What a great weekend! This was our 6th Ayton gathering and it is testament to the pleasure it brings and the friendships that have developed that we all keep coming back. Occasionally ‘Real LifeTM’ gets in someone’s way and they miss a year (this time it was Essex Boy’s turn) but we’ve had a core … Read moreAyton 2016 – Day 1
And for once I am NOT painting and basing!!! I had fairly modest plans for adding to the forces for this years C18th ImagiNation game that Henry Hyde is running for us (see Henry’s Wargaming Journal for the campaign build up) . Henry had placed some restrictions on the size of our forces to curb the … Read more‘Twas the night before Ayton…
In preparation for Ayton I needed to paint up five battalion guns to add to my ‘smaller’ battalions. I already have one gun with the Savage Swans but needed another and two each for the Braunschweig and Alterfritzenburg battalions. My existing gun was based on 50x50mm to match the infantry bases which was fine when … Read moreBattalion Guns!
I’ve played a few little games using various Lardie rules. Sharp Practice, Chain of Command and I Ain’t Been Shot Mum. There was a Lard based gathering in Durham last year which ‘real life’ prevented me attending. Luckily, this year, Jim Catchpole dropped me an email to see if I was interested in attending this … Read moreWor Lard!