Monday, 9 October 2017

Houseguest

I had a houseguest this weekend, so I didn't really feel able to do the unboxing of Rumbleslam ..
To be honest, I wasn't sure if Sinbad would try to eat the contents or not!!

Sinbad is my sister's dog who I was looking after as she was at a wedding

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Oops! I did it again ...

I was searching for samurai mdf buildings as terrain for Test of Honour the other day, when Google gave me TTCombat's website. After a quick look around, I found Rumbleslam, their game of fantasy wrestling ...
I had previously come across this game during its Kickstarter, but had to cancel my backing due to a lack of funds ...

Obviously, now I'm employed again, I had to buy it and I picked it up from my local post office this morning.  So far it looks pretty good, and I'm looking forward to unboxing it tonight!

I just wish I'd done a bit more google-fu on it, as I see that The Outpost are selling the game for 20% less than the manufacturers are!

Monday, 25 September 2017

New Projects - 3 at once!

In my last post, I told you all about the excellent book on the Falklands Conflict I had been reading ... well I succumbed to temptation and bought a bunch of Pendraken's range along with a few of Timecast's Falklands buildings

The figures have arrived and taken their rightful place in the Lead Mountain, but I ;m still waiting for the Timecast buildings

And then on Friday afternoon I was feeling a bit damn miserable - which happens quite a lot when you suffer from Depression (unsurprisingly) - when along came the weekly Friday email from Warlord Games saying that they had Test of Honour back in stock ....

Oh dear ...

Spending your way out of a misery attack sometimes works and for me on Friday, after a severe spanking to the credit card, it did!

So I now have another project on its way - Test of Honour; for those who don't know, it's a Samurai skirmish game.

But that wasn't enough!

I also got Project Z, which as it's a zombie game, really does not count as a new project for me

Hail Caesar; I've been prepping & undercoating all my 10mm ancients, and not found a set of rules that I've read that I really like, hence getting this

And finally Black Powder, ever since I first read about the charge of the Heavy Brigade (yes, Heavy, not Light) and Campbell's thin red line, I've wanted to game the Crimea. I was reading someone's blog about using Black Powder for the Crimea (can't find it now) and it inspired me to do something, hence buying the rules

Anyway, now it's Monday, and all the above should be on its way soon ...

At some point, I'm really going to have paint something, aren't I?

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Another project? Falklands War?

I'm currently reading "Logistics in the Falklands War: A Case Study in Expeditionary Warfare" by Kenneth L. Privratsky, a retired US Army Major General.

Before I started reading this book, I thought I knew about the Falklands War ... now I've nearly finished it, I realise that I knew nothing about just what a monumental task it was for the British armed forces to project Operation Corporate 8,000 miles from the UK to the Falklands.

Although the title made me think that it would be a dry struggle to read, it is very easy to read and well written. It is more of a history of the conflict with the logistical difficulties (and the struggles to overcome them) included - which is not something that you normally see in campaign histories.

In short, I cannot recommend this book highly enough, and it's the only book I've bought for Kindle that I'm going to get a physical copy of, because I want to see it on my bookshelf

I've long toyed with the idea of gaming the Falklands and this book has pushed me over the edge - I've just ordered 3 on the Osprey books on the war and I'm off to the Pendraken site to look at their range!

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Tank Tracks to Rangoon: The Story of British Armour in Burma

Well I'm in my new house now, and hopefully will be actually playing a game on my new kitchen/dining table now that I have the room to leave a game set up!

Anyway, at the moment I am reading "Tank Tracks to Rangoon: The Story of British Armour in Burma" (hence the title of the post!), a fascinating book full of ideas for scenarios using my Peter Pig 14th Army figures with my Skytrex Lees.

For instance, I certainly didn't know that the Japanese had used captured Lees! Unfortunately, I've not been making notes, so I'm going to have to read it again and do that!