Tuesday, 13 April 2010

A whole lot of Rings 2

Please Note: The club will be closed for the next 3 Saturdays and will be back on the 15th May 2010

Some more pics from our Lord of the Rings battle a few weeks ago

No time for writing so just the pics.

Some fighting

Assault and defending . . .

. . . and more fighting

There's somebody at the door!

More fighting

Last throws of a troll.

A little bit more fighting.

And the Evil guys kicked the door in . . .

My camera packed in but the Evil side won . . . Hurrah!!

Monday, 12 April 2010

DBM Rome in Peril

Didn't pay much attention to this 1 a few weeks ago as John M and myself were too busy giving the younger lads at the club a lesson in kicking as and rolling dice . . . Yeah, who's the daddy!!!!

So some pretty pictures of some colourful troops. All these troops are from the collection of David P

Who buys the best Christmas presents?


Roman cavalry and friends

Don't turn your back on me when I'm photographing you!

Your doing it again!!!!

That's more like it. Sassanid cavalry

And the efalumps

See their doing it again!!!

In the end a Sassanid victory I believe?

I'm surprised they recovered from the many times I got them wiped out against the Greeks!

40K 4 Way

Some pics this time of the lads revitalised interest in 40K just after they finished off a Lord of the Rings game.

2 games in the 1 day I hear you say! Yes we were impressed too!!

Since I was just sitting around I took the chance to get a couple of pics of young Charles troops.

Blood Angels I believe!

There was a good turnout of the younger lads this week. Just like buses you don't see any of them for ages then 5 come along at once! Though probably not a Scottish bus service unless you live in a city!!!

Some of the Imperial troops from young Charles collection (nice . . .)

And some from young David's collection (also nice . . .)

And the Blood Angels hardware.

This dude would be perfect for smashing windows. A whole lot of metal in this casting!!!

Hells Angels!

Some Star Wars vehicles too . . . No? Are you sure? It sure looks like an upgraded scout walker?

I'm just getting old I guess.

Imperial Chaka Khans : Charles L & David P
Blood Angels : Charles L

A whole lot of Rings 1

Right as you asked for it this 1 is for you Martin so you better be reading it!!! There will be a question and answer session at the club next week so pay attention.

Well we decided to have a go at Lord of the Rings the Saturday before Easter and this is how the story went . . . Deep breath . . .


Now HOLD ON just 1 minute!
There is a real story to be told and I'm here to put the record straight and it's not the one you all know written by that J.R. what's his name? You know the guy, the one off the adverts who wrote Fly Fishing I know it was some time ago but I really should remember anyway back to my story.

The evil guys they aren't all that bad!

The Goblins and Trolls: well they naturally shy away from the light as you know because their eye sight is goosed from working for THE MAN down the pits for like forever! And besides they don't earn enough for sun block so no wonder they get pi**ed off!

The Orc's and Uruk-hai: So they like a bit of man flesh now and again! I ask you what harm are they doing? If truth be told it keeps the streets quiet at night and there's no yobs mugging old ladies around their neighbourhoods!!!

Things were just fine in Middle Earth . . . The Hobbits were quite happy getting smashed out of their tiny skulls on ale (and mushrooms, yeah Mr T left that 1 out of the books) every evening.

And the Forces of Evil (well we call them Evil) were contented doing a bit of logging (removing some very grumpy old trees) and a bit of massed rambling (you know the German way, like back in the late 30's early 40's).

I think you'll agree a great bunch of guys into outdoor pursuits. Real warm blooded nature lovers!

Then along come those Artsy-Fartsy Hollywood writer and director types with their sabre rattling and war mongering . . . anything to make a movie or 3 if you ask me!!!

Ooooooh a big scary eye! Yeah, yeah we've heard it all before, Weapons of Mass Destruction blah, blah!

Next thing you know and Middle Earth is knee deep in actors!!! With their cafe lattes, veggie burgers, and votes for women!!!

What about that Gandalf character he's got more twists and turns than a roller coaster! (grey then white what's that all about?) and have you seen the way he stares at young Peregrin Took in the last film, seriously dodgy!

And look who shows up next . . . The Rohan King - Old Geeez a Job himself! Away back to Hollywood Yosser you've become a big Jessie. We remember when you needed a job to feed yer bairns and you were the dad out of Restless Natives . . . when you were trying to prick a wart in yer boys finger whey A Big Needle See!!!

to be continued

Please note: The writer of this blog suffers from a severe lack of sleep, some may call him a comedy genius up there with the likes of Andy Koffman, Les Denis and Benny from Crossroads but others will say he talks a "Bag of Sh**e" Only you can decide! I know a lot of my references are pretty far out there but if you get at least 1 of them you should feel good that your brain hasn't totally turned to mush yet!!!

Sunday, 11 April 2010

ACW at Large 2!

So it's official . . .
The painting of our big old ACW's has begun!

I do believe David P is now sold on the idea of Army Painter!!!

This lot of Rebs are from David's collection.

What can I say? they look outstanding!

And all painted in a few days.

We had talked about trying The Army Painter out for a few months after Chris let us in on the not so well kept secret that had swept the wargaming nation!

And boy are we glad he did!!!

David had never tried 28mm historical figures up until a couple of weeks ago and now he is planning on buying Napoleonics!!!

And these are my Berdan's with just the armypainter brushed on and a spray varnish.

I think I'll give them a little highlight after all since it turned out so well on David's Rebs then a little matt varnish and I'm done. To be honest they are fine for the gaming table now

And what about you JP are you sold on the Army Painter yet?

Nah! cause you paint like a Kalashnikov anyway (that's why we've had to turn to extreme measures just to keep up!!!)

You've done a great job on these guys JP.

However I do see 1 major problem!

Your going to need a bigger baking tray!!!

note: for the people outwith the club JP's other hobby is knocking merry hell out of old baking trays to terrify the neighbours! He does put them to good use thought.