painting, Sculpting and Painting

Building a Man Cave

Man Cave

So I recently moved house, all the way from down south in Bath upto Sunny Sheffield in Yorkshire. This also meant we were able to purchase a much larger property, and I finally get a room to myself, a man cave, or as the other half refers to it the JUNK ROOM.

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armies, battles, historical, history, wargaming

Battle of Waterloo 18th June 1815

On the 18th June 1815, two armies faced each other on a muddy field in Belgium. It would be a decisive battle that bring about an end to twenty years of conflict and reshape the future of Europe. Both armies were commanded by formidable military minds, who had a plethora of battlefield victories behind each of them.

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historical, history, wargaming

Delving into the Napoleonic period and the Italeri Waterloo Set.

Delving into the Napoleonic period and the Italeri Waterloo Set.

I’ve been a table top gamer for over 25 years, and in all that time I’ve never delved in to the Napoleonic period, even though its one of my favourite periods in military history. So this year being the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, plus the Italeri 1/72 scale Waterloo set arrived on my desk, I decided to take the plunge.

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An Army for under £150 (Part 2)

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So having decided to build and paint a Warhammer Fantasy Army, I decided to do High Elves. My first port of call was to head over to EBay and try my luck on some bargains. To be honest I was surprised how cheap some of the listings are.

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Dark Ages, history, medieval, wargaming

Viking Warrior

Dark Age Warrior
Dark Age Warrior
Viking
Viking

Ibn Fadlan, a famed dark age Arabic traveler, said of a group of Rus Vikings he encountered, “I have never seen more perfect specimens, tall as date palms, blond and ruddy. Everyman is tattooed from finger nail to neck with dark green, or green blue-black trees and figures.”

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China 1911

In the autumn of 1911 saw some of the biggest changes politically in China’s history. For the last 247 years China was ruled by the Qing dynasty. With failures to modernize China the people were becoming unhappy with Imperial rule and their ability to protect China from foreign powers. Several political anti-Qing groups with the purpose of creating change within the country sprang up all over China. Most of these also had support outside of China from Chinese communities living abroad, some if whom were in exile.

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