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, 1 July 2018

Sudan - Big Game On

One  of the drivers for the Sudan project has always been the recreation of games from my youth that were put on by Peter Gilder at the Wargames Holiday Centre and appeared in various publications of the time . Well after 6 years work I am finally giving the full game a run out at old friend Mark Freeth’s WHC over the first weekend of October. Of course I still have a few bits and bobs left to finish off - and this will be a good deadline to get those items done. I will also be at The Other Partizan in August with some of the guys from the Old Guard group , so hopefully the will give some elements of the game a run out too .

Yes I know they didn’t carry standards in the Sudan , but hey it’s my army!
Really looking forward to this .

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  1. Stunning photo. Looks like game will be a visual feast!

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    1. Cheers Lee. Indeed, a feast of eye candy..

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    1. Cheers... defiantly river game for Partizan

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  3. Exciting a BIG game 😜

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  4. Agreed! A stirring scene.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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  5. What I wouldn't give to be at the WHC for that!

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    1. There will be plenty of pictures and video!

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  6. Really very exited about this.

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  7. Wonderful to hear Dave and especially looking forward to seeing the games, pictures and video.

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    1. Thanks for the help and inspiration Carlo

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  8. Stand out stuff, Dave. An outstanding collection :-)

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  9. Looking forward to the photographs and the chance to see it in person.

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  10. My congratulations on getting that beast of a project so close to the finish line. If I ever make it to your part of that island I‘d really love to get a game in.

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    1. Nick.. you will be more than welcome

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  11. I'm sure it's a very rewarding feeling to see all your hard work come to fruition. Congrats and enjoy your big game!!

    Christopher

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  12. Outstanding Dave! You must be very stoked to feature your collection in this kind of setting. I wish I could make it out for that - it's going to be an amazing event.

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    1. Ah indeed I am . Plenty of photographs to come too

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  13. Shame I would never be able to manage the WHC, but see you at the Other Partizan and probably bump into you a few times in Antwerp if you’re going.

    You could of course give your game a run out at The Burrow πŸ˜œπŸ€”

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    1. Sounds like a plan. Should be at Antwerp as well, just as a punter .

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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
WW2 15mm Americans
28mm Sudan Dhows

On the PREPATION table.
10mm ACW

In the PLANNING
28mm WW2 US Marines