21 September 2016

It Was Inevitable.

I've been feeling rather pleased with myself, I'd passed the hump of the 'painting queue' and I've been making good progress on the three cosmo navy space cruisers and then a opportunity presents itself.

As I mentioned in a previous post Lachlan brought me a copy of the KonFlikt'47 rulebook as a father's day present, he also went and got himself a fallschirmjager starter army for Bolt Action 'proper'. His plan is to cover both his bases by starting with a 'proper' historical army with the fallschirmjager and then add KonFlikt'47 troops like 'Schreckwulfen' (bio engineered werewolves) crossing into the 'hysterical' period. And as luck would have it in just under a month a Bolt Action tournament is being held at the local Good Games shop.

So I've put a hold on the 'painting queue' and Lachlan and I have signed up for the tournament and are eagerly working away assembling two 1000 points forces. Obviously fallschirmjager for Lachlan and late war US army for myself.

04 September 2016

Wargaming 1:1 Scale?

You know how it goes, that old saw where one wargamer tells the other that wargaming can't be a realistic representation of warfare and the only way to do that is get a bunch of people, a piece of ground and the right gear.......... Well........





And as well as beards and the protective gear we also have .... that's right. You guessed it and piece of ground.




Lachlan and I are interested in learning about Sword and Shield in the next step on our HEMA journey and a local blacksmith made us these excellent shields and Lachlan came up with the idea of putting the shield design from Beth's 28mm Dwarf army on them. SO, 1:1 Saga anyone? We even have the goats.

24 August 2016

He 's A Good Son


Lachlan turned up at work yesterday with early father's day present, a copy of the new Konflikt '47 rules. A standalone variant of Bolt Action where the world war two didn't end and things like zombies, werewolves and super science make an appearance.

Subtle is he?


12 August 2016

It's Good To Have Friends


My inadvertent quest for older rulesets continues with the arrival of a copy of 'Challenger2000'. A friend visiting from Townsville for work caught up with us and mentioned to me that he had this book and on his return home mailed it down to me.

Also work continues on the three cosmo navy cruisers


01 August 2016

Arrived In The Post.


I used to own a copy of this but I passed it on to somebody else a very long ago. I found a copy for sale on the net and so .....

It's a campaign supplement for Command Decision dealing with the German Invasion of Russia during world war two, Operation Barbarossa. To make it manageable (there's a relative term) everything was divided by 25, hence the name. If there's 100 tanks, then you have four. 100 kilometres becomes 4 kilometres and so on.

18 July 2016

Ready To Begin Flight Operations.


99% complete, just have to varnish it. A non-scale kit from the second Space Battleship Yamato anime series.

Next item in the queue takes me back to 'Operation M' and three cosmo navy crusiers from the modern 'Space Battleship Yamato 2199' series.

02 July 2016

Half Way There And I'm Back To 'Hell'


'Workbench Hell' that is, I've finished the current item on the painting queue, a battalion of Napoleonic French infantry from Plan N. And that means that it's time to rescue another item from what I refer to as 'workbench hell'. That place where a large number of my miniatures and models lay half finished gathering dust.


The next Item on the list is Bandai non-scale model kit of a carrier from the original Space Battleship Yamato series and importantly, I've reached the half way mark for the painting queue.


And now to decide on what type of cake I want.