Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The Ghetto needs you!


My mate Iain is doing a Kickstarter.
Thought I would give him a plug as his idea is good and the mins are great!

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Is it Christmas?

My copy of 'To the Strongest' arrived today. Signed by Simon :)
There are some great images of figures I have painted and eye candy from other collections in the book
My bedtime reading for a couple of weeks.

Thursday, 10 September 2015


 Homage to Dave Andrews and Simon Chick who have both done this casualty base. I needed one in my collection:)

Old Glory fallen knight with a Perry head and a Foundry archer converted into a Swiss halberd.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Berne Baby Berne... Partizan II 2015

Who is this old guy? A snap taken by Simon Chick when I wasn't looking!

'Berne baby Berne' the demo game. Our first outing as the 'Bodkins' a medieval wargames occasional group.
The vast majority of the troops were from the amazing collections of Simon Chick and Dave Andrews, with a few units that I painted up for the game and had on loan back from Ken Pearce. I have no idea how many troops but well over two hundred in one Swiss pike block alone.

We used the Impetus wargames rules for the game with help from Jack Glanville as games master. Jack to the rescue with some ideas for using massive groups.

We all see the hobby from different view points, rules, painting,history etc...
for doesn't get better than than the following

 Simon Chicks walled church scratch built my John Boadell.
 The table in full.

Here we have another sneaky shot of Darrell Hindley,myself and Dave Andrews again taken by Simon Chick.
I love Dave's shirt!

I have to admit to being very happy to have been part of the team doing this game. We plan another game for Partizan II 2016.

Great company and fantastic toys....quickest day of the year!

Friday, 4 September 2015

Swiss Roll Call

All done and just in time before I set off for the show.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015


I have been busy the last two evenings basing up the Burgundian army  for the demo game at Partizan this Sunday (6th September) at Kelham Hall. This is only one of the Burgundian collections that will be on show as Simon Chick will be fielding his, along with Dave Andrews and Simon's Swiss.

Sadly, I have sold my Burgundian army, painted By Darren Linington and myself, to Ken Pearce but good old ken has loaned it back for me to use at the show. He has added some figure by unknown painters. One of these additions is the command base pictured above. I would really like to identify the figures used in the command base...if anyone can help?

I will be rebuilding a Swiss and Burgundian collection at some point :)

This game at Salute will be a real pleasure for me to be involved with!

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Mounted Swiss Crossbow.

Started work on the 3rd Crossbow unit. This time a mounted crossbow unit.