Painting & Modeling

I love the smell of wargaming in the morning

Our roving reporter Aksu popped over to Colours at Newbury Racecourse to pick up some Pendraken goodies. On several occasions fellow gamers were overheard to say  “Wargames conventions used to smell like BO. Now they smell like laser cut MDF. ” Indeed, amazing variety and great quality ready cut houses and other terrain are now available. We are being spoiled. 

Battle reports

Longstreet battle 2

Eero (CS) and Petri (US) fought yesterday in a nail-biting-finale Longstreet game. The confederates were defending a rail embankment, the union were massed behind a stream ready to attack.     In a cunning stratagem the confederates launched a spoiling attack with their cavalry, trapping the union behind the stream. On the other flank the union pushed forward in a large …

Making fences

Enjoying a murky holiday making fences for the upcoming grand finale of our Longstreet campaign. If you enjoy repetitive but therapeutic tasks like this you might want to check out Magnus Mills’ novel The Restraint of Beasts about men who make fences.

Civil War Generals for Longstreet

These are the four Longstreet generals still battling it out in our club campaign. In mid-1863 the Southern gentlemen (still) have an unbeaten string of victories under their belt. The Union generals have the benefit of knowing that in the end, Victory will be theirs. A War is not won in a single battle, but maybe they will win a single …