Friday, 7 December 2012

Side tracked by...

...U.S. Airborne I blame 'Band of Brothers' got two jeeps and a rather nice Sherman!

Saturday, 8 September 2012


Is the format all cocked up?


...have been busy training for the Para10 which is tomorrow!! Ten miles in boots, army trousers and a 36lb bergen at Catterick camp. Must be mad!! Anyway have managed to restrict my last three months of hobby spending money to Samurai really want to collect a 2000pt army! If & when I paint it is another thing altogether. Derby Worlds soon at a new venue which I am looking forward too. cheers ps So far I have, Daimyo (mounted) Personal Standard (Samurai)(on foot) 18 x Samurai with yari 12 x Ashiguru (6 with bow, 6 with arquebus) 12 x Ashiguru (6 with bow, 6 with arquebus) 10 x Ashiguru skirmishers with bows 1 x Light cannon and crew

Thursday, 6 September 2012


Currently collecting a late wars Samurai army using 28mm Perry miniatures!

Monday, 19 March 2012

Friday, 16 March 2012


...that's another 16 Persian's added to the army!

Need some archers now!!

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Gone all WAB GT!

Pictures of Duxford will follow loads of them!

Have alway's wanted to enter the WAB GT so the order I have sent off to North Star should help?

Pics soon...

Here we go again!.......

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Friday, 17 February 2012


...the order from SHQ has yet to arrive!

May be being a bit spoilt BUT!!

Latest shiney shiney is the Northstar 1672 range (ex Copplestone Castings) now available in units! Had a quick look at 'Under the Lilly Banners' rules at Hammerhead look good but a bit pricey, anybody got any sample army list? the figures come first!!

Anyway must go need to waste £25 on a unit I may never paint :)

Picture no.2

Like the Saladin!

Hammerhead 2012

Only took two pictures! Was a bit disappointed to be honest not as good as Partizan and still four quid too get in,

Did not buy anything! Trying to be strict!!!!!!

Saturday, 11 February 2012


Hobby purchases have been few and far between recently!

I am currently into Kampfgruppe Normandy and have started buying 20mm mid war Soviets (influenced by 'Johnny Red') so far I have a very nice T34 and an order has been sent off for some SHQ infantry.

My 28mm WW2 Soviets are coming along nicely my plan is to have a 'Rapid Fire' battalion with very few duplicate figures will hopefully pick up a few 'Crusader' Soviets tomorrow at Hammerhead. Also quite fancy some 20mm moderns!!!!

As for the Russo-Japan war I am still reading and intersted but do I REALLY want to start a new period?

And have you seen the new 'Perry' napoleonic Russian's?

Hammerhead tomorrow!

Weather permitting so expect some pics and me buying loads of random sci-fi stuff I will never ever use!

Off out in a bit to find Robert Bye!

More info soon....

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Johnny Red

Received the second volume of the 'Johnny Red' comic strip today!

Fantastic and has got me thinking about WW2 Russians again.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Getting quite excited

Started reading the osprey last night and it is very good, the illustrations are superb. Nipping to the library tomorrow for a book with a bit more depth. But this is a great primer definitely worth the money.

Looking for ward to payday and ordering some toys.


Sunday, 15 January 2012

Retreat? Hell!

Just watched 'Battle:Los Angeles' now lot's of ideas, let me see Elheim 20mm marines against what?

Who does 20mm aliens?

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Another idea..too many ideas!!!!!!!!!!

Crusader & Warlord miniatures? Too many ideas but?

Always a good starting point

Also fancy some Ebor Miniatures WW1 Belgians. Sculpted by Bob Naismith he designed the first plastic GW space marines when the world was young.

Latest temptations...

Was not going to buy this, but..

was in Chesterfield with my son and thought why not, well now I want....lot's of stuff!

First these look amazing Tsuba Miniatures (see link) 1904-05 Japanese infantry sculpted by the very talented and prolific Paul Hicks, I want some!

These are lovely and come pay day some samples will be winging there way to yours truly.

Mutineer Miniatures look good but I am not a big fan of Mike Owen's sculpting loved his early Artizan stuff chunkier but his latest is very good not just to my taste though eventually I am sure I will get his Alamo figures and the 'Kelly's Heroes' characters.

This was a very good issue of Wargames Soldiers & Strategy which is becoming in my view the best wargames magazine available.

See the title!

Have never finished anything!

I suppose I am more of a collector than a gamer and everytime I buy a wargames magazine something else grabs my attention for at least ten minutes!

I have though decided that I don't want to collect (or possibly paint) anything less than 20mm. My situation at the moment is that I do have some cash, not much but some, but I have no space and nowhere to paint. Also I collect lot's of stuff toy cars, hockey cards, comics etc etc. All of which may get mentioned on here.

Long term I fancy Napoleonics, I remember a long time ago (20 years!) a trader at Triples saying that Napoleonics in 25/28mm was dead! Well not true and long term and when I say long I mean loooong term I will be collecting Napoleonic toy soldiers, oh did I mention I only collect metal? Years ago I bought Games Workshop's first plastic orcs they painted up ok but! ? I am not sure just didn't like them. Have tried again and again but if I am going to collect anything then, might as well be metal.

This blog will be me changing my mind every day about what I am collecting and what I am not! Don't expect any great pictures, battle reports just me talking about toy soldiers and stuff!

Enjoy the ride...