Tuesday, January 29, 2013

It's 2013

   And time for a post and what have I been up to? Well, getting more 25mm plastic Russians done for Bolt Action (more on that another time) but getting more ruins ready for when I do run Osgiliath this year.
One of the GW Osgiliath Ruins painted up (plastic) 
The backside of the same piece

 Some resin ruins (don't know the maker) that will work perfectly
 Buildings ruins - corners
 What I plan to use some of the those ruined building corners for - edges of smashed wall, if anyone manages to smash a wall down during the game.
                         More of the plastic Game Workshop Osgiliath set, painted & ready to go
 The backside of the same piece
A bit of ruined stair & building. Again GW Osgiliath set

   One thing I have noticed when running a LOTR game with siege engines is that everyone almost always fires them at the people on the wall, as opposed to knocking down the wall or smashing in the gate. Something about crushing people with rocks.....
                                         I also finished this "cottage" I had gotten last year.
 Backside of the building

Lo! The roof comes off, making it easier to put figures in.

   The cottage is for Bolt Action, could be used for either West or Eastern front or Historical/Fantasy game in 28mm. I have a bit of buildings & such-like to be finished as well as a lot of figures.

   I have also picked up a set of rules, "Smooth & Rifled - Skirmish Wargaming Rules" by Dadi & Piombo available at:

"Smooth&Rifled is a game system designed to recreate skirmish games with 28, 20 or 15mm miniatures. This very first edition covers the period from approximately 1700 to approximately 1900. The French and Indian War, the American Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, the American Civil War and the wars of the Colonial era are just some of the periods you can play with S&R." (from the first page of the rules). They are available ONLY as a PDF but are not very expensive (9 euros or around $12-13 dollars US). All the supplements are available as FREE downloads! More on this rules set as I finish reading them and maybe try them solo a time or two. Check them out!