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April 24, 2017

Archives for March 2016

Whats on the Paint Desk

A bit late this week but it’s time for the weekly snapshot of my painting progress, aka “Whats on the Paint Desk” So today my painting desk contains:- An odd US rifleman I found in a bag of sample figures, that I’ll use as an NCO for Sharp Practice 3 Imperial Assault rebel troopers, that still haven’t been

Visiting Lard Island – The Afternoon Game

Well I finally made it to that mythical land known only as ‘Lard Island’ and despite all the warnings I received on my journey (see previous post), I found The Lord of Lard (aka, Rich Clarke) to be a wonderful host indeed. I arrived at Lard Central at midday, and after a quick chat with

Visiting Lard Island – Prologue

Mike Hobbs’s Journal 26th March. Reading Services. __Left South Wales at 8:35 P. M, on 24th March, arriving at Pilning early next morning; should have arrived at 6:46, but train was an hour late. Pilning seems a wonderful place, from the glimpse which I got of it from the train and the little I could walk through the streets.

Deployment points for Sharp Practice 2

One of the new features in Sharp Practice 2 are deployment points which are used as entry points for your forces, players get at least 1 of these per side but some units give extra ones that add a bit of unpredictability to games (its all explained in this post from the Too Fat Lardies

Whats on the Paint Desk

Yes its time for the weekly snapshot of my painting progress as “Whats on the Paint Desk” returns So today my painting desk contains:- The 8 US Militia Cavalry from last week, which are nearly finished An officer for the Militia Cavalry from the Perry’s dragoon boxset 6 Canadian artillery crew from Brigade games An odd US rifleman

Dystopian Wars: Fleet Action | Element270

A Prussian empire strike force is heading for Iceland, its mission a simple one: at all costs discover what the Covenant of Antarctica is up to on the frozen wastelands of this small island. This exciting boxed is the first to feature the new Dystopian Wars: Fleet Action fast play rules and the box contents

Making Sabot Bases

I’ve been asked by a few people about how I do the sabot bases I’ve shown off in other posts, so I’ve decided to post a quick tutorial, these bases are really quick to do and you just need a few bits and some time These are the things you need sabot bases PVA glue sand

Example forces for Sharp Practice 2

I’ve had a couple of people ask about army lists for the War of 1812 mod I’m doing for Sharp practice 2 and so I thought I’d post some info on the current plan as Rich has explained in a recent post on Lard Island news the idea is for players to have a core force

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