Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Announcing 15mm WRG tournament

Now for something completely different. That sounds a bit dangerous always but this very time it's just something hobby related that isn't my actual cup of tea. A club fellow of mine is member of the organising team of the upcoming WRG 6th Edition Team Championchip. He asked me to publish the invitation for his event and thus I give the floor to Kalle. Here we go:

Dear Wargamers,

you are all welcomed to the

German WRG 6th edition Team-Championship
weekend 24th to 25th of October in Braubach

  • The championship will be held at the gym of the local gymnastics club (TV), Stiftstr. 5 in Braubach near Koblenz.
  • You field your own 15mm army based according to WRG in either of the periods Ancients, Dark Ages or Medieval.
  • Three gamers will form a team representing all three periods.
  • If you are on your own, we will connect you with other gamers to form a team.
  • Admission for the weekend will be 25 € for gamers to be paid cash on the spot. Camp-followers are free of charge.
  • You and your camp-followers are invited to join a dinner on Saturday-night.
  • Your army-list will be cross-checked by PaulFrith[at]BCHA[dot]org[dot]uk .
  • Please send a short notice including the name of your team and/or the period, you will represent to karl-heinz[at]kieckers[dot]de as quickly as possible.
  • The deadline for both army-list and registration is the 11th October.

Looking forward to meet old friends as well as new faces
Johannes Müther / Karl-Heinz Kieckers

So far, so good. I hope for some of your might Kalle's invitation be interesting. Anyway please forward the news to your fellow gamers. Hopefully you'll have a good time in Braubach.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Tommies finished !

Finally I found the time to finish the six WW1 Tommies that were lurking around my painting table for a while. Actually they were the counterweight to the terrain piece I'm working on for our presentation game at Crisis 2015 but they're bringing my WW1 collection forward to their completion in 2016 or 2017. We'll see...

But now for the boys:

All six miniatures are from Great War Miniatures wonderful WW1 range. The proportions are really good and the poses are very dynamic. Excellent pieces by the sculptor who is - as far as I know - Aly Morrison. The paint them I used Vallejo Model Colours and some advice of helpful Mark Hargreaves of 'Over open sights' frame. His painting guides proves extremely helpful and Mark proved to by a kind and patient fellow. Many thanks to him!

However with those boys my collection rose to 16 painted models and sooner or later I could aim for a platoon sized game. We'll probably use Bolt Action since the system is very popular in our gaming group but with a couple of special rules for WW1 I presume.

Besides that the interior of my ruins are taking shape. The plank floor for the smaller one is nearly finished and the storeys for the larger one are in progress as well:

But for now please don't forget to have a look at the Google+ community dedicated to 'Paint Table Saturday'.
Enjoy your weekend!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Paint Table Sunday - Slow but steady progress

During the week I painted a modern trooper for my Mordern Warfare side project but actually I'm still busy with terrain pieces namely ruins.

Since last week I worked on the outer walls and more or less finished them. Thus I started with the stones themselves and after painting them with dark red I drybrushed them with different brownish red colours. Finally a slight wisp of 'Pale Sand' to outline the edges of the stones and to connect them to the plastered parts of the walls which I drybrushed with different beige colours as well.
Although I've got window frames for the ruins as well I decided to turn my attention to some interior fitting first. For both ruins there are pieces of plank flooring to be painted and some storey floors as well. So I started with those pieces today and drybrushed the planks with different brown and beige colours to enhance the wonderfully carved out wood grain.
Since we'll need my two ruins for another game of Bolt Action next week I'll try to complete the next step until then. We'll see...

Until then please don't forget to have a look at the Google+ community dedicated to 'Paint Table Saturday'.

Enjoy your weekend!