Tuesday, 17 July 2018

BOLY 2018 prep. Legends of the Old West, Largo

With Bring out your lead only 16 days away (and counting) I decided to blog my preperation so far.

I posted on the Oldhammer forum about hosting a game but as I'm not one of the 'big hitters' I did not really expect a response. So imagine my surprise when several people showed an interest!!

With that in mind I decided to construct Largo just to see where I was. . . . .

Monday, 16 July 2018

Miracles do happen . . . . I've painted something!!!!!

"I AM PAINTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

With the finish of the world cup Sunday and my 'Fallout shelter' at 200 thriving settlers and all the quests nearly completed I found my self once again picking up the brushes!

I picked this out of the lead pile for no other reason then it has always been one of my favourates.

Kept it quick and easy but it's good to break my duck and more painting could be on the cards!

"It's good to be back!" (pun intended)

Monday, 9 July 2018

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Silver Tower; Trail of Ghur

This last weekend the lad and I sat down to play the third quest in our ongoing search for an escape from the 'Silver Tower'.

We had a lovely surprise when the wife plonked herself down and asked us if she could join the party.

I rushed up stairs and pulled out 'Slayonce' as her proxy for the Fyreslayer.

Friday, 29 June 2018

Silver Tower; Trail of Chamon

Mid-week the lad and I managed to play through another trail of the Silver Tower.

Monday, 25 June 2018

Silver tower; The Trial of Hysh.

With the lad and I too drained from the heat to do anything physical and the wife putting us both on a 'tech ban' for the day we decided to go questing in the Silver Tower.

Friday, 22 June 2018


After a long hiatus I finally managed to make it down to the Creative Biscuit to meet with the rest of the lads.

Monday, 11 June 2018

The silencing of the Choir. 2000pts WHF Battle

This Sunday Lee and I met up at IWG to have a 2000 point throw down.

Little was I to know this would turn out to be my 3rd workout of the day as I was sweating so much by the end!

Saturday, 2 June 2018

It's OK Doc. I'll walk it off! Old operating theatre museum, London

With the half term in full effect and the kids needing to do some research for their school projects I dragged them off to another of my little secret places; the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret, near the Shard.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Ogres Vs Tinned food. 2000 point WHF throw down

With the Warriors of Chaos vanquished by the Green Knight last battle my Ogres decided to show the Chaos Warriors how it should be done and invaded the Imperial lands to draw out Lee's force of Bretonnians.

The Bretonnians could not stand this stain against their honour and took the field again to vanquish this new threat.

How would my Ogres like tinned food?

Friday, 25 May 2018

Video games and the death of miniature painting . . . . A case study . . . . .

 . . . . . i.e. ME!

So for this year I have finished 6 models . . . . and here they are

Last year I sold on or painted nearly 300 miniatures but my painting totals took a nose dive after the new year.

Part of the reason was I wanted to channel this productivity into other things like getting in better shape (which I am slowly doing), and spending more time with the family (which I am really enjoying!).

But another reason is I bought my son one of these for Christmas  . . . . . . .

Monday, 21 May 2018

Moral victories count . . . . 2000 point WHF battle report.

Despite my best efforts I had ended up contesting a tile with Lano for this weeks game in our summer offensive.

I can only imagine the smile on the 'Smiling assassin's' face as he was texting me to tell me the news!

Monday, 14 May 2018

The ballard of the Green Knight. 1800 point WHF battle report

Sorry for the long gap between posts but there is a lot going on behind the scenes at Riotville and I missed the games last week at Lano's due to spending most of the Bank holiday weekend drunk in the sunshine!

Anyway back to business!

Monday, 30 April 2018

Well that was short and (not so) sweet! 2000 pts WHF throw down

With there being 5 generals taking part in the summer offensive this year we have decided to use a rotation system. With Lano not playing last week and Phil missing the next two weekends it was decided that I would sit out this week. . . . .

Then I got a lovely surprise . . . . . . sort of . . . . .

