Tuesday, January 31, 2017

M1A1 MERDC paint scheme

Looks like I getting around to finish up my M1A1. These have been laying around since last spring. My problem is not siting still to finish a project.    A company called Hataka Hobby makes a MERDC set.   It is time to get off my butt to finish this project..

Winter Verdant is the most common MERDC scheme used in Europe

Monday, January 30, 2017

WInterCon 2017 Oakland University 11 Feb 2017

Everyone needs these Legionaries from Black Hat Miniatures

The first of the Character Sets for the Exotic Adventures range by Unfeasibly Miniatures depicting Laurel & Hardy from their classic film Beau Hunks. Our sculptor has created 28mm true scale (1/56) miniatures of the Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, capturing their relaxed posses as Legionnaires in the French Foreign Legion. Beau Hunks
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy join the French Foreign Legion after Ollie’s sweetheart Jeanie-Weenie rejects him,When they arrive at the barracks in Algeria, they discover that not only are the other soldiers trying to forget lost loves, their lost loves all happen to be the same woman Ollie is trying to forget: Jeanie-Weenie!
On an expedition to Fort Arid, a fortress besieged by native Riffian tribesmen, the duo get cut off from the rest of the regiment in a sandstorm and reach the fortress before the others. Surprisingly, the boys defeat the Riffians by themselves and the leader of the Riffians is revealed as another one of Jeanie-Weenie’s conquests.
The back packs are interchangeable, as Ollie begins with the large pack before realising that he is carrying both their kit and passing it over to Stan on their march to the surrounded French Foreign Legion fort, the standard backpack, from FFLX1 also fits, providing great versatility for these figures.

New 5th Edition Monster coming 7 Feb

Greetings Gary,

Our newest Wizards of the Coast product has been revealed! The Roll20 Edition of the Monster Manual will be available February 7th in the Roll20 Marketplace!
Upon release, the Monster Manual will expand the D&D 5th Edition Compendium to include all content from within the book. Similarly to Volo’s Guide to Monsters, you’ll be able to use the Compendium tab on the Roll20 tabletop to find Monster Manual entries, and drag & drop monster tokens from the book into your pre-existing adventures!

See the announcement blog for more details!
Pre-orders are available now - the Monster Manual will unlock on February 7th, 2017 at 12am Pacific!

Happy gaming!
Stephanie, Roll20 Community ManagerM

Friday, January 27, 2017

Anyone play Dungeon Saga?

 About million years ago I played Hero Quest with my children.  By the way who are now in their late 30's.   The game looks like it could be fun.   Can anyone tell what it is like?   I would like to play this game with my grandson. Thanks

Thursday, January 26, 2017

How to paint flesh by Shoshie

 This lady is top notch on painting figures.   Her facebook page is call Shoshie's Magnificent mini painting.   You must check out her page.  Posted on her face book page on how she paint flesh.  And the video below was her reply...   Personally I suck at facing painting....  

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Check out Anton's Dreadnought battle

Anton had another epic Dreadnought battle at Spartacon in Lansing this past weekend.

Check out his blog:  Anton's amazing dreadnought battle

Monday, January 23, 2017

Adventures in Blue broad for Anton

Okay Buddy, figured you would like to see these buildings.  The pictures came from the Tabletop  - war gaming  scratch built page on facebook.   Der Muller is the maker and seller of these blue broad  buildings. These are for the 40k necrons

Friday, January 20, 2017

Footsore videos on how to prep a miniature

Bill Thornhill has made a series of very helpful videos.  He shows you how prep a figure for painting. Drilling hole for spears on your miniature.  Nice tip was using a 1 mm Dia drill.  No more guessing as to what drill to use.  The video is on how to make your own spears.

  Needless to say Footsore are my favorite miniatures.   Best part Footsore has their own you tube channel.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Up coming Nuelandia Campaign using MWWBK rules

The campaign is starting to roll.   I have been trading insults with Maxillanio 1st over the land I intend to colonize.  The Kaiser has organized an expedition to explore the new continent. But has claimed all the land.  

