brigade plus one union regiment I have painted myself.
I have bought about 12 of these regiments all up(some from my chum The Cardinal and the Zouaves from MMPS )and painted 7 in the last 4 weeks myself!
Cant wait to play in the practice game on Sunday at Hall of Heroes!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

ACW game at Hall of Heroes

Played in a practice game for Junes big Gettysburg refight today at Hall of Heroes at Campbelltown.
We are using the Black Powder rules and had a lengthways meeting engagement.
Seriously the most fun I have had gaming in quite a while. Everytime I play the BP rules and with Ralph and the boys I thoroughly enjoy myself. The rules suit me and the group are just like me in their attitude to gaming, very gentlemanly!!! Thanks to Ralph, Troy, Philip, Bryan and Duncan for a great day! Here are some photos I took on my phone-

Monday, March 4, 2013

Painting up a storm and Rebel officer

In the last 2 weeks i have painted 4 lots of 24 man Confederate units in preparation for June's Gettysburg game at Hall of Heroes.
I am really enjoying them and whilst it wont win any painting awards I think its fine for table top standard. I will post some pictures up later in the week, as long as they come up passable with the camera!
I have also just converted an officer for one of the next lot of regiments. All i have done is added a beard with greenstuff but i like him and he will be the command for one of my Texas regiments i think

I will post a piccie when I have painted him!

Friday, February 15, 2013

The Battle of Ferozeshah

Last night I had the privilege of playing in a game of WRG set in the Anglo_Sikh wars using the lovely Wargames Foundry figures scuplted by my favourites the Perry's.
Alan Knight graciously organised the night at the pub and supplied the figures .
Rob and Grant played the roles of the British while Dave and I changed our last name to Singh for the night.
Was a great game and my brigade of irregular Sikh managed to devastate the British right wing even breaking a much vaunted British square! Unheard of!

Rob had managed to destroy the Sikh cavalry and was about to challenge the Sikh regulars in the middle when we called it a night and a Sikh victory....Shows you what the Sikhs could have done if led better! :)
Here are some photos from the night. First time I have played in a  pub and it was very enjoyable thanks to Alan for the game!

The deadly irregular brigade!!