Sunday, December 27, 2009

Anzac WWI Vickers MMG Section

I wrapped up my painting for 2009 by finishing two WWI Vickers Machine Gun teams for "The Great War". They will support my 1000pt Anzac Battalion. All I have left to paint is my 18pdr Gun, five crew and a forward observer and the army is finished. Figures are 28mm Great War Miniatures.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

2009 Painting Stats, Awards & Thank You

As 2009 draws to a close and I get a year closer to 40 it's time to reveal my painting stats and the most fabulous Wargamer Blue awards of 2009.

This year I painted :
46 x 15mm figures (exactly the same as last year)
8o x 28mm figures (one down from last year)
1 x 28mm tank
21 x 1/3000 ships

Overall I painted far less than 2008.

My award for the best ruleset of 2009 "Black Powder" by Warlord Games.

Best new miniatures of 2009 "15mm Huey Slicks" from Battlefront Miniatures

Big thank you to my regular readers and to the regular comment posters who have encouraged me to keep painting. Especially my blogging friends

Helen aka Tank Girl
Monty aka Monty's Wargaming
Steve aka Steve's Blog
Chris aka Confessions of a Wargamer
Secundus aka Iron Mitten

Big shout out to my gaming buddy Guido who will hopefully get his 10 year old daughter to show him how to blog and put his awesome painted figures on show in 2010.

And finally Neil at the Meeples and Miniatures Podcast. Great show mate, getting bigger and better all the time.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and have a safe New Year. I should have a picture of a couple of WWI MMG gunners up shortly. I just need to paint the bases.

Paul aka Wargamer Blue, Rat of Tobruk (TMP), and pbeccas on everything else.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Games Workshop Goes WWII

The December 2009 issue of Wargames Illustrated contains an interesting little announcement on page 4.

"Warhammer World 24-25 October.......attendees were treated to a bonus surprise appearance when Warwick Kinrade of Forgeworld demonstrated the forthcoming Games Workshop World War II game.

Warwick ran through a game in which a British Battlegroup stormed a German held position in Normandy - the British sector in Normandy being the focus for the rulebook. The game is designed for 20mm figures although it will work equally well in 15mm. Interestingly the game seemed to owe little to the well know Warhammer game system.

The game is still a work in progress with a release date of "next year - hopefully early on" planned. The core rulebook will be supported by further supplements, which will include more army lists and more theatres of war"

The article is accompanied by a photograph of a tall lanky man in desperate need of sun moving a column of Brit tanks up a road into a French village.

From those that witnessed the demonstration - it is based on an old school wargame rule set called "Sandskrieg" from the 1970's.

Bring on something new in 2010.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Great War Australian Command

I have finally finished the Battalion Command for my Western Front Anzac 1000pt army. Just two Vickers teams and a 18pdr Field Gun to go. Figures are 28mm Great War Miniatures.