Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Re-Mystified on Tour :: Walkden 2014

I'm sorry for the recent hiatus but the last 6-8 weeks have been hectic as it inlcuded the financial year end of my business and, as always, there was a lot of paperwork and financial analysis to be done.

Even so I managed to play in the first round of the 2014 Northern League on Sunday, 16 March. I decided to try my 1625 Danish TYW army once again. As always there was a welcoming and friendly atmosphere throughout:

Friday, 7 March 2014

Miniature Wargames Articles Now Available

I've just added links to the full text of the following articles:

Comments welcome.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Camel Gunners Finished!

Today I finished the last camel gunners for my Eastern renaissance armies (Safavid Persians & Moghuls mainly). As I've mentioned before I now have more painted camel gunners than I can possibly use.

The Field of Glory Renaissance (FOG R) list for the Moghuls has a maximum of 10 camel gunners. The Safavid Persian list has a maximum of 4. After buying another two from Irregular at Vapnartak earlier this month I have 14 and all of them painted! This means I could actually equip both armies at the same time. Such is the madness of wargamers.

When painting the last two figures I wanted to represent damascene metal work on the shields so I decided to practise first. I ended up using standard drawing pins pushed into a wine cork.

Although a little larger than the shield on the model, it proved a worthwhile exercise. For those interested in such things it's basically just gold over a burnt umber base. I did find that outlining the design in Plaka Rot Braun helpful but it's not absolutely necessary. I plan to use the practise shields when I make the baggage camp. Perhaps one leaning against the entrance to a tent. Who knows.

Friday, 21 February 2014

New Layouts Available

I've just made a few changes to help those of you who read this blog via mobile devices or tablets.

The mobile layout has been changed to the widget free, default "Dynamic View" which is a lot easier to read and navigate by swiping down. Plus I've added a link on the main menu bar, entitled "Tablet View", to allow tablet users to access the simpler view. The link is necessary as, for some reason, Blogger doesn't treat tablets as mobile devices.