Friday 26 April 2019

AHPC9 - 15mm Tents

I needed some tents for a Beneath the Lily Banners scenario I'm trying to get ready for.
I picked these up on ebay for a few quid.
I don't know their make? I wish I did so I could buy a few more!!
I undercoated them grey, dry-brushed a lighter grey, then dry-brushed white.

Each Warbases base measures 5 x 8 and to be honest there was more work on the base
than on the tents!

Tuesday 23 April 2019

AHPC9 - Donnybrook 25mm Hanged Man

Still posting some of my entries from the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge, not many
 more left I promise!!

 It's bit Macabre I know, its just a piece of scenery though for my Donnybrook Shenanigans!
The figure is from Black Tree designs, bought to paint up in AHPC8, along with 
quite a few similar bits and bobs. Sir Michael Awdry posted loads of these in
 last years Challenge and mine got pushed to the bottom of the leadpile.

Not much more I can really say about the figure really?

Wednesday 17 April 2019

Salute Bloggers meet up 2019

My third and final post concerning this years Salute and as the title's already told you..
It's all about the bloggers!
The numbers were down this year, with absentees either forgetting or just not having the time. But we did have two new bloggers at the meet Pete and Pete! There are links to all blogs below, so if you haven't joined the Pete's blogs or any of the other give them a follow!

Above we have from left to right

BigLee got in this one!
Front & centre!!

And a few other bloggers we met along the way.

Pete from Panzerkaput joined us for a quick pic.

Barry Hilton gets a cuddle from Postie

And that's it for another year!!

Saturday 13 April 2019

Salute Loot 2019

For the first time ever I went to Salute with no list and no pre-orders. I thought I'd wing it for a change? My first purchase was at Col Bills where I took full advantage of their 4Ground sale, buying 4 Dutch buildings in 25mm. I then bought the extension floors from 4Ground.

I'm trying to tidy up in my shed (yeh right!) So I bought these 2 trays for 4L really useful boxes.

 3 books from Paul Meekins, I may well have another Donnybrook excursion??
Or perhaps a Rebels & Patriots one???

Lastly this rather meager amount of lead!
Ravens from warbases
A Crann Tara Limber and artillery piece from Col Bill
A campfire set from ??? Can't remember?
And finally some Goats and chickens from Pendraken's new animal range

And there ends my Loot post!

Tuesday 9 April 2019

Salute 2019 - The Rejects on Tour

What a great day was had by all of Posties Rejects.
But I've gotta admit I'm paying for the Marathon session I walked all day Saturday. My knees and back are killing me......but its well worth the pain!!!
Luckily for us Reject HQ is only a 40 odd minute drive away. Postie, Dave and myself met Essex boy BigLee there and we were in at 8.15, courtesy of  some Press Passes from organiser Matt Still.
Cheers Matt!!
Its taken me an age to sort out all the photos I took, I really wish clubs would have info on or near their tables to say who they are and what the game is, it makes it so much easier!!
Its a very long post so get the sarnies ready.

We normally get a selfie as we enter, as we did we were joined by Mr Panzerkuput Pete Barfield

First stop was Warbases to collect an order, Postie got in on the photo

Next stop was Col Bills
They do love to pose for piccies!!

As does Barry Hilton at the Warfare minis stand.
Barry's looking very pleased with himself!

Another selfie. Least said about this one the better!!!

At 9.55 myself and Lee went down to check on the horde of customers, we had to make a quick exit for fear of being trampled!!
There were a number of tremendous looking games, I'll post the pics of those first

Dalauppror - Battle of Danholm 1807 - Stralsund - Swedish Pomerania
Michael Leck and Gang's brilliant Napoleonic game. France v Sweden 
The French attack on a fort just outside of Stralsund.
Winner of the Rober Bothwell Memorial Award. 

The British are seen skulking away abandoning the Swedes to their fate.
Sounds familiar doesn't it???

