Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge X

X does indeed mark the spot!
Yes it Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge time once again, infact the 10th.
I've thrown my name in the hat and will join the other 59 Challengers in a painting
frenzy, lasting from the 21st December until the 19th March.
I will be painting up my usual floppy hatted fellows in both 15mm and 25mm, for Donnybrook and Beneath the Lilly Banners so I don't want any of you worrying about that fact.
I will also be painting up a new project in 25mm????

More on that later!!

Good luck my fellow Challengers!

Monday, 18 November 2019

Warfare Wargames Show Reading 2019

In the good ol' days way before my blog, way before I had a computer or a mobile phone, way before the Rejects even existed, we used to visit Reading for our annual fix of wargaming merryment at the Warfare Wargaming show.
We can't even remember the last time we went, but it must have been the mid to late 90's. (Fran did you ever go to Warfare?) We decided to was too close in date to SELWG and we'd usually spent all our hard earned dosh there, so had none left for Warfare.
BUT, silly Reject Not so BigLee, went and booked a holiday over the weekend of SELWG, so was rather miffed with himself and needed a last Wargaming fix of the year. Me and Postie agreed that we'd tag along and hold his hand, (gotta admit, we didn't need a lot of persuading!)
So off we went early Saturday morning arriving in Reading 30 odd minutes before the show started. 

We made a beeline for the Bring and Buy see above where I broke our duck for the day, with a purchase of 2 28mm Warlord artillery pieces, for £8! Did I actually need them You ask???
No, but Yes but.........
I did take quite a few photos before I noticed a problem with my mobile. some of the pictures were corrupted???m (Like the last few in the last game we played?) It seemed to be pretty random and was bloody annoying!
So lots of pics didn't come out, including all the close up's I took of this most excellent game below

From Ruperts regt Sealed Knot
They put of a ingenuous interpretation of the Battle of Sedgemoor 1685 

As its a night battle, I've always wondered how to create that Fog of War needed to play the game.
They made small boards to cover the Rebel armies advance on the English camp.

The Camp

As units moved forward, the terrain would become viable.

There were hidden walls, ditches to cross and animals and people, who could make a noise and alert the guards in the camp that somethings heading their way,

All the building were scratch built by one of the guys and painted up in various shades of grey to help with the night effect.

The Red regt makes it unmolested to the camp. 

And set fire to the tents.
What a great looking game, I shall pinch a few ideas from this game!!

Combined Oppos - Wild West

Col Bill & Scotty

Newbury & Reading Wargames Society - Caractacus Strikes Back 45AD

We bumped into blogger extraordinaire Sgt Steiner several times throughout the day.
What a thoroughly nice chap!

Boscombe Down & Amesbury Wargames Club

Cheers Peter!

Huntingdon & District Wargames Society - 54mm Rorks Drift

My pics of Warbases didn't come out.
So this ones pinched from Lee's Blog. 

South Oxfordshire Generals - To the Strongest - Sassanid Persian battle 

Maidenhead Reapers - Panzer 150 - Ardennes Offensive 1944

Aylesbury Wargames Club - Bolt Action - Ost Front 1944

Two pics of the Competition game going on over the weekend.

Skirmish Wargames - 54mm A Very British Civil War

Grid Wargaming - FIW

1066 Group - SYW The Battle of Warburg

Display Models

The 3 Amigos
We had an enjoyable but exhausting day, we will defo be back for more.
Perhaps at the new venue in Ascot if what we heard was true?