Friday, 11 April 2014


French union forces.
I have mentioned previously that I used to play AK47 with an army loosely based around the British and French invasion of Suez. I have been thinking of starting an campaign here but need to revamp my armies and provide more suitable opposition.
British Paras and RTR

The Boys in Blue

A quick snap of the figures I have just dipped. It was quite pleasant working on them as my Son was playing Assassins creed. What better background music than a mix of sea shanty's and general swashbuckling. Would have been better if painting pirates though. The Crusader figures are quite good and easy to paint. Not too much flash although two of the figures were slightly miscast just having small nubbins instead of left hands. The only other drawbacks is that the command figures  are quite boring. Just an officer standing with a pistol. I might replace them with some Forgotten and Glorious sword wielding officers which are much more exciting.

First Post since 19oatcake

For some reason I haven't been able to post for months. I could sign in OK but but when trying to type into the blog nothing would come up on the screen. All a bit strange. Even stranger suddenly this morning the blog is working perfectly.
There hasn't been a huge amount of gaming recently but there has been a reasonable amount of painting. Out of the Blue I ordered a brigade of Crusader games Union infantry from North Star. Have managed to blitz them quite quickly for me in two big sessions. These two sessions had a holiday in between but it was still good going. The figs are just waiting on a dip and then will look at flags and basing.

Sunday, 10 November 2013


Just back on this mornings ferry from Kirrie. It was great seeing some of my old mates especially those that have emigrated back to the mainland. I got some nice dodgy 70s Tattoo flashes from Kevin and a fantastic man hug from Big Mark. It was like the 3 musketeers reunited for one last mission. Shame my visit was so short as had to do the Xmas shopping. As for games there was Colin, Bill and Hugh with a nice looking Chaco war game and an interesting Cold war Russian invasion game. That featured the battle for Trafalgar square. Very inspiring in a 1979 way.


Friday, 8 November 2013

A roll of the Dice

Out of the Blue last night I had a game. I have been slightly obsessed with AK47 recently and am planning a campaign set round the French Union in the 1950's so the Balkans are really on the back burner. Sean my main gaming oppo suggested we have a Balkan wars game.
It was a strange sort of game as running late I accidentally left a box of Greeks and some terrain at home. So my Greek force was made up of odds and ends that just happened to be in the box I had picked up. Two field guns and 5 Battalions of inf, no machine guns or anything. I did have one big battalion of Evzone though which turned out to be worth their weight in Gold.They just refused to fail morale tests! Sean had a balanced force of 6 Battalions of Bulgarian inf, including 1 of Guards. A field gun and MG plus a small section of cavalry. The game was a head to head collision in a small Thracian town. The rules were Rapid Fire lite. We had a real fun time with very little input. Just the way it should be. The results are that I have dug out all my Greeks to try and get all the outstanding basing done and Sean is talking about Turks. Oh by the way the Greeks won.


Sunday, 21 April 2013

The Intercounty

Have just dropped the Orkney guys off at the airport after a weekend of gaming. Of course there was a lot of socialising as well. We managed two big games. The Americans were defeated after a hard fight at Germantown on Saturday. This morning the Government forces fought the socialists to a standstill at the battle of Scatsta. All will be revealed later, hopefully with some pics. Time to relax before I am back to work in the morning.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Some new figures for the weekend.

Just finishing off some new figures for this weekends big 38 game. Above is the Governor of Shetland. Appointed by the Mosley Government he has managed to rule Shetland with an iron fist.
I also finished the above squad of his personal guard. Every member is a chosen man who has learnt his trade in the harsh street fights and running battles of the Pre Mosley Era.