Monday, December 29, 2014

2014 Wargaming Year in Review and plans for 2015


So what did I achieve on the wargaming front in 2014:

Painting figures and making terrain - 250 pieces finished which is a big increase on previous years. Importantly I did start getting terrain done which is probably the key thing to getting more games in.


20mm WWII - started on the vehicles and support weapons, got enough US and German late war infantry ready to be able field full platoons including variations in German organisation such as Volksgrenadiers with Sturm Zug using MP44.

Flintloque - some figures painted, but plenty more to go and I need to get a few small games in soon.

AK47 Republic - got the majority of my army painted so just need to finish that up.

I played a couple of games of Long Rifle from Two Hour wargames and apart from that little in the way of miniatures games. I also played the classic Up Front card game, Steve Jackson's Ogre and Football Strategy.

Plans for 2015

Terrain: really a priority as it will help me get more miniatures games going and I'll concentrate on getting some roads, streams and woods done as a starter.

20mm WWII: Finish up support weapons for German and US infantry and get my Shermans, Panzers, half tracks and softskins ready for the table.

15mm  SF: Time to revisit this and get my Ground Zero Games, Laserburn and Hordes of the Future figures completed and table ready.

AK47 Republic: get my army finished which is not too big a project.

Flintloque: Finish up my part finished personalities and then get my mounted units finished for the Goblins and Ferach.


Rules and games I'm really looking to play:

  • Ogre/GEV
  • Flintloque
  • Chain of Command - WWII
  • Long Rifle/Muskets and Mowhawks - Two Hour Wargames though using my Flintloque figures
  • Nuts! - Two Hour Wargames WWII skirmish games

Monday, December 22, 2014

Painting Update 22 December - Gingerbread is serious business

Possibly my last painting update of the year and 6 more Flintloque figures done. 
Bakerov the zombie chef and his creations. 

I did enjoy painting these and I believe that some of the limited edition is still available from Alternative Armies. 

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Orcs in the Webbe Advent Calendar

As usual the festive season is brightened up for wargamers by the Orcs in the webbe Advent Calendar which will have a mixture of scenarios, fiction and modelling articles. These are often related to Alternative Armies Flintloque, Ion Age and other products but there are also stand alone games like Matthew Hartley's Beast game from the 1st December this year and for other companies game systems.

There are also previous years advent calendars going back to 2007 though some of the old articles are still to be loaded up since the site being migrated.

Orcs in the Webbe is an excellent resource with scenarios for some of  the Wessex Games, Pax Bochemannica and Two Hour wargames rules too and conversions for using Flintloque figures with the reaction system. A site that is well worth checking out as many scenarios can be converted to other game systems as well as the ones they are intended for.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Painting Update 3 December

A few more US troops finished for Crossfire. I'm not far off having a complete company in the late war, just needing to create late war Spotter and HMG stands.

Third infantry platoon which I still need to decide on the base marker for.

Last base for one of the platoons (log platoon) and the Company Commander base, though it has a gap for the remaining platoon's identification scenery.