Sunday 27 December 2020
Thursday 24 December 2020
I'd like to wish all my friends and readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Let's hope 2021 is an improvement on 2020, lets face it it can't get any worse, can it?
I haven't played a proper game since March and I'm getting a little cranky!!!
(Note, the lack of social distancing in the pic above!)
Saturday 5 December 2020
Monday 23 November 2020
Saturday 21 November 2020
Just in time for Christmas comes these 2 new books for the best period in wargaming history!!!
Do we actually need more books on the Wars of the Late 17th century, I hear you ask???
Oh course we bloody do!!!!
Today's post is a bit of a homage to Mr Barry Hilton as the very clever chappie wrote both of these books!
The first is the long eagerly waited A Taste of Victory. Rather than me write about the book I've pinched Barry's blurb from his League of Augsburg blog.
"All systems appear GO! I am expecting delivery of Taste of Victory! in the third week of December so am gearing up for the pre order. Delivery will be as soon as possible after that pending the usual Christmas postal challenges.
The book is 116 pages, full colour, hardback and printed by the same company who did such a good job on With Talon and Claw.
It contains 18 scenarios for Beneath the Lily Banners. Each can be played on a table between 6 x 4 and 6 x 6 feet in size over 2-3 hours.
The period covered by these scenarios is 1676 to 1693. The theatres are: Skane Wars, Great Turkish War, Morean War, Tangier, Sedgemoor Rebellion, Jacobite Wars in Ireland and Scotland, Nine Years War in Flanders, Rhineland, The Caribbean and North America.
The book is priced at £30 and postage will be £5 anywhere in the world for the pre-order reverting to normal postage rates when it goes on general release.
It is available here to pre order: A TASTE OF VICTORY!
Pre-order link for USA: A TASTE OF VICTORY"
The second book Every Bullet has its Billet written by Mr Hilton and published by the almighty Helion & Company, is also available in December, you can register your interest on Helion's website here.
Once again why write my own when Helion explain the book excellently.
"From the Restoration of England’s monarchy until the end of the War of the League of Augsburg, nearly every country in Europe experienced conflict. Until recently, this period was perceived as a wargaming backwater overshadowed by the Thirty Years War fought 1618-1648 and the War of the Spanish Succession which followed from 1701-1714.
It is one of military history’s most colourful and exciting eras which saw the birth of regular armies and navies for most major European powers. Massive battles were fought on land and at sea from the frozen winters of Scandinavia to the searing summer heat of North Africa. Alliances were agreed, broken and remade and thrones changed hands in the name of religion and the pursuit of power.
This guide provides the kind of information wargamers require to take the step into a new period or, begin collecting a new army. It overviews the main conflicts and outlines major, minor and unusual battles.
How to create and paint your troops, information on uniforms and flags, which regiments fought where, the evolution of tactics and battlefield doctrines together with information on the legendary commanders who created them is all included.##The book is designed to act as a reference source and is not aligned with any particular rule set.
The title is a quote from a man who was a major influence on the entire period; Willem van Oranje, King William III."
Monday 16 November 2020
Monday 19 October 2020
Thursday 15 October 2020
Friday 2 October 2020
Monday 28 September 2020
I've seen a few bloggers moaning about the new blogger layout. I've gotta say, I think its bloody useless!!! Its taken me twice as long to write this post, I usually put up all my photos then start writing deleting photos as appropriate. How ridiculous that you can't delete photos as you go. Blogger's Definitely taken a few steps back!
Friday 11 September 2020
Thursday 3 September 2020
Bit of a change for today's post. I've painted a a few more Donnybrook civilians, as if I haven't enough already!!!!
I've had these Col Bill's Depot Battalion figures since they were first released a few years ago.
So I'm pleased to finally get them painted.
I've been collecting various manufacturers Market Stalls, for a scenario I'm trying to get together. Hopefully more on this soon!
Friday 28 August 2020
Tuesday 25 August 2020
I mounted 4 plants on 16 warbases 40x40mm bases using a hot glue gun.