Monday, 23 April 2018

And so it begins! First games of the summer offensive.

This Sunday saw our summer offensive kick off with Lee's Empire and Macca's Undead contesting one table while Phil's Dark Elves and my Warriors of Chaos clashed on the other table.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Scythe at the Creative Biscuit.

This Thursday saw 5 of us throw down in the alternate history world of Scythe.

Tim was desperate to play with his new toys so we walked in to find the board fully set up. Of course he included all the new factions, airships, and map expansion ;0)

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Thank you. 100,000 hits!

So arrived at work this morning to find my little corner of silliness about 28mm soldiers has reached 100,000 hits!

Thanks to anyone who has actually read this drivel.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

No Salute but definately some Shadespire!

With no real need to go to Salute and absolutely no need to buy ANYTHING I decided to give Salute a swerve this year . . . . but this did not stop me going to the post-Salute gathering at Lano's afterwards. And I'm really pleased I did!

Friday, 13 April 2018

Back to Armageddon!

I have been on radio silence for the last week as I have been on hols with the family.

I landed back to the grey skies of the UK yesterday and decided I needed to re-visit Armageddon to blast away the post hols blues.

The plan was to get my Imperial guard kill-team finished while away but the kids are at that age where they always want to be doing something.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Finally . . . Some finished miniatures

Its only taken 3 months but I have finally managed to finish off some mininatures!!!

First up is the Sorceror for my Chaos army for our summer offensive.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Learning fast! 1800 point WHF throw down.

This Sunday saw Lee and I throw down with 1800 points of Warhammer Fantasy.

After the last two 'dubbings' by the Empire I was thirsting for some payback!

Saturday, 24 March 2018

More Scythe at the Creative Biscuit.

With our monthly meeting at the Creative Biscuit being this Friday just gone we decided to pull out Scythe for another round of alternate 19th century history.

Ended up with four of us playing and once again we played with the extended map and the airships.

This game saw me biding my time, cranking up my popularity before dropping my final star as I made a last gasp land grab!

This ended up with me winning the game by 20 odd 'coins'.

On the other table Lano, 2key and Ben were having 'fun' with 'company of iron'.

Next meet will be the 19th of April.

Monday, 19 March 2018

But I'm trying to be good . . . . . . . .

So what I really needed was a year of restraint so I could really clear the 'pile of grey shame'.

Instead I get this  . . . . . . . .

Friday, 16 March 2018

Shadespire at Magic Madhouse EXP

It was daylight when I set out on this trip!!

For a little while I had heard rumors of a gaming club in the vicinity of the Olympic stadium in Stratford.

Having to buy a new suit at Westfields after work I decided to kill two birds with one stone and see if I could also visit the 'Magic Madhouse' and get some painting supplies and gaming in after wards as it should only be a 10 minute walk away.

45 minutes later I was still roaming the wastelands of E20 trying to find the place!!!!!!

The address is Cantina Bar, 2nd Floor, 60 Dace Road, London E3 2NQ and best of luck!

When I did finally find the place this is what I found. . . . . .

Friday, 9 March 2018

Riotville LIVE 2018!! Round four.

Round four would see the Chaos allies turn on each other in an effort to appease the gods of chaos! . . .

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Riotville LIVE 2018!! Round three.

Lunch would see all the Generals of Riotville LIVE!! seated around a long table in a side room which quickly began to resemble a scene from 'Game of thrones' (without the shagging and incest!!) as each general began their mind games and politicking for the rounds ahead.

Goodness knows how many under the table deals and pacts were agreed during that time?

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Riotville LIVE 2018!! Round two.

With the dust barely settled and blood wiped from blades, challenges were issued for round two.

Monday, 5 March 2018

Riotville LIVE 2018!! Round one.

So round one kicked off after a hearty breakfast in the Redhouse restaurant. We then bundled upstairs to kick lumps out of each other.

My first opponent would be Shaggy of 'Shaggy Wargaming fame' and his Dwarves.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

1800 point army for Riotville finished?????

