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 15 July 2018

Some new bits - FFL

I have recently picked up some ready painted French Foreign Legion via Colonel Bills -Stu was selling his store ones as he is no longer stocking the range. I don't often buy painted figures , as I nearly always end up wanting to do something with them myself - but in this case a really good job has been made of them.

They had been done by Andy Singleton from Volleyfire Painting I believe.- very nice they are
There are 24 figures in the unit. They are by Unfeasibly Miniatures - a range which seem a bit problematic when it comes to them actually being sold! I have acquired a few packs in the past (languishing in the lead pile) and picked up few more from Stu from his end of range stuff. So I reckon I have all I will ever need - honest.

There were also a few Tuaregs for the opposition to so I got those too. 

I have also acquired a new desert cloth from Tinywargamest o add to the two I already have . this one is 24feet x 3 feet .. and is for the the big game at the WHC. along with some printed 6 foot desrt  track sections you can see along side it. 

Currenltyfolded in 3 8 foot lengths to let the various folds flattened out .  

apart fro the I am embarking on a good tidy up of the man cave , ready for the work I need to complete for the Sudan collection - boats mainly!

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 .