perjantai 26. tammikuuta 2018

Stop the Press!!!! Painted miniatures during 2017 re-calculated

Am I living in Florida or what?

Because that's the place they typically don't get score right the first time...

During January I've published several "Armies on Parade" -blog posts and while doing that, I've re-calculated miniatures painted this year. I've also taken a slightly more relaxed approach to my calculation: if a mini has a few details not yet picked up with painting, but I consider it at least battlefield ready, I've added them to my calculation. Even with with that, there's still many many minis unfinished, some of them started last year, some earlier.

1st of January I reported in a blog post, that I had finished 309 miniatures last year, the truth is quite something else... guess how many?

Armies on Parade: Late Romans

My first army built and painted for 

Aetius & Arthur -Saga supplement

Armies on Parade: Great Northern War Russians & Saxons

The Arch enemy

Peter the Great's army with colors flying

lauantai 20. tammikuuta 2018

Bustling Saga activity in Finland

Saga Limes Campaign year 4, news on the 2nd edition, upcoming Saga-tournament...

Our club is at the moment bustling with Saga-activity, so this blog post gives you an overview of what's going on here in Helsinki, Finland. In this same package you'll also get what have I gathered on Saga 2nd edition and a battle report on my 4th game in our Saga Limes Campaign! Enjoy!

keskiviikko 17. tammikuuta 2018

Mythic Battles PANTHEON Unboxing

A huge package of Greek Mythos Goodiness arrived!

I was expecting a two part delivery from Northstar today. It arrived. I was totally blown away when I opened the other (the bigger one) and found an insane amount of Kickstarter Goods on the Mythic Battle Pantheon!

Read on to learn, what insane means in this particular case!

maanantai 15. tammikuuta 2018

Armies on Parade: Imperial Japanese Army for World War 2.

Banzai - Banzai - Banzai!!!

Mighty Japan!This is my second and largest Bolt Action force and the most triumphant so far: I won Bolt Action tournament with it. Several battles have been fought with them and more is coming with the New Guinea Campaign proceeding. 68 miniatures were finished for this army during 2017!
Note the new approach to basing 3 - 2 -1 to make small dioramas

torstai 11. tammikuuta 2018

Armies on Parade: Commonwealth forces in World War 2

British army without so many Brits

This project started long ago by painting a unit of Gurkhas, but with the release of Australian forces and New Guinea Campaign Book it really kicked of during 2017 and 53 models were either painted from the scratch or finished (more Gurkhas).

So far they've only fought one battle as a force, but more will certainly come this spring as we continue the New Guinea campaign. Read on see more pics of the army.

tiistai 9. tammikuuta 2018

Summary of Hobby Year 2017

A very active Year of Hobby again

What a great year of gaming indeed...

I've played almost 20 different systems (OK, one of them is a board game - Blood Rage, but it oo has cool minis to paint!) and played almost 70 games during the year! Read on learn more about my gaming year, painting results and how this blog has developed.

lauantai 6. tammikuuta 2018

Play testing Rebels & Patriots - new ruleset coming from Osprey

Games for French and Indian Wars 

& American War of Independence

Our friend Micke aka Dalauppror from Stockholm contacted me and asked if we'd like to play test draft rules he's working on with Daniel Mersey. Me and several others gamers from our Nopat & Taktiikka -club stood ready for action! It was quite easy for us, as we have played quite a lot of their previous rulesets like Lion Rampant and specially The Pikemans Lament (see my AAR's for the Russo-Swedish aka "Finnish War 1808"). 

Here's the announcement from Micke regarding this project. A small caption of it:

We are glad to announce that we (Daniel Mersey and Michael Leck) are once again teaming up with Osprey Games to bring you a new set of wargaming rules! 

Rebels and Patriots will be a set of easy to learn and fast-moving miniature wargaming rules offering you the chance to lead small armies of soldiers across the North American continent in the late eighteenth to mid-nineteenth centuries. The rules are written with a focus at conflicts on the North American continent from The French and Indian War (1754–1763), through The American War of Independence (1775-1783), War of 1812 (1812–1815), Texas Revolution (1835-1836), Mexican–American War (1846-1848), up to the American Civil War (1861-1865).

Read on to see the pics and learn about how we experienced the draft rule set.