Monday, August 20, 2012

Aventine Pike

Well, havent posted for  about six or so months so I though I'd drop in a small one. No excuses really, summer was here and so wargaming was pretty much forgotten as I was just being a lazy B.

Although I havent been totally idle.
Finally finished a unit of Tarentine pikemen from Aventine, and bloodied them in a game. But thats another story.

I've also tried my hand at of bit of terrain making for either 40K or WW2.

A compound and bunker. Made a large purchase from AMERA plastic mouldings as well, so I'll post my ongoing attempts to complete these in the near future, I hope.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

What have I done!!

Oops, seemed to have gone a bit overboard..................and made a small purchase from a nice chap on E-bay.  I havent really been into warhammer 40k and to tell the truth I probably never would have gotten around to painting any figures I purchased.
 This is all the result of a gaming friend of mine, I wont mention any names but, thanks Scullmiester 
 Anyway, I believe my young bloke is slightly interested, so there are a few other 40k figures in the post, Eldar, I hope. Sometimes its hard enough explaining historical figures to none wargames, let alone space monsters.
 By the way Sculls, I think I've overshot the 500 point mark a wee bit.
 Back in the real world I'm still trying to finish some Aventine pike, but as mentioned in a previous blog, summer is here at present so all painting is in slow motion. (and just returned from a 4 day trip to Rottnest Island, annual boys trip, so didnt see much of the island except the pub and the bays where we anchored the boat) Still recovering, this age thing is a killer! 
 I'm mixing and matching a couple of painting methods with this lot, (dipping and straight 3 layer method) depending on the colour of the tunics.
So hopefully I'll complete them soon................................................that could mean in a month or so.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Medieval Clash of Empires

Finally managed to get my arse into gear and make a post on this blog. Nothing really to show from the painting table, BUT...............did have a wee game in the loft using the new Clash of Empires rules. A good excuse as any to have a few beers and catch up with the lads.
 We laid out a 10' x 6' board and arranged for a head to head slogging match between a couple of late medieval armies, predominately WotR  v's a mix of Swiss, French and others.
The figures were provided by Paul and Andrew, as I only have a bucket of UNPAINTED late medieval figures. (maybe one day!!) So thanks a million boys for supplying the troops.
 The other players were Steve, Claude, my son Jake & his mate Glenn and myself. Although I think the young blokes got a bit bored during the afternoon as it didn't quite play as quick as online "Call of Duty".
 The guys arrived from 8.30am and the figures were set up and ready to advance by 10ish. We wrapped up at about 6pm, so a few hours of gaming minus a hour or so for a lunch break.
I don't know the amount of points used as this was a "throw the figures on the board and have a go" game to see how the rules handle a large game. All in all I believed  the game flowed very well.
 If you have played Warhammer Ancient Battles before then you will pick these rules up very quickly. (I look at them as WAB.3) with support.  
 I wont go into the battle itself as you can follow the photographs easily enough. At the end of the day both side had a bloody nose.......................all those longbow!!!...............I wasn't allowed to command any artillery on the day as in a previous game I managed to blow up my own gun and slaughter its crew....oops.

" The enemy have the hill"

 "I have the hill"

 The Swiss were very brave and marched through a storm of arrows, only to be crunched but heavily armoured men-at-arms.

Thanks for a great day boys, and next on the agenda.............Dark Ages.