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May 27, 2017

Conan Expansion – Khitai

After yesterdays trip to the frozen north today Conan is travelling to the far east to the Kingdom of Khitai this is the second expansion I brought in the Kickstarter and so I think we need a little unboxing First up the box like the Nordhiem expansion this one contains a new hero to join Conan

Gaming

Star Wars Rebellion

    I’ve been after a Sunday afternoon game for a while (i.e. a game that can be played leisurely over a Sunday afternoon by a couple of players) and I came up with a few candidates, however I finally decided that Star Wars Rebellion was the one to get and last week I picked

Another Game of Over the Hills

After our first game of Over the Hills last week we quickly decided to play another game and try out some of the optional rules included in the book for this second game we extended the forces a bit and used one of the scenarios ‘hold until relieved’ this scenario is fairly straightforward with an

A First Game of Over the Hills

if you read one of my previous posts (it’s here) you’ll know I’ve been looking for a good set of Napoleonic rules that will allow me to use my 15mm figures, well after interviewing Adrian McWalters on the Meeples and Miniatures show I decided to pick up a copy of Over the Hills a rule

NetEpic – Squats v Orks

yesterday saw me traveling to my mate Marks house again for another game of NetEpic, this time it was Orks v Squats. one of Mark’s friends wanted to try out the rules so we gave him the Squats and I umpired and helped him learn the rules. this was a 3000 point game with the

NetEpic – Space Marines v Imperial Guard

after a break of many many years I finally got some Epic figures on the table and I introduced my mate Mark to the game I loved as a younger man. I wasn’t sure which version of Epic to play either 2nd edition or NetEpic, but after a read through of both sets of the

Conan – Hunting the Tigress Scenario

Last night myself and good chum Steve got together to play another game of Conan. we decided to play the Hunting the Tigress senario as it would allow me to use my newly painted figures, plus it uses the boat map with is my favourite one in the set this is the setup for the

Conan – Our First Game

Last night saw myself and good mates Mark and Steve play Conan for the first time, we decided to play the first scenario in the book ‘In the clutches of the Picts’ The scenario is designed for 4 players with 1 player taking on the role of Overlord (and controlling the Picts) whilst the other

Llardiff – October 15th at Firestorm Games

On October the 15th one of the UK’s most respected gaming companies; Too Fat Lardies will be visiting the South Wales Gaming Center at Firestorm Games to host a series of participation games showcasing some of their most popular rules. There will be 6 games on offer with each one being played twice starting around

Sunday Boardgame day at Firestorm Games

For the second weekend in a row a gang of us got together for a days gaming at Firestorm games, this week it was myself, Mark, Steve and Ty Ty brought along Scythe that he got in the Kickstarter. I have to say Scythe was completely different to anything I’ve ever played before,  the scope

Playing C&C Ancients

Tuesday is turning into Boardgame day as I usually drive over to visit my mate Mark and play something for a few hours. this week we decided to play Command and Colours: Ancients and I thought I’d share the games. normally we pick 1 scenario and play it twice (swapping sides after the first game)

Projects

15mm WWII Russian Army for Sale

one of my best mates has decided to sell his 15mm WWII Eastern Front armies and so I thought I would try my best to help find it a new home the army is mostly battlefront miniatures and is really well painted and based up, I would have brought it myself if it wasn’t for

Runewars The Miniatures Game – First Test Figures

After putting the figures together from the Runewars miniatures game I decided to paint some of the infantry up to see how they came up. first up was the Daqan spearmen. in the rules the Daqan are shown in rather bright blue and gold armour but I decided to go for a more muted palette.

Runewars The Miniatures Game – Waiqar the Undying

it’s time for part 2 of this short 2 part series with a review of the second army that comes in the Runewars miniatures game, the Waiqar’s as with the Daqan army you get 4 units and we’ll start with the Reanimates a 16 figure unit which again has 4 different sculpts Next a 8 man archer

Runewars The Miniatures Game – The Daqan Lords

After yesterdays unboxing of the new Runewars miniatures game I decided to assemble the miniatures and take some pictures, and here’s is part 1 of a short 2 part series where we look at the Daqan Lords there are 2 armies in the game the Daqan Lords a human army and the Waiqar an undead faction, and today we

What to paint next for my Epic Armies?

