Sunday, 3 December 2017

September, October and November progress

It has been a quiet few months with not much getting off the hobby table. October saw another entertaining League of Augsburg whiz past which meant some of my figures actually saw table, tape measure and dice for once.

On the purchase front the unkickable Warhammer 40K habit (established 1987) monopolised the limited purchases made.

The garage is currently inundated with 6mm Napoleonic just waiting for a bit of quick basing. Get those done in December and the Yearly Trend figure will look very healthy.

2 Grey Knights
1 Inquisitor Greyfax
15 Donnybrook BS project

5 Chaos Havocs
1 Imperial Knight
2 Eldar

Monthly Trend: +10
Yearly Trend: +80


Sunday, 26 November 2017

Imperial Guard

More troops destined for the meat grinders of the Warhammer 40,000 universe. This time they are straightforward Cadian infantry stalwarts. Presumably they will be fired up after what GW did to their home planet in January.

Provided the commissariat bothered to let them know.

So here we have two sections of the Astra Mill, Ast Mil, Imperial Guard's finest.

Twin sections ready to go



Firing line

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Imperial Guard - Heavy Weapons

More WH40K cannon fodder, sorry I mean brave, resolute heroes of the Imperial Guard. Despite the GW renaming these chaps for copyright reasons they will always be the Imperial Guard to me; partially for nostalgia but mostly because Astra Militarium is a pain to spell and gives every spell-checker in Christendom an apoplectic fit when you try to use it.

So here are some more brave chaps with support weapons instead of the usual tasers, all GW.

Support unit

Heavy bolter

Missile launcher


Sunday, 5 November 2017

Dumfries October 2017 - part 1

This was a continuation of the 1692/3 campaign that had been played out at the previous two  League of Augsburg campaigns.

The valiant Huguenots  were still in the Caribbean enjoying the sun, sea and yellow fever. For this weekend they had teamed up with the infamous Percy Kirke , some pirates and locals to have a go at wresting parts of Haiti away from the French.

First up was a raid on some sugary refineries and a rum factory.

The rum factory on the Honey River

As well as setting fire to the sugar refineries and rum repository there were a number of carts to get off table

The Colonel's company awaits the French

The French approach

Carts start to make their way off table

A final stand off
The raid was successful and the Huguenot's and their piratical allies made off with half the carts and left a trail of destruction behind them.

There are a lot more photos and information on the League of Augsburg blog.

Sunday, 29 October 2017


So, I've got a new scale (6mm) and a desire not to increase my mountain of unpainted lead/plastic/resin. The other clever, sensible , intelligent half (well you never know who might be reading) suggested that perhaps I would like to get troops painted for me.

My pride (such a better word to use than pig headedness) immediately rebelled at the concept, after all I enjoyed painting even if I progressed at a pace that could only rival a snail or particularly lethargic tortoise.

Then I tried painting the little... miniature masterpieces.

Before I knew it I was on EBay searching for 6mm painted Napoleonics. There were a couple about at a reasonable price and after paying for some samples I settled on sennacherIb33.

These arrive loose so I do have to base them myself but this means the basing is consistently [insert your chosen adjective here].

Mostly I have been doing Russians (all figures are Baccus):

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Dumfries March 2017 - Part 2

With the next weekender coming up, I realised that I hadn't posted all my photos from the last one! I'd like to come up with an excuse other than work and the twinnage but, alas, I'm not that imaginative.

So here's a few shots of the Caribbean expedition. Watch out for photographic evidence of the first BLB unit ever to be routed by the local fauna (my die rolling as ever knew no shame).


And meanwhile back in not so Merry England...

Sunday, 24 September 2017

July and August Progress

Well that was a quick couple of months and I've just noticed I didn't do a count for July.

So here's one for the last two months - the 40K theme for this year continues to dominate.

6 Chaos Marines
1 Cypher (renegade Dark Angel)
20 Imperial Guardsmen
6 Imperial Guard heavy weapons
3 Donnybrook BS project

Nothing, nada, not a jot. I didn't even make Claymore, so no impulse purchases there, the hobby being sacrificed to attend a toddler party (there were balloons and cake, all the bribes I need).

Monthly Trend: +36
Yearly Trend: +70

A trooper from the Donnybrook BS project