Friday, 27 April 2018

Pumbaaskayan Tanks pic added

Finally taken a picture of the Pumbaaskayan T55's I painted last year and added it to the Pumbaaskaya page; it's here as well:

This represents a company, and is one of the 3 that I've done so far.  I got some more T55s in the recent Fighting 15s sale, so will be able to add to that number at some point.

I've also added a pic of the Timonistan command base:

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Sally 4th Terra Formers

Over on The Wargames Website, I've started a thread about Sally 4th's Terra-Formers, which is here:
I've mentioned this thread on my other blog, and as I intend to use them for this project too, I thought I'd mention it here.

The other reason for posting here is to prove I'm still around!

I have been thinking about this project recently and would like to get something started; hopefully when I finish the Terra-Formers that will give me the kick I so obviously need ...

Friday, 9 March 2018

Fighting 15s sale on Oddzial Osmy

In case you're not aware, Fighting 15s are selling off their stock of Oddzial Osmy 3mm miniatures, so I took the opportunity to buy a bunch of stuff from them.

At some point in the future I might even paint it up and have a game! But don't hold your breath ...

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Not dead ... just stopped ?

Just to let you know that this is not a dead project, but I've not managed to make any progress sonce the last post back in May.

Hopefully, there will be something happening in 2018, but don't hold your breath ...

Friday, 12 May 2017

Settlements ...

Some progress on my trial village last night - I painted some roads onto it and I'm quite pleased with how they've turned out.  It also decided me on how I'm going to do roads for this terrain - watch this space!

Pics are with an infantry base on a 2p and a 1cm grid on the cutting mat

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Hills 'n' Stuff ...

Once again progress has been made on terrain-y bits. This first pic shows three of my hills after undercoating; each of them has a conqueror tank on it (mounted on a 1p piece) to give a size context. Doubling the ridge height has made them much better IMO.

The next pic shows what is supposed to be a level 2 hill, but I'm really not convinced that it works as that ... I need to find a better way to show contours. I have some ideas that I'm going to try soon

Here we have one of my 'fancier' hills - it has a small pile of rocks (pebbles) at the centre. I undercoated this by hand with my 'sand' paint - it's a better colour than the hills above which were undercoated with Halfords' spray paint

 And this is one of my'broken ground' areas - just pebbles stuck in the wet filler

A size shot of the broken ground areas with a Conqueror based on a penny in the centre

Broken ground, village and Conqueror

A close up of the village base. I'm experimenting with scrubber pads as foliage here - I think it works quite well, but needs something to darken them - maybe a dark wash or dip ... will try both

By the way, the cloth in the background of the pics is the one I bought to use for desert games. I'm not very pleased with it though - it's too light IMO and a bit flimsy ... I'll see if I can get something else ...

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Rules, Rules, Rules ... Which to Use?

I have a whole bunch of Wargames rules that I could use for this project, but don't know which to use ...

Possible candidates include (note these are rules that I own)

I'm planning on setting up a scenario representing the first shots in the latest border war between Timonistan and Pumbaaskaya then play it out repeatedly with different rules to see which is the best for me

Then I'll probably cherry-pick elements from other rules to get a hodge-podge that I like (as an example, the Received Fire Points from Hail of Fire is a superb idea that I'll want to use in other rules - if I can)

Armoured Strike will probably be first, as the author very kindly gave me the statistics for Conquerors via email, but I'll 'step down' the scale so that model vehicle representation is 1 : 1 rather than 1 : section/troop

Anyway, as usual this is all pie in the sky right now .. just getting my ideas/plans recorded so I don't forget them! and to seek your input of course!