Tuesday, 14 February 2017

6mm Team Yankee

G'day,
Another very productive day. Painted up a good chunk of my 6mm US Army for Team Yankee.
Miniatures are from CinC. Pretty happy with how they come out. Will by no stretch of the imaginations win any awards but they were quick and easy to get off the table.
Back on to my Napoleonic now and speaking of them, My flags finally arrived YAY!!!

Till next time,
Cheers
Matt









Friday, 10 February 2017

More Russians

Greetings.
Finally finished another unit of 18mm Napoleonic Russians. Took a while as im easy to distract!

This unit is the Libau Infantry Regiment. All my units im painting up for 1812. Flags are still on the way unfortunately. I have 6 items on the way from overseas totaling about $300 odd worth of goods and all of it dragging ass getting here!

At the moment Australia has turned into the gates of hell so ive put my brushes down. Yes that is Degrees Celsius.



Cheers
Matt





Thursday, 2 February 2017

GHQ M60A3 in Winter Verdant MERDC

Greetings!
Another day another tangent. Today i quickly knocked out these GHQ 6mm M60A3 and painted them up in Winter Verdant MERDC. About 3 hours work all up so not to bad a effort. These will be part of an US army force im doing for Team Yankee. Have some more goodies on the way but for now its back to Napoleonic's Huzzah!!!!

Cheers
Matt



PS

Excuse my Potato camera.













Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Blucher First Game!

Greetings!
Hope everyone is well, At the moment my side of the world is suffering from a heat wave. It is Filthy!! 36c at 730am is balls and kills my painting plans. Its 40c at the  moment.

Last night played my first game of Blucher. Jason my opposite was using his newly purchased French army and i just stuck with cards.
Must say both Jason and I are very taken with the rules. Early days yet but we both thoroughly enjoyed the rules system. It flowed nicely, the rules weren't overly complex but quite a lot of strategy and forward thinking was needed.
We played a 200pt game with 2 MO dice rather than 3 and still manged to activate most of our units each turn.
Although i was defending objectives i decided to play aggressive early on with a large flanking maneuver. Unfortunately i blunted my teeth early and Jason rolled up on my forces.

Not a brilliant write up i know but just wanted to share some quick thoughts on the system and pictures, everyone loves a picture right? As we gain more experience in Blucher i may do some proper AARs.

Cheers
Matt
























Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Moving along.

Grettings,
Not a huge post today, Just finished off the basing on 2 Russian Line Regiments Chernihov and Pskov. Went with a lighter coloured base to contrast the darker coloured figures.
Also this morning i placed an order for all the Flags i need for the first part of the army 6 Line Regiments, 2 Grenadier Regiments and 4 Cavalry. These i purchased from Maverick Models whos range is amazing and i have read alot of good things about.
Next up i will try to power through the next 4 Line regiments Libau, Ufa, Tomsk and Mouromsk.

Cheers
Matt

Pictures




Saturday, 31 December 2016

2016 and the year to come

Happy new year everyone!!!
Hope everyone had a good night. Today is a new day and the start of what im hoping to be a productive hobby year.
The year just gone was probably the biggest lull in gaming ive had since a teenager. Somewhat self imposed exile and somewhat by exterior factors. But enough of that, lets look back on what was achieved.

Start of the year saw me paint up a In her majesties name skirmish force. Based this force on the Film Ghost and the Darkness. Sadly like alot of failed adventures they were sold after a single outing on the table. These are sadly missed, i was pretty chuffed with how they turned out.


Next up i painted up a small Qin Chinese army for Sword and spear. Again these only saw a single outing on the table before i moved them on. A failed project from the start that i never completely had my heart in. I believe this was the project that burnt out my hobby mojo.



1/1200 Age of sail.
Now heres a project i love dearly. I still in fact own all of these and they had there first outing recently. I painted and built these forces alongside reading Patrick O'Brien's famous Aubrey Novels. Hands down greatest series of books i have ever read. I am currently at book 18 and plan to read them again when finished. Hobby wise i still have 2 French 74s to paint up which i will get onto soonish. These definitely will not be leaving my possession.


My Modern Chain of Command project.
This project kind of heralded my return to wargaming. The idea popped into my head and i went straight at it! Not sure how i feel about it, not sure i will continue on with it, let alone keep it. For now it is out of sight out of mind.


18mm Napolenic Russians. After a mis start earlier in the year i have finally started this project. Not sure if its going anywhere but hey it has my focus. Its funny becasue i have sat on these figures for the best part of a year without selling them. Hopefully it is a project i will finish.



So that sums up the main projects for the year.
There were a few projects that never really got of the ground: 6mm naps, Warmachine, 6mm moderns. For whatever reasons these all kind of lost steam before truly getting under way.

Looking forward.
This year i will be focusing alot on my health and fitness, trying to bring some balance to my life.
In the first quarter i plan of finishing a Napoleonic army. After that Age of sail is begging for completion. As ive mentioned not sure if i will continue the 20mm kick.
On one hand i would like to do up a few different modern army's like French, US, Chinese and Australians. But on the other hand i have to ask myself "Is it a fools errand?", we shall see anyway.
Course is set and the first day of 2017 is off to a good start.

Thank you for taking time to browse blog, i do truly appreciate it.
Regards
Matt

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Trafalgar, First game.

Gday,
Yesterday i ran a game of Trafalgar for my mates. This was the first outing for my 1/1200 ships ive worked on this year.
Was a simple action with 2 3rd rate ships aside. I have to say i am rather pleased with how the rule set played out. Im no sailor or rivet counter so im probably more easily please. Yes there is a bit of gaminess with saving throws but there is enough flavour of the period for my liking too.
I read alot of people are unhappy with the wind mechanics and I was told to leave it out but against their advice we played as written and found we enjoyed it.
Few mistakes here and there on my behalf but have reread those after the action, so hopefully next game will run smoother.

Some pics of the action below.
Cheers
Matt.