Thursday 26 February 2015

Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge - Donnybrook Brawl. Comedic Bonus Round.

This was the only bonus round that I actually had a plan for from the start,  Originally it was going to be a bit smaller, only having the Dixon figures - Tavern Brawl, but I got a bit carried away adding figures and various bits and bobs of scenery to add to the effect.

So if you haven't already voted in the Comedic round, get on over and cast your vote, here.  There are some great entries once again!!!

Setting the scene....
Welcome to Ye Old White Hart, a quaint old English pub circa 1685, just outside of Norton St Philips, during the Monmouth Rebellion.

Curt and Sarah Campbell the proprietors of this most English of Public Houses. And their moggy Millsy...

Privates Dave Docherty and Alan Dearn have nipped out of camp, to the local village pub, for a few swift halves and a bit of tickle with the local lasses.

But they obviously haven't noticed a rather stern looking Sgt Willey eyeing their disgraceful behavior! Not only boozing but fraternizing with the locals?? Mayor Scott Bowman also looks on disgusted by dirty the goings on, and wishing that was him with that dirty girl Daisy on his shoulder. Millsy manages to get in the pic as well!

And talking of dirty goings on, look at those two on the floor, fighting it out, pulling each others hair and sticking fingers up each others noses. Even though she's on the bottom Tamsin seems to getting the better of that bad Irish lass Anne, who pinched her drop of Farmer Awdry's Best Ale.

But you've gotta feel sorry for Private Docherty, he's thinks he's off for some fun and frolics with Daisy, she's not best pleased by the look of things, but nor will he when he finds out that Daisy is infact the local rebel leader Clint Burnett in disguise!!!

And here are a few close ups of the figures
Dixons, SHQ & Can't remember

Dixons & Depot Battalion

SHQ - The only figure not named, only because I forgot to add the details in my email to Curt.
This is infact the son of Curt and Sarah, he's a strong lad with strawberry blonde hair, but the poor chap hasn't got a lot upstairs??
 You could say he's pretty thick.................and his name's Francis!

Parkfield Miniatures


And Dixons!

The Bar is from Irregular Miniatures

The figures are a mixture of Dixon, SHQ, Parkfield, Col Bill's Depot Battalion and a few others I can't remember??? As previously stated.
I've gone for the practical approach for this entry, Instead of my usual long winded painting style, I thought I'd try something a bit more simple otherwise I'd never get the damn things started let alone finish them.
I block painted them and slapped on some ink....easy! They're not the best I've ever painted or the worst, before anyone else says it!

Monday 23 February 2015

Cavalier 2015 - The Pics

As some of you may already know, the Rejects, (well some of them) headed off to Tonbridge last 
Sunday to visit the Cavalier Wargames show.

Here are some pics from the show.

Tonbridge Wargames Club - Stalingrad 1942

SEEMS - Border Reivers 1575

Friday Night Firefight - Stop the Rocket 1945

North London Wargames Group - A Town called Malice 1880

 Southend Wargames Club - Cumberland & Tennessee 1864
Across a Deadly Field rules

Gravesend Gamers Guild - ECW Skirmish

The Bring & Buy
Not a lot going on there.....

Staines Wargames - Outrageous Fortune 1415
My Favorite of the show, me and BigLee played in this simple and great game.
We were the French, our aim was to capture as many of the English leaders as possible.
That's my unit in the middle at the back, I was the Marshal of France, Lee was the Duke de Orleans.

Lee managed to get the the English Kings base, after a couple of attempts he managed to
 capture the King, so he won the game!

Oh yeh baby......
I'm not sure who's enjoying this more??? 

Random shot

Col Bill, laughing at something, probably Postie??
Alan Abbey of Broadside (not Broadchurch) fame gets in on the action too!

SELWG Society of Ancients - Ilipa 206 BC

Is that you?

 Deal Wargames Society - Mayhem along the Mekong 1967

Love this pic!

Crawley Wargames Club - Ad Spatium Accedis c100

Maidstone Wargames Society - On Her Majesty's Spy To Kill, SnowFall 2015

Peter Pig - PBI

 Or is that you??

That's definitely not you, that's Clint. I suggested he go and buy a pair of  side cutters from Col Bill's to cut down them bloody caterpillars above his glasses!!
He refused, saying he's trying for a comb-over!!!

Swag pics to follow!