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Diary of a Wargames Butterfly

The ramblings of wargamer living on the edge

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August 20, 2017

Ramblings

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

much ado about nothing: Crossing the Niagara – 1812

  Whilst browsing the Too Fat Lardies Forum I came across a forum thread from Dave who’s been playing the opening scenario from my War of 1812 Supplement for Sharp Practice Dave has posted a few posts on his blog about his games, below is an excerpt from his first playtest Crossing the Niagara –

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

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

Crusade 2017 – The Wargames Show

Yesterday was the annual Crusade event that been run by the Penarth and District Wargames club since 1995, but this year it was different as its moved venues. for as long as I can remember the event was held in the Cogan leisure center and frankly the parking was always a nightmare and as the

Small Distractions – The Lead Pile

After going through my 4 remaining Epic armies and posting pictures of them on here, I decided to delve into my lead pile and see what I have to add to the armies. I’ve already taken pictures of my unpainted squat units (it’s here) but I knew I had more stuff and all I had

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