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.
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Sunday, 21 December 2014

Me Heeds Battered!

Well I said 'd bring you guys up to date with the painting of Tom's Seven Years War Russian 15mm army (and I exaggerate not, there are a few of them.) so here we go. I've been on with these chaps on and off for a couple of months and as I said to Tom it will be late Feb before I complete the lot.
The figures are Old Glory 15's and really are pretty good. Tom being Tom he provided me with a thorough painting guide as it's a period I'm not particularly familiar with, truthfully I quite fancy it but it will be a while before I will be able to paint any more of this period when I eventually get them done as I'm starting to go a bit bong eyed!!!
Anyway here's the pics.

A battery of artillery:

1st Batt, 4th Gren:

1st & 2nd Batt, Butyrski Rgt:

1st & 2nd Batt, Roston Rgt:

Kargopolskiy horse grenadiers:

Tobolskiy dragoon Rgt:

So, a good start, even if the start has taken two months! To give you an idea of how many there are still to paint, here is a photograph od the half full infantry box:

The old sod says that there may be some Prussians to do after this, told him he will be waiting till the summer for them, he's a great fella though so I'll get there eventually.
P.S. Updated my  age to 53, where's the year gone!

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Ahoy chaps.

Three additions to the WW2 1,2400 GHQ collection, HMS Rodney, Dorsetshire and Suffolk. These will complement the ships I already have, HMS Prince of Wales, HMS Hood, Prince Eugen and of course Bismarck, allowing me to re-fight the sinking of the Bismarck scenario in the Naval Thunder (Battleship Row) scenario/rules by Steel Dreadnought Games Here

 HMS Rodney (just noticed the dog hair on the ship - Bugger):

HMS Dorsetshire:

HMS Suffolk:

All three together:

Pleased with the results.
The scenario itself, with the Bismarck vs King George V, Rodney, Dorsetshire and Suffolk will be somewhat one sided but I'm sure that Neal won't mind being Zee Germans - going round and round in circles and getting crushed, nothing new there! (unfair, he's bloody good actually).
Going to the clubs AGM next week, I'll ask Tom if he's ok with putting photos of the 15mm SYW Russians I'm painting for him on this blog. If so then I'll get the ones I've done so far on here next week.