News, Updates & ramblings

This Blog is acting as the news and updates page for my new website,

The website itself is the archive of my painting through the last decade or more, with easy navigation around what now amounts to over 3000 images of wargames figures & display miniatures.

It is also the repository for my musings, workbench notes and reports on all things gaming and miniature painting that I get up to.

I've been collecting miniatures for 24 years and have covered most scales, periods and styles in that time. Don't expect consistency on one project here - there will be variety in project, but hopefully consistently high standards!

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Latest two SoW Games

Had a Couple of great games of Seeds of War lately - here's the super-quick over-view of them both - more details in article form soon!

Game 1 - 800 points, Krayt Vs Andrayada

We went for a big game, and a good one it was too!

6x4' with many a building, and a few forrests for good measure.

Game 2 - 400 points, Krayt Vs Andrayada, testing "Suburban Carnage" Bolt-on

As part of our continuing testing of the Bolt-on rule sets, we played a small game on a 4'x4' board, absolutely packed with buildings.

We decided (ok, I declared...) that each force should contain at least 50% infantry, which would be deployed in the buildings in the center of the board at the start of the game. The aim was to test the Building rules, so we figured we needed targets!

The winner was stated as the first player to completely wipe out the opponents infantry forces.

In the first three turns, James succeeded in levelling a very large section of the city, as my infantry ran from building to building, watching them fall like dominoes behind them.

My Veterans and Basileus formation came into play in turns 4 & 5, making a couple of good assaults and suprisingly, the standard monitior formation did a fine job too, showing an Andrayada warrior Phalanx how to do it up close and personal in the last turn.

In the end, we both had infantry left alive, but, having both taken armies designed to take down buildings, very little that could actually kill infantry in the open!

We declared a draw & a great success for a playtest.

The outcome:
Buildings are too easy to destroy with standard AV fire.
They're far too hard to destroy with Artillery.
Infantry escaping a falling building should have some chance of gaining suppression counters when they successfully escape, or they walk out as though nothing has happened.

Tweaking needed!

Sunday, 11 July 2010

15mm Galleries & items for sale!

Getting back to the website after my weeks of training & walking at last!

This week I've opened the first of the 15mm Fantasy Galleries, starting with two small armies which are both also available for sale right now.

15mm Fantasy Dwarves
15mm Fantasy Undead

Picture Count: - just 20 :(