I am sure you have heard of Blackbeard's ship, Queen Anne's Revenge. When we started with Donnybrook a few years back Mr. Harrison, of this parish, got me all fired up to the extent that I painted and based the thick end of 200 miniatures which feature liberally in Donnybrook. He, on the other hand, painted... none!
Old score's are best settled cold. So this is Hilton's Revenge! I have worked on...
My end of year game this year was novel for a two main reasons. Firstly, it was out of period - An English Civil War era, full scale naval battle. Secondly, my battle report is not being delivered in the traditional way.
I have chosen to create a 15 minute video battle report. It has taken quite some time to create but I am trying to set myself a new level of aspiration. I wanted it to be as...
|Sovereign of the Seas|
Getting the hang of this. I have uploaded a full teaser to the rules on YouTube now you can find it here:
Have the first LoA tutorials done. Those are for Mad for Wra but I'll get along to BLB, R2E and Donnybrook very soon.
I have started my long promised commitment to video content. I made a short introductory video to Mad for War which I have uploaded to YouTube on a League of Augsburg channel. My hope is that both Clarence and I will use this channel to support Donnybrook, Beneath the Lily Banners, Republic to Empire, Victory without quarter and Mad for War.
I have a few instructional videos to upload over the...
|Donnybrook at Sea has an extensive ship type reference section|
Donnybrook at Sea will be released over the next two weeks. Its production has allowed us to indulge our passion for both the 17th century and ships in excess.... oh what fun we've had!
All systems appear GO! I am expecting delivery of Taste of Victory! in the third week of December so am gearing up for the pre order. Delivery will be as soon as possible after that pending the usual Christmas postal challenges.
The book is 116 pages, full colour, hardback and printed by the same company who did such a good job on With Talon and Claw.
It contains 18 scenarios for Beneath the Lily...
|Western Approaches 1651 - Royalist and Irish privateers attack GWC ships|
True, I have not been blogging as frequently as usual recently but that is not an indication of lack of hobby time, the opposite is true. A cancelled holiday in the north of Scotland due to raised levels of national restriction gave me an extra week with no work and no travel. That has allowed a real focus on several projects....
|Off the Scillies Commonwealth and Royalist small ships clash|
|Table is 4 x 4 - I wondered whether it would be big enough|
All of the 28mm stuff I have finished thus far is of 30 guns or less. I will also detail some actions...
The first iteration of this converted Ainsty kit is as a 6 gun ketch Fox serving with the Royalist privateers sailing out of the Scilly Isles.
The vessel started life as a single masted sloop. I decided on a bit of conversion work and ended up with something which I am pretty pleased with. As time goes by and I feel less inclined to be lugging stuff to shows, I decided that permanently rigging some...
Undoubtedly, left field but, when I saw it, several little projects aligned - Tangier, Omani and Indian pirates, 4Play scenarios, Donnybrook and the new naval rules I am devoting a lot of creative time to.
|Crew are Warfare Miniatures - Ottoman Irregulars OT11/OT12 packs + new officers|
I have warmed up hugely to laser cut models. With a little care they can be lifted from the prosaic to characterful...
How do you turn two models into twelve usable pieces? With a little bit of lateral thinking, some balsa wood, paint, glue, sandpaper and time.
I wanted to get the maximum scenario use from the two converted small ships I purchase from Ainsty. I will deal with their masts and sails in a later post but I wanted to get all the serious hull building work completed first before frigging in the rigging....
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