Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Bloggers for Charity Auction, closing tomorrow 31 August 2014

I am shocked and stunned by the lack of bidding at the Bloggers for Charity auction and God know we all like a bargain but this is ridiculous and even some of the items have not even been bidded on. So if you want to help Bloggers for Charity to raise money for Help for Heroes please go to the follow link and bid.

As it stands at the moment you can have one of my original painting for Twenty Quid, Twenty Quid you all can do better than that, and it comes with a wonderfully painted figure by Loki from Loki's Great Hall and Brigantes Studios fame. So go on bid for Christ's shake.



Sunday, 27 July 2014

Down on the Farm and Last Weekend in a Hotel in .............................

Yes you would be forgiven if you think I have gone into some 80s revival mode but alas not it is more about what the heck I have been doing over he last few weeks. Well things at Château PK have not been the best of late with the loving Mrs PK going back into hospital to have her thyroids removed, that's two operations in six weeks and thanks to a lovely doctor mis-advising me I have to go into for a operation next week, things have not been that rosy.

However I did manage last week to get a game of Very British Civil War in at a show in a lovely village near Lincoln called Washingborough. It was a simple game with the forces of the Duke of Rutland, British Union of Fascists, Loyal forces of King Edward VIII, fighting against a North Lincolnshire coalition of Socialists from Grimsby, Anglican League forces for Lincoln and a Red Army Faction from the CCCP trying to take the town held by the BUF. The assaults when in all day with the BUF taking hold of the two bridges in the town and thus making it harder for the coalition to attack.

However the coalition forces did inflicted heavy casualties on the BUF forces holding the bridges but the brave BUF would not run away even though many of their fellow chaps were lying on the floor, they knew that the King would be pleased with their sacrifice and their defend of the town.

Now if the coalition had got their act together and planned their assault in an orderly manage, oh by the way I was playing the fascists in this game, the should of easily walk all over my forces outnumber me four to one as it was and they had some heavy artillery, okay they had a rocket battery this never hit its target and flew all over the place and was more a hindrance than a help and a large artillery piece on the back of a stream truck which managed to destroy a "Heshs' Hosiery" van with some morris men inside.

Well needless to say they never managed to reach the bridges and even if they had I saw the BUF would of held on, so the BUF and me won the day and a great day was had by all. And I am going to leave you with this quote about VBCW which I think sums up VBCW very well.

From a model-collector's viewpoint, the "A Very British Civil War" game encourages the use of novel mid-1930s figures and vehicles, which one wouldn't collect for a typical World War 2 game, such as steam-powered trucks, delivery lorries that would look more at home in an episode of "Dad's Army", or even the Carden-Loydd Universal Carrier (a little armoured vehicle, with just one machine gun; yet, this vehicle suddenly becomes regarded as a veritable monster, when your own troops have no dedicated anti-tank weapons!)
How true.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the weather.



Friday, 11 July 2014

Flying that Spanish Civil WarFlag

Do you see what I did there with the title? Yes indeed I am still flying that SCW flag indeed and cracking on with them. Gosh I never realised that when I started that malarkey that I would have to learn Spanish to understand what was written on the flags, but I has sort of got through with what little knowledge I have from many years ago going to Spain on holiday.

Anyway, after doing the Republican flags first I thought it was only right and proper to do some Socialist Militia, no I wish, some Nationalist flags next. Again I was a little surprised but the variety even in the flags of these, I always thought the Right Wing standardised everything, but different symbols, font, etc, even the way they write the same words. Well saying all that I have done them and let me know what you thing.

Have a nice day.


Sunday, 6 July 2014

Spanish Civil War and Fighting the Urge

Yes it is no on the paint Table again for me for many reasons, most personal but also as I have been designing flags for the Spanish Civil War. So I guess then this is my On the Paint Table, sort of.

Now isn't it strange how a chance chat, forum thread, film or whatever sparks something within and this what has happened to me. I was discussing the SCW list for Chain of Command from the Too Fat Lardies and before you know it I was designing flags for the SCW. Now I have to tell you I have been meaning to do this for some time and I actually got a chance to sit down and plan what I am going to be doing and what I am going to cover. Now this is strange as I normally don't think that way and sort of organically design the flags as I go along but actually deciding what I am going to be doing, means I have set targets like 12 Republicans, 12 Nationalists, etc, and then design them around the broad settings.

So Firstly I have decided to go with Republicans first for many reasons but mainly my preference and have gone with the most common flags used. That said there is an amazing amount of variety within what I thought would a standard but what do I know.

So I am planning of doing the Nationalists flags next before I get into the militias and the internationals. I hope you like them and feel free to comment.

Hope a nice weekend.


Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Auction Over at Bloggers for Charity

Listen up chaps and chapettes here is your chance to win a painting done by me. Yes at the moment over at Bloggers for Charity you have the chance to bid on some lovely French, Indian War figures, painted of course and also a lovely painted Woodland Indian by Loki and a painting of the Indian by me.

So if you are interested in this painting or any of the figures please pop for to Bloggers for Charity and bid on it. It is for a good cause, Help for Heroes.

Thanks for reading

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