Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Captain America and Bucky

Got these a while back and paid way too much for two 28mm figures but i loved them. Enjoyed painting them but would loved to have done a better job but im happy enough with them.

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Sunday, 25 November 2012

New FIW Additions

Finally got sometime to take pictures tonight of the newly painted stuff. The Rangers and Indians have already been in a battle and only the Rangers put on any sort of performance with talking about.

Huron Warriors from Galloping Major. I still have a load of these to paint but i have started on another 12 Indians from Redoubt first.

Northstar British Indian Allies along with one Galloping Major Mohawk. I used a micro pen to do the small detail war paint and i like the affect it has given. If only they did them in white i'd be laughing.
Gorham's Rangers using the Rangers from the Northstar British Wilderness boxset. I'll prob add another highlight to these figures as i used a base layer and a dip to quickly get them ready for a game.

Now for my favourite figures I've painted and what i also think is my best paint job. I love these figures and have told lance this on a weekly basis. They are painted as Virginia Provincial's in their late Uniform and i hope they do the business next week. All i need now is two Standard Bearers and a George Washington to lead them. I have almost finished another unit of the figures that will be used as Pennsylvania Provincials. 

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Monday, 5 November 2012

VBCW Faction: Solemn League and Covenant

For the games that I play this will be my main Faction going forward. They are based mostly around Ayrshire and Lanarkshire drawing their support from the Kirk and her Flock.

Beliefs: GOD ABOVE ALL!!! Mostly devout Presbyterian but willing to listen to any others from the other Reformed faiths...well maybe not the Episcopalians :lol: . I’m thinking maybe supports of Albert and a United Kingdom if he can agree to some conditions on the Kirk but main aim is to re-affirm the Bible and Presbyterian way on society and save the country from heathen influences from Rome and Moscow.

Based: Ayrshire and Lanarkshire with Units coming from in from Ulster and other areas of support in Scotland.

Force: Made up of a Covenanter Army in Grey jackets, Black trousers and Blue bonnets. They will also have Militia from local Boys Brigade Groups (older members), Kirk members, Loyal Orders, Farmers and also their Ulster Scots brethren in Ireland. Supplies coming from gun caches in Ulster and funding from America and Canada along with wealthy Kirk members wanting to see the influence of the Kirk re affirmed on Scottish society.

Enemy: Pretty much anyone who will get in the way of their Godly Beliefs. High up on the list is the Fascists, Romanists, Communists but still have and give support to some believers in the Labour movement.

If the LORD had not been on our side—
let Israel say—
if the LORD had not been on our side
when people attacked us,
they would have swallowed us alive
when their anger flared against us;
the flood would have engulfed us,
the torrent would have swept over us,
the raging waters
would have swept us away.
Praise be to the LORD,
who has not let us be torn by their teeth.
We have escaped like a bird
from the fowler’s snare;
the snare has been broken,
and we have escaped.
Our help is in the name of the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

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Sunday, 4 November 2012

Muskets and Tomahawks Game

Played my first game of Muskets and Tomahawks today and really enjoyed it. I've been waiting long enough to play it and I wish i had played it sooner.

There is certain things that will take time to fully get but I'm looking forward to the next one. One thing i was slightly disappointed with is that there is no French Unit that can be made Elite like the Rangers. I would have thought that the Marines could be made this but they are considered just Regulars. The Marines shooting was also disappointing as it's lower than the Canadian Milice.

The put my Rogers Rangers, new Goreham's Rangers and New Mohawk Indian Allies against some Candian Milice and Huron.

We just tried out an engagement as our first attempt and after my Indians doing some good shoot against a larger Indian Unit to being with we stupidly went in hand to hand just to see how it worked out. It didn't end well with my whole Unit getting wiped out.

I had my Goreham's Rangers up front in wood cover and my large Rogers Rangers holding off in the back. The Milice came up close in the open to be met by devastating fire from both my Ranger units causing them to pretty much be a useless unit and didn't stay on the table much after that.

The game end up a win for myself and my British.

I'll want to try out some of the other aspects of the game next time and hope the improvement continues.

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VBCW using Bolt Action

A couple of pics from a game we played using Bolt Action two weeks ago. It put m Solemn League and Covenant forces against Glasgow Red Clydesiders. I enjoyed playing the rules as they went quite fast and were simple to pick up. In two weeks we be using some chance cards with the rules to see if it can spice it up a little. 

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