Monday 19 December 2016

Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge

I am not the most productive painter over the winter months so it is with some trepidation that i have signed up for the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge for the first time. Hopefully it will give me the impetus to finish some painting projects. Along with my brother we have agreeded a modest target of 400 points and will have our own mini duel between us.

The first figures on the table are part of my 28mm Blucher project. I like the Blucher ruleset, whenever i play Napoleonics i want to imagine myself as Napoleon or Wellington and the rules give that grand tactical feel, throwing corps into action. I know most people play the rules with smaller scale miniatures but i have always been a 28mm player, i enjoy painting at that scale and all my terrain is for that scale.  I wasnt sure about it but seeing Dots of Paints blog convinced me to have a go.

I have a small 1812 Russian army which i have based at the small scale where 1 base equals 2-3 battalions of infantry.  I like this scale as it allows me to paint up some of the smaller more colourful napoleonic units and still gives me the flexibility to play at the recommended scale.

Russian Division at the recommended game scale

Russian Division at small scale

For the painting challenge i have decided to bolster my French forces. I have a couple of units but not enough to field a full force.
French Napoleonic forces based for Blucher.

Last photo shows the first miniatures ready for the start of the challenge. I know there are a few painted figures in there, these wont count towards the challenge. So in total there are

2 bases of Light Infantry - 16 minis -
5 bases of Line Infantry  - 36 minis
1 base of Swiss infantry - 2 minis
1 base of Croatian Light Infantry - 8 minis

Thats 62 minis at 5 points each, which should net me 310 points towards my 400 point target. I am going to start with the 2 bases of Light Infantry and we will se how i get on.

Monday 15 August 2016

Brotherhood of Evil Mutants

More Knight Models, this time its the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.

Love the Magneto figure, its a great game if you are thinking about giving it a try, full of flavour and great for storey telling.

Tuesday 24 May 2016

Robin of Sherwood

Commission wise i have been busy painting Robin Hood and his band  of Outlaws. The evil Sheriff sneaked in there as well. Not sure of the make of all the figures. Was quite generous with the foliage on the bases to give a forest feel.


Have finished the last of the Knight Models, Marvel Universe starter sets. This last one was the X-men and Deadpool. They are some of my favourite superheroes so i an not sure why i did them last, but they are all done know and ready for the tabletop.

Also finished Groot to go alongside the Guardians of the Galaxy. Great model to paint and really happy how he came out.

Monday 9 May 2016

More Frostgrave

Finished another Frostgrave warband. This one with a strong purple theme and snow bases.

Wednesday 27 April 2016

Guardians of the Galaxy

Just finished this commission for a friend down at North Oxfordshire Wargaming Club. Hopefully they will be regular opponents for my Avengers using the new Marvel Universe rules from Knight Models.

Saturday 16 April 2016

Avengers Assembled.

Really excited about the prospect of playing Knight Models new Marvel Universe Miniature Game down at my local club.

I have finished my first team - The Avengers.

Really finely detailed models that painted up much easier than i thought they would.

Thursday 10 March 2016

Star Wars Imperial Assault

I have been feeling the force recently, with the release of a new film and playing lots of X-wing. With this in mind i thought i should paint up some of the minis from the Star Wars Imperial Assault box.

Next step is to tackle all the stormtroopers., should give me plenty of practice in painting white.

Monday 7 March 2016

Friday 22 January 2016

Thursday 7 January 2016

Holiday Gaming

Managed to get a few games in over the holidays. First game was 400 point Impetus. Nevski Russians vs my brothers Teutonics .
I sent one of my commands on a flank attack and typically it didn't arrive till the last turn. Pretty convincing win to my brothers Teutonic's.

After that we re-fought Quatre Bras using the Blucher ruleset and cards from the 100days set. Great ruleset, think it is pretty hard scenario for the french to decisively win. Ended with the British holding both objectives.
Finally we had a game of SAGA, vikings vs Normans. It was our first 6 point game so we went straight up kill the warlord scenario.
Managed to get a win after a head to head warlord combat.