Friday, 30 April 2021
Wednesday, 28 April 2021
It has been another busy week in the Operations Room, with more terrain work and the long-awaited table expansion (more on that later). I have put in a couple of orders for new miniatures but expect to be waiting for them for a few weeks. This is a combination of delayed (and more costly) shipping from the continent and the inevitable covid related delays for manufacturers still trying to get back up to full production. I'm happy to wait for their arrival but in the meantime, I have been scrabbling around looking for some new terrain projects to work on. This week I have managed to recycle or repurpose several bits of terrain for use in my 15mm Normandy games and in the process, I have realised I have an untapped resource that can keep me busy for some time to come.
Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Sunday, 25 April 2021
Friday, 23 April 2021
|The game used a lot of scenery that I haven't had on the table before, including these trenches and barbed wire fences.|
|I also had some of my farm building on the table although they ended up playing no part in the game.|
|The British have been tasked with assaulting and knocking out a fortified german gun battery overlooking the D-Day Beaches. They have a lot of open ground and barbed wire to cover.|
|The British are Elite troops so get six command dice which is a huge advantage giving lots of flexibility in the game.|
|British Para's get stuck in and earn their nickname The Red Devils.|
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
No, I haven't started painting cute garden animals for a fantasy game (relax Ray!). I'm talking about the Czech Hedgehog variety that often littered the beaches and fields of Normandy. I'm always on the lookout for small battlefield items that can 'decorate' my games tables and this was a case of desire meeting serendipity in a most satisfying way.
Sunday, 18 April 2021
Friday, 16 April 2021
|The newly arranged Quincunx formation for my Polybian Romans looks really nice.|
|As in previous games I use 10 sided dice rather than cards for my unit activations because it takes up less space on my tiny table.|
|The Romans are taking a lot of damage and struggled to make the most of their line exchange and special rally activations.|
|The end of the game was hard-fought and both sides were very close to breaking. The battle could have gone either way.|
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
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Sunday, 11 April 2021
Wednesday, 7 April 2021
I'm off work this week but haven't achieved much. The family and I were supposed to be in Cornwall but the 'current' batch of Covid restrictions put paid to that, just like all our plans in 2020. I decided to have the time off anyway, as I'm still trying to get through my last years holiday allocation and figured I needed a rest. So I went into the week with big ideas, loads of games to play and figures to paint. Such are the plan of mice, men and wargamers! The wife and I have been getting out for walks and doing a bit of spring cleaning and generally taking it easy. I have however managed to finish one project.
Last week I shared an unboxing video of my newly bought hot wire foam cutter (here). Over the weekend I used it properly for the first time and made myself a set of edge hills for use on my small games table.
I have ordered some more foam and I'll be making more hills in a similar style, both grass-covered and some sandy hills for use with my North African desert games. I am working on some other models and if I can wriggle out of household chores I'll try to get them finished for next week.