Sunday, 18 November 2012


As this wee blog has hit the 40,000 mark I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for taking the time to have a look, leave a comment or two and to even decide to follow what is going on.

Here are a few photos of a game I had a while ago but have never got around to posting the photos . A peninsula game with the French defending in front of a Spanish town.

Thanks again to everyone.

Monday, 12 November 2012

ACW signal tower

Inspired by a blog post from Christopher at Bunker Hill back in January I decided to have crack at making my own signal tower.  The tower itself is made from twigs from the garden glued together and then bound with cotton soaked in PVA and then painted.  The figures are all spare artillery figures from Foundry.

Might look at doing a Union group and another tower one day but this would be after our large Gettysburg game.

Sunday, 4 November 2012


 Since the Borodino game we have had builders and painters etc here at home sorting out our house from all the earthquakes. They are still working here but not far from the end now. As a result all our furniture etc has had to be moved around. My books are still packed away, my painting table has been moved and I still can't get to my basing stuff.

I have however set up a Saga campaign for the boys, of which there will be more soon. We have only had one move so far but it did result in two battles.

With the success of the Borodino game, we are organising a 150th anniversary game of Gettysburg. This has meant that I need to paint more troops. I have painted one more unit so far but it still needs basing. So photos of this soon.

I have taken some of this time to sort through the mountain of photos from some of our games and do some catch up posts on the Southern Strategists blog.

I have just posted some pic's from a WW1 game on the Southern Strategists blog. This poor wee tank got taken out in the very first move of it's very first game.

It is a great looking tanking painted by David, one of the Southern Strategists, and I felt a little sorry for him and his tank so I took a few more photos of it and thought I would post them here.

Nice work David.