Thursday, 25 April 2019

A new computer...

Hi Chaps,

It is certainly difficult to update a blog without a computer! My old laptop developed the infuriating habit of randomly deleting files if you attempted to open them! If anyone knows the cure I would be very happy to hear from them as I still have the accursed item. The replacement item is a cheap and cheerful laptop from PC world-but it did come with Microsoft office which made its princely sum of £190 seem a little less eye watering.

Anyway despite the technological hitch I have still been clearing out and have firmly decided to play a few games this year. Bolt Action in 15MM is looking the favourite as I had ignored this scale until seeing the Battlefront and Plastic Soldier Company figures in the flesh. They are so effective and "armies" for this system become very affordable.

My recent obsession with 15MM has caused me to scratch build a couple of African buildings and accidentally purchase a large (for me) group of modern figures and the pdf for AK 47 which upon re reading does indeed deserve its cult status. I am keeping those away from the painting table for the moment, I want to savour painting those little guys and will watch some appropriate movies beforehand.

I do want to keep painting 28MM but I am undecided on what period... Black Powder looks like a great game to play I just need to resist the urge to buy 6MM as my collection is shrinking in size and not number.

The unit of troops and cannon above are currently on ebay…. I made the artillery from scratch and have purchased more mdf wheels so that I can make a battery for some 28mm WW1 Brits
 which have waited patiently on my to do list for a long long time.

Keep blogging Chaps.


  1. All good stuff. I didn't realise so much is available in 15mm.

    1. Neither did I AJ. A mate of mine has painted up some German WW2 in 15mm and it is so effective it rivals 28mm.... and it is of course a fraction of the price.

  2. Good to have you back on the grid and lots to look forward to by the sound of it.

    1. Hi Michael, it feels good to be back thanks. Oddly it feels like I am back amongst friends, that sort of feeling.

  3. Welcome back! Some good plans ahead

    1. Hi Simon,
      Good to be back, I miss this community but my job is horrible... looking forward to catching up with everyone.

  4. My Computer-fu is very weak so I will be of NO use at all regarding that.

    Ahhh AK47 (hopefully the old rules not the latest edition) Big fan. I wish you well with them. I wish I could play them more. Alas every time I want to play them another club ember refuse unless we play the latest edition..... which is lacking in flavour. It's like playing any other wargame . But in a second rate way. (just my opinion and many disagree with me and prefer the latest edition.) All I can say is NOT a Fan of the latest edition. Trying out a company that is new to me this week, I shall review them on my blog when they arrive!

    1. I have never tried the new edition Clint but other people I have spoken to prefer the older set. I miss the days of 15MM plastics in 28MM have seen the end of DBA etc...

  5. Just came across your blog. It's really interesting and I've got into solo gaming myself over the last couple of years. Glad to know I'm not alone or mad :) will revisit your blog

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