History is Fun

Monday, April 10, 2017

Using a Board game to run a Miniature Wargame Campaign

Hi all,

Well after Fridays crazy Terriorist Attack I have been working on prepairing more Baccus 6mm Union Infantry to be painted up so we can play a few more games of Alter of Freedom. 

I am also working on setting up a campaign for the American Civil War and I am planning to use the Columbia Games board game, Bobby Lee as the engine that runs the capaing.

I took a picture of the game board so I can use it electronically.

Have any of you used a board game to run a campaign?

I hope to get some recomendations on how to run such a thing without killing the players with paperwork or myself...

Well have a good week.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

I actually painted something!!

Hi all,
Well today I did it, I actually painted something. It has been over a month since I picked up the paint brush. I am still in search of a job and this has been eating up a lot of time.

Today I continued painting my Swedish modern Tanks and IFV's.  I painted four of each and I have another 5 of each to paint up in the near future.

Here are the finished products.

I also did a little work on some Soviet Tanks and trucks that I received from a member at the club.
I did a quick dry brush of the tanks with gray to bring out some of the details.

Well have a good week!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Still here!

Well things still suck on the work front....

I continue to search and I have been to a few more interviews but nothing yet.

I have not been motivated to pain since my last post. I want to spend some time this weekend to do some painting so hopefully you will hear from me again soon.

I have started to hand strike Viking era coins.

Here is a picture of what I have produced so far.

Take care!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Swedish Svea Guardsman.

Hi all,

Well I did some painting recently and I wanted to share the results with you. As I stated in my last post I planned to paint up the recent arrived Eagle Miniatures as a soldier in the Svea Guard unit in the 1808-1809 period of the Napoleonic Wars.

Here is the results.

Please provide some feed back. I have only one source to work from.

Thank you!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

1808-1809 Swedish Army take two!!!

Hi all,
So I have continued to search for a good source for Swedish 28mm miniatures from the Napoleonic Wars. I found Eagle Miniatures and they have a line of 28mm Swedish troops.
I placed an order for 8-Grenadiers and 8- Line Infantry as well as one 6lb artillery gun and crew. I also got two officers to add to the mix.

After receiving and looking at the "Grenadiers" it looks like they are actually Guard Infantry, based on the hat and the uniform.
From what I understand the Grenadiers wore this type hat (image 1) and the Guards wore this hat (image 2). The figure I received is wearing this hat (image 3 and 4)

Image 1

Image 2
Image 3

Image 4

The coat worn by the Grenadiers is seen here (image 5) and the Guards is see here (image 6), The miniature looks like this (image 7,8,and 9)

Image 5

Image 6

Image 7

Image 8

Image 9

So based on my sources "The Army of the Kingdom of Sweden 1802-1814" by W.J. Rawkins I would have to say that the figure I received which is labeled as a "Grenadier" on the Eagle Miniatures website is a actually a Guards infantryman wearing the 1807 uniform?

I need your feedback here before I start painting this up please!!!

I plan to paint these miniatures up as the Svea Lifeguard based on the references from W.J Rawkins's book.

Any and all feedback will be great!


Friday, February 10, 2017

Long time no post!

Hi all!

Sorry for the long pause between posts but life continues to get in the way of fun. I am still looking for work and it is starting to become an issue.  On the positive side I finally got my Swedish Drivers Licence so now I can drive here and in Europe. 

I did play a game of Pikeman's Lament and here is a link to Daluappror's blog post on the game. It was fun!

Death in the Snow!

On the painting front I have finished some 28mm from the Galloping Majors recent Kickstarter. They are great miniatures and they painted up real good.  I painted them up to be the 60th Royal Americana's Regiment of Foot from the French and Indian War.

I hope you like the miniatures.

Have a good weekend.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Happy New Year!

Hi everyone!

Well I am off to a slow start to the New Year. I have been busy working on getting my Swedish Drivers Licence as well as trying to find a new job. 

The new Anglo Saxon Huscals.

This weekend I did have some time to paint my first bunch of Miniatures for 2017. They are 6mm Baccus Viking and Anglo-Saxon Huscals. I needed more to be able to fight some historical battles that I plan to play in 2017 at the club.

More Viking Huscals

So enjoy the pictures.
More to come as the year goes on.