I’ve been rather overloaded with hobby projects of late, having recently picked up three more: Chaos Orcs for Age Of Sigmar, 10mm Mass Battle Fantasy and 2mm Sci Fi, the last two were as a result of having won Irregular Miniatures most recent painting competition with my Samurai figure: After basing my new 10mm Fantasy […]Read More The Small and Mysterious Box (Tiny Tostig)
A box arrived today from Wonderland Models for a project I was working on many moons ago, back then in ye olde times (a couple of months ago), I was working on a modern/ Vietnam project, and so I ordered some Warsaw Pact troops and US Special Forces. Little did I know that the Warsaw […]Read More Italeri Warsaw Pact Troops
Two more boxes for my Ghost Legions project arrived a few days ago, Mummies and Fire Demons from Dark Alliance. Here’s a finished Fire Demon mounted on a 40mm base from Games Workshop. The Demon is a two piece miniature, with only the wings being separate from the main body, and with two poses in […]Read More Ghost Legions Reinforcements from Dark Alliance
Two gods of the Underworld amass their forces infront of the Dark Obelisk in the hope of obtaining power over the Netherworld. Anubis brings three units of Roman Legionnaires, a unit of Fallschirmjager and a unit of Afrika Korps. Chernobog The Black God brings three units of French Foreign Legion, a unit of Vikings and […]Read More Ghost Legions – Anubis vs Chernobog
Let’s categorise this under ‘bizarre’. So every once in a while I find myself picking up a box of 1/72 plastic figures, Airfix, Italeri, Hat, the usual culprits, and I seem to have amassed a rather large collection over the years. This probably stems from an unhealthy obsession as a child for our little plastic […]Read More Ghost Legions
Projects abound of late, and with Armies on Parade but one week away surely I’d be painting my Slaves To Darkness? Apparently not. An impulse buy from Amazon, 20 DC heroes for £17 (with a couple of repeat appearances, two Batmen, two Supermen, two Wonder Women). I set about crafting rules even though Knight Models […]Read More Super Simple Heroes
Emerging from the hobby sofa are some discount Chinese Nationalists. These Matchbox Afrikacorps copies… made in China now somewhat ironically masquerading as the German equipped Chinese Nationalists in Burma. I decided to face them off against the Japanese from the previous post with some fastplay WW2 skirmish rules I cooked up. I set the Japanese […]Read More Discount Burma Bunker Busting
Citadel’s Contrast range of paints were touted as a miracle product upon release. People soon realised they were better at some things than others, and now for many painters I know the old pots of standard acrylic are out, and the contrast range is used as support to gain certain effects rather than the paint […]Read More Expensive Paints on Cheap Figures
Those poor American Airfix Marines seemed to be lacking a bit of Anti-Infantry punch when facing the Germans despite their victory. This is down to the fact that while the German’s are festooned with machine guns, the Americans are only carrying two, their other two heavy weapons are Bazookas so until I include tanks in […]Read More Instant WW2 Developments
I fancied a tinker with Donald Featherstone’s Close Little Wars with my WW2 Airfix figures, but alas I had no suitable scenery… so with a couple of cans of spray paint, some newspaper, sticky tape and wooden building blocks I churned out the following: A nice crossroads to do bloody battle on! The sides were […]Read More Instant WW2
A package arrive from Irregular two days ago. Excitedly I pulled the newspaper packaging apart and spied my new forces, ready to relive one of the first rulesets I ever wrote ‘Warpstar Nemesis’. Two armies face eachother across a barren wasteland… who will claim ownership of the wooden block factories? Army Blue (top left) or […]Read More Warpstar Nemesis
One of the multitude of projects I’m currently dividing my hobby time between is Killteam. Not on the cheap side at least for the initial outlay since I picked up the starter set, but it is good value for money (at least for a Games Workshop product). The set comes with two Killteams: 5 Space […]Read More Killteam
It’s been a while since I’ve posted, well not very long in a blogging sense, some go dead for months between posts, but it’s certainly been longer than I would have liked. I’ve been floundering somewhat, butterflying from project to project and not making a huge amount of headway. I’ve been chipping away at the […]Read More Dapol Gangs
A bit of an impulse buy here, but I was in a local model shop and spotted these: 30 Goblins for £20, not bad at all. They are part of the Oathmark range put out by Osprey and Northstar for their upcoming mass battle game. In the box you get 6 of the sprue above […]Read More Oathmark Goblins
I recently acquired some Nurgle Rotbringers from a friend who was having a clear out. I like the models a lot but they were always one of the armies I probably would not have seriously attempted due to how much time would need to be invested in painting them. But since GW’s Contrast paints have […]Read More Contrast Paints are Pretty Great… Part 2
I’m a few weeks behind on this one, biding my time. My Nighthaunt models previously featured on this blog did use ‘Iyanden Yellow’ but I painted over it quite a bit and didn’t allow it to fully do its thing. I’ve had these figures for a while: I wanted a modern or futuristic warband for […]Read More Games Workshop’s Contrast Paints are pretty great!
More playtesting of my Fantasy Bash (needs a better name) rules occurred the other day. I played out a small tournament between four warbands of roughly 100 points each. Up first the Undead took on the Orcs, and the Undead came out on top, I suspect largely because the Necromancer poked his head around a […]Read More Not Quite the Battle of Five Armies… The Skirmish of Four Warbands
I sent in my entry today: I didn’t spend a huge amount of time on this guy, but I do really like this figure so consider this a plug for Irregular’s 54mm Samurai range! The pose is nice and the figure is nicely detailed too, and required little to no clean up. There’s a few […]Read More Irregular Miniatures Samurai Painting Competition!
Here’s where my latest bedroom floor game ended, with the Dwarves wiping the Elves out. I played with much smaller warbands this time of five figures each and both coming in at 100 points. 100 points seems to be the ‘sweet spot’. The Elves had: Two Wyches, a Warlock, a Warlord and a Wasp (I […]Read More More Irregular Fantasy Bashing
On the more expensive front, I’ve been prepping for Warcry the new Skirmish wargame from Games Workshop (who soon may only be referred to as Warhammer). You can buy in big by getting the big boxed set at £100 or if you already have some GW Miniatures you might have the figures you need already […]Read More Nighthaunt and Warcry
I’ve recently been painting some Irregular Miniatures 28mm Fantasy figures for some skirmish gaming. For you today I have two warbands, first up are the Dark Elves: Second up are my Dwarves: I played a brief game tonight with some quickly hashed out rules that probably deserve a post in their own right, the goal […]Read More An Irregular Fantasy Bash
In the interest of being a tad more outlandish with my fantasy armies in 2mm I put together two forces of lesser known or maybe unknown fantasy archetypes and had a little game because you can paint a 2mm army as anything you want, so why stick to the norm? My first outlandish army were […]Read More Sasquatches and Shardmen
I’ve never had a scenic board before, although I have been very envious of all the YouTubers and bloggers online that have fantastic gaming setups. But I thought I do have the space and all the stuff to produce a board for my 2mm fantasy armies, so excitedly I set to work! I started out […]Read More Creation of a 2mm Battlefield
Rummaging around through various boxes I came across a bag of Irregular Miniatures 2mm stuff which I believe were a French Napoleonic army, but I quickly turned them into two fantasy armies and still have a ton of figures left for more projects! I played a little game on the box I paint stuff on […]Read More We’ve had 6mm Fantasy, how about 2mm?
I woke up rather early this morning, the house was quiet so I thought I’d play a little Solo game. I grabbed my 6mm Fantasy Armies with the intent of doing my best to work with the Ancients rules found in the following tome: There were some nice adaptations I could make right off of […]Read More Featherstone’s Ancients for 6mm Fantasy Battles?