Thursday, 29 August 2013

28mm Painted Victorian Sci-Fi Tanks and Armoured Cars, adding to the Great Painters collection and.......

.....pimping Edwin!

Some nice pieces of resin and metal from Ironclad Miniatures for the Victorian (Steampunk and Pulp also) warfare shenanigans, two different forces............

28mm Copplestone figure for scale purposes........















Curt "Norse God" Campbell over at Analogue Hobbies has painted me a little piece of wargaming joy for my collection for something I did for him a while back and I've got to say it's cracking!



.........and Edwin over at Thoughts of a Depressive Diplomatist is having a competition and giving away books (which he also sells) but no picking the book on the Khyber Rifles as that's going to be mine!


Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Angry Lurker Honest Movie Review 101: Kick-Ass 2 (3 STARS)

"If you liked the first one you'll probably like this one"- The Angry Lurker


Kick Ass has inspired lots of people young and old to don their costumes, make up cool names and patrol the streets as vigilantes (some are better than others), Hit Girl now older is having normal teenager problems with high school, foster dad and hormones, Red Mist who is very funny and over the top and is now back with a new name (The Motherfecker and that's the clean version) and a new gang ( ......of who Mother Russia is a member and the highlight of the movie) and an insane need to feck Kick Ass up! There are plenty of famous and not so famous faces to be seen and some quite briefly, some laugh out moments (diarrhea and vomiting at the same time scene is an eye opener and my mate Vinnie nearly choked with laughter, he's such a child), good violence (not too over top or gory (most of the time)........

...............it eventually leads up to a massive confrontation/fight between the Justice Forever superheroes and The Toxic Mega C..... superheroes(I can't print the word but you get the idea I hope or don't) and if you see it at the movies make sure you stay during the credits for another scene!

Worth a watch, pure popcorn...............




Mother Russia, all woman........



Also seen "Only God Forgives" and can't bring myself to review it at the moment........all because of Jim's Fear review and my total opposite view, awful, awful, awful...........awful.......arse water by a long way but maybe it's just me!

Sunday, 25 August 2013

BLOG-CON draws closer and Dettol Wars....The Animated Movie!

WARNING........this post may contain boobs and not just Ray!


BLOG-CON draws closer (75 days now) and the excitement is building well Ray even mentioned spending some money and that was exciting to me and news to his missus, go visit the link and spread the joy and the reminder........



....other BLOG-CON news is that this woman will probably not be attending!



Previously only in written form here, then Hollywood called........well Pat and Anne did and sent myself and Ray this video, I have no problem with this video other than my voice (sounds like somebody with an elastic band around his crackers or Ray in the crapper) which some people will tell you is like an Irish tenor with a hundred cigarettes a day habit and chews gravel.........but deeper.......okay anyway..........

.......here it is then, all 2 mins and 37 seconds!


video

I don't sound like that, look like that and I'm far taller! 

Thursday, 22 August 2013

2000AD Strontium Dogs, Slaine mac Roth and Judge Dredd uniform controversy........

.........or owning a Saunders and promoting some blog giveaways!

Andrew"Loki" Saunders painted these figures for me after I won a competition prize on his blog for 5 historical miniatures to be painted for the winner, as you can see these are slightly not historical and Andrew was stupid kind enough to paint these favourite icons from the 2000AD comic that I read as a kid and still do occasionally ( a mate gives me his when he finishes reading them), it's not as good as it was but Dredd still rules.............



Johnny Alpha, The Gronk and Wulf Sternhammer!


Slaine MacRoth - Mighty black-haired Irish warrior exiled from the Sessair tribe for having an affair with the chief's fiance Niamh, the axe is called Brainbiter!.



The mighty Judge Dredd in an unsanctioned department issue test colour uniform, it may not get approval.

Thanks Andrew, more quality painters work added to the cabinet!


Promoting a couple of giveaway as well on some other blogs..............


Millsy over at Canister and Grape is celebrating 50,000 hits with some lovely items (I want the figure)......


The Ferret is celebrating 200.000 hits with 11 items up for grabs................



So support the guys and good luck to all except Ray and BigLee because one is a git and the other is already too rich! 

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

28mm Victorian Sci-Fi German Marine Light Steam Tanks, Twinkies and Assholes!

We have a pair 28mm (light) Steam Tanks for the German Marines from the previous post, these mainly resin little fellas are from Ironclad Miniatures, they are lovely pieces but quite small and would merit only a two man crew (possibly lying down).

I have included a 28mm Copplestone figure to show scale and they were quite cheap for a resin tank.....

