Saturday, 25 June 2016

Sunshine and showery in the Duchy

Summer has come to the Duchy of Tradgardland and the foxgloves are in bloom. Today is very mixed weatherwise. I am painting and listening to Glastonbury ( the Editors were excellent and currently listening to an enjoyable group with a guitarist/singer in a gold dress but I don't know her name nor the name of the band) as the rain hits off the glass roof-
Painting some ECW minifigs for Portable ECW games-

Saturday, 11 June 2016

The portable TYW wargame?

Whilst reading the English version of this-
I began to wonder what changes would need to be made to the portable ecw wargame rules to use them in the TYW?

Wednesday, 8 June 2016


Weather has been very sunny of late in the Duchy of Tradgardland. We have been enjoying some outdoor games such as Kubb-
Last night I had a most enjoyable game of Frostgrave replete with statues coming to life and an annoying red imp in a bottle thrown at my chaps-
The inevitable fog spell used too,this time in a confined area.
 Escaping with the treasure towards the end of the game. The constructs proved very tricky to destroy,if almost impossible. Frostgrave is a most enjoyable game,do give it a go if you haven't played it yet- you won't regret it!

Sunday, 29 May 2016

ECW thoughts

I really enjoyed Andy Copestake's recent article on ECW gaming in the wargames press. It was filled with common sense and good ideas not to mention period knowledge.Thanks Andy. I have had a look at the rules I got the other day and I am still swithering.I had a look on the computer and found my old school ecw gaming posts from July 2011 (nearly five years ago - I can't believe it) here-

I also came across this scan of an article by Brigadier Peter Young-
What an interesting organisation for the tabletop. I am swithering again.

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Saturday morning earlyish

Saturday morning and after coffee I popped outside to the garden to build my cane and twine towers.They are for the beans and peas to ascend. Here is a picture-
After the plants were put in the ground I had some time to have a look at some new ECW rules that arrived yesterday-
Anyone tried them?

Monday, 23 May 2016

Kickstarter arrives

Today on my arrival home from work I was met by a parcel- my TAG renaissance dwarves-
I hope to get these undercoated etc at the weekend. I also got some freebies/extras-

A couple of  lovely wizards and a seasonal fellow on the far right of the picture.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Later Spring

Tired and a tad melancholic today. I took photos of the garden-
And these-
Some new recruits purchased from Phil Olley. 
My reading today-
Looking forward to week of Chelsea on the BBC starting today but it will be rather bittersweet this year.