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A Welsh wargamer living in NZ

Off the workbench – The Austrian Experiment 2

Finally after a busy time at work I’ve managed to complete 2 Austrian infantry battalions Both are by Crusader Miniatures and as discussed in an earlier post were undercoated white rather than my usual black. The second unit with the … Continue reading

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The Austrian Experiment – painting white

I’ve just made a start on my Crusader Miniatures Austrian SYW infantry, but before getting right into it I thought I’d paint a few test figures. My dilemma has been how to represent the white colour in the Austrian uniform. … Continue reading

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Murawski Miniatures Vistula Legion

Just a quick post to show what’s come off the workbench lately 2 Battalions of Murawski Miniatures Vistula Legion The first is from the standard Vistula figures and the second from the Vistula in gaiters range. http://murawskiminiatures.com/products/ I decided to paint … Continue reading

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Swiss Pike off the Workbench

Just a quick post to show that I’m still alive. Like many I feel a little despondent having had many of my earlier posts emasculated by Photobucket’s decision to not allow 3rd Party Hosting without a hefty annual sub. I’ll … Continue reading

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Just off the Workbench

The past few weeks have been productive from a painting perspective, partly spurred on by a painting challenge on the LAW but more significantly by a few extra days off and rainy weekends that have kept me out of the … Continue reading

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Old McDonald had a farm – E-I-E-I-O……….. Part two

Part 1 of the game ended with the union commander wringing his hands and wanting to get them around the throat of the staff officer who’d managed to lose his artillery support. By some miracle (well you could say that … Continue reading

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Old McDonald had a farm – E-I-E-I-O……….. Part one

And on that farm there was a scrap – E-I-E-I-O…… I’ve been waiting to play an ACW game for quite some time. It’s been such a long time in the offing despite having painted both armies in 15mm a few years … Continue reading

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