Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Shooting Leave and Just Add Water Blog Amalgamation


This will be the final post for the Shooting Leave Blog. 

It's not that I've suddenly stopped being interested in Colonial gaming, far from it in fact, especially with the new Iron Duke Indian Mutiny Sepoy releases by Empress Miniatures!! 

I've just decided that it would be easier and more compact to have the blog amalgamated with my Just Add Water Blog which, for those of you who may not be aware of you can find HERE! 

My La Journee Blog and Gewalthaufen Blogs will continue to deal with the HYE ear and the Late C15 to early C16 warfare respectively.


Thursday, 10 September 2015

Urgently Wanted; 4th/5th Edition Bretonnians for Bodkin's Second Day Out Demo Game!

Hi guys and gals,

I'm urgently in need of the following 4th or 5th Edition Bretonnian models, I forgot which edition they actually were(?).

They are for the next Bodkin's Day Out in Terms of Demo Games so they will be well used and will not be sold on to make petty profit! I cannot reveal the name of the battle nor am I able to confirm any ideas you guys and gals may have. you'll have to wait and see. It will almost certainly be at Partizan next year and will be a real sight to behold just as the last game was which was held at The Other Partizan to be held at Kelham Hall.

Pics of the game can be seen HERE!

Here are the pics of the miniatures I'm looking for. I don't mind paying for them at all but I'm not going to pay silly amounts of money for the mini's. I hope I don't sound like I'm blowing my own trumpet too much but it should be enough to know that they are going to be painted up and be taking their rightful place in as beautiful game that Dave Andrews, David Imrie, Simon Chick, Matthew Bickley, Andrew Taylor and myself can ,manage.

Here they are:

Thanks for reading folks.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Battle of Ginnis, Perry Towers

If you're a fan of The Sudan and Perry Miniatures and have a minute or two spare I'd go to the link HERE if I were you!

Sample pic from their game below:

Apologies for the paucity of the post but I'm knee deep in Ikea hell at the mo'.

Bye for now

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Indian Mutiny/NWF Rock

Not a particularly very exciting entry at present as I've just completed a rock and thought that it ought to be documented! I know! LOL :>)

This is however significant in that I've been torturing myself a little over whether to present the Indian landscape and soil as rich in iron giving it a reddish appearance or whether to double up my NWF terrain with my Indian Mutiny terrain. I've decided upon the latter as this is going to save a lot of time and effort. It might not be 100% historically accurate for the Mutiny campaigns that I have in mind but it will the terrain pieces will certainly do the job that I'm looking for and I can happily settle for that.

The rock is made out of bark chippings and old Greystuff (that is off and not suitable for sculpting proper. The grey stuff fills all the gaps in the terrain and I sculpted it to match the barks rocky texture by wetting a piece of bark and pressing it into the Greystuff with persistence.

So, without much further ado, I present to you [drum roll......]; a rock!

Bye  for now