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, 21 May 2017

Partizan 2017 - part 1

Its been a great weekend. I took a trip down to Newark to run a large Sudan game with Martin and Steve from the Old Guard club. Martin and I overnighted and met up with Simon Miller and friends for an evening of gamers chat , a curry and beers . This morning we set up the game and let the fun commence.

My new 12x6  Tiny Wargames mat turned up this week so it got its first run out , along with a lot of new units completed during the winter.

The main British camp
the heliograph team signal back... enemy advancing....
Scots Guards and New South Wales artillery-  time to man the barricade
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The Naval Brigade stand too
A straggling column of Egyptians appear
The sound of the Mahdist drums beating begins  ... ominously ...




24 comments:

  1. Great to hear that you are back alley and the set up looks absolutely tremendous!

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  2. What a great looking game. Are you coming to Colours with it?

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    1. Thanks .it won't be at any southern shows this year , I need to change out my transport to carry it all . I aim be at the other Partizan and Battleground this year.

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  3. Splendid looking game Dave sorry I missed all the fun...😢

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    1. With the VBCW game right next door you would have had a blast. Next time hopefully

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  4. What a spectacular table! Amazing...

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    1. Thanks... it does get so what busier later in the battle! Just wait for part 2

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  5. It was a superb looking game and full credit for the work put in.

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  6. Looks great. Any problems with the mat company? As the space mats have caught my eye.

    Read a book the other day that showed the cable-laying teams for the Army telegraph. The pictures were very interesting and the wagons with their cable drums and wire suspension tools should be translatable to the tabletop with a little conversion. Certainly would add something different to a Sudan table - especially since the 'natives' kept robbing the wire to make ornamental jewelry.

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    1. Ah yes I found pictures of that too ... it's on the the do list..

      We got the scenario build way better this time .. it really worked.. there are some cracking shots from the latter part of the battle coming up.

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    2. If its any use:-
      Pigeon to packhorse: illustrated story of animals in army communications
      Harfield, Alan
      ISBN: 0948251425, 9780948251429

      Mentioned to Martin that this table looked a lot better than at Hammerhead, imho. There was too much terrain in the previous game and it, possibly, took too much away from the miniatures. The best photos from Hammerhead are probably of the Square, where most of the terrain was pushed to the outsides of the shot. Love the palm trees btw.

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    3. thanks Roy... I will check that out

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  7. Ah, desert drums! Very bad, when drums stop, very bad. Why? Time for bass solo...

    Love the balloon :-) .

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    1. Cheers.. oh yes the drums stopping is bad.

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  8. Tiny Wargames product is good. However I have in the past ordered three mats at different times. All were late arriving...

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    1. Yes there can be delay , especially on a bespoke one , as they come direct from a manufacturer Bulleye Priniting Slough , mine took about 3 weeks which was in line with expectation

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  9. Absolutely magnificent mate! The new train looks amazing and is clearly going to be a centrepiece for years to come.

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    1. Cheers Millsy . You take some of the credit for sending me the book.. I think you will enjoy the next post .. that's got even bigger battle scenes!

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  10. Wonderful looking game Dave and the mat is pretty bloody good. Great yo see so many of your new units out and on all the blogs I have read detailing their own reviews of Partizan your Sudan game gets a great report.

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  11. A feast for the eyes Dave, well done!

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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
10mm ACW

On the PREPATION table.
10mm Mamelukes

In the PLANNING
Death in the Dark continent stuff