Sunday, 28 June 2015

Recent Happenings

Since my last post back in March I have decided to go on a painting spree to attempt to lower the height of the 6mm lead mountain, and in that I have been relatively successful. I now have all of the Prussians plus allies for the FPW finished –although I am very deficient in Prussian infantry, 8 battalions to take on over 20 French; all the remaining WW II bits and pieces including a battery of German nebewerfers, a battery of Russian 76.2 field artillery guns all with towing vehicles; a Samurai army of 60 odd ashigaru blocks, 18 foot samurai and 28 cavalry plus commanders; all 36 infantry blocks for my WW II Western Desert British; 17 Fantasy Centaurs (since sold on fleabay) and  a reasonable sized 6mm Halfling army which are actually 4mm tall.

I have also been writing again and two articles on making your own 6mm terrain have been sent to Henry Hyde at MWBG. The first one covers hills and trees while the second is about buildings, roads, rivers etc. Hopefully people will enjoy reading it and give them some ideas about making their own scenery.

 6mm Centaurs (Irregular Miniatures)

6mm Halflings (Irregular Miniatures)

I did take some pics of the Samurai and WW II British but can't seem to locate them at the mo. I'll remember for the next post.

Broadside 2015

I do like this show. It’s in Sittingbourne –normally about 35 minutes by bus but 1hour 20minutes by train with one change since the swines changed the times of the bus service. Notwithstanding that I had a really good day apart from the fact that I had inadvertently changed the setting for the number of pixies painting in my camera and all the pictures were excrement of the highest order without a single usable photo amongst them. Fortunately others who were there are better at photography than I am  Ray (blog at and Lee (blog at both of Postie’s Rejects to name but a couple There were some really tasty looking games on show this year as can be seen by their photos.

Had a great chat with Andy Badger of Pilum Painting and his lady wife and was given a copy of The Reality of War by Leonce Patry about the FPW, which was a very nice surprise. Also spoke at some length to two of the people from the Pendraken Forum, Bernie and a gentleman who uses the soubriquet of Wurrakatte from the wilds of Harlow as well as catching up with some people from Postie’s Rejects, SEEMS and Southend Wargames Club.