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Mother’s Day- the case for the defence!

In my last article, we discussed the maximum price we could or should pay for our miniature obsession. The result of such deliberation was of course the ten pound rule- when one considers the use to which we put our miniature heroes, that seems about… Read More

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The Perfect Ten

Your significant other may need to be shielded from what follows! Not because of the brilliance of Bartek’s artwork but due to the subject of finances. My daughter’s Marxist Leninist boyfriend was scoffing at the “one percent”, those evil patriarchs who control the world’s economic… Read More

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Bolt Action- I’ve got soul but I’m not a soldier

What is it ‘exactly’ about painting miniatures of the SS that makes me uneasy? It may seem obvious but is it? Could the fascination with the dark side of human nature be something more than mere goulishness? The typical wargamers’ response of ‘ they were… Read More

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Narnia – Spring is coming…..

“Please don’t try to run, we’re tired and we’d prefer to kill you quickly!” Vardan, Jadis’ secret police, Narnia Raised for the purpose of intimidation, reconnaissance and spying, these are the first miniatures for my second son’s Narnia collection. Most infamous for chasing that arch-… Read More

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Godendag- the Victors and Vanquished

To the victors the spoils. It’s only a week after the event and the dust has finally settled. The venue is a new one to some of the veterans but the atmosphere was great and the tall tales grew in the telling. It was a… Read More

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Godendag 2018- To be perfectly Frank…..

A great weekend of 15mm LadG doubles was had by Steve & I over at Firestorm Games in Cardiff. The event was of course, Godendag, the Tercio’s annual tribute to our spiritual sensei, Richard Bodley Scott This years Godendag was 300pts of 15mm armies drawn… Read More

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Warfare 2017- The Battle of the Ten Kings revisited!

I seem to remember that the Battle of the Ten Kings is described in Book 7, hymns 83. 4-8 in the Rigveda. Well those Ancient Sanskrit hymns may need updating after day two of L’art de la Guerre wargaming at the South of England’s premier… Read More