Friday, 31 October 2014

Secret Santa & Santa Clause ideas???

Civilian Party

North Star's new Civilian Party

So as you may have guessed I've joined both Secret Santa jollies this year, I've noticed on a few blogs some wishlists, so I thought I'd put a few ideas down myself.
Most things on my list are for my Donnybrook excursion with a little bit of 15mm thrown in for good measure!! The list is in no particular order..........

WLOA21 William of Orange and Patrick Sarsfield

WLOA23 William of Orange vignette

2 Personality packs from Warfare Miniatures

WLOA21 William of Orange and Patrick Sarsfield
WLOA23 William of Orange vignetteLink
WLOA925 Siege equipment A frame gun gin

More from Warfare Miniatures
WLOA925 Siege equipment A frame gun gin

WLOA10 Dismounted Dragoons in hat

Yet again more from Warfare
WLOA10 Dismounted Dragoons in hat


WLOA907 Two horse limber

Yeh I know more Warfare stuff!!
WLOA907 Two Horse Limber


Dixon Miniatures Grand alliance Rebels Codes GA12, 13 & 14 all with Farm Implements

Essex Miniatures pack - BRO71 European Armies: Musketeers in Long Coat & Wide Brim Hat,

 without Apostles: At ease, musket at 45 degrees

If you don't fancy any of that lot, any 25mm Civilians from the period 1650 to 1750ish or 15mm or 25mm wagons!!

Thanks Mr Santa!

Saturday, 25 October 2014

RP No 162 WWI French Dragoons

Can't believe I've actually painted something!!!! Due to me changing not only my job but my career, you may (or may not) have noticed a distinct lack of newly painted figures on my blog, come to think of it, my whole blogger presence has been a crap, both posting and commenting!! Oh how I long for the old days....... Ah Fran???
Anyway on with today's post, with a little help from Von Postie himself (ok a lot of help), we, yes we, finally got our last order finished for Battleaxe Painting Service. Postie has officially retired, so Battleaxe is now done and dusted!!
Matt's last unit is a 27 figure French Dragoon unit, from WWI, the figures are a mix of Battle Honours and Great War Miniatures....... And we're a complete bitch to paint up!!!!

Friday, 17 October 2014

SELWG 2014 - The pics

Rejects in the queue
Fran, Lee, Ian & Postie

Had a great day out last Sunday at SELWG, most of the Rejects attended, the show unfortunately did seem to be down in numbers, both traders and visitors, which is a shame because its a damned good show. For once we didn't eat our grub watching Waterpolo, Ian must have been feeling ill, because he bought us all lunch!!!!!
I spent most of my time chatting to other gamers and bloggers, including Tamsin, Kawe, Simon Miller, Alan Abbey & Steve n Steve

Anyway on with the games!!!!

Loughton Strike Force - Hill 112 Normandy 1944

Is that you??

Crush the Kaiser - The Battle of Tannenberg August 1914

Southend Wargames Club - Talavera, but not as we know it, 1709 WSS
 The boys from Southend do it again, they get my vote for Top Game at the show.
Moving the Napoleonic Battle of Talavera back in time to 1709


Mr Partridge, not sure what he's pointing at??

Or is that you??

Streatham & Tooting (Real Time Wargamers) - Home before the Leaves Fall

The Painters......not painting?? Must be lunchtime!

Robert Dunlop & Sons - The Battle of First Ypres 20th October 1914

Love the forest, that's how they should look!!

The Society of Ancients - Matinea 362BC

Shepway Wargames Club - Le Petit Villages WWII Normandy

Crossed Lances - Medieval Tourament

SELWG -  15mm Samurai Skirmish

Gravesend Wargamers Guild - ECW Muskets & Tomahawks

Tonbridge Wargames Club - The Battle of Cape St Vincent

Deal Wargames Society - Mayhem on the Mekong

Simon Miller - Kent 55BC
Using his own "To the strongest" rules
Another top game, with some fantastic looking figures!!!

Hubble Bubble Toil and Trouble

SEEMS - Hotham's First action, March 1795

Lots of talking going on.

Newbury & Reading Wargames Society - The Battle of Brienne Jan 1814

Peter Pig - PBI Company Commander

Essex Warriors - SYW
Some beautiful figures in this game!!!

Crawley Wargames Club - AD SPATIUM ACCEDIS
Chariot Racing!!!

I went over to have a chat with Col Bill, but his till had jammed and he was
busy reading through the instruction booklet.....poor chap!!!

Gravesend Wargams Club - Sudan Wars
Put that tongue away Reece!!
Postie even makes it in the pic????