Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Getting back in to the swing of things .........

Managed to get a good start on things today, did some undercoating before driving to work which meant tonight despite being later home I have managed to move on three projects.
  • Added some basing to the Virus Zombies
  • Painted the base colour on another 48 Union figures.
  • Stuck newly undercoated 6mm German infantry on to lolly sticks.
Tomorrow I hope to move all these on further tomorrow to the next stage.

Monday, 22 November 2010

"The Sparks of War"

Well I haven't managed to complete anything since the last post, although having a couple of sick days left me looking for something simple to keep me occupied. I chose to begin the base work on my Soviets for Cold War Commander.

Well I ripped through the rebasing then the weeks of playing Memoir 44 begain to catch up with me, I had taken my old WW2 Russians and began those too. Well that led to thinking as I had Russians and Americans then I should get some Germans.

So I find myself at Warfare on Sunday picking up some Adler WW2 Germans, they are currently in the garage with the undercoat started. I have also managed to drag others down this path, I hope to insert odd units in between painting ACW figures.

The other purchase of the day was a box of At-43 Virus Zombies, with the collapse of Rackham recently, one of the traders was selling boxed sets off at 2 for £10. I had wanted a set of these for a while, so a quick deal with Garry and we both have a box for a fiver, previous retail price £18.

I see these as either the product of some evil faceless corporation in a zombie apocalypse or perhaps as opponents in a near future sci-fi game. They look pretty good out of the box, I shall add some stuff to the bases and give the trousers a dry brush.

Tomorrow I hope to start getting some paint on my second batch of Perry ACW plastics and turn over the 6mm Germans and give them some more undercoat.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Remember, remember the fifth of ........

So what have I have been up to lately, playing Memoir 44 has left me with a desire to do some to WW2 some time soon, perhaps 28mm with TW&T or / and 6mm with Blitzkrieg Commander or FoW? Walking Dead started on FX and to celebrate I painted a zombie.

I painted this one as it is a pretty unique, a zombie in a chicken suit. I also need to add some more stuff to the bases. I have also finished but not varnished the dozen Zulus with rifles. I have also done some basing work on my cold war soviets on a whim.

Tonight we played another game of Sharp Practice using our Zulu collections. We refought "Sihayo's Kraal" a classic attack on a kraal uphill.

Here's the table, the NNC are able to climb the slopes, the British have to use the track, all of the Zulus are armed with rifles and the seemed to be pretty good shots too.

Charge! The NNC charge home clearing a cave and destroying two Zulu groups after they received the only decent British volley of the game. Alas the British were unable to force on further, we'll get them next time.