Friday, 24 November 2017

The Eighth Annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge


Its that time of year again.........
But its a little different this year?

Please say hello to Minion Ray, he will be in charge on a Wednesday.
So gawd help any of you who get Wednesday's

Just blame Curt!



Curt's baffled me once again with his choices for the bonus rounds?
I have been buying a few odd figures here and there over the year hoping that I could fit them in somewhere in the bonus rounds, but he's surpassed his self this year!
The only easy one is the Musician??

'Flight' (January 6th submission / displayed January 7th / voting results January 14th)

'BFG: Big Freakin' Gun' (January 20st submission / displayed January 21st / voting results January 28th)

'Music/Musician' (February 3rd submission / displayed February 4th / voting results February 11th)

'Childhood' (February 17th submission / displayed February 18th / voting results February 25th)

'Monstrous' (March 3rd submission / displayed March 4th / voting results March 11th)

It's great that Curt's include terrain for the first time in a Challenge. I wonder how long it took Curt to come up with the points structure for these!?!?
I know its gonna give me a headache trying to work it all out!

I just want to wish everyone good luck and I'll apologise now to all you poor sods who get me on a Wednesday!

Friday, 10 November 2017

New Books


I've been adding a few books to my collection recently, all based in and around my favorite period of history.

The first Marlborough's Other Army, was bought at Broadside back in June, I gave it to my wife as it was going to be used as my Father's Day pressie from the kids. Unfortunately we both forgot about the book. I found it again a few weeks ago, still in the bag from when I bought it.
Its a little late in time period for me, but you rarely see anything from these battles on the warganing table. The last time I saw this being played was a great looking game from Southend Wargames Group a few years back.
Steve Ede-Borrett's The Army of James II was an absolute must for anyone with even the slightest interest in the period.
Edwin at Diplomatist books had the next book up for sale, The Siege of Londonderry 1689. I thought this'd be a great addition to my collection. Cheers Edwin
Lastly on a trip to Rochester I picked up the last book, Monmouth's Rebels by Peter Earle.

Now I've only had a quick flick through all the books and shall look forward to giving them a read..........one day!


Saturday, 28 October 2017

SELWG 2017


Better late than never
Here's my take on SELWG 2017......
I've always loved SELWG, ever since getting into the daft hobby of ours many moons ago. I'm sorry to say that the show seemed to have slipped in the past few years IMHO, but this year I'm extremely happy to say it was back to its very best!
Yes there were a few traders and games missing, but it was still a crackin' show!
The standard of games were excellent and most were historical for a change!!!


Well that was a first... me and Postie were the first to arrive!
Tickets numbers 1 & 2!
And Postie still managed to push in!


My favourite game of the show went to Gravesend Wargames Club's  WWII game, Taking the Pissoir











Is that you?


South London Warlords - Invasion of the  Dalaks!!




Anti-Alchemists - Texas War of Independence 1835




Essex Warriors - Siege of Maldon 917AD





Me and Postie bumped into that famous wargaming dame, Tamsin.
No I'm not that tall, they're just both very very short!
(Pinched from BigLee's blog)


Crawley Wargames Club - Landsnecht!



I want one!!!!






Deal Wargmes Club - 7TP v the Panzers
Prudka River 4th Sept 1939
The Ugly Little Monster Burned like a Torch






Maidstone Wargames - Fenris



 Granville & Arkwright
or
BigLee and Clint


Friday Night Fire Fight 




Simon Miller - To the Strongest
The Battle of Ruspina







Not sure who - Looks like Napoleonics?




Or is that you?


Peter Pig - Spanish Civil War





Eastbourne Wargames Club - ACW
Using Trevor from Redoubt Minis collection







Loughton Strike Force - General de Armee





Upstairs near the Bring & Buy


Gravesend Gamers Guild - Panzer Vor



GLC Games Club - Mission: The Red Badge of Courage


Society of Ancients - Sentinum 295BC



Newbury & Reading Wargames Society - Stoke Field 1487






The games are in full swing


Streatham & Tooting - WotR or Condottieri?





Shepway Wargamers - Brittania 417AD









Bring & Buy


Tunbridge Wells Wargames Society - Sand & Salami
WWII El Ghiblets Nov 1940






The Headless Man on a Spit boys!!