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Post-Disaster 28mm Dragoon Highlights

Quick hobby article.. had a great game of Black Powder showing the ropes to Rob, David (British players with 1 painted battalion apiece) and Christian (who is waiting for MDF bases for his French)    However, the footage for that game is on another machine, so instead, I decided to fix all the chips from a disaster that occured driving home from that game on Good Friday:

I had slammed on my brakes, and David and I could hear all my models jostling around the trunk.. So this is what 7 battalions all smashed together looks like!    I have already fixed all the damage (mostly bayonets) but figured why not start by highlighting my battalions as I fix paint chips?    I had initially just speed-painted these guys to get them playable.



These are how my whole army looks:  Blocked-in colours, a wash.  Thats it.  "good from far, far from good"  But this allowed me to play a whole Division vs Scott pretty quickly.




Command base, with white highlights, sky grey on the trousers, green and…
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SAGA: A Two Year Crusade

Getting into SAGA has been a long and complicated road. Over the past two years, I pushed to try out a game I had played at a gaming convention in 2015. With the majority of our group having played some sort of 'Fantasy' based game years and years ago (Warhammer something something), there was not a lot of appetite to get into anything resembling a fantasy based game again. With the several other gaming systems like Infinity (more like 'Unfunity') and Kings of War (magic Goblins FTW) failing to scratch the itch of either a fantasy, or skirmish based, reactionary game. The Dice Devils have decided to take on SAGA, buying and painting armies, it looks like we'll give it a shot!

SAGA Scotsmen Shield and Spear, Test model

Straight up, just a hobby post, here is my test model, from Footsore Miniatures a spear & shield Scotsmen for SAGA/ Frostgrave. Undercoated with a black brush on primer


Blocked out the main colors prior to a Army Painter Soft Tone wash.


Pleased with the model, just not the tartan.


Braveheart-esque blue facepaint.  I can't do Scotsmen of this time period and NOT do blue facepaint :)


Back side.

Quick vid as is the norm:





Cold Wars 2017 ECW To Kill a King Battle of Edgehill

Last Cold Wars 2017 post, I was away to sunny Mexico, so lets get back to cold soggy England, shall we?   Tristan and I got into a game of English Civil Wars, Battle of Edgehill, which had the first big battle between the Royalists (led by the sitting King Charles) vs the Parliamentarians led by the Earl of Essex.   As usual, pics then video at the end.  Enjoy!

The SAGA begins....

Last weekend I attended Cold Wars down in Pennsylvania along with Matt Varnish and PhantomRescue. We played different games, shopped for deals and had a good time nerding out with all things table top for 3 days. I decided to take the plunge and picked up SAGA - a historical table top skirmish wargame set in Europe's Viking Age (i.e. 793 AD to 1066 AD).

Why? Many reasons it would turn out. But initially it was the figures I saw for sale by Footsore Miniatures ( https://footsoreminiatures.com/ ). I met the sculptor (Bill Thornhill) and we got to chatting. Some of his handy work:



Cold Wars 2017 Walk-about and picture dump.

Tris and Matt trying to figure out how to not get crushed by my Purple Empire in 'Shogun'


Here is my walk-around pics of Saturday Cold Wars 2017.   Video at the bottom that gives probably a better description.  Enjoy.

Kickass Civil War table

Cold Wars 2017: Friday Team Yankee Game 14: Stem the Red Tide

Germany is the missing link to stem the Red Tide?

Hey guys, got a Cold Wars 2017 game of Team Yankee with Tom Mullane (aka Capt Echo) his Germans vs my Russkies.   We played encounter after a grueling doubles Version 3 Flames tournament in which we came away in 2nd place with Dingos, Deacons, Bishops, and trucked infantry!
As ever, the video bat-rep is at the end. He had 2 formations, Gepards, Marders,Luchs and infantry in one, and Leo's and BO-105s in the other.   He deployed infantry on the left side objective (crashed Cdn Huey)..