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April 23, 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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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

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

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

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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