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London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
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, 30 October 2021

Paint Table Saturday 30 October


I know what (some of you) are thinking - "That table looks far too clean and tidy!". Please rest assured that this is a very temporary state of affairs and it will soon be looking very cluttered and messy.

I finished painting the Korean cavalry yesterday and hit them and the Ming levy with Klear/ink last night. Today I used the airbrush to matte varnish them and the Korean infantry. After leaving them a few hours, I popped them off their painting sticks, sorted them out into "units" and then glued the figures onto bases.

A couple of the figures refused to stay upright, so I ended up using some "kicker" to quickly cure the superglue. That is why you can see white patches around some of the figures' puddle bases.

Tomorrow I will be adding basing texture. They should all be finished by Tuesday.

Thursday, 28 October 2021

Thursday Workbench 28 October


I forgot to do a "Wednesday Workbench" post yesterday, so you've got a "Thursday Workbench" post instead. I was meant to be at the club this afternoon & evening for an ACW ironclads game, but my lower back was "out" this morning. Luckily a few hours laid flat on my back seems to have sorted it. I had planned to do some shopping in central London before the game, but that will have to wait until next week.

In the photo above you can see the Korean light cavalry that I'm currently working on. They're almost finished - just the metal bits and some touch-ups (mostly hands) to do, then I can hit them with my Klear/ink wash, hopefully tomorrow. The Ming Chinese levy were finished a couple of days ago:

They will also get their Klear/ink wash tomorrow.

On Saturday I will be hitting all of the figures from this project with a coat of matte varnish; I should also make a start on the basing.

Saturday, 23 October 2021

Paint Table Saturday 23 October


Well...I went down a couple of rabbit-holes again this week, so it ended up being Thursday before I got back to painting. Finishing the Korean armoured infantry was very quick and they were done by the evening. On Friday I gave all the Korean infantry a brush-on coat of my Klear/ink mix. I left that to dry overnight, before starting work on some Ming Chinese levy infantry today.

As you can see, I've made some good progress. Hopefully I'll have them finished tomorrow, then on Monday I will be able to start work on the Korean light cavalry. I should have all of these finished by next weekend, including having them based. Assuming I don't encounter any ore rabbit holes, of course!

Monday, 18 October 2021

SELWG Show 2021 Part 2 - The Games

 As promised yesterday, this post will be my photos of all* the games that were being put on.

*hopefully - I might have missed one or two.

Scarab Miniatures - War & Conquest

This game was set up as Sparta versus other Greek city states, with mythological reinforcements to appear later on.

Shepway Wargames Group - Mexican Revolution

Crawley Wargames Club - Maharajpore Masala Curry

SELWG - Battle of Bogenhof (Warhammer Fantasy)

Gravesend Gamers Guild - 40K Adeptus Titanicus

Prince Rupert's Bluecoats - Moon Over Sedgemoor

South London Warlords - Stingray

Spalding Wargames Club - Fistful of Lead

Spalding Wargames Club (Pathfinders) - Star Wars Legion

Streatham & Tooting Wargamers/Real Time Wargames - 10mm Irish Rebellion

Society of Ancients - Trebia 218BC

Sythopian Wars Kickstarter - Sythopian Wars - SciFi Skirmish

Wargames Workshop Milton Keynes - Stargrave

Lost Ark Landsers - "Ding! Dong!" 28mm WW2

Newbury and Reading Wargames Society - Bosworth 1485

Great Escape Games - Dead Man's Hand

GLC Games Club - Assault on Vilar Cobo 1937, Spanish Civil War

Deal Wargames - "Shall We Dance?" The Boworadet Rebellion Siam 1930

Essex Warriors - Star Wars: Attack of the Clones

Milton Hundreds - 28mm WW2 Carentan (Chain of Command)

SEEMS - 28mm Colonial (The Men Who Would Be Kings)

They were actually running two games - first a Zulu wars game, followed by a Sudan game in the afternoon (which I forgot to take photos of).

Cheshunt Wargames Club - 6mm Battle for Hoa Binh 1951

1/72 Games - Beersheba 1917

Sammy Scenics - Stargrave

Too Fat Lardies - Infamy! Infamy! 

"Fat Nick"

Too Fat Lardies - O Group, Operation Epsom

Too Fat Lardies - Strength and Honour, Bibracte 58BC

(absolutely no idea who) - Burma 1945, Bolt Action