Lead Mountain II – Christmas Work

Over my Christmas break I intended to get some stuff painted. However, I ended up doing a lot of other stuff (like going on walks with family and a day of KillTeam in York) so I didn't get a huge amount done. I did manage to paint the bases on a large number of the … Continue reading Lead Mountain II – Christmas Work

What happened to Project Little Bird?

A while back I wrote a long post about making some Little Birds to add to the tabletop. Since then, nothing has happened. The reasons for this are multiple: I have been super busy so didn't sit down and build the kit King's Hobbies have shown off some 3D renders for both the AH6 and … Continue reading What happened to Project Little Bird?

Operation Dragon’s Hoard: Part 1 – The Concept

I mentioned in my end of year post that I plan to make a demo board for modern wargaming at some point this year. After having been to a few shows and having a wonderful time, I'd love to get even more involved. In addition, various parties have given me some advice and offers of … Continue reading Operation Dragon’s Hoard: Part 1 – The Concept

TGBMWRC Appendix 2: Personal Thoughts

If you want some objective thoughts on the rules listed below, the main article is here.  I repeat the disclaimer I have used throughout this series: I have done some writing for Skirmish Sangin and I am listed in the Spectre Operations book as a play tester.  To be clear, these are my personal thoughts … Continue reading TGBMWRC Appendix 2: Personal Thoughts

End of 2016/Start of 2017

Ah it's the Christmas season. A time when people get to celebrate, receive presents and blog writers get to wax lyrical about life, usually sipping a bottle of wine and trying to look pensive for their relatives while actually staring at wordpress's blinding screen. Instead I'm just looking at my new NAS box, all ready … Continue reading End of 2016/Start of 2017

TGBMWRC Appendix 1: Campaigns & Scenarios

This is the first appendix to The Great Big Modern Wargaming Rules Comparison article. It is designed to be read after the main article. I also repeat the disclaimer: I have done some writing for Skirmish Sangin and I am listed in the Spectre Operations book as a play tester.  First of all, I want … Continue reading TGBMWRC Appendix 1: Campaigns & Scenarios

Battle Report: Spectre Operations 01/12/2016

More photos and coverage of the game can be found at Pioneer Painting and SESWC This week's wargaming took me back to Spectre, demoing the game for the first time to two members of the SESWC. I also wanted to put on a bit of a show and get lots of insurgents on the board. I had … Continue reading Battle Report: Spectre Operations 01/12/2016

Lead Mountain II – Emergency Reinforcements

So my plan of working on the boiler suited criminals got tweaked last week after I arranged to run another Spectre Operations game. So rather than painting a load of redish brown boiler suits, I was instead rushing to get a few more insurgents painted up. The bulk of the figures are Empress Insurgents, painted … Continue reading Lead Mountain II – Emergency Reinforcements

The Great Big Modern Wargaming Rules Comparison

Part 2 is now available The Complete Edition is now available. In the new year, this post will redirect to the complete version   Before we start a disclaimer: I have done some writing for Skirmish Sangin and I am listed in the Spectre Operations book as a play tester. EDIT: Two appendices have been … Continue reading The Great Big Modern Wargaming Rules Comparison

Lead Mountain II – MENA Civilians

First stage done - I have finished my MENA civilians from Spectre. The figures are perfect for civilians to dot the tabletop but their posing makes them easy to use as objectives or intelligence operatives (the guy in the baseball cap will probably be an undercover agent rushing for extraction). Painting wise, I tried to … Continue reading Lead Mountain II – MENA Civilians

Lead Mountain II – The Bad Guys Strike Back!

If you have been following my blog, last year you would have seen The Lead Mountain - an attempt to paint all my figures. Well it went as well as you would expect the average wargamer's attempt to paint up everything would go. I also drove myself mad and posted up repeated posts going "I … Continue reading Lead Mountain II – The Bad Guys Strike Back!

Battle Report: Black Powder “The Battle of Newark 1776”

Up until now, I have only been writing reports for modern wargames battles.However, seeing as my fellow wargamers at SESWC report on all the games they play, I thought I should follow them and branch out a little to show the variety of games that are played down the club. This week - Black Powder! A … Continue reading Battle Report: Black Powder “The Battle of Newark 1776”

Spectre Operations Starting Lists

As a fan of Spectre Operations, I've been spending a lot of time on the Spectre Operations Wargaming Group. Due to this, I've seen a fair number of people looking to get into the game for the first time and seeking advice as to what they should be getting in terms of figures. True, you … Continue reading Spectre Operations Starting Lists

Battle Report: Spectre Operations 03/11/2016

If you haven't realised based off previous posts, my wargaming opponents are split between friends down in York and SESWC up in Edinburgh. Having introduced Spectre to the guys in York, it was now time to try it out with the Edinburgh crowd. Here is how things went down After the SAS operation robbed them … Continue reading Battle Report: Spectre Operations 03/11/2016