Monday, 8 September 2014

mostly been sent to Canada and not painting anything...

Well as the title says I've been sent to Canada with work until November at the earliest, so there probably wont be a great deal of painting going on for the next few month at least.  but fear not I managed to finish my bolt action Germans before leaving so here they are.

As I mention last time I used the army painter system for this army so it was painted in super-fast time and very little effort, I'm happy with the results and I think they are at a good table top standard, are they as good as I could have made them if I had painted them as normal? probably not but considering these took about 4-5 evenings to paint and base in total I'm happy with the trade off and will definately paint this way again.

As for gaming I attended the york garrison summer solstice and had a great time playing against some good people. i got hammered on the battlefield but did manage to pick up the best painted award which was a great cherry on a great weekend of gaming.

as always I forgot to take photos for most of the games but these things cant be helped in the heat of battle, I'll try harder next time. This was the first time ever taking a battle company to a tourney and some lessons were learnt and hopefully with a few weapons changes and a change of battle plan more success will be forthcoming at the Caledonian uprising in January 2015. 

We also managed to squeeze a game of bolt action in before I left against my good friend Bennett Morley of damn dice blog fame.  Good fun was had and the game it's self is better than anything I've played in ages but thanks to my crap dice it was victory to the allies and defeat to my glorious Reich, but there was a rather amusing episode where my veteran troops managed to fail an orders test and fubar twice in a row proceeding to "brass up" a nearby friendly infantry section in a blue on blue moment, to the point where it became ineffective due to casualties almost broke and ran which pretty much sealed my fate.

 Bennett's tank crosses my line of ambush and explodes
 (probably the only high point of the German effort)

Any way that's all for now back to the plains of Alberta to play with 1:1 tanks and infantry, while my painting is at a stop my buying continues via ebay and the very good Element games web store, so there will be lots to paint when I eventually get home.

Oh and my paint station got a nice revamp for the new house.

Be back soon 


Thursday, 3 July 2014

Mostly bolt action

Well another change of pace for me, I've finally started to get my German Heer starter army started. For the first time I've decided to try the army painter system and I'm quite happy with the results.

Germans Assembled

Halfords grey spray undercoat 

Base colours done

Strong tone dip

Dry sprayed with the anti shine matt spray to remove the gloss finish

Based up with some army painter brown battle ground and a few swamp tufts to finish them off 20 more and I'm done. over all happy with the results and the whole process is a fair bit quicker than painting the regular way.

This month I also won my third ever 40k tournament at war torn in scarborough last weekend, a nice KR multicase for my troubles. great fun and some very nice games and some awesome scenery.  I think it's probably my last ever 6th edition tourney next stop is the 2 day summer solstice event at york garrison (tickets still currently available at

Last but not least here's some dragons painted by a 17 year old Dave almost 22 years ago in 1994

Anyway it's a busy month for me so may be a while until the next blog.

Be back soon 


Monday, 23 June 2014

mostly been moving house

Well the last month has been spent moving house and so you can imagine painting has taken a back burner for the most part I have managed to paint a few things and play in a couple of tourneys, and after the lackluster effect 7th edition seems to have had on me I've also bought into a couple of new games systems(battletech and bolt action).  Well any way heres a few photos from my last month in gaming. 


My first house Davion Mechs 

Yorkshire open final 

My best army award from Yorkshire open (thanks guys)

Restricted access tourney at Sanctuary games.

My 1500 pts force 

Threes required...

(best army award went to the above army )

Next on the painting list a new (old) landraider redeemer  

Well that's all for now be back soon