The Random Ramblings Of A Wargamer And Painter (OHQ Painting Service) Of Associated Miniatures





Thursday, 20 April 2017

Olaf Nonomberssen

A work in progress pic of the Footsore Miniatures Viking Warlord figure. A test post really to try uploading pics on the IPad with latest updates downloaded.
And it is no better, still locking up. Oh well.
Think you will agree it is a fine looking figure.

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

One Day, Two Battles

Yesterday Dave and I revisted the Dark Ages, we used an amended version of the Dark Age rules in Neil Thomas's, One Hour Wargames book. I also chose a scenario from the book, the British started with two units on a hill, with another four coming on table in turn two, the Saxons would have all six units from the start. The objective was to be in sole possession of the hill by turn fifteen, the Saxons started with a full on assault of the hill, with further units skirting the side to engage the relief force when they entered the table. The rules, even with the AMW Yahoo Group mods lived up to the title, Baldinus and British securing victory in around 45 minutes, we decided to have lunch and then play another game.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Of Fighters And Farmers

I have done two more Romano-British and Saxons, these will fill the gaps on another movement tray, and also give six bases a side for a game using Neil Thomas One Hour Wargames rules. However we will use the modifications for the Dark Age rules off the AMW Yahoo groups site.
I have also painted two farmers to inhabit the the growing buildings and terrain related stuff for the period.
The fighters are the ever brilliant Footsore Miniatures, Bill T really captures the feel of the Dark Ages, the characterisation and the very stance of the figures just do it for me. I have had my eye on the Irish range for sometime and with the current deal I finally succumbed, they can be allies or enemies of my Romano-Brits, sans the Fianna with Danish axes or fight Dave's Anglo-Saxons or Normans, if you spend £35 or more this month you also get a free Viking warlord from the upcoming Viking range, the figure is stunning and is already primed ready to receive paint. Bill has nailed it once again with this figure, he stands Danish axe in hand his fur cloak blowing in the wind while he grips the strap of his shield which is strapped across his back, the miniature exudes menace despite his pose, it bodes well for the rest of the range, which is due for release later this year I believe.
The farmers are Foundry Casting Room Miniatures Germans, but they will do for me.
Told you it was Blogger wasting my time David, but no more.

I Give Up

Totally pissed off with blogger, have been trying to upload pics for a post today without success, I had similar problems with the last post. Even using other devices I had the same problems.
Thank you everyone for the kind comments and support over the last few years. I shall revert to Facebook, I know several folks avoid it like the plague, I have myself. But one must move with the times I suppose. For those who do, my page is Phil Ohq Painting.

Thank you and goodbye.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Enclosed In The Dark Ages

With the upcoming Dark Ages game after the Easter break I went to find out my PMC buildings, now available from Caliver at a more premium price than the old give away one, don't know how they did it.
In the box was two Grand Manner enclosures, I had collected these from Dave Bodley at Salute, we have not been for the last two years so that was three years ago at least, could be longer, but three sounds about right.
Time they were painted, so I have set too and done them, for something to cower behind on Tuesday.
 
The crow on the post is off a Foundry ancient German women's staff.

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