Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Which is a good time to start this up again.

I have not been idle far from it but sometimes other things are more important.

So what do I have planned for next year.

Congo is first. I have the Ngoni tribe to finish.

Musket and Tomahawks

Mongols for Saga/Lion Rampant

Start with them first and stick with them as I get distracted and then you end up finishing nothing. So New Years resolution keep very simple.


Sunday, 9 March 2014

W.I.P Vietnam 20mm

Well it certainly looks like that March will be the month of Vietnam.

Also it is mostly just the VC to do plus some American M113's, trucks and the command vehicle to start gaming. I have some NVA sappers but no regular NVA so at some time I need add them.


I am working on the command, AK47's and the rifles just now. Like the American troops the bases need finished but will do so at the end.

More pictures to follow with some close ups.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

It's all gone quiet over here

It's all gone quiet over here. Not really.

After pushing the 6mm army for Maurice and completing the Dropzone Commander starter set I changed periods and scale.

Thought I would get stuck in to my Vietnam stuff. Should get some pictures this week as I have just about completed all the Britannia figures. They have been easy to paint and I have completed 62 so far.

Only to tidy up another 30 and all of those will be done.

Then I have probably the same number from the Platoon 20 range.

Well that's the month of March taken care of.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Dropzone Commander - UCM

UCM Army





Bear APC

 
 
Rapier AA
 
 
 
Sabre
 
 
 
Condor Medium Dropship
 

Infantry

Wolverine


Raven Dropship









Sunday, 26 January 2014

Dropzone Commander - The Scourge

Last week I finished the Scourge from the 2 player set.

Invader APC


Reaper AA


Hunter


Marauder Medium Dropship



Warrior Horde


Army




Sunday, 19 January 2014

6mm Seven Years War Prussians

Commanders
Infantry

 

 Light Infantry


Cavalry


Artillery


Army



I have gone for a base width of 30mm square but to save time based the infantry and cavalry on 60 by 30mm. I have placed a few games with ECW figures but now have my own army.

Baccus have as yet not released a full Ottoman range as yet as that is my first choice to add another force. Still no rush as Craig at the club has some Russians to do. 

Saturday, 11 January 2014

What I expect from 2014

Well first things first is that I post more often. Now that I have a proper PC that should not be a problem. The goods news is that I am just not able to buy more stuff.

That is good news as I can focus on what I do have especially what I have had for some time.

So no new projects.

This is what I have and what you can expect to see here.

6mm Seven Years Wars for Maurice which is nearly finished with just 48 of the little people left. I have just to finish all the bases after that. In future I want to paint them first and then do all the bases.

10mm Late Roman Army and Elves for Warmaster. Sitting on the table as I type so should be next up.

Dropzone Commander Starter set. Really good value for what you get and more than 50% completed.

15mm ACW. This goes back years as it is the first miniatures I bought so I think it is time to finish and pack it with the others under the bed. Based for Peter Pigs Civil War Battles. I did think about Longstreet but not so sure now although I do know someone who has the rules and 2 card decks so you never know.

20mm Vietnam. I made a big push on this last year and there is just the VC to tidy up and finish along with the American vehicles.

20mm WWII for Battlegroup Kursk. Boy did I misjudge this. It is not the basic troops as they are complete. It was the additional kit needed for HQ, Recce, Reconnaissance, Tanks, Support units and aircraft for both sides. It has been a complete money pit plus I don't think you will ever have everything. However I do have enough to have a game once I get on with it.

28mm Sci Fi Colonial Marines. Another thing I started but never quite finished.   

28mm Saga 6 point Scots army received for Xmas. The club plays this and I want to get involved more so I might paint them sooner. 

28mm Mexican War. I love this period and I have been reading my reference books again so after a few years of nothing I want the above complete so that I can go back to this on a regular basis.

What's the point of being Mexican Dave if there are no Mexicans !!! 

28mm Deep Wars. another project that has sucked me in so I have all of this including enough terrain to play although I would like more. Again not touching this until the above is done.

I also want to make some buildings so you can expect some attempts at that this year.

I hope to use this post as a reminder to myself so that this time next year I can say I completed them all.