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About valleyboynz

A Welsh wargamer living in NZ

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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First unit of 2017 – French Light Infantry

The first new unit of 2017 has been completed at last. I started just after the New Year and made excellent initial progress only to find my painting time curtailed by work commitments in recent weeks. I’ve managed the odd hour … Continue reading

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Out with the old and in with the new

Its day two of 2017 here in NZ. Happy new year to one and all I thought I’d start off with pictures of a new unit though I’m not sure if these should be counted as the first completed figures … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

During my period of recuperation I’d planned an unrealistic schedule where I would  complete my SYW cavalry and then quickly knock off 2 battalions of Prussian Grenadiers and 2 of Fusiliers along with the waiting 24 artillerymen. Then follow this … Continue reading

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Vienna Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum) Part 3

Probably about time too because I know a few mates have been waiting to see some of the Thirty Years War exhibits! I started writing this post the day after I came home from hospital after a bit  of a … Continue reading

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