Sunday, 30 July 2017

KickStarters -My experiences good and bad...

At first I was little worried about doing kick starter ,which for those of you not in the know , involves you pledging money to a company so they can produce new items which they could not afford normally ,for your funding you usually get the goodies before they go on general sale and usually some freebies (Rewards )as well .I have now been involved in a few and so far only had one bad experience. So far I have been involved in the following :

AW Miniatures -Funded 3 of this companies endeavours ,a FIW ,Samurai and a Zulu all were completed on time and I recieved quite alot of stuff for my troubles ,there was constant feed back from AW until the items were delivered .

Product               10/10
Communication 10/10
Rewards             10/10
On Time              YES
do one again        YES

Tabletop Tyrants-just one for figure cases ,was a bit late but they kept us up to date and threw in some extras for the wait .

Product               9/10
Communication  10/10
Rewards              10/10
On Time              no about 2 months late
do one again        probably not ( I have enough cases now)

Galloping Major- FIW British Red Coats always been a fan of lances figures and own more than I need but couldnt resist these ,a bit late but loads of communication

Product               10/10
Communication  10/10
Rewards              10/10
On Time              no about 2-3 months late
do one again        yes depending on the items ,his current one is FIW French ,i have too many

Northstar    - not really a Kickstarter Nick does his own version but same principle ,I have done 2 now 1 direct from Northstar and 1 through the wargames emporium

Product                10/10
Communication   10/10
Rewards               10/10
on Time                YES
do one again          Yes

Plastic Soldier Company -This is the bad one ,it was to be delivered Feb 2017 and Im still waiting with very few updates ,no appologies really and I have asked for a refund with no answer

Product               ????? hopefully good when (if )I get it
Communication  1/10
Rewards              7/10  if delivered ( the 1 thing promised for the late delivery is very disappointing )
On Time              No so far getting on for 7 months late
do one again      NO

hope this helps ,overall I am happy with my Kick Starters and will do more just very disapointed with PSC .

Wednesday, 26 July 2017


Another fantastic game of 7TV at sheffield war games society with the paranormal investigators and some SWAT friends tackiling a few cultists .All was going great until the cultists opened a time gate and a T-Rex set about eating the entire cast of good guys....

Monday, 24 July 2017

Bolt Action -New Guinea

With the upcoming Bolt Action campaign book for the war in New Guinea I thought I would do some test figures using some Artizan figures ,I am chuffed with how they have come out and look forward to doing some more.
Some Aussies creeping throughthe jungle 

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Bolt Action & Battlegroup Tobruk & Sharps practice updates

Done abit of painting recently and a mixed bag of stuff it is ,bits for 3 different rule sets .
Battlegroup Tobruk ,support weapons for the British each with their own transports weapons and crews SHQ trucks from Any Scale 

PIn markers for Bolt Action ,a bit gruesome  but easier to read than the ones that come with the starter set .Figures are Blacktree and bases from warbases .

An ACW Engineers wagon for Sharps Practice from warbases

Bolt Action objective from Anyscale their 28mm stuff is even better than their 20mm  whichif fantastic  

Same blitz from other side

Winter Yanks for Bolt Action all Artizan Designs

More winter troops this time a MMG team Warlord figures

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Bolt Action rematch

Another Bolt Action game at the club last night ,again Afrika Korps v Brits this time a narrow Brit Victory we both used different army lists and different plans of action,all this went wrong when the preliminary bombardments wreaked havoc with both sides and the game became a bit of stalemate until the German forward air observer called in the Stukas .A roll of 1 sent the rookie pilot the wrong way and he kindly took out a large part of the German units much to my delight .
The Brits advance

love the smell of burning hanomags 

Thats the wrong way you dumkopf ?????

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Bolt Action1000pt game

Did abig game last night ,basically so we could get used to all the stuff we hadnt used before ,tanks etc ,played length ways on a 10x4 table .Great fun set in early war Med Brits v Germans ,Germans scored narrow victory a replay next week .All the toys were Johns mainly Artizan with some bolt action ,vehicles bolt actionand die casts scenery a mix mats by urbanmatz