Monday, 14 April 2014

Choices of the week #15- I Salute you

Right, I know I did a poor play on words, but honestly, if you don't know about Salute, what are you doing here? Indeed, the main event this past week was the Salute from the South London Warlords. Instead of giving you a full listing of posts, full of pics, I'll give you only one. One? Yes, but this blogger did all the job for me and he compiled all the posts about the event. Thanks mate!

So, now that is done, what could we expect this week? Well, I must say everyone was fixed on this event, but I managed to find some good stuff.

First of all, there happened to be, last week, a convention in France, and we have some nice pictures:

A nice batrep between Galatians and Seleucids, using Hail Caesar, in 28mm:

A nice, if small, batrep in 28mm using Fire and Fury:

Another batrep set during a Longstreet campaign:

And another one, with Black Powder, set in 1866, still in 28mm:

Some SYW using Maurice (for Kolin):

Some good ol' West:

A last one, between Rome and Pontus:

Time for some WIPs and tutorials. Shall we start with someone who made an armoured train for the VBCW:

 I didn't know those vids existed. Now I'm feeling less stupid, with these how to's:

A new German brand of primer has been tested. Convincing:

And here we have a review of the new Vallejo paint sets:

Jim continues his reflexions about Fall-Out:

Now for the eye-candy. I'll start immediately with a superb Kingtiger in winter camo:

Then we have Anne's new paint jobs, with a special liking the car lady:

Monty is still painting his Spartan army in 15mm:

Next, we have some sheer Prussian porn, with Criag's 15mm Napoleonic brigade:

Marc has started painting a Mughal army. His elephant is gorgeous:

And I'll finish with a splendid 28mm vignette, showing Gonzague crossing the Taro (set during the early Italian wars ):

Saturday, 12 April 2014

My not-gone-to-Salute paint table Saturday

Hi everyone. If you don't know today's is one of the most important for us gamers, where do you live? Indeed, many wargamers have gone to the Excel center in East London,to attend to Salute 2014. Lucky you. I won't go this year, partly because I'd like some family time, and partly because, even if I'm dying to meet my friends and bloggers pals, and play some games, I don't feel happy to go, don't know why. Must be the weather.

Anyway. I'll spare some cash and some free time to paint a bit, hopefully. And since we're Saturday, let's see what I have on my painting table:

Some Essex and Xyston Greeks, for an army I intend to play at a tournament in 2 weeks. Though it looks like it will be another period. Ah well. My ACW stuff is almost finished (only the flqgs and tufts to apply).


Monday, 7 April 2014

Choices of the week#14

My my my. My week has been pretty exhausting, with a very short wee-end, since I worked on Saturday. I have some ACW stuff to finish for my game on Thursday. And after, long live the Greeks! I have to paint more stuff for a tournament, and I don't know if I'll have enough time. Anyway, back to the review!

Ben mes aieux, quelle semaine. PAs mal de boulot, et surtout un court week-end car j;ai bosse samedi. Il me reste des trucs a peindre pour ma prochaine partie de Longstreet jeudi prochain, et ensuite, plein de Grecs en jupette, car je compte participer a un tournoi. Zou.