Friday, 20 September 2019

Prancing Pony Podcast

En route to London l am really enjoying listening to this
The Prancing Pony Podcasts are super. They cover all aspects of Tolkien. The are informative,entertaining and great fun. Highly recommended. Do give them a listen.

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Mustering the forces of Gondor

The other day I left a comment on Rob Dean’s blog about his superb Mythical Earth figures. He replied asking how my collection was going. So as a response I thought I would post a few pictures of some of my Gondor troops.



Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Scouting about

Just a link to Mark’s blog and the project we are working on-
https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/17/boy-scouts-camping-and-quarter-staves-again/#comments
Do pop by and have a look. Don’t forget to leave a comment there or here and let us know what you think about it. Mark has unearthed some fascinating material which is just crying out to be used in a game. Your suggestions and ideas are most welcome.

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Anyone going?

I am hopefully going to this, are you?


Saturday, 14 September 2019

The Philatelic war of 1959

Decided to try out the rules from 54mm or Flight ( G Company aka Company Fire Lite by John Yorio) available here https://54mmorfight.blogspot.com/2019/09/g-company-updated-yes-already.html

The tank is by Dinky, Infantry and Cavalry homecasts (very kindly cast for me by Mark Man of Tin) from Holger Eriksson moulds  and heavy weapons from pound store figures. The scenario is from the little know intervention by Swedish troops in the Duchy of Tradgardland’s internal unrest over the succession of the new duke. I am just get used to the rules and hope to play through some further scenarios from this fascinating conflict.





Friday, 13 September 2019

Basing: your opinion sought.

My shiny toy soldiers in 54mm have been based in two different ways. The mountain troops have stones and foliage on their bases whilst the infantry have plain painted bases. Here is a photo of them-
The rationale was that the mountain troops basing was to reflect the steep terrain in which they fought. However l am wondering about adding some, although less, scenic material to the plain infantry bases. What do you think?

Some scenes of a Portable Wargame in 54mm

The Swiss troops from the Canton of Thun have mobilised to stop an invasion by Austro Hungarian mountain troops and other infantry.