Friday, July 12, 2013

Something to 'blog' about......

Finally got around to placing something on the old blog. Its only taken about 6 months........although I've been doing a bit of painting, just havent photographed anything.
I find if I dont paint I tend to stroll through those lists on e-bay, and we all know what that means.

Finished another unit for my Epirote army. I was intending to build 32 figure units but those extra 8 figures per unit are quite a mental hurdle to get over especially when it comes to my painting rate. So 24 is a  convenient number, maybe I could add another 8 figs sometime in the future. (yeah right!)

The next unit is now on the painting desk. Hopefully this lot wont take as long.

All figures are Aventine Miniatures.

My young bloke has now starting blogging. OMG I've created another geek in the family much to the dismay of SWMBO. Here's the address:
 Lair of SP1T-F1R3

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Australian Wargames Convention - CANCON 2013

Travelled a lazy 3000 odd kilometers from Perth to Canberra last week to attend the Australian Wargames Convention - CANCON 2013, with my son and friends from our Perth club, Napoleonic Wargaming Society. I have to admit ---- it was a lot larger than I thought it would be.

Should have taken a lot more photographs than I did, but I sure there will be others posting similar shots of the event. The event covered competitions in FOW, Warhammer, DBMM, FOG and Bolt Action just to mention a few.  There was also a plethora of trade stalls, card gaming areas and bring and buys.

As I was mainly interested in historical 28mm, the games that interested me were a couple of the participation games, and the one that really stood out was a Franco-Prussian War demonstration put on by Doc of  Doc's 'Art' of War . and his partner in crime Doug.

Stevo from Perth, my son and a very serious looking Doc - (obviously casualties on the Prussian side.)

Doug and Doc ran two fantastic participartion games over the weekend which involved a number of members of the public including  quite a few of the younger generation, which was very pleasing to see. ( No magic or lasers here, mate. Not that there is anything wrong with that!!)

The other games of note covered Zulu's V's those blokes in the red coats and a War of the Roses game.

Picked up a few goodies while wandering around, but thats another story.  A great time had by all.