Showing posts with label pictures. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pictures. Show all posts

Monday, 8 September 2014

Gladiator Eye-Candy

A few pictures of some of the gladiatorial bouts I've played this weekend, testing new and modified rules for 'Munera Sine Missione'. The figures are (or were) from Gladiator Miniatures, Ral Partha, Wargames Foundry, Black Tree Designs and Shadowforge Miniatures.

The barbarian spearman Xanthus faces Gannicus (a straight sword and shield gladiator).

Another sword and shield gladiator, Crixus, fights the Nubian barbarian Apollo.

Crixus fights Herminia and her two swords.

The retiarius Cupido fights the secutor Astinax.

Another retiarius in action - Valentinus. He fought Murannus in a duel that took them from one side of the arena to the other and left them both exhausted. Murannus triumphed in the end, however.

Finally here's Murannus fighting the barbarian archer Toxaris. She slowed him with a well-aimed arrow, then drew her dagger to finish him off.

All being well, Victor and I will be showcasing 'Munera Sine Missione' at MOAB at the beginning of October, so pop in and see us if you're around in Sydney at that time.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

A Blast From The Past - Pichincha Refight

I was tidying up my PC today, and came across these pictures from 2003.  They are of a refight of the 1822 Battle of Pichincha, using 'Principles of War'. A lot of it was made up; I didn't have a detailed map or order of battle, but I seem to recall that the games was OK, even if PoW never really fitted the bill for this particular conflict.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

6mm Mexican Adventure Figures

I found these pictures on my Flickr stream (and with over 9000 pictures on it, going back eight years, I really do find lost things sometimes). They were taken back at the beginning of 2006, and show a game of 'Principles of War' using my 6mm Mexican Adventure figures. I thought I'd post them here to show the figures being used en masse.

Mexican Imperial Infantry

More Imperials,  with some Austrians

A Republican attack

Republican Infantry are outflanked.

Imperial Lancers

Mexican and Austrian Cavalry attack  Republican Infantry
A of the figures are from Irregular Miniatures, mostly from their dedicated Maximilian Adventure range, but with odds and ends from the US-Mexican War and Franco-Prussian War ranges as well.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Salute 2012

Not a title I thought I'd post, living as I do some 10,000 miles from the UK's largest wargames event. Needless to say, I didn't attend this year. Indeed I haven't attended for several years, although I did from time to time when I lived in sunny Staines.

So why am I posting about Salute?

Well, lots of people have blogged about their personal Salute experience and favourite games, but they haven't shown everything. You can find those posts by clicking on my profile and trawling through the various blogs I follow. Or use Google. The first way's more fun, though.

However I knew that there was a South American Liberation game running this year (Ayacucho, 1824) and really wanted to see pictures. But none of my regular blogs mentioned it. So I resorted to Google, and found what I was looking for.

Here's a specific post on the game from History in 1/72.

But, even better, here's photos showing just about every game and trade stand at Salute 2012:

Page One
Page Two
Page Three

There's some real gems in there. Aside from more pictures of the Ayacucho game I was pleased to see a battle from the delightfully obscure Sonderbund War of 1847, as well as what seems to be a fusion of the classic board game 'Thunder Road' with Captain Scarlet. The giant monster game looked fun (and the photos seem to include a shot of the rules used) and I was thrilled to see my old club, The Staines Wargamers, featured as well; theirs is the Pear Harbour game.

So, for those of you who, like me, couldn't make Salute, trawl through the pictures and see what you were missing.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Back To The Eighties

I thought I'd try my hand at a meme. This one is from FightingFantasist:

"Your last 5 blogposts are the contents of a gaming zine you wrote single-handedly in the 1980s, photocopied on the local library photocopier or via indulgence of an office-working parent and sold on to around a dozen people at a loss. This zine has the same title as your blog. Invent an issue number and cover price.

From somewhere rip off a suitable black and white illo (you want colour? print the cover on coloured paper you damned show-off) and fake up a cover page for this zine referring to contents inside. Bonus points for using period typewriter fonts and artistic filters to degrade the quality. Obviously if you have access to a photocopier and scanner you can start playing with distressing the paper and doing a proper illegible photocopy reproduction rather than faking it as I did. Then post on your blog for all to see."

And here it is - a 1980s copy of 'The Stronghold - Rebuilt':

The dragon illustration is by Ian Andrew Eldridge and the paper texture with authentic stains is by Peter Harris. Thanks to both of them for putting an appropriate Creative Commons licence on their work. The whole thing was assembled in Photoshop Elements 8.

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