Lone wolves

A group of hoary old gamers, modellers and painters. We've been meeting and playing once a week since the late 1990's and this is what we get up to.







Thursday, 25 September 2014

More Wednesday Photos

Not this Wednesday, no!
The one before!
Prompted by Zeds earlier posting I took some photos of my game vs binx.

He'd decided on using an experimental skink list whilst I went crazy and tried out some empire knights instead of pistoliers, mental!

The watch tower mission was rolled and a small skink unit started in defence.
It didn't stay there long and the first few turns threatened to be a whitewash to the empire.
In the end it all got a bit close though, a good game to "see off" the garage.
The empire clung on and won the day! Hoorah!

Now the photos pretty much miss the middle of the game but you get the idea!






Saturday, 13 September 2014

Wednesday Photos

Often on a Wednesday games night, you can hear the sentence 'we really should have taken some pictures'. Well this time I did take some pictures, but not enough!

So now you may hear the call of, 'we really should have taken more photos'





Sunday, 7 September 2014

Panda Cars of IHMN

I was looking for a suitable 'police car' for my In Her Majesties Name Scotland Yard force, and after much internet investigations, went for these beasts from Ramshackle Games.

They took a little while to arrive, but this could be that Ramshackle appears to be one bloke in his shed! Surprisingly they come in very few parts, just the hull, four wheels and the hatch. The moulding was a little suspect in some places, but nothing attacking it with a knife and a bit of Green Stuff couldn't fix.

So here they are; both resplendent in white, with a few police like markings. They aren't 100% finished as they both need machine guns, but I haven't been able to find anything I like yet, once I do I'll let you know



Monday, 1 September 2014

Fallschirmjager for Chain of Command

 
I bought these on a whim, I don't need another CoC platoon.  I have British Airborne and I have German Panzergrenadiers.  I have a box each of the Perry 8th Army and DAK waiting to be started but I think I was in denial.  I wanted to do the 'Green Devils' but I already had plenty of 28mm Germans in the pile.

Anyway this scratch got itched and here they are a full platoon plus HMG, Forward Observer, Medic, Sniper team and Pioneer flamethrower team.  Now all I have to do is get them on the table for a battle.


Saturday, 30 August 2014

Chain of Command - 15mm Soviet Tank Riders



Whilst in the middle of painting my Fallschirmjager platoon for Chain of Command in 28mm, nearly done, I was asked by Binx if I had any spare soviets for a CoC platoon in 15mm.  As a typical example of a gamer/hoarder I did.  The trouble is that set me to thinking about whether I should have a platoon, there was a whole box of Plastic Soldier Company in my 'to be painted immediately' pile (been there 18 months) so I cracked it open and put together a tank rider platoon and an infantry squad from the support list.  Which still leaves plenty for Binx and some left overs.

I went for a very quick solution regards painting; primed with a 30/70 mix of Vallejo German yellow and white primer and then blocked in the trousers, hats etc with reasonable colours I had to hand.  A wash and a coat of varnish and they are done.  These are not amazing but I have completed them in about 3 hours.

The Fallschirmjager just need the bases doing but now a box of 15mm British infantry is winking at me...

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Chain of Command Campaign - Turn 2


Turn two of the Chain of Command campaign - Objective Spa.  The German movements are in red and the Allies are in blue.  At the top of the map the 12th SS push forward against the unprepared American forces.  In the centre the Panzergrenadiers have been pushed back beyond their start positions and in the south the Axis initial failure has been met with success as another assault finally succeeds

Monday, 25 August 2014

Guild Ball - Boiler

Ooh Seventh post in a row, is anyone else in the club painting?

Anyway, after finishing my Lizards, it was time to 'treat' myself to something a bit different, and so I chose the limited edition Boiler figure from the forthcoming game Guild Ball.

A few of the club invested in this Kickstarter, and although I chose the Morticians, I could resist picking up this model.

The model itself came virtually mould line free, with minimal flash to clean off and went together like a dream; hopefully all the models will be like this when they arrive around the Christmas period later this year.



Sunday, 24 August 2014

Carnosaur

Well here he is, the final piece of the Lizardman puzzle....

I've had this model for ages, I don't even remember ever using him in battle, and the model itself has been superseded by a big plastic kit; but he is done, and thus ends the list of Lizardmen left to make the journey to my paint station.