Monday, 18 September 2017

Skirmish Wargames Show Sept 17


Posties not been a well chap recently, so I didn't know if we were gonna make Skirmish last Sunday.
But obviously we did, Postie put on a brave face and drove us up the A2 to Sidcup.
Col Bill was very glad to see us!


Not sure if they were, but numbers did seem down from the April show?
I guess being so close in date to Colours affected business?


Great grass tufts from Debris Of War


Medway Wargames - Wrath of Kings



The Old Guard - Imagi-nation




Maidstone Wargames Society  



Painterman


Not Sure who - Vikings



Herne Bay & Whitstable -  20mm Napoleonic's




North London Wargames Group - 6mm Borodino 1812




Rainham Wargames Club - Napoleonics
Clint and Co
See Clint's post on Skirmish here




Skirmish Wargames - Sharpe's Village




The Privateers of London - The Battle of Grand Port






Milton Hundred - Strike on Karalis





? - 40k



Gravesend Gamers Guild - Battletech


The Bring & Buy


Games Hall
The floor tiles actually hurt my eyes.......
And who's that taking a pic of the 6mm Nappies
Yes its BigLee!! 
See his report on Skirmish here.


Finally the goodies!
Not a lot really, I needed a few extra cavalry bases for Donnybrook, from Col Bill's
A pack of mounted civvies from Col Bill's, once again for Donnybrook
a Foundry peasant cart for errrr....... Donnybrook?
And finally 3 packs of excellent grass tufts from Debris of War Scenics!

Next stop
SELWG!

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Donnybrook - French Colonel General Dragoons



Its been a while since I painted anything, in fact it was back in April during the last Analogue Painting Challenge! Not for the want of trying I might add. Work and kids seem to take up a hell of a lot more time nowadays.
Its a shame its taken me so long to get the brush out, but I have to thank being ill for the opportunity!
Nearly 2 weeks off work and I'm back at work part time after spending 3 days in hospital having my appendix removed. I've never felt pain like it!
So while sitting feeling very sorry for myself home alone the brush made an appearance.


And its more of the same I'm afraid, although we're back in European Donnybrook territory not North America.
The figures are from the excellent Warfare miniatures range. They're painted up as the Colonel-General Dragoons who fought in the the Battles of Steenkirke1692, Neerwinden 1693 and the Sieges of Namur 2nd 1695 and d'Ath in 1697.
Of course these will also be filling in as a Jacobite Dragoon unit for the Campaigns in Ireland.




Officer/Hero


And the unit dismounted


Along with the Officer I painted up a Sergeant.....just incase?



Sunday, 3 September 2017

Rhodes 2017


My first non gaming post in quite some time may bore some of you to tears!
Yes its some holiday snaps. and no there are none of me in my budgy smugglers!


The family and I went to Rhodes in Greece. I've never been so hot in my life!
The first few pics are of the acropolis in Lindos





A relief of a Rhodian trireme cut into the rock at the foot of the steps leading to the acropolis. On the bow stood a statue of General Hagesander, the work of the sculptor Pythokritos. The relief dates from about 180 BC.




It was a long bloody long walk up


I did quite fancy the donkey ride up, but when the guide saw the size of me in broken English he told me I'd be better off carrying the donkey up!
Cheeky Git!






Th Acrpolis at Rhodes



The Palace of the Grandmaster of the Knights of Rhodes





Palace entrance






 Lacoon and his sons, being strangled by snakes,



Medusa






Along the harbour we found an Arabian Tower




Medieval walls lining the harbour





Fort St Nicholas and lighthouse




Apparently where the Colossus of Rhodes stood at the mouth of the harbor

















Hope I didn't bore you all too much!