Thursday, 24 April 2014

Essex Medieval Knights

Started painting these fig's more than 15 years ago!! Finally they are done!

My original intention was to do a Scottish Medieval army but way back then I was having trouble getting much in the way of info. Now, as a couple of us are making up some medieval armies I have gone for a more fictitious army in order to be able to make use of all the medieval figures I have lying around.

 Essex Knights....the first 4.
 The two blue figures were painted many years ago!
 Home made flag. Looking at it now I think it should have been red and green, not blue and white.

 The troops so far....... More to come yet.
If you think 15 or so years is bad for getting round to painting up some fig's then read on!
 Painted and based up these stone walls this week too. They have been semi painted for a few years but never got round to basing them. About 40 years ago I saved up my pocket money for weeks and weeks till I had enough to send away to Britain to get them. After waiting for months for them to arrive I open the parcel only to find that the long ones were broken in half. Vac formed stuff didn't travel too well across the world. Now hidden by the Woodland Scenic clump foliage.

Anyway I have now painted them up and based them for use in my games.

I think the maker for the stone walls was an outfit called "Bellonia" but I could be wrong.

The MDF bases for the knights were supplied by" Bradder's War Bases". Thanks Brad.

Tomorrow is ANZAC Day

99 years ago 


Lest we forget.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Southern Strategists demo game

Over the Easter break the Southern Strategists ran a demo game at the New Zealand Nationals.

The battle of Polotsk 1812.

A full report here 

plus photos from some of the other games on during the weekend.

A great way to spend a few days.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

WW2 Jungle Village

Finally finished off the remaining buildings of the Jungle village for a fellow gamer.

I added an "L" shaped building for something a bit different. It has a courtyard within the the L that was made big enough to accommodate an  HMG or the likes of several command figures.

The other addition is a rectangular building with a walkway along either side of the long sides .

To finish off there is a lookout tower. Again this was made with an area big enough to take more than one figure.

 The "L" shaped building.

 All doors open and shut, roofs are removable and the buildings can be raised or on ground level.

The last of the buildings.
...and another view of the last one.

 The tower has a rope ladder that leads to a trap door in the floor. The roof comes off too. The area at the top is large enough to place about four figures on 25mm bases.

I think they would all benefit from a bit of weathering. I believe the new owner is planning on putting them on their own individual bases. Perhaps then would be the time.



Sunday, 6 April 2014

Zombie game

Rushed home from work on Friday night and headed out from a Zombie game. Returned home within 10 minutes to grab the camera that I had forgotten and arrived 20 minutes late only to find that others had forgotten the painted Zombies! At this point I had decided to not bother with photos but as the shopping centre looked so good I did take a few in the end.

With all the unpainted figures it's a bit hard to work out who is who , but basically there were half a dozen humans that went into the shopping centre to find some food.
Shopping centre and carpark.
 Having fought off a few zombies in the carpark the humans entered the mall and began to search through the left hand side shops.
One of Brad's Zombie dogs.

Zombies entering the shopping centre ground floor down an escalator.

Food court area.

 We found some food and a bit more ammo in the bank and cafe. In the bank we also found a young girl holding a pistol. Turned out she was a pretty good shot too!
 By the time we were in the food court we were getting overwhelmed. Almost out of ammo and having lost four of our guys. It was time to run. The rest of us managed  to escape back through some holes in the walls then through a door at the back of the bank, then out into the carpark and away. Two of the original six humans and the wee girl made to safety.
Apart from the two dogs these were the only other painted fig's in the game.
Over at the Southern Strategists blog is a bunch of photos from our recent Dark Age game.