Picking up those brushes again.

Hi and welcome to the occasional mutterings of Dave Doc, a military modeller and some time gamer. Gaming and model making has given me a real education, History & Geography(obvious really), Artistry, Politics, Economics, Logistics, Project Management -you try building miniature armies without the last 3.

I will use the blog to record my creations & the odd occasion I actually do some gaming.

I have always been inspired by the aesthetic side of gaming. Playing on well constructed terrain using excellently painted units is always a joy.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Gaming - Franco Prussian War - Battle of Worth

Today saw another gathering for the Old Guard Group. This time John had dusted of his 15mm FPW collection and had set up the battle - The Battle of Wörth, also known as the Battle of Reichshoffen or as the Battle of Frœschwiller, refers to the second battle of Wörth, which took place on 6 August 1870 in the opening stages of the FPW. This was played on a 12x6 table using Black Powder with some rule tweaks so firing occurred first , then movement. Plus characteristic changes for superior Prussian gunnery, and better French rifle fire. 

The battle saw one French corps vastly outnumbered trying to hold out.. it went to the last turn.. but being outnumbered 3 to one took its toll. MartinC and I were French against JamesM and Peres tuetonic hordes. 


Anyway here the battle shots. 



Pussians to the eft , French to right


centre of the French lines


French corps artillery reserve


Bavarians






The initial Prussian assault - which is repulsed , but at cost


Bavarians capture the wood 


quieter at the the other end - but marching is heard


t
Wurtemurgers arrive

It was a really good game . it ran down to wire- the French just ran out troops and were overwhelmed 

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Wings of Glory - 1940 RAF Defiants and Battles

I have added some more planes to my 1/200th 1940 RAF collection.  These are by Dave at Armaments in Miniatures - and are great little resin casts. Really enjoyed painting these. I have also now sourced a host of acrylic propeller spinners and have started adding these to planes in the collection.

A pair of Boulton Paul Defiants 


Let’s hope the bandits are behind us! 





Next up a pair of Fairey Battles 



Work in hand

The RULES!

No more than 3 things on the PAINTING table at once. Nothing new added until something is finished.

PREPARATION work is done when I don't fancy detail painting. Cleaning up, converting, undercoating etc.

PLANNING is expressions of interest or things that have inspired me to be created with no definite timescale as yet.


On the PAINTING TABLE
28mm Sudan
28mm Necromunda

On the PREPATION table.
28mm Sudan
15mm WW2 Landing craft
1/200 ME262

In the PLANNING
WW2 D Day game