As of late no word from the French, or Americans.   I hope it will be a fun fill adventure for all.  The Anton is also the game master.   He plan to add in some small scale actions and skulduggery.   Right now we are not sure if small actions rules with In Her Majesty's name or Antons  really simple shot out rules.    

Yesterday my Perry Natal Cavalry arrived.  Along with some Black Tree design Boers.  The Perry miniatures are more 25mm in size.  Currently all my troops are 28mm in size.   Not sure what I will do with them.  

My special ops group will be lead by Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.  

 and supported by these troops.

More to follow

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Unit cards for TMWWBK.

I got this off the face book page for The men who would be kings.   You can got to that page or copy this.  

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sigur Skawl Napoleonic Poles

Another impressive collection.   A complete Polish Napoleonic Army.  Between Tony and Sigur they pretty well have the Napoleonic period covered.  

Friday, January 13, 2017

Tony Won's impressive 25mm Napoleonic collection

Just had to post pictures of tony's impressive collection of Napoleonic armies. My wife would never let me have display case like this..  Enjoy.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Footsore miniatures now available in the U.S.

I just ordered some Romano-British figures.   Plus to order more shortly.   Currently Bill has a special of Saga core army groups.   Here is the link to the US sight...Footsore Miniatures USA
Early Saxon Skirmish Warband for Saga
Early Saxons

Late Roman Skirmish Warband for Saga
Late Romans

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Some inspiration for playing M.W.W.B.K

One always needs some inspiration for a upcoming battle.   I hope this will inspire for your
 next battle.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Another Gem for Anton.

Here is a paint job I think you should add to your collection.  This according to the build ship was a WW1 dazzle paint scheme.  It dazzled me for sure...lol

Thursday, January 5, 2017

More videos on now to Play Sharps Pratice

This set of videos are not from Two Fat Lardies.   Surprisingly a very good straight forward review.  Be warned these are very long.  So sit down with a beer or coffee..  Enjoy.


 Part one
Part 2/1
part 2/2

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

One more Dreadnought

The picture says it all.   Anton you have to make this one.

Saga Helper Cards

Facebook has become a source for me at least a great place to find gaming ideas.  Here is a set of SAGA cards for just about all the main fighting factions.  Check out the link. SAGA cards

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

In time far far ago.. I was a 40K junkie.. But Dark Heresy Role play is awake the force in me.

About a million years ago I bought Only war when the book first came out.  The idea of role playing for 40k was something I do..   Way back I mean why.  Like when Rogue Trader first came out.  I belonged to a small group that liked playing it.

   Now I have Dark Heresy.   Slowly going through the rules.  It has got me inspired to play.  The problem is I need to know how the mechanics work.   During my daily search via google I found this.

RollPlay Dark Heresy you tube video...  Damn this is what I have been look for.  Well I going to share with you the video series...  Just maybe it will inspire another 40k junkie.  Oh by the way there are 54 videos in the series.   You have the first one....

More Dreadnoughts for Anton

Hey Buddy I have more ship pictures for you..

French Coastal Monitor

Russian dreadnought 

Great Paint scheme

Monday, January 2, 2017

Sharp Practice 2nd edition video on how to play

Another set of rules laying about in the file of rules.  Sharp Practice to me looking like a interesting game.  The group I play with uses 15mm only for Napoleonic's.  But I had jump on to 25mm Plastic  by Perry Brothers and Victrix.   This before I got into the group.  Now I have Chosen.  To me Chosen looks a little like Sharp Practice.   Hope to do a small review on Chosen at a later date.    Now for the videos.
Part one

Part two (1)

Part three
Part 4

Sunday, January 1, 2017

I hit 85k in views...

Last night some time I hit 85k in views on my blog.  This is after 5yrs plus of blogging.  Not very impressive by other blog standard.    This was my best year 35K in views.  Not many comments tomy posts.  Guess I will keep blogging for another year.    If anyone has suggestions to make my blog please post them.  Also many thanks to my 47 followers.

Happy New Year to all.