Saturday 16 December 2023

Blood and Plunder Plastic Sloop and other new plastics

 The Blood and Plunder "Raise the Black" Kickstarter was delivered a couple of months ago and I've finally finished off painting everything I had from it. (More stuff comes at Christmas!).

The last thing was the plastic Bermuda Sloop kit, which was a lot less trouble than the massive galleon. Though I did make a few modifications to the rigging.

There's also Blackbeard, Long-John Silver and a load of Spanish infantry including drummer and artillery crew.

Sunday 3 December 2023

A belated update... almost all of 2023 in one post

So, it's been months and months and months since my last update. Sorry!

After Hammerhead things became busy. So many re-enactment events and so much drone flying. So many drones to repair and YouTube videos to edit. I completely forgot to post things on here even though I was still painting models, though not as many as previously. Plenty of games have been taking place at COGS.

Right now things have calmed down. With the snowy winter properly started I'm stuck inside and now can properly spend time modelling again. 

I've just finished the standing rigging on my latest and largest 3D printed ship for Blood and Plunder. This galleon has been stuck on the floor next to my desk half built for at least 18 months. Anyway it really is starting to take shape now. I've just got the sails to add to it and then I'll be ready for some completely crazy pirate battles.

I've also been painting some Spanish Infantry for Blood and Plunder from the new plastic sets and managed to get a game with those at COGS a few weeks ago.

I've also managed to extend my Plague army for use with Firefight and got a couple of games in. I'm playing again tomorrow night.

For Clash of Kings I built a overly complex display board with a video playing inside a gothic building and colour changing LED lit crystals.

And I managed to fly around the event with one of my drones! Is this the first drone video from a wargames tournament ever? (I didn't do so well in the tourney...)

That's enough for now, I have more projects in progress and will try to remember to post some more photos soon!

Monday 27 March 2023

Our Hammerhead Participation Game

A bit of a late one this, but a few weeks ago we ran our participation game at the Hammerhead Show in Newark.

My extensive terrain collection was brought out and Andy's Bounty Hunting rules were used. We had a load of interest and won the Best Overall Participation Game prize. 

We also featured in a YouTube video of the event.

Here is a selection of photos from the event: 

Tuesday 21 February 2023

COGS Participation Game at Dales Wargames 26th February 2023

At Dales Wargames this coming Sunday (at the Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale), we'll be running a massive test-run of our participation game for Hammerhead.

In this game of fantasy themed bounty-hunting you will take control of a pair of hunters, a veteran and a rookie, in a quest to eliminate as many monsters and other "ner-do-wells" as possible over our 18ft x 4ft table including a dockyard, city, fortifications, countryside, mine and dungeon.

The rules are home grown and we need players to help test them This can be a case of dropping in and playing for around an hour, or more or less as you choose.

So why not pop in and play our game for a bit?