Can you do better?

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I do not wargame that period at all… but the uniforms are a joy to paint and see… when wargames units started to look like minidioramas like this one I went (and for other reasons too!) down to 6mm. For me it is simply impossible to achieve those results… Military Modeling like… and to think that my grandchildren would “manipulate” those minis on the tabletop is also nightmarish… call me squeamish if you want… I predicted all that back in 2006-2008 when I was so innocent as to write a book about it!… I love them but personally count me out.


That’s the level we all want… or not?


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One of the Boy’s Own paradigmas… the rescue of Gordon (who did not want to be rescued)… excellent stuff for wargames… have seen it in most scales… BTW there are excellent books about it… try Michael Asher’s one…

He will be avenged at Omdurman with relish…


It looks as Khartoum to me…

Good Old Wargaming

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No it is not The Crimean War… by the presence of some Portuguese it must be Peninsular War… as seen in Facebook… and kept in the Vault… for the size of the red dice surely 28mm (in those days of yore just “big” 25mm) and I’ll risk Peter Gilder’s Connoisseur range… but I can be mistaken you know…

The thin red line tipped with steel…


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How the glory fades with time… for nearly two centuries Spanish Infantry was the undisputed ruler of the European battlefields… not that many remember that at all mind…

Economical ruin, lack of manpower, corruption… you name it… the conclusion of all Empires…

Excellent pic nonetheless.


Spanish Tercio (maybe by F. Thau but not sure) it lacks the arquebusiers on front and flanks but that would be asking too much I guess…

Francesco Thau’s Own 28mm

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I am a huge fan of what Francesco does with 28mm Perry’s… unsurpassed IMHO… those mini dioramas are full of action and tasteful display (and some are standard figures or minis!)… mindblowing standard of painting if you ask me… not my favourite scale anymore… but dear me!… he tempts me everytime I see his works.


ABU KLEA using Perry’s

To be fair… some still do!

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Two posts today because I won’t be able to post for a couple of days… getting tired of carrying my personal computer around just to give you your daily dose of lead!

Enjoy the pic below because this is a dying part of the hobby… whohas the time and money to indulge in those pieces of artwork to wargame with eludes me completely (well not completely… but a lot).

Lucky them!

Pic of an actual wargame with pieces of art (IMHO)… there are people there who still do it!