Saturday, April 26, 2014

Bloodybacks!

First of many I hope! I present the 33rd Regiment of Foot. Apologies for the poor photos. I will endeavour to take some better ones as soon as I have better light and camera.




Monday, April 21, 2014

Post Salute 2014

Well Salute 2014 has been and gone. It was great to see and talk with the various vendors and old friends. Our Flames of War board did not win any prizes, but it did win a lot of plaudits from the punters. Wargames Illustrated came down to take photographs and Battlefront have invited us to attend the European Grand Tournament with the board later on in the year. Henry Hyde, editor of Miniature Wargames popped along too to take photographs, hopefully we may even appear in one of the magazines later this year.

As for loot...well I picked up some bases from Warbases (big heap of elliptical bases (cavalry) for my War of the Roses project). I also bought some spring/autumn tufts from Antenociti's Workshop, some A4 magnetised paper and a small collection of AWI miniatures from Peter Pig.

I haven't forgotten to post some pictures of our demo game, it's just a matter of time! I will also track the progress of the 15mm AWI project I am starting. What I can say is I have based my regiments, British and Continental on those units which fought at the Battle of Brandywine.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Salute 2014

I will be heading to Salute 2014. This time however My local wargames club is taking a game along. This is the first time the club has been represented at an event on the mainland in ten years. A couple of club stalwarts have been the driving force for the game, a 15mm WWII game using the popular Flames of War rule set.

You can see a preview of the game in earlier post on this blog. Richard and Glenn have expanded the Normandy terrain board and it is shaping up nicely. Other members are busily finishing off various units for the game but we are 75% ready to go.  It's looking like it's going to be a grand day out for us folk from Jersey!

As for my own projects I have a couple of irons in the fire. Currently I have a French Dystopian War fleet, an Empire of the Dead Kickstarter to paint. I have a strong feeling that I'll be picking up a few bits and pieces at Salute and then there's the War and Empire Kickstarter from Westwind to arrive later in May or June. If that's not enough I have my sister blog on the go highlighting my progress with my War of the Roses project.

I will post some pictures of the Salute board nearer the event.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A New Year Beckons

Well it's been quite along time since I posted anything on my ramblings. A lot has happened to me in the real world, most of it good I might add. With that in mind I may have more time to put up some posts!
My local club, The Jersey Privateers will be attending Salute this year and I am looking forward to it. It's a big day out for us financially, so we are going to make it a good one! I will post more on this later, possibly with some construction photos and a brief synopsis.