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Wij Amsterdam6shooters zijn een vriendelijke club van volwassen wargamers die twee keer per maand wargames (en soms boardgames) met miniaturen organiseren in Amsterdam-Oost. Met passie, met lol, met plezier en met stijl. En heel breed: Alexander de Grote, Napoleon, WOII, 40K, Age of Sigmar, X-Wing: het komt allemaal op tafel. Met ons meedoen kan door gratis te registreren en daarna via de agenda op de site een tafel te boeken. Een eigen leger hebben is niet eens nodig: we hebben alles. Dus wat let je? Angst voor miniatuurtjes?
In Brussels, enjoying good food, good beer, good chocolate. 🙂
Slowly working through the Sealion audiobook, which is my hobby activity for the long weekend.
Hi all, Rich back again and this time with something a bit different, I’m back to my 2nd edition routes here with an iconic Ork Stormboy. This time however I thought I’d give you into an insight into how I paint my 2nd edition minis with a step by step tutorial. I won’t go into detail for each step because I am using basic techniques, washes, layers and edge highlights. Also, don’t worry too much if you don’t have these exact colours, similar colours from your favourite brand will work just fine. Just remember to keep your paints thin and your brush pointy!
More after the jumpTale of Painters
Tilly’s Very Bad Day has a “Shot” troop type. I thought I’d explain my thinking behind this troop type including how it simulates “commanded shot”.
30YW-805 – Catholic – Shot
What shot simulates in Tilly’s Very Bad Day
When we talk about shot without pike, most wargamers use the phrase “commanded shot”. But commanded shot was only one possibility. Tilly’s Very Bad Day defines the shot unit type:
Shot are units containing only firearm armed men detached from the pike+shot units for special duties, e.g. commanded shot, forlorn hopes, or detached Spanish manga (sleeves).
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The Royalist army under the command of Hopton has been completed for the Battle of Glastonbury:
Since the last update, Dragoons and command have been added.
Mounted Dragoons bottom right of the photo and dismounted along the middle. Now I have gone really small for the dismounted dragoon bases! Something of a trial run for how I will base the British firing lines in the Zulu project. They are 3 to a base measuring 15mm x 10mm depth. The idea behind this being the ability to line them up in a single rank behind a hedgerow, fence or defending walls. I would not recommend basing an entire army (unless small) in this way for 6mm but limited units such as this should be fine.
I am well underway now in painting the first Parliamentarian foot regiment which will be smaller in size to their Royalist counterparts. The Roundheads were outnumbered in this action so will be quicker to prepare. I have to confess I am rather looking forward to playing this period again, it has been far too long since my last game.
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