Saturday, 20 May 2017

Some recent games and a North West Frontier update

So no updates for a couple of weeks while work and stuff ate into my time and enthusiasm for sitting in front of the laptop.  Hasn't stopped my playing the odd game though and getting on with some painting for a change.

I was lucky enough to take part in a couple of excellent games at Eric the Shed's.  The first was a very bloody and fun Predator game which involved a lot of running around the jungle being eaten by animals, plants, and occasionally a Predator...one of those games where anyone actually surviving and getting off the board intact is a bonus: great fun!

The second game was probably the most spectacular that I've seen at Eric's and certainly was the kind of game that would rival anything you'll see at a show.  The full write-up can be found here on the Shed Wars website but I've added a couple of photos below.  The game was an ECW siege with the plucky Royalists defending the walls against a desperate assault by the Parliamentarians.  Have a look at the full report on Eric's blog...really inspiring and a brilliant game despite the walls eventually falling and the defenders being put to the sword.






I've been working on my 54mm North West Frontier figures and have made quite a bit of headway...I've now pretty much completed around 48 foot figures and an artillery piece for the Brits.  Now to get to work on the cavalry before I attempt tartan in 54mm!




The figures completed so far...




Just need to get to work on the riders now




I've also been giving some thought to rules.  Sharp Practice is a definite possibility but I need to get some more figures painted for this.  It would be good to look at something on a more 1:1 level.  Possible contenders include GASLIGHT, the old WRG Fire and Steel rules and possibly adapting Donnybrook.  Definitely more thought required but if anyone has any good suggestions I'd be grateful

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  1. Very good looking figures - who's the maker on those NWF Brits?

    I've been a big fan of GASLIGHT for years now.

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    1. The figures are by Armies in Plastic.

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  2. The Sword and the Flame might be a bit big, but The Men who would be King uses quite small armies and has a half size rules variant.

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    1. I have TMHWBK rules but hadn't noticed the half size variant...must go back and have another look.

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    2. I have TMHWBK rules but hadn't noticed the half size variant...must go back and have another look.

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  3. Fire and Steel would be my choice..just right for a handful of figures.

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  4. I had a box of those 1/72 scale Aztecs many, many years ago - seeing them here, painted beautifully, brought back some memories :) Looks like a good game!
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  5. Fire and Steel would be my choice..just right for a handful of figures.


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