Welcome to my wargaming blog,
I'm Dave and live in Morpeth, Northumberland in the UK.
This may or may not be a regular thing, we'll just have to see how it goes.

I am a painter/collector of figures first and a wargamer second. My thrill in this great hobby of ours is to place that final well researched & painted unit into the cabinet. The actual gaming with the figures is an important but secondary experience, we all like to win, but it isn't the be all and end all of it, being with good friends and having fun is.
Hope you will enjoy reading this blog as much as I will writing in it.
Just to remind the visitor to scroll down the various pages and click on 'older posts' to see more.

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

The battle of Louvain 1792.

A somewhat picture heavy post this week of the battle of Louvain 1792 a French Revolutionary encounter using my figures at the Border Reivers Wargames Society club a few weeks ago. I cheekily pinched Chris's photographs from the site but his camera skills are so much better than mine and I'm sure he won't mind.
In no particular order:

Thanks again Chris, it was a fairly close run thing but the French just pipped it.

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Peninsular British light dragoons 28mm Perry.

These British Light dragoons will make up a light cavalry brigade for the Peninsular both for General de Brigade/Armee and Sharp Practice:

Nice figures, Perry plastic. I gave oil painting the horses and then wiping the excess off with a cloth a go for the first time here. Its an old technique and the result was ok but I don't think I'll do it again as it was simply too much of a bugger on. Too messy by half and I get almost as good a result by a light coloured undercoat with a wash over the top.

Sunday, 20 October 2019

28mm 95th, Sharp Practice.

A few spare 28mm Front Rank figures kindly given to me by one of the lads at the club painted up for Peninsular Sharp Practice:

Again used the Citadel contrast green colour for the jackets. It's a bit brighter than I would normally have done them but still ok I think.