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Saturday, 16 May 2020

More Painting and a 7YW clash on Zoom

Work is definitely getting the the way of me working from home. Too many meetings on Zoom so to compensate I have been playing games on Zoom. Matt and I tried out the 7YW armies using Black Powder as a play test and it worked well.

Tips for online gaming number 1. Keep it simple and aim for 2 hours max. This is a meeting engagement with an infantry brigade, a cavalry brigade and a big gun each. Tip 3. Get a stand for your phone/tablet. Mine is the mount for the jawbone of a Mosasaur. If you don't have one then you will get arm ache.

THe cavalry fought themselves to exhaustion as did the infantry. Tip 3. Don't try and take photos whilst hosting and moving the figs etc. These were botht he photos I took
Online gaming is a blast though and if you haven't tried it I stongly recommend it. Zoom works well .

I have also done some painting

15mm Galation armoured cavaly from Forged in Battle (who are now open and shipping)



More randomly a 28mm gorilla busting through the jungle (OK moss) from Bad Squiddo, it's a silverback but forgot to take a photo of the back.


Finally my 1st Prussian 7YW regiment (Blanckensee). give me a couple of months and I'll have most of the army

The flags are moulded onto the figures so I have to hand paint them, no more cutting out paper flags.


Stay safe

13 comments:

  1. How dare work get in the way of painting! Great looking troops!

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  2. Nice stuff....I do prefer the paper flags and have stopped some of mine, not sure about the gorilla 😀🙃

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    1. ta, me too on the flags but they are fairly simple. Love to paint random stuff, can't get more random than a Gorilla

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  3. The best I have managed on zoom is a quiz so well done on getting a game in.

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    1. recommend it, you just have to be a croupier

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  4. Ps Prussians looking good do these have the longer pins ?

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    1. ta, no but I bought some 5mm steel nuts and painted them. fit much better and easier to handle

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  5. I mean, who doesn't have a stand for their jawbone of a Mosasaur? 🤣
    Good to see progress is being made on all fronts, love that gorilla too.

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    1. cheers, bet you mosasaur stand is a beauty. chipping away at painting

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    2. I'm just jealous you have a Mosasaur jawbone to begin with.

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    3. Not a real one. Real teeth but the jawbone is fake. Easy to tell. I paid £30 for it and real ones are £400. Also teeth too big for jaw. Looks really cool though and kids love it, I'll post it next time

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