Saturday, 9 February 2019

Seems to have been ages

The analogue hobbies challenge is continuing to take up my time, I'm leading at the moment but no chickens will be counted and my 3 nearest challengers have a habit of posting >500pts in a week. That being said I'm pretty chuffed with my output as it has mainly been 15mm.
It was Vapnatak last weekend and a fun day. The layout is rubbish, the bring and buy was poor this year, why do people book a table all day . Very annoying and boring. I bought some Russian Civil was stuff, AC and terrain and some other terrain stuff as well and a 10m Pendraken 7YW Prussian army. Matt is doing a 7YW project so I thought I'd tag along with some Brunswickers. I then went home and bought a load of Russian civil war stuff from Copplestone. It's my new project, although I already have loads
I met loads of people and a work colleague who I should play more with but his group meet on Sunday night which is a bit rubbish for me, I need quiet time on Sunday night before work on Sunday.
Game tonight and will post that tomorrow. Enough of me waffling on to some challenge photos

28mm Confederate ACW regiment

28mm Union ACW regiment - these regiments "complete" my armies

Massive spiders for the Hammerhead game - these are actually the baby spiders for the game but have 28mm long bodies

1/2 48 Commando company - my Grandad's unit in WW2

The other half. Have another 1 of these but photos repetative

Commando support

15mm Greek temples - aquarium supplies

With Forged in Battle goats

Forged in Battle Greek village

Mr Lees 40mm Innuit warrior, lovely figure and will double as a frost giant

28mm Merc - another crappy bonus entry but need the points for the challenge and my last 2 entries are done and much better
Pretty sure i've missed some out but pop over to the Analogue Hobbies blog and look up the work

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Tapshoes and Tutus

James has found a new room to game in

It's a little dance studio round the back of an industrial estate near his house

It's a cute little room but warm and with plenty of space for a massive battle 

Full of inspirational messages. This one I always do

We fought a Normandy WW2 battle with the Brits having to cross a railway embankment to attack the Germans

There was a village at either end

We had an infantry battalion with support, these we mine

These we Dave's and Ian had the centre. James was GM and the Germans

The intel

The combatants

The attack over the embankment, infantry 1st, armour to follow, embankment is difficult terrain for vehicles

Dave's advance uncovers a couple of pak 40s. The tiddly winks are collected as we advance and can be used to call in artillery. each also triggers a random event. They really keep you moving forward

Dave rushes forward with crocodiles in support, these are ridiculously good and I don't know why I gave them to Dave

Ian advances on the farmhouse and gets cut to pieces.

I uncover some Stugs and have no armour nearby. I have some PIATs though so will be fine!

My most advanced armour is a bren mounted vickers platoon. They cross over the embankment and get vapourised by a death ray. Suspect there are 88s on the table.

A troop of PzIV are inthe village and Dave drops smoke to give him chance to advance

Which he does and starts to take out the tanks who are useless against the Crocs.

My infantry as face to face with the Stugs and get mauled

Dave has taken the hill, cleared the pak 40s and butchers a mortar platoon in the woods

88s, told you they had a couple of death rays

I advance onhte village and a random event causes me to advance an extra 12" right into the gardens of the houses, which are full of Germans. Eek

My armour support arrives on mass

Dave is in the village

Nebelwerfers, excellent!

My armour has wiped out the Stugs

Te farmhouse is still holding out and so we call for air support which has little effect

I've stormed the village and taken the houses, awesome

James' last line of defence is a trench full of Germans that have further whittled down Ian's infantry

But I've flanked him with infantry and tanks. Game over, although the farmhouse is still holding out and Ian's company can't even field a football team.

Brilliant game in a cool place, plan to make it a monthly event, I may even get my tutu out

Friday, 18 January 2019

Indian Army Finished

The great joy of the Analogue Hobbies painting challenge is I get to complete full armies, I'm actually running out of figures in the lead mountain and space to store them.
I'm been painting a classical Indian army I got for Christmas. It was 2nd hand Essex miniatures army and about 1/2 price of equivalent army from Forged in Battle. Figures not as good but there are many of them.


Massive Chariots

More massive chariots

Maiden Guard - need more of these

Warriors with massive swords


Whole army

Right wing


Left wing

Also painted a fiddler

I've also painted a 40mm naked Athena by Hasslefree

Don't usually paint naked chicks

Been a quiet couple of weeks gaming wise but have a massive game next weekend. I've done a lot of shopping and will post those when they all arrive, including a light box so that I may be able to take decent photos