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Derek's Wee Toys Blog

Plans for 2016

It’s that time of year again so here we go. Painting My main plan for 2016 is to paint up forces of British, French and Spanish for Sharp Practice from...

2015 in Review

In a hostage to fortune posting made on Jan 1st last year I laid out my wargaming plans for 2015 and I haven’t done too badly at getting them done....

Crisis? What Crisis?

Crisis in Antwerp of course.   A few of us from the South East Scotland Wargames Club are off to Crisis, the Tin Soldiers of Antwerp show on November 7th where...

Baccus 6mm WWII

I was speaking to Pete Berry from Baccus 6mm at the Claymore wargames show last Saturday and he very kindly gave me a few samples from his forthcoming range of...

Galleys Guns and Glory

I’ve been involved in the play-testing of the Galleys, Guns and Glory rules from Skull and Crown.    A rather jolly game with some really nice models made from laser-cut plywood.  ...

Lord of the Rings Rampant

I played a game of Dark Ages  Lion Rampant at the club the other week and enjoyed it a lot.    It all seemed a bit generic and not particularly attuned...

More 4Ground

Following my efforts trying to improve some 4Ground buildings earlier in the year Jack of the PioneerPainting blog asked me if I’d do something similar for him.  I was due...

Sabots for Blucher

The oldest historical models I have in my collection date from 1983 (or thereabouts) and are some 15mm Minifigs French Napoleonics that I bought when I returned to the hobby...