Sunday, 14 December 2014

28mm Bridges

Yet again I have been painting for others. These are resin bridges in 25/28mm for Chris to add to his Medieval farm that I painted up a month or two ago.

One of them is from Hovels but the other I have absolutely no idea!

 All the foliage on this one, is to cover up imperfections in the casting.

The other bridge has cast on grass and bushes that I have added static grass and some foliage to.

 The little gate house/ toll both is rather cool. It is a separate casting that I have left as a separate piece.

Both are nice models that were easy enough to paint.
Hopefully Chris will be happy with the results.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Foundry Vikings

Picked up these Vikings a few months ago and have been slowly painting them in between other projects.

This is about half the number of figures I picked up. The rest are about half painted and should be finished by about the end of the year.

I did take several photos from the front but managed to screw all but a couple up, so I have given an extra one or two from the rear!

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Blog Prize

Back in September Edwin from Thoughts of a depressive diplomatist ran a blog giveaway.
I was very lucky to have won a prize, some lovely model vehicles.

Today when I got home from work there they were sitting there waiting for me.

 Cool card from Edwin too. It is a photo of a miniature railway in Wales.

Add these to the one I received from Tamsin earlier in the year and that is 5 sets of wheels I have gained.

It was getting a bit dark by the time I took the photos tonight so apologies for the crap quality.

Thanks very much again Edwin.
If you have not been to Edwin's blog I can  certainly recommend a visit.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

British rear guard action.

Friday night saw us play a Rear Guard game using our 28mm Napoleonics.

Nothing too special in the setup, French attacking and outnumbering the Brit's 2:1 and
the British controlling a pass through the hills.

 The British setup most of their troops on the reverse slope ( and therefore did not have to place them on the table) and waited for the French to reach the ridge.
 The French army preparing to advance towards the British held ridge.
 One regiment of infantry and two batteries of guns was all the French could see.
 French light and medium cavalry advanced along one flank while....
 .....their heavy cavalry advanced along the other.
 As the French army approached the ridge more of the British army came into view.
 The French left flank prepare to take this end of the ridge.
 On the French right flank their cavalry charge into the British cavalry. Eventually the British heavy cavalry will hold off the French horse on this flank. On the other flank however the French faced little opposition.
Needless to say the one infantry regiment and single gun battery didn't last long and soon there was French cavalry in the rear of the British.

 The British rear guard had slowed the French advance just enough and could now slip away as the darkness of the night began to set in.

Apologies for the photo quality.
Very enjoyable game with good friends.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Medieval Fortified Farm

Over the past few weeks I have been busy working away on this wee project. Finally finished the flocking etc yesterday.

The Medieval Fortified Farm from Hudson & Allen.

 Unfortunately this belongs to someone else so I guess I have to give it back now.

 Made some gates for the main entrance. It didn't look right without them.

 Removable roof piece on the stable. A bit of hay for the farmer to move around.
 The roof and top story of the main house is also removable.

Wouldn't mind this for myself. Great model and a pleasure to paint. Might have to give the Lion Rampant rules a try soon so that we can give this farm some action.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Friday Night Fighting

Met up with a couple of the lads for a wee WW2 bash.

Early war Germans attacking the French.

The rules were slightly modified Rapid Fire.

German aircraft surveying the advancing French.
The French quickly advanced to take up positions in the towns with the plan of holding the Germans on the other side of the river for as long as possible.

 The French made good use of the local countryside. Hedge rows and tree lines being put to use as cover for the artillery and antitank guns.

 The German main force headed towards the bridge while a secondary force crossed the river at a ford further down steam.

 The German force at the ford came under intense fire from the French in the nearby town and the artillery in the trees with heavy loses inflicted on the German armour and artillery.
 The main German attack was able to cross the bridge almost unhindered.
 With tanks leading the charge the Germans headed for the town to their front.

French infantry lurking in a wood near the bridge.

 With the German force at the ford forced to go to ground the French reserves attacked the main German force.
 The Germans were forced to divert their tanks to hold off the French reserves while the panzer-grenadiers headed for the town.
 The tank battle in the centre resulted in the Germans destroying the French armour to the point that the French had no choice but to bug out leaving the the field, and the towns to the Germans.
The remainder of the German secondary force sheltering amongst some rough ground after suffering heavy casualties from the French.
Another great nights gaming.

Thanks again to Adrian for supplying the troops and buildings.