Monday, 29 July 2013

If Facebook existed during World War 2..........

..............or News Feed History of the World: WWII

.........and I finally got a job, thanks for all the kind words and support people!

Friday, 26 July 2013

My 28mm Victorian Sci-Fi British Naval Crew from.......

............Copplestone Castings!

My small British detachment for some Victorian Sci-Fi gaming (if that ever happens), 10 ratings, 4 officers, 2 pilots and an Ambassador when I find the figure I like, these were painted pre-unemployment, lovely stuff from Copplestone as usual.

Maybe some loyal native troops.......

With this they can be in any part of the country in hours....well maybe days!

Monday, 22 July 2013

28mm Painted 11th Doctor Who, Daleks, SWAT Team or............

......owning a Brewerton!

Recently won these beauties from James and some unpainted extras when he had his giveaway, as a painter myself I have no problem with other peoples painting especially if they're this good!

I already own a Michael Awdry!

.....and a Dux Homunculorum!

....even a Battleaxe!

....and a Loki is on the way.....soon!

So I'm collecting some of the masters (well Battleaxe might be pushing it!), retirement shouldn't be a problem, Antiques Roadshow 2043 here I come......

Stunning face work and basing on the 11th Doctor, although some say he's the 12th?......

Exterminate....sorry I couldn't help it........

The facial work defines the figures......

......even if just hidden behind a mask the face work is good and then there's the bases......

This is what makes the professional painters worth their price...........

and then there's the great guy (Crazy Joe) over at Happy Valley who sent me 20 15mm Warbases casualty counters because I mentioned that I didn't know they did them on his blog and hey presto they arrive in the mail, chap deserves more followers and a pint if I ever meet him!

Seb, a fellow Reject sent me a shit shed load of 15mm sci-fi when I won in his give away and then some...............

I also won a packet of 1:35 scale plastic skateboarders from Maverick Collecting  in his giveaway a little while back.....

Need to do a give away of my own soon, probably when I get a job............

Friday, 19 July 2013

The Complete Military History of France,............ this a fair account? Seemingly an old piece but apologies to the French especially the military, French bloggers and French friends I used to have and know:P, well technically there was probably a few Irish involved on both sides!

On my way to fecking London for a job interview with a reasonable chance of getting it (he says, well a friend put a good word in for me), stuck in a suit and tie in this fecking heat!

The Complete Military History of France

- Gallic Wars
- Lost. In a war whose ending foreshadows the next 2000 years of French history, France is conquered by of all things, an Italian.

- Hundred Years War
- Mostly lost, saved at last by female schizophrenic who inadvertently creates The First Rule of French Warfare; "France's armies are victorious only when not led by a Frenchman." Sainted.

- Italian Wars
- Lost. France becomes the first and only country to ever lose two wars when fighting Italians.

- Wars of Religion
- France goes 0-5-4 against the Huguenots

- Thirty Years War
- France is technically not a participant, but manages to get invaded anyway. Claims a tie on the basis that eventually the other participants started ignoring her.

- War of Revolution
- Tied. Frenchmen take to wearing red flowerpots as chapeaux.

- The Dutch War
- Tied

- War of the Augsburg League/King William's War/French and Indian War
- Lost, but claimed as a tie. Three ties in a row induces deluded Frogophiles the world over to label the period as the height of French military power.

- War of the Spanish Succession
- Lost. The War also gave the French their first taste of a Marlborough, which they have loved every since.

- American Revolution
- In a move that will become quite familiar to future Americans, France claims a win even though the English colonists saw far more action. This is later known as "de Gaulle Syndrome", and leads to the Second Rule of French Warfare; "France only wins when America does most of the fighting."

- French Revolution
- Won, primarily due the fact that the opponent was also French.

- The Napoleonic Wars
- Lost. Temporary victories (remember the First Rule!) due to leadership of a Corsican, who ended up being no match for a British footwear designer.

- The Franco-Prussian War
- Lost. Germany first plays the role of drunk Frat boy to France's ugly girl home alone on a Saturday night.

- World War I
- Tied and on the way to losing, France is saved by the United States. Thousands of French women find out what it's like to not only sleep with a winner, but one who doesn't call her "Fraulein." Sadly, widespread use of condoms by American forces forestalls any improvement in the French bloodline.

- World War II
- Lost. Conquered French liberated by the United States and Britain just as they finish learning the Horst Wessel Song.

- War in Indochina
- Lost. French forces plead sickness; take to bed with the Dien Bien Flu

- Algerian Rebellion
- Lost. Loss marks the first defeat of a western army by a Non-Turkic Muslim force since the Crusades, and produces the First Rule of Muslim Warfare; "We can always beat the French." This rule is identical to the First Rules of the Italians, Russians, Germans, English, Dutch, Spanish, Vietnamese and Esquimaux.

