The Random Ramblings Of A Wargamer And Painter (OHQ Painting Service) Of Associated Miniatures





Sunday, 28 May 2017

Práctica Aguda 1937, The Prologue

Well sort of ;~) following last week's game at GHQ I was rather taken with the use of deployment points, akin to the jump off points in  Chain of Command, which I also like. I thought that I would incorporate them in our next game when using Bolt Action rules, indeed I have also used the Defence In Depth scenario from SP2. When an order dice is drawn the owner player can deploy a unit within 6" of its DP but must also be at least 12" away from any deployed enemy unit. The unit however cannot be given a move order and if given a fire order will count as moving.
Each side will dice for for the number of support points available as per the scenario, they will be spent on the support choices from CoC Espana support option lists.
A random event dice will be added to dice bag, when drawn a card will be drawn, from six drawn randomly from my stack of eighteen.

To be continued...............

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

I Antiochensium Sagittariorum

The latest addition to my third century Roman forces, the archers are  A & A Miniatures and the command  are Aventine Miniatures with Green Stuff trousers and long sleeves added.
Two fine companies to deal with by the way.


Thursday, 18 May 2017

Rome V Goths

Pictures and brief narrative of our recent game using Kings Of War Historical rules.
 Initial moves, the Roman lanciarii can be seen routing in the distance, they took an instant dislike to the Goths shooting sharp pointy things at them.
 Goth cavalry attempt to turn the Roman flank
 They are countered by Roman Moorish Light Cavalry, who lived up to their sobriquet "Ferocious Moors"
 Roman Equites rout the first of the Goth cavalry
 Legionaries and Goth warriors clash in the centre, the Goths held initially.
 Both sides line up for the final clash.
 The rest of the Goth cavalry are routed
 Leaving the foot warriors at the mercy of Roman legionaries and auxillia
A Goth foot unit also breaks, spelling the end of the battle on the tenth turn of twelve

An enjoyable game but we both agreed that the Goths needed more numbers to stand a chance of winning,

TTFN

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Out Of The Dark

In case you are wondering I have not completely retreated into the Dark Ages here at OHQ, below are some recent additions to a couple of my other projects.
Spanish Civil War Foreign Legion Squad And Light Mortar, All Empress Miniatures 

A Light Mortar For The Republican Cause, Again Empress Miniatures

Great War Germans, From Left To Right Two Renegade Figures, Brigade Games And A Great War Miniatures MG08 Team
After our last Dark Age game Dave was keen to give the Kings Of War Historical rules a run out with the Goths and Romans, been away up in Scotland we did not want to fry our brains with any of this modern warfare :~)
Report to follow in due course.

TTFN

Monday, 15 May 2017

Pics From Carronade 2017 Part II

First off I would like to thank the organisers and the folk who put on such splendid games and of course the traders who travel far and wide to provide for our needs. Carronade is a grand show indeed, all the games are of a fine standard and I have yet to come across any of the heads down. arses up bugger off we are trying to play brigade there, here's to 2018.
It was nice to meet fellow bloggers Colin and Matt, do check out their super blogs on the sidebar at some point, Carryings On Up The Dale and Wargames In The Dungeon respectively, well worth the click.
I decided to take more pics of the periods that interest me or games that particularly caught my eye, so I apologise to those whose games I have neglected, all were worthy of being snapped.
W.S.ofC.B's Battle of Morlaix 1342

Those Grand Manner Enclosures Are Popular




League Of Augsberg - Great Northern War

With Due Respect To Other Gamers But That's What You Call A Battery!



Westerhope Wargames SYW Game Using Prince August Home Cast Figures




SESWC WWII Aegean 1941, A Change From The Usual Theatres We See


I thought I had taken some of the splendid 42mm Spanish Civil War Game, they may be on the IPad, I will check and post them later. Here they are
Durham Wargames

Can't imagine anyone being interested in what I purchased but here you go -
Wildlife and bases from Warbases
WWII AB Russian Vehicle crew from Fighting15's
Footsore Miniatures Early Saxons and Romano Brits from Ainsty
Double dice holders from Pendraken
A pot of Vallejo Panzer Aces paint for a £1, bargain from ?
Four resin tree stumps from Coriatani
Not a lot but its Partizan next week after all 

TTFN

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Pics From Carronade 2017 Part I

The first batch are exclusively from our chums Kevin and Peter's (AKA The Iron Brigade) rather splendid Wars Of The Roses game, which deservedly won the best demonstration game award.
The Scout

The Falling Knight

Brother Byleigh








The Arty Farty Pic






Saturday, 13 May 2017

Carronade 2017

Washed, dressed ready for breakfast and then off to the show, huzzah!

 Carronade

Pics to follow when back home, or later if the WiFi in the hotel decides to cooperate.