Sunday, 25 November 2012


I have not mistyped, this is not a fizzy alcoholic drink.  If you want to know a Laager is a defensive encampment encircled by armored vehicles or wagons.

I have struggled to get any good images of anything I have being doing or completed of late.  Not that I have completed much in truth but I thought I would just take a snap of my paint station.  I am about half way with my Battle Group Kursk force.  I discounted starting 20mm because "I don't want to start from scratch, I'll just use my Flames of War stuff and tweak it a bit"  I honestly believed it at the time.  Anyway the PSC tanks are joy to put together, the Zvezda armoured cars not so much.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Double Trouble

Warning! This post is very long, but has lots of nice pictures.....

This weekend myself and Elliot travelled to Nottingham to take part in the Warhammer Doubles Tournament held at Games Workshop HQ.
Unsure what to expect, we arrived Saturday morning and got ready for a weekend of 5 games, of what we hoped would be enjoyable games of Warhammer. We collected our gaming pack which included scoring sheet and special bonus objective cards and headed for our first, randomly selected table, where we met our first opponents 'The big green eating machine'.

This Orc and Ogre combination had a similar composition to our force, but also included 2 Mangler Squigs, our first game was not going to be easy, and was made even more difficult as the first mission randomly rolled for was The Watchtower.

Game 1 Deployment begins

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Big and Small

So I've been working on my 1/48 scale KV1 for Bolt action.

Nearly done!
I've gone for a different shade of green and style of weathering than on my Flames of War tanks and I think it looks a lot better.
I tried it out on a 15mm KV1 I happened to have lying around (as you do) and the upshot is I now want to re paint my FOW tanks!
Its not as bad as it sounds as it will only really be 5 T34s and 3 IS2s and as I have a new bulk load coming in (thank you, Fraze) it seems a good time to switch.
Both still need weathering powders on their tracks but are otherwise done

Some words about how the colours are washed out by the sun (I really need to get some decent tips on how to photograph!)

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Light the Torches and Fetch my Pitchfork!!

Maelstrom Games Ltd. has ceased trading and will enter liquidation at some point over the next few months. "

So it's finally official, Maelstrom are going belly up! I've an outstanding order that I've entered for a "non received goods" dispute but I'm not expecting much off that any time soon.
They've also started a new (VERY SIMILAR LOOKING!) company called Eye of the Storm. How they expect anyone to trust or support that I really don't know.
It also seems the owner of "Mierce Miniatures" was the owner of Maelstrom and some are saying the money pumped into this venture is the money that SHOULD have been going to their suppliers.

I just need to figure out my campaign of hate or if anyone knows of a good hate bandwagon I can jump on, let me know!

The Monster is dead, lets make sure it stays that way!

Monday, 5 November 2012

Hello Big Papa

Once again its that time, so please say hello to Big Papa

1: How and when did you start wargaming?
Actual gaming would have kicked off for me around 1989/1990 with a few games of rogue trader era 40k against my a couple of my friends from school.  Collecting/painting models started back in 1987 with grandiose ideas of using models in D&D games that never came to fruition.  I remember someone brought a couple of minis into school, and they really captured my imagination.  Twenty-five years on, I still find myself mesmerised by nice new models.