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.

Saturday 14 May 2016

Games and Scenery

Useful wargames scenery bought at Aldi today along with a honeysuckle for garden. We enjoyed playing this pm today-

War game holiday centre malburian rules jacobite amendments?

Does anyone have amendments to these rules for using highland clansmen?

Tuesday 10 May 2016

Concept album

Splendid BBC documentary on the concept album can be found here-
Well ,well worth a view- enjoy!

Saturday 7 May 2016

Bought at Carronade -can you identify these 50p rummage box figures etc?

Had a jolly visit to Carronade today ( good to chat with fellow blogger Jim and other folk ) and bought these in the rummage box  and bring and buy. Can anyone identify these-
and these-
Finally found a splendid collection of M.E Minifigs I just could not resist-

Friday 6 May 2016


Whose going to Carronade tomorrow? I Hope to.

Wednesday 4 May 2016

A scale comparison and a bargain

A few days ago I sent off for some 1/48 scale Dolls furniture to see if it worked with my 28mm figures. It was cheap-£ 1.90 for the furniture in the photo and some other wee bits and bobs.It is plastic. Here it is with a Front Rank chap for comparison-
The furniture is as straight from the pack.I am delighted with my purchases and would recommend them most highly.What do you think?

A letter from an inn near the frozen city

Dear Uncle Bert
Just back at the Inn.What a day.Erik the wizard decided to check out this creepy mausoleum today. After a grumble or ten we tagged along. Rolfe and me were hurt but are ok. Fog everywhere couldn't see a thing.Few of our shots were successful. Poor Arold was in the wars again but lived to tell another tale. Tarragon our ranger,who has just joined us fought well and has some scars to add to his collection I'll say. What with skeletons swarming everywhere and a nasty demon in a bottle thrown at us we were lucky to make it back with two piles of treasure.Erik added another magic book to his growing collection. Poor Cassie our hound was badly hurt and will need to rest at the Inn the next time we visit the frozen city. Must close now as my crow in a basket is getting cold.
Your humble nephew
Another enjoyable game,thanks Richard.

Sunday 1 May 2016

Over the hills and far away

The creature and it's captors have now made it through Umstrittental and over the mountains into The Empire,they are almost at their journey's end.
Across the drawbridge they go to the heart of Schloss Schadenfreude. The Archduke is waiting...
Days later the creature is trying to get used to it's new home but all is cold ,shadow covered and stone.Little comfort for one as rare as he.

May Day

A Merry May Day to you and yours from all of us here in the Duchy of Tradgardlard!

Have a great day!