Sunday, June 24, 2012

SNAFU Update

Just a quick note to say that vehicles rules are up, as well as a revised version of the base SNAFU rules:

Sunday, June 17, 2012

SNAFU - My Sci-Fi Rules

Well, I've decided to post my modern/sci-fi skirmish rules the web. I think the infantry rules are finally at the point I want them to be at. Games seem to flow well, and the mechanics work. I have posted the rules to this newly created yahoo group, for both my own and my buddy's rule writing ventures:

If you have an aversion to yahoo groups, you can download the rules here:

The nice thing with the yahoo group is it easily facilitates discussion of the rules, but it's your call.

These rules are still very much in development, so feedback is welcomed.

Vehicle rules (and other things) coming soon.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

15mm Shanty Town

 A 15mm shanty town is a project I have been wanting to build for awhile now, and I recently finally got around to it. I am pretty pleased with how it turned out. The bases are CDs, while the shanties are made of plasticard, Wills OO scale Corrugated Iron, and various little things from the bitz box. The outhouse is an HO model, I think also made by Wills. All the buildings have removable roofs so models can be placed inside.

Anyway, on with the pictures!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pendraken Painting Competition

Just my entries for this year's competition.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

15mm Rhodesian Light Infantry

The Rhodesian Brush War is a project I've had in mind for awhile, and last year I decided to take the plunge. Inspired by the blog Daddy's Little Men, I decided to do the period in 15mm with LinkPeter Pig minis. As with said other blog, I did head swaps to give some variety to the troops. I gave them a mix of caps, bush hats and bareheaded. I was somewhat dismayed to find that the PP separate heads are a fair bit bigger than the heads on the AK-47 Republic minis, but once painted up they look alright.

The camo was a bit tricky, but I think it came out fairly well. I painted them with a mix of coloured footwear, mostly black or brown. Some of the guns are camoflaged, though it's hard to tell in the photos. This overall somewhat mixed appearance seems to fit all the pictures I've seen of the RLI, along with what I have read. The men tended to ware a rather hodgepodge mix of gear.

I painted 6 sticks (the standard 4 man unit of the RLI), plus a few extra figures.

I have several dozen insurgents about half painted. I would have had them done by now, but I got sidetracked by another new Africa related project...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Zulu Dawn

I mentioned in my last post another Africa related project in the works, and here it is!

Towards the end of last year I gave in to the temptation of Warlord's plastic Zulus. I went for the 5 box deal (165 figures) which came out to a mere $125 Canadian. With a deal like that, how could I refuse?!

The Zulu War is a period I have wanted to do pretty much since I became a wargamer. Like many, watching the film Zulu as a young lad had a big impact and really got me interested in military history. I can still remember playing with the old ESCI 1/72 Zulu war minis, the Brits bravely defending their bluetack barricades against hopeless odds. I think I used Napoleonic Scots Greys as Natal Native Horse. Ahh the joys of being young and not worrying about accuracy!

It's also a period my dad has been fascinated by since he was a kid. With the release of high quality 28mm plastics it seemed like it was high time to start buying and painting some miniature Zulus.

I have finished the first unit (7 more to go!). It is meant to be a married unit, from the Utulwana regiment.

Rules wise, The Sword and the Flame (thus the 20 strong unit) is my go to colonial rules, though I also have some ideas floating around for my own rules.

Anyway, hope you enjoy these pics of my first Zulus.