Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Gary Gygax, November 1971 Game Report - The Battle of Brown Hills

 

Whilst researching Minifigs Middle Earth range, I came across this article in Wargamer's Newsletter (No.116, November 1971) by the master himself and thought I should share immediately! Full cudos to http://www.fourcats.co.uk/mags/ who have been scanning the Newsletters for the world to enjoy.





Hopefully of high enough quality to read easily enough, probably best to download then you can enlarge them. I'll be uploading a Peter Laing 15mm catalogue soon. Please think of becoming a Politico and joining the site top left.


Thursday, 17 December 2020

Merry Christmas one and all!

 

Well, it's almost that time again so, from both Arya and myself, here's wishing you all a very seriously Merry Christmas! 

May 2021 be the start of a much improved decade!



Tuesday, 15 December 2020

1976 Battle for Wargamers Magazines wanted...


Well, I was sorting out cupboards and came across a bunch of my old magazines... along with the realisation that I'm missing loads... grrrr. I don't think I have any from 1976 and am missing a bunch from 1977... if you have any to trade please let me know!

These are the only pics I could find off the old t'internet...







Saturday, 12 December 2020

Dwarven Bar Room Brawl - Kickstarter now live...

 

Well, it's been a long time coming but I've finally launched the dwarf bar room brawl Kickstarter...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1896378744/bar-room-brawl-rpg-miniatures-for-tavern-skirmishing


All the figures are sculpted by the renowned John Pickford with the illustration by the wonderful Martin Buck.

It's already hit the target so if it keeps climbing I'll commission some more pieces.


It'd be great if people could share the link.

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Hinchliffe Calder Craft Robin Hood Adventure Game

 

Well, I managed to pick up a copy of game at last... there were actually two copies up on evil bay, I put an offer in that was accepted and the other hit £28. Plus postage of course... I was charged £8.75 but it was sent second class signed for at £4.10... I await a response from the seller! Very pleased to have it though. The box was a little the worse for wear however the components are all fine. The miniatures are, as expected, very basically painted but old school has no better love than poorly painted figs...











If you click the link it'll take you to all the Calder Craft posts regarding the Robin Hood booklet and minis.

http://www.deartonyblair.co.uk/search/label/Calder%20Craft

As always; enquiries@deartonyblair.co.uk


Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Oldhammer Tenoch range expanded... the Dead God arrives!


Well, some new releases in the run up to the festive season... hopefully the New Year will let us turn a corner of this rather Nurglesque 2020!

The Dead God, eater of souls and the blood of children... sculpted by Kev Adams with the throne sculpted by Philip Page. Cast in resin for a change.

https://thelittlesoldiercompany.co.uk/the-tenoch



There will be an option for the Dead God on a palanquin shortly... here accompanying the Tenoch Overlord on his travels through the Culhuacan swamps.


Mounted Shaman, priest of the Dead God...



      

Mounted Warrior with blowpipe... a deadly troop in massed charges...



There are now 4 mounted Tenoch in the range...


Final new release of the Tenoch spawn, Tochlings... 6 metal or resin bundles of joy to invade the dreams of the unwary...


Plenty of Enhanced Warriors now...


Along with their Tenoch masters...


Back to old school soon but please spread the word in the meantime!


Saturday, 26 September 2020

Minifigs ME39 Giant - 1973 or 1974? Oldhammer eat your heart out...


Well, I seem to have caught an old school bug again following on from my last post of the ME Goblins... this is my first attempt at tartan and will possibly be my last... I've tried to make him look slightly more 'menacing' than the sculpt appears...



Most of Minifigs fantasy lines are on the Lost Minis WIKI here and, of course, Dave at Caliver Books is doing his best to bring them back to life;


(scroll down the left hand side until you come to 'Classic Fantasy & Sci-Fi Ranges'... unfortunately a direct link doesn't work for some reason.

Many thanks to the Figure Mentors site for the tartan tutorial... well worth a visit;

https://figurementors.com/tutorial/a-step-by-step-for-painting-tartan-patterns/

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