Tuesday, 28 July 2015

ECW Demo

My English Civil War army for the Claymore demo game with Iain and Stuart this weekend. Just some bases and dioramas to finish.

I will try and post some images of the game from the show.  

Tuesday, 21 July 2015


A unit that has been sitting needing based for a long time. Painted by John Mooney​ and myself and based for Simon Miller​'s rules.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Seven Years War

I kicked my summer holiday off to a flying start with a Seven Years War game at Saxon Dog HQ.

Brian Phillips and I took command of my new Austrian army against Jack Glanville and Roger Donaldson with their Prussian collections. We used the Black Powder rules on a 6 by 4 table. 

The game kicked off  when Brian took his Austrian infantry command through the village attempting to advance on the Prussian right wing.

I advanced my Cavalry and Infantry brigades on the Prussian Left. I think it is not unfair to say Brian and I struggled with the movement dice and I found myself caught in the open 'too close to the enemy' in the wrong battlefield formation!
Jack seeing my school boy error quickly moved a Prussian Currasier brigade forward. Sweeping the Austrian Hussars off the table in one turn.
After a little bit of luck I managed to get my infantry out of column and into line.
Brian eventually cleared the outskirts of the village, also forming into Line, only to face Roger's second Prussian brigade with artillery in the open. It was an overwhelming Prussian Victory ! (This time)

We had a great time and plan a much larger SYW game on a very large table soon.

Thanks to Rodger, Jack and Brian for making the trip to sunny Fife. I'm now away on my holidays and will post more images when I'm back. No doubt Jack will have a totally  'Prussian biased ' version of game on his Blog soon :)

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

French in Ireland

 Tournaisis regiment of foot in the service of James II.
Front Rank figures all Single based in movement trays made by Martin at Warbases.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Quest for Crecy

The start of my Early, Hundred Years War French army.

The mounted knights are all Claymore Castings conversions. Head swaps etc...

The Crossbow are From the Claymore Castings French range.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Front Cover

Andrew and I painted the front cover of this months 'Wargames Soldier and Stratagy'
Photograph by Jasper from the magazine. Figures are all Claymore Castings.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015


Two bases of Swiss crossbow added this week.
Thanks to all who have said they like these!

Wednesday, 15 April 2015


First block of Swiss Pike done. I'm working on some crossbow and gunners next.