Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope Santa brings you everything you want and remember to eat, drink and be merry.

Saturday, 21 November 2009


Well, Smoggycon is now just a week away, so just a quick reminder that we'll be putting on the Battle of Trafalgar, so if you're going please feel free to pop along and say hi. We'll be in the bar, much to Peeler's delight I'm sure lol.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

10mm ACW

In my last post I mentioned that I bought some 10mm ACW. Well after a bit of painting I've just finished my first base of Union infantry, so here they are. I've uploaded two pictures, one with the flash and one without. I couldn't decide which was better.

They are based on 100mm x 30mm magnetic bases. The figures themselves are from Magister Militum and are pretty good value in my opinion. A pack of 30 infantry costs £4.50 or the same for a pack of 12 cavalry. They also sell brigade packs at £21 each which include 4 packs of infantry or cavalry, 3 artillery with crew and a brigade commander.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Showtime in Derby

Yesterday, me and Doug went along to the Derby show. Early start for us both but we didn't suffer too much. We arrived just before the show opened and went off for a look round. This is a picture of the venue to give a sense of how big the show really is.
First I went to have a look at the Leipzig Lite game put on by Baccus. It uses a quick play set of rules allowing the battle to be fought in about an hour. I had a go with the French and got hammered by a little kid, not good I know but I had been told the French never win so I took comfort from that.

Next to it was another 6mm Napoleonic game using Baccus figures, this really did look impressive and really demonstrated the pros of using 6mm figures. The last picture shows the sheer scale of this game.

Next up was a 6mm Seven Years War game. I've met the guys who run the game before at the Baccus gaming day, really good guys who don't take themselves too seriously. They certainly know how to game too with music from the period and drinking wine.

Upstairs was a nice Wargods game. Basically an Egyptian Mythology game.

One game you couldn't miss was the St Nazaire game. I have seen this a couple of times before and it really is impressive.
I went round and got a few goodies including some 10mm ACW which I have big plans for, so watch this space. Also some Kallistra ratmen for our 10mm DBF games, then had a look round at the rest of the games on offer.

We set off at about 3:45 and went in search of somewhere to have tea, or more specifically a KFC. I got back home just before it got dark, completely exhausted but worth it. It was a well needed day off to help me forget about things. Thanks once again to Doug for his company.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Nazi Zombies gameplay

Some of you may have read various rambling posts going on about Nazi Zombies. Some of you will know what I'm talking about, but for those who don't, let me explain. On Call of Duty World At War there is an unlockable mode which is a zombie survival where you go up against wave upon wave of zombies. You can play this with a friend or go solo. Here is a video I created showing some gameplay footage from the PC version Please let me know what you think.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Battlestations Pacific gameplay

Here's a video I created showing some gameplay footage from the new Battlestations Pacific game. It is the follow up to Battlestations Midway. This time round there are more units to choose from as well as uprated graphics. My brother and I really like this game and have had plenty of fun on the multiplayer modes.
To view this video click the following link

Saturday, 4 July 2009

The Falklands in 1/600 scale

Here is a little work in progress. It's a few of my Tumbling Dice planes which I've finally got round to photographing. I still have a few more to do, but here's the Argentinians so far.

First some Mirage IIIs

Followed by some Super Etendards

and finally a couple of Canberras

Then just to finish, a few group photos

Thursday, 2 July 2009

6mm Republican Romans

In my St Helens post I referred to a 6mm Roman army which I found on the bring and buy. Well I've now taken some photos of the army to share with everyone. They are based so that I can use them for either Warmaster Ancients or DBA, which I'm quite pleased about.

Phalanx 20th June 2009

Well it's been a busy few weeks for me but hopefully now I should be able to be a bit more active adding new content to my blog as my computer is now complete. A couple of weeks ago I went to the Phalanx wargames show in St Helens along with Peeler, Mini Peeler, Doug and my brother (alias Gman).
We started the day off by having a light breakfast at the Highwayman near York.

Fully fueled up and ready we set off for the show. First we decided to have a look at the bring and buy to see what goodies we could find. Peeler and I were really pleased to find two 6mm ancient armies fully painted and based, I got a Republican Roman army for £30 and Peeler got a Carthaginian army for £40 (look out for future battle reports). After that we made our way into the show to have a look round. Here are some pictures of some of the games.

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