Thursday, 16 April 2015

No Teddy Bears were harmed in this production

As I mentioned in my previous update the 31st May will see 23 members of the AMG forum get together at the Partizan show in Newark to play two 18th Century games.
I guess you're looking at over 800 years of wargaming experience coming together!!!!

I will provide more details of the games etc as the date draws closer. But in between preparing for Salute I suddenly decided that I would have a go at making some cloths for the games.

I've seen and read about the use of Teddy bear fur so armed with nothing more than a boat load of enthusiasm and the dogs hair trimmers I bought two large rolls and set to business.
Here's the progress shots of the first two cloths - the rolls come 5' wide so for both games I need two cloths - for the first table they will be both 6'x5'

The last picture shows the second cloth in production.
The brown squares are for the placement of buildings.
At the top of the other pictures the wide brown part is where I have cut the cloth to allow the Last valley streams to drop in although I guess it could double up as a wide road!!!

Overall I'm really pleased and I no longer have to worry about all the different makes and types of hills I have. So there will be some spare terrain going shortly, easier to make and store than terrain boards I'm hooked!

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Delayed Post.

First apologies for not posting for a couple of weeks. I have been to Edinburgh with my wife this week for a break and jolly good it was to.
In addition its now full on in preparation for Salute - lots of blistering figures, making pieces for the display etc. so painting has hit a bit of a low.
In addition I'm also gearing up for the large 18th Century games I'm organising for Partizan in May - 20+ gamers, two games, lots of figures so I'm having a go at base cloths from the old teddy bear fur- one down 3 to go! I will post some pics this week think its come out quite good.
In the meantime here's a French unit I finished before the hols
 In addition found these cracking pics on facebook of a very impressive Vauban fortress I think in Holland!

The final pic for those that didn't see them on the Crann Tara blog is of the 62nd foot painted by Mark Allen :)
Workbench update on this coming Thursday and more info re the forthcoming Patizan game