Gaming, Painting & Modelling Hobby Blog

This area of the website is my hobby blog, it contains articles about games that I have enjoyed playing together with paining and model making articles.

Little by little... daily hobby progress

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Inspired by good friend Mike Wilson, I have started this blog to document this years hobby progress.

I am planning to spend at least 15 minutes a day on hobby projects and if I miss a day, double up the next day and at the end of the session, take a quick snap and write a sentence about what I've done.

Friday 5th - Tuesday 9th February

I had a couple of very quick projects that I painted and completed over the weekend, which you can check out on my completed work bl...

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My new Wargames Room

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Wars of Orcs and Dwarves - Seize the highroad

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Last Saturday (26th September) I had a great first play test game of Wars of Orcs and Dwarves with Buck Surdu, Chris, Mark, Jim and Greg. The game was hosted in North Yorkshire but all of the players were from various locations in the USA (Buck lives in Florida, Mark in Massachusetts, Jim in North Carolina and Greg and Chris are from Maryland).  The game was played using 'Zoom', a video conferencing application. I have a webcam mounted on the ceiling in my games room, the camera and m...

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Warhammer Fantasy to WOOD... The big rebasing project

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I've just started a big project to rebase all my Warhammer Fantasy Battle miniatures onto multiple 2" square bases for playing amongst other games 'Wars of Orcs and Dwarves' (WOOD).

I've been playing and collecting Warhammer Fantasy since the first edition was released, and in fact we were playing fantasy battles before that using amended versions of Wargames Research Group 6th Edition Ancients. I was very excited when WFB was launched, rather than house rules and amendments, here ...

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Basing Ozz

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Over the last few months I have been painting and basing miniatures for Wars of Ozz. Wars of Ozz ia a mass fantasy battle system. Units are typically five stands. With each stand containing four, two or one miniature (depending on the size of the miniature). I've had quiet a few people email me with questions about how I base the miniatures. The important thing to note is that I base my miniatures so that they exactly match the Terra-Former terrain tiles that they are going to be fighting ...

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3D Print conversions for Munchkin Houses

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Over the last few months I have been very busy painting miniatures and making terrain for'Wars of Ozz' an new fantasy mass battle game which is curruntly available on Kickstarter.

One of the terrain pieces that I wanted to make was the iconic, round Munchkin houses. After a pretty extensive internet search I concluded that nobody made a kit for ...

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Woodland Villager Conversions

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I do like to have variety in the miniatures that I use both for Role Playing Games and Tabletop Skirmishes.

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I particularly like to be able to set the scene with groups of villagers, who are not heavily armed or in aggresive poses going about their village. This sort of figure is always a bit difficult ...

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Albedo ACP164 Solo Game

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ACP164:The Albedo Miniatures games is a 28mm hard sci-fi platoon / company  level skirmish games in the world of the Albedo Anthropomorphic comics.

To enable players to keep up with miniature gaming during the 2020 global pandemic, we developed a set of solo rules, which are available as a free PDF download. Click here to download them.

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Wars of Ozz, First Solo Battle

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Last weekend I started a first playtest game to try out the solo mechanisms built into Wars of Ozz. I've been painting up miniatures for Wars of Ozz for several weeks now so have enough painted to field a 25 point Brigade of Quadlings and Gilikins. 25 points is the standard size size for a player to command.

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FREE Pulp Alley Solo / Kid Friendly

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As all our lives and social habits (including miniatures gaming) have been turned on their heads with the global Covid-19 virus pandemic, at Sally 4th we have been looking for little things that we can do to brighten our lives by facilitating some solo miniatures gaming. Over the last two or three weeks we have released a Free Sci-Fi Solo engine for Albedo ACP164, and any other sci-fi mi...

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