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A Welsh wargamer living in NZ

D’Erlon’s attack at Waterloo. Part 2

Part two starts where I left off at the end of turn 6. From this turn onward I’ve generally been playing about a turn per week when I’ve had the opportunity. With just under a hundred units on the table … Continue reading

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D’Erlon’s attack at Waterloo – Part 1

Well I finally got around to starting the game that I’ve been wanting to play for ages. It’s probably the first time I’ve used my “Waterloo ridge” in a game, bit of a shame that I’ve had to use some … Continue reading

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AB 15mm Russian Napoleonic Miniatures

Really this post should have been about a refight of D’Erlon’s attack at Waterloo. I started the game an age ago but still haven’t finished playing in yet, let alone written it up and sorted the pictures. I have a … Continue reading

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The Lead Pile

I took a break from painting this afternoon and by way of motivation I decided to tally up what is in the Lead Pile. After doing this  I thought it might be novel to do the opposite to what I … Continue reading

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Quatre Bras – a refight

Needing a change from painting, I decided I would play a solo game. I’ve wanted to replay the battle of Quatre Bras for some time and so decided to to this over the Easter holiday. This was a solo game … Continue reading

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I should have been at Borodino!

Yesterday I should have been making my way back home from Wellington after taking part in a refight of the battle of Borodino. Instead, here I am at home like the rest of you wondering what to paint next. Needless … Continue reading

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Off the Workbench

I felt I needed a change from painting recently so decided to make a few terrain bits again with the main aim to finish some fields. I’d picked up some tufts at Partizan almost 2 years ago, I can’t recall … Continue reading

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A few photos on a sunny day

Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat – and as it happens so am I! Inevitably in NZ With Christmas approaching this means that the sun comes out and there’s a chance to take photographs. Consequently yesterday I … Continue reading

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I haven’t been lazy – More Work in Progress

I’ve been quiet but I haven’t been lazy , honest though have been distracted by the Rugby World Cup, or that’s my excuse. I have been lumbering my way through another load of cavalry, this time Prussian and Austrian SYW … Continue reading

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Yet Another Diversion – Samurai

I have to ask what I’m doing again when I was supposed to be painting some ECW figures or was it 28mm SYW figures or was it Russian Napoleonics! At what about those 15mm AB Young Guard figures I just … Continue reading

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