Melanie is having a blog whoring competition giveaway over at her blog "No,Really, You Can Eat It!" where you could win Twinkies and other edible delights from the USA, I've never had a Twinkie or even a Ding Dong or a Bear Claw!!!!!.......I feel my life is not complete !

Also a picture that made me giggle and reminded me of Ray!











Wednesday, 7 August 2013

28mm Painted Victorian Sci-Fi German Marines from........

.........Copplestone Castings.

A small contingent of Germany's finest to stake their claim in the region of Angria but mainly to annoy the British forces in the region!

May add some auxiliaries.......






Thursday, 1 August 2013

Russo-Japanese War AAR, Battle of Tawan 1904 or........

.......if I owned Posties shed on that day and Hell, I'd live in Hell and rent out Posties shed!

The Retards Rejects met up a few weeks ago for a game in Posties shed (to be called Hell during summer gaming) and I forgot to do my report after the blog whores BigLee and Ray did their AAR's, so after Postie nagged Ray and then Ray nagged me, here we go then.......

I was lucky and picked myself as c/o of the Japanese forces and picked the position at the doorway to the shed and fecking remained there all day trying to survive in a light breeze, there was a paddling pool in Rays garden that I frequented quite a bit and then there was some fecking about with a garden hose but I digress...........

1st Japanese army under the command of Gen Kuroki has orders to meet up with the 2nd and 4th armies south of Liaoyang a major town in the area and defended by a large (not large enough!) Russian army. To make matters worse the 1st army has been engaged in fighting a retreating Russian army, the main part of the Russian force has reinforced Liaoyang, but a substantial part has dug in to await the arrival of the Japanese 1st army, just outside the village of Tawan,south east of Liaoyang. The Japanese commander must attack the Russian positions as soon as possible and must not waste time.
Meanwhile the Russian commander Lt-Gen Slutshevski (what a great name) of the 10th European Army Corps must hold his position at all costs, if the Japanese 1st army cannot make the rendezvous the two armies will be seriously outnumbered and defeated and the way will be open to relive Port Arthur.


The Russians: Ray, Dave and John.........

The Russian redoubts, all troops are prone in the trenches, artillery is in reserve, all infantry and cavalry reserves are hidden behind these redoubts as well.............

The Japanese: Surjit, BigLee, Postie (contractual shot) and the rarely seen Ian.........

All that lovely blue...........

......and cavalry..........the one is the dice roll required for where reinforcements might and with Postie that's never a certainty.........

Preparing for the assault...........

Ready, ready........

The Russians looking and appearing confident........

How can we fail.........

BigLee been disciplined for his potty mouth...........

Russian artillery begins to appear, these bunkers were close topped, the Russians were slow to this initially but wised up and they had a lot of hit points and only vulnerable to shell.......

We advance.........

Russian artillery starts to cause problems (white dice starting to show)........

Great flags.............

Ray was farting all day and even offended himself........

BigLee has now shed a t-shirt and is starting get a little fruity, Ian never saw it coming.......

The Japanese guard turn up, good morale but nothing else compared to line infantry........

BigLee...when told that the last t-shirt had to stay on..........

The Russian artillery was good but the Japanese artillery was frightening, we were so lucky with dice rolls, the Russian players actually wanted to concede at lunch, shocking cowardice........

My cavalry which survived the battle intact, machine gun bringing up the rear as well.......

Aerial view from my balloon........

Getting ready for the assault, Russian fire had not been effective due to losing artillery early and infantry still prone in their trenches.........

Then Postie said we had walked into a mine field, this was Postie feeling sorry for the fecking Russians, Ray never stopped whining (he was offered a lot of cheese throughout the game to go with his whining, geddit?), the mines were the most effective item on the Russian side........... 

Russian artillery reinforcements turn up and remain behind the hills..........

Japanese artillery trying to counter battery fire.........

BigLee sweating like a page 3 photographer............

An untouched redoubt, we focused our attack on 2 of the 4 redoubts to concentrate our forces.......

They still had a lot of stuff left, cavalry and infantry abound.........

Their right hand redoubt........

.......their left hand redoubt before our assault and then they conceded but we thought they were still a viable force, troops still remained in reserve but Ray convinced the other Russians to concede and the Japanese won the day!!!!!!

Good game for the Japanese but gaming in the heat and Posties shed barbecuing Reject crackers is a tough day but not if you have access to a decent paddling pool................

Going into work tonight on another training shift but it's fecking hot today and reminded me of the game!