03 December 2017

Wish me luck, I'm going over the top...

Prior to last year's Crisis Point (our first exploring the history of Andreivia at the end of the Great War) I attempted to build a box of HaT soft plastic German cycle troops.

I still bear the emotional scars of the experience.  The figures come with separate arms that should in theory connect shoulders to handlebars but in fact are almost impossible for anyone with fewer than three hands to attach securely. In the end, pressed for time to get forces ready for the event, I gave them up as a bad job and returned them to their box.

However, I'm damned if I'll let them beat me again.  With a little more time to go at them surely they can't be that bad?  Can they?

More reports to come but, please, stay away if easily offended; I suspect bad language may ensue....

26 November 2017

The Dvimin Line - part 1

In late April 1918, as the Turks and their German allies drove north towards Tcherbevan, the Andreivian government threw much of its resources into strengthening the line of defences around the old garrison town of Dvimin.

The picture below shows one of the forts that the government hoped would blunt the enemy attacks.

23 November 2017

Crisis Point VII - It's a Date!

Crisis Point VII will take place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th April 2018.

As usual the venue will be Dungworth Green Hall, Dungworth, near Sheffield.

Once more we will be exploring the events of 1918 in poor, war-torn Andreivia.  Look out for at least five invading armies for the Andreivian forces to contend with!

Cost for the weekend is £15.  Any surplus goes to charity.  Places are still available.

21 March 2017

Trenches part 6

A couple more lengths of trench added to my contribution.  I've added an obtuse angle and another junction to blow for a second communication trench to the rear.

Tonight I shall mostly be adding flock and static grass.

09 March 2017

Andreivian Air Force

The Esci Fokker D.VII cost just two quid from a local model shop.  An absolutely perfect find for 1918 Andreivia!

08 March 2017

Trenches Part 5

All textured ready for painting once they are dry. These plus Richard C's trenches will form the centrepiece of one the tables at this years Crisis Point.