Tuesday, 17 July 2018

What you been doing?

Sorry for the quiet spell since my return from Kenilworth it's all been a bit manic!!

On the painting front I'm still plugging away at Highlanders and I did paint a few samples of my new Mousquetaires de la Garde - now the issue is I want to paint more!



A colleague and I have also been working on some AWI rules for our 10mm collection which has seen me paint up a few more figures ( they dont take long) I can usually do a 40 figure infantry unit in an afternoon.
We gave the rules their first try out the other day on a sort of Battle of Cowpens - all worked well British won without taking the pasting they got in the actual battle, this was primarily due to the Commander of my Militia failing a command roll with the result that instead of falling back to the flanks of the Continentals they stood at the fence/ wall line and took a beating!!  Not much to see on the photos I'm afraid as this was all about testing the rules.



Finally on Sunday I was asked to participate in a Gangs of Rome Tournament at 'Gaming Figures' my local store. A most enjoyable day - 4 games won three, narrowly lost the fourth  and won the tournament :) - not bad for an oldie!

A big thanks to Gavin from Gaming Figures and Steve Snow from Warbases for organsing and running the event.


14 comments:

  1. Well done in Gangs of Rome. As for the Musketeers of the Guard. They're horrible. I hate them. No I don't but it means a French army is becoming more irresistible....grrrr

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    1. Colin,
      Well the French are THE most colourful army and I do have lots and more will be coming 🤣

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  2. Beautiful work on those Musketeers of the Guard Graham. Very nice indeed and great to see Colin’s resistance wavering! I have heard quite a bit about Gangs off Rome and all of it was positive so it nay warrant some further investigation.

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    1. Carlo,
      Thank you. Yes GOR worth looking at - simple game play but lots of clever subtleties re characters, weapons and influencing mobs good fun.

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  3. Good to see you winning something Graham. I still havent based my musketeers, they were a pleasure to paint. Well done again.

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    1. Robbie,
      I'm not really a competitive gamer but this was quite a relaxed affair and made for an enjoyable day.
      Looking forward to seeing how you've painted your chaps.

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  4. Busy man Graham. Who said retirement was a quiet life?

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    1. If the rest of my time during retirement was like this I'd be a happy man, but alas!

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    1. Tamsin,
      Thankyou - sure you don't want to do 18th century in 28mm? 🤣

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  6. The Musketeers are lovely...

    I don’t blame you for wanting to paint more...

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Aly,
      I think a squadron of 'greys' is called for and an idea for a vignette using one of my coaches 😀

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