Friday, 28 September 2007

older and wiser?

well 38 now.... wrote one word in my diary for today, simply put 'bugger'

painting ACW cavalry now, 28mm order for Pat in Lincoln, ex North London wargames group, nice guy.

Reading, latest Battlegames, GW article so far, used to work for them in a store, nuff said.

PEWC and the latest 7yw playtest went well, had much MUCH more fun witht he Heroscape rules, still bigger battles than i wanted for the campaign, but was good fun. The cavalry aint as hard, stuff tends to break and disappear quickly, basically its bucket'o'dice rules, 50/50 to hit and 66/33 to save, introduced some special bits for abilties, but it was good.

Prepped the Naps for painting, and am working on the OOBs for 1815 campaign, its gone the way of WW2 for us again, early war.... that would be April 44?? start at the end and dont worry about the begginging....

so i think this is the 12th post for september, which means i have hit the Pledge .... same again next month..... hmmm a picture, bugger

keeping it real..... hmm, NO

cheers ox

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Deep Fried Pretsels


Well the trip to Sheffield was good... London Blitz beat Coventry Jets 14 to 6

tight game that was equally won by the Defense as the Offence

Plus 4 can of Black spray from GW Leamington Spa, double result, as they closed down GW Enfield

and tonight is club night again, 7yw again this time with HEROSCAPE rules, just to make sure we are not missing out on summit with the Command N Colours card activation, bit more wargame than boardgame.

reports and pictures to follow

ok guys i know you all want pictures, but i aint a pc genius. its more luck than judgement.

Keep 'em peeled..... hmmm No

Cheers OX

Saturday, 22 September 2007

Pledge points

well, just realised withthe finishing of the 7yw armies i am just shy of the 1000 figure mark

650 28mm figures

325 bases of 10mm (approx 5 figures per Base)

975 Pledge points Year to Date

ACW is now base and undercoated Black

hmmm, need a catchy sign off for these blogs i suppose... will try a few out

Thats all folks... hmm NO

Bringin Paint to a figure near you.... hmm NO

Keep the pointy brushes.... hmm NO

When will it end?? hmm NO

cheers OX

Friday, 21 September 2007

ends and beginnings

well for Tuesday club night i finished and based the 7yw, we played 2 more test games, then i realised i had overloaded the bonus' for cavalry..... quick rejig i think, but all is good

and the last bits arrived from old glory for the napoleonics.... 1815 british, with a polish artillery crew, methinks they sent a 607 instead 0f a 507, d'oh

have also got the waterloo oob from wikipedia, will play it as one base per battalion, so each hex is a brigade.... even then it is gonna be a big table and lots more figures, might just play stylised version of it with what we got, plus some dutch belgians and prussians, and double the french... hmm paint this lot first tho

back onto painting orders now too.... 28mm Dixon ACW cavalry have just snuck for quick turnaround for Rivermead in November, or mebbe SELWG.

Sunday, 16 September 2007

COlours..... ouch

ok, dont tell the bank manager

went to colours, picked up some more ridge bits for the HEXON11 terrain and some trees and some lay on roads.....

then picked up the 3 units of Hussars from Pendraken.... wish i had ordered the Cuirrasiers too

Then it all went wrong.... looking at the 10mm Napoleonics at Old Glory, tried to make a call to make sure i DIDNT NEED them.... call failed to connect... walked away... walked back.... walked away, called again.... no answer.... walked back.... oh bugger..... 1815 Napoleonics, Infantry, aRtillery and Cavalry.... put it on the plastic, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to me

then i left the show, so now i play Napoleonics again i guess, still at least this time i got a painting buddy for this project

nearly finished the 7yw Light infantyr now.... dismounted dragoons to go, plus the new hussars and a couple of more cuirrasier for the White army - Skavenbergers (Austrians)

MUST paint some 28mm Naps for the Bring N Buy at Warfare in NOvember, and then do the PAinting Orders

cheers OX

Friday, 14 September 2007

CALvaree get a lick

Well, i have just had a half day off to dog-sit...... indeed

on the up side i have painted the following units of Cavalry.

Bosniak Lancers unit
DeathsHead Hussars unit
3 units of Light Blue Dragoon
3 units of White Cuirrasier

3 units of Green Dragoon
Bearskin Mtd Grenadiers unit
2 units of Flashy Hussars

all 10mm figures, 12 figures units - or 168 cavalry, 336 figures.... or 84 points towards the Pledge

just the Pandours, Jagers and Milita to go then.... plus this weekends shopping...

dont tell Graham.... must paint some Naps next

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

PEWC and a Game of 7YW

Well Tuesday came and so did the club meet, 7 oclock armed with the 2 armies and the new HExonII terrain, rich and I set off for a battle.

Rich has played most periods but looked at the funny Napoleonics figures and decided to just charge with his Cuirrasiers and Dragoons.... we adjusted the musket fire to a better in game range and feel, The charges came in and did some damage, then got shot off.... then my white army infantry advanced, with my cavalry into the Garde Korps of the blue army and fell apart, final score was 10 points to the blues and 7 to the whites, the game had 10 infantry, 3 skirmisher and 3 artillery per side, and 8 cavalry per side, took around 2 hours to fight and felt good, whether it was historical i dont know..... Rich now wants to buy some Scots Greys and Imperial Guard to start building up a waterloo game in 10mm....

