söndag 8 november 2015

How is it going with the woods?

Hi again

Well this weekend I have started on some prototypes to use as woods on my table. I wanted woods with a canopy that troops could move through and hide under. Usually woods are represented by a couple of trees standing in an designated area. I still have to mark the edge of the woods but I hope that these larger areas will look more lika a forest than some scattered trees. The problem I faced was the cost. I used some cheap mdf for the base of the canopy. Then in the guides I had read they used woodland scenic material for the leafs. But that is expensive stuff! I got hold on some pillow stuffing really cheap (found it on my work...) my idea here is to thin wood glue with water and then dreanch the pillow stuffing in small balls in it. Put it on the mdf and let dry. My first thought was that I had thinn it to much but it stuck on. The next step is to get some dark green sprey and make a base coat on the canopy. And to round it of some pictures.


Hope I don't get lost in the woods. Until the next time keep rolling sixes.
/Conny


onsdag 4 november 2015

Can't see the wood for all the trees

The work to make some wood for my battlefields has begun. The idea is to make a canopy that is raised from the table to simulate a wood and not single trees. I am trying to follow the guide on the Alter of Freedom homepage. I have made some slight changes but on the whole it is the same. Now I must find a store were I can buy material for the canopy and a hot glue gun. At last some pictures of the work in progress.



I will cut the tree trunks shorter when the glue has dried.

Until next time, keep those sixes coming!
/Conny

torsdag 29 oktober 2015

A small AAR

Hi again
We tested the rules Alter of Freedom this afternoon. I had only read the rules and never played them and my friend Fredrik had not read the rules so the first hour was dedicated to walk through the rules so both of us should have an idea of how they played. After that we took command of our forces. Fredrik commanded the confederate forces and I took command of the union.
I was to deploy my force on table and the confederates that was attacking should be moved on the table. There was rules that made me deploy thin to cover more space since I couldn't know were Fredrik would strike. The first turn he moved one division on to the field and I was responding to the threat.
Soon we realised that the board was to big for the rules so the movment was a bit to short. We decided to continue the battle despite this. But since a large part of the battlefield was covered with wood the going was really slow. We fought for some time and I lost a brigade so we called it a draw and agreed that we would try the rules again but on a more open battlefield.




As I usually use Volley and Bayonet for my civil war wargaming it was fun to test a new rule system. I was not convinced that this was a batter system than Volley and Bayonet but it had some interesting mechanics in it. The priority points bidding was nice. You have a number of points to distribute amongst youre divisions. The more points the more likely the division moves. I also liked the turn clock. The player that own the clock for the turn can dictate the pace of the turn. But the rules lack in explaning situations that can arise during a game. And the modifiers for shooting and close combat could have been better explained as when they was to be used and if it was for the defender or the attacker. The rules was all togheter fun and quick and I have to try them again to see if I can get some more tactics in. Now it was a lot of move and fight just to get a hang of it. 
Still I do prefer Volley and Bayonet!

Keep rolling those sixes/
Conny


Hopefully a comeback

Hello to you all

The last six to eight months I have had a hard time to find motivation and inspiration to get anything done that had to do with miniatures and wargaming. I have dabbled with Deadzone, Frostgrave and started up a project regarding the tv-show Strike Back. I have stod and glared at my painting table and the thought to remove it all crossed my mind. 

Today I am trying to kickstart it all up again by returning to my beloved American Civil War! Today I am to test the rules Altar of Freedom for the first time. The battle is Corinth since I have made a board to that battle a year ago for Volley & Bayonet. 
Wish me luck!





Until next time (hopefully not to long) keep rolling those sixes!
/Conny





torsdag 22 januari 2015

I have made a list

Well I have had a bit of a painting depression lately. Not much have been done and I have to many projects bouncing around in my head and can't seem to start anything up. I also have a lot of projects just lying around and taking focus from me. It had been a lot of boardgames and card games instead. But in an effort to break the standstill I have made a list of things that needs to be done. Soon there is a large convention in Gothenburg and I have some things that needs to be finished for the convention. Hopefully my list will get me going. I will try to post here what has been painted and it is a lot of different things to say the least.
I will give you some pictures of the things I have painted. The miniatures are from Mantic Games and for the game Deadzone. Not the best miniatures but they are ok and easy to paint. 
My weakness as a wargamer is and have always been making terrain and a lot of my projects right now are at that crucial moment when you need something to play on. The miniatures are done but it is a sad sight to play around books and cereal boxes.

But now me and my list will go down to the bunker, that has a new table, and start working.


Until next time keep rolling those sixes!

/Conny

söndag 14 december 2014

Alter of Freedom

Now I have moved back in to the Bunker. I have started to paint some more miniatures again and that was real nice. I have missed it a lot. I have also started to read thrue the rules Alter of Freedom again and also set up the Corinth scenario for named rule set. Me and a friend will try to have a go this week at the scenario and rules. I will then make a AAR of the event. So here are some pictures of the bunker and the set up.
My painting space. Here I try to spend at least 30 min a day.
The shelves with my games. I have sortef out some of the games I own for the sake of space. 
The rest of the room. At the moment I am looking for a new table. 
The Corinth scenario...
The union force and...
... The rebels!
 Now I only need to learn the rules and have a go at it, wish me luck ;)

Until next time keep rolling...
Sixes!
/Conny

torsdag 11 december 2014

Time to move back

Hi again

Now I am done with painting and renovating the Bunker and are begining to move all things back to the room. Hopefully I am up and running with all the projects to the weekend. I will start by finishing up the household troops for my Westeros army of my house Oaken. I will present the house and troops for you when they are done. 

As soon as I have got hold of a new table for the Bunker I will also do an AAR for Alter of Freedom with the Corinth scenario.

Soon it is christmas time and as always you never get more done with the hobby stuff as you think you would. But to all of you out there...

Keep rolling sixes!

/Conny