Roman Progress

After a Pep talk from GB I got back to the Romans. I am close to 3 units done!

Velites, not sure I needed to buy the shield transfers for these


Love these transfers, they make the models


Hastartii (still not sure I ever spell any of these right)


And the shields for the above


Pretty sweet


40k Threeway

So Tom and his gaming heir rocked up the play 40k. My lovely neighbour Gareth had a clear out so I was using his old Eldar, Tom had his Orks and GH brought the Spear tip of the Black Templars.

Here they are now, Terminators, Helbretch, Crusader Squad, Land Raider Crusader and a Rhino.


Toms Evil Sunz are the traditional Red fast paced army


I had put together two guardian squads, Wraithlord, War Walker and a Warlock. Then dig out 10 Dire Avengers and 10 Striking Scorpions of mine. Plus some rangers

Oh and some fire Dragons


The brave guardians shield the valuable troops with their fleshy bodies!


Tom’s Orks stalk in the ruins of the city


Tom opens the game by pouring forward. GH parks all his armour on the objective


The Fire Dragons stalk towards the crusader, I figure I should get them a Falcon


Tom attacks me with his buggies, I think this inadvertently won him the game as I got distracted and used all my best men to fail to kill the buggies


The rest of Tom’s guys head towards the objective


Templars our from vehicles and Orks mop them up


Here is a massive pile of my dead guys, 😦


So we had a lot of fun. I am no expert in Eldars but I think I need to practice on using the units for their purpose as these are experts and only do that thing.





Principle Roman Progress

Romans are starting to take shape. Little Big Men transfers do a great job. I think I am going to varnish and static grass at the end.

This is the first unit. They are getting four more dudes and a movement tray.

Hastatii are going to be deployed 8 wide to maximise fighting whilst using the unit behinds tank bonus. Much like being a unit of 32!

Here are the missing 4 dudes and a unit of Velites. I need a general and a unit of Triarii and the force is legal! Watch me go!

Black Powder with Naps

So after about two years of bashing out Naps the guys (after me moaning about FIW) we pulled together two brigades a side!

French and Irish on one side

British from the Kings 8th and the Northumbians

Tom is the Brits

General Ballroom pushes the French up

The British colours are proudly displayed in the centre of the field

The French foot struggle to negotiate the fence

The British look to threaten the French flank

After blasting into one French battalion the other smashes home

Can the Brits rescue the colours

Down the left flank the light Cavalry battles it out. 14th Lt Dragoon’s take on the 7th Hussars

The Huzzars win it and smash into the battle of the British foot

The French finally crash home into the thin red line

The lines are closing in

The British shooting is slowing but not stopping the French columns

The battle line is grinding deep into British territory

Can GBs French win out. He has done the work to get them to the fight

Tom is holding, and we called it a honourable draw there.

Lots of fun was had and if we knew the rules it would have been even slicker!

Oh and here is a picture of my Cavalry!


Ok. So I need to get my stuff together. Hobby, painting, gaming and time are all over the place.

I am trying to tie some projects up. Tom and GB are all colonial at the mo. With GB having a slow cook on Carthaginians. Tom favouring Naps. Ted wants something fast plus dirty. I feel like I just need some hobby point to shoot for!

In response to General Ballroom I pulled the Romans out. Here is about 1/16 of my Roman army

I am going to crack on with these until the next thing takes me. Though it means buying a ton of transfers

Visiting Nottingham Uni Viking Exhibition

Wife and child suggested a trip to the Uni to see the Viking Exhibit, which was very cool. I didn’t bother with long descriptions but here are some cool photos

It is free to go. At the uni on the tram line. I heartily recommend it. The last picture is a Viking wargame

Goth Saga Warband

No not a loads of dudes dressed in black feeling sad, these guys:

This lot all got passed over to Mr Farr from Footsore.

I am now scratching my pitiful attempt at a beard and pondering what to paint next. Oh the decisions.

Shadespire Gang

Just as Shadespire starts to disappear from gaming consciousness I get my first gang finished (apart from varnish and static but that is the weathers fault).

After a couple of goes at it I have the Armour the purple I want and the axes have come out ok.

I will paint the others and am working towards having an excellent painting and gaming year!!!

Late Saxon Saga Warband

I have been painting again for the Footsore lads. This is the first of two Warbands I am doing for them.

Champion and Standard, two groups of Huscarls and two groups of Thegns.

Hope you like them

Empire vs Dwarfs 8th Battle

For the final day of the year it was time for a mighty battle. Tom couldn’t find the Ogres so the battle would be Dwarfs with Kislev allies vs my Empire and Wood Elf allies.

I threw in some flashy do dads, Luminark, War Altar and Steam Tank, plus a horde of Spearmen. Tom dropped his Scouts behind my line to keep me on my toes!


Mighty winged lancers with slightly wonky lances


Tom’s line, horse archers moving up.


Behind my line Bugman’s finest are being very menacing.


But with spells, arrows and the will I reduced the threat!


But more threat was on it’s way. The Hammerers are the real danger so I concentrated fire on them.


Not terrified of the of the Kislev cavalry though!


My line is bent out of shape by the pesky rangers. I should have thought of that in set up!


The blasting began and the Kislev cavalry were removed


The arrival of the Glade Riders won me the left flank!


The Hammerers also got a roasting


Before they ploughed into a hedge hog of death.


Longbeards even fighting over a wall were more than a match for my halberdiers with a witch hunter. Shouldn’t have moved the War Altar!!!


Halberdiers and Hammerers gone. Outriders down to one man, a brutal round of shooting.


But the longbeards were now in a killing field!


I also had a unit of warriors deep in my deployment zone


This is my dead pile, it also contains the lone surviving Ranger champion.


Wood Elf Glade Guard, over 30 years old defend their wood


I prepare a nasty environment for the Longbeards


After spiking a cannon the pike block moves on


I slam the War Altar into the Longbeards, this doesn’t work anywhere near as well as I hoped


I break and run


But the battle is mine!!!

Tom and I need to work out how to link a series of games for next year that encourages painting!!

Happy new Year!