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Diary of a Wargames Butterfly

The ramblings of wargamer living on the edge

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August 20, 2017

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Oddball Tank by Warlord Games

a few weeks ago I picked up Warlord games Oddball Tank, which is very similar to the vehicle used in the classic 1970 film Kelly’s Heroes the vehicle in the film was a Sherman M4A3E4 that the production team loaned from the Yugoslavian army and has become an iconic vehicle. ok this model was never used in

Deployment Points for Sharp Practice

as I mentioned in my report on Crusade I picked up my latest painting commission from Gareth at ADC Painting last week and have slowly started basing them up. First up was the 3 Deployment Points I had planned for the French army and for these I used a mix of Perry and Westfalian Miniatures so here they

Peninsula French Army

As I’ve finished the Highlanders which are a core force for playing Sharp practice Games in the Peninsular, its time to think about some opposition for them. Obviously that means the French (or an Ally regiment) and so yesterday I dived into my lead pile and pulled out 2 boxes of Perry’s French infantry. The Perry’s French are in

Highlanders for Sharp Practice

You might remember a little while ago I picked up some Victrix Highlanders from the Firestorm games Bring and Buy sale. Well the figures were all painted but needed touching up and also I wanted to extend what I had and make a complete Highland force for Sharp Practice so I ordered a couple of

War of 1812 Cover Art – sneak peak

Just been sent this by Mr Clarke of Too Fat Lardies, its the cover of the War of 1812 campaign book I’ve been working on no other details yet on release date or cost, but I’m very excited so if you are interested in the War of 1812 and don’t yet own a copy of

Trip to Castle Gamers in Bridgend

whilst demoing Sharp Practice at Firestorm last month I got chatting to Richard an old mate of mine and he asked if I fancied doing a demo of the game at his local club. well emails were exchanged and last night saw me driving to the village of Coity to join the Castle Gamers on

Reinforcements Arrive

my painter chap Gareth from ADC Painting has just delivered my latest order and I thought I’d post them here They are the latest figures for 1812 and include 12 x 41st Foot Grenadiers in Stovepipe shakos – this gives me 24 of these now so enough for 3 regular groups in Sharp Practice 24 x Canadian

Big Chain of Command game

last weekend myself and good mates, Mark, Ty, Geoff and Steve got together for a big game of Chain of Command at Firestorm games Geoff had agreed to run the game and he put together a scenario that allowed us to use my US infantry and Fallschirmjäger, Ty’s Heer and Steve’s US Paras. the game was

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