Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Compatibility with Lammings Normans?

I acquired some Lamming Miniatures Norman cavalry ( full of old school charm) recently to use in a wee side project for Lion Rampant. I wonder if anyone can suggest any figures which would be compatible with Lamming  ( I doubt I have the patience/opportunity to wait for sourcing more Lammings) in order that I could finish two sides for the game. I will have around 30 cavalry but no infantry. I have a fancy to depict rival Norman forces in Italy or Sicily (I love the Byzantine style mosaics) so might need some Arab/Berber figures too. Any ideas?

Sunday, 12 November 2017

"They deserve to get out."

I commented on Ross's blog recently and the post title is his reply. Here is a link to his post-

http://gameofmonth.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/brioche-technical-details.html#comment-form

So I have begun to get my 40mm semi flats table ready-




Saturday, 11 November 2017

Targe 2

On a bright and cold morning we set out for Kirriemuir and the Targe Show.It is always an enjoyable journey as the leaves change colour and autumn kicks in.The Angus countryside looked idyllic with enigmatic Ancient Monuments signs to Pictish stones and Glamis Castle passed by. The show used to be held in the town hall but now takes place in the local high school.

A general view of the show and some splendid Command and Colours games in 15mm.
My favourite game was this Carlist Wars battle by Jack Glanville and others using Sharpe Practice.Beautiful terrain and figures.

Now for the purchases.My Warbases movement trays for the VBCW and some nostalgia filled reading materials. I recall reading the magazines when 11 and 12 years old.
Finally some pre painted Brits I purchased to oppose my Danes. An enjoyable day with an excellent bacon roll,catching up with fellow gamers ,interesting games to view and tempting trade stands.What more could one ask of a Saturday?

Friday, 10 November 2017

Targe anyone?

Off to Kirriemuir in the morning,anyone else going?

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Quo Vadis?.

I have dug out the 28mm napoleonic chaps from the shed, the tyw army (unpacked,still on spruces as it left Warlord ) stares accusingly across the bedroom and loads need sorted. I know destinations l wish to visit on my hobby journey in terms of games albeit too many and too diverse. They include Norwegians for Sharpe Practice Danes for an old school game based around the siege of Copenhagen to name but two. I am hopeful that eight months time will see me with more energy,enthusiasm and time for the hobby but I can say no more upon this currently. Perhaps until then l will resolve to game more,set the bar lower and tinker ,the time of the bigger projects will come. What do you think?

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Snow effect for bases sought...

I am looking for ideas on how to replicate snow on bases for wargames figures,both single figures and element-type basing.
Thanks
Alan
p.s thanks also for the supportive and helpful comments to my previous post

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

BP etc

At half term I spent a few days in Yorkshire with friends which was so relaxing.Last week I was in Copenhagen for two nights, it was fantastic,lovely hotel,food and Norwegian airlines excellent.I got back on Thursday, On Friday I went to the nurse just to check my BP- it was 210/110. Had to see the  GP who put me on tablets there and then! I got a shock! Went back yesterday and it was 160/110. Had a good chat with the nurse practitioner and feel a tad calmer. Trying to do my bit in terms of diet,caffeine and exercise. Got ecg today and get bloods next week.
Any other fellow bloggers dealing with HPB? Ideas sought. 
Finally on the the subject of BP ( British Petroleum this time) are any of you watching "The Last Post" about the conflict in Aden? We certainly feel it is well worth a view, as is the Netflick's new Star Trek.