MUST look up how battle actually evolved and if this could fit into the mould.

Painting the 10mm White and BLue army cavalry

ignoring the 28mm painting orders

going to Colours at Newbury Saturday...... Old Glory will be there as well as Pendraken, bugger

Blue army should be called Saxe-Nweilints or Lintzers
White army should be called Skavenberg or Burgers

pictures i know, but that is cos i a lame and th GF is at college this week...... always excuses, did i mention i work 9 til 5..... i know its another excuse.... new laptop.... erm, cant find camera.....

cheers OX

Thursday, 6 September 2007

Unit Statistics and Gridiron UK

well not much painted since Wednesday, the Austrian Line units are now completed as are the Artillery stands, nothing new started despite all the best intentions last night, watched 'Hells Kitchen' trying to work out who they were, decided Rosie Boycott was voted off... Kelly is that Kelly LeBrock of 'WeirdScience' fame, dunno??

Created some statistics for the 7YW game next week in a BattleLore/Memoirs style

Line Units
Bases: 4, commanded
Moves: advance 2 hex and Battle or advance 1 hex and give Reduced Fire or stand and give Fire
Stationary Fire:4 3 2 1 causing hits on Colour and Bonus Shields
Reduced Fire: 3 2 1 causing hits on Colour and Bonus Shields
(range is the 4 3 2 1 bit - so that at range 1 hex you get 3 dice, then at
range 2 hex 3 dice, ect)
Battle (Melee); 4 dice

Grenadier Units
Bases: 4, Commanded, Bold, Stubborn, Aggressive*
Moves: advance 2 hex and Battle or advance 1 hex and give Reduced Fire or Stand and give Fire
Stationary Fire: 4 3 2 1 causing hits on Colour and Bonus Shields
Reduced Fire: 3 2 1 causing hits on colour and shields
Battle (Melee): 4 (+2 at full Strength, +1 at half Strength)* plus shields vrs Foot
Bold = Auto fight back ( no support required)
Stubborn = Ignor all push backs from FLAG dice rolls
Aggressive = adds shields to hits in melee vrs Foot

more units cards exist for Artillery, Line units with Grenadiers company, Light units, Legion units (mixed Cavalry and Infantry), Lancers, Hussars, Dragoons and Cuirrasier

The rules will work as per the cards activation system, but where the units are all commanded, an attached or adjacent command figure may be ordered to move all the units, but only the number of units on the activation card may Fire or Battle...... it makes sense if you play any 'Command and Colors' system.

Well the weekend means summit is happening, Sunday is the Playoffs for the BritBowl, so we are off to Finsbury Park to see the London Blitz, who should win thru to BritBowl at Sheffield on the 23rd. My mate has signed us up for the pre-season rookie traingin, me a 38yo GridIron Rookie, only shadowed by Rich, a 43yo Rookie.... well sort off, i played it 20 years ago befor i played Rugby and Rich played it til 8 years ago for various teams around the world, from Liverpool to Tasmania, but 8 years off havent been kind to either of us, hmmm how much weight can i loose in 2 months?? not as much as i have put on in 8 years of Lard abuse.

laters ox

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Newark and PEWC

Well, Sunday we (me n Rich) went to Newark for Partizan II, a nice show we tend to try and travel to at least once year, i had been avoiding Kallistra all year but to no avail, i fell of the 'no spending wagon' in a big way..... and now i own a 6'x4' table of HexonII terrain, with the new slopes, a hill pack and some very new 'sea' tiles.... and some bases for the last of the 10mm 7YW to completed the sticking together of the last units of OLD GLORY Austrian Hussar.

Painting up the cannons for the 12 artillery bases and finishing the last few colours of the Austrian Infantry.

PReparing the Cavalry and Light Infantry for painting this week

Ignoring the 28mm NApoleonics i should be painting (sorry Graham)

Tuesday night, is games night ( ) played two massive games of Battlelore using the warmaster figures, much fun and enjoyment, won one and lost one... lost is an understatement, it was a massacre, still i did send a boy to do a mans job, says I 'charge the cavalry on that flank....' meaning all the cavalry into as many units as possible, smashing up formations and causing mayhem.... so he sends off one unit of weak cavalry (not the heavy Knights) to attack the enemies hardest unit, when he bounces he then refuses to attack anymore... two moves later when he is smeared across the battlefield he turns and says to me ' I wish i had attacked earlier... ' who knew..... actually I DID..

Mebbe i should start 2 new blogs for the 7yw stuff....maybe later

cheers ox

Saturday, 1 September 2007

September Pledge

One Blog - Two Pledges

The Yearly Painting Pledge - 850 figures completed (650 x28mm and 200 Bases of 10mm)

Septembers Pledge, Post at least 3 times a week and get some Pictures up of the Painted 10mm 7YW

Oh yeah, and have a 38th Birthday on the 27th of September..... yay, sort of