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About valleyboynz

A Welsh wargamer living in NZ

Speed Painting Horses

From talking to most wargaming friends its pretty obvious that one of our most common complaints or difficulties is actually getting units finished and painted so they can be used on the wargames table. Sometimes there is added pressure to … Continue reading

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ABC or Another Bloody Castle

Today we start the first leg of the journey home with a journey to Nottingham. This will entail a stop off at the Partizan show tomorrow and hopefully a visit to Warlord Games and Wargames Foundry on Monday. (oops update … Continue reading

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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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