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Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!!

Hi everyone!

Well I had a great Christmas as my youngest daughter came to visit me.  We also played a Gladiator combat game, but I did not have Gladiator miniatures so we substituted Vikings for the Gladiators.  The game is Blood Sweat and Cheers.  It is a fun little game.







So I just finished painting my first 4 miniatures for 2018 and they are four Gladiators. 






I hope everyone has a good New Year!!

Skål!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Vikings Campaign Update

Hi all!
Well last Wednesday I ran a game of Sword and Spear for three club members. The scenario was a pitched battle between the invading Danish Vikings and the defending troops from Wessex.

Here is the results of the first turn of the Campaign. The year 840.

The Norwegian Vikings invaded and defeated the Scottish troops so now Scotland is under Norwegian control. Also with the victory over the troops of Wessex the Danish Vikings claim title to the lands of Wessex.
 Here is an updated map with flags that I could find that are close to historically correct. so in the year 845 the Danish Vikings will attack West Frankia while West Frankia attacks East Frankia. This could be a very interesting turn for the Frankish Empire.  It means I have to get painting!!! more Franks!!!




Below are some pictures of the game. The game went well and after a few turns everyone was into the rules and I did not have to guide the play much. It was a good battle, very close run game for the Vikings, who were able to win but they almost lost the game.




The initial setup, Wessex on the left and the Vikings on the right

Hand to Hand combat!

Close up of the Vikings line of battle!

The Troops of Wessex put up a good fight!

The Armies start to move closer to battle.


More hand to hand combat!

The Wessex Cavalry catch the Viking archers in the flank.

Close up of the action



One of the Viking Huscarl units fights to the death!







End game. The Wessex troops reach there Army break point limit and call it a day!


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Blog update!

Hi everyone!

Sorry for not updating my blog for a while but it has been a good but busy month. November is gone and it is already the first weekend in December. I have been working on painting a number of different things, gladiators, WWII aircraft, Modern aircraft, and more. 

Here is a quick view of some of the games that I have played recently.

Scanian Naval Action-Form Line of Battle rules












Spanish Civil War- Bolt action rules












Solos Board Game-Toe-to-Toe Nu’klr Combat with the Rooskies





Again sorry for the quick update but I wanted to let everyone know I am alive and well!  I hope you enjoyed seeing what I have been up to lately.  I will do my best to post more often in the coming year.