Wednesday 16 December 2015

ANDREIVIA - Turkish Armour

I have started preparing my Turkish forces for next years Andreivia game in April. First up 3 x M60 MBT's. Got these from Brummie from The Guild and I will give them a new paint job and base them up ready for the game.

Sunday 7 June 2015

Help Identifying B&B Purchase

Got these a few years ago at the Penkridge Wargame Tabletop sale and not sure what they are. I am pretty sure they are French WWII but not sure on manufacturer or type. I am thinking that they are possibly Scotia and are maybe H39's but not sure.

Any help appreciated.


Tuesday 14 April 2015

Charity Shop Bargain

Picked this up today at one of our many High Street charity shops for £2.99.

I think they are still going for around £17.00 so I was surprised to see it for £2.99. Worth it just for the 2 Higgins Boats. I am sure they will come in handy for Andreivia!

TERRAIN - New Boards

As some of you know my local Costa Coffee very kindly keep the advertising boards for me after they change them over. So every month or so I get three 2' x 2' boards which are great for table boards as they are quite heavy so always sit flat.

I picked up a couple of cans of the sand textured spray paint from B&Q and sprayed up four of the boards.

They will be useful for lots of things, Force on Force, Pulp, INEPTT, Arc of Fire to mention a few. On my next trip to Hobbycraft I will pick up a can of the grey spray paint we use for the Andreivia base boards and I will spray the other sides so I can use them for city terrain as well as desert. I plan to start building some Pulp/INEPTT terrain pieces next.

15MM NAPOLEONICS - The Black Legion (Leib Battalion)

I got a couple of hours yesterday to sit down and crack on with my first unit of 15mm Napoleonics, the Brunswick Leib Battalion. The figures are Essex Miniatures that I have had for a while, an impulse buy after reading an article in a magazine about the Black Legion. Now for all you die hard Napoleonics players I believe these are in the 1809 garb not the Hundred Days garb but they may get outings in both and I am quite happy using them for both. Andy Canham asked if I was going the Gauntlet this year and I can get there on the Saturday so we are going to put on a 15mm Napoleonics game using the Black Powder rules. So I have quite a bit to get painted between now and July. Still need bases finished.

Saturday 11 April 2015

15MM NAPOLEONICS - The Black Legion

During the recent Crisis Point weekend I got talking with fellow gamer Andy Canham from the Deeside Defenders about their recent 15mm Black Powder Napoleonic game and how much it brought back memories of playing SYW games with 15mm Essex Figures and after a few emails I decided to paint some Essex Brunswick figures I bought on impulse after an article in one of the magazines.

Now it has been about 10 years since I painted a 15mm figure as I was out of the hobby for a few years and for the last 4 years have been concentrating on 6mm Moderns and 20mm Moderns but with the renewed enthusiasm from Andy and Co. at Deeside I decided it was time!

I had a few packs of Leib Battalion and I have also got some Light Infantry to do. First up I thought I best see how my painting skills were after 10 years of painting Russian Green! I started by just painting 3 of the Leib Battalion figures to see if I was happy with them. I have been reading a bit about the 'Black Legion' as they were known and I have since realised that the Essex Figures are earlier (1809 ish) not Hundred Days figures. But as there is only one battalion I am not too bothered.

So the first three!