Monday, October 13, 2014

Wings of Glory

I recently got Wings of Glory after my wife had played it at a game fair back in England. I got a starter set with just two plains and have had so much fun that we already have two more on order.

Took a couple photos of us playing:

And just so you all know I am still working on a few projects. Just have not found a group to game with

More WWI Germans and an Armored Car

Warhammer 40K Tau Empire
Though I tend to play more historical I figured having a 40K army in the US will give me more gaming opportunities.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

First game back in the US of A

So I have not posted in a long while which was due to a brake from painting and playing fewer games. I recently moved back to the United States of America from  England as my tour at RAF Lakenheath was over. Now we are stationed in the bread basket of America, Missouri, at Whiteman AFB and still waiting for all our stuff to arrive. Fortunately their is a good game store just 10 min down the road though historical games dont seem to be big there but I can fix that.
The next few months are going to be busy as I get trained up at my new tower and my son is born in early Oct. This will result in fewer game time but I all ready have plans to build a moulder terrain table and start a Warhamer 40k army so I wont be quiting the hobby any time soon.

Speaking of gaming, while my very pregnant wife and I wait for all our belongings to arrive I happened to grab a tin of Pirates that had been at my parents house from nearly 10 years ago and decided to teach the wife how to play.
If you are not familiar with the game, made by WizKids, I recommend taking a look here and giving it a read.
Basically you would buy tin foil packs of stirean cards that would have punch out pieces to construct ships from the age of piracy. It was a constructible, collectible, tabletop game with very simple rules that was fun and easy to play.
Anyway we played two games in which I won the first and she won the second. She really seemed to enjoy it and wants to play again when my main collection arrives. She also feels like it will be a really good game to get my son into the hobby in a few years.
Fallowing are a couple of pictures from our games.

I hope to have a post next week with my new hobby room setup with posts to fallow of games and projects.

Sunday, March 16, 2014


Sorry all that this is so late. Been busy with different things and really slacking on my updates. Our mid February game was a Battle of Rorke's Drift. We had one figure for ever two British Soldiers historically at the battle and a massive number of Zulus. The Buildings where hand made by Gareth and looked stunning. The fallowing photos are in the order of game play so wont include much commentary.

Zulu Hord

British Units

Rorke's Drift 

British units deployed

The Zulu hord appears

Zulus charge the perimeter.
 Cooky handing out ammunition

More Zulus swinging around the flank

Fierce fighting over the barriers.

Zulus sneaking around a building

Men are moved to where the fighting is toughest.

Zulus surprise the few defenders on the flank

The rest of the Zulu hord appears.

The men are pulled back from mele to give fire.

Charging Zulus

Hospital is in danger.

Hospital set alight.

Surrounded on all sides my a sea of chanting Zulu.

Brave men waiting for the hord to charge.

Zulu close the gap into the face of British rifles.

The order is given "spit boy spit" and men fall back to the Rubout.

The brave soldiers make a last stand with bullets, bayonets, and guts.