Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Raffle update -underfire Miniatures Prize

Another great prize has arrived this time from Bill at Underfire Miniatures ,as always Bill has supported us by sending a nice selection of his wonderful 20mm Figures this time his 20mm Helmand British .They are beautiful figures which can be seen in better detail than my picture by following the link to Bill's web site which is in the our sponsors section.

Over the weekend I had a couple more promises of prize donations so this is looking as being the best year yet ,so keep buying those tickets .

Monday, 17 November 2014

Zulu Project W.I.P

Empress Miniatures waiting to be based 
 Just a few quick snaps of various bits from my Zulu project ,some how forgot to take one of the 70 Zulu's which are sat under coated waiting for my attention .
A Warlord plastic for comparison 

Mounted Induna 

More of the Barricades for Rorke's Drift . 

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Rorkes Drift Survivors still together

After my trip to see Robert Jones VC 's Grave I thought I would start tracking down the final resting places of the other heroes of this epic struggle who made it back home. I was amazed to find that a small village graveyard less than an hours drive from my home had not one but three graves of Rorke's Drift veterans . Caleb Wood , Robert Tongue and James Marshall are all buried very close together in the Grave yard at Ruddington in Nottinghamshire .
Robert Tongue

Caleb Wood

James Marshall buried with his Wife .
All three head stones were replaced and rededicated in recent years and are on the top left hand side of the cemetery as you enter ,there are also number of other military Graves and the near by church has a lovely war memorial dedicated to the locals who died in the 1st ,2nd and Korean wars

Monday, 10 November 2014

Zulu's ..thousands of em , well 38 any way

My first zulu regiment a white shielded unit representing the INDHLONDHLO that fought at Rorke's Drift .The unit is 32 figures strong based on 1p coins and put in sabot movement trays ,there is also a 6 figure strong skirmish/firearm  unit based in the same way . The figures are a mix of Empress metal and Warlord Games and War games Factory plastics ,they all mix in very well . I painted them very basically as I have a few hundred to paint and hope they look good en masse .


the first unit of many

The Skirmish Unit 

Ambush Alley -a little piece of history

Having had more time to look at the prizes sent by Peggy and Shawn at AAG I realise we have been sent a little bit of gaming history ,a print copy of Ambush Alley original rules I have never seen these before and even better they have a little inscription inside from Shawn . As well as this there are loads of goodies up for grabs ,books ,Tomorrows war figures just to much to mention have a look at the pics below and buy those tickets ,support a good cause and have a chance of owning a bit of AAG history .

Plus loads of prizes from other sponsors tickets 50p each .

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Raffle update more prizes .

Ambush Alley Games have sent a superb box full of loads of prizes jam packed full of products from them selves and other companies , books ,figures ,loads of AAG goodies such as tape measures and order counters  ,so the following amazing people have sent prizes so far and I still have some promised donations we are waiting for so it can only get better so buy those tickets to be in with a chance to win some of these great prizes from .

Ambush Alley Games
Gripping Beast
Plastic Soldier Company
Empress Miniatures
Brigade Models
Tim Gow
Dashing Dice Games
Rogue Miniatures
RH models
Diplomatist Books
Sheffield War Games Society
Flags of War

Tickets on sale at the War Games Emporium Sheffield and on line at
 http://www.bmycharity.com/RHminievents  the minimum donation I am afraid is £5.00 however if you do this I will give you £5.50 worth of numbers . Once you have donated email at
Hrichard77@aol.com and tell me your name and amount donated and once it is confirmed I will send you the numbers by return and will post on here any winners and inform you by email and discuss getting the prize to you . 

All Proceeds to the Royal British Legion. 

Sunday, 2 November 2014

More raffle prizes

Hi just a quick update in my rush last time I forgot to say that Sheffield War Games Society have donated 4 entry tickets to next years Sheffield Triples the long running war games show ,and Ambush Alley Games have sent a AAG mystery box even I don't know whats in it ,at the moment its half way here from America so maybe some hints next week . Best of all another new sponsor for this year Flags of war  who have generously donated 2 prizes of £10.00 vouchers to spend on their great range of flags and banners ,check out the site to see the massive range.