Wednesday, 13 September 2017


Tonights game was a rematch of Batman v the league of Shadows and Batman got his ass kicked in a royal fashion .
a pregame auto show -my collection of batmobiles 

turn 1

Green Arrow takes along shot -and misses as he did with every shot he made

Batman about to die horribly 

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Ambush Alley -back to basics

I have always been massive fan of Ambush Alley ,I own every edition and supplement produced and was a point man doing demos for the game around the UK and they very kindly supported my charity fund raising .Well as we wait for the new version to be released we decided to go back to basics using the original AA rules and doing the basic scenario contractor trouble .A briliant game we all enjoyed it , the Marines scoring a 15 to 6 points hard fought victory victory over the insurgents .
the table before deployment

The marines move up 

the rescue

fighting their way out 

a drones view of the final turn 

Monday, 28 August 2017

Battlegroup Tobruk -more stuff finished

Managed to get some more kit for my Battlegroup Tobruk project finished , some Armourfast Valentines and some Early War Miniatures Vickers 15mm gunned light tanks .My first Armourfast and they are quite good really for wargamers would take alot of work to get to display models but nice the EWM models are really nice ,all the stowage is EWM as well .
Section of 3 Valentines

and a spare (armourfast are 2 to a box)

the Vickers light tank beefed up to the 15mm AT version ? 

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Batman v League of Shadows

Another fantastic game last night , really enjoying this rule set  its very tactical but fun ,still getting to grips with some of the special skills but we are getting there .Last night John played the League and I was Batman ,reallly bad dice rolling on both sides ( for example at one point We both needed 3+rolls I rolled 2 D6 and got double 1, John rolled 3D6 and got triple 2's)  meant it was a low scoring game which I literally stole on the last move 7pts to 6 ....
The set up 

the caped crusader looks down on Liam Neeson 

Catwomen on the tiles whilst the boys fight


Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Penquin v Joker

A nice small game last night of BMG at sheffield wargames society ,I ran a Penquin gang and John used the Joker around 300pts each in a 4 turn scenario .Our first game in along time aand we made one or 2 errors but we really enjoyed it ,lots of stratergy needed not just a shoot em up the Penquin romped home in an impressive 11 VP's to 1 win so a rematch on the cards for next wednesday .Figures all knight miniatures ,for your info building a mix of troll trader and the ones from the suicide sqd starter ,cars eagle moss and odd diecassts and the mat as always from urbanmatz.

Batman Miniature Game -Suicide Squad Box Set

Having decided to start playing BMG again I thought I would update my collection with the 2 player starter Suicide Squad box set based on the movie. It is a great set and paid extra for the one with acollectors Harley riding abomb and the Aflick batman models ,so I got anice 15 figures there are also 2 nice strong card stock buildings and some dice and counters and alovely rulebook in the style of a DC comic,,however it is not really a 2player set .You do get enough figures but not enough dice or counters for a 2 player game so a bit misleading .I also read that the book contained all the new rupdated rules as well but this is not the case but I did find it easier to read than the hard back it seems to have less clutter a disapointment was that only the first scenario includes all the figures you get in the box the others require you to buy more figures .Not the best starter set but for some onw like myself that has all the bits to play anyway ,a nice expansion .9/10

The Joker team

The Suicide Squad

the collectors figures 

I couldnt resist buying Rick Flag as well .

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Bolt Action -New Guinea Campaign

I have just recieved a nice present from my lovely partner ,the new Warlord New Guinea campaign army set ,a box full of nice toys and a really useful campaign book .The book as usual for Bolt Action is full of colour pictures of painted models,plates from Osprey books and looks really good .There are 12 scenarios ,army lists for not only the Australians and Japanese but also America and the Dutch forces as well with lots of background info .The starter set I recieved contained 10 early-mid  war Aussies in their kit they arrived in straight from the deserts of North Africa armed with rifles and lewis guns ,10  mid-late war chaps in the famous jungle green uniform armed with a mix of owen guns ,rifles and a bren .The set also comes with a officer and 2 nco's ,10 papuan troops   a AT rifle a Piat team ,2 inch and 3 inch mortars a sniper team ,flame thrower team a MMG ,a really nice light howitzer and a resin Matillda which makes either the satandard 2 pdr , a support howitzer or a flame thrower frog version.The usual special figure that came with the book is of "Bull" Allan a very heroic Australian stretcher bearer who rescued many wounded troops and is shown carrying a fallen comrade over his shoulder .Some of the infantry poses are a tad "heroic" but overall these are great figures featuring a mix of bush hats and Tin helmets and some of them are a bit ragged to show the jungle wear and tare , the weapon kits are very nice as well but as usual do not contain any assembly instructions which can be a pain and the book is a 132 page soft cover in full colour - 10/10

Sunday, 30 July 2017

KickStarters -My experiences good and bad...

At first I was little worried about doing kick starter ,which for those of you not in the know , involves you pledging money to a company so they can produce new items which they could not afford normally ,for your funding you usually get the goodies before they go on general sale and usually some freebies (Rewards )as well .I have now been involved in a few and so far only had one bad experience. So far I have been involved in the following :

AW Miniatures -Funded 3 of this companies endeavours ,a FIW ,Samurai and a Zulu all were completed on time and I recieved quite alot of stuff for my troubles ,there was constant feed back from AW until the items were delivered .

Product               10/10
Communication 10/10
Rewards             10/10
On Time              YES
do one again        YES

Tabletop Tyrants-just one for figure cases ,was a bit late but they kept us up to date and threw in some extras for the wait .

Product               9/10
Communication  10/10
Rewards              10/10
On Time              no about 2 months late
do one again        probably not ( I have enough cases now)

Galloping Major- FIW British Red Coats always been a fan of lances figures and own more than I need but couldnt resist these ,a bit late but loads of communication

Product               10/10
Communication  10/10
Rewards              10/10
On Time              no about 2-3 months late
do one again        yes depending on the items ,his current one is FIW French ,i have too many

Northstar    - not really a Kickstarter Nick does his own version but same principle ,I have done 2 now 1 direct from Northstar and 1 through the wargames emporium

Product                10/10
Communication   10/10
Rewards               10/10
on Time                YES
do one again          Yes

Plastic Soldier Company -This is the bad one ,it was to be delivered Feb 2017 and Im still waiting with very few updates ,no appologies really and I have asked for a refund with no answer

Product               ????? hopefully good when (if )I get it
Communication  1/10
Rewards              7/10  if delivered ( the 1 thing promised for the late delivery is very disappointing )
On Time              No so far getting on for 7 months late
do one again      NO

hope this helps ,overall I am happy with my Kick Starters and will do more just very disapointed with PSC .

Wednesday, 26 July 2017


Another fantastic game of 7TV at sheffield war games society with the paranormal investigators and some SWAT friends tackiling a few cultists .All was going great until the cultists opened a time gate and a T-Rex set about eating the entire cast of good guys....