Saturday 11 March 2017

Two modern assasins!

These two figures are part of the foundry street vilolence range. I got them as part of a job lot several years ago. As the dust had piled so high on them I knew it was time to paint!

We have a male assassin with a white suit amd an MP5 and silencer slung over his shoulder. He may or may not carry other weapons personally I think he does but he just does not show them. And a female assassin who may be a normal civilian as far as visible weapons are concerned. or she may have a load of hidden weapons under her coat. That is for you to decide.

In my head I have called them "Snowy" and "Two step" I like the way I was able to tie in the colours of the background and the carnation and bow tie on Snowy to the purse on Two step.  It keeps them consistent and at the same time individual.

I will post again soon. (Probably Tuesday). But thanks for looking and with luck I should (fingers crossed have enough blog posts for the whole of this week. BEAR in mind I am at a show next Sunday. So a Show report probably the following Monday.

Best wishes Clint

Friday 10 March 2017

Yes more Burpas

A total of 20 more figures painted for Matt. All part of his growing "North West Frontier" Project.

A mixture of makes and ranges. Foundry, Copplestone and Empress. And On Burpas I have pretty much run out of things to say.

But a colourful bunch of 28mm colonials. If you have not seen the film then check it out. Jolly good stuff!

So I shall keep it very short at least for now!

Wednesday 8 March 2017


Today I am finishing my AK47 army.  I did stop playing AK47 when peter pig re-released the rules back in 2009. There fore I doubt I have ever put anything for this on my blog! (NO JOE NOT A NERW PROJECT! but finishing and old one!). In the "New rules" you are allowed a leader and a bodyguard on the table free of any points charge. In the old rules I was always of the opinion that my "General" would be far to busy elsewhere to make an appearance at the actual fighting. That being the case I never used one. But Under the new rules and as they are free points wise I thought I should get one.

So we have 3 stands for the AK47 Reloaded rules. In my head these are subordinates and not the real general but patsy stand ins used to make the Dictator look good. And I can cope with that!

 So 3 extra stands painted. One stand to represent the dictator himself with a single body guard. I have used the name General "Ukoomba" just as a made up name and not wishing to insult any nations language I just used a name that sounded right in my head. If this is a real word and is seen as offensive to anyone. Let me know what language and I will try to change it.

As you also get a stand of Bodyguards free (points wise) I have 3 body guards on a stand. I gave them white berets to make them stand out as I was not happy with any other colours. Green tended to blend in, red and blue already have far to many uses and yellow is hard to paint so White was my choice.

The last stand is a dead dictator. Just because one came in the pack but I cannot see it ever being used after all my armies never loose and my generals never get shot. No sir to even think so would be treason.


Just to make it officially clear I have stopped playing this. For me it was not working. I appreciate the time and effort you guys put in. But I was finding it more a chore than a joy so I have ceased. I do intend to run a game of some kind in the future, but one that is easier to control.

So just want to say thanks to those who were playing.

Monday 6 March 2017

Club game ACW (Fire and Fury)

Best Arial view of the battle BEFORE we start
I am in the Bottom left corner.
Yesterday at the club I played a game of Fire and fury. I have played it a few times last was about 8 years ago. I asm a big fan of the no fuss simple rules and would be happy to play more.

Anyway here is what happened!

The Rebels
Left to right are
Bob, Colin and Tim.

And the Union
Again left to right.
My seat, Peter (overall command) and Richard
by far the younger better looking and fitter players
(Stop hitting me Bob!)

My position.
My orders were to hold this ridge!

Slowly the Rebs advance on my position.
My artillery use is pitiful
Peter my Commanding officer tells me I actually
 need to put the metal balls in the guns!

Overall they advance. Bob leading the Way.
And peter coming off of the hill to
engage the enemy more closely
I thought he just wanted those 2 units to die quickly!

And still I wait.

They do creep closer.
Mostly due to bad dice rolls only letting them move at 1/2 speed.

The whole Reb line advances.
Peter looses 1 whole unit and the other runs back up the hill and
fills the gap it had left!

Bobs troops advance on the wood and the hill.
putting the left flank under a lot of preasure

Tim advances into contact.
First he fires at my gun battery and forces them to linber up
While in MY centre his BIG unit charges my weak unit
(Only 6 stands)

A combination of good dice rolls buy me
and bad dice rolls by Tim
forces the big unit off of the ridge line
My artillery is caught while limbered up and destroyed.

Tim was unsoported and his troops that had captured the gun battery
needed to withdraw
His Big unit reformed and charged up the hill again!

He ploughs into that unit and even managed to attck the on behind
The dice gods were not terrible to me but nor did they favour Tim greatly
But both units were pushed back

I was able to pivot my gun
but low on ammunition I rolled the dreaded 1

The Centre of the line Held
As Colin was very unfortunate and could
not advance sufficiently to put it under presure

The Union Left was badly battered and was about to be broken
by Bob. But we ran out of time

 Conclusion: Well we did run out of time so a final outcome will not be known. However, I was in a position to still contest the ridgeline and was even thinking of sweeping down into the left and supporting the Middle. Richard (on the union left) was not in such a position. He was holding on for dear life. (I am sure he will dispute that!) and Bob was pushing through. Both centres had hardly been touched and while Peter had lost a unit (and a half) because of his advance he was still in a good position.

We had to settle on and inconclusive draw. But it was a fun game and I am inclined to try to pick the rules up for myself.

All the Terrain and Models were supplied by Tim.
All the best hope to post again soon.