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.

Whiteout - Progress to date

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Over the last couple of months Mark, Nik, Jon, Richard and myself have been busy putting the finishing touches on the miniatures, vehicles, buildings and rules for the Whiteout Arctic Kickstarter project.

This post will be updated over the coming weeks as we get all of the models cast and painted.

Update 21st November

Jon has just sent me photos of the last packs of new White Out, Classic Movie Miniatures this morning.

All figures sculpted b...

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3D Printing Miniatures & Terrain using Sally 4ths 3D Print Service

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3D printing is becoming more and more popular in the miniatures gaming world and the amount of 3D designs that are available either for free through services like Thingiverse or through Kickstarters and Patron ...

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Frontier Raid - A Feudal Patrol playtest set in Middle Earth

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On Monday (7th October) I was joined by Doug, Nick & John for a playtest of Feudal Patrol, a fantasy - medieval skirmish ruleset due for publication first quarter of 2020.

We were playing the first scenario that appears in the introductory section of the rules, 'Gallic Revolt'.

The scenario is described in terms of Romans and Gauls, but as we did not have any of those miniatures mounted on single bases we set our game in Tolkien’s Middle Earth with the men of Gondor sta...

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Knight Errant - A Medieval Skirmish with Feudal Patrol

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The Knight Errant - An adaption of a Cry Havoc Scenario for miniature gaming with Feudal Patrol

Yesterday Doug and I got together for a little medieval skirmish gaming. We had both been big fans of Cry Havoc (a medieval skirmish board game by Standard Games & Publications) when it had first came out..probably about 30 years ago. Cry Havoc had some great scenario ideas, which were so much more fun than the line-up and advance to contact games that so often get played when time...

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Blackstone Heath: Building a Fantasy Village

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The Latest BlackstoneHeath construction video on YouTube

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Basing figures on clear bases

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Rebasing miniatures onto clear bases.

Basing figures on clear bases

We always get lots of question about how to go about rebasing miniatures on clear bases, so I felt it was about time I put a hobby article to show how easy it is. We've been rebasing miniatures onto

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Whiteout - Satellite Recovery mission

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On Friday night Doug, John and I got together for first playtest game of Richard Humbles 'Whiteout' Arctic survival rules.

Whiteout is a solo / co-operative play game of small team missions set in the Arctic Wastes where the environment is at least as big a threat as the opposition. A team normally contains 3-5 characters. Stats for common character types such as soldier, sniper, explorer are provided along with rules for generating your own unique characters with abilities and tra...

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Pulp Alley: Arctic Horror

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A couple of weeks ago Lewis & I got together and played a couple of great games of Pulp Alley (using the 2nd edition rules).

As we are curruntly running a kickstarter 'Whiteout' that features miniatures, vehicles and terrain for gaming in the polar regions,, we decided that was where our Pulp Alley game should be set.

A cargo steamer The Reliant', chartered to carry some highly classified scientific equipment attempted to take a short cut through the 'North West Passage...

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Pulp Alley: Ski Pursuit

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A couple of weeks ago my son, Lewis came over to stay for a couple of days. We are both huge Pulp Alley fans, so of course planned to play a couple of new scenarios while we were together. I had just received the painted display miniatures back from the very talented Jon Atter for our new Comments: 0 | Read entire post

Terra-Forming the Land of the Elf King

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The July 2019 issue of Wargames Illustrated contains a five-page article that I wrote about one of last year’s terrain building projects, building a demo board for Lucid Eye's Red Book of the Elf King miniatures game. Red Book of the Elf King (RBEK) is a game that really caught my attention and we have had a whole lot of fun playing the g...

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