And so it began...

My intention for this blog is for it to be a record of my gaming experiences, trials, tribulations and painting and modelling efforts.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Reading recomendation

Still have a bad back from Karate so bending over painting is out for the time being. Thought I would go to the library and see what I could find. Looking amongst the napoleonics section I came across this fascinating book, 'A Model Victory' by Malcom Balen.

It tells the story of a British soldier and model maker who, several years after the battle of Waterloo, was commissioned to make a model of the battle. He gathers together hundreds of stories from those that fought there in a bid to find the true crisis point and turning point of the battle so he could reflect that in his model. The probelm for him becomes who actually won the day - Wellington's forces or Blucher's Prussions? In his fight for the truth he has to fight the British establishment and Wellington himself. Only read two chapters but finding it fascinating stuff.

Kitsune greens for Bushido

Showed you the concept art for Kitsune earlier now here we have the greens. First time we see an actual fox which is what she changes from. This game has the potential of becoming very very cool.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

New greens for Bushido

Wow check these out the greens for Nezumi. Like the rats. Starts in little rat swarm form then bingo big bad rat!! Apparently the Nezumi comes with 3 rat swarms in the blister.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011


Been a bit quiet last few days due to a back injury suffered at Karate so no painting to show.
Had a couple of Malifuax games at the weekend with my Hoffman crew for a win and a loss. Interesting crew to play very different to my other crews. Hoffman is very reliant on synergy with the other models in his crew particulary the Peacekeeper (I borrowed my mates PK for the games).
Speaking of the Peacekeeper, mine turned up today at Aargon Hobbies. Lots of bits just about need an instruction manual to assemble it. Can't wait to get home tonight and plan my conversion.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Bushido concept art

For those Temple of Ro-Kan players out there here is the concept art for the next release for the spiritual guardians and followers of the enlighten path, The Kitsune.
Very interesting and not what I expecetd when I heard whispears about this fox girl. I figured it would be a girl that turns into a fox like the child monk and gorilla will be so two seperate figures. The temple of Ro-Kans connection to the animal world goes alot further than many expected. I sense some history between her and the nezumi. Time will tell...

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Upcoming release for Bushido

Behold the art for Nezumi, the upcoming release for the Cult of Yurei.
"Nezumi is a twisted and tortured creature, able to switch his form. One moment a lowly rodent the next a horrifying hybrid of man and beast"
Can't wait to see the actual model.

Hoffman crew done

Finished now just waiting for Ryle and Peacekeeper to show up which will allow me to play up to 40ss. Have a cool conversion planned for the Peacekeeper.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

My Bucket list

When I first started playing with miniature tactical devices (or toy soldiers) I had lots of airfix napoleonic figures. I loved the character and background of the Napoleonic era. The one thing that held me back was finding a rule set that did not involve having a degree in quantum physics and maths to play. Last year Andrew from Hobby Hub introduced me to Lasalle and finally I was hooked. Naturally I then went out and brought a whole army (from Perrys in the UK). Problem is there are alot of figures to paint and it is something I have struggled with. One of the reasons for this blog is to make me more accountable to finishing this army and as the title above suggests it is something I really want to achieve.

Anyway here is what I have done so far. Only one battalion done and I think I need to have seven!! Not happy with the basing for my commander too boring so will look at rebasing him.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Hoffman done.

The finished product. The rest of his crew well on the way with abit of luck all done tonight.
I ordered the Peacekeeper and Ryle through James at Aargon Hobbies. They should compliment the contents of the box set nicely and allow me to play up to about 35ss with my Hoffman crew.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Cupboards and paint stations

Thought I would give you a little look at my cupboard of figures. I have a whole lot of AT-43 models but they have been packed away to allow me some space. Besides that game has crashed as well. Rackham are a disaster. Don't get me started on the ditching of the original Confrontation... which was surely one of the best games ever, the figures were stunning. If you look hard enough you can see my Wolfen and Cadwallon figures in there.
Here is a close up of my FSA Dystopian Wars fleet. Cool game.

And finally this is my painting station. Highly mobile and very messy. Takes me a while to find the paint pot I want. I use a mixture of Vallejo and GW paints. Would just use all Vallejo but up until now we had lacked a supplier. Luckily a local bloke who has his own gaming supply business has got some in. Well done Andrew from Hobby Hub.  

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Bushido teasers

Check these pics out. The temple of Ro-Kan are the Kung Fu monk faction.

Here is a model of the child monk and gorilla. Very nice indeed.


It is my intention to put up all my Malifaux gangs but thought I would share what I am currently working on. Got the Hoffman box set last week and after getting them assembled managed to put some paint onto them. Not finished yet probably needs a wash and more highlights and of course the bases need painting.


This gaming system has just been released in the UK by a company called GCT Studios
Bushido is an oriental fantasy tabletop miniature battle game for two players. Each player commands a force of no more than a handful of individuals, represented by 32mm metal miniatures. Bushido falls into the ‘skirmish game’ category.  A typical game of Bushido takes between one and two hours to play.
At this stage only the quick start rules are avaliable but the good news is they are free and can be downloaded as a PDF
I have played three games of it now and found it great. The combat system reminds me of the old confrontation rules and the alternative model activation allows for great tactical game play.
Currently there are four factions which can be summed up briefly as:
Prefecture of Ryu - Samurai
Temple of Ro-Kan - Kung Fu monks
The Savage Wave - Monsters
Cult of Yurei - Undead
I hope to get some models ordered soon.