Friday, 30 May 2014

I've been a busy little boy!

Some rebasing and new fellows to add to my British forces -1st Moeris Lacus Foot-'Strides in Glory', more Martians and some bits and bobs for other factions like the Red Captains and Fadath.

I picked out these chaps to high light my Shastapsh forces. Not forgotten and have been slowly building for future games. Four members of the Black Flag ex-dockers and air sailors that are seen wearing 'liberated' naval coats and other human clothing. They with the city municipal  guard  form the cities strongest and best equipped Flag (Band). The colour of the Shastapsh turban isn't mentioned in the source material (unless I missed it) so I went with red but as some of these chaps are sailors from elsewhere on Mars I've a few other colours which can't been seen here.

Edited 03/06/14 and now for a bit of transport. Still work in progress but it gives you the idea. The drivers are Gatling gunners from Rapier Miniatures.

Edited 05/06/14 A little bit of green stuff to finish off this Boreosyrtis League  marine.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Lead Sales May 2014

I've been going through my unfinished projects and unwanted spares today.
So below are some pics of minis for sale.
I'm selling them direct through paypal because e-bay has made it impossible for small sales now. The last one I did on e-bay cost me money rather than at least getting my costs back.

The price list below is as fair as I can do it. I'm not making anything on them just trying to recoup a little  back on items that just sat in boxes that aren't going to get used.
For all free standing civilian and infantry figs £1.00 +post and packing.
Cavalry £3.00 per mount + post and packing.
Sorry all items are sent registered post to make sure you get them.

Send me your paypal e-mail address and I send you a paypal invoice for the combined amounts plus postage and postage. You will be provided with a tracking number once the item is posted. I'm happy to quote you in advance on request.

1st Class Recorded £2.50
2nd Class Recorded £2.00
Based on current (17/05/14) large letters/small parcel prices plus packing.

An additional 25p per figure postage charge up to the maximum postage and packing cost of £5.00.I will not charge beyond this price regardless the number of minis you buy in one transaction.

Exempt to this deal is the Mirliton sale which due to weight will be sold on a different postage rate. There is a lot of lead/white metal in each one of the mounts so they will be charged per item but I’ll try to cheap it as reasonable as possible. I'll give you a quote on the on request. Or a one off deal of £40.00 postage and packing included for all ten mounts is on offer. Please note this is only for the mounts as I've used the riders for one of my Tossian projects.

All items are now open to offers!05/06/14

Mirliton Dark Elf reptile mounts.
10x £3.00 each plus post and packing. £40.00 for all ten postage and packing included. Riders are not included.

Many Wargames Foundry Dark Africa range 1-11
£1.00 each+post and packing. Now sold.

10xAdvancing infantry still available.
1xNCO Now sold.
1xOfficer Now sold.
£1.00 each +post and packing

Senior Officer on far right hand side £1.00 plus post and packing.Now sold.

RAFM and Citadel
1,2.3 and 5- Wood Elf and hooded mummy type figure with dagger (other like it used by me as worm priests.Now sold. ) , Martian infantry officer, scout/tracker/infantry Martian with rifle still available .£1.00 each plus post and packing.
No. 4 . £3.00 for Gashant (Officer rider included in price)+postage and packing

Still available


Copplestone parts, two eastern swords and umbrella and parasol. 50p for all 4 items plus postage and packing. Now sold.

Three Wargames Foundry arms 2 holding revolvers 1 hold binoculars ,1 Oshiro arm holding revolver.50p for all 4 items plus post and packing. Now sold.

GW LOTR minis 1x Elf. £1.00 plus post and packing.

Three white metal alliance type armoured warriors.£1.00 each plus post and packing. You can have the plastic 3 for free.

If you have any questions please ask.
If you want to offer me a deal on everything let me know.
Sorry UK sales only.
Please remember I'm not a company just a private seller.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

The Secret War-SOA

The Secret War
[A future game plot background. Following the recent events in the city of Fadath]


Monday, 5 May 2014

Fadath Revolt-The Failed Coup d'état Part 2

Fadath Revolt-The Failed Coup d'état Part 2

A quick up and over the wall, thanks to a activation card.

Look behind you!

Those that have avoided being boiled alive in the gateway have made it through to the last line of Loyalist defence. But are still being fired on from the walls.

A giant hand squashes a member of the guard!

The final line of the final line.

All is lost.........woe to the fallen.

Time to leave. The Metropolitan Shiog'ii berates Prince Hastuun for his retreat but knows the plan to weaken the city state of Fadath is going according to plan.

The Prince leaves for is country estate. Of cause he never left it and wasn't in the city at all today, was he ?.
So what now for the city state of Fadath? It seems that the Princess and her human allies have secured the South East part of the under belly to the British territories. But is all well know?

[At this point the free beer ran out and the Royalist players had to go home to their wives ;) Thanks again chaps. Keep trying to get the club to accept Space 1889 as a game to play and I'll provide all the minis.]

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Hesperian Basin Trading Company-The city state of Fadath

Sorry to those waiting for part 2 of the latest Fadath game but I'm still editing the pics to make sense of the game. I'll hopefully have it up on Tuesday at the latest, my better half has given me jobs to do over the bank holiday Monday :( But in the mean time here are a small number of new pics taken on the game weekend to fill in some game background.
Hesperian Basin Trading Company
An update date on earlier HBTC background information I've published in hobby form.

Location:The City state of Fadath

While the Hesperian Basin Trading Company has its own aimed wing of ex-soldiers in some cases it extends its military to hiring additional mercenaries. In the city region of Fadath this forms the Hesperian Basin Free Company. The HBTC has a contact to train  and supply the Fadath 1st Foot. To turn them into a modern human style army using its freed slaves. The HBTC does this through its own employees and sub-contractors mainly ex-military european advisors. The Hesperian Basin Free Company from these men also acts as support units to the city state paid for by Princess Kristyaana Anraabu through taxes and trade concessions.

The core of the HBTC in Fadath with the command unit, military instructors and field troops.

Grovener's Rifles

капита́н Ivans Cossack's and Nash Merryweather’s Scouts

École d' de l'artillerie

The Fadath game was an excuse for a closer look at my version of the HBTC/HBFC.

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Fadath Revolt-The Failed Coup d'état Part 1

Fadath Revolt-The Failed Coup d'état
Warning pic heavy post!
The Game Location: The Southern Gates of the Army and Fleet Academy in the North of the city. The rear of the Academy is supported by Loyalist forces from the city wall and cannot be reached by the Royalists bogged down fighting along the city wall from tower to tower.

The École d' de l'artillerie and the Fadath Field Artillery bombard the Academy walls to try to drive back the defenders.

The Royalists enter the table at full charge under fire from the walls.
Grovener's Rifles to the left, the HBTC proper with its command group then members of the École d' de l'artillerie with their Miltailleuse gun, the 1st Fadath Foot holding the centre with the Guards, the 3rd, the 2nd and on the far right flank the new Marines.

"I wouldn't stand there if I was you" Moments later the 3rd are cut down by artillery, and what is left of them leave the table.

The Royalists fire and advance but still come under fire from the walls.

The Miltailleuse is positioned to sweep the walls and gatehouse.

The advance continues.

Grovener's Rifles  have the length of the wall to traverse and lose men to the City levy's muskets.

The Hesperian Basin Trading Company suffer loses

Onward! Onward!

All is lost at the gate and retreat is the only option.

The Fadath Foot flood in!

[At this point in the game two of the 4 wild cards actions are activated to shocking results! Boiling hot lead is released from the guard room above the gateway and a hidden commando unit scales the walls.]
Cont. in part two.