Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Bull Run 1861 - another run at the Kelsey center, from 09h30 to 14h30

 This games day went off much better than the first attempt in November 2023.


 I had a four player start for the game, though at one point there were three other watchers of the match, one player dropped out after 2 pm.

If you watch the video you will see a proper divisional attack form, with two brigades in front line and one support brigade to the rear, the Division command in the center - like a text book - even though one brigade was shaken, having taken fire and I had given no details like this to the totally new player to the game.  It was nice to see this happen.  I took some extra photos of this moment and share them here, you can see the division line form in the video in the top left corner at 2:30 mark of the time-lapse.

division in line attack formation
seen from the left flank

division in line attack formation, seen from above

The game did not go to the end of the turn limit, though we got in way more than last time.

Image of control board at game end,
completion of the 14h00 turn

Next game day is February 18, 2024, I am hoping to do some Pulp games and maybe have Rob come along to handle his award winning terrain.

Tuesday, January 09, 2024

Frosthaven - a new commission project begun

 The zenithal base coat layer has been done for the starting classes.

I have done some more research into the color schemes for all of these minis.

for now the classes logos are all I will share of this project
as the painting has only just started

The aim is to have the base 6 (7 minis since one of them takes 2-parts) character classes completed by the end of January and the balance of the minis by then possibly the end of February or start of March.

Still have the games days to go, so the tabletop is busy as is the painting desk.

Oh and all that pesky working stuff and the occasional fire-rescue call.

Loads to do ... so I'll be off at it for a while.

Monday, January 08, 2024

Games days dates are set for early 2024

 The next three games days are scheduled for January 21, February 18 and March 21, 2024

So far I have planned ACW in January, a request for Pulp in February and looking at Napoleonic or ECW for March ...

Expect pictures/time lapse etc from each one.

X-Wing by Bandai, brush painting.

 My middle son had this little model of an X-Wing and he wanted me to dress it up with some brushworks.

I started in November of last year, with many interruptions I was able to finish it today.

I pulled some images from the web to inspire my work and watched a few clips from the films to get some better idea of the color scheme I wanted to emulate.

A couple of  'in progress' shots to showcase the detail:

Then a series of the 'finished product'

Then finally another 'clip-2-comic' conversion.

Up next ... a new commission starts! (with secrets ...)