Tuesday, 7 June 2022

What's been happening? - Latest news from the Shed

 Morning All - apologies for the radio silence over the last three weeks but things have been rather busy.

First up a quick update on the move - we are only a few short steps away from completing on our purchase of our new home in North Somerset, hopefully the solicitors and surveys can be completed soon and we can then become very excited about moving on. Of course the move will be tinged with a degree of sadness as I say good bye to our family home of 27 years in Surbiton but also saying au revoir to my mates and the shed. Rest assured the gaming will continue and hopefully on a much bigger scale. Once I know we are definitely on the move I'll be revealing the plans....

With a sense of the Shed closure in the next few weeks we have been trying to cram in as many games as possible and I have been busy painting more figures in the limited spare time I have. In no particular order here are some of the things we have been up to in the Shed recently.


A revisit to the North Eastern Americas was definitely on the agenda as the group got together for a furiuos and fast paced game of muskets and tomahawks...the game was played out on a 10ft x 5ft table with loads of terrain.


The game featured a raid by French troops and Indian Allies - a close fought affair that saw the attackers win a marginal victory..





Sticking with the Americas we moved into the badlands for a spot of US Cavalry versus Plains Indians

  




Apologies for the poorly painted teepees - I knocked these up in an hour before the game.



A week ago we decided to refight my epic Rorke's Drift scenario - this was new to most of the players and the Brits only just held out against the natives...


 








As far as the painting was concerned the focus was adding to my Norman army - four more boses bought from these chaps - Conquest offer a great discount on for or more figures and they are great value.


So 30 more horse joined the army...


and another 88 foot


These are now added to my rather large Norman force...the front row is two ranks of over 120 horse - stretching nearly 2 metres



Finally last night we fought out a large 28mm Napoleonic game that was fought to a very bitter and close finale - the Allied forces triumphant.






Hope this is of interest and another update towards the end of the month

Stay safe folks


8 comments:

  1. Time to thank you for all the posts that I have followed with great interest over the years. (especially the NMTB) I hope the move works out well for you and you will always be welcome at the Wells club if you do not find anything to suit nearer to Bath.

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  2. Thank you John for your kind words - who knows maybe we will meet sometime

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  3. Great looking games as always….not sure I will be able to cope with ‘much’ bigger battles the mind boggles

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  4. Nice to know all's going well. Good luck with the move.

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  5. Even bigger games? Seems an almost incredible concept! Do so enjoy your enthusiasm and splendid looking games! Good luck on relocation!

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  6. Great post Eric, nice to see so much lead in one place, some wonderful looking games on show.
    Cheers
    Stu

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  7. Lots going on - great to see so many games happening!

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  8. Fabulous looking games! Hope the move to our beautiful county goes smoothly.
    Cheers
    Matt

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