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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

10-4 Rubber Duck, I Think We've Got Ourselves A Convoy

We've got ourselves a convoy
Spacing through the night
We've got ourselves a convoy
Ain't she a beautiful sight
Come on and join our convoy
Ain't nothing going to get in our way
We're going to jump this spacing convoy
Across the Milky Way

(with apologies to CW McCall)

It has taken me a few days, but I finally got around to takings photos of the civilian ships I'd finished a few days ago.

For the groups shots, I decided to picture them with some NSL escorts - 2 escort cruisers and an escort carrier.

Tradewind Class Freighters and Tankers

Small Civilian Ships

L to R: Kestrel class free trader; Glowworm class free trader; luxury yachts
Dallas Class Refinery Ship

This leaves me with four more civilian ships which I've very nearly finished painting (I should finish them this evening or tomorrow).

I'll also be doing some spaceship assembly this evening - my ESU and Crusty fleets so that they are ready for the Challenge (don't panic Clint - I'll only be doing the ESU ships; the Crusties can wait). Luckily there aren't many ships of either fleet that require pinning and gluing, so it shouldn't take me too long.

Yesterday saw me take a trip down to the Kentish coast (as opposed to the coast of Kent) for a game with the Rejects. This was the "Fran's Feckin' off back to Eire" game and he had chosen Seven Years War using Age of Reason rules. Evil Postie had decided on a refight of Liegnitz (1757). Fran was commanding the Austrians, Ray was commanding the Prussians; the rest of us drew lots for which side we'd be playing on. I got Prussians and ended up commanding most of the cavalry. We were facing a tough challenge as we had a smaller army assaulting the more numerous Austrians who were occupying a ridge.

I'll try to do a write-up in the next few days, but here are a couple of photos to be going on with:


  1. Those spaceships were very much well worth the wait. Stunning colours, especially the blues and reds. Looking forward to your duel with Clint more than ever now. Ladies first... :-)

  2. Very ipressed with the space stuff. It's enough to cause temptation . . . .

  3. Not panicking Tamsin..... just a little concerned! Turns out Brigade ships are stocked by the local games shop!
    Good to see you Yesterday and the Dallas Refinery looks like some kind of monster!
    Hope you had fun and eventually came out on the winning side.

  4. Ah, what an excellent collection of targets, I mean transports :)
    Very nicely done.

  5. Very nicely done Tamsin & a great fleet and the background really does the business.

  6. I'm really impressed with those spaceship models. I wasn't aware of their existence prior to your last post and now I'm concerned I may end up buying some :)
    Brilliantly painted.

  7. Great looking ships, you have quite a fleet coming together


  8. Lovely ships; look perfect for a rag-tag fugitive fleet....

  9. They look amazing Tamsin, what a beautiful sight indeed.

  10. Great looking fleet Tamsin. Shall look forward to the report.

  11. Love those starships Tamsin its like Babylon 5

  12. Awesome fleet of rag-tag civilian ships. They will make for some epic targets or escorts. Very well done, they look sweet!

  13. I hope you were wearing a trucker cap when you sang that. I've never played Full Thrust but seeing all these beautifully painted space ships is kindling my interest.

  14. Those spaceships look fantastic! Your palettes are so creative and the brushwork is excellent. Quite a joy for me to behold.

    Glad you got to get a game in with the boys and am looking forward to your batrep.

  15. Love those ships, have been thinking a lot about full thrust lately, haven't played in around 16 years.

  16. Thanks goodness it was a convoy and you weren't star-trekkin (across the universe) - I do like your ships and look forward to the various interpretations of the battle on your own and other blogs.

  17. Those look lovely! I'm so tempted to get some spaceships… perhaps for Christmas...


  18. "Fleeing from the Cylon tyranny, the last Battlestar Galactica leads a rag-tag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest... a shining planet known as Earth..."

    Great stuff Tamsin! Cant wait to see some action shots :-D

  19. @ Blax - thank you :)

    @ Gary - the ships from GZG and Brigade are very tempting (I've managed to resist buying any from Brigade so far. So far!)

    @ Clint - concerned that you might start a galactic arms race? It was good to see you at the weekend. I agree - the Dallas is a big beast of a ship.

    @ David - I believe the phrase you are looking for is "collateral damage" ;)

    @ Dannoc - cheers. The background is a 3' x 3' game mat from Gale Force 9

    @ Roy - may I introduce you to Mr Tuffley? Mr Tuffley, may I introduce you to Roy's bank account :)

    @ Ian - I do indeed have quite a few merchant ships now ;)

    @ Herbert - no, no, no. I will *not* purchase any of those oh-so-temptingly-shiny-not-BSG-honest-guv ships that may or may not be available...

    @ Michael A - I just need a small yellow schoolbus-type ship for the Jesus Freaks On Grass :)

    @ Simon - thanks :)

    @ Petal - not another person tempting me to buy ships from a TV franchise (yes, they are available) by mentioning it in a comment! Mind you, GZG's Sa'Vasku are a bit Shadow-like now I think about it...

    @ Nobody667 - ahhhhh! Not another comment referencing BSG! *must**resist**temptation*

    @ Robert - no trucker cap, but I was wearing a black vest and mirror shades. Is that good enough? ;)
    Full Thrust is a great game and not that expensive to get into. You can pick up a pair of intro fleets (8 ships) as a deal for £30 I think. And the rules are free :)

    @ Anne - thank you. I know you like my spaceships. I blame all the sci-fi I've watched over the years for my eye for colours to use.
    It was good to get a game in with His Holiness before he fecks off to the Emerald Isle.

    @ Dan - well, it's easy enough to get back into :)
    If I get someone else playing, I'll count that as a success

    @ Adam - no, no. Definitely not a Firefly. There is a Glowworm though ;)

    @ Zabadak - "there's Klingons on the starboard bow - scrape them off Jim!". That song has been refusing to fully leave my brain since it came out in the late 80s. Grrrr!

    @ Wargamingraft - give yourself over to the dark side, you know you want to :)

    @ Paul - noooooooooo! One more reference to BSG in these comments and my resistance will be overcome :(


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