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.