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, 19 August 2018

The Other Partizan

This weekend saw a run down to Newark and The Other Partizan shown along with James, Martin and Steve. We made a weekend of it , staying over and managed a few beers and curry. While sat outside drinking at The Prince Rupert we heard the unmistakable sound of a merlin engine and on looking up we say the distinctive shape of a Spitfire as it flew straight over us - a good start to the evening.

We were playing with my Sudan collection, giving a number of new units a first run out .

The Egyptians were at one end with a supply column , and the British at the other end - running short on supplies.

The Egyptian column advances

Mahdsist move in on the British garrison

Mahdists move out from the oasis area toward the Egyptians

Time for a spot of tea...

The Gardner gun did bloody murder! no jams this time!

Brits casualties begin to mount

The Egyptians deploy all the fire they can..

Those pesky Egyptian lancers are about again..

to get more fire power the British expand their lines

a fire sight! 

The mahdist did some damage to both the Egyptiand and the Brits , but their morale was incredibly fragile and broke at every opportunity pretty much , and at that the day was over! 

We had a visit from Ray and Postie who had ventured north for a change - nice to see you both. There was lots a conversation with table visitors as well. 

There were , as usual a number of excellent looking games , too many to do photographic justice too. 

The stash

I picked up a pack of a4 ferro sheet, and matt varnish. For a Sudan lead pile stock up 3 packs of Foundry mounted infantry, another Egyptian gun, a box of British infantry, a Flashman figure, and Gordon at Khartoum vignetter piece. James gifted me a bunch of 6mm Leven miniatures building , most industrial design to expand the terrain bits for the modern collection

I also picked up from a pre order from Sally Forth or Really Useful Box inserts , as I am rationalising storage arrangements for the WW2 project at the moment

All in all , a great weekend. 


  1. beat me to the punch. top weekend

    1. it was indeed. helped firm up on some home-brew rules too

  2. Top day Dave and good to see you

  3. Outstanding photography for a wargame report. Love it.

  4. Great pics of the game and a decent haul of loots :)

    I suspect the Spit you saw was on its way home from the Biggin Hill Air Show

  5. Wonderful looking game Dave- those Egyptians look sensational.

    1. Thanks Carlo.. few more new additions being planned too.

  6. Superb! Bravo to you Dave for putting on such a great spectacle.

    1. ThankscCurt . It is nice to see lots on the table

  7. Wow that looks absolutely amazing mate! Well done Pasha Docherty!

  8. Looks wonderful, so many beautiful figures, terain and buildings! Great pictures, such as Brits casualties, adding a lot to the atmosphere...

    1. Thanks , it’s nice to be at a point where the vignettes can be done

  9. Excellent looking game. I missed the show due to other commitments...maybe next year!

  10. Another amazing looking game Dave, sounds like a blast!

  11. Looks stunning Dave - another great effort!

  12. A beauty of a game Dave, it looked even better in the flesh (lead) as well. Great to have a chat as well.

    1. Cheers Ray, great to catch up with you and Postie ..


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.

15mm Terrain bits
15mm WW2 Germans

On the PREPATION table.
28mm Sudan.

15mm Napoleonics .