Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Painting Tips #8 – Primer Update

I thought I had it all sorted at least as far as priming my miniatures was concerned.

I’ve been using the same water based primer from International Paints for over ten years with great results.  The quality of the primer I use is important to me as I’m one of those who subscribes to the “paint is not a primer” school of surface preparation.

Imagine my horror when I discovered that my latest can had dried out and it’s now really hard to get this in the UK’s large DIY chains.  What to do?  Find a replacement I hear you say!  And so I did:

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

15 mm TYW Danes - Lancashire Games

I thought I’d post the photos below to say a fond farewell to one of the original units from my DBR period. 

These Thirty Years War Danes are currently under offer on eBay. They’ll serve for the ECW as well as the TYW.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

RSS Readership

Work and real life in general has got in the way recently. It’s not all bad as I’ve been busy with a new work project which I’ve just about finished.

One thing that I have been able to do is investigate how you reach and read this blog.  Some of you follow using Blogger (50) while most appear to be using RSS (about 250) in one form or another.

I’m a great fan of RSS and make heavy use of www.feedly.com to keep up with hobby, technology and sport news along with lots of diverse web sites.  This has taught me one thing: RSS reader views don’t show as regular page visits.

My curiosity was piqued and I did a bit of digging.  Just look at what I found:

What I actually unearthed was my daily RSS stats dating back to the day I started this blog in 2007 and that’s a lot of data!

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Rules War :: Compilation Released

This booklet collects a series of my blog posts together with an extract of an article I wrote for Miniature Wargames.  They share a theme: the popularity of rules for 15 mm wargames in the ancient, medieval & renaissance periods amongst competition wargamers.