Sunday, 22 May 2016

Zombies, Part 2

Our survivors along with their new found friends came across an abandoned farm house a mile or two up the road from the camp site in part one. The farm house provided somewhere to stay for a while. However their supplies are running low and it is now time to venture out again.

Another mile or so down the road they come to a small town and more zombies.

The town of Colesburg.
 Heading into town the survivors  begin to search for the necessities of life, food, water and ammo.
 It does not take long for the zombie hoard to appear.
 We searched the wrecked cars and abandoned houses for anything useful.
 Close to the outskirts of the town we noticed a lot of action around a bus, not moving and in the middle of the road.
 Clearly there were more survivors in the bus.  But could we help, should we help.
 We had split up our group to cover more ground quickly and planned on meeting up again before leaving the area.
 The people in the bus could see us and they decided to fight their way out and try and reach us. It seemed that at that point in time dozens more zombies appeared and they all headed towards the bus.
 In the end we felt we had to at least try and help them, so down the road we went.
 After all the hard work of zombie bashing it was time to get out of town.

 Most of us got away from the bus area only to run into even more zombies.
 By now we had learnt that one of the new survivors was a pilot. Apparently there is an airport not too far from here.
 Fighting our way past these last zombies we headed for the airport...................

A drone operated by a newspaper reporter was seen buzzing about taking photos for a news report.

Well it is not all over yet.  We plan to play out the next part in a couple of weeks.

Thanks again to Bradley for all his hard work in running this game. Thanks also to Clinton for supplying some of the photos and Nathan at Natholeon's Empires for painting most if not all of the figures.

Saturday, 14 May 2016

More Home Guard

Painted up the heavy weapons set of the Home Guard figures from Foundry.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Zombie Campaign , Day One

A few weeks back we started a mini campaign involving a land that was being over- run by Zombies and a bunch of brave survivors trying to live long enough to escape.

Part one is set in a forest. A road runs up the middle and then splits into two. The survivors need to get off the table via one of the two roads. They also need to find more ammo, food and water along the way.

 All the roads were littered with wrecked cars.
 Searching these cars gave us some more food and water.
 The further into the forest we got the more Zombies appeared.
 Every now and then we would find a Zombie lurking in one of the cars.
 One car contained 3 or 4 Zombies. They just kept coming out, more and more and more!
 We made the decision to stick together and we took the right road.

 We came across a camp site with a number of women staying there.
After talking to the women they decided to join with us. We had found enough supplies for all so now it was just a matter of getting off the table.

Towards the end of the day a couple of humans were taken out by the Zombies, the rest of us got away..........

More to come.

Monday, 25 April 2016

The Home Guard

I painted these back in February but it has taken until Saturday to get the basing finished.

Two sets of Foundry Home Guard. In hind sight I probably should have bought the guys in the steel helmets rather than two sets of the same. Too late now!

Today is April 25th, ANZAC day down in this part of the world.

 Both sets of figures on evening exercises. Home made poppies made by my wee man.

 A couple of photos taken on Saturday by my wife when we visited Cranmer Square.
A cross and a poppy for each person killed from the Canterbury area. So far the crosses are for those killed in 1915 and 1916, next year they will add those killed in 1917.

We will remember them.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

15mm ACW

Over the past couple of months I have been busy re- basing my 15mm ACW armies. Although I really hate re- basing, the bases for these guys have been bugging me for years. Originally I painted 99% of these guys about 20 years ago.

Based mainly for Regimental Fire and Fury they could still be used for other sets of rules.

With the bases done that meant we needed to have a game.
At Easter a few of us got together for a wee game with the recently re- based fig's.

The game began with the Union holding an area of ground in front of the Rebel advance. Both sides were feeding in reinforcements every second turn. 

Eventually it was decided that the Union had done enough damage to the Confederates that they would have to give up.