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.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

ACW - Battle of Stones River

Last weekend saw another get together of the loose association that is the Old Guard gaming group. We were playing another ACW battle , this time with further increased forces as some of the guys had been busy with the brush.  I am really enjoying the visual effect of the 10mm where we can get a decent amount on the table

The heat of battle!
Angus, John, Stewart, Stig and Pete - Martin and James were playing a ww2 game too.

The initial reb assault on my position took the fence line !

further down along the fence line was dig leg lined with union troops 


extended line on the flank with my freshest unit against Angus's troops 


Union reserve arrives to bolster my failing units

More union troops advance

Union forces mass to assault the hill .



Certainly getting a good visual effect "en masse"

the ammo wagon is urgently needed


a tough fight for the hill - it ended pretty much a draw!
Overall a great days gaming.

I am looking forward to attending the Crisis show in Antwerp next week and meeting up with a number of people - oh and of course getting some new shiny things!


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 French Naploeonics
15mm WW2
1/200 me262

On the PREPATION table.
28mm Sudan
15mm WW2
28mm Necromunda

In the PLANNING
WW2 D Day game