Friday, December 30, 2016

French Battle ship that Anton needs to build.



Here you go Buddy...  Sparta Con addition to the French fleet.  You can check out Antons new ships here.  New French ship



 Dimensions: 347’6″ OA x 65’5″ x 29’3″ Displacement: 10,900 tons. Armament: (2) 13.4″/28 cal. M1881 BLR, (2) 10.8″/28 M1881 BLR, (8) 5.4″/45 M1888 QF, and (16) 47 mm guns; (4) 15″ TT. Armor: Compound type. 17¾”/15″ belt, 16″ turrets and barbettes; 16″ conn; entire bow and ram reinforced with 3″ armor. Fuel capacity: 670 tons of coal. Propulsion: 2-cyl. compound steam engines developing 10,600 hp, shafted to twin screw; 16 knots. Re-engined 1899 with 4 sets 3-cyl. vertical compound steam engines developing 12,000 hp, and 18 Belleville boilers; made 15.9 kts on trials. Crew: 611.




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Dux Britanniarum vidoe

Hard to believe I had this rule set for 4 yrs.  The sad part is I haven't played them yet.  Plus all the miniatures I collected just for this game.  75% are painted...   bummer now for the video.


Monday, December 26, 2016

Update on Bundeswehr uniforms

Found this on the web.  This will give you an idea as to what color the uniform was for certain periods of the cold war.   Currently I'm painting my troop for the early cold war period.   Looks like I'm good up to 1990.  Images are by joerg-thamer





Fire forge Russian Knights painting ideas

Found these prints of Russian Medieval knights.  Since my friend Anton has bought these knights I would post the prints.   It would be a great guide for him to paint them.  Now for the pictures.











Friday, December 23, 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

3d print your own dungeon.

Here is a link to the indiego funding Rampage 3d     Gee all I need a 3d printer now.



Amazing video of 15mm terrain table.

This video left me speechless.   It is simply amazing work.   There are four parts.  







Friday, December 16, 2016

The synder rifle tools of the trade for the British colonial troops

Photo by Geoff Dickson

I'm posting this as reference for painting the rifle.  This should give good idea what colors to use.  According my friend who owns one.  The rifle kicks like a mule when fired...


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Ministry of Gentlemanly warfare blog.

I am adding this blog to my list.  Ministy of Gentlemanly warfare   Because this blog cover Blood eagle, Daisho and In her majesty name.   The authors of these rules created this blog to cover their rules set.

Currently I own all of these rule sets.  I have found to be quick and easy to play.   So check out their blog.




Wednesday, December 14, 2016

28mm Viking for Blood Eagle

Finished these about a week ago.   The figures are Crusader vikings.   These are nice figures.



Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Hinderland 37mm Pom Pom ready for action

Here is my Pom Pom on its base.   Hope to take a picture of the finished base and crew in the next few day.  The model is very well made.  The detail on the gun itself is impressive....







Monday, December 12, 2016

More figures MWWBK campaign

These are made by Artizan design.   The company makes some really nice NWT figures.  Peachy, Danny and Billy Fish.   Need to finish up the bases with static grass.




Sunday, December 11, 2016

Great Bundeswehr video from 1968

As of late I have been neglecting my Bundeswehr.   As I posted before my plan is to make an early force.   Someone told that they didnt believe the Luftwaffe used their F-104s as fighter bombers.   Here is the proof.   Some where on pile of to do list is several f-104s'



Friday, December 9, 2016

My Colonial Troop

Here they are.   Not a hundred percent finished.  But I wanted to should that I am really painting and modeling.    
Personally I like the warlord plastic figures over the Perry Brother plastic.  But if I could afford it I would only by Perry's lead figures. 

Perry Brother Plastic

Perry Brother lead Highlanders


Warlord's Colonial troops

Hope you like the troops.  Now back to the dungeon to paint all the white belts.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Paint Rack

Check out The miniature mans blog.   Paint rack  The paint rack can be purchased from Warbases in the U.K.   This is the company I use for all my MDF bases.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Hinterland 37mm Pom Pom miniature.

This afternoon my 37mm Pom Pom gun arrived in the mail.  It is a very nice model.  The crew is made up of Lady Sailors.   Found the Hinterland miniature while searching the web of the Pom Pom. These models are well sculpted by Paul Hicks.   The gun is a very nice with lots of detail.   If your'e wanting a Pom Pom check out  Hinterland Miniatures.    Where are those bloody Boers....




Saturday, November 26, 2016

37mm Pom Pom for MWWBK

During the 2nd Boer war it seems that both the British and Boers used in combat a 37mm  Pom Pom gun.  Wonder these could be incorporated in the rules.  




Okay Anton...  Can these be used in the campaign?





Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Boer War Block houses for MWHBK Part 3

Here are some plans for the South Africa British block houses.   From reading about the block house, the building would have 7 to 8 soldiers and one sgt.    There would be four supporting block houses near by 1000yds.  An Officer would be in charge of the four block house.  Hope to provide more detail later.  All the house would have a barbwire field in front of the them to stop the boer's from getting to close to the build...  
 Now for the good stuff the plans.




Sunday, November 20, 2016

Boer War Block houses for MWHBK Part2


Here is a large Fort called Jensenville.  The Fort you will see had many firing ports.  An complex interior of fortified walls.   At one time I believe the interior had a corrugated roof.   This seem the these iron roof help make the Fort and Block house fire proof.   Tomorrow, I will post the plans for these buildings.   Most Block house are 20' x 20' square two to three stories high. 



















Boer War Block houses for MWHBK Part 1

There is a upcoming campaign coming with the group I game with.  It is going to be VSF themed campaign.  Each country will have forts an economy. Plus raided each others territory for goodies.  I have been searching for proper period Forts.   It turns out that google is my friend.  During the second Boer war the British build around 400 fort across the territory.   From small squad size to full blown Forts.   This what I found.  Now I got figure out how to make them.






Warmsbath Block house