19 Dec 2010

Hubcon IV Now Posted

Hubcon IV Report now posted, complete with a video report on the game featuring commentary from the Queen of England and History's Greatest Ever Genius (honestly, yes...)

14 Dec 2010

Armed Forces Museum

Just come back from a trip to Florida where I visited the surprisingly decent Armed Forces Museum. It;s the personal collection of a single chap but laid out as if it were a "proper" museum - and very well done it is too.

It has a collection of artefacts from WW1-modern day, with themed areas for several major conflicts - the oddest thing about it is that it's in a nondescript industrial unit tucked away at the back of an estate, just off a minor highway.

Anyways, some of the photos are a bit blurred, but you hopefully will get the idea. Worth a trip if you are down that way.

13 Nov 2010

Hubcon Game 2

Second game from Hubcon now posted - playing against the Roberto Mancini of American Wargaming !

Forget "300", this is 3000 !

There are now more than 3,000 pictures of figures in the 15mm Photo Gallery. This is number 3,000. Latest additions include the Lurkio Range.

Lurkio Figures now added to the Manufacturers list

A new UK based manufacturer, with (currently) one range of Sassanid Persians now added to the Manufacturers page.

7 Nov 2010

10mm Warmaster Teutonic army for sale

I'm currently selling a 1000+ point 10mm Warmaster Teutonic Army on eBay - auction ends on Sunday 14th November. These are some pics of the chaps - look on the eBay site for item number 290497570687 to see more,










The link to the items is here - Warmaster Teutonic Army on eBay - bid away as the auction ends on Sunday 14th November !

More Central London news

The Club has now consolidated on one new venue, and so now meets on each and every Monday at "Escape" which is just by Mornington Crescent Tube. The new venue and night starts from 8/11/2010 as after The Perseverance turned into a trendy wine bar the Cock also became a bit too untenable for all sorts of reasons. 


We have been at the Escape before, when it was known as the JD Sports Bar, and we had almost 8 successful years there so fingers crossed for the next 8 !


We still have no fees, no membership processes or committee, so the only rules are essentially to be polite to the bar owner and make sure you buy a few drinks each visit. 

21 Oct 2010

Central London News

It sounds very much as if the Perseverance pub has closed for refurbishment, and that the refurbed property will no longer accommodate wargamers. This means we are now officially back to only one night a week, which is Tuesday in The Cock.

20 Oct 2010

Hubcon Part 1

First Match Report now posted. (uh-huh!)
Elvis Hannibal...

12 Oct 2010

Hubcon reports underway

Just to let you know that the match reports from Hubcon are underway. There is also a very real chance that there will be commentary from Hannibal Elvis....

27 Sep 2010

14 Sep 2010

Final Oxford FoG:R Report

See what happens when Sir Henry Hannibal meets Swiss Tony !


"Playing FoG:Renaissance is like making love to a beautiful woman...."

6 Sep 2010

Oxford - FoG Renaissance Game 3

A Right Royal Catholic Civil War takes place. Click the photo to go to the Report

3 Sep 2010

More Rabbit related Wargaming News!

You may remember the rather disturbing Amazon thinks people who buy Richard Bodley Scott's books  also keep pet Rabbits posting on this site from a year or so ago? Well, in another bit of strange synchronicity, it turns out the the Rivermead Leisure Center in Reading, home to the annual Warfare show and competition is also hosting The London Championship Show - one of the key Rabbit-based event in the UK Rabbiting calendar.

Go Figure!

27 Aug 2010

New Poles out now from Vexillia

I'll be adding the photos to the 15mm directory and links to the Wiki shortly... 

15 Aug 2010

More TYW Pictures

Yet more 28mm Warlord Games plastics now painted ! The Armypainter Quickshade really works well on these, even if I say so myself!

13 Aug 2010

First FoG Renaissance Battle Reports

The first two reports (of 4) from Oxford FoG:R Doubles have been posted - TYW Catholics vs Swedes and then Ottomans. Get a feel for how the forthcoming rules work, and also meet the greatest general of the Renaissance age, Sir Henry Hannibal!

Clink on the links in this post to go to the report.

8 Aug 2010

7 Aug 2010

31 Jul 2010

Faenza III Now posted

Slightly shorter than usual, but I now have a backlog of 6 more reports to do...

17 Jul 2010

16 Jul 2010

Lots more Dullcote-ed TYW Pictures

The Testors Dullcote arrived in the post today, allowing me to matt finish my TYW figures. Here are the results ....

15 Jul 2010

5 Jul 2010

DBMM - does it need a 147 sided dice ?

DBMM is now available on Amazon.co.uk - and apparently is now currently the best-selling book on snooker on sale across Britain !
Anyways, if you wish to purchase a copy you can get DBMM V2 on Amazon.co.uk here.

3 Jul 2010

Italian Arabs?

Two bits of good news for fans of Italian made Ghulam figures. First Legio Heroica are having a 20% