Tuesday, 1 December 2015

To be or not to be based?

I have been having a long hard think about the semi flats since I saw them en masse at the weekend. I am considering basing them ( say ,off hand, in fours or sixes on 60x40 or 60x60 mm) as one base units.It would make them easier to handle (but not so to store- they currently store flat ,layer upon layer) and they wouldn't fall over when clumsy me knocks the table.I do like the look of based figures as well as presenting the opportunity for based vignettes for command elements etc. However unbased has an old school,Wellsian look that appeals too. A quandary indeed.What do you think?

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Who are you?

A picture of some figures I am trying to identify-
The two on the left are fully rounded and have quite a chunky feel to them. The two on the right appear to be wearing shorts and are semi flats. Anyone recognise them?

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Grand Review

At Bob's suggestion, in his comment to the previous post, I got all the 40mm-70mm homecast semi flats out on the table together for the very first time-
 I was taken aback by the number I had amassed over the time I have been collecting.

There are more than enough to fight a rebellion in the North West again Army Red!

A lot of Army Black/Cornflower Blue etc for 1900 games.

Loads of figures  (slightly smaller and thinner) for 1920s games.
All in all quite a gathering including this semi -flat tank. I am rather keen to buy some more. Does anyone know of other semi -flat tanks or vehicles that were made?

Friday, 27 November 2015

Multi coloured Friday

Here are some pictures of the latest bunch of  semi flats to arrive -

As you can see the previous owner has painted them in quite a variety of colours.
The chaps in kepis I am considering using as Danes/Tradgardlanders and the cowboys/indians will fight alongside each other in a North West Rebellion affair against Army Red.The wee ones near the orange on the plate will join Army Black. The amount of semi flat homecasts has got rather large overtime and I am thinking of redefining Counterpania to fit in with the collection...

Sunday, 22 November 2015

40mm semi flat highlanders- do they exist?

Yesterday at Targe I saw some Jacobite relics and weapons on the Cran Tara stand and also a lovely 28mm battle of Preston game. It got me thinking...
I quite fancy getting some 40mm Jacobite Highlanders ( not to mention lowland regiments)  to oppose my semi flat British infantry and cavalry. Anyone know who makes such figures or moulds? Or perhaps my best bet is Saber and Sash 40mm figures?
Incidentally does anyone make dismounted 40mm British dragoons for Clifton Moor ?

Saturday, 21 November 2015


Off northwards to Kirriemuir later today for the annual wargames show- Targe. Normally a good show with tempting trader's stalls. Perhaps see some of you there...

P.S Craft Fayre at St Columba's High School Dunfermline this morning from 10.00 onwards. My daughter will be present ( along with her entourage) with her craft stall- look out for Spotty Seal-


Thursday, 19 November 2015


I have been a tad up and down of late and have advanced my projects very little. I have been enjoying BBC tv's "Parade's End" on dvd and have kept faith with "The Last Kingdom" on tv too.I have enjoyed reading some model railway  magazines too. I had great fun  gluing and sticking with GW Empire bits and other odds and ends to begin to create a Frostgrave warband-
Absorbing and distracting inspite of prising superglued fingers apart...