Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Updates - All sorts.

Sorry readers,
Been a bit of a while since I last updated the blog.
So here's one heck of update, full of all sorts.

Update 1: Pictures from Dice and Decks Charity Event 2012: Fly Another Day
My Board for my first game of Force on Force on the day.

Mid-way through game 2 of Force on Force

What I decided to buy - A Directorate Fleet for Firestorm Armada.

The Contents of the above box, as they came, uncleaned and unfiled.
Update 2: Pictures of my latest Napoleonic Painting Spree.

These pictures go with my previous post: Napoleonic Painting Updates.
French Dragoon Officer, mid-way through painting.

British Sergeant, fully painted, and work in progress Private.
Update 3: Dystopian Wars, minor conversion work
The one antenna has come off and been misplaced, so I replaced it with a giant (in scale terms) flag, which will be painted as a Union Jack to match this mercenary ship to my Kingdom of Britannia Fleet. The Flag is a bit of Brass and a filed Warhammer 40k Ork Choppa.
Update 4: Scenery Building Day 10th August 2012

On 10th August Neal from Dice and Decks ran an afternoon of Scenery building for the club in order to try and match the requirements of scenery needed to get a good game of Infinity in, which as a game took off well at our club meetings.
Hopefully this will become a sort of Industrial/Landing Area style scenery piece. The result of an afternoon's building.

The above at a different angle.
Update 5: Bushido

I got some Bushido at the Dice and Decks Charity event, due to the presence of our good friends at Square Orange Games (http://www.squareorangegames.co.uk). So I got the faction Prefecture of Ryu, and I love the models, 32mm, so slightly larger than the rest of my normal wargaming collection, but really detailed and fun to paint.
Hanso, a Ashigaru Sergeant, finished now, this was taken mid-way through painting, he is next to another Ashigaru, whose in the background, and a Samurai.
Update 6: My new hat

Right, this one's going to take a bit of explaining. I've always like British Pith Hats, like the one worn by the British at Rorke's Drift (or in the film Zulu). So I was looking on Ebay for a Napoleonic British Officer's Bicorne (unsuccessfully I might add), and saw a replica Pith Hat for sale, and so I've nabbed it.... and it's awesome, tempted to get one or two spares. The idea of having it is to wear it at next year's charity event being ran by Dice and Decks, planned for the 17th August 2013, at the Larraperz Centre in Ross-on-Wye (there's subtle advertising). 
The hat as it looks on Ebay.

With that, there's another blog post done and dusted, I'll post new updates when something interesting enough to post is available, and dare I say, I'm starting to take an interest in the Sudan War for Black Powder (Struggling with what models to use, converted Anglo-Zulu War Brits from Warlord Games? Or something else?). Spartan Games has also announced Dystopian Legions, a 28mm Steampunk-ish One man to a model game to play smaller scale games in the Dystopian Wars universe, but that's not till October, plenty to update before then I expect! Till next time folks.....