Friday, July 29, 2011

20MM Colonials Action

This week some pics of another small colonial action that I managed to squeeze in between work, family and dental surgery!
Highlanders move into a small valley in column
A half company of Ghurkas 
Bengal Lancers in advance of the column
Pathans draw up in ambush
A band of Pathans  surge through a narrow defile
though the British column looses initially they quickly are able form up and deliver several crushing volleys
...that eventually send the small Pathan force off the field.

Still don't have enough Pathans painted up to give the Brits much resistance, so I'm going to have to step up the painting this month.

Please also see my FOR SALE link at the top of the page for some cool ships up and other minis  for auction!

Friday, July 8, 2011

...and the Up Side.

After a discouraging few days lamenting the demise of my paper buildings...I buckled down and repaired and rebuilt them all and on top of that, built a nice church (also available free at GHQ) that takes only about an hour to construct. I was able to get all the wrecked buildings back into shape and despite a few bent spots they don't look too bad. One of them had a hole torn in the roof which I just left and painted some fire damage and it looks pretty convincing. Adding some bits of clump foliage around the bases also makes a huge difference (especially with paper houses since it encourages your eye to perceive the flat surfaces as more three dimensional and less "papery")

So now I have experienced the full ups and downs of paper terrain...and hopefully I can keep that little monster away from my stuff till she gets a bit older!

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Gamer QUIZ
This picture is either:

A)  ... the remains of a quaint Dutch village circa 1944 after a particularly severe bombardment
B)  ... the unfortunate downside of paper buildings

I think I'll coin a new adage... Never, ever, turn your back on a two year old...!