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, 23 March 2014

A Call to Muster show

Yesterday saw the second outing of a local show "A Call to Muster" in Middlesbrough. I took the opportunity to take along the Old West collection and put on a participation game on the mean streets of Serenity - in fact my first games of the year. For simplicity I ran a few games of the 3.10 from Serenity scenario as I had not had a while load of time to work through some new ones so far this year. A couple of great games were had.

The lighting in the hall is very poor , giving a horrible yellow hue , which my limited photoshop skills can't fully correct. But here are some shots of the day

 Its all quiet in town

 The sheriff is looking our for trouble down at the miners camp
 The bounty hunter dodges the lawmen, the Pinkertons and Cowboys , and leads his prisoner down an alleyway heading for the train out of town
 But , no - It results in a 3 way ambush , the Bounty hunter , fells a Pinkerton behind him, then another wounded by him falls from the water tower - the Doctors attempt at aid only serving to send him on the way to St Peter. Another Pinkerton snuck up behind , and attempted to fill him full of lead, some shocking shooting , and out of ammo. It looked like the Bounty Hunter might get away. He heard a "click" and spun round to see the prisoners brothers hiding at the corner of a building - the gun pointed at him unleashed a hail of rounds - and down he went, A Fatal Gutshot - one of only 3 cards in the deck that the Bounty Hunters toughness could not reduce the effect of. The prisoner took the opportunity to pick up a gun and legged it away with his brother!

Interestingly there were a number of different re-enactment groups there. I took an opportunity to have a close look at the guys from the 7th Cavalry



Not much in the way of purchases tempted me. I have enough stuff to be getting on with in the lead pile. But i did pick up a new set of painted made by Scale75from Northumbrian Tin Soldier. So i will do a review when i have used them






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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
Sudan stuff

On the PREPATION table.
Sudan stuff

In the PLANNING
WW2 & modern micro armour