Sunday, 26 March 2017

AK47 game.

The other Friday night we had a game set  during the  Vietnam war. The rules we used were AK 47.

I hadn't read the rules and this was really just a run through to try them out.

The Americans were already on the table along with a number of objective markers.

The VC  arrived at the corners with the plan of capturing the objectives. I think in the end the Americans managed to hold on to enough of the objectives to claim the win.

All the figures, vehicles and terrain from Adrian's collection.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Dad's Army in action.

The other week we had a wee practice game for the up coming Southern Strategists game on the following Wednesday night.
Basically a run through of the rules, Rugged Adventures, and a trial run of the table set up.

More or less the same game as we played about 6 months ago.

The photos here are of the trial game. The real game photos and report are on the Southern Strategists blog here.


One of the Home Guard groups leaves town.

Another Home Guard group get ready to search for the Germans.

Frazer scouting ahead.

The aircrew prepare to leave.

The basic scenario was the same for all three games.

The Germans start with two groups in separate parts of the table. A group from the aircraft and a group of paratroops that have been dropped in to help them out. These two groups can meet up and then re- sort themselves into several groups as they see fit.

For the British, they start in three groups. Two groups of Home Guard and a group of police.

Head on over to the Southern Strategists blog for the real battle.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

The Local Defence Volunteers.

With a couple of Dad's Army type games coming up I have finally finished off the Warlord Games Dad's Army figures. The figures of them in uniform were finished mid way through last year.

Anyway, here they are in their civilian clothes along with their LDV armbands.

Private Pike.

Private Walker.

Private Godfrey.

Lance Corporal Jones.

Sergeant Wilson.

Private Frazer.

Captain Mainwaring.

ARP Chief Warden Hodges

Reverend Timothy Farthing and Maurice Yeatman the Verger.

The whole set from Warlord Games.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Warbases, Garden set 1

With plans to run a couple of Dad's Army games soon we decided that there was a need for more bits and bobs around the buildings. With that in mind Geoff bought the two garden sets made by Warbases. As this was my game, I felt that I should help out a bit and said I would make up one of the sets for him.

Garden set1 from Warbases.

Cold frame with some plants under the glass.

The compost bin.

The bench with a few things added to help it look a bit more used.

The lean to glasshouse

Had to add some plants to this one.

Interior of the glasshouse.

The potting shed. The roof lifts off of this one.

The chicken coop.

All together again.

Really enjoyed making these and adding the details. They went together beautifully and really do help to make those skirmish games look the part.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Somewhere in the Crimea.

Our recent Friday night game was based during the Crimean War.

The Russian army advances on two strongholds, one held by a small army from Sardinia and the other by the Turks.

The Sardinian held hill top.

The Turkish held redoubt.

The Russians have to attack swiftly before....

....the British arrive on the battlefield.

With some good luck the Russians take the redoubt.

On the Russian left flank things are going a little slower for them.

Eventually the Sardinian Army give way to the mass of Russians.

For the Russians it was just in time as the British make their appearance on the battlefield.

Russian cossacks slow up the British advance.

Over on the Russian left the British advance has bogged down.

but back at the redoubt the weight of British numbers begins to tell and they recapture the redoubt.

In the end the British save the day.  A very close game.

The rules were Volley and Bayonet and the figures were from Adrian's very fine collection.