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

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Práctica Aguda 1937, The Prologue

Well sort of ;~) following last week's game at GHQ I was rather taken with the use of deployment points, akin to the jump off points in  Chain of Command, which I also like. I thought that I would incorporate them in our next game when using Bolt Action rules, indeed I have also used the Defence In Depth scenario from SP2. When an order dice is drawn the owner player can deploy a unit within 6" of its DP but must also be at least 12" away from any deployed enemy unit. The unit however cannot be given a move order and if given a fire order will count as moving.
Each side will dice for for the number of support points available as per the scenario, they will be spent on the support choices from CoC Espana support option lists.
A random event dice will be added to dice bag, when drawn a card will be drawn, from six drawn randomly from my stack of eighteen.

To be continued...............

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

I Antiochensium Sagittariorum

The latest addition to my third century Roman forces, the archers are  A & A Miniatures and the command  are Aventine Miniatures with Green Stuff trousers and long sleeves added.
Two fine companies to deal with by the way.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Rome V Goths

Pictures and brief narrative of our recent game using Kings Of War Historical rules.
 Initial moves, the Roman lanciarii can be seen routing in the distance, they took an instant dislike to the Goths shooting sharp pointy things at them.
 Goth cavalry attempt to turn the Roman flank
 They are countered by Roman Moorish Light Cavalry, who lived up to their sobriquet "Ferocious Moors"
 Roman Equites rout the first of the Goth cavalry
 Legionaries and Goth warriors clash in the centre, the Goths held initially.
 Both sides line up for the final clash.
 The rest of the Goth cavalry are routed
 Leaving the foot warriors at the mercy of Roman legionaries and auxillia
A Goth foot unit also breaks, spelling the end of the battle on the tenth turn of twelve

An enjoyable game but we both agreed that the Goths needed more numbers to stand a chance of winning,


Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Out Of The Dark

In case you are wondering I have not completely retreated into the Dark Ages here at OHQ, below are some recent additions to a couple of my other projects.
Spanish Civil War Foreign Legion Squad And Light Mortar, All Empress Miniatures 

A Light Mortar For The Republican Cause, Again Empress Miniatures

Great War Germans, From Left To Right Two Renegade Figures, Brigade Games And A Great War Miniatures MG08 Team
After our last Dark Age game Dave was keen to give the Kings Of War Historical rules a run out with the Goths and Romans, been away up in Scotland we did not want to fry our brains with any of this modern warfare :~)
Report to follow in due course.


Monday, 15 May 2017

Pics From Carronade 2017 Part II

First off I would like to thank the organisers and the folk who put on such splendid games and of course the traders who travel far and wide to provide for our needs. Carronade is a grand show indeed, all the games are of a fine standard and I have yet to come across any of the heads down. arses up bugger off we are trying to play brigade there, here's to 2018.
It was nice to meet fellow bloggers Colin and Matt, do check out their super blogs on the sidebar at some point, Carryings On Up The Dale and Wargames In The Dungeon respectively, well worth the click.
I decided to take more pics of the periods that interest me or games that particularly caught my eye, so I apologise to those whose games I have neglected, all were worthy of being snapped.
W.S.ofC.B's Battle of Morlaix 1342

Those Grand Manner Enclosures Are Popular

League Of Augsberg - Great Northern War

With Due Respect To Other Gamers But That's What You Call A Battery!

Westerhope Wargames SYW Game Using Prince August Home Cast Figures

SESWC WWII Aegean 1941, A Change From The Usual Theatres We See

I thought I had taken some of the splendid 42mm Spanish Civil War Game, they may be on the IPad, I will check and post them later. Here they are
Durham Wargames

Can't imagine anyone being interested in what I purchased but here you go -
Wildlife and bases from Warbases
WWII AB Russian Vehicle crew from Fighting15's
Footsore Miniatures Early Saxons and Romano Brits from Ainsty
Double dice holders from Pendraken
A pot of Vallejo Panzer Aces paint for a £1, bargain from ?
Four resin tree stumps from Coriatani
Not a lot but its Partizan next week after all 


Sunday, 14 May 2017

Pics From Carronade 2017 Part I

The first batch are exclusively from our chums Kevin and Peter's (AKA The Iron Brigade) rather splendid Wars Of The Roses game, which deservedly won the best demonstration game award.
The Scout

The Falling Knight

Brother Byleigh

The Arty Farty Pic

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Carronade 2017

Washed, dressed ready for breakfast and then off to the show, huzzah!


Pics to follow when back home, or later if the WiFi in the hotel decides to cooperate.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Another Day And Another Two Battles

With another busy Bank Holiday weekend, like buses we feel, we decided to play another small Dark Ages set too. This time we would use Kings Of War Historical, although intended for large mass battles I thought that they would do just as well for smaller engagements, though not lasting as long. There is no figure removal so I classed each base of figures as a 20 man unit in the rules, with the exception of the skirmishers who would be 10 man units. The first game was over rather quickly as I expected, so after lunch we played another game, the pictures below with captions will provide a brief narrative.
We really enjoyed the games, both flowed very smoothly in what was our first run out with the rules. We thought the dual morale levels was a rather neat mechanic, we will certainly use them again.
The Saxons Approach Ednas Ford

Penda Fudd Deploys His Troops

Saxon Archers Deploy On The Hill

To Fire On Their Counterparts And Will Annihilate Them In Two Turns!

Briton Archers Remain Food For The Ravens

Meanwhile Baldinus And Baldrick Stand Firm At The Ford, In Hindsight They Should Have Taken the Fight To The Enemy. Instead Wily Old Penda Was Able To Fulfil His Cunning Plan

Penda's Gedricht Taunt Baldinus's Commanipulares, Distracting Them

From The Flanking Saxon Duguth

With Another Advancing Through The Copse The Force Of Baldinus Is Surrounded. The Saxon Archers Put A Unit Of Milities To Flight Sealing The Saxon Victory.

Battle two, Arthur has arrived with a relief force, they have force marched so really should rest, but this will also enable Penda's force to rest and prepare also. Having got a grasp of the rules I got engrossed in the game and did not take any coherent photos of this game, below is a random selection.


Arthur's attack started off well, but Penda, not making Baldinus's mistake earlier surged forth to engage the British force, hand to hand combat threw back and forth, but the British were tired and even the intervention of Arthur himself could not stem the Saxon attack, Arthur himself being severely wounded was carried away by his horse. The British lost heart after that the game was over, another emphatic victory for Penda Fudd.