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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Orcs, Sieges and Dragon Rampant

Sunday we'll be trying out a castle assault using Dragon Rampant, still working on details. But I knew we would need a tower or two for the Orcs. So I knocked these out yesterday, a bit plain for Orcs but the banners help dress them up. The banners are also removable so can be used by other forces. gotta go get some thread to run along the top poles and the ramp.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Battalion Alpha Strike game

So for the last few weeks we've been playing some Alpha Strike games
Last night we went with a Battalion on Battalion game. 40 mechs per side.
Gray death Legion vs Capellan Red Lancers
4 players (Pat had never played the rules)
3 hours of play and 33 mechs out of action.
Very fun game!
Red Lancers and elements of Capellan Confederation Cav

Gray Death Legion
Into the valley of Death rode the Red Lancers

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

More Ottoman Cavalry and some Greeks for Blucher on Friday

Okay, 21 cavalry and 6 infantry in 2 weeks with a cold. I barely made it! But now I'm ready for the Blucher game on Friday and Discover games

Monday, March 13, 2017

My Ottomans finally on the Table!

So this past Saturday, after work, the Blucher group meet up for a battle, and my Ottomans finally took tthe field. David brought his marvelously painted French and Russians. Steven ran the French with my Ottomans as his allies ve Kurt and David running the Russians. 1812 what if scenario with the ottomans  not making peace with the Russians in early 1812. My 130 points were facing the Russian sledge hammer of 170 points while on my left Steven had to take his 170 points of French and break the Russian left wing 130 points before I broke.
There was a wonderful fight of Cavalry corps on my right flank with the Ottoman cavalry on an initial high, but slowly being overwhelmed. The Ottoman infantry corps suffered somewhat initially with the command points being given to the French so that they could press their attacks.
Slowly Steven ground the Russian flank, but unfortunately the Ottomans were unraveling far quicker.
A loss for my first outing but very fun and exciting! Now comes the next wave of Ottoman cavalry in time for the next game in a few weeks. Yep I got a tight painting schedule.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Blood and Plunder and refitting old ships

So I acquired the Blood and Plunder rules last week and am really seeing some potential here. So I'm getting together a demo game for the local store. Refitted one of my first pirate ships. A bit small, made from the old Gary Chalk design.  But it seems to work. Stole the sails from a model ship at a local craft store.
Crew mostly Foundry

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Ottoman Cavalry for Blucher

First 5 units of Ottoman cavalry for Blucher are done. 5 more to go.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

2nd Game of Men who would be Kings

2nd game, 4 players per side, 24 points each. Played well but forgot the 3 foot per player rule. Thus the table was a bit tight. Played the destroy the buildings scenario. Very tough on the Colonials, had to destroy the buildings but take as few casualties as possible. Native victory in the end.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

First game of Men who would be Kings

There is a Mutiny afoot in the highlands of Frangistan! The British and are out to put it down and have been joined by a small force of French Marines and sailors.
Our first game of Ospreys new Men who would be Kings rules at Discover Games in Fayetteville. 3 24point forces slugging it out. Rules played fun and quick! Everyone seemed to like them and orders were placed for new forces.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

My Ottoman Blucher project begins.

So last Saturday, David put on a big Blucher game using his 28mm Front Rank Russians and French. All well painted and based on 3x3 bases. Loved the game and the scenic effect! So I am now going to madly build an Ottoman army to face David's Russians. I started by rebasing some janissaries that I painted years ago. 17 more units to go.

Old Glory Janissaries

Dixon Arnauts and others

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

New Projects for 2017 Lizardmen and Boxers

Barely a two weeks into the new year and I've already committed to 2 new projects. A Lizardman army for Kings of war and the Boxer Rebellion (hopefully to be a group project). Fortunately I already had some stuff on hand that either needed to be painted or just dusted off.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Tanks for 15mm Great War- British

Yes, I'm building WWI in 25mm and 15mm! Just finished some Mk V's and Whippets. The two tanks with some white dusting are from Battlefront. The others are from a 3-d printer.