Thursday, 20 October 2016

A new project!

As a man in possession of approximately 4 tonnes of unpainted models in his garage, the last thing I need is a new project that adds more stuff to the pile.

So, of course, that's exactly what I've got.

Last year I, along with the rest of our little gaming group, backed the Dropfleet Commander kickstarter, which is now shipping. I'm still waiting for my box (which will contain way more models than I need), but Wes has his, and has kindly handed over the Shaltari ships so I can get started with painting.

And start I have!

These turn out to be a bit easier to paint than I was expecting - as they're plastic, the details aren't as deep as on resin models. Normally that would make things harder, but I've been finding that with the Dropzone Shaltari the most time-consuming part is basecoating the vast areas of intricate detail on each model. So, weirdly, it's a relief to have less well-detailed models to paint for a change.

I have another 4 ships to paint at the moment. As far as I know, not having any rules yet, that's not enough for a game, but at least I'll not be starting completely from scratch when more of them turn up...

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

A Spot of Armour...

Why hello there! It's Tuesday night, so clearly it's time for six German tanks. That's convenient, because that's what I've painted.

Command StuG!

Even though I have no immediate plan to play Flames of War, I decided to finish of the Germans I've had sitting around for ages.

Non-command StuGs!

These don't give me a new army or anything, but I've at least got more support options for my Panzerpionierkompanie now. Maybe they can lose slightly less often than they used to before!


Of course, that will mean playing some Flames of War, which I don't have any immediate plans to do, so it's back in the cupboard with these for now. I'm sure they'll eventually make an appearance though, so it's good to have them finally done.

Command Panther!

So, what's next?

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Who remembers Flames of War?

You know, the really popular one with the 15mm World War 2 stuff? That I suddenly stopped playing ages ago for no real reason?

Yeah, this sort of thing

Well, I seem to have remembered it all of a sudden. So here's a couple of AA wagons. More of this sort of thing may well follow!

Monday, 22 August 2016

Teeny Tiny Town!

It's a post! About some stuff I've painted! Those have been a little thin on the ground recently. But never mind, let's not mope, stiff upper lip and so on. 

I've painted some buildings for Black Powder. Since we've been playing American Civil War in 6mm with Black Powder, these are, somewhat obviously, 6mm ACW buildings. 

Here's the first one...

It's a sawmill!
These are from Leven Miniatures. I picked them up at Joy of Six last month.

It's a shack!
Joy of Six was good, as always. Made more interesting this year as we actually had plans to play games in 6mm, so were more invested in what we were looking at.

It's a church!

It's a blockhouse!

It's a forge!
So there you go - I painted stuff! Hopefully at some point in the not too distant future these can grace a table.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Horse Trading

Or something. Sometimes I feel compelled to try to come up with a joke title where none is available.


As I've been banging on about recently, my little group of gamers is planning to play the first scenario from Glory Hallelujah, the American Civil War supplement for Black Powder.

The game is planned for tomorrow, after Joy of Six, so it's convenient that I've finished the models I
need to supply for the game!

Here they are...

The cavalry! The Wilson's Creek scenario gives the Union a single, tiny, cavalry unit, so here it is.


We also need more commanders, so I'm providing two of them:


Glory Hallelujah lets you use commanders on foot... but I don't have any models for that, so I'll be sticking with mounted ones for now.

Oh! Also, I painted some skirmishers for use when changing formations with my infantry regiments. This is them, here:


The Wilson's Creek scenario will be interesting. As the Union force we'll be outnumbered, and the Confederates have a flank attack. However, we can send a brigade to attack the enemy from the rear, so we should be able to achieve something with that - at least use it to prevent a total whitewash!

Tune in next time to see how that works out for us...

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Stating the obvious

More tiny American Civil War stuff!

Pete is now painting Confederates, which will be useful as someone for me to fight.

However, Kieron and Wes appear to be letting the side down.

So, we're stepping down our plans a little. We were intending to tackle the first scenario in Glory Hallelujah. However, the Black Powder rulebook contains a smaller ACW scenario, which we can manage with the forces we have models for. So, I need to get these painted by the 17th.

First step: infantry!

State Troops!

Federal Troops!

The state troops (can't remember which states, or be bothered to check. This blog is free, what do you want?) are intended to allow me to pick out units that have different attributes. This was going to be important for the Battle of Wilson's Creek, which we're now not doing yet. Ho hum.

Anyway! Since the scenario needs a picket which starts the game in skirmish formation, I think I have enough infantry!

I still need more commanders, and some cavalry. That should be doable though...

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Limbering up for ACW Black Powder!

More! More! I've painted more (More!) 6mm American Civil War stuff for Black Powder.

And here it is...



Now, you may be wondering, did I paint those just so I could make the lame pun in this post's title?

I couldn't possibly comment.