Sunday, 13 October 2013

Still here......

Well it's been far to long since I last posted, there has been so much going on. Travelling with work, just in the middle of moving home. Which is causing some headaches. Moving 30miles away isn't far but I can only manage 4 trips in a day with all the loading and unload.
Dreading getting to our loft, 10 years worth of stuff to sort, but for those of you who like GW games, 40k & Warhammer keep your eyes peeled as I will be selling off most of my beloved toys that aren't RT or 3rd Ed 40k, along with my fantasy stuff.
I need to declutter my life :-)
The new house hopefully will make it easier to game, there is a superb double garage that screams out gaming room!

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Travelling man

Well I have been spending lots of time travelling for work recently and it got me thinking that I need to have some portable war gaming set with me. Like right now I have 3 hours to kill before the next meeting! Luckily I am in Canada and the TV is in a langue that I can understand without the use of subtitles.

So I am going to create a pocket size World War Two travel set in 6mm. I think I will use Crossfire for the rules and create some printable tables in A3 size. It will be a cross between a wargame and a board game. Which ever way it will reduce my boredom on these trips!

Monday, 24 June 2013

Keeping them safe.

I have now managed to organise my time a little bit better which means I will be able to start and get things moving on the painting front again! However, there is always a shortage of safe storage space, so I have put together a little list of figure cases I have found whilst doing some google-fu….

Chessex, I have one of these from way back and the catch failed over time however it is a great figure case, ideal for skirmish forces and I hold it closed now with strong elastic bands.

Games Workshop do have figure cases as well, but I am not over keen on the imperial eagle embossed on the side.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

More old school warhammer

Managed to get a really decent quality version of Ravening Hordes army lists for 3rd Ed WHFB from eBay.
My old school and very much out of print rules as growing steadily, need to post some pictures.....

Monday, 11 February 2013

"Crossfire! Hit the Dirt!"

Well after being intrigue by  these rule and with them being out of print i never thought i would get to add them to my 'old skool' collection.....
However ebay came to the rescue! During a recent trip to Russia, i came across the rules and the scenario book as a set. Lucky for me my ebay app was working and i got my bids on.
I am really happy for once I won an auction and my what a wonderful set of rules they are.
10mm WWII here i come!

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Full circle......

I randomly came across a website that had some nifty house rules for GW Epic Armageddon, they are called Minigeddon. I gave them a read through and thought to myself, they were the ticket to getting some gaming done in a reasonable time and space.
I have a tonne of epic stuff along with other 6mm sci-fi items.
I remember long ago that Spacemarine was my first ever wargame, I got it bought as a gift. I still have somewhere the Chapter flags.
So 24 years after playing epic I am going to re start it, using the Minigeddon rules as a basis to then build  bigger armies.
I am also going to create some solo rules, which I will share once they are created next year.
My first minigeddon force will be Space Wolves followed by Orks, Imperial guard and Eldar. I also have lots of Squats somewhere so they will also get an appearance.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Apocalyptic Disaster Avoided....

It is 11:51 as i type this, my last blog entry (maybe) for 2012. What a great year it has been, the Olympics have been great and we won the cricket! Also i have managed to get bits and pieces painted.
Done some Crimson Fist Space marines, and i am slowly getting my ACW mounted to the custom bases and then they will get a coat of the good stuff.

Next year, is going to be a busy year with work. I have a promotion! I will be the Technical Director. Bricking myself about it but also looking forward to the challenges it will throw out. Hopefully I will still be able to get some war gaming done. I miss pushing the lead around.

Well I want to wish you all a very Happy Holy and Merry Christmas and my your dice roll good for 2013!