Tuesday 28 December 2021
Sunday 19 December 2021
Tuesday 14 December 2021
Sunday 12 December 2021
Wednesday 8 December 2021
Monday 6 December 2021
Sunday 5 December 2021
Sunday 28 November 2021
Thursday 25 November 2021
Wednesday 24 November 2021
Sunday 21 November 2021
Wednesday 17 November 2021
So, I went to Salute on Saturday (see my show report here) and this time I went with a very focused shopping list. Some of what I wanted I didn't get because the trader concerned pulled out of the show, but I still managed to come home with a significant haul of lead and other goodies.
|A serious shopping haul|
|Lots of bases for my new project...and I still need to buy more!|
|A few random figures for the Painting Challenge|
|A new Desert Battlemat from Geek Villan|
|Tufts and paints for my new project|
|And the 'first batch of minis for my new project - The French Foreign Legion in 15mm. These are Blue Moon miniatures which I bought from Old Glory UK. Also, features is an MDF fort from BLOTZ, a bargain at just £30.|
The Foreign Legion project will be my main task during the Painting Challenge this year. Hopefully, I will be playing with these by spring next year.
Sunday 14 November 2021
Tuesday 2 November 2021
Sunday 31 October 2021
Sunday 24 October 2021
Tuesday 19 October 2021
|A fine body of Rejects!|
|Inside the new Venue|
|'O'Group - The Scottish Corridor|
|'O'Group - The Scottish Corridor|
|Mark Backhouse's 2mm Romans using Strength and Honour|
|Cheshunt Wargames 6mm Battle for Hoe Binh, Indochina 1951|
|Milton Hundreds CoC Game featured two lovely Shermans.|
|Deal Wargames Boworadet Rebellion, Siam 1933|
|Society of Ancients - Trebia|
|Spalding Wargames Club - A fist full of Lead|
|Gravesend Gamers Guild - 40k Titanicus|
|Postie chatting up one of the Traders. Does everyone really give him a discount??|
|My modest Loot from the day. Not as much lead as I planned but there is always the next show!|
Sunday 17 October 2021
Saturday 16 October 2021
Thursday 14 October 2021
Yesterday I had an opportunity to visit the British Museum's latest special exhibition with my daughter. She is studying history at A level and had a chance to pick a subject of her own choosing as a special side project. She has chosen to look at the first emperors, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero, collectively known as the Julio-Claudian dynasty. This exhibition focuses on the last of these, Nero, but understandably there was a lot of information about the emperors that came before them, so my daughter was very happy and came away with a tome of photos and ideas for her project. I enjoyed it too but I also got the chance to spend an afternoon nerding out with my youngest daughter, so win-win.
I took a lot of pictures as usual but thought a few were more military than others and therefore worth sharing here.
|It was a great day out and a very interesting exhibition to share with the Young Padawan.|
I would certainly recommend seeing this exhibition if you are interested in the period. There is far more to see than the handful of items I have highlighted here. As with all of these special exhibitions, the British Museum is very good at selecting artifacts that tell the story they want to tell. Most are from their own collections but they can also bring in rare and special artifacts from other museums so often this will be the only chance to see some items together.
My only gripe is with the museum's presentation of the information panels. The information they contain is excellent...but would it kill them to use a bigger font! All the info panels are at waist height and if you want to read them you have to stand in front of the display, blocking the view of anyone else. And some of the artifacts are very small (coins and small items of jewelry) inside huge cases so it's really hard to get up-close-and-personal with some of the artifacts...and if you do you block the view of the information panels for other visitors! Don't get me wrong, I love the British Museum, but they really need to break with stuffy tradition and work on their presentation skills!
Sunday 10 October 2021
Tuesday 5 October 2021
|To fit it on my smaller tale for this solo version I had to twist and squeeze the map a bit to ensure that all the essential elements were present.|
|As the game progresses smoke rises from more and more targets.|
|Ultimately the LRDG were there to destroy aircraft and infrastructure on the Italian Airfield, and in this, they succeeded spectacularly.|
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Sunday 3 October 2021
Sunday 26 September 2021
Wednesday 22 September 2021
Sunday 19 September 2021
Wednesday 15 September 2021
Monday 13 September 2021
It definitely wasn't Washington's finest hour on Saturday. The Rejects had some long-time friends over in the Shed-o-War for an American War of Independence game, welcoming them into the growing 'Honoury Rejects Alumni'. A good time was had by all but once again I found myself on the losing side. Having said that I felt we played a good game and overall our strategy was a good one. Sadly lady luck and the dice had other ideas!
I didn't make extensive notes this time because I wanted to concentrate on the game and our guests so this won't be a fully detailed battle report as usual. However, I did get a few good pictures and thought these were worth sharing below.
Keep an eye on Ray's blog for a more detailed report. It's not available at 'time of going to press' but I'm sure he will get something online pretty soon.