Thursday, 13 September 2012

DBN Battle of Valmy

Last night at Peeler's house we had a small DBN game depicting the battle of Valmy between the Prussians and the French. 9 victory points was the target, the French began the game in control of the 3 villages meaning that they had 3 victory points to begin with.

The two armies started fairly close together so it wasn't long before casualties started to appear. The artillery on both sides started to inflict casualties on the cavalry.

Both sides continue to inflict casualties from firing and the French lose one unit of cavalry. Meanwhile both sides clash on the French right flank.

 the French cavalry charge the Prussian cavalry and destroys one unit of cavalry, but is then overrun by the rest of the Prussian cavalry.

Both sides continue to battle hard in melee but in the end the French come out victorious.

Thanks to Tim and Peeler for a good game with tea and cake.

Monday, 23 July 2012

A weekend away in Sheffield

I spent the weekend in Sheffield for two days of gaming related fun. Baccus were having their open day on the Saturday showing how they produce the figures and giving a brief history of the company. We were shown round by Peter who explained how no metal is wasted because they recycle all the unusable stuff and all the figures that aren't quite good enough are melted down again to be cast again which is why their figures are such good quality.
After the tour I went for a pub lunch with Peter and his family which was really nice and just a short walk from where I was staying. In the evening we all met up again at a pub and then went for a curry which I enjoyed although I did just have my usual Korma, afterwards Igor gave me a lift back to the B&B where I was staying where after watching a couple of episodes of The Big Bang Theory I settled down for a good night's sleep.

The gaming day was being held just round the corner from the train station which was really handy for me as it meant that I didn't have to worry about leaving early to find it.

At the gaming day they had a table set up with some painting stations showing people how easy it actually is to paint 6mm figures
It was really good because they asked which period you were interested in then provided you with enough figures to produce a base and showed you shortcuts you could take and gave tips on how to enhance the look of the figures. I painted up a base of Napoleonic Russians in greatcoats to get me used to painting 6mm Napoleonics and I'm pleasently surprised how they turned out.

I was so pleased with them that I just had to treat myself to a pack of them from the Baccus trade stand which was conveniently located right next to the painting workshop.
In the entrance there was an impressive looking Towton game.
There were lots of other great looking games which really showed how good 6mm can look.

It really was a great weekend and I had loads of fun over the weekend, so thank you to everyone involved and I look forward to going again next year.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

The Darklord Strikes back - Return of the blog

It's been nearly two years since my last blog post. Time to kickstart the blog with some figures I'm painting for my birthday game next month. This is my first human group for my Occult Wars game. Basically Occult Wars is a ruleset which allows you to control groups of either humans, vampires, werewolves or daemons. Or if you prefer you could have a group of zombies as opposed to having them just wandering round the board looking for any living thing they can find to take a bite.

So here are my first humans photographed next to some flat-pack buildings from 4ground.

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