Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Fame at last?

Fame at Last?

The new Miniature Wargames dropped through my door yesterday, so as you do I flicked through to see if there was anything that struck a cord; sometimes there isn`t anything specific in an issue and whilst i usually read it all anyway, the mag sits on the shelf for while until I`m board :)

Henry had quite a bit to say in this issue what with his change of  personal focus within the magazine from designer/editor to just editor. But also the fact that his partner in crime Neil Shuck has moved on to pastures new.

I read the editorial then moved onto "World Wide Wargaming" to my surprise this blog gets a mention!! and I quote - 

"We open this month by highlighting the online activity of Richard Baber, well known for his work with the Society of twentieth century Wargamers, a regular reviewer in these very pages and sometime contributor. He has, in fact, been responsible for opening my eyes to a number of less well-known conflicts in North Africa, especially the Rif War. The Blog is full of charm, enthusiasm and clearly a deep knowledge and love of the areas in which he chooses to game"

Frankly I am stunning and humbled by this, I had no idea people actually read this (Pete, Neil, Will, etc accepted).
Put a big stupid smile on my face all evening :) 

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Railway embankment and track

Railway Embankment and Track

Something I`ve been planning for ages, mounting track on a board base to represent a railway embankment. This will represent a linear obstacle in our games.

What you see here is roughly 2 metres of track
The track is either normal model railways oo gauge metal track (the long lengths) or 190mm resin sections from Hobbyden, there is also an odd piece from the old Matchbox M16 kit diorama base.
All figures and vehicle just for scale 

Crossing point

Cratered section

Piece of Vac-U-Form road with tramlines based to the same height as the rail line - the plan being to make this part of an industrial area or station?

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Mexican Revolution additions

Mexican Revolution 

I`m having a excellently productive week.

Armoured truck from Shellhole Scenics

Odd Mexican and US trooper (both EWM)

12 Yaqui Indians by Shellhole Scenics

7 Federales cavalry painted up as Colorados with standard (all Shellhole Scenics)


Australian anti-tank support

2pdr AT gun

Zvezda model and crew

Thursday, 11 August 2016

SCW Milicianas

SCW Milicianas

I have nice busy, productive week :)

These are the third platoon of girlies for my Republican Militia Battalion, I will probably still keep it to just one platoon per company rather than create a full female only company.

These started this morning based and undercoated.

10 various  Milicianas 
7 from Minairons, one Platoon20 modern (slightly altered), One Irregular Miniatures Arab (slightly altered) and a PSC Russian medic

Minairons ambulance driver + another PSC medic 
My Minairons ambulance is already in Spain so I used the WMD to allow you to see what its meant to look like

Another pic of my Minairons Ambulance to remind us what it looked like

All 12 figures together

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

European church

European Church

Sentry Models Raised Churchyard (from Raventhorpe) paired with a Hovels ruined church
Doesn`t quite match but it looks better than anything I`ve had before.
All figures and vehicles, just for scale