Chilcon 2018

Had a good day at Chilcon on Saturday helped GNS James and FH Scott with their Dinoproof Game attending as Janco Toys

For those that don’t know Dinoproof is basically a cross between Running Man and Jurrasic Park

Table after the hunters had parachuted in


The good stuff soon started, supposedly there were a Blue Team and Red Team but that really didn’t pan out.


Fortunately all the hunters had been made up the same with great armour and good combat and medic skills to mean they could take on larger dino’s.


As it was a participation game players soon joined and were cajoled into doing the dirty on each other rather than working as a team, some seemed to take less convincing than others. It was at this point the secondary objective was identified, basically ignore all else and kill Scott. To loud shouts of huzzar from around the room several dinos headed his way.

The Spinosaurus recently brought on from the table edge used its special once per game ambush attack as a group of three chums had at each other, the degree of animosity and double dealing that went on brought a tear to my eye. Some say a loud bald man goaded them on but I was 100% unaware of that.


Seeing its great rival eating tasty hunters the Tyrant King set off for battle.


One hunter was not having a good time of it as he was half bitten in half then stomped flat.


These two massive beasties decided that after a rather nice appetizer course of human flash they were ready for the main course i.e. each other.


Spoiler alert, as the big purple and orange one had been fightign three hunters it has a slight disadvantage that the big green one made the best of and finally answered the question who would win.


By this time hunters across the table were busy using medi packs and looking for smaller prey.

My brave hunter was pinned by a pack of raptors.


The pinning being mainly carried out with massive hooked claws and huge pointy teeth


It was at this point I headed back to reality as I was out in the afternoon so left our brave hero’s battling it out.

I hope the rest of the afternoon was as much fun as the morning and that plenty more silver stickers were handed out to the crowds.

Really good day out and managed to pick up some nice trees that need a little work.

A grand day of gaming

Day off work so spent it gaming

First off was 40K vs Reese and his Tau

My Death Guard are well known for the odd proxy



But have to admit these will take a little imaginative re working as renegade knights




Really close game, this is not the roll but Reese has 64 dice in defensive fire didn’t have nearly enough dice.. He nearly took a knight out in one round which was devastating. Note to self don’t lose the roll for turn one against the Tau


Still the game got closer once I got up close and personal


Ended a draw as we timed out, it would have been close as all his units had objective secure so I had to wipe them out to let me Lord and Sorcerer capture the objective before he took me out with rail gun fire.

Then to gimps where I had a great game of Lart, my ancient British vs their great enemies the Indians with four nellies, the figs at the back of the table on each side were our dead.


The Indians break point was 24 which I got them to whilst mine was 29 Dave got me to 28 so I just nicked it.

James will like this but a 200 point two hour game came down to me charging off a unit of light infantry, this made my light horse be more than 4UD from the enemy so could rally for free on a four plus. Just got a four which if failed would mean after combat we would have been 24-29 so a draw with both breaking at same time.

Against an opponent like the great ginger himself I will take a one point victory every day of the week.

Hero of the match, they may just have earned the rest of the cavalry a position on the painting table after all.



SAGA 28mm Archers a dude and a dudette

Hi All

Been ages since I put paint to figure so at last I have completed some

12 SAGA Levies/Warriors had em for ages but never got round to em, think the gripping beast figs are great.

Painted em to be reasonably generic as they are destines to be Normans, Vikings and so many more over the coming years


Of course those Normanesque hair cuts are great as well


A dude I got free from gripping beast when I ordered some Joms Vikings and dudette from bad squiddo


English Civil War – Royalists

Made a start on my ECW force, first game I saw at a real gaming club back int day at Rotherham Library was an ECW game. Must have been several gamers collecting loads as it was a massive game. From that day I have always felt a propper gamer should have an ECW force.

Pike and Shotte blocks, done em as fill sized blocks but will def be gamed as smaller blocks to make em go further. Lart, P&S and FOG are all destined to get these boys on the table.

Are based up pretty much for DBA’ish as tend to use this for my 15mm forces then bend the rules to suit.


A unit of lifeguard heavy cav, three of cavalier med cav and two mounted dragoons.


Supply wagon for a camp, some commanders and med artillery. Not decided if I actually want to put the division commanders onto round bases or not.


Gun carriage with a broken wheel as another camp, trying to re pose 15mm figs is a pain and has meant broken limbs all round, and the heavy artillery.


Of course the King himself and to the right his cavalry commanders.


Figs are from Museum Miniatures and are really good, going to get a few more infantry to finish off blocks and to do some dismounted dragoons as light infantry.

How long they will take to paint is of course the unanswered question and again means my poor old ancient Britons are not going to get their cavalry divisions painted any time soon.