Saturday, September 17, 2016

Daisho Samurai and more. Aly Morrison Citadel figures.

 Digging through my lead pile I discover my Japanese Samurai.    These poor figures have not seen the light day since about 1992.  Wow 24 years they lay hidden away in my Oriental D & D box.  Back then my children were in their teens.  Now 40 & 36!  We played Oriental D & D with a small group of friends.   It was an exciting group and good times.  But like most group the older player left for college. Only to be married, than move far away.  Some of my figures are painted. Others are in white primer....   I could hear them, " Lets start a new adventure" they whispered.   Warrior of Daisho are raising to battle again.

Here are the pictures. Surprisingly Foundry still make them...      Here is  look from Foundry's Catalog.

  These are still great figures.....

Monday, September 12, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Great video on how to paint faces

As everyone knows painting face are a pain in the butt.   Here is a videos that might help you paint great faces.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Another year rolls by. Daisho rule set mini review

 Hard to believe I have lived for also 7 decades.  Saturday marked another year of my life gone by.  Hope to have more of miniatures painted before the next one. 

  Just got my copy of Daimyo Japanese skirmish rules.  Blood eagle should be arriving soon as I ordered it from Britain a couple of weeks ago.

 Daisho has a nice system for movement and battle.  Each player rolls for inaitive  the highest goes first.  This player moved one of figures of choice. After the figure is moved the next high score moves a figure. And so on.  Below is from the author.

Daisho – Skirmish Wargaming Rules in Mystical Japan.

Have you ever wanted to replicate the incredible feats of swordsmanship you see in movies like 47 Ronin and 13 Assassins? Stand surrounded by half a dozen angry Ashigaru and then, in a single fluid motion, strike them all down?
Bring forth fiery darts from heaven and hurl them at your enemies? Face demons from the pits of hell? Disarm and hammer an arrogant Samurai lord into the dust with your bare hands?
You can do this and much more if you play Daisho, skirmish wargaming in mythical Nippon.

This game allows players to field forces of five to fifteen miniatures in a game you can easily complete in an evening on a space only a yard square. The rules are short and simple to learn – few players need to refer to them after their second or third game.
This book provides:
• The core rules of play.
• The complete points system so you can create your own forces.
• Full listings for twelve unique forces.
• Armour, weapons and equipment, both mundane and magical.
• Listings of skills, heroic ki powers and magical powers.
• Fifteen scenarios, supported by seventeen scenario complications.
• Ten detailed landscapes for you to play across, and
• Simple, yet rewarding campaign rules.

 Now I need to find where I put my figures... Damn ninja's are hiding in the shadows on my game room

Friday, August 26, 2016

Fists full of Kung Fu

 I bought this rule set about a year ago.  Along with "In her Majesty's name. Hoping to play these rules because they looked interesting.  Now I got hooked on Frostgrave.  It like being a drug addict.  Today I found these awesome buildings for fist full of Kung Fu.

The company name is Knights of dice.  The line is call simply China Town.  All I can say is WOW. The company is out of Australia

 Looks like I need to sell some of my stuff.  Also maybe I should of waited a couple months more before retiring.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

King Hobbies and game

King hobbies and game

 A new on line hobby shop.  Why I'm posting about this Hobby Shop.  They have some awesome videos on on 3d printing.  Looks like I may be buying a 3d printer.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Dom's decals to make 80's cold war decals for yankee team

The other day I wrote Dom to see if he was planning to make decal sets for the Yankee Team.  Specifically Bundeswehr  decals.   The answer was yes these are in the works  vehicle license, crosses and other related decals.   Plus other countries are in the works.  Dom just needs time to create the art work. Plus more research on the on what was used.   Looks like we have some nice decals in the future...


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

For all the Bolts action folks. Anti-aircraft machine guns.

Okay we all know multiple machine for anti aircraft defense.  Twin and triple mounts no be deal.  But  here are a couple of bad ass gun mounts.   These would be great for stopping an infantry attack.  Here is photograph proof that they did exist.  And it will drive the other players


Thursday, July 28, 2016

More M1 camo schemes

Here are a few more M1's in Europe Camo schemes.  Better than the dull green overall color.  This should spice up the battlefield

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Battlefront's M1 ready for inspection.

Okay I know I have failed to post pictures.  Things like retiring from work got in the way for posting picture.  The M1 by battlefront is a work of art.  This company has hit a home run with their new plastic line on models. 

My M1 is an early production model late 70's eary 80's.   My cold war period I plan to game will be from the late 1950's t mid 1980's.   To me this period might be a litte more exciting than the later period.  One shot one kill can get boring to play.   One side or the other may never fire shot. Why because they got wiped out in the open fire fight.

The color is dark green 34079 model master painting.  The dirty is euro dirt from Vallejo. Now the pictures.