Friday, May 31, 2019


Here are some photos of recent additions to my Black Powder Napoleonic collection.  I bought a collection of French generals and staff on Ebay which I tidied up, matt varnished and rebased.  I based them in 4 senior officer pairs and 4 single ADC figures.  They are intended to be reserve generals for The Great Game of Waterloo in Glasgow.

All Foundry Figures

Foundry figures and possibly on the right a couple of Redoubts

Monday, May 20, 2019


This Sunday I went to Partizan at Newark with the Gothenburg Gamers.

Dave O’Brien produced our game for Partizan this year.   It was a 28mm Franco Prussian War game of the Battle of Villepion 1st December 1870.   This time the game was a display and not one of our usual PP games.   We used a variant of Warhammer Ancient Battles that Dave developed many years ago.

Ray Neal, Tim Watson, Dave Paterson, Colin Jack and I supported Dave at the display.  We went to Newark by train from Edinburgh so Dave had to develop a lightweight game for us to take down.  I think this was our largest group outing to any show.

Lots of great games at the show at its venue in the Newark Showground.  In my view this year’s show far outshone Salute in the number of good quality displays.  The exhibition hall is big bright and airy with lots of space and OK catering.
Below are some of my photos and here is the link to all 69 on Flickr.

Our Villepion 1870 starting position with French about to advance onto the table

Perry Brothers Bonaparte in Egypt

League of Augsburg - Barry's wonderful Cossack camp - yes it's a mortar firing

Oosterbeeke 1944

British in India

Excellent 100 Years War game

Blood and Plunder

Sunday, May 12, 2019


This Saturday I went to Carronade 2019 at Falkirk.

I finally got to put on my 75mm Playmobil Wild West PP game at Carronade with the Gothenburg Gamers.  We used the classic Legends of the Old West rules.  Lots of interest from children and parents.  Every child wins a prize. The new terrain items for this version of the game are the windmill and the G scale train.

It was a good show – it was busy, enjoyable and I met lots of acquaintances.  I bought nothing at all at the show – too busy with the game.  I was supported at the display by Colin Jack, Tim Watson, Ray Neal, Dave O’Brien and Dave Paterson. We were runners up for the best PP game award. I was so pleased with the way the game went that when I got home I ordered a Water Tower from Playmobil.

Below are some of my photos.  Next weekend we are at Partizan at Newark displaying something completely different.

Link to all my 44 photos from the show

Colin, Dave and Ray alert and ready for action

Caboose and Plains Indian posse

Yes Ranger you can go on the roof

Th best PP from Bathgate - the balloons have not appeared yet

Sea monster from the amazing pirate game

Rorke's Drift with equipment

Leuchar's Last Samurai fortress