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  • #97568
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
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    Cheers Zippy!  They’ve been on hold just lately, due to being on holiday for three weeks, getting a new pup and then getting the urge to paint some Cold War stuff, but I’ll get some more Rebs done soon.  Pender’s division is 2/3rds finished – they’ll double my Confederates and if I then add a few Confederate cavalry I’ll have a force suitable for a wide range of small historical scenarios.

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #97607
    grizzlymc
    grizzlymc
    Participant

    “getting a new pup” – YAY!  Bloody April!

    #98139
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    It was a first run-out for my Cold War Danes and East Germans this week, as they fought for a series of river-crossings in Schleswig-Holstein, circa 1984:

    “Fortes Fortuna Juvat”: The Jutland Dragoons at Wulfsfelde, 1984

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #98145
    grizzlymc
    grizzlymc
    Participant

    Dusty Danish dragoons delay the deutsch.

    #98649
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Spurred by a load of 15mm Cold War Polish infantry who lack suitable transport, I recently dabbled for the first time in the world of 3D-printed models, as that is the only 15mm source for the Polish SKOT eight-wheeled APC (also known as the OT-64).  And I have to say that I’m VERY pleased with them! 🙂

    “Great SKOT!” Some Warsaw Pact APCs in 15mm…

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #99707
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Grognards will have seen all this before, but I’m slowly gathering together the best of my old photo galleries together onto my blog.  So here are the British units I painted for the Waterloo Bicentennial game in 2015.  Netherlands, French and Prussians to follow:

    “The Scum of the Earth”: Wellington’s Army at Waterloo in 15mm

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #100324
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Got my Cold War Polish battalion finished this week, using some cracking 15mm figures by Oddzial Osmy and SKOT APCs by Butler’s Printed Models:

    Cold War Polish Infantry

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #100377
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Things are afoot in darkest Pembrokeshire…

    A Very British Civil War in Pembrokeshire 1938: The Welsh Are Revolting!

    (NB this is old stuff that you might have seen before – I’m bringing old threads together on to my blog)

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #100511
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Things are getting even stranger in Wales:

    A Very British Civil War in Pembrokeshire 1938: Huw Puw Gets His Marching Orders

    [Edited to correct link]

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by Jemima Fawr Jemima Fawr.

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #101573
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
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    Yes, yes, I know that they never wore them in the field, but I just can’t resist a nicely-trimmed busch:  http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/2018/10/15/prussian-foot-guard-regiments-1813-15mm-ab-figures/

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #101583
    Darkest Star Games
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    Bwahahaha!  Nice tag line!  Figures look great too.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #101590
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Bwahahaha! Nice tag line! Figures look great too.

    Cheers!  Not so much a double as a single-entendre… 😉

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #101737
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    This week I have mostly been sticking placky Leopards together…

    ‘Beware of the Leopard!’ (15mm Plastic Leopard 1 Tanks)

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #102483
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    I’ve got my Dutch Cap on this week…

    ‘Going Dutch’: Building a Cold War Dutch Battlegroup (Part 1)

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #102821
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Here’s a gallery of some French Allied units (Polish, Baden, Saxon, Westphalian and Hessian) that I’ve painted over the last couple of years:

    Some Napoleonic French Allies (15mm AB Figures)

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #103137
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    The campaign continues in Pembrokeshire: Lord Tenby’s Royalist forces move in for the kill against a wounded Bishopric of St David’s: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/2018/11/04/a-very-british-civil-war-in-pembrokeshire-the-battle-of-robleston-hall/

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #104069
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    This is a rather large game we did at Bovington Tank Museum a few years back, of the assault by 53 (Welsh) Division on the Dutch city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch:

    Refighting Operation ALAN: The Welsh Victory, 22-29 October 1944

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #104478
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Some more 1980s Cloggies from me this week: Some M113 C&V 25 recce vehicles, a YPR-765 conversion and the first of the infantry:

    ‘Going Dutch’: Building a Cold War Dutch Battlegroup (Part 2)

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #104776
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Today I’ve put some more AB Napoleonics up on the blog, along with one ‘paint-conversion’ of Marshal Bessiers from a Marshal Murat figure by Sho Boki:

    French Napoleonic Reinforcements


    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #105475
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    The Warsaw Pact rampage through Schleswig-Holstein continues!  The Danish Funen Life Regiment makes a stand at the village of Gnissau:

    LANDJUT 1984: The Defence of Gnissau

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #105477
    Ochoin
    Ochoin
    Participant

    Such very pretty work. A joy to look at.

     

    donald

    #105482
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Such very pretty work. A joy to look at. donald

    Cheers Donald!  You’re not so bad yourself, sweetie.

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #105484
    Ochoin
    Ochoin
    Participant

    Such very pretty work. A joy to look at. donald

    Cheers Donald! You’re not so bad yourself, sweetie.

    Better than you can afford.

    Can I ask about what you use to “elevate” your aircraft? Transparent plastic rod, obviously, but where to get it, how’s it affixed etc?

    It looks so much better than my coathanger wire stands.

     

    donald

    #105525
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Such very pretty work. A joy to look at. donald

    Cheers Donald! You’re not so bad yourself, sweetie.

    Better than you can afford. Can I ask about what you use to “elevate” your aircraft? Transparent plastic rod, obviously, but where to get it, how’s it affixed etc? It looks so much better than my coathanger wire stands. donald

    I bought them from someone, but can’t remember who – he had a wargame scenery company, but was packing it all in to rejoin the Army.  The bases are resin with almunium tubes embedded in them that take the Perspex rod.  I then drilled into the end of each rod and stuck a length of brass wire into them.  The planes then each have a hole drilled in them to allow them to be impaled on the poles.

