Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Filling out the Germans!

Well, I've recently been back in the painting groove and here are my newest:
These are sold as pin markers, but as a group we use tiny dice for this, so I came up with the idea of splitting a pack and using them to signify when a units NCO has been taken out!
Kettenkrad! This will provide transport for a small team or a tow for some artillery when we get round to playing some tank wars. Or cheap bomb fodder for when I'm playing Matt and his partizans....!
And finally a unit of SS! I bought 10 originally but then ordered more so I can either have 2 smaller squads or vary the equipment they carry. The camouflage isn't 100% accurate but I'm happy with it and they'll stand out from my regular troops. Having veterans will give me a nice offensive unit or something that can hold an objective. Plus, give them the fanatic rule and they'll be a bugger to kill!

That's it for now, warlord had a 50% off plastic sprues for black friday so I spent some pennies! First on the list was some more German infantry. Second was the start of some Brits! Looking forward to getting started on them when they arrive.

Sunday, 19 October 2014


I thought I would join in with this months "Post pictures of stuff you've painted either recently, or within the last decade, and make up some wacky background story where you claim them to be 'survivors' of a zombie apocalypse".

So here goes!:
First up is...err....Dave. Dave was on a reenactment day with all his mates, in full WW2 German uniform when the apocalypse kicked off. Luckily he has his trusty Luger with him! Unluckily, its made a rubber.

Secondly, at near enough the same time Dave was firing pretend bullets at his mates, 13 dwarves, all dressed as a bloodbowl team got caught up in the apocalypse as well! I know! How cool! Luckily for them, they're covered in armour! Unluckily for them, its all made of rubber as well....

So there you have it. I was going to post a picture of Daves mates in there authentic WW2 Zomblewagon, and a load more Zombaginians and Zomidians from a Punic War reenactment day, but I feel by this point I may be over doing the sarcasm...

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Confederates preparing for war!

Steady progress is being made! I'm starting to enjoy painting these now! There's enough variety in the clothing to mean its not getting boring, but probably takes a little longer than painting the uniformed Unionists.

Hot off the production line are:
Another ranked unit and a command stand.
I'm told this is now enough for us to start some small games so we can get to grips with it. I'm hoping to have another ranked unit and an overall command base done before we do however.

But then we go to Derby World tomorrow and there was talk of buying cavalry and artillery.... Not sure what I want to purchase there, apart from a KR multi case for my Bolt Action stuff. I'm sure the usual amount of goading will occur and we'll all come back with something we hadn't expected to buy!

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Painting progress!

Hello! Between redecorating what feels like the entire house, and work, I managed to get some painting and gaming in! Hurrah!

Apart from board and card games, Wes and I managed to get 1000 point game of Bolt Action in. Long story short, I won, and as Wes has no blog to refute these claims, I won by miles! Although rather annoyingly Wes does seem to be picking the game up quite quickly. Veteran Sherman tanks with 3 mmgs are filthy, and also very hard to blow up! In most part due to my Panzershrek team being cross eyed...

Anyway, here is the first of my painted stuff:
6mm Confederates! 2 units of skirmishers and a ranked unit. Now I have refined my painting method I can paint these up quite quickly. Another couple of bases and a couple of mounted officers and we'll be trying a game using the Black Powder rules. Don't want to paint too much without playing a game in case I do too many of one type and don't end up using them!

Next up is this:
I'm sure the others will love to see this, another mmg team for my Germans! Most lists allow you 2, so I thought why not! I think I've now well over 1000 points of Germans painted, enabling me to put some variety into my army lists.

Next on the painting table is a ranked unit of confederates, and then I'll be onto the squad of SS I've bought! Looking forward to doing these, as the camp will provide a nice change from the usual German uniform.

This may all change as Derby World is next weekend and I have no idea what to buy! Still itching to do a British Commando army....

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Opinions request!

Another blog post! Weird!

2 reasons for this, first being having another go with the blogger app to see if i can get the hang of it!

The second being, as the title suggests, your opinions about these:

First lot of infantry and just want to make sure I'm on the right track before painting the rest!

And now, my last post apparently came across a bit cranky, here's a picture of Calm Marm:

Friday, 12 September 2014

Back to blogging!

So, its me! Woo hoo!

Let me explain. I bought a tablet, which meant I hardly ever turn my laptop on anymore, and thats what I used to use to blog! However, Matt and Kieron seem to be having a "See who can post a years worth of blogs in a weekend" competition and told me about the blogger app, so here we are! And boy does the blogger app suck massive hairy balls! Well, i'll keep playing with it and see...

I've still been painting and gaming lots. I now have over 1000 points worth of Germans for my Bolt Action force. I'll post some pictures of these when we've finished the decorate-a-thon the other half is forcing me at gunpoint to partake in, and the house isn't a total shit tip!

As you can see, these are 6mm ACW Confederates! This new project all kicked off whilst I was in Canada trying not to be eaten by bears... The others that I game with went to the 'Joy of 6' show while i was away and picked this as our next project. This isn't a war I'm even vaguely interested in, but that may change!

These only took about half an hour to paint once I'd played about with what colours I'm going to use, so hopefully having to paint 3 billion of the little bleeders won't take forever... Waiting for my bases and flags I've ordered from Baccus to arrive so I can finish them off all nice!

Anyway, just a short post for now to prove that I'm not dead!

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Small update!

So, very little actual wargaming has gone on these last few months! Still playing with the usual people but we seem to have slipped into a boardgame and Attack Wing cycle!

Some of this is due to apathy. Some due to us trying to slowly bludgeon Wes into wargaming.

Recently however the urge for playing games with small plastic models we've painted has picked up again. I've even painted something new! And here it is:
Its a Panzer II Luchs for my bolt action Germans! A cheap little recon tank that will be more suitable in the smaller games we're playing at the moment. Until Kieron pulls his finger out and paints some Soviets....

Planning on filling out my force a bit more. Have a small pile of models that need painting before I buy anything else. Still not sure what my next project should be!