Charles Singleton showing off his new book from Helion & Co "Charles XI's War. The Scanian War between Sweden and Denmark 1675-79. I resisted the temptation but know it'll end up in my collection before too long.......

Crewe & Nantwich Wargames Club - The Horror of Aughrim 1691
What's not to love about this game, its great to see a game from my favourite period to paint and collect. Hats off to the Crewe and Nantwich boys!!!

Rob chatting away at the Reiver Casting/ Northumbrian Painting Service stand
I didn't actually get a chance to have a chat, every time I came back to the stand Rob was busy.

Another brilliant game...

Andy from Friends of General Haig blog

We bumped into 2 well dodgy blokes from Milton Hundred Wargames Club
Alan & Mark

Simon Miller - To the Strongest - Boudicca v  Romans
Mancetter 61 CE

You can never miss Simon and his Hawaiian shirt!

Warlord - Black Seas

Warlord - Cruel Seas


Crawley Wargames Club - Aztecs v Conquistadors

Forth Quarter Miniatures - American Football game

Abbeywood Irregulars - Mission Command Normandy



Gentleman's Wargame Parlour - VBCW -Things to Come

Tin Soldiers of Antwerp - 1830 Belgian Revolution

More pics from Dalauppror Swedish game

Micheal Leck discussing the rules

Royal Air Force Wargaming - Stargate


Warbases - All for One
Three Musketeers 

Sidney Roundwood getting in on the action.

Gripping Beast demo games

South London Warlords - The Pilum or Pike

Wargame Association Reading - Mammoth Hunt



Graham from Crann Tara Miniatures with not a banner in sight.

Wargamer Games Studio - Anno Domini 1666 board game

George Moraitis & John Kersey - Battle of the River Dan 320 BCE

Ardhammer - The Second Sino-Japanese War 1937

Whitchall Warlords - The Panthers Claw - Helmand Province, Afghanistan 2009

Battle of Little Big Horn

Wargamer Poland - Ottoman v Tsardom of Muscovy

Warlords - Moonbase

South London Warlords - The Pilum or Pike

Society of Ancients - Battle of Harzhon 235AD

Newbury & Reading Wargaming Society - Battle of Heraclea 275BC

Arab-Israeli War 

Back to the Future


Pendraken - Blitzkreig Commander v4



Warlords - Stingray

Wigmore Warriors - France 1944



Gravesend Gamers Guild - Skirmish at Staplethorpe

Dispatch war rocket bring back his body!!

For those of you who know me, I don't do Fantasy but I absolutely loved this!!!
Flash Gordon with Lego!!
Jersey Privateers Wargames Club

The Old Guard - Command & Colours Napoleonic game

Plastic Soldier Company - Red Alert

Paper Soldiers

Iain McDoanld and Dave Imrie
Street Wars

Street Wars

A selection of the new Flags of War '45 Jacobite Rebellion figures


Great Escape Games - Seven Days in the River Rhine


Peterborough Wargames Club - Bloody Omaha

Loughton Strike Force - General d'Armee - The Battle of Ligny 1815

Spirit of the Game - a 40mm Wild West skirmish game "Blaze of Glory"

TooFatLardies - Malaya 1942

Tunbridge Wells Wargames Club - 1940 Dogfight over Kent

Art of War

Lance & Longbow Society - The Battle of Bauge 1421

Rafael Fonseca & Friends - A Seven Years War 'what if' battle. 

Continental Wars Society - The Battle of Pastrengo 1848


Maidstone Wargames - Dogfight 69, The 100 hours war - The last dogfight between WWII aircraft during the war between El-Salvadore and Honduras.

40K - Some worlds are better left alone


Gringo 40's - The Black River Debacle

Carnage City Chronicles 



Grubs up!!!

Hornchurch Wargames Club - WWII Demo game



The Battle of Mohi 1241 - Terrain and Figures by Kallistra

There's them two dodgy blokes again, not sure what Mark's doing with his hands?
 they certainly weren't discussing little lead men!!!