Tuesday, 04 August, 2020

Month: August 2019


The Games We Play: Edgehill (again)

Our new member, Diego, indicated he had an interest in the ECW so John put on a game using his ‘Pike and Shot’ rules which date from the late 1980s.  The battle chosen was Edgehill, which avid readers may recall Read more…


The Games We Play: Zvezda 1/144th Ju87

At the last club bring and buy, along with my super cheap M10s, were a couple of Zvezda planes, including this rather smart 1/144th scale Stuka. I really like Zvezda kits, and this one went together nice and easily. Unlike Read more…


The Games We Play: Breaking the Crust

After out foray with The Portable Wargame, I have been kicking around various ideas for simple brigade level WW2 games. NATO Briagde Commander always worked well with smaller scale things, but some aspects of the game system were a bit Read more…


The Games We Play: QRF Studebaker truck

As a wise person once said, you can never have too many lorries, and my slowly growing US forces don’t appear to have any! Well, that isn’t strictly true, I’ve got several OD Hotwheels generic US trucks I use for Read more…


Patchwork n Play: Another quilt top complete!

I really enjoyed making these blocks! I was pattern testing for Quilt Design Duo….. next month. I loved the gentle curves and the fact that there  were no real seams to match. I decided to sash all sides and was delighted to Read more…


The Games We Play: Defence of the Bridge

Another 54mm outing for Fistful of Lead, this time taking place in the killing grounds of the American Civil War. Tim C, John and Tim G (proud owner of a new US Cavalry hat) took the dull northerners, while Jerry Read more…


The Games We Play: Zvezda 1/144th IL-2

Recently I seem to have been borrowing a lot of Tims 1/144th aircraft for games, and I thought it was about time I got some of my own rather than my ratty old 6mm ones. Amazingly, PSC had some of Read more…


Have I shown you these?

This is a bit of a summary of what I’ve been  sewing lately…. four more Boston Pavement blocks….                  in a variety of prints and colours. I’ve made twelve blocks now. A little Read more…


I have been to... Bamburgh

We recently returned from a trip to Northumberland, where we stayed in Bamburgh, ancient seat of the Northumbrian kings and as fans of The Last Kingdom will also know, the stolen hereditary home of Uhtred son of Uthred, Lord of Read more…


The Games We Play: QRF Dodge Ambulance

I felt my slowly expanding US forces could do with a bit of command/logistic type transport (and it might also turn out to be useful for my Russians as a Lend Lease vehicle for some lucky Brigade Commander). So, on Read more…