Sunday, November 26, 2017

Developing The Portable Wargame

When I was home last September I met up with my old friends Paul "Shotgun" Smith and Ross Mac. Ross came prepared for a two day visit providing all the troops, terrain and rules to play. You can read about our marvelous adventures on his blog, Battlegame of the Month. The link will bring you to his write-up titled The Wood of Tears.

The 2nd day was an introduction to The Portable Wargame by Bob Cordery. I have been toying with a Manchurian campaign for a while and have blogged about it a few time on the troops I've assembled. The latest being 14 Japanese trucks won on an ebay auction. I have them based and have stocked 4 of them with bags of rice. The rest will be troop carriers or artillery limbers.

 Bob's The Portable Wargame stuck me as the way to go. So I've started to collect my materials. I purchased a hex mat from Hotz. I purchase 3 inch lazer-cut hexes from an ebay store and have begun preparing my terrain. Not much to show but it is a beginning.


Monday, March 20, 2017

The Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge 7th Edition

I like the ring of the 7th edition. It became my favorite version of the WRG ancients rules. This is the first year I took part in the Challenge and I aimed for 500 points. I fell short. I received a grand total of 304 points, which is just 60%, so a passing grade in my book. My main personal aim for the challenge was to get me painting. I've pretty much have experienced a 2 year drought and though I did not reach my goal, I now have minis on my work table and will continue to produce. I want to thank Curt and his minions who made the challenge possible.

After my first entry, instead of reposting my humble efforts on this blog, I decided to add one link at the end. I finished with some 25mm Ancient Romans, which was always my goto army for the various WRG Ancients, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th editions. Somehow it seems fitting to end on this note. I look forward to next year's challenge.

My humble efforts in the great Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge 7th Edition,

Saturday, January 21, 2017

There Be Undead Dragons

My first submission to the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge is a 15mm Undead Dragon to go with my HOTTs Undead Army. It is my first completed work in about two years. I have found it difficult to find time to paint, especially during the day, with the full benefits of natural sunlight. My eyesight is not what it used to be.

The figure is by Reaper Miniatures and is listed as 03644 Skeletal Dragon. I had to hand drill the holes in order to properly glue the wings, but other than that the figure was easy to assemble. The paint job itself was a  black wash over Vallejo  Dark Sand as bone. The figure is mounted on a 40mm x 60mm base covered by Liquitex Black Lava texture gel. I think it provides a nice, simple field for the Undead.