Welcome

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.
Dave.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Franco Prussian War, Imperial French 1870

As (long) promised here are the pictures of the French 1st and 5th corps present at the early battles on the borders. Lots of the figures were painted years ago however many have been painted recently especially the artillery (40 limber horses especially did my napper in!).
Most of the figures are Outpost organized for Fire and Fury Frances at a scale of 1:300. Each group of infantry represents a regiment.

1st & 5th Corps:


1st Corps, this had an extra infantry division:


5th Corps:


Two brigades of 5th corps cavalry:


1st corps reserve artillery:



Corps & Divisional commanders:


2nd reserve cavalry division (attached in support):



All the very best for the New Year.
Dave.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Another year sneaked by.

I'M 51!!!!!!
Never mind, another year gone by and Xmas looming up again. Don't get me wrong I enjoy the couple of days while its here, it's just the general bollocks that comes for the (now) two months before it that gets on my ***.
On the wargaming/collecting front there has been progress with finishing the various collections I've acquired over the years. The 28mm French Revolution stuff now only needs one Austrian line battalion to paint up, the foot battery to increase to four guns (from two) to buy limbers, and to get a unit of Grenadiers 1794 uniform so Eureka may be the only option!
The 15mm Franco Prussian War lads are nearly done (as the next post will show), just a bit of tweaking to be done there and a large and reasonably balanced force will arrive on the table.
Other additions to things have been done but for next year 15mm ACW should be easy to complete, 10mm Caesarian and War of Spanish Succession needs progress, and I would like to start a British Peninsular War army to complement Neal's stuff. Always fancied a WW2 early war force but we'll see on that one!
On the none wargaming side, my place of work may be being privatized (all for the better I hope!), and my second son has moved out to a new house freeing a bit more room and clearing the garage for gaming in the Summer again. But everyone is well and that's all that really counts.
Have a great New Year everyone.
However,
I'M 51!!!!!!!
Dave