Rohan outriders for War of the Ring

I never mentioned the war (of the Ring) on unfinished armies, although I am a passionate fan of LotR. Currently I am revisiting Rohan and Isengard. In 2003 I started with both armies and built up an 500 Points LotR Skirmish army. Rohan got in the game weaker and weaker and I was not able to play them well, although a polish Rohan army did win the Grand Tournament in Nottingham 2009. However I wasn´t that successful with rohan. However …

Switching to WordPress

For years I tried to blog with the Content Management System I used for the other hobby pages, Typo3. I now decided to give up, since wordpress is simply the better choice although it is not the best software ever written. However I will use the very simple tool to get connected to other wargamers, letting you know what I read in the webs and show you what I am painting, gaming and building. I hope to convince some of …

Dagorlad´s new gaming board “Jurassic Reich” is finished

Dagorlad, the man behind One Ring, is working for quite a while on a really outstanding gaming table: Jurassic Reich. I followed his efforts for quite a while and now he has finished the gaming table. What I really love about the table is that Dagorlad really managed to understand german medival architecture and bring this to live in his model. The castle, or german Burg, is beautiful and moreover looks exacly like in all those war movies with castles …

Commenting on Stu´s Portees

Way back to 2005 Stu, a wargamer in New Zealand, started to paint his Portees. During that time is was painting a Commonwealth Flames of War force, too and I visited his great page on a regular basis. I really like Stu´s stuff and his opinion on our hobby. However a reason for me writing this comment on this blog is the fact, that I switched Unfinished armies to WordPress in order to communicate better with other hobby guys. Therefore …

Battlestar Galactica – The Civilian Fleet Part 1

When I first saw the television show “Battlestar Galactica” I was a little child. I loved the episodes and dreamed about reenacting the adventures of Apollo and Starbuck with miniatures. A few years ago I saw the re-imagined show and was really impressed that the series got even better than its parent. It is now my favorite television show an last year I started searching for tabletop miniatures of Battlestar Galactica. A few month ago I found the miniatures from …

Nimrod anti air tank

When collecting a force I especially like the models which are very typical and special for the force I paint. The hungarian army fielded some very individual models, one of them is the Nimrod, although it is an original swedish design built in licence in Hungary. However there the unique hungarian mixture is very interesting, therefore I startet with the Flak tank. Having airbrushed the hungarian Stukas gave me the skills to airbrush these tiny tank models. They came out …

Teutonic Winter War

Darrell Hindley shows us in this great article a demo game made by Gripping Beast and Comitatus Miniatures at Crisis. Very athmospheric gaming table. via darrellhindley.co.uk

WW1: 6. Bayerisches Sturmregiment

My gaming club is currently preparing for a participation game at the annual german wargaming convention Tactica in Hamburg next year. We are going to present a Great War gaming table depicting the so called Kaiserschlacht in 1918. We preparing a 28mm gaming table showing a trench which is manned by the Ulster Division and attacked by the 6th bavarian Sturmregiment. I decided to paint miniatures and vignettes for this project. Therefore I am working on color schemes and dirt, …

Images from Military Museum in Budapest

I would like to share some pictures I made in the Hungarian National Military Museum (Hadtörténeti Múzeum) in Budapest. I visit the museum on a regular basis since my wife is from Budapest and we visit this beautiful town often. The museum is one of my favourite places there. The presentation is a little bit old fashioned, but you get quite a lot of information about all epoches of hungarian warfare. The second world war is looked at in four …

Hungarian Stuka

Hungarian Stukas

Emezek vannak az új magyar Stukamak. These are my new hungarian Stukas. The Ju 87 D Models again come from armaments in miniature. This was my second attempt to paint aircraft so I made a lot of mistakes and now I know much more about how to airbrush 1:100 models. First of all I will paint the parts separately in the future. Moreover I need to think about a way to add a handle for painting the model. I tried …