Sunday, 21 May 2017

19 part 2.... As I missed 18 out

Hobby News ... No games this week, 4 sleeps til LARP

Commission Painting .... Started 27 Norman knights for Simon Miller

own Painting... Base painted some gladiators and colonial marines 1880s style, not Alien lol

6x6 Challenge .. GoG 3/6 CnC Naps 6/6 ToH 4/6 ( Technically 6/6 but small games ) Board games 3/6 (Settlers, ZOmbicide, Runewars)
film club.. First rule of film club... Oh no that's the other club
king Arthur... It's not that Arthur.. It's a cracking movie tho, ignore the dark age links to the fall of Rome and the Saxons, this is Gamo of Thrones meets Warcraft King Arthur, fantasy gangster fun
snatched.. Hmm.. Didn't fall asleep amazingly, was funny in places, mostly not

Monday, 15 May 2017

Nnnnnnineteen, nineteen

Hobby News ... salute a distant memory, LARP moot1 done, the GEF approaching, hopefully a game of CnC naps this week to break the draught

Commission Painting .... Started n finished 113 Normans, foot and mounted for Simon Miller, 

own Painting... Did you guess? May never happen again lol

6x6 Challenge .. GoG 3/6 CnC Naps 6/6 ToH 4/6 ( Technically 6/6 but small games ) Board games 3/6 (Settlers, ZOmbicide, Runewars)

Sunday, 7 May 2017


Hobby ...went larp and found a new shop in borehamwood

Commission ... 100 normans started

Own ..joined

Games...none extra

Sunday, 23 April 2017


Hobby.. Salute done

Commissions... ECW cavalry for smon

Own.. Made 25 ashiuguru for Treat of Honour

6x6.. Got 3/6 CNC 6/6 oh 3/6 others 3/6

Sunday, 16 April 2017


Hobby News ... 5 days til Salute, Rune wars could be the new thing thanks to Rich Jones !! But I will hold off until I see more options to get started, have enough human and skeleton figures, maybe wait for chaos or elven types, salute plans are still loose but Test of Honour  is up there, along with some 10mm forces for a To The Strongest game

Commission Painting... Newline Designs  28mm goths painted, still to base and Ancient Spanish nearly finished, this week is snagging and basing in time for delivery at Salutr

own Painting... Did you guess? May never happen again lol

6x6 Challenge .. GoG 3/6 CnC Naps 6/6 ToH 4/6 ( Technically 6/6 but small games ) Board games 3/6 (Settlers, ZOmbicide, Runewars)

Sunday, 9 April 2017


Hobby News ... Less than two weeks til Salute, other than my WI subscription renewal, then a voucher spend at Warlord Games on Test of  Honour box game, I'm not needing much else, maybe a couple of triads at foundry... Maybe brushes

Commission Painting... Finished 4 10mm units for SP at Newline Design, started all the TH stuff

own Painting... May never happen again lol

6x6 Challenge .. GoG 3/6 CnC Naps 6/6 ToH 4/6 ( Technically 6/6 but small games )

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Bakers dozen

Hobby news... Have been tidying n sorting my stuff, a spring clean as it were, so will soon have a 6x4 table space for if I ever need to play a game lol

Commission Painting... Finished all RR stuff, started 48 Spanish Scutari, 32 foot goths and 16 mounted for for TH, 19 days to Salute.... Also 4 units of 10mm Newline Design Figures for Sean's Display stand... carthaginain elephants, scythian horse archers, hittie spearmen and  more Spanish Scutari ... Nothing like a challenge lol

Own Painting ... Nowt

6x6 Challenge ...
Test of Honour, 28mm Samurai skirmish game from Warlord Games, highly recommend !!! 2/6
GoG 3/6
CnC Naps 6/6

Sunday, 26 March 2017


Hobby News ... Settlers of Catan, BNIB £3.99 at a charity shop, donated some money too

Commision Painting... prepared lots for TH 48 Spanish, 32 Goths n 16 Mtd Goths, carried on with RR last few bits, draught Horses, US tank riders, Knights

Own Painting... Still None

6x6 Gaming .. 3/6 GoG, 5/6 Naps CnC

Sunday, 19 March 2017


Hobby News ... Played a gam, CnC Naps...

Commission ... 40 Naps, 22 cart drivers finished... 20 draught horses nearly finished, good week.. 8 ECW cavalry next, with 9 elephant crew for SM

Own Painting .. None

6x6 Challenge ... GW GoG 3/6, CnC Naps 5/6

Sunday, 12 March 2017


Hobby News.... CnC Ancients can now be added to our play list

Commision Paintng.. 100 Nap Brits Finished, 40 Nap Young Gaurd nearly completed for RR, along with an emergency 9 Cavalry for SM, plenty of figures prepared for this months target

Own Painting ... None

6x6 Challenge .. GoG 3/6 CnC Naps 4/6

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Hasty 9th post

Hobby News..  Perrys Travel Battle? Need more info!!!

