Birch Ent

The birch ent is my next base for my Impetus Phantasticus Rohan army. I used the plastic set by Games Workshop, which is quite nice. However the paintjobs I have seen so far on this model looked very simple an I did not like the plastic leaves. Therefore I decided to paint a special tree, which I like very much – a birch. As a tiny detail I used a squirrel from the “Kleintierset” by Busch, on which Massive Voodoo …

Counter Attack: Eastern Front

Currently we play Fow with Thomas, Jonas, Martin and me in the club. Finnish and Fallschirmjäger vs. TwoTankovy Companies.  

Armoured encounter: Eastern Front

We are just beginning to have a game in the club. Thomas is fighting my Hungarians. We agreed to play with our light tanks only. Thomas did attack with his heavily armed Recce on his right flank and payed a lot of blood on his tank assault on my tanks which took defensive positions behind concealing terrain. When Thomas concentrated his fire on my Nimrod, the poor guys, who were in charge of tank defence rather than aircraft defence, he …

Medieval Infantry with pole arms in service of Frankfurt am Main, painted by Tankred, minatures by Perry Miniatures

Kronberger Fehde – Infantry with polearms from Frankfurt

In our club we started recently to play Impetus, which has the very nice effect, that you can design diorama bases with your miniatures. I really love to collect that kind of army, interesting to know is, that there are guys out there, who play DBA with that kind of bases as well. However I do like the Impetus gameplay so far, since I do enjoy games, if they are surprising at some point. If I am a little bit …

What I like today #17

Cloth based terrain boards: Our gaming friends from Ulm made an excellent Gaming table based on cloth. They used technics which  I already liked in this post. Impetus in Middle Earth: Finarfin liked our idea with playing LotR with impetus rules and started to paint this incredible nice army. Impetus Army: Hetairoi published pictures of his excellent Samurai cavalry. Pirate scenery: Dagorlad did some beautiful dangerous scenery for a pirate setting.

Fighting Uruk-hai Multibase for WotR or Impetus

Currently I have a lot of fun to rebase some of my oldest miniatures with War of the Ring sized Multibases. I am sure that my technic will shock some players of WotR since I cannot remove the captain nor the banner bearer. However I don´t care about that. There will be Markers for this. For sure I will be able to put some single based miniatures, Saruman for instance, on the multibase. Far more important for me is, that …

What I like today #16

Mantic Games interview: Alessio Cavatore talks on his new Ruleset “Kings of War”. Very interesting thoughts on tabletop game design on a very high level. Great wargaming table ideas: Report on the Spanish Event Operation Alpha. Have a look at the habour gaming table or the airfield. Very nice concepts. Old post, but nice ideas. Urgently needed: Antenocity´s Silflor MiniNatur Reference. via Tabletop Gaming News. The Big Picture: Pearl Habour 69 years ago picture gallery. Modern Warfare: New American “Bolter”.

What I like today #15

GW presentation: 3up Wargame on Gamesday. Painting guide 15mm british infantry: Painting british part I by Chevalier de la Terre BBC Documentation: British Novelists – J.R.R. Tolkien from 1968 (via onering.co.uk by Osbad) (unfortunately not available in the whole world) Hungarian FoW models: Madmuro´s hungarian Stug III Tartan painting: Andrew Tailor shows the best tartan paint job I have ever seen.

Impetus phantasticus and War of the Ring Multibases

Currently I am working on Multibases for my Rohan and Isengart armies in order to have a nicer look when playing War of the Ring or Impetus Phantasticus. I always had the idea that wargaming in Middle Earth should be done with a couple of Dioramas with battle scenes. Therefore I rebased some of my oldest miniatures in Impetus style, but in the size of War of the Ring bases, which only differs by some millimetres. The idea of using …

What I like and dislike today #14

Dislike: GW stops event support for historical gamers and Rick Priestley exits: A goodbye article by Darrell Rick Priestley Exits stage right Golden Age Comic Book Stories: WW2 Comic Cover Art by  Jerry Grandenetti, who has passed away this year. War paintings in history: Omnia labor article on Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier War photos by Robert Capa The real secret of civil war photography First Sneek Preview for Warhammer 40K for Kids: Princesses with assault weapons.