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May 24, 2017

MikeH

About MikeH

The 12th illegitimate son of the 4th Earl of Whimbim now a wargamer and geek of dubious talent

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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

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

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

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

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

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