- War on Terrorism
- France, keeping in mind its recent history, surrenders to Germans and Muslims just to be safe. Attempts to surrender to Vietnamese ambassador fail after he takes refuge in a McDonald's.

The question for any country silly enough to count on the French should not be "Can we count on the French?", but rather "How long until France collapses?"

"Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without an accordion. All you do is leave behind a lot of noisy baggage."

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

28mm Victorian Sci-Fi Female Trench Raiders from Hinterland Miniatures ......

......and Magenta is the new red!

A unit of trench raiders for the forces of Angria, the elite of the elite, the hardest hitting and fighting unit in the region, the magenta piping is the unique colour and calling card of the female only forces.

Delicate but nice miniatures that deserved a better paint job but they'll do!

Saturday, 13 July 2013

BLOG-CON at Foundry Miniatures 9th/10th November 2013.........

......I came, I saw, I wrote about it.

A few of the Rejects want and hope to attend this in November and hopefully attend both days, a few games, good friends, maybe a few beers and a few curries but this is also for non bloggers to attend, it's about community!

"A Convention run by and for Wargames Bloggers"

James Brewerton or G.I James has written this on his blog to launch Blog-Con........

I am very happy to be able to announce that Wargames Foundry have agreed to host Blog-Con 2013 at their Foundry in Nottingham over the weekend of November 9th/10th.
What I want is for all you bloggers to have a great time be able to catch up face to face and also try out some different games. I would like anyone who would like to bring a game along to contact me with what game it is how much space they will need and how long a game will last. When I have a list of what games are going to be put on I will produce a list, while I do not want to get all formal and do sign up lists I think we will need to give the people putting on some idea of how many gamers want to try their game. My hope is that with a good bit of publicity we may get a few non-bloggers showing up and trying out a few games. If we can encourage some new wargamers then all the better also it would be nice if we can encourage along any youngsters. I have set up a new blog that I want to run as a community blog, anyone who wants to post on it just needs to let me know their email address so I can set them up as authors, on this blog you can tell all about the game you are putting on or maybe the painting/terrain demo you want to put on or simply can offer a lift to the venue. I will be giving the blog address to Marcus and it will be linked to the Foundry Website.
Foundry Miniatures Ltd
24-34 St marks Street
Nottingham NG3 1DE
United Kingdom

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The image below can be used on any of your blogs to promote the event. Lets show the hobby world that Bloggers can be the heart and sole of our hobby, I would love it if we can use are enthusiasm and passion to encourage a new generation of wargamers.

So what are waiting for, head on over to the blog.......

.........and the event is also free of charge to attend!

Thursday, 11 July 2013

28mm VSF Painted Female Sailor Unit from Hinterland Miniatures.....

.......or the 1st Angrian Royal Marines.

These ladies hail from Hinterland Miniatures and the VSF homeland of Angria, delicate miniatures that deserved more but I wargame (well try to) and paint for that purpose, these ladies go with the armoured land train previously shown and they will have more armour, their elite trench raiders, a pom pom artillery piece (once I retouch it after dropping it along with a platoon of modern Russian infantry that were on the same tray). There will be a Queen and some other royalty to finish it off and we're done.........

I just wanted them painted in a more drab uniform than the white of the navy I had seen on other hinterland sailors.............with a little hint of magenta. Did I say Angria is a Matriachy!

I received an email from Jason of Hinterland Miniatures to say there were some new releases added to the range and can be seen here.

28mm figure from the DAK and Copplestone Castings to show some size and scale.......

.....these miniatures were painted quite a while ago!

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

A shameless, self confessed blog whore is having a giveaway....... some pimping and a few pictures to soften the blow plus some news on Vampifan!

Fellow Reject BigLee is having a giveaway to celebrate 1,000, 000 hits on his blog, so contractually according to the strict guidelines of the Reject code I have to pimp him out like Huggy Bear, he is actually giving away some good stuff but then he is rich!

The man himself...........

.....and as promised a few pictures to soften the pimping/whoring!

These pictures remind me of Bryan aka Vampifan who would always ask for names of the beauties I infrequently posted but only if he didn't already know them, his brother Michael posted a message on his blog yesterday.....     

"The good news is that Bryan continues to be well looked after but he still in the Critical Ward and had a setback last week when he caught a chest infection. He continues to be very well cared for and is being treated with antibiotics. It is now over 1 month since Bryan underwent major surgery and I don't have an idea of when he will be well enough to come home. I can only thank you all for your continued well wishes and nice comments......"

My thoughts and prayers are with Bryan and his family........