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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 and haven't looked back since. I must admit that I seem to be more of a painter/collector than a gamer, but do hope to correct that at some point in the near future. My gaming interests span the ages, from the "Biblical" era all the way through to the far future. I enjoy games of all sizes, from a handful of figures up to major battles (see my megalomaniacally sized Choson Korean and Russian Seven Years War armies).

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Saturday Workbench

I actually did some painting last night!

OK, you can stop pretending to have fainted. You're not that good at acting.

Yes, that's right. I started in on the 6mm Union infantry. I only got the jackets and trousers done, but it was a good start.

This morning, while I was out shopping, I did have a rummage through the Hotwheels bins in a couple of shops and adopted a few more; mostly repeats but there was one which I thought was a repeat but turns out not to have been - the Chevy Silverado.

This evening I've done a bit more work on the Union infantry, and this is the state they're in at the moment:

The next step is the black, which will take ages, so I'll leave that until tomorrow. I *should* be able to get them pretty close to finished tomorrow if all goes well.

I did get a game in at the club on Thursday night, but forgot my camera so there aren't any pics to show. It was an ACW ironclads scenario based on the second half of the Battle of Mobile Bay. Rather than the CSS Tennessee facing down 14 Union ships, it was only facing seven. With 3 of us on the Union side, we probably caused more problems for each other than for the Rebel captain. One of the union guys even managed to almost ram his flagship with one of his smaller vessels. We did manage t prevent the Tennessee breaking out, scoring several funnel hits, several superstructure hits (which had the bonus of taking out guns) and finally holing it below the waterline. With no guns left (a misfire had taken out her stern battery early on in the game), next to no speed and my two heavily armed monitors closing in fast the Rebel captain wisely decided to strike his colours to save the vessel and crew.

I've got two games of ADLG lined up for next week. On Monday my Sarmatians will be getting another outing and on Thursday my Alpine psychopaths will be taking on some WotR boys.


  1. you never stop. few cars more might become your motto (not a bad motto either. Good luck with the upcoming games and the ACW naval sounds fun as well.

  2. *rises from feint* Did someone say painting? Good to see you wielding the brush in anger Tamsin.

  3. Nice to hear you got a game. When will the Car Wars games star?

  4. What more cars ! Those yanks look good but too smal for me.

  5. @ Clint - I do stop now and then. Even I need to sleep ;)
    The ACW naval was good fun :)

    @ Michael A - cheers! :)

    @ Gordon - I plead the 5th! :)

    @ Robert - thanks! I've actually had a couple of sessions of Car Wars - you should be able to find the AARs if you skip back a bit on the blog :)

    @ Dannoc - yes, more cars. They're not that small and much easier to paint than 15mm or 28mm as you aren't worrying so much about details, highlighting etc :)