So 24 days ago my 1800 points of Chaos Warriors for Riotville LIVE 2018 looked like this. . . . .

I only needed to paint 23 Chaos warriors, 2 Gorebeast chariots, 5 Chaos Knights, a BSB, a Sorceror, 10 Chaos hounds and two Spawn!!!!!

So how did I do?

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Positive signs for the future. Blitz bowl and Space Marine Adventures

I was really pleased to read this week that GW are returning to producing kid appropriate, entry level board games.

Even with the great nods GW are giving to their past (as well as realizing how profitable it is!!) it seems they have re-realized how important the 'game in a box' products are in getting fresh blood into the hobby.

My introduction to GW was via 'Dark Future' (1988). The game itself was shit but the important thing was my best mate and I could walk into a GW, put down a tenner each and we were 'in' the hobby.

Monday, 19 February 2018

1800 point WHF throw down and some Shadespire

With Lano and Phil away kicking arse at a Warmachine comp Lee and I decided to be Gentlemen and play WHF 8th instead ;0)

Once again we met up at 'The Ilford wargaming group' and set the table with our forces for Riotville LIVE!

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Armageddon day. Part two.

With me singing shit 80's rock to myself  and with pizza freshly cooked and digested Shaggy was allowed out of the kitchen to play another game!

Game 4 would see my Orks ambushed by Shaggy's Chaos Marines.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Creative Biscuit. South Woodford wargaming with Scythe . . . and expansion packs!

 This Friday at the Creative Biscuit four of us met up to play Scythe.

This time Tim had gone out and bought himself the extra factions and Airships expansion sets.

Things were about to get a LOT more complicated!

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Armageddon day! Part one.

 This Thursday I got over to Shaggy's bright and early so we could rip into each other apart via the medium of 'Shadow Wars'.

Game 1 would see us set the field for a meat and potatoes 'Kill team fight' . . . and what a table!

Not bad considering none of this stuff existed 6 weeks ago.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Tomorrow I'm Ar going to Gedd it On!!!!

Used the half term to crank out some last bits of terrain for Shaow Wars Armageddon tomorrow at Shaggy's.

First up is Observation post 21.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

WHF 1800pts. My 'Heralds of Change' take to the field.

Last Sunday Lee and I threw down with our armies for RiotvilleLIVE! 2018.

I have basically gone with the contents of a 'Slaves to Darkness starter set' while Lee has gone with a really nicely assembled 'combined arms' force of the Empire.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Countdown to Armageddon . . . . .

So this Thursday is Sheduled for Armageddon!!

With that in mind I decided to finish up my bases for my Ork Warband ah well as assemble together the bits I have painted terrain wise.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Best laid plans of mice and men . . . . and all that!

So I have had to take a long hard look at the Beastmen army and admit to myself I am NEVER going to get it finished in time for Riotville LIVE! 2018.

There is just too many details and variety of tones to get done in 30 days!

With that in mind I visited Dark sphere today and bought this lot. . . . .

30 days and the clock is running!!

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Shadow Wars Armageddon terrain

Just a quick blast of terrain I have knocked out over the week.

First up some 40K ruins I had picked up god knows where.

Friday, 2 February 2018

Shadespire at HATE

This Wednesday I managed to pop into HATE at the Bethnal Green working men's club after work.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Inq28 . . 1 to 1 Scale! Grant museum of Zoology London.

Just wanted to share a little secret with anyone visiting or living in London who wants some Inq28 inspiration or just a cool place to visit.

This weekend after a long absence I finally revisited the 'Grant Museum of Zoology'.

Growing up in the 70's and 80's, as a kid  I always had a thing for women like this. . . . .

Sunday, 28 January 2018

It's time to . . . .

So the miniatures have started pouring in for my Beastman army for Riotville LIVE! 2018 and despite the slow start to the year hobby wise it is time to put my nose to the grind stone!

First up is my 'Wild West' saloon from TT scenic which has been re-finished as it just looked pants next to the 4ground bits!
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