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Speedpainting Wargames Factory WSS Cavalry

The terror virus Osama Bin Corona and my overcautious government forced me to spend my days inside and to cancel all my tabletop games. So I finally had time to finish my 28mm Donnybrook project. Donnybrook is a fun skirmish League of Augsburg/WSS 1672-1720 game, with storytelling aspects. More than three years ago I bought […]

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Wargames Factory WSS 28mm Infantry – Review & Speedpaint Project

In this time of not-so-splendid-isolation (I hate disproportionate lockdowns, based on lacking data and global panic, not on facts) I took refuge in my hobby and started a long overdue project, a Donnybrook (or other Renaissance skirmish) 28mm miniature set. I bought this heavily discounted Wargames Factory set for 12 euro a couple of years […]

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Napoleonic Painting Guide

Napoleon Crossing The Alps – Miniature Painting

I crossed the French border last summer, visited of course Les Invalides and bought a nice 25 euro souvenir in a shop near the Sacré Coeur. To honour the Emperor who defied the French and Italian lockdown I decided to paint him this week. He looked so… nude. Not like David meant him to be. […]

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Painting Guide SF Wargaming

Quickshade A Space Marine: The 10-Minute Blood Angel

I’m a virgin. I never ever played a game of 40K. I battled my first games with Airfix, I played the marvellous Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, I won and lost with Blood Bowl and I have painted many (my wife says too many) historical miniatures in 6, 15 and 28mm. O, yes, and Dropzone. Until yesterday […]

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Napoleonic Painting Guide

Hard Plastic 28mm HäT Bavarian Miniatures: Review & Speedpainting

I recently bought 3 boxes HäT 28mm Bavarians at a convention: marching, action poses and infantry command. I should say we, because I bought these budget miniatures for our club and promised to speedpaint them. Here’s my review and speedpaintblog. Why Bavarians? The Bavarians are a versatile army because they regularly switched sides. They were […]

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Painting Guide SF Wargaming

Sexy Spaceships: How A Colour Wheel Improves Their Looks!

As follow-up to my generic spaceship & mech painting guide I now publish a small showcase/ painting guide of my four, recently painted, Dropzone Commander armies. With the help of a colour wheel. I decided to let my painting diverge from the official examples. Nothing wrong with DZCs official colour schemes. But as you know, […]

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Painting Guide SF Wargaming

The Good, Bad And The Ugly: A Painting Guide For Mech and Starship Wargamers

What are the correct Martian, Rebel, or X’thingion uniform and spaceship colours in the 25th century? The bad answer: we don’t know. The only right answer: if you research movies and the internet, good suggestions will pop up. SF colour guides follow strict codes and conventions. Below 1) a summary of familiar colour palettes combined […]

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Painting Guide SF Wargaming Wargame Review

How to paint ‘evil’ alien (Dropzone) spaceships

Two years ago – then already long overdue – I blindly bought a discounted Dropzone Commander set. The box gathered dust on my shelves, but finally, more then 4 years after the peak 🙂 it’s party time! In this short blog I share my impressions after unboxing and show you how the effective Cartoon Supervillain-colour […]

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6mm miniatures Painting Guide

The one-minute-speedpainter: 912 toy soldiers in 7 days

A couple of years ago a Dutch wargamer I know, mr Gladmountain, sold me his surplus Leipzig 6mm project: a late Prussian Napoleonic army with extra line infantry, that I added to my lead pile. You can never have enough Prussians, as Wellington said – in June 1815, I believe. Last week I finally opened […]

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Uniform Guide: Russian Uhlans & Cossacks

Yes, painting guides for the white Russian Cuirassiers, green dragoons and colourful hussars are easy to find online. Apart from the Baccus Painting Guide I consult the well-researched website napoleonistyka.com. Russian uhlans and cossacks are a different story however, no easy results. A quicky below, in addition to the regular sources, for myself and the […]