Monday, June 22, 2015

New Rules and some 10mm

Like most of miniature painters/gamers I have often considered the fact that I game a lot less then I would like. There are a lot of factors that contribute to this but I believe it boils down to often not having the time. This is not a totally bad thing in and of itself in that I have other hobbies and if they take time away from miniature gaming that’s fine since I am also enjoying. I also really enjoy painting figures, even though I am not that good at it, so I find that even if I do not game at least if I paint I think of it as time well spent. That being said I would like to game more, even solo if necessary, consequently I was intrigued by the release of One Hour Wargames by Neil Thomas. I bought a copy from Amazon and have since read them over although I have not tried them yet. The rules are very simple and are more or less the same across periods with slight period modifications. I intend to at least give them a try using some homemade period modifications. If they lead to a bit more gaming I will consider the purchase a success.

I did find time a few weeks ago to take some photos of the growing Austro-Prussian War 10mm Pendraken collection. The figures are really fantastic and a joy to paint. The buildings are mostly timecast.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

A new post!!!

 I have been slacking big time on the updates. I have been reading a lot, not confined to military history, and trying to decide on a summer project. Most likely I will try and finish the APW Austrians and Prussians. I was able to snap some pictures of my 6mm Baccus SYW stuff.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Some Adler Prussians and French

I dug out some of my Adler Prussians and French. I have been considering many options for the Napoleonic period but cannot settle on anything. 10mm looks nice but nobody has a range for 1806.
I really like Baccus figures because of ease of painting and basing but was not happy with the figures I ordered a few years ago because most of the bayonets fell off (He has re-sculpted the range so perhaps this is now the answer?). In my opinion the Adler figures are works of art but they are really a pain to base if you want to cut them off the strips which I like to do. The Adler figures are also very fragile. I am constantly reapplying crazy glue to keep the bayonets from falling off. Strangely the Seven Years War Adler figures I have seem to be more durable.

So for the time being I will continue to deliberate. I still have those 10mm 1866 Austrians to finish!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

A few more 1866 Austrians

I finally had a chance to photograph some more of my 1866 Austrians. I have about double the amount of Saxons and Prussians done but did not have time to take them out. The figures are all from the fantastic Pendraken 19th Century range. I am thinking of using Trapped like a Fox rules for with these figures. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Visit to Russia

Took a vacation to Russia and indulged a bit of my military history interest with a visit to the artillery museum in Saint Petersburg. Most of the pictures are from the museum the leftovers are from a military parade at the Kremlin and miniatures sold at stores all over Moscow.