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Diary of a Wargames Butterfly

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August 17, 2017

Painting Progress – Bossonian Archers

it’s been a while since I did one of these posts but I’m once again back painting Conan miniatures and this week I’ve worked on the Bossonian Archers that come in the core box the Bossonian Marches are part of Aquilonia and border the Pictish Wilderness, this area is famed for its archers and people

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)

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Projects

40K Terrain

The last few posts have covered the 2 armies I have remaining for 40K so today I decided to look at my terrain stash for anything usable and what do you know I have lots. When I was playing 40K originally I was really into city fights so I built up a good selection of

40K Chaos Renegades – Part 2

And I’m back, its another day and another post about 40K and this time its part 2 of my Renegades army where I’ll go over the vehicles I have done so far as I said in my last post (here) I wanted the vehicles to look like they have been captured by the renegades and

40K Chaos Renegades – Part 1

If you’ve been following my last few posts you would have seen my 40K Dark Angel army in detail and now its time to cover my 2nd army the Renegades This army was started a fair few years ago  when Forgeworld released a series of books on the Siege of Vraks and myself and my then

40K Dark Angels – Part 3

Final part of this little micro series of blog posts and its time to investigate my remaining unpainted pile of plastic models and to be honest it’s not that big (I know who would have thought that eh) basically I have this lot to do 4 Assault marines – yep the remaining troops to make

40K Dark Angels – Part 2

Following on from my last post (it’s here) its time to carry on with my audit of my Dark Angel army for 40K After covering the HQ and elite units I think we should look at the backbone of the army the infantry and some vehicles Tactical Squad 1  This is squad 3 and it

40K Dark Angels – Part 1

in my last post I discussed a bit of my history with 40K and said that after selling off a lot of figures last year I left myself 2 armies (just in case I needed them) so today got the first of those armies out of storage and did a bit of an audit to

Just when you think you’re out, they drag you back in

last Saturday a strange thing happened to me as I went into Firestorm Games and brought the new version of Warhammer 40K (the 8th edition) and this wasn’t some impulse purchase made after a few too many beers, I went into the shop specially to buy it. ok I had also organised a game of

Painting Progress – Pirates for Conan

a little while ago we Meeples and Miniatures interviewed Matt Slade from Glenbrook Games about his business and how he paints figures (it’s here if you missed it) as I’ve known Matt for ages I decided to ask if he could paint up some of my Conan miniatures to help clear the backlog and so

More Napoleonic Reinforcements

I’ve been building up my 18mm Napoleonic armies recently and the other day I received a huge box of figures from Gareth at ADC Painting who is my go to guy when it comes to getting armies painted. Gareth is great because i just tell him what units I want them painted up as and he

Cibo’s Little Dudes – 18mm Napoleonics

Anyone who listens to Meeples and Miniatures will know that I have been playing a lot of the Napoleonic game ‘Over the Hills’ recently and I’ve been using some old figures I got painted up a few years ago. the Miniatures in question were ones I got for a game called Napoleon at War and were

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Reviews

Blood Rage – The Miniatures

in my last post I did a quick unboxing and showed off the components in the game and in this post I want to concentrate on the minis. This miniatures in this game are something else, considering they are plastic boardgame pieces they have really pushed the bar as the level of detail is amazing,

Reviews

Blood Rage – Whats in the Box

On Saturday I managed to get a lift to the UK Games Expo with my good mate Geoff Bond (Hi Geoff) and I had a brilliant day. I spent a lot of time hanging out with Neil, and the 2 Dave’s from Meeples and Miniatures just chatting to people and taking in the show. anyway

Reviews

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

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

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

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