Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Western Desert 1941

Well, as a step away from chopping up and converting Deetails into Sepoys, (hopefully will post them soonish), I felt it was way past time to revisit Bolt Action.  Here are a couple pictures from two games played last night:

 





The 8th Army was my focus in the Fall.  Happily convinced a bunch of Airfix guys to donate their helmets to the Deetails Cause.   Now to find some British Armoured cars...

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Deetails To The Rescue!

Every so often an obsession will spring up out of nowhere and leave me unable to think about anything else.  Three days ago I was hit by the Epiphany/Revelation that the Indian Mutiny is the ONLY THING worthy of tabletop gaming!!!  Madness!  Insanity!  Especially considering that I do not have any Indian Mutiny-like miniatures.  Visiting and browsing and dreaming through various fine miniatures online shops I came to the realization that a mere 660 GBPs and three years of intensive painting will provide the solution.  But 660 Pounds equals roughly a million Canadian dollars, and three years of intensive painting...AHHHH!   Slipping into a dark funk I opened a tin containing some of my Deetails.  And then I opened another.  And then it hit me...with one eye closed and a little bit of leeway and imagination...DEETAILS TO THE RESCUE!!






Monday, 25 July 2016

A Couple More Simple ACW Conversions and a Skirmish at Night

Last night I pulled out my ACW Deetails and started hacking away at some of the guys that had way too many clones.  Here are some of the results:




And after years of rarely using the Rebel Gatling gun, I finally made the plunge and pulled this guy off and gave him his own base.    I also promoted him to second in command of my Confederates!


Then it was time to tidy up but no-one wanted to go back in their boxes!


So we all went outside to Northern Virginia, sometime in 1862.


Here are some pics:





Saturday, 23 July 2016

Black Powder In Black and White

Fooling around with some photos on a Saturday afternoon:






Back in colour...



Black Powder with Britains Deetails and friends!

Monday, 27 June 2016

Breaking out the Cowboys

Enjoyed revisiting The Legends of The Old West yesterday afternoon.   Here are some pics of Deetails Cowboys in gameplay action.


The Bad Bart Gang gets off the train a-lookin' for trouble!








Sunday, 22 May 2016

Hot Sun, Black Powder, 1810, Spain - a couple of pics...

A quick Black Powder skirmish today.


A French task force is sent to rid the woods of Spanish Guerrillas.


While a British force rushes to the aid of the Spanish fighters.


This was the first action of these wonderful painted Hussars that I got from ebay over the Christmas holidays.


British artillery crews try out their new uniforms!


How I wish Britains made artillery sets for their Deetails Waterloo collection!   Nonetheless, nice to find a use for these guys.  

 

Friday, 15 April 2016

Late 1944 - Brits vs German Bolt Action

It has been ages since my last Deetails/54mm game.  Have been happily distracted by 40mm...


These are mostly all from Ross Mac of the great blog Battle Game of The Month.


They are all beautifully painted and a pleasure to move around the table and admire...


But the Kid reminded me it has been way too long since our last Deetails Bolt Action game...So, a Sunday afternoon took us to Holland in late 1944...


A village must be held to slow the British advance!


Here are some pictures:






(The Daimler Dingo that just would not die!)



In the end a German victory.   Very fun game and a joy to bust out the WWII guys again!