Wounded Chindit

Wounded Chindit

Monday 11 June 2018

May endeavours

Well the last month has wizzed by but I have not been idle.
The club has proved a great experience with friendly guys and some great games. I've had ago at Congo,  Saga, 7TV, Fog and Blood Red Skies. I also enjoyed watching a game of Bolt Action and should be taking my Chindits along in a few weeks for an outing. It should be a good game with 2 players a side.
As for Fog I took along the finished units that I had been busy painting up recently (and the remainder (10 chariots)) were loaned by loan by one of the other members.

The Neo-Assyrians has been one of those projects that has been on the go for a number of years. As they have fought a battle now thought I'd share a few photos of them over the next week or so.

First up are some tribal levies



All models are from Magister Militum/Chariot Miniatures.

Thanks for dropping by.

Monday 7 May 2018

And now for something new.

A couple of Thursdays ago I went along late in the evening to Becconsfield to find out about a reasonably local wargames club. The Wycombe Warband. I spoke to a few guys and they seemed a friendly bunch.  3 of them were having a game of Congo which seemed like a fun game. There was also another skirmish game or two on the go  along with some sort of space craft game. 
This week I went back and joined in a game of Congo. I had a great time even though my dice rolling was horrendous (nothing changes).  There were a lot more games being played that night, with games of Saga, Bolt Action and a starwars game with some amazing scenery along with a couple of others I didn't really see.
At the end of the evening I paid my subs and for the first time in 20 years have joined a wargaming club. 

Monday 30 April 2018


This is my last wild west installment for the time being. This stagecoach was originally painted 20+ years ago and has just had a major repaint. 

I'm not sure of the make but at the time I was buying a few bits of freicorps and minifigs so it could be either of them though Friecorps would probably edge it.

 Next time something different.

Sunday 29 April 2018

Paint your wagon.

I was born under one wandering star. 
Lee Marvin gave the idea to paint my wagon a different colour to plain brown and a quick look on Google showed me a few examples of blue wagons.

The blue is PeterPigs pack 92 settlers wagon, recently bought and the brown is peterPigs pack 65 supply wagon, though this was bought and painted more than 20 years ago.

The supply wagon was touched up and a wash or two applied and then debased.

Hopefully I will have a couple of pictures tomorrow of the stagecoach.

I was born under a wandrin' star 
I was born under a wandrin' star 
Wheels are made for rollin' 
Mules are made to pack

Monday 23 April 2018

Cattlemen characters and a freebie figure.

Just a quick post to show I'm still about and painting. 
The Cattlemen are completed just need me to take some pictures and I'm progressing with two new projects and hope to have a few elements of both completed and photographed in early may.  Though I think my idea of starting two projects simultaneously was a bit misguided. 

The following pictures are of a couple more of Mr Piggy's character packs.

Pack 96  Montana Huber
And below pack 97 Smilin Sollie

And a freebie figure that came from PeterPig a few months back.

The bases have been touched up since the photos were taken - dont know how I missed that !

That's it for today.

Wednesday 28 March 2018

Chuck Wagon

The weather's turned wet and horrible since Monday but luckily I did manage to take a few pictures on that day.
The chuck wagon is pack 91 from PeterPigs wild west Cattlemen range. The body of the chuck wagon is resin and all other parts white metal. The model went together nicely.  Originally I was going to paint the wood part of the body in wood brown but after having a peruse on the internet I found a couple of green examples which I thought looked rather good.

Wagons roll.

Tuesday 27 March 2018

More cattlemen

As I've got the week off and the sun was out I thought I'd take some pictures of some finished figures and will put up a number of posts over the coming week.

First up is petepigs Cattlemen mounted with rifles (pack 89).

The eagle eyed amoungst you will have noticed the basing has changed. When it came to basing these I decided that the sandy base that I have done for the rest of the range didn't seem right for these chaps. Cattle eat grass so bases should be more green/brown than sand.
What it does mean is that I need to go back and re-do the basing for the rest of these cattlemen. That should keep me busy.

Sunday 4 March 2018

Snow cancelled show.

I was planning to go to overlord in Abington today , my first war show of the year but yesterday I found out that the weather had taken its toll and the show was cancelled. I always enjoy it as it's a small but but friendly show where I can pick up a few bits and pieces and  spend a good half day perusing.
The next show I could well attend would have been the wmms in a couple of weeks but my two young lads are doing a walk for the cubs and Beavers and I've being been roped in to do the walk as well. 

The latest pack of cattlemen finished are pack 88 mounted cattlemen with Pistols.

The horses for both this pack and the following pack 89 were all sprayed together using Mournfang Brown from games Workshop. Different shades of washes and mixtures were applied to give a variation of colour which is not so visible in the pics.


Hoping to spend a couple of hours outside in the painting den today and get the next batch of cattlemen finished. Then on to a couple of wagons and a stagecoach.

Thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday 28 February 2018

It's cold out there

February has been a relatively productive month with a least an hour most evenings and a few hours over the weekends painting so a few bits have been progressing along nicely. Well until last night that is, when i went out to my painting den in the garage and froze my knackers off. The heater made no dent in the cold in the room or the cold in my body. I came in after about half an hour and promptly went to bed.  It was nice and warm in there. 

As to my painting the Cattlemen are near to completion and a few other areas are having some time spent on them. So hopefully something different next month.

This little offering are from PeterPigs  pack 87, cattlemen foot rifles.

These are all based as per Peterpigs "Hey you in the Jail" rules which are being revised and should be released in the next month or two.

Anyway keep safe in this bad weather spell.

Wednesday 17 January 2018

New shiny and plastics.

Oh dear - just 5 minutes after posting my last blog I've just seen the new Northstar Miniatures plastic oathmark elves and humans.  Now they look nice,  I did think of getting both the Dwarves and orc sets but managed to resit but the two new packs I think will break my resistance. 
And then there are the new antediluvian miniatures fantasy explorers / conquistadors and they look very nice too.

What is a man to do with all this temptation. 

More Cattlemen and a Plan for 2018 (well sort of)

Over the past couple of weeks I've been contemplating my plan for this year's painting. At the moment I'm definitely going to try and reduce the lead and plastic mountain.  
I'm going to continue with the 15mm wild west this year, finishing off the Indians I started in the 90's. I've also got a number buildings from the range to paint up along with a train.
Along with this on-going project I'm going to try and complete another of my projects - the 15mm Assyrians. This has been plodding on for about 6 years now but I feel if I base up the completed figures it might motivate me to finish off the army with the chariots and a few extra units.
On top of that I have a number of on going projects I would love to get on with but it will probably be some more 15mm ww2 to finish off the year.

As to new stuff - apart from a few bits for the wild west, like a train station, I'll try to keep the purchasing down to paints and accessories and a few little bits. But you know us wargamers, never say never.

Anyway to the painted stuff, i've painted up some more  PeterPig cattlemen, these are pack 86 foot pistols.  Nice figures with three different sculpts in each pack of eight figures.

I'm looking forward to the new revised and updated Hey You in the Jail rules from PeterPig. They should be out in time for Salute.

Let those wagons roll.