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 26 November 2023

Gaming - Battleground show

 This weekend saw our group meet up for our regular contribution at the Battleground show in Stockton on Tees. This show is well run and organised by guys at Pendraken and it continues to increase in numbers attending . 

We were putting on a fictional game from the War of the Spanish Succession using one of our guys collection of “paper boys” from the Peter Dennis/Andy Callan books published by Helion. 

Initial set up in the morning mists around the village of Papier Mache . 

We had some good chats with people who were surprised by how effective the figures were especially “en masse”.

We also encouraged some youngsters to throw some dice across the day too - they seemed to enjoy it . 

The French took the town and the supplies held there 

Stash for the days was limited as I hadn’t really gone with a shopping list and I have plenty of stuff in the to do pile - but when does that stop us usually.  . Some paints , some bases , and I picked up a few painted 15mm buildings for the WW2 collection from the bring and buy.


  1. I really enjoyed your game, the paper figures are very effective, so well done.

  2. Looks great Dave! Sounds like a great show too.

  3. Good looking game Dave, I noticed those buildings but have recently purchased quite a few which need painting anyway a good buy 👍