Updated 17th December 2017
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THE latest ‘FIGHTING SHIPS’ discussion docuemnt / draft IS HERE:- Fighting Ships Working Draft #2.0.
THE ONGOING ‘TRAVEL BATTLE’ UNBOXING ARTICLE AND HOUSE RULES IS HERE:- Travel battle.
THE ONGOING ‘WATERLOO QUELLE AFFAIR’HOUSE RULES ADAPTION IS HERE:- WQA master. No copyright infringement is intended. Gary is working on a generalised adaption of the system.
THE ‘STAR WARS’ FIGHTER DRAFT RULES ARE HERE:- You Can’t Come In Without A TIE – v1.2
THE revised ‘GAME OF THRONES RISK’ House Mitchell rules ARE HERE:- GOT RISK HOUSE MITCHELL AMENDMENTS.
Also for those of us in the Bournemouth, Poole and surrounding area new shop ‘Entoyment’ is double plus good with a huge range of stuff and gaming space. Good luck to them I say.
NEXT GAME: At my club ‘STaB’ see http://stabclub.wordpress.com/.
CURRENTLY READING / WATCHING / RESEARCHING: Lotsa stuff…
CURRENTLY WRITING: Material for ‘Wargames, Soldiers And Strategy’, ‘Wargames Illustrated’, other magazines and companies and stuff 4 ‘Space Vixens From Mars’ and several secret projects. Low-key at the mo due to volume of work for day-job etc…
Ok, I’ve not updated for a while (eight months) so apologies. Older stuff below. Excuse? I’ve been ‘thinning’ my armies and painting me ‘lead mountain’.
OLD STUFF (PRE-JULY 2016)
FOR STaB MEMBERS THE WOTR CAMPAIGN BLOG IS HERE:- GOWQ Blog. If you wish to add information, let me know. The campaign will restart soon – evolving rules are here:-A Game Of White Queen _STaB finalish version_.
The back-of-a-postcard naval rules ‘Warship’ are now published (‘SvFM’ site and Kindle). Oh – and am converting ‘Airfix’ ships to do 1/600th Napoleonic naval for ‘Fighting Sail’ rules as well. First attempt here – learned a lot about cut and fill – it’ll be a frigate (USS ‘Constitution’ or fictional HMS ‘Glenmoor’. Wreckage marker also made. Pressed on and have now finished both first ships. Also 1/6-700th ‘coastal’ WWII and all periods. Watch this coast…
To fit in with this scale I am dabbling in 3mm landing forces and 1/600th aircraft. Forts, shore batteries, landing parties and stuff. Still working on HMS ‘Ark Royal’s’ air group, but expect convoys and U-boats… etc from both sides. Trying to avoid too many ‘big gun ships’ and only the odd cruiser but, when you can’t sleep, and there’s ‘EBay’… (see above for draft ‘Fighting Ships’ rules).
Also, I post here rules and board for a ‘Game Of Thrones Diplomacy’ for people to try – GOT Diplomacy
SPRING 2015 WORKBENCH: ‘Doing 18th century’ with ‘Perry’ plastics AWI, ‘Irregular’,‘Wargames Factory’ and ‘Front Rank’ Highlanders and stuff. Yep, a snowballing ‘fill in the gaps’ exercise that I can now restart having finished the ‘Game Of Thrones’ characters. Least, until Season Five comes out and I need to add new characters. Add to these ‘historical’ medieval armies and we’re pretty much there…
‘Perry Miniatures’ plastic foot knights finished and ready to go. WOTR minis for the club campaign supplied by excellent pre-loved retailer ‘Colonel Bills’. Apparently King Richard III’s axe can fell two nephews with a single blow 🙂 Also shown a freebie sample from ‘Heroes Of The Dark Age’ who are about to launch C.19th Austrians. He’s shown here firing, and as a comparison with one of my main force of ‘Irregular’. His name is Wolfgang Strauss, and when he’s not sniping the Emperor’s enemies he likes to go waltzing with his fiancee Helga, and believes all nationalities in the Hapsburg realms should have their diversity respected, as long as they don’t try for self-determination…
So – now finished C.19th century armies – done the French, Brits, Mexicans, Bavarians and Austrians (top), and the Prussians (in box). Mexicans ‘Irregular’ and ‘Gringos 40s’ minis. Quite pleased with my ‘Mad Max’ conversion (at the front, with the whiskers), these guys will be and/or Republicans and Imperials.
Also – vaguely in scale ‘Star Wars’ ships game. Rather than scratchbuild X-Wings and Ties I’m using counters. Oh – and a Star Destroyer would be nice – so here’s one I scratchbuilt earlier – ISD ‘Doomslayer’ is now finished with it’s air groups’ (plus a counter for Lord Vader’s customised TIE). Cost – £0.00. Pictured here for comparison is an unpainted ‘Millenium Falcon’ model supplied by that wonderful human being that is Ray ‘Hairy Ray’ Turner. All ideas gratefully received.
As well as my musings top gossip columnist Sheila Tacku once graciously agreed to keyboard a (highly) irregular column. the archive is here. Please note due to commitments studying Applied Literature at Salisbury University (i.e. drinking, snogging etc) Sheila’s column has been suspended for the mo. ‘Publish and be damned’, I say… Here’s an endorsement!
SHEILA’S ARCHIVE BLOGS HERE:-
The Sheila Tacku Column #1 (Mar. 2013)
The Sheila Tacku Column #2 (Apr. 2013)
The Sheila Tacku Column #3 ”Salute’ Special (May 2013)
The Sheila Tacku Column #4 (June 2013)
The Sheila Tacku Column #5(July 2013)
The Sheila Tacku Column #6 (August 2013)
The Sheila Tacku Column #7 (September 2013)
The Sheila Tacku Column #8 (October 2013)
The Sheila Tacku Column #9 (November 2013)
The Sheila Tacku Column #10 – Festive Issue (December 2013)
The Sheila Tacku Column #11 (Jan/Feb 2014)
The Sheila Tacku Column #12 (April 2014)
The Sheila Tacku Column #13 (July 2014)
The Sheila Tacku Column #14 (Sept 2014)
MORE POSTS COMING SOON!!
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