Saturday 15 October 2016

Turn 1

By the time you read this I will have processed the first turn and sent them back. (that is my next task, before breakfast.).

Most importantly everyone who sent a turn in did something I was not really expecting. As well as turning in great turn sheets and actions some of the ideas were just brilliant and not what I would have thought of at all.

So a big THANK you to the Players.

2 Players did NOT get thir turns in on time so I will say again the DEAD line is 12 (midnight) o'clock Friday night Greenwich Mean Time. As it takes about a1/2 hour (usually more) to process a turn (I expect time will go more swiftly when I get in the swing of the game) and as I have 13 players this games does take up a full and fun day for me. One of the rason it takes so long is that I have to cross check all the countries actions with the turn sheet and make sure no one is doing something that the other is either not aware of or Needs to be aware of.  Do not think it is too much work as the rewards I get from doing this are great.

Enough chat what is Happening.

Klintanistan update: Speculationn  and rumour's. (some are true some are partially true and some are completely fictitious It is up to you to come to your own conclusion..

A nationwide talent search has taken place to find a truly great folk singer to inspire confidence respect and loyalty in one of the factions. A country wide tour has just started and the workers are particularly over joyed with this treat.

Franonian Troops are currently selling their rifles. As poverty strikes this faction the troops are selling anything they can in order to  buy their next meal, but tax collectors are still taking the taxes from the factions populace.

This is completely true, honest! there are no secret police in any former part of Klintanistn. You may speck freely on any subject anywhere you choose.

There is currently a shortage of geologists in Klintanistan maybe a university might invest in creating a course for them to excel at this might lead to better mining opportunities.

Several Trade and diplomatic representatives have been seen in Europe eager to shake hands and approach more 1st world countries. Some of these delegations seem overly happy, perhaps they are enjoying a holiday.

The secret police are everywhere! No one expects the Klintanistan inquisition!

More secret "Gulag" style Mines have opened in the region these last 2 moths then ever before.

Millistan is spreading stories in order to give countries misinformation.

France has sent military aid in the form of vehicles to klintanistan and while no one is completely aware of the destination they will confirm that they are of a military nature.

Conscription has been introduced in some of the faction.

The Rich are getting Richer and the Poor, well no one cares about them so what does it nmatter.

Rayolian Troops have been extorting money from their own population without any official backing.

The Last breeding Pair of Dodo has been discovered and many are flocking to the area eager to acquire them for zoos or a circus. After all if there is two there are probably more.

Ducanistan now has an air force. small at present but definitely bigger than any other Klinanistan Nation!

Great archaeologists have found a lost city. details are scarce and it is not made public the location as yet but it may be Roman or Hittie or even Atlantis the more extreme news papers report (but very few are believing the Atlantis story only crackpots) unless of course you know better.

The Dredging of a harbour is taking place and it is expecting that deep water cargo vessels will start to transport bananas from Klintanistan to Europe.

Japan has shown some excitement about these new fledgling countries.  At present it is not known why but perhaps it sending humanitarian aid to them. Or perhaps they are exploiting them for raw resources.

Cavalry troops are being introduced by more than one country despite the trench warfare of WW1.

3/4 of the countries have now introduced conscription, looks like someone is expecting trouble.

A gold mine is somewhere in the lands but is being kept very secret for fear the country will be attacked. I do not know where it is but I do know it is not here more is the pity.

Crates labelled "Maxim" have been seen on the Russian Docks in the Ukraine. maybe Maxim is a womans magazine. (like you will believe that one!)

Mexico has also sent a trade delegation to Klintanistan Probably looking to support the more left wing countries their.

One country is building a fleet of Trade airships to better export things in bulk to Europe.

Like I said some of these are true others are less true or even just wild speculation. have fun reading and with luck your turn sheet will arrive soon.

All the best Clint

The cartoons are just for fun and do not represent any player in the game, Unless of course you know better.


So if yours has yet to arrive and you have already checked the junk mail
Drop me a line and I will resend it

Thursday 13 October 2016

Indians (Sikhs)

You may have thought I had gone quiet. No not at all. I have been painting away and here are the first results.
They are all Foundry or Empress miniatures for the North West frontier. All 28mm and all for matt.

