Thursday, 25 October 2012

Warlord Panzer IV - Finished

Came out alright.  A Churchill next and then back to paratroopers

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Say hello to Lordybloke

1: How and when did you start wargaming?

Way back in the mists of time!
I can trace it back to getting some book tokens (do they still exist!?) one Christmas as a young lad in the mid 80's and buying some fighting fantasy books (Deathtrap Dungeon and Island of the Lizard King!). I was hooked on those books and picked up Warlock magazine (dedicated to FF) which opened a world where I could buy miniatures of the beasts I'd been fighting in the books along with floor plans to fight these battles out in 3D. Terribly exciting stuff!
About the same time I was reading Lord of the Rings which added massively to the whole fantasy melting pot.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Germans on Parade

Woop, my Germans are done. Has taken about 6 weeks in all to get this lot painted, and it comes to about 1100pts.

I am planning to finish these guys off with another infantry squad and a Panzer IV, which will get me to about 1500; and although we may not play that size of game, it will give me plenty of chance to play around with my list for each game.

Friday, 12 October 2012

British Airborne Pack Howitzer WiP

I was pressed for time all weekend so have assembled and based this support option this evening.  I hope to get it undercoated and spray the base colours tomorrow

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Accepting New Members

The Lone Wolves table top war gaming club, established in 1997, are now accepting applications for membership. Situated in the North East of Bristol a sizeable but draughty venue with easy access and a fine tradition of fantasy and historical1 gaming

The successful applicant will should meet the following criteria

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Say hello to Cyrus


Anyway, as some of you may know, I started doing Q&As for the members of the Lone Wolves, so we could learn a little more about them, it started well, and then I forgot...

Anyway, after a bit of prodding from Lordybloke, they are back, and to fit them all in before the end of the year, I'll post one every few weeks in the order I get them back via email...

So here we go...

East is восток

4Ground are currently churning out a lot of terrain.
Recently released were Eastern Front style log cabins in 15mm scale and I was lucky enough to assemble the ones we got for the Wolves (not that there was much fighting!)
We got the village which is 4 buildings for £25, with a 10% discount for being newsletter subscribers. Nice! Zed has the 4th to do.

These things flew together very easily. The pieces came out of the wooden sprues with no problems, in fact most just fell out!
If you've ever done any scratch building or kit building these will cause no problems at all. Excluding drying times for the glue I probably took less than an hour to assemble all 3. The roofs are removable to allow placement of troops. You can get one standard flames of war base in each.
Only real criticism I have is the "lugs" that help put the roof together are clearly visible once stuck together. You could paint these out with the right colour match but I didn't want to risk it!
I quite fancy making a village base for them to bring them together and add a bit of life but that can wait!
Highly recommended for some Eastern front feel to your table top.

Четыре из пяти степняков

(4 out of 5 steppe dwellers)

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

British Airborne PIAT and friends

Finished the PIAT team, a medic, another officer and the light mortar.

Whilst getting ready to paint on the airborne wings I decided to read the internet and found that Company B decals are available from the Command Post so ordered them to improve upon my efforts and make things a little easier