During the first lockdown I managed to paint around 200 miniatures, in 28 and 15mm as well as some terrain pieces. So for the second lockdown I’ve challenged myself to see how much I can paint and can I get close to 200 minis again.
Loke Battlemats In a previous issue of Irregular we reviewed the Big Book of Battle Mats for RPG encounters, no we have on our desk the Giant Book, and if you thought the Big Book was great then you’ll be impressed with the Giant book.
Author: Ian Wellsted Publisher: Frontline Books SAS: Across the Rhine is the story of Captain Ian Wellsted’s military career with the Special Air Service, the first part of which was detailed in his well-received SAS: With the Maquis.
I was sent home in late March from work due to the lockdown in the UK and was furloughed, so with nothing to do I decided to catch up on some miniature painting.
I’ve been looking around for an alternative setting for a Gangs of Rome campaign, and I didn’t want to set it in Rome. I’ve been thinking about setting it in Britannia for a while, and did initially consider Londinium, but this felt a bit obvious.
The miniatures in question are 1/72 scale English Civil War Parliament infantry from A Call to Arms (www.acalltoarms.co.uk).
I thought I’d write a short article on how I paint 1/72 plastic miniatures – you probably played with this scale as a kid, especially Airﬁx kits. If you’ve ever painted them, then the main drawback can be the paint chips off them really easily, especially the rubbery plastic ones. I have a technique or … More Painting 1/72 figures
The English Civil War is full of small campaigns fought at local level right across the country. I’m particularly interested in the background set in and around Derbyshire and Sheffield, though with some research most counties will throw up a local character who led forces either against or for the King.
Using real mosses and plants on your bases is a great way to add interest to your miniatures.
A quick tutorial for making urban bases suitable for WW1, WW2, modern and Sci-Fi games such as 40k.