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About valleyboynz

A Welsh wargamer living in NZ

Lest we Forget

As I previously mentioned I’m currently on a Rhine river cruise and my next intention had been to make a post about castles – it seems only fair as I’ve seen so many! However, we took an excursion today to … Continue reading

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A Riot of Colour

Not quite what you might have been expecting I suppose, I just thought that I’d post a few pictures that I took at Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam a few days ago. The pictures above are from the surrounding tulip growers’ … Continue reading

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Perry and Warlord Russian Napoleonic infantry

It seems a bit strange to be posting pictures of my latest efforts from an hotel room in Amsterdam but its better than falling asleep. We arrived here 2 days ago and the jet lag is quietly receding though I … Continue reading

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Over the hill

In many famous battles, topography or perhaps more specifically a ridge line was an important feature. I’ve always found this difficult to replicate on the tabletop principally because I’ve only had a series of hills that I could put together … Continue reading

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15mm Napoleonics to start the New year – ABC or is it ADC?

Bit of a late start to 2018 I know Yes it’s already February and there’s not been a blog post yet. I do have an excuse though……. Please Sir but I’ve been busy, busy painting you see – yes 15mm … Continue reading

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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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