John Roy Stewart leads his men past a rank of scoundrels, neer-do-wells and ruffians. At least his men are gentlemen from Edinburgh
Jim Duncan Wargamer
Some insights into a crazy world of model soldiers, toys to some, a business to others, an amazing realm where there are no limits other than your imagination, tempered with a bit of research and history.
Thursday, 16 March 2023
Jacobites - City of Edinburgh Regiment
Saturday, 18 February 2023
Boxer Rebellion - First Army Unit
I cleared away some of the tabletop clutter to make way for my first unit of Chinese soldiers for my Boxer Rebellion Project.
Friday, 7 October 2022
Claymore castings - First Peek
I received some figures from Claymore Castings yesterday. Here's how they look beside some Crann Tara and Front Rank.
From left to right: Crann Tara, Crann Tara, Claymore Castings, Front Rank.
You can see that Crann Tara are a bit slender compared to the others and that Claymore Castings are quite stocky compared to Crann Tara. Front Rank are a bit in between, at least on these samples.
I would have no difficult using these ranges in the same army but probably best in their own units. They all paint up nicely.
Crann Tara don't do Prussians at the moment, Claymore Castings only do Prussians at the moment and Front Rank do everyone.
Thursday, 6 October 2022
Cavalry - Work in Progress
Tuesday, 4 October 2022
My younger wargame mate just turned 70. He got a birthday card with a wargame picture on it.
He's hoping that I can identify the game and the 'hands' with the help of the interweb fraternity.
The figures seem to be mostly spear and shield types so presumably an ancient wargame. The bases have typed labels with a variable colour strip.
Tape measures are evident but no dice.
The table is covered in a teddy bear fur mat coloured green. Isn't that a relatively recent innovation?
The buildings look much more medieval as well as fields with hedged borders.
Does anyone recognise this at all?
Monday, 3 October 2022
Crann Tara - Regiment de Clare
Right lads, let's get these finials mounted before parade.
Saturday, 24 September 2022
Jacobites - The Final Muster
In the fading rays of a Scottish September sun the Jacobites gather before seeking out the Governments army.
Comments are best made on the back of a five pound note, come on, be honest.