13/04/2018 at 22:42 #88656
Thanks to my daughter showing me which buttons to press and in what order, I’ve finally managed to create my own blog! 🙂
To start with there will be a fair amount of stuff that I’ve posted to various discussion fora over the years, but there will also be plenty of new stuff. If nothing else, I challenge anyone to find a better cure for insomnia!
My blog can be found at http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/13/04/2018 at 23:27 #88657
Nicely done. I like the header photo, particularly the painting on ‘the pot’ 🙂
http://commanders.simdif.com13/04/2018 at 23:35 #88658
I can confirm that that was an authentic ‘gazunder’ enamel pattern for 18th Century Wales (yes, really). However, I can’t take the credit for painting it – Martin Small converted and painted all the Welsh ‘ladies’ for our Fishguard 1797 game. She’s converted from a Perry 19th Century American rioter.
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/16/04/2018 at 19:09 #88810
Latest stuff on the blog:
VBCW: The order of battle for Royalist Forces in Pembrokeshire: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/2018/04/14/a-very-british-civil-war-1938-royalist-forces/
VBCW: A profile of Lord Kylsant, 1st Marcher-Lord of Narberth and commander of the BUF’s ‘Sir Thomas Picton’ Independent Cohort: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/2018/04/15/a-very-british-civil-war-baron-kylsant/
VBCW: A profile of the Royalist Slebech Castle Cadet Corps: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/2018/04/16/a-very-british-civil-war-the-slebech-castle-cadet-corps/
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/17/04/2018 at 19:56 #88862
I don’t know what effect these will have upon the enemy, but by God, they frighten me.
(I know Nosey didn’t really say it – but well- you know…)
Enjoying the blog – lovely stuff!17/04/2018 at 20:01 #88863
Cheers Guy! I did those about three years ago, but I’ve been painting more today, including the mounted versions.
But if you think those are frightening, you should see the cross-dressing Welsh Nationalists…
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/22/04/2018 at 21:28 #89187
Latest stuff on the blog:
A Very British Civil War 1938: The Battle of Crundale: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/2018/04/17/a-very-british-civil-war-1938-the-battle-of-crundale/
A Very British Civil War 1938: The Army of the Bishopric of St David’s: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/2018/04/18/a-very-british-civil-war-1938-the-army-of-the-bishopric-of-st-davids/
A Very British Civil War 1938: Royalist Units in Pembrokeshire: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/2018/04/19/a-very-british-civil-war-royalist-units-in-pembrokeshire/
‘The Battle That Never Was’ – Fishguard 1797: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/2018/04/22/the-battle-that-never-was-fishguard-1797/
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/02/05/2018 at 11:47 #89798
This week on Jemima Fawr’s blog, we’ve moved onto WW2, specifically Normandy, with the Battle of the Grimbosq Bridgehead:
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/03/05/2018 at 22:05 #89902
We’re in Arnhem today: The Third Lift and the battle for the Dreijenseweg: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/2018/05/03/operation-market-garden-the-dreijenseweg-and-the-third-lift/
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/07/05/2018 at 14:19 #90052
We’re in Normandy again today, with our Operation WINDSOR game that pitted the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division against the 12th SS Panzer Division in a brutal battle of attrition for Carpiquet Airfield:
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/09/05/2018 at 18:16 #90192
My blog is back in the ‘alternate reality’ of 1938 this week, as the Bishop of St David’s army tries to take a Bridge on the River Wye…
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/11/05/2018 at 10:04 #90327
The war rages on in West Wales, as Royalist forces advance on the city of St David’s: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/2018/05/11/a-very-british-civil-war-in-pembrokeshire-the-battle-of-pelcomb-cross/
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/11/05/2018 at 19:12 #90351
Love your blog’s banner, by the way. He’s bracing for it.
We get slapped around, but we have a good time!12/05/2018 at 10:36 #90382
Cheers! Yes, it was one of those ‘afterthought’ photos taken during a game and I’ve loved it ever since. Martin even looked up 18th Century Welsh porcellain patterns before painting that ‘lady’…
The ‘lady’ is a converted Perry rioter from their ACW range, while the Frenchmen are Eureka French Revolutionary artillerymen.
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/15/05/2018 at 22:07 #90529
The Royalists continue their assault on the City of St David’s: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/2018/05/15/a-very-british-civil-war-in-pembrokeshire-the-battle-of-camrose/
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/15/05/2018 at 22:53 #90530
Kudos all around. I find the combination of eye candy and solid prose quite enjoyable.
Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.16/05/2018 at 02:55 #90533
With all those sheep about, surely the BUFs will get distracted…
We get slapped around, but we have a good time!17/05/2018 at 23:10 #90663
I’m off to ‘Partizan’ this weekend, to take part in Pete Barfield’s VBCW game there, so Baroness de Loutson’s Slebech Castle Ladies’ College Cadet Corps have received some reinforcements prior to going into action…
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/21/05/2018 at 03:51 #90803
I do all my own stunts.22/05/2018 at 12:30 #90920
The King’s forces and the Bishop of St David’s this week both receive armoured reinforcements (to a given value of ‘armoured’)…
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/30/05/2018 at 11:52 #92232
My first dabblings with ‘Saga’: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/2018/05/30/the-saga-begins/
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My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/03/06/2018 at 10:01 #92438
My first game of ‘Saga’:
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/04/06/2018 at 14:35 #92516
The guys from the Very British Civil Forum got together for a game at Partizan ’18. Entitled “This Seat of Mars”, Royalist forces attack a Socialist-held Leicestershire town, with the intention of capturing the hidden Crown Jewels:
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/08/06/2018 at 17:17 #92827
Six months ago I ‘put my foot down with a firm hand’ and mentally banned myself for starting any new wargames projects…
OK, maybe only a small skirmishy-type project. Absolutely no mass armies…
So here’s my new ACW project…
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/15/06/2018 at 15:55 #93352
Here’s a game we did a little while back, pitting a Soviet armoured thrust against some West German defenders:
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/15/06/2018 at 23:08 #93389
Very nice. I have not yet succumbed to the lure of a VBCW, but you’re figures and games are very impressive. (I must not start a new project.. I must not start a new project.. I must not start a new project.. I must not start a new project.. )
--An occasional wargames blog: http://aleadodyssey.blogspot.com/ --16/06/2018 at 01:33 #93397
Look into my eyes, into my eyes, not around the eyes and you’re under… You will make a very large purchase with Footsore and Empress Miniatures. Oh and probably Hinterland, Sloppy Jalopy and Warlord as well. You will embrace the silliness. And you’re back in the room.
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/17/06/2018 at 16:02 #93460
Another game report: This time I refight Quatre-Bras 1815 with the Minions using ‘Napoleon’s Battles’ rules:
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/18/06/2018 at 13:43 #93516
As it’s Waterloo Day, I thought I’d recall out Waterloo Bicentennial Game from 2015. We actually did two Waterloo games that week – this first game was a single-day demo game in a local museum. We then packed up the game for a ‘proper’ two-day refight at the wargames club over the following weekend (the report of which will follow):
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/20/06/2018 at 14:21 #93652
As mentioned in my previous thread, our bicentennial Waterloo game in 18th June 2015 was mainly for ‘public consumption’. We set the game up again during the following weekend to give it a ‘proper’ go over two days:
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/23/06/2018 at 07:15 #93849
The 10mm ACW project is progressing nicely and I’ve now got Buford’s cavalry on the table. All I need now is some ‘Good Ground’…
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/25/06/2018 at 18:46 #93957
Let us not go to Camelot… Tis a silly place…
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/30/06/2018 at 22:45 #94275
The Minions and I recently had a go at refighting the Battle of Raab 1809 (fought between the Austrians under Archduke John and the Franco-Italian army of Prince Eugene:
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/03/07/2018 at 16:49 #94461
I’ve finally finished my first major Confederate formation in 10mm – Harry Heth’s Division for Gettysburg: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/2018/07/03/in-dixie-land-ill-make-my-stand-building-a-10mm-confederate-army-part-1/
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/06/07/2018 at 19:11 #94739
Another Cold War game that I did with the Minions. This was meant to have been the first run-out with my British armour, but I brought the wrong box… 😕
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/27/07/2018 at 23:27 #95790
After a few weeks painting (or not painting, thanks to the heat and an eye infection), we finally got a small ACW game done with Fire & Fury 2nd Edition: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/2018/07/27/theres-the-devil-to-pay-first-clash-at-gettysburg-our-first-acw-game/
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My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/01/08/2018 at 13:11 #96082
Today we’re refighting the Battle of Salamanca in 15mm, with AB Figures and Napoleon’s Battles 4th Edition rules: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/2018/08/01/by-god-thatll-do-the-battle-of-salamanca-22nd-july-1812/
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/12/08/2018 at 16:29 #96747
We were in Angola this week, where I suffered possibly the most comprehensive spanking I have ever received in a wargame… 😮
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/24/08/2018 at 20:14 #97549
Another friend wanted to have a try of F&F 2nd Edition, so we had a second crack at the Gettysburg scenario… Perhaps I could win playing the other side…?
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/25/08/2018 at 03:08 #97557
Hi Jemima. I’ve been enjoying your AAR blog posts, please keep them coming. Your 10mm ACW collection is coming along beautifully. I mistook your figures for 15mm until I was reminded that they are a smaller scale.
You'll shoot your eye out, kid!
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