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.

Sunday 25 November 2012

The British are coming!

I know the title has been used by some bloke somewhere before but it seemed too obvious!
Well here I am at 07.30 on a Sunday morning typing this up, 45 mins ago I was cleaning up dog shite from the utility floor as both of my two Bearded Collies have the runs, great start to a day. Probably not what you folks wanted to here but that's the reason for this being published now.

So, 'The British are coming' and here they are:

Loyalist Queens Rangers (Front Rank).

Combined Grenadier battalion (Front Rank).

57th Middlesex (Front Rank, later uniform).

8th Kings and 9th Royal Norfolk (Old Glory).

A combined light infantry battalion skirmishing (Front Rank and Perry).

British artillery (Old Glory).

Loyalist Butlers Rangers (Front Rank).

British brigadier (Front Rank).

17th Lt Dragoons (Front Rank with Old Glory Tarleton et al)

Some civilians (Perrys).

A burial party (scratch built, which I should have put on a circular base (Front Rank).

That's all of this lot, hopefully I'll soon be able to finish off the 15mm Franco Prussian artillery. I'll get them on here as soon as I can.

Tuesday 20 November 2012

28mm American War of Independance

Well it's been quite a while since I posted. A few reasons, crappy at work, painting figures for someone else and therefore very little done for myself (I said when I started this blog that I would only post pictures of figures I painted for myself, not for other people), and oh yes, a resurgence of my obsession for the PC game Civilization, haven't played it for a few years but came across Civ IV recently and got back into it. These turn based empire building games suck you in and before you know it five or six hours of your life have gone by. I remember playing Civ I back in the early 90's, where has the time gone!!!!!
So I thought I'd post pictures of my 28mm AWI collection from many years back. These guys were really the first substantial army that I built up (been added to since). A guy called 'Old Bob' (as opposed to 'Young Bob' of course) both members of the Reiver club at the time, had a British army so I started (with Rob Andersons donation of figures he didn't need any more) to collect the Americans. Bob then stopped coming to the club and being left with one side then got going with the Brits.
So, on with the pics, The photos are ok (bit much direct light on some of them). Americans first:

6th Pennsylvanian:

4th New York:

2nd Rhode Island:

1st Pennsylvanian:

14th Massachusetts:

Skirmishers from the 2nd Pennsylvanian rifles:

American militia:

Virginian horse:

 American artillery:

American Brigadier:
The figures are a combination of Old Glory, Front Rank and the odd Perry.
The British will be next, followed (hopefully when I finally get time) finish off the 15mm Franco Prussian artillery.
All the best,