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    Plans for 2014 and a new home for MadBeardMan

    So 2014 is here, didn’t take long did it? Doesn’t feel like 2013 lasted 12 months, I know I was going to be busy but wow, didn’t play much Wargaming of RPGing or even my Xbox/PC/PS3, well a bit of the Xbox/PS3 but only when my brain needed to have a rest.

    And Crumbs, I started to write this a few weeks back.

    Anyway I’ll be quick about this.

    Moved hosting I have, gone from the hosting my own WordPress site and worrying about updating stuff, and the various spam and so on, and then I followed TGC ( and seen they have blog hosting. So after an evening transferring stuff and setting up a new theme (as my old theme didn’t like the new WordPress) and here I am!

    So plans for 2014….

    Well I plan on playing more. Yes, more Relics, more WHFB, more Warmachine, SAGA, Black Powder and all, more I say!

    More posts as well, even though I’m super busy still and my own Wargame continues to go forward, more on that next month I think.

    Post wise though?

    Whatever I want. I have a lot to catch up on, so expect a number of posts in the near future…


    Wolsung Steampunk Skrimish Rulebook

    But here’s something I just ordered, from Element Games (btw if you order from them please Quote my referral code, which is COL464).

    The game is Wolsung (a Steampunk Skirmish game). I can remember a KickStarter project about it, I think, but the rules are out now (you can download them if you wish from their site). So I’ve ordered and hope to use the models that I bought for other Steampunk games with it. Hope to get it soon, and when I do I’ll write up a post about it.

    Anyway need to sort the kids out, bedtime in a few for them.

    Oh yes, I’ll be modding this theme, so that the home page shows more from the off, this header is far toooo big and the colours are wrong 🙂


    Selling miniatures and all the hassle…well not the hassle but the cost

    Been a good while since I’ve posted anything.

    I’ve been rather busy post work time on my web skills as I’m looking to move my career into that realm.

    Models left to build and paint in 2013 – Part 1

    Evening Folks,

    On Tuesday night I started to make a list of all the figures I have still to build let alone paint as I was tempted to buy yet more!

    So let’s see, and this list isn’t complete as I couldn’t get to some of the boxes (smaller boxes though luckily!).

    Pike & Shotte

    Black Powder – all to build and paint

    • 144 Perry British Line Infantry
    • 14 mounted Hussars.
    • 90 Victrix Highlanders

    Black Powder – Other

    • 24 other Perrys metal cavalry to paint

    40K – all to build and paint

    • Space Marine
      • 2 Drop pods
      • Preadator
      • Land Raider
      • Vindicator
      • 2 Rhinos
      • 2 Boxes Death Wing Terminators
      • Terminators
      • Command Squad
      • 3 Boxes of Scouts
      • 2 Land Speeders
      • 1 Attack Bike
      • 2 Dreadnaughts
      • Dark Vengeance Box
      • Battleforce
    • Eldar
      • 2 Boxes of Dire Avengers
      • Guardians
      • 2 Grav Tanks
      • Harlequin Troupe + Death Jester and Shadowseer
      • Farseer and Warlocks
      • Battleforce
      • Shining Spears
      • 2 War Walkers
      • Striking Scorpions
      • Banshees
      • 2 Wraithlord
    • Necrons
      • 2 Boxes Warriors
    • Forge World
      • Horus Heresy
        • 2 Comtemptor Dreads
        • 60 Mark II marines
        • 10 Mark II marines
        • 1 Mark 4 command pack
        • 1 Legion Commander pack
        • 1 Medic pack
        • Eldar Wraithseer

    40K – to paint (all built)

    • Space Marine
      • Approx 40 Marines
      • Approx 20 Scouts
      • 3 Rhinos
      • 5 Terminators
      • 1 Land Speeder
      • 1 Attack Bike
      • 1 Dreadnaught
    • Eldar
      • Approx 130 figures (misc)
      • Guardians
      • 1 Grav Tank
      • 2 War Walkers
      • 1 Wraithlord

    So that will do for the moment, about 50% shown above.

    Coming in Part 2:

    • Relics
    • Vikings
    • The Hobbit
    • Warhammer Fantasy
    • War of the Rings
    • Warmachine
    • Empire of the dead

    and more….

    But I have started to paint my Vikings 🙂




    End of the year post, the bad wargaming points, well 5 of them…


    Further to my post this morning here are the low points of 2012 for Wargaming for me personally.


    End of the year post, the good wargaming points, well 5 of them…


    So that’s it for 2012.

    What I won’t get for Christmas 2012

    Evening All,

    I had to do this.

    Christmas isn’t a time that I myself find exciting. The pressure of being ‘happy’ and all that jazz just doesn’t do it for me. This is also the first in many years where I’ve not been in the pub with my friends drinking our way to our graves only to be kicked out at 2am and told to ‘go home’.

    So a quick post.

    Recently I’ve treated myself to a load of Forgeworld models, quite a sizeable amount in fact as I’m planning on building a Horus Heresy force for the near future.

    But as it’s Christmas I’m hoping I get some more stuff, but the chances are that it won’t happen.

    Spartan Assault Tank

    Spartan Assault Tank

    An armoured transport of truly massive proportions, the Spartan is a heavy assault tank previously all but unknown outside of the revered Space Marine Chapters and the secretive Adeptus Mechanicus. The Spartan is a huge armoured conveyer whose purpose is to carry a large body of troops into the very heart of an enemy


    Greetings and welcome,

    This is my new home, my very own domain and hosting.

    I’ve now transferred over all the old posts, but the images are being a pain, so slowly I’m updating the older posts…. bear with me whilst normal service resumes.

    It’s been months

    Crumbs, months it’s been since I posted here after my initial flurry of posts.

    Let’s see what’s going on.

    Picked up wargamming again – dropped OU.

    The day after….

    It’s Sunday, I should be doing other stuff, but alas I feel like not.

    Went out yesterday with a good

    An ‘idol’ for my girls when they grow up?

    Recently I found an article on a woman in Linux Format.