Monday 18 May 2015

Spectre Miniatures

I ended up backing the kickstarter for Spectre and the figures I got have been hiding in the painting room for a while. The rules are good as well, very cinematic quick and bloody, worth checking out if your into moderns and they're free from their website, the links below. Dougie
Spectre Miniatures
The first pack painted, "Militia Firing"

Saturday 16 May 2015

"Fighting Season" update on Lard Island News

Folks you know my views on this excellent system that's currently in development, there's a brilliant run through of the system on Lard Island News the links below. Dougie
"Fighting Season" Lard Island News

Monday 11 May 2015

Update, Salute, Ambush Alley and stuff for sale!

It's been a couple of weeks since my last post, due mainly to work on my house, decorators, joiners and the like causing chaos!
Salute was its usual high performing self and without a doubt the highpoint of the show for me was getting to play a pre-release version of "Fighting Season" the new adaptation of "Chain of Command" for Afghanistan and Iraq . The supplement is a collaboration between Rich Clarke and Leigh Neville, who is a friend of mine, and is due out in the summer.
I'm not intending to go into a long winded review of the rules, these are only a test version at the moment, but what I will say is that these are looking to be the system of choice for Afghanistan and Iraq at the platoon level. The collaboration was obviously worked really well, Rich Clarke is one of the leading tabletop wargame designers and Leigh Neville has the up to date military knowledge of systems, units, and tactics that give the feeling that your out there in the irrigation ditches and the heat!
A fuller review will be forthcoming when the rules are released. Its always good to regularly check the Lardies blog for up to date news, the links here, toofatlardies
On the gaming front I've been playing a little Ambush Alley again and the photos below are some recent additions to my 20mm setup. First up are a couple of contractors, figures are Liberation.
A container
A couple of skips
Some Cararama cars, including a repaint into an Iraqi taxi

On the painting front I've started doing some work for sale, the stuff below will be going on eBay very shortly but if you want to make a reasonable, sensible offer for any of the items get in touch. Dougie
 The first is a Confederate artillery stand, this has been on eBay but there were a few issues with the buyer so its available again. 28mm by the Perrys when they worked for Foundry.

A group of 7 Renaissance gun crew, 28mm again by the Perrys when they worked at Foundry.

As I've said get in contact if any of these items interest you, I'll shortly be available for commission work, there'll be a full update on the blog when I kick off.