Sunday, 30 January 2011

Rare Goodies on Ebay

Some rare stuff for sale including Tallarn casualties. Links will be displayed in top left of this page in the "items for sale" tab while the auctions are still active.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

English Civil War

I finally got around to playing a game of English Civil War last night. Still a bit puzzled about the name as most of the troops involved in the game were Sottish or Irish. I've never been inclined to play ECW as it seemed a poorer cousin of Napoleonics. However, I now know otherwise. The miniatures are more fun and varied and offer opportunities for colourful painting (if only I could find tartan paint!). 

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Gaming Room part 1

Finally, I have made a start on the gaming room. Over the last 6 months or so I've played a fair few games on other people's tables. The one thing I've learned is that the scenery of the table-top battleground can make the biggest difference to a game. It needs to be functional, pleasing on the eye, and convincing(in a caricature sort of way).

Monday, 3 January 2011

Gifts from India

Haven't had time to do much gaming (or posting!) lately as Xmas, work and other things got in the way. One of those things was a business trip to Chennai in India. I've been visiting India for a good few years now (most IT work seems to be outsourced to there). Every time I go, I've always tried to get some India produced miniatures or wargaming stuff. I've always failed. The closest I ever got was a box of Tamiya German tank crew in a Delhi toy shop. The proprietor had got them years earlier as a freebie from a rep at a trade show, and happened to find them in his stock room. As he and his staff had spent ages looking for them (while I drank a complimentary cup of tea), I felt obliged to buy them afterwards. A massive sum of 200 rupees, so a bargain anyway.