Saturday, 20 January 2018

A "Portable Wargame" Napoleonic game.

I set up this game today to play using "Developing The Portable Wargame" ancient  rules as per the post on ( http://gameofmonth.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/1759-minor-affair.html )
I used layers of the Hexon to add hills.
Figures used are Jim Duncan's Swedes split into two forces. I was pleased with the look of the thing and it will be able to be kept up over the next few days.
This afternoon I prepared some Copplestone Hobbits for painting.

Monday, 15 January 2018

New to me...

Spotted in a local antique shop and bought as a writing/painting desk- can't wait!


Charity Shop  find (£2.99) consisting of a terracotta house (one can pop in a candle and illuminate it) here displayed with 28mm and 40mm figures.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Small number of fantasy figures per side rules suggestions sought

Any recommendations welcome. I have tried Songs of Blades... in the past and can’t quite get into it.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

First game of 2018 - Carolingians v Vikings using DBM rules

My view from behind the Carolingian's line.My plan was to take the hill with cavalry and the wood with staff slingers whilst the spearmen advance.
The cavalry take heavy casulties from viking bowman and their general is killed in combat leading to demoralization. Meanwhile the vikings pour through and round the wood leading to the surviving Carolingian general's command becoming demoralised and a viking victory ensued.
Only Carolingian success were the above  staff slingers who won every combat in the game holding berserkers at bay and eventually killing them and some viking bowmen before leaving the battlefield unscathed. In honour of their bravery I have repainted their shields so they will always stand out on the battlefield.Well done chaps!
A most enjoyable game and a worthy victory for Phil. I look forward to a rematch soon I hope!

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Review - Kobolds & Cobblestones by Osprey Games

I saw this review on you tube. It is published around the 26th of January. Having watched the review I think I will give it a go. The mechanisms are different and quite fun. Let me know what you think.

Bargains

We went up to have breakfast at a garden centre  ( named after a famous house elf?) locally. Keen readers of this blog may recall me getting a bargain in the shape of some Lemax trees there some years ago. However today there was less on offer in the sale today but I picked these up-
The new fence and benches in action.                       The packets bought.
The brick path in use.
Finally a Happy New Year to you and yours when it comes. Thanks for dropping by to The Duchy of Tradgardland in 2017 and I hope you will continue to do so in 2018!

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Old School

Earlier in the week we popped into the Scottish National Portrait gallery to see the B.P Portrait competition winners. I also took the opportunity to view the historical murals-
Scottish famous figures in the left hand photo and a scene from the battle of Largs on the right.I love the expressions on the figures and the attempts to use archaeological evidence ( albeit in a mixed up way ) too.
For more about the artist see- 

Yesterday did a wee Dragon Rampant game-
I used my Mythical Earth chaps and as ever the rules worked well and it was great fun.