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.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Wings of Glory game and updates

This weekend saw a meet up of the Old Guard group - there were a few games with people chucking sticks at each other , and I took my WW2 Wings of Glory collection.

Over the course of the day we played 5 games , with a few different scenarios - we were using all the standard rules , which everyone was picking up well.

The final game pitted 3 ME109'S and 2 Stukas , against 2 Spitfires and 2 Hurricanes
Fighters lead the way
My Stukas get bounced , and try to evade the RAF... where are my defending fighter!

There was a real swirling dogfight , and a Spitfire went down very early, one of the Hurricane pilots was wounded
Ian (ME109) and James (Hurricanes) plot their moves

Martin pretends to escort my Stukas .. there will trouble back at base tonight!

James with the luckiest Hurricane ever - he kept getting hit , but picked out zero damage chits! but we got him in the very end - just as he downed my Stuka!

One of my Stukas  was shot down - the other limped home with engine trouble and wounded pilot!

Great games - and a few people now in search of their own planes . 

I got hime to find a delivery - a Lancaster and ME110 night fighter! 

I have also picked up a nice beach mat from Deepcut studios and started some work on the D Day stuff with a coupe of gun emplacements. The order for 6 Higgins boats, 3 LCMs, and the assault infantry  has just turned up .. so plenty in the pipeline to keep me busy.


  1. Yeah, rather annoyed to have missed another Wings of Glory game at Scruton. As I say, I've still not played either of the rules sets. Still, painted up what I needed to for the Salute display, but I'd rather have been there.

  2. Now what's not to like about this?! What fabulous fun and I can't wait to see the Lancaster in action. My word the D-Day mat looks amazing too.

  3. Who made that amazing aerial combat gaming mat?


Work in hand


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.

28mm Sudan
28mm Necromunda

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

WW2 D Day game