Friday, 27 September 2013

French Provincial house in Cambodia.

Hi all , sorry for the lack of quality posts for the last couple of weeks. I have been on holiday to Thailand Cambodia and Vietnam. I scheduled the last two posts just to keep the Blog alive and intend to post something more worthwhile in the next couple of weeks.

Some photos which I have taken while in Asia could be of interest for anyone with an interest in either the Vietnam conflict or possibly Pulp settings with all the Temples I visited.

This house we visited is owned by my Girlfriends family, but is due to be demolished by a Japanese company building a highway through the front Garden. Its in a pretty unstable condition at the moment and would cost quite a bit of money to put right. According to the old lady in her seventies (currently living there) she remembers it being built when she was a child. I guess that makes it a late forties early fifties build? which makes it relevant to the French buildings in Vietnam. We passed many buildings in both Cambodia and Vietnam which I would have loved to stop and taken photos of but we did not have time and were often traveling by bus.

I found a couple more photos which I had taken a couple of days earlier.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Talk like a Pirate Day.

A few years ago a friend of mine organized a club game on "Talk like a Pirate Day" and also ran it again the following year. He has since left the country and it has not happened since as I guess he had the only other Pirates. I made this Pirate ship in a couple of days so please excuse the roughness of it. The Pirates were made from GW plastic figures. Also please excuse the photography as the photos were taken in my spare room which has energy saving lightbulbs.

I have a pile of Foundry Pirates in my Lead pile which I intend to get around to painting soon. I also have a toy Pirate ship which is missing a few parts that I will have to scratch build replacement parts for. Luckily I have a pile of painted Palm trees and some Ngoni which I want to paint as Cannibals.

Maybe I will run a club game on "Talk like a Pirate Day" one day?

Sunday, 1 September 2013

What to do next?

Since I have just about finished with Robin Hood I can afford to start something else, or on the other hand maybe I should finish another project instead? I have Vietnam started and would like to do a Demo game next year with it but want to do a smaller project in between. 

I set up a mixture of my modern/Future War terrain with my seaside from Dads Army plus my city boards which I did for FOW. The pier had warped and was meant to fit on a bigger table so cut a bit out of the pier and left a foot long section off. I also have not decided what to do about the ramp for the Life Guard boat as its a little bit too long.

I think this board would be ideal for testing out the Skirmish Sangin rules with my existing Future War figures or even my Zombies with ZTV. If I added some older buildings I can play IHMN. These buildings are just about to be built from some Dust Tactics plastic buildings which were originally bought for WW2. I guess I could even play Dieppe or something similar?

Please excuse the photography as my spare room has energy saving light bulbs.

Reminds me of Southend on Sea.