Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Casualties of war.

These are the last of my 54mm WW1 figures for the massive ANZAC diorama.

If you haven't been to Mustering the troops yet, go and take a look at the splendid work that over 100 Kiwi wargamers have been doing to make this project a reality.

ANZAC coin,
The Anzac coin design features a New Zealand and Australian soldier standing back to back with their heads bowed in remembrance. The mangopare (hammerhead shark) pattern symbolises strength and determination, and the silver fern reflects New Zealand’s national identity.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Turks for Gallipoli.

Finished off some more Turks for the 4000 figure diorama of the Battle of Chunuk Bair.

 These guys are very similar, in pose, to the last lot of Turks I painted.

 There are many more photos of other wargamer's work on the official blog "Mustering the Troops".

 From memory this diorama will be about 10 meters long. Should be rather impressive.

Started on my last bunch last night. All going according to plan they will be done by the end of the month.

MORE to be seen here.

Please take a look.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Foundry WW1 British

After many months I have finally finished off these WW1 British troops from Wargames Foundry.

 They sat undercoated for a long time waiting for that next stage in life.

 After they were painted they then had to wait again, this time for the basing.

Now they are done!

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Perry's WW1 Turks.

 Along with about 130 other Kiwi wargamers I have been painting up some of the 54mm WW1 troops that the Perry boys have designed for a rather massive diorama.

 For more information about this rather large painting endeavour check out Mustering the Troops for the latest news of what other wargamers have painted.

The figures have long pegs down from the feet for attaching to the diorama so no basing for us to do.

Started another batch last night. We have about 3 weeks left to paint 4000, 54mm fig's!

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Saturday, 7 March 2015

Zululand in 15mm

Some of the Friday night crew got together for a game the other week.

15mm Colonial, Volley and Bayonet using our Zulus and British troops.

 The British were to escort a few wagons and some settlers to the safe side of the river. Located at the other end of the table.

 A couple of moves into the game and the Zulu impis began to appear. The British cavalry, patrolling on the right flank uncovered the Zulu left horn but the right horn was able to spring their ambush from the cover of the scrub land on the unsuspecting British.

 The British held off the attack and then formed a large square with the wagons and civilians inside.

 The Zulus launched several attacks against the square but the accurate rifle fire was cutting them down most of the time. Occasionally a Zulu unit would break into the square but they were soon dealt too and forced to flee.

Zulu high command watching and directing from a safe distance.

 The British cavalry were waiting for a chance to run down disordered Zulus but that didn't look like it was going to happen. They had no choice but to get involved and take some of the heat off the square.

 Finally the British had thinned out the Zulus enough to make a break for the ford in the river.
But it was a bit late and the remaining British had to try to find the ford in the dark. The Zulus had done enough to slow up the wagon train and we called it  a draw.

Great night with the guys.
Thanks to Adrian for his help in running this game.