What’s the most boring uniform of the 18th century?

08 September 2020

According to Roly in New Zealand, the award for the dullest attire should go to the Hanoverian Freytag Jägers. They wore plain green coats, with green turn-backs and cuffs with the only hint of ‘colour’ being a single white strap on the left shoulder. They also had buff breeches and gaiters and plain hats with no trim and just a green cockade. It didn’t stop Roly painting them though. . .

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BigLee's Miniature Adventure with ploughed field terrain

20 August 2020

Lee Hadley has made a lot of custom terrain over the years and keeps coming back to the need for fields and crops for use in different periods and scales. He has made some small fields using thin MDF and brown plumbers caulk which look quite good but are quite rigid and can be difficult to use. He has now made 20 reasonably large ploughed fields using brown corduroy fabric as his base material.

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Magpie and Old Lead takes on the Oldhammer Challenge

07 July 2020

Following a challenge on the Oldhammer Facebook group, axiom attempted to recreate one of his favourite GW artists, Tony Hough, illustrations into miniature form. After some planning, he took apart a Rogue Trader pirate and repositioned its various body parts, as well as sculpting the head and hands.

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When life gives you Triremes, make an ancient fleet…

01 July 2020

Julian turned his “accidental order” from Outpost Wargaming of hundreds of Triremes into the Battle of Pylos. Despite some tricky geography, he managed to create the perfect battle ground for the Spartans and Athenians using the information from a nineteenth century summary and a map of the battle.

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Random Wargames Meanderings goes Dark Age Irish

05 June 2020

Mike purchased the Wargames Atlantic Dark Age Irish kit in order to build a home bred opponent for the Norse-Gaels in his Viking army. By building the army to Lion Rampant unit sizes, it allows the units to be broken down to suit smaller games if necessary. The bulk of the army will be made up of Yeomen troops with javelins, along with regular Irish, wolfhounds and Foot Sgt fighters.

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Harnessing a mobile hut on the wargaming table

09 May 2020

Painterman has got interested in huts on wheels. Apparently, they appear quite regularly in the background landscapes of medieval illustrations, mainly those showing Angels announcing the birth of Christ. Now that’s something that could add a bit of interest in a corner of a wargaming table where little normally happens.

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