Thursday, May 5, 2016

Sharp Practice and the Finish war 1808

A couple of days ago I got my copy of Sharp practice 2 from Too Fat Lardies. I have really high expectations of these rules as I very much like the Dux Britanniarum rules.

The production value of the book are exellent,120 pages full colour in a softback book. I also opted for the clasic activation card deck of 40 cards in a nice little card box. All very well presented and layouted with lots of images and rule examples, unfortunate some of the miniature pictures was a bit dull in the colour,

Seems like they have tried to streamline the rules very much, so they will be easy to learn and you will be able to memorize the basics quick. They haven´t even included a QRS, something that I really miss. Even if the rules are easy to remember some tables could have been handy in a QRS, but that might come later as a download.

I will tell more about how I think the rules work when I have had a couple of games under my belt. The setting will me Napoleonic with a focus on a re-start of my Finnish War 1808 project.

I even picked up 2 boxes of Warlords new and exellent looking French Hussars in my Salute haul. I will convert the Frenshies in to Russian Hussars.

I was talking a bit about my intention to convert them in to Russians with Guy, editor at Wargames Soldier and Strategy, that also working on Napoleonic Russians. Seems like he was caught by the ideea as he even posted a tutorial of how to convert the horses in to Russian Hussar horses at the WSS blog, thanks Guy, made my work easier:)

Monday, May 2, 2016

Painted some Vikings

While I was building my longhouse I also painted me a few more Viking Heros, "Ragnar" to the left are a mini from Brother Vinni, "Lagertha" are a mini from Hasslefree and the 2 Vikings in the back are from Gripping Beast.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Viking longhouse - Done :)

Finished the Viking Longhouse today and got down to the club for some pictures. I will continue to work on the inside of the house, but as it is now it´s work fine for some viking games.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Pikeman's Lament appears on Amazon

Today Dan made me aware that The Pikeman's Lament is now available to pre-order on Amazon, and presumably in many other places too.

The cover shown is just a mock-up, not the final one that Osprey will use, as that is an original piece of art specially commissioned for our book.

Please note that where is says 'written by a leading games designer and a period expert', the period expert presumably means me. That is not my own description of myself, don't worry! I know my place in this life, and it is not a 'period expert', the same goes for Dan as he say, althought I really think he is a leading game designer;)

 Publication is set by Amazon to 26 January 2017.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Viking longhouse

I´m in the progress of building me a Viking longhouse.

At first I thought that I would buy me one of those MDF ones, but as they was quite expensive and need plenty of work anyway to be possible to use I thought I could build my own for a lesser cost.

So far my house have cost me Zero money as all parts was in my buildmaterial pile.

The House mesure about 12x30cm, at least the base I built it on:)

Now just some painting left...

Monday, April 25, 2016

FireForge Medieval Russian Reinforcements

At Salute I got some of the latest Fire Forge resin cast for their Medieval Russian range.

FFG - 140 Alexander Nevsky
FFG - 141 Russian Infantry Command
FFG - 152 Chernyeklobuki Command (Black Hoods) 
FFG - 153 Chernyeklobuki with Bows (Black Hoods)
FFG - 154 Chernyeklobuki with Lances (Black Hoods) 

Very nice sculpt minis and I´m most impressed of the resin banner that was included in the Infantry Command, we will see how hard they are to paint...

Now I eagerly awaits the release of the Plastic Russian soldiers that should be here during the summer I hope.

Below are some close-ups of the minis in each pack:

FFG - 140 Alexander Nevsky

Friday, April 22, 2016

Close-up "Foteviken 1134" at Salute 2016

During our Salute day Alan and Elaine came by and Alan had brougt his camera with a macro lense so he was kind enought to take a bunch of stunning close-up pictures of our Salute demonstartion game "Battle at Foteviken 1134".

Thank you very much for taking the time Alan and Elaine !

Please enjoy Alan´s pictures below: