Sunday, 5 March 2017

February Progress

Two months into the new regime and I find myself behind already. I'm going to put the blame wholly on Games Workshop for suddenly producing some interesting Warhammer 40K miniatures and a dwarf team for the re-launched Blood Bowl (I have a sentimental attachment to those vertically challenged, spike infested, homicidal maniacs).

So February count:

7 BLB miniatures.
4 Warlord WWII miniatures (Guarding the Chateau set)

3 Warhammer 40K (Elder Triumvirate of Ynnead)
12 Blood Bowl dwarves

Monthly Trend: -4
Yearly Trend: -4

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Exemplary Customer Service

Like many I'm a collector of rules and books most of which never get past the browse and inspire stage.

Recently I purchased "We Shall Meet in Vienna" a source book by The Wargaming Company. Ostensibly this is for The Wargaming Company's own rule set "Et Sans Resultant" which I don't own but there are conversion charts for several rule sets I do use (or at least aspire to).

I purchased the book from Magister Militum The Wargaming Company's European distributors.

A couple of weeks after the purchase I got a letter from The Wargaming Company; there was an error in one of the scenarios and the letter apologised for this and provided two sticky labels to replace the passages!

The thing is I've never had direct contact with The Wargaming Company and they are based in the US. Which means they must have gone well out of their way to get in touch!

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Back to the Lily Banners

After the trip to Dumfries I got the 1690s bug again. But what to paint, after all I'd very much exhausted the Huguenots. Fortunately Mr Hilton of League of Augsburg fame had furnished me with a number of options over the two days of the engagement.

So, simply copying the order of battle from that weekend I have started on the Danish regiment Funen, which are in a fetching green; makes a change from the drab grey of my other troops.


These troops are in sabot bases so they can be used for Donnybrook too.

All figures are Warfare Miniatures

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Marking Progress

Or should that be marking time?

In another, probably vain, attempt to encourage more brush on figure action and reduce my internet procrastination, I've introduced a small counter on the right hand side of the page. This simply records how many miniatures I've managed to daub this year and how many I've bought. The hope is to outstrip purchases with completed figures and thus transmutate that mountain of fresh lead in the garage to something useful (in as useful as painted toy soldiers can be).

January saw a whole six figures completed - they'll appear on the blog soon! A quick calculation tells me at this rate I'll complete a whole  seventy two figures this year, which means I can buy seventy one figures this year...

So that resolution will last until Falkirk then.

Friday, 30 December 2016

Deathwing Terminator

The last completed figure of 2016. A test piece for the Dark Angels' Deathwing terminator squad that has been hibernating in the garage for a few years.

Happy New Year to everybody when it comes.

Sunday, 11 December 2016


Another 6mm gem from Total Battle Miniatures, hopefully not too marred by my brushstrokes. A delight to paint and I may even get to game with it soon!

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Time for a Little Chaos...

Every army in Warhammer 40K needs a little cannon fodder; the Imperium has their guard, the Taut, Kroots and the Eldar... well maybe they're too posh to deal with the sacrificial classes.

Chaos has cultists to fulfil the role of pointless gestures and these chaps are taken from the Dark Vengeance box set I bought about four years ago (which gives some unwelcome insight to my painting lead time).

Twenty five of these charming, slightly mutated, homicidal maniacs are heading to downtown Morgoth XIII for a relaxing evening of murder and pillage.

The posse includes two heroes.

The group were painted using three pallets, one dark red, one brown and the third sandy.

This is based on the colours used to paint the sector boards last year so should hopefully blend in.

All are of course GW's finest.