Sunday, 29 August 2010

Random photos

Hi put some old figures on fleabay so I thought I'd put them on here...must learn how to take a better photo!

Chris Peers fan club

Hi All,
I was browsing through some old rulesets last night (life in the fast lane!) and realised the ones I like the best were all written by Chris Peers. This man has introduced some great periods to the wargaming world-or at least made them playable. Darkest Africa, Back of beyond...and he has helped 28mm minis gain dominance once more. So why has he no blog or web site? No yahoo group? Come on Mr Peers-dump the type writer and purchase a computer!

Friday, 27 August 2010

I love plastics!!!

felt I just had to praise the new plastic figures-at last I can afford to build decent 28mm armies without going bankrupt in the process. It seems the Perries are releasing Prussian Napoleonics so by my way of thinking it cant be long before a company releases some Franco Prussian war minis...or colonial...its an endless list!
I will post some pics of my first Wars of the Roses unit later. It maybe time to invest in Kevin Dalimores book and see how the painting gods produce the very clean-almost cartoonish effect that one sees on the adverts.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

First two bases of archers complete

Well my first archer bases have been completed over my last few painting sessions. I have gone for the scruffed up medieval look...soap was probably not a priority on a medieval campaign. The rest of the pack has been assembled and undercoated so as they are based I will put a pic on here.

I am forever doomed if the Perries release anything in plastic for the colonial period or seven years war! On the whole I think that the Perries deserve a knighthood for releasing these figures in plastic.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Perry Twins Rock!

A package arrived at 9am from the Perry twins containing a box of plastic medievals and the Lancastrian command set....brilliant service-couldnt have been faster-all hail the Perry brothers!
The contents are also far better quality than I expected, so far I've put together about 20 figures and each one is different. Detail is superb on the plastics, far superior to a couple of other plastic boxes I tried from a different company. For a shade over £25 I now have the makings of a small retinue complete with printed flags....God loves skint wargamers.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

More old minis

A few more

No Response from the Perries...

Day two, still no response from the sacred two...maybe my message did'nt make it through? Anyway to kill some time whilst pining for the minis to arrive I photographed some bits from a box. Hat industries are cool-anyone know what their 28mm stuff is like? Anyway enjoy these figures some of which were painted a long time ago.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

24 plastics....

OK I can live with this-its been 24 hours since I ordered from the Perry twins website. My postman is starting to think I am staring at him for some reason that is not connected too 28mm figures........
How many more hours?
Feel my pain fellow gamers feel my lack of figures, my lack of a project too look forward too...come on Perries excell and send me my figures.................I can hardly keep a lid on this......

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Wars of the Roses Perry twin style!

Well I bit the financial bullet and ordered a box of WotR plastic figures and a set of Lancastrian mounted command-a big outlay for me and the pocket money blown for another few weeks! So 17/8/10 is my order date I will update when they arrive and the progress on these little men.
Off to the library...ok a float around the internet to gather some inspiration.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Frontline....another view

Frontline vehicles

Frontline vehicles are excellent! Fairly cheap they paint up well and their range is huge. Now to be the perfect company they just have to release it all again in 28mm...

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

First zombie game

A great game, many laughs and shocks but in the end we did not save our stranded survivor as Conrads unit did'nt really adhere to the fire and move tactics it was supposed to...he is 7 and actually did very well. We retreated hastily after shooting half a dozen undead with two of our number badly mauled...have a look at these pics.

Some 28mm women....sad...

Some metal babes!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Figures painted years ago

Right this time?



I bought some Irregular VBCW in 20mm and immediatley regretted my thriftiness-I should have gone 28mm, but you live and learn. Anyway in case anyone was thinking of going Irregular this is what their 20mm look like.

I've also included some random figures painted years ago.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Zombie mayhem..

Finally found time to scratch build a few bits for a game with my son! The pics are not great quality I'm afraid so that is another part of my hobby that I will have to work on. The zombies are the plastic kind which paint up moderatley better than the first release which where colonial Brits which are very hard to get a result from. I have another set of zombies which I will take more time in applying the paint-this batch were painted just to get a game...

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Buildings...figures no time!

Well its been a rather productive couple of weeks...about time as well. Built three houses and painted a zombie hoard so that my son and I can play a simple game with figures he can relate to. I think if more money was available a lot more figures would have been painted! I am currently searching the net for some signs to place on my little buildings...