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.

Saturday, 2 July 2022

Gaming - ACW - Battle of Glendale. Alter of Freedom.

We played another game using the Alter of Freedom rules . This time the Battle of Glendale which sees McClellan’s army already in retreat with the baggage that is being persued by Jackson on one flank , and Lee and Longstreet are about to arrive on the other . It would turn out to be another great game . Table  was 10x6  with 6 of us playing.

Ian , commanding Sedgewicks division- managed to roll 6 after 6 for units - utterly blunting Lee’s attack and  keeping the road clear 


Martin contemplates the unfolding Confederate attack - and wonders why it’s not working! 
Lee’s flank attack with 11 brigades against the thinly held Union line - all they need to do is capture the road to block the escape of the baggage. 
Jackson’s units attempt to cross the river via the bridge 

Outnumber Union units face off against Jackson

Ian and Stig battle it out - Union dice were hot, CSA were not . The Rebs called it a day on turn 5 of 7 , where they could just not get through the Union divisions - and the Union baggage was heading off table . 
Another good game . The Rebs could and should  have won on turn 2 or 3 as they easily outnumbered the defending units - but a turn of incredible defensive dice made the difference . 

We had 10 of us at the club meet - a record day . It was good to all meet up 

I am finally starting to get back to a little modelmaking and painting . I sustained an arm injury in January that is only just recovering - so it’s good to get back to it - nothing completed yet .


  1. it was a pretty but annoying battle. Rebs are crap

  2. Great looking game Dave glad you are easing back into hobby time đź‘Ť

    1. Cheers . It’s going to be a slow recovery - but a least I feel I am now making progress . Enjoying the gaming


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 .