Tuesday, August 15, 2017

DYI foam cutter...

Here is your chance to make a foam broad cutter....

Monday, August 14, 2017

Pikes man lament Pt 3 construction

Less say it hasn't been easy assembling the figures.   I was surprised by the amount flash on the miniatures.  Too me it looks like the production mold is wore out.  Every figure had massive flash lines on the figure.  Some showed production mold misalignment.  Another the plastic is very soft and soapy.  On the plus side the face of the figures are very nice.  

For basing I'm using Warbase  3 X 2 for 25mm round base with magnets. If you haven't tried Warbase products I say take a look.   Just had to order more 25mm dia bases as I'm going to run out before I mount all the figures..

The painting also has started on the figures.  So many colors to chose from.   After doing some searching on google the plan is to paint the belts in a leather tone.  I couldn't find any reference to White Belts on the uniform..   Time to get back on the figures.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

M1 Garand Myth the ping.

Lots of  b.s. about the famous M1 clip ping.  The enemy would automatically attack you because your M1 was empty.....  This video explains and busts the myth.  Get your pop corn, beer and sit down for fun.

Next is a link to the debrief on German POW after Normandy.

The deadly ping.

 So if the German player say your out of ammo in the M1...   Well I guess you tell Bulls...t ;)

Games Workshop being sued for 62.5 Million for fraud

Looks like the U.S. store owner may have a good case against Games Workshop

Monday, August 7, 2017

Battle of Quatre Bras at the Claymore Wargames show

This is from one of the facebooks pages I follow.  Had to post these amazing pictures by Chris Johnson. Unfortunately the Show was in Edinburgh  for me..  Enjoy.

The Border Reivers Wargames Society played a demo game at the Claymore Wargames Show in Edinburgh yesterday using Dave Brown's new 'General d'Armee' Napoleonic rule-set. The game was based on the Battle of Quatre Bras-1815, using 25/28mm figures on a 12ftx6ft table.
We used our 'portable' wargames set-up with battle mat and separate fields, roads, hedges etc. Easy(er) to carry around than our usual 2ft square sculpted mdf boards.
The sharp-eyed among you might notice that the hill-slope in the middle of the table is missing compared to the sketch map. It was accidently left in my car when we transferred the scenery to a bigger vehicle (cough!).
Photos from a 'dress rehearsal' of the same battle we played last week are uploaded here: -

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Dungeon Master Lament

This video explain all.   This is for my friend who is are DM...

More here at Saving throw You tube channel Saving Throw Show

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Part 2 my new army

Well, after opening the box.  I found that there was no instructions on how to put these troop together. Figured I would go to their website...   No lucky there either.  Next was a google search.  Here is what I found out.  As far back a 2015 no instructions where ever put in the boxed.    Next I found Turno's Wargaming blog.   On this site he expressed the same problem.  But he emailed Warlords who told that would fixed right way....  Looks like lips service me.   But in Turno's comment there was a link.

   Here you go instructions.

Also you download directly here.  Instructions for assembly

Pikeman Laments Army has arrived. Part 1

Today in this afternoon's mail my Army arrived from Warlord game.   I ordered the army deal on the 28th of July.   I would called this rapid delivery from the U.K.   Now I need to figure out what army I want to build.  Plus what colors to paint the troops.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Back to playing Napoleonic's

Last night Anton put together a Spanish vs French battle in Spain.  The object for both sides was to capture the pass.  The rule we used was Blackpowder.  These rules can get confusing.  But having Kris and Joe the rules experts the small confusion with the rules where sorted out quickly.

  This being the first time I played Blackpowder my hoope was not to screw up to badly.  I have owned the rules since they first came.    Now there is talk of dusting off Shako 2..  I have the rules some where.  The one that must be obey has a habit of storing my rules in a unknown location in the house...  

For the complete after Action report...   Click here