Saturday, July 25, 2015


An Alabama and Georgian regiment on the attack.
15mm Figures by Xan Miniatures. Very decent figures that paint up nicely. They make two more regiments for a Gettysburg game the customer is organising. For inspiration I had the film 'Gettysburg' on in the background - very appropriate - spot the false facial hair. A very good film though.
The website design is progressing well - it should be finished towards the end of July (basically any time now lol) and I am aiming for its launch mid August with initial stocks of Warlord Games figures and then Perry's plastics followed in time by more different ranges - something in 15mm etc.

Sunday, July 19, 2015


 These are 15mm Xyston Miniatures - always nice figures to paint. This is another recently finished commission (I'm getting through quite a lot of work just lately - but still loads more to do!)

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


A few weeks ago I published a post about a large 28mm Napoleonic Russian commission - well Gunter Heim, for whom the figures are being painted, kindly sent me a picture of the 4 battalions he has so far. Gunter has now added the flags.
Pictured here are the 1st and 3rd battalions of the Tambov Infantry Regiment, and the 1st and 3rd battalions of the Vladimir Infantry Regiment, with their colours proudly flying.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


These are from a very recent commission...freshly baked and out of the oven if you like. They are 15mm French Ordnance pike (although I lie, one pike block are Swiss pike - the red and white chaps).
The basing is for DBM.
They look quite formidable but I guess easy to pin down and out-manoeuvre in DBM. Many years ago when I used to play DBM at Leicester Wargames club I had a Seleucid army and could never win with it. The pike block would always get pinned down by a few skirmishers and would then be outflanked while the rest of the army was dismantled. I remember a club member I used to play against (I think his name was John and he was from South Africa) he gave me some very helpful advice - get a good PIP score for the pike and advance forward aggressively with them to pin down the opponents main body of troops, then close in for the kill with the companions (Kn (F)). The next week I tried it and sure enough it worked like a dream. I won the game in about 15 minutes!
Oh look I'm rambling on again...