Comission Painting .. Nearly finished the 100 Nap Brits fo RR... 80 are finished but I'm waiting for the sat 20 before taking the score

Own Painting... nowt yet

6x6 games... GoG 3/6 CnC naps 3/6

Sunday, 26 February 2017

I'm post the 8th I am

Hobby News ... May be going Salute .. Won't be going to Abingdon

Painting .. 2/3 way through the 100 British naps for RR, then it's just 40 French, 20 draught horses and a load of drivers to finish the commission ... That'll be mid march I recon, a good few points there to be had

Own Painting... None

6x6 Games ... 3/6 Gangs of Gammoragh and 2/6 Command and Colours Napoleonics

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Lucky 7

Hobby news - CnC Napoleonics may be happening

Commission painting - 60 points for 14 ecw cuirass and 4 crewed elephants and started 100 Napoleonic British infantry

Own paint - none

6x6 gaming - GoG 3/6

Sunday, 12 February 2017


Hobby News ... Busy at work, got lurgy

Commission Painting ... Finishing nothing, started lots

Own Painting.. None

6x6 Gaming ... GoG 2/6

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Post No5

Hobby News - played GW Gangs of Gommorragh - biker mice from mars it ain't lol - started a small campaign and liked it so much I spent my first money of the hobby year £30 on amazon and am currently sticking them together.

Commision Painting - plenty started, nothing finished this month 4 elephants, 14 ECW cavalry and 20 draught horses ... 81 potential points in the next week or so

Own Painting - none yet, 0/24 gladiators, 0/38 gangs of Gommorragh, 0/30 TMWWBKs

6x6 Gaming Challenge - Started this now...

GW GoG - 1/6
Juugula - 0/6
TMWWBKs - 0/6
Impetus - 0/6
To The Strongest - 0/6
TBC - 0/6

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Awkward 4th post

Hobby ... No games, no DnD, no purchases, no sales.

C-Painting .. Nothing competed, 14 ECW Currassier base painted, 20 draught horses base painted, 3 Indian elephants under coated.

P-Painting.. 24 gladiators prepared, 36 perry plastic Sudan British under coated.

Have managed to tidy and sort out my gaming storage area, this has highlighted that I could probably sell most of it and not miss it ... A history of abandoned projects, remnants of periods long since painted and sold, multiple scales for the same armies..

2017 may be the year I rationalise and actually recycle the lead pile... Altho it pains me to actually give up on things that I once had such a passion for as to buy the figures, but then give up on it.

Things I'll not give up on -
10mm ancients and warmaster fantasy armies - TtS bases, usable for Hail Ceasar and Basic Impetus
28mm VBCWgW - very British Civil War goes Weird ... Probably using Fyng Lead or Bolt action
28mm Sudan - TMWWBK - new project old figures
28mm Dragon Rampant - new project old GW figures
28mm Imagi-nations - old project new figures - perry plastic AWI and Naps - repurposed from abandoned old projects

Leaves a lot of 28mm metal n plastic ancients, ACW and war of Roses I could paint to sell or create other projects from. 10mm ww1/2 stuff and even some 15mm celts / Medievals to find a home for.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Blog the 3rd

Hobby... Still not played a game, just found my jugula rule book tho !!! Whoop whoop now to paint those 16 odd gladiators for me to actually play a game with :) as per usual I'm think how to expand the game options having watched Gladiator with Russ Crowe in it... Cavalry and chariots... Tigers... Hmm, why was it never built on as a game? With so many options.. Before I even get on to mythical options lol.. Minotuars anyone?

Painting.. Finished 20 draught horses and a few drovers for RR, sent them off... Then finished the cavalry masses and some Persian archers for Simon, that's about 4 units worth for his To The Strongest games at Wargames Holiday Centre in March...

Bringing my points up to over the required 83.8 needed for the month, to achieve the 1000 for the year

Next on the block.. Sticks actually... Are 14 ECW Cuirrassier, 4 elephants for Simon and 20 more draught horses for RR, then onto 90 Nap British and 40 middle guard for RR... No rush as I've had them a year and they keep gettng bumped

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Post 2

Hobby news - DnD cancelled this week.. Zero games played... Painting has occurred .. A successful trip to Poundland netted 19 cans of matt blak car spray!!

commission work - 37 cavalry so very nearly finished .. (74pts) and emergency 20 draught horses started for RR, also so very nearly finished lol it's gonna be one of those months that comes together in the last week

Personal work -none, but did look at the rule book TMWWBK again for inspiration

This week has been a blur of work and illness, mostly battling gout and lurgy.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

18 months later...

Well. I'm back ish

Gonna try for a weekly blog

Painting - 28mm Persian, Greek and Scythian cavalry for Simon (74pts)

Gaming - DnD bi weekly campaign

Buying - not a lot, kickstarters last year featured heavily, but I still haven't played any of them! Onus, black plague and TWD all out war 

2016 - all commission work for Simon (To The Strongest) Trevor Halsal (Socety of Anciets ) Ron Ringrose (Essex MegaGamer) 

2017 - paint something for me !! Probably the 28mm Gladiators for plaing Jugula with an play Jugula again :) and maybe a second larger project based on The Men Who Would Be Kings TMWWBK 

And obviously go for the 1000 28mm figure target again