How to not paint and barely play games.
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Testing Rules for refights
Monday, October 25, 2021
On a whim, I recently purchased a secondhand book of an auction site, and it has been a pleasant surprise. Page after page of these excellent examples for many periods I know nothing about but have figures for.
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Battle of Pleasant Hill, 1864
Some time ago, Archduke Piccolo and I decided to play a 1/72 ACW game, a great set of "old school" rules with lots of dice rolling and very bloody battles. It has been a while so I cannot recall the detail, but a fierce confederate attack was held by the union lines.
The figures are a mix of Airfix, Esci, Italeri, Revell and 20mm pewter.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
All talk and no trousers.
A full 18 months since my last post, a new record.
Well, despite being in New Zealand, the global epidemic has hit me very hard. My industry destroyed, had a large pay-cut for a year, had to make redundancies and see a lot of clients businesses go under or have at least 90% staff loss. That is the way it sometimes goes, some ends up getting the smelly end of the toilet brush and the alternative was far worse, dead industry and sick community. I have a lot of friends and family globally, so I saw what they went through and wouldn’t wish it any other way. It certainly felt like "going down with the ship" at times, but it did highlight to me the importance of this hobby in my life. However, we are still here and things are looking up for 2022.
Recently there was an excellent mental health YouTube post - I recommend viewing it.
Despite the extremely stressful times, I found that painting gave me that nice release away from it all. I have accomplished quite a lot in this time, painting and gaming, but when it came to the blog I simply could not be bothered. A few times to be honest, I have even been tempted to simply exit this hobby, but that is more to do with my accumulation of unfinished project, so I have been sorting those out.
I hope to document these projects more, as I have completed a vast amount of painting and basing. So below is a small sample of my 2020/2021 results work, and it is almost purely all 1/72 scale from a variety of periods.
I plan to make posts on the completed forces, and you can read all the Colonial Campaigns at Archduke Piccolo
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Sailing up the Limpopo.
Archduke Piccolo made an excellent account of Portable Wargames Colonial action, so I will not attempt to re-write it.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
As I overfilled the PVA Palette, I also based some 15mm ACW figures I have for a "rainy day". I picked most of these up mainly for when I wanted to play-test Fire and Fury rules or other ACW rulesets, the confederates on the left are actually over 21 years old. They are TTG figures (or battleline in NZ).
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Exciting 1/72 news
Allegedly, they plan to release ALL the old sets and one of those is the old Firefly kit that I have looked for a while.