Just running a quick poll on Twitter to see what I should do next for my epic armies, feel free to add your voice to the decision not sure what Epic figures to do next so lets have a vote — Mike Hobbs (@Wargamer_Mike) April 9, 2017

Painting Progress – Giant Snake

its time for yet another Conan miniature from the never ending pile of plastic I have. and finally I’ve picked up the courage to tackle to most reconcilable miniature in the box set yes its the Giant Snake as always her’s the model in it’s pure unpainted form and here it is with some paint

Painting Progress – Pallantides

its been a while since I last posted about something I’ve painted but I had a bit of time this weekend and managed to knock out another miniature from my pile of Conan figures so today let me introduce you to Pallantides the Commander of the Black Dragons here’s the model before I painted it and

Total Battle Miniatures – 15mm Village

As I’ve just started playing 15mm Napoleonic’s again I decided to treat myself to some nice terrain to fit in with the period and I had a look at a few suppliers. But the problem I found was 15mm terrain was too big for the games I was planning on playing and its because of

Painting Progress – Thog and Conan the Warlord

after a long hiatus I’m back painting my Conan miniatures again and today I can show off what is possibly my favourite model in the whole game, that being Conan the Warlord. one of the things I really like about the Conan game is the way they have included lots of different versions of the great

War of 1812 Sharp Practice Supplement is out

The War of 1812 supplement for Sharp Practice that I’ve been working on for ages is finally out and you can buy it on the Too Fat Lardies website for the excellent price £7.50 It’s right here if you are interested it’s only available as a PDF but at 65 pages its well worth a look

Reviews

Conan Expansion – Nordheim

yesterday I received the wave 2 of the Conan boardgame that I pledge for a few years ago which contained 2 expansions and the Campaign book. so I thought I’d post a quick unboxing of the 1st expansion Nordheim the expansion take place in the frozen North of Hyboria and is loosely based on the story

Reviews

Runewars – Whats in the Box

a little while ago I ordered a copy of Runewars, the new game by Fantasy Flight set in the Runebound universe and today right on time it arrived from Firestorm games. so I thought I would do a quick unboxing to show people what they get first up is the box which when opened has

Painting

18mm Napoleon at War Figures

I’ve been using the services of Gareth from ADC painting for many years now and today I received the latest commission I sent him. this was for 3 18mm French Cavalry units produced by Man at War Miniatures and some extra Generals so lets look at the figures First up 2 units of French Lancers

Podcast

A Present for Mr Luff

If you’ve listened to the Meeples and Miniatures episode 200 you would have heard about my trip to Iceland and more specifically my visit to the Icelandic Phallological Museum. Dave Luff (my good mate and co-host on the Meeples) was very keen that I should go to the museum as he described it as ‘a must

Ramblings

Combat Stress Appeal

That well known Wargaming Celebrity Henry Hyde has been raising money for Combat Stress for the last few years and has now raised over £25,000 for this well deserving charity, which is a huge achievement. I do occasionally donate a few pounds to this charity but with the release of the War of 1812 campaign

Projects

18mm French Army 1815

Carrying on from my last post its time to look at my 18mm French army, that I put together for games played in the 100 days these are based on the I Corp under D’Erlon at Waterloo 1st Division – Général de Brigade Baron Joachim Jérôme Quiot du Passage  1st Brigade – Colonel Claude Charlet 1er

Projects

18mm British Army 1815

as I mentioned in my last post (it’s here if you missed it) I want to get back into battalion level Napoleonic wargaming so I decided today to dig out my armies and see what I’ve got, and here is part 1 ‘The British/Allied army during 1815’ like my mate Rich Jones,  I think the

Painting

Epic Painting and Tidy Up – Part 5

Life has been a bit hectic recently so I haven’t time to do much painting or update the blog, but finally I got my act together and picked up my brushes and here’s the results I’ve been working on an Eldar Titan for Epic and decided to magnetize  the head and weapons  and its nearly

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