I think these 3 and Empress and are most likely officer, although the 2 on the right might be anything from acheologists to explorers but most likely officers.

They weerre a joy to paint and really are nice sculpts.  I would be happy to paint them again. Perhaps Matt has too many officers now and not enough rank and file. Only time will tell.

 Then there is a gun and three crew. (maybe an officer will e with them). These I believe are foundry and have been colour matched with a few samples matt has lent me.

I do not know the calibre of the gun but It is quite small and can be easily carried over rocks and mountains. Easy that is as long as I do not have to carry it.

And here are some Rank and file. A real mixture of Foundry and Empress. Again too many officers for my liking but I am sure Matt knows what he is ding. Along with uniforms several have sheep skin coats to keep out the cold of the mountains.

The coats were the most fun to paint and I was in two minds whether to have black or white sheepskins but I went for white in the end as I thought they may be the most common.

Thanks for looking today and I have a few Burpas to finish (7 of them)and them maybe something for myself.

have a good few days and see you soon.

Monday 10 October 2016

Selwg show 2016

As always this is my personal view and nothing other than that. So in no particular order.
South London Warlords
Dr Who Participation

Reading and newbury
Senlac ridge.
AKA Battle of Hastings

GLC Game club
Lion Rampant

Gravesend Gamers (Guild?)
(like you had not guessed!

Realtime Wargamers

Society of Ancients
Battle of Ephesos

Sorry I do not Recall who this was
But a nice ACW Game
Possibly Loughton Strike Force

Simon Miller
To The Strongest
Raphia Game
All I know LOTS and Lots of Pikes!

As above, big game loads of figures

20mm Mexican Revelotion.
Shellhole Senics
(I Think)

Warlord Games Demo (I think)
28mm WW2
Bolt Action.

Tamsin tells me this is the other end of the GLC
board and I have no reason to doubt her.

Brain has fried
Can't remember
Peter pig Demo of the New
"Men of Company B" rules due out in 1-2 months


Pickets Charge
Essex Warriors

Maidstone Wargames club
2mm (yes 2mm) Arab Israeli wars

just a little bit too small for me.

Crwawly Wargames
Shepway Wargames

Dulwich Gamers
15mm VBCW

For me the best Game.
Nice friendly players
and a theme/period I enjoy
And I have not seen VBCW in 15mm before.

The show main floor
about 12.20-1pm
(just in case you see yourself
and need an alibi!)
Look see, They will let anyone in!
Ray and Tamsin.
Both bloggers and both nice people.
Well that's it for today, More again tomorrow, Something painted no more show. If you have any corrections on games I have mislabled. Please leave a comment. Especially if it was your game as I am bound to have a few wrong it is just he way I am. But you wouldn't change me, you'd never get a refund!

Sunday 9 October 2016


Yes I came back with £70 still in my pocket. Yes I could have spent it, quite easily really but no point at this time. Maybe a week or two later when I think of all the things I could not live without. Names in Brackets show where they came from)

So here is where the money went.

2 Sable paint brushes. (Not my favourite make but they should be good enough)... (magnetic Displays)

1 Spectre rule book. I may well do more on this next week. It was an impulse buy but it looks like my cup of tea. (Spectre Miniatures)

1 Spectre Figure which will be on its way to a fried up north soon. (Hopefully Monday).... (Spectre miniatures)

1 Beltfed miniature, another gift for a friend  (Col Bill)

Osprey D-day Fortifications in Europe. (Harfields Models)

1 Zvezda Ferdinan 1/00th scale model.  Another impulse buy. (Harfield Models)

1 Pack of Flower tufts (Debris of war)

Some 15mm Stargrunt figures (Ground Zero Games) I have nearly bought all I need for this project now.

1 Pack of Highland Cattle. (Col Bills)

So not overly extravagant, but not miserly either. Everything has a use and everything was well considered. (no It was, it really was honest).

I will do a show report tomorrow and I will even point out MY favourite game.

All the best Clint