Sunday, 26 October 2014

All change ....

It's been ages since my last post, this seems to be endemic at the moment but hopefully I will be back on track soon. After another week on holiday, Cornwall, this time, my girlfriend asked me to move in to her house.  Any one who has moved house will know, two houses in to one don't quite fit so I'm having to put things in to storage. This also gives me some impetus to trim down my collection, in particular selling off things that haven't seen the light of day in a while or perhaps were false starts. Storage space in going to be at a premium so means more focus on 6mm for bigger projects and 28mm reserved for small skirmish sized projects.

Here's some photos from a trip to Donnington Park, our club summer all dayer and some recent games.

First up, Rick Priestley was demoing his Gates of Anteres game, word on the net is that this makes a better WW2 game than Bolt Action.

A really large French Indian War game, complete with rivers, forts and a settlement.

One of several WW1 games today, this one was impressive. Lots of figures, buildings and a fire engine.

Vietnam game with Phantom flying close support.

There was a 6mm painting demo / tutorial, complete with this fabulous ancients army.

More 6mm painting inspiration from the Baccus stand.

We had our summer gaming day over at Wyvern Wargamers, Phil took players through a handful of scenarios set in the Sudan using Black Powder.

Paul from Kallistra brought done his hex terrain and WW1 collection for the Battle of Marne game.

Ade had a Chain of Command game planned, he and Bob took command of the Germans, whilst Rich Clarke and I commanded a meagre selection of British Paratroops. We couldn't believe when the armour came on, 5 tanks! We were expecting 21st Panzer funky conversion types.

Is Ade dancing?

Uh oh! How many 6s did Rich just roll?

As an special random event, German artillery falls short, right on top of advancing infantry and armour.

Two melees were fought over this farmhouse, many died on both sides, leaving just a couple of Paras in residence. We managed to destroy or damage a couple of the Pz IVs, managed to bring down Bob's morale but in the end, the Germans had the day.

Finally, had a walk across the Malverns, here's British Camp, an ancient hill fort build before the Roman invasion.

Hoping to get set up and painting in the new man cave soon but it's going to be at least a week.


Stuart S said...

Good luck with the move, guess you could farm you stuff out to the rest of us and sneak it back in over time, it seems to work with my wife's shoes :-)

Phyllion said...

Good luck with the move Paul. Sorry you're having to trim the collections , though with efficient storage I'm sure you'll manage to retain a good selection.

6mm is the only major scale that I've not painted, actually. Seen some excellent 6mm games though (it's all in the ability to capture rolling terrain though, I suspect).

Michael Awdry said...

Some cracking looking games on show there and best of luck with the move.