Friday, September 25, 2009


Well it's been a little while since I last updated my blog, too much sun and wine in Greece! I am coming to the completion of four British Deacons for Flames of War and have a battery of 25pdrs to finish for late October. I hope to have them ready but we are about to commence work on the house bathroom!! It's a good job there is another bathroom somewhere in the bowls of the house.

Monday, August 3, 2009

ACW Ambulance Update

I have now finished the Ambulance! I am quite pleased with the finished results. I need to add some foliage to the base though.

Friday, July 31, 2009

ACW Ambulance Update

Have spent some more time on the ambulance. Still more to do on the cart and base as well as the surgeon, orderlies and wounded.

ACW Ambulance

A friend of mine bought me the Ambulance cart for my birthday. It is a lovely vignette and can double up as a command stand, especially for those drunkard generals that need to retire to their ambulance to consume some whiskey, purely for medicinal reasons. I have based the model on 2mm plasticard. The base size is 100mm x 80mm.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Confederate Regiment Finished

Well the flags finally came down from GMB designs and I am quite pleased with the finished results. The cavalry regiment are slow going at the moment whilst I finish a couple of commissions for other people.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Ist Confederate Regt finished...well nearly

Last night I completed my first regiment of Perry ACw confederates. I have one standard bearer model to finish and add the flags but generally I am very pleased with the results. When I get an opportunity to photograph them in a decent light I will post some pictures.

My next ACW regiment will be a box of the Perry Cavalry. Not overly keen on painting horses, but it shouldn't take too long, especially if I use the Army Painter method. I have to say that their method for bulk painting is pretty good. You get a good wargames table standard. I have seen some models painted by other bloggers using other techniques, such as the foundry 3 stage paint method and they are very good.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

ACW Perry Confederates

These are the first Perry ACW miniatures I have painted. I will be adding a command stand in the near future, using flags from GMB.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Magazines and inspiration

It is always a hunt when you go looking in town newsagents for the latest copy of Wargames - Soldiers and Strategy or Wargames Illustrated, however it it even harder when a format of a magazine changes.
Anyway, back to my ramblings. I was looking through the various magazines in the old King Street News, I am unsure of what the shop is called now it has changed hands so many times. I found a copy of the latest edition of Wargames Illustrated and I was ataken back with what I found.
As many of you are aware wargames Illustrated was recently bought out by Battlefront Miniatures, those Kiwis that have brought back a resurgence in WW2 gaming. I decided to buy the magazine and it is a quality read at £4. The articles are well writtten with plenty of eye candy to keep you salivating. The magazine has articles which cover just about every period from Ancients to Modern. The latest edition has a review about Salute 2009. With their revamp they are also enticing everybody with a box of free miniatures when you subscribe.
This new format is very enjoyable to read and look at. Some time ago an online website - Wargames Journal really was taking off with great articles and downloads, then they went to a paper format with the website supporting their hardcopy magazine, however its print run was not to last and they went back to a pure web based magazine. Unfortunatley the magazine seems to have died a death. I wonder if it will rise like the pheonix though. The way they formatted their magazine has not been lost and Wargames Illustrated who have always had great articles, even some written by members of the Jersey Wargames Society (Uncle Derek Henderson to those of you who know him) have improved the quality of their magazine by adding some of those qualities found in Wargames Journal.

If you are looking for inspiration go to 'The Miniatures Page' is a great source of information about any type of wargaming that you happen to be into and if I am preaching to the converted then I definitely missed the bus with that website.
It is good to see these magazines competing against each other as it means that we the paying customer are going to be getting better value for money!
As for the wargaming side of things it has been a bit thin on the ground as of late but I hope to make up for it in the near future.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Flames of War - Normandy

Back in April we played a large Flames of War battle, set in Normandy XXX Corp and suupporting infantry attempted a breakthrough. Fortunately for for the German forces the British had inexperienced commanders. They were unable to dislodge the Germans and failed in taking the town. Alas, the armoured cars did not survive the battle.

A little more about myself

I currently produce the newsletter for our wargames club here in Jersey, Channel Islands. We have a distinct nautical theme to the club being an island community, hence why I have called this blog - Ramblings from the Sealord. I contribute an article every month by the same title and I thought I would give this 'blogging malarky' a go!

I have been gaming for about 25 years and I have rather a magpie attitude towards the miniatures I have collected over the years. However with the advent of ebay I am gradually selling off what I don't use or want anymore. You have to be ruthless at some point I guess.

Anyhow, I hope to put up some pics in the very near future of some projects I am working on and pics from our local wargames club, The Jersey Privateers.