Sunday, 16 December 2012

Toy style pre-Dreadnoughts.

 After purchasing a sheet of balsa wood I surfed the net looking for ideas on making some battleship models.
I found many good ideas but the one I liked the most was by Jim Duncan, here is a link, so I shamelessly copied him. Thanks Mr. Duncan.
 Movement uses the templates in the picture above.
 And shooting uses cotton wool balls thrown at a target template.

 I chose to make British and Russian vessels.They aren't as good as Mr. Duncans though, he has far more artistic talent.
 I gleaned as much as I could from his blog regarding the rules and had much fun lobbing the cotton wool around.
 HMS Thunder takes a hit!.
HMS Tempest steams ahead.

I intend to make some more ships in a couple of weeks.

Friday, 14 December 2012

More Pacific Ships.

 Musashi, Shinano and Yamato.
 Iowa, Enterprise and Missouri.

 USS Enterprise 1944 scheme.
The Musashi, I had to carve away many of the AA guns from the Yamato model.

I've still got the planes to do. Then I might get a game with them.

I could do with some lighter vessels.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Battle Fleet : Pacific a beginning.

 USS Iowa in the foreground and USS Missouri. Revell models.

 IJNS Yamato.

More to come...

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Song of blades and heroes - more Ganesha goodness.

I threw together five small war bands today and had some fine games.

 Nanoc's barbarians, likely lads.
 The Zuagiri.
 The Gorgon.
 The Aquilonians.
 The Demon.
 The Aquilonian assassin lies in wait.
 Ooh, er...
 Top of the heap.
 Snakes in the sand.
 Battle amidst the ruins.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

A Song of Drums and Shakos game tonight.

Here are some posed shots after a game tonight involving a French force escorting a wagon being attacked by Shaw and his riflemen.

 I copied the idea of using measuring sticks sized to fit 40mm models for my 28mm and I also copied the red, white and blue paint job from this site.   Canister and Grape blog

A fine rule system this and very suitable for solo play.