David Bickley's Wargames Blog
Wednesday, 30 March 2022
Medical, Spiritual and Logistical
Sunday, 27 March 2022
Ticking Over Gently
The Lead Pimple is still bare of any figures that are cleaned up and spray undercoated, a deliberate decision on my part as I'm trying to work through the accumulation of buildings and terrain bits. This last week though I did squeeze in two figures I found in one of my spares boxes ~
They are a Perry Miniatures' mounted Colonel and an Aly Morrison Sergeant Major from Foundry's War of 1812-15 range. They'll make an additional Command stand for the Anglo-Canadian army in future games. In the meantime they are the only entrants in the 'Awaiting Varnishing Pimple'!
As I mentioned previously my main painting focus, if you can call it that, has been on buildings and other terrain items. In that area over the last week I've been working on three pieces I bought from Grand Manner in their last sale: viz a roadside Icon; an old Olive Press; and lastly, a Bread Oven. They should see service in forthcoming Italian Wars and Wars of the French Revolution games here in GHQ ~
Friday, 25 March 2022
Tuesday, 22 March 2022
One in the Eye?
A run out for my C11th Normans and Saxons in GHQ for today's game with Phil, as ever using Neil Thomas's Ancient & Medieval rules with our in-house additions. Phil took command of the Saxons for a change leaving me to lead the Normans. As usual, an annotated photomontage of the game to give a sense of how it played out ~
Monday, 21 March 2022
Alter Martens Bauernhof
A view from the other side of the table showing the nicely cut timber frame effect for one gable end and upper storey side face of the farmhouse. Perhaps an alternative kit with timber framing for all the upper sides might provide the gamer with a second choice?
As you'd expect from Warbases these are lovely little kits which assemble very easily, although in my kits there were two minor cutting errors. I got around both with a little fix, neither of which shows in the finished buildings. I've alerted Martin to these and no doubt they will be rectified by now.
Friday, 18 March 2022
The Old Empty Barn...
...was, well, empty. I assembled and painted this 15mm MDF Empires At War barn last month, but had to wait to get it based as I'd nothing in stock to fit! After I had finished the rebasing of all the cavalry for my Wars of the French Revolution collection this was but a gentle little warm down effort. Not much else I can say about it really ~
My order placed at Hammerhead of three small German buildings from Warbases arrived on Saturday. A big disappointment to me as the kits seemed incomplete and one was missing, the third being a duplicate of the second. Martin got back to me straight away on Saturday, but since then, nowt... Most unlike their usual excellent customer interface. That leaves me at a bit of a loose end as I've no figures in the Lead Pimple cleaned up and prepared for painting...