Friday 26 August 2016

Russell and Lisa's wedding Aug 25th

 Had a great day yesterday My Son Russell's wedding to Lisa, good time with friends and people I like
 Seth was the star he never stopped all day running about

"The Warmaster & Blade wife" castings

 As many of you know me I used to make  miniatures long ago, my infusion  was from the last BOYL when I gave a miniature as a prize for the painting competition and  when shown it was greatly received by the assembled. I decided to make some new miniatures and Marcus at Wargames Foundry as always would cast them up. here are the first 2 as green then cast bu Marcus, Im told they will go on the website soon for sale, and I have more in my head to create, And will keep you posted on the new ones. The miniatures are "The Warmaster and his Blade wife from my range of art and characters long ago in new renditions.

Sunday 21 August 2016

CONGO DEMO game at Partizan

 We were asked to  do a demo game of CONGO by Wargames foundry and  Me Alec and Darren found our selfs in the hall, Darren had painted up superbly one of the new foundry Explorers box set and We layed out the first scenario and attack on the camp. My terrain and the other miniatures sorted out  we  began the game.
 Over the day we played the first and second scenario Darren vs Alec then me vs Alec on the gorilla  ground one. We had  much interest and discussion of the rules and   enjoyed the company of many. One pair we  let join it to see the game play and they  were  very pleased  asking what to buy to which we  gave our views. i think many were inspired and  glady got  miniatures to play.
 The camp scenario

 The hall was quite busy and very hot over the day many people looked happy as they wandered around. I meet very old good friends and new ones in the hall  many who came to say hello Ray, Matt to name a few, I also had to visit some  good friends Ian from Fenris always a pleasure to talk to to and I promised to make him some Darkest African  idols and bits to cast. the master Gentleman  Craig also had to be intercepted,

 Darren did have  some dire dice rolls on shooting and combat.

 3 of his wonderfuly painted miniatures

 The second game we used one of my collection of Apes many asked who made it and to be honest i forgot ?
the table laid out
 IWe carried on playing till time was up very enjoyable time.
 I had little time to take pictures but had to take some of this superb display of forge world ministure. amazing work and standard a joy to look at

 This WW" desert game looked amazing also  stunning miniatures. I was not blessed being able to view many games on the day.

Friday 19 August 2016

CONGO "Father Marcelin" Battle report

 Today we again  played CONGO, scenario 3 "A survivors account", Father Marcelin is in a village attacked b a tribe his people try to make for an escape from those who wish to capture him.
 The layout set up Father Marcelin is hidden in one of the huts most of the tribe off hunting as the Akebons attack
 Our forces the brave defenders from the forest tribes and the Angry Akebons from the African Kingdom lists we picked around 70 per side
  2 units were in the village at the time fo the attack the others must come on per action phase, the attackers from the  short edges

 The Attackers scouts move on to the table
 more warriors following 
 the chief and his body guard of young warriors and some Ruga Ruga enter to cut off any escape
 Deciding to make a run for it Father Marcelins people  grab him and make for an escape
 moving quickly they seek a flank route
 only to be cut off by the chief and his  body guard
 the defenders witch doctor arrives back from hunting and seeks to  cast her  magic
 the Fathers group is  hit hard and his  people are killed as they try to make off the  land
 the defenders chief makes to engage the attackers

 the chiefs  group again attacks the  Fathers  group 
 he is captured by the attackers held tight they seek to spirit him away
 the defenders  Cannibal  group and  spirit  warrior charge the Ruga Ruga

 The attackers loot the village burning 2 huts down taking the spoils

 They chase them off
 The attackers fanatics and  the Prince seek to plunder the village

 The chief  along with Father Marcelin  escape  with his new captive
 A lion appears   woken by the  commotion
 The defenders chief engages the Prince in combat
 He and his men are forced back form the melee
 The witch doctors group  shoots at the attacking scouts
 the Defending chief is caught alone by the Ruga Ruga and Slain
 The cannibals seeking some revenge charge into the  Stressed Ruga Ruga
 the  men fall back again only to face another charge
they are killed ending the game, the attacker won easy with the  taking of the Father, we both  realy enjoyed the game different  to the last 2 and has some great  ideas and  in game story telling. 

I am running Demo games of CONGO at Partizan wargames show on the 21st August on the Wargames Foundry stand please come and say hello  if your going.