    However, experience is a wonderful thing… The aeroplanes do tend to spin around on their poles if you drill the hole on the centre of gravity, so I try to put them in a nose-down attitude (ideally by drilling the hole to the rear of the CoG), so that the weight of the planes nose keeps them pointing downward and in the same direction, instead of weather-vaning in the slightest draught…

    In retrospect I’d have used magnets, but that wasn’t really ‘a thing’ back then.  I use magnets for my helicopters.

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #105541
    Ochoin
    Ochoin
    Participant

    Thanks for that. Whilst my WW2 games will never approach the visual impact of yours, I do need to do something about flying stands.

    Just what, I don’t yet know.

     

    donald

    #105544
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Yeah, I had the same problem until coming across that bloke quite by chance at Bovington and just when he was selling up (I bought six stands, which was all he had left).

    If you have a look at the recent Operation Alan (‘s-Hertogenbosch) article, you’ll see Richard de Ferrars’ solution for his Typhoons (two of them are his and one is mine – they’re all the same Dinky die-cast model).  He just pours molten lead (old redundant figures) into an old shoe-polish tin and then sticks a length of stiff piano-wire into the molten lead before it cools.

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #105545
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Actually, now I come to think of it, I think he uses welding-rod rather than piano wire.

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #105553
    Ochoin
    Ochoin
    Participant

    Actually, now I come to think of it, I think he uses welding-rod rather than piano wire.

    Some of my aircraft are diecast & @ 1/72 weigh a fair bit.

    The current solution (as pictured) is workable & my WW2 games aren’t meant to be fancy public displays, so I’ll be patient until a solution appears.

     

    donald

    #106550
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    The Chrimbo Game this year was a 10mm ACW battle fought with Fire & Fury 2nd Edition: the right flank of Bloody Antietam:

    Bloody Antietam (The Afternoon Battle), 17th September 1862




    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #108653
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    The year is 1938 and the Fish Guardian’s intrepid reporter Huw Puw is back in West Wales, embedded with a Welsh Nationalist regiment as they raid a Royalist-held farm for ‘provisions’…

    “And Sheep May Safely Graze”: The Action at Penclippin Farm – A Very British Civil War in Pembrokeshire 1938


    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #108887
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Today on my blog I’m taking a look at one of my stalled wargame projects: 28mm War of Spanish Succession. This was started a few years ago with great enthusiasm, but then fizzled out… 🙁

    Stalled Projects #1… The War of Spanish Succession in 28mm


    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #109090
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Our latest game was a 10mm American Civil War historical refight using Fire & Fury 2nd Edition rules: The Battle of Cedar Mountain, 9th August 1862:

    “A Game of Two Halves”: The Battle of Cedar Mountain, 9th August 1862 (Fire & Fury 2nd Edition)

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #109223
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Another report from Huw Puw, roving reporter for the Fish Guardian, who this week is reviewing the armoured might of the Fish Guards:

    A Very British Civil War in Pembrokeshire 1938: Armour of the Fish Guards

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #109400
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Another ‘blast from the past’ game on my blog today – The First Battle of Bishenpur (Imphal 1944), as played at The Tank Museum, Bovington:

    Black Cat v White Tiger: The 1st Battle of Bishenpur (Imphal 1944)




    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #112336
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    This month we’ve been testing a scenario for the forthcoming Brigade Fire & Fury ‘Great Western Battles 2nd Edition’ scenario book – the Battle of Champion Hill, 16th May 1863: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/2019/04/09/the-battle-of-champion-hill-16th-may-1863-fire-fury-10mm-acw/

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #112501
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    A few readers of my blog have been asking for all the rules-specific scenario ‘nitty-gritty’ to accompany my game-reports, so here’s the full scenario for a game I reported on last year – the Battle of Raab 1809. We use ‘Napoleon’s Battles’ rules (formerly by Avalon Hill, but now in its 4th Edition from Capitan Games), which is a ‘grand-tactical’ set, where each unit represents a brigade or large regiment. The scenario could therefore be easily adapted to ‘Age of Eagles’, ‘Bluecher’ or some other ruleset designed for that level of play:

    The Battle of Raab, 14th June 1809 – A Scenario for Napoleon’s Battles

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #112792
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    I’ve been running a cooperative X-Wing campaign for my Minions (‘Brown Squadron’) over the last few years. Here are the campaign rules:

    ‘X-Wing: The Miniatures Game’ Cooperative Campaign System

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #112793
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Ooooh one of my favourite tanks.

    #112798
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Ooooh one of my favourite tanks.

    You’re clearly a man of impeccable taste… (I don’t care what the others say about you – it was never proved, anyway.)

    Yes, much maligned as the ‘Grave for Seven Brothers’, it was the ‘Tiger of the East’ as far as the Japanese were concerned. The commander of the Japanese 14th Tank Regiment was even said to have wept when he saw an imprint of Lee track-prints on the Tiddim Road, as he knew that nothing he had could match it (he did however, capture a Lee and took it to Imphal – where nobody was fooled and it was immediately knocked out).

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #112806
    deephorse
    deephorse
    Participant

    Some of my aircraft are diecast & @ 1/72 weigh a fair bit. The current solution (as pictured) is workable & my WW2 games aren’t meant to be fancy public displays, so I’ll be patient until a solution appears.donald

     

    Nothing wrong with a bit of coat hanger wire.

    No matter what you use it will be visible.  Even the transparent rod is obviously there.

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