Saturday, May 31, 2014

Garden Wars 2014 Mars Field is ready

The Field of Mars for the 2014 Garden Wars is ready.

The section of grass cut for Leipzig

After re-examining the Leipzig battlefield I have mowed out sections of the back yard Garden Wars area so as to have-a-go at Leipzig using Fast Play Grande Armee.

Many other battles are also likely to take place over the summer.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Boardgame Diversion - Squad Leader

The Guards Counter Attack, Scenario 1 of Squad Leader
I did a Squad Leader game with my eldest son on Monday - during the one-day strike action of the teachers.

There was curiosity, though I suspect he was not truly keen on the game system.

WWII games had a lot of following in the 1980's and 90's.  While I see the Flames of War stuff from time to time, I just cannot get excited about the minis systems, anywhere near as much as I was about Squad Leader.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Storage System

I have essentially completed the planned 28mm minis storage system that I had envisioned.

It consists of the "Gracious Living" modular drawers system, that has semi-transparent drawers, so that you can quickly get a sense of what is inside of each drawer.

What do you use to organize and - or transport your minis?

Monday, May 19, 2014

ECW Parliamentary Horse - Progress III

riders transfer to mounts for gloss coating layer
The Parliamentary Horse wave one is done now, flocking is drying at the moment.

I now have a minimal force that could take the field for starting out learning more about tabletop rules and working out mechanics.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

ECW Parliamentary Horse Progress II

ECW Horse continues to take shape
With many spring and early summer events happening in a row, along with a sudden work spurt, I have had less time to put into the painting desk and thus less to report here on the blog.

The horse continues to take on paint and my plan is to have them mounted and, weather permitting, do a 'Garden Wars' photo shoot of the Parliamentary forces that I currently have.

Challenge then will be to team up with Bluebear Jeff to move his Cavaliers into a table-ready formation and get some dice rolling action started in our little English Civil Wars project.