Archives for : July2012

    Clash of Empires – Vikings! The Age of Ravens Sourcebook and a bit more…

    A few months back we had an offer posted on the Clubs forum, regarding Clash of Empires (CoE). This is described on Amazon as ‘Tabletop Wargaming Rules for Battles from Deepest Antiquity to the Medieval Era’.

    I enquired into what CoE was really all about via our clubs forum and got told that it was all about historical gaming from all periods of history from Classical

    War of the Rings – and how I started my interest in it.

    Some days my madness works it’s way through my pocket and into the hands of retailers.

    After my visit to Warhammer World I had my interest in Lord of the Rings Wargaming renewed and so was determined to give it a blast.

    A short update….

    Hello all,

    Just a quick update on things.

    Right, blog postings.

    For the Emporer! – 40k Open Day (Blog 1 of 2)

    Saturday 14th July 2012 after the launch of the latest edition of 40k, Games Workshop ran an Open Design day.

    Black Powder – My Plan

    I’m playing Black Powder on the 19th of this month, that’s 9 days.

    Here’s what I require to take:

    To have enough models ready for the 19th July.
    • 3 Battalions of Line Infantry (108 models)
    • 2 Battalions of Highlanders (48 models)
    • 14 Hussars
    • 12 Dragoons
    • 3 Cannons
    • 16 Rifles

    So if we tally them up, that’s a lot o f models, now as at this time, here’s a breakdown of what I have:

    • Line Infantry (26 built – 82 to build)
    • Highlanders (24 built – 24 to build)
    • 1 Cannon (2 to build)
    • 16 Rifles (None)
    • 0 Hussars (14 to build)
    • 0 Dragoons (12 to build)

    That’s quite a short fall I think, and with just 8 days to complete the majority of it!

    Without further ado, here’s the plan.

    Victrix Highlanders

    As the gods are against me going down to Bristol for the weekend, i’ve decided to use the time i’ve ‘gained’ to start to build up the vast number of 28mm Napoleonic miniatures that I need for my upcoming game of Black Powder in a few weeks.

    For that game I’m hoping to provide my own troops rather than borrowing from others.

    My list of models I have are as follows:

    • 5 x Box of Perrys British Line Infantry (200 figures)
    • 2 x Box of Victrix Highlanders (1 Box of Centre Company, 1 Box of Flank Company).
    • 8 Blisters of British Cavalry
    • 2 Blisters of Colonels/Generals.

    So my focus for the moment is to build up some Highlanders, as I need fewer of these than I do the Line Infantry.

    If we open up a box, this is the contents and the amazement of 60 miniatures for

    Empire of the Dead

    A recent release from desks of West Wind Productions brings us ‘Empire of the Dead‘.

    Dare you enter the realm of Relica?

    Relics is a ‘Stitchpunk’ tabletop war game from Sheffield (UK) based TOR Gaming.

    It’s different, very different, different dare I say in a good way?

    Look watch this and then continue reading.


    The Dawn of War, Day 6?

    25 Years they say, has it really been 25 years since I first picked up Warhammer 40,000?

    95th Rifles

    So then, sent off this chaps a few weeks ago… may remember I mentioned that I was having these done in a an earlier post.

    And now I have them back and this is how they look now!

    A marked improvement don’t you think?

    I had these painted by Artmaster Studio after they did a test paint job for me on a Victrix 9dr British Artillery piece around a month ago and I was very happy with that.

    Well now that the first set of Rifles have come back (16 models), the second set of 16 have been posted and have already arrived.