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 23 August 2020

ACW - a bit of Pickett’s Charge gaming

 I have been topping up the ACW collection in the last few weeks and have completed just over 450 CSA figures which gives me decent sized armies now for both sides . We had played Regimental Fire & Fury previously which are fine if a bit slow. I had picked up the Picketts Charge set last year so I thought it’s time to give it a run out - albeit solo today - as  hopefully we are back to some face to face club gaming in September with the Old Guard mob so I have offered to run a game with them. I thought it played well . Few more turns to do through this week.

The scenario is the introduction one in the rules book at Antietam and the sunken road.

I still have cavalry to do for both sides . Martin has given me another brigade worth of painted  stuff for the Union which I will rebase for consistency . And there is still some capacity in the Sally 4th RUB MDf inserts so might as well fill em!

Anyway a few shots of toys 

Tuesday 4 August 2020

Bootleggers - A first game

Finally managed a face to face game this week. Martin C popped over to the cave . We had decided to try and actually do something with the  Bootlegger collection. I have all the figures painted for that and have done for 6 years. I don’t though have enough city terrain pieces - mind I do have them in the MDF mountain o’ shame - so they will get some attention this winter now. 

We set up the location for the “still” and the stock of booze - out in the woods. The police and G-Men were out to enforce the Volstead Act. I broke out a scratch built farmstead building that also hasn’t seen much use from  the Old West collection .

We used the basic rules from Old West system , with some tweaks for automatic weapons and Tommy Guns . And less granular detail on wounds . It did play really well . I will get the tweaks written up for another run out. I have ordered a couple of bespoke card decks from Artscow to create stuff specifically for this collection

We ended engrossed with the games I forgot to take more pictures . We played two games with Martin winning both as the Police and then the Bootleggers. So at least it proved it was balanced for a thrown together scenario . 

And just a reminder of some of the city stuff I have ..