Monday, 14 October 2019

Rifle and Spear with the Zulu

I have just read this amazing story of one of the lesser known heroes of the Zulu war of 1879 Lt.Col.Alan Gardener byKate Birbeck .The story of this survivor of Isandlwana is amazing enough but the story of how Kate discovered not only his story but his grave is a epic on its own,this self published book is a great read and covers Gardeners family history as well as his own story and is packed with photographs ,maps and drawings and comes in at over 400 pages and is alimited numbered edition probably only the most hardened zulu war buffs would look at it but if you get the chance its well worth reading .I was lucky enough to be introduced to Kate by Ian Knight during King Goodwills visit to the uk ,Kate is a lovely lady and she very kindly  signed my copy.

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

AVP -1st campaign game

Tonight we played our first AVP campaign game ,John taking the Aliens and the Predators for myself .Started well for me before my 3 warriors died in heroic last stands ,great fun a always .

Thursday, 3 October 2019

AVP-cooperative game

the 2 teams

The first fight went ok for the Marines

more action

it starts to get bloody

ho shes a big un 
Another AVP game at a really busy Sheffield Wargames Society ,this time a co-op game with us both playing marines against the Aliens ,a couple of scary moments but we scraped a win .

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Rhodesian Light Infantry -Eureka U.K

I have always liked the look of the Eureka Miniatures Bush Wars range but the cost of buying form Australia always put me off ,there was a UK stockist but they charged very high prices ,but I recently found Eureka UK and the figures are now a very reasonable price wise and the P&P is very low so I grabbed a coupel of sets. Both sets represent a stick of RLI ,each has a stick leaader with SLR and Radio ,2 troopers with Slr's and a gunner with a FN Mag. Excellent castings and brilliant service will get the full range plus a lot of other bits now. Will use them for Force on Force or Spectre Games
all great castings with great detail

love the pose of the Mag Gunner

Thursday, 26 September 2019


Last nights game at a very quite Sheffield Wargames Society was an Alien v Predator game ,not played this for a while and really enjoyed it .
the Weyland Yutani commandoes start their turn 

Friday, 13 September 2019

Doctor Who v The Cybermen

Had some young visitors around today so took the chance to play Dr Who Exterminate  with them a fast fun game ,not played in a while and didnt remember how much fun it was but also how confusing with the rules split into 3 books ,must take the time to ccut and paste things around .The 12th Dr with Clara ,Madame Vastra ,Jenny Flint and Straxx had to get back to the Tardis with Missy and the Cybermen stopping them ,Missy calling in reinforcements via transporter pads ,The Doc won but lost Jenny and Strax on the way...

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Cruel Seas -RN v IJN

Another try out of our house rules  alterations to Warlords Cruel seas (pretty much only the movement rules for boats are original ) really good fun especially when a stray Torpedo from a vosper sank the flower class corvette .

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Charlie Foxtrot Counters

Ive bought a few bits off Charlie Foxtrot and have always had good service and the bits Ive bought have always been nice ,but I ordered a few shieldwall markers off them and I really like these ,even though they are simple designs I suppose ,I will use them in my clash of Empire games you get 8 of the triple shield markers for £1.75 a real bargain .
in front of some Artisan,Gripping Beast and Footsore Vikings

a good size ,thick enough to pick up easily and tough enough to last

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Vikings -for Clash of Empires

First few Vikings about another 110 to paint ,these are Gripping Beast plastics and Artizan metals ,I also have a lot of  footsore miniatures and Victrix  plastics and some gripping beast metals to paint .The Building is a 4ground mdf pre painted.