Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Flintloque Oven

The first post of September 2015 is this scratch-built Bakehouse or Oven. The model was inspired by this illustration found in a book on French regional architecture. The ovens or fours banals were communal ovens and usually built my the landowners or Seigneurs who both charged the peasants for using the ovens and supplied the grain (for the bread), therefore at every stage of bread-making the Lord profited.

By the 17th Century, many villages, and later individuals built their own ovens. There were two types - four (oven) and fournil (bakehouse).

The oven continues my promise to have the first post of each month as a NEW terrain model. To see the others use the Terrain Gallery label to the right.

The model was built over roughly shaped blocks of Blue Styrofoam covered in DAS modelling clay. The roof was built from wooden chips cut into small roof tiles over a lollipop stick base.

It was based in my usual manner - on an oval of 3mm thick plastic card with the base or groundwork built up with more DAS.

Detailing was from my 'spares box' or scratch-built.

Once painted, I varnished the model with Galleria Matt Varnish.

The roof was further detailed with small clumps of moss (ground foam) while the groundwork had some dyed sawdust or railway scatter added over uPVA glue.

Although this is a small piece of terrain, I believe it is a very good representation of the original sketch and another characterful model. The Flintloque miniature is 35mm tall (bottom of foot to top of Shako plume).


Thursday, 27 August 2015

Last few days of Book Sale

For the whole month of August I have reduced the price of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No.2 - More Wargame Terrain to just £15.00 (plus postage). For full details go to this link.

The sale will run until midnight, Monday 31st August.

Unfortunately all the remaining copies of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No.1 - Building Wargame Terrain have now been sold.

Thanks to everyone who has supported this project.


Voyage of the Eagles - Commando Comic No. 4835

One of the latest issues of Commando Comics is this Napoleonic themed adventure - Voyage of the Eagles (4835) which I picked up from W H Smiths earlier this week. I have in previous posts commented on how much I enjoy the Napoleonic themed short stories from Commando and this was no exception. For details of this latest story please see this link.

The story is written by Ferg Handley, the same author who wrote the (missing) Napoleonic themed comic Lawless - the comic that inspired my Legion Irlandaise, see this link and the earlier posts for details.

I have very fond memories of reading Commando Comics as a youngster and usually read them and then donate them to a charity book shop. However with the Napoleonic themed stories. I prefer to keep them as gaming inspiration for Flintloque/Slaughterloo as can be seen with this earlier Blog post.


Monday, 24 August 2015

The Sale Continues

You have just one more week to take advantage of the August Sale. Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No.2 - More Wargame Terrain is available for the reduced price of just £15.00 (plus postage) until the 31st of August. For details please go to this link.

All copies of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No.1 - Building Wargame Terrain have been sold. I have no plans for another reprint.

Thank you.


Sunday, 23 August 2015

E-mail messages reporting to be from Dampfpanzerwagon

Please be aware that I have had a number of e-mails reporting spam messages sent from my e-mail address.

I am sorry for the inconvenience and will try to get it sorted as soon as possible.


Panzerfauste from Hysterical Games

Regular readers and followers will know that I have been working on some model masters for the new miniatures games Panzerfauste from Hysterical Games, a joint venture between Steve Blease and Rob Alderman. I recently saw this post over on the Hysterical Games Facebook page and thought it was worth re-posting.


Further details can be found here.


"Ok you like the pictures, so let’s get you up to speed on what is happening behind the scenes...
The plan is that we launch Panzerfäuste through Kickstarter sometime this Autumn. We will have two levels of game providing different entry points, a section level skirmish game (approximately 10 miniatures a side) and a mass battle platoon level game (30 to 40 miniatures a side). The miniatures will be usable for both games.
We are currently working on five armies for the Kickstarter, the Dwarves, the Gnomes, the Orcs, the Troglodytes and the [REDACTED BY ORDERS OF THE KHOVEN GRALSKA BABA].

Funding permitting the plan is that each race has basic infantry, infantry command, infantry support weapons, a “brute” (a large shock weapon creature or machine), a “tank” and also some specialist troop sections (eg. Orc Commandos, Dwarf Penal Troops).

This is a lot of miniatures and we are working with Prodos to get a lot of this sculpted and the masters produced and painted BEFORE the Kickstarter so you can see what you are getting.
Of course the six million dollar question is how much will this cost you? At the moment we haven’t worked this out but we think the cost of one section of troops will be around £22.
For the skirmish game the minimum needed to play is one section a side plus a set of the rules. You can add more to the game as you expand your collection, but that is up to you. There will be a Skirmish entry set of two opposing sections plus a set of the rules for a discounted price on the Kickstarter which is a good thing to share the cost of with a gaming buddy.
The minimum you will need for the platoon game is three sections plus a command team but adding some support options will give more variety to your games. Again we have not nailed down an exact price but are trying to put together a KS deal for around £90. As with the Skirmish, we are planning a Mass Battle entry set of two opposing platoons plus the rules for a KS discounted price, again a good deal for two gamers wanting to get playing.
Finally there will be some bigger deals for those of you who must have everything, plus some special very limited exclusive offers and some KS exclusive freebies if we hit target goals.
Hope this helps, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask and we’ll do our best to answer them....."

Update 30.08.15
The Hysterical Games/Panzerfauste Website is now live.....
Full details can be found here.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Pax Bochemannica now available from Maveryc Games

The original boxed game is available to order from Maveryc Games. They are still working on the supporting blister packs and producing additional metal character miniatures but the Pax Bochemannica complete starter set is back in stock.

For full details of both the game and the miniatures go to this link.



Additional Pax Bochemannica content can be found by following the Label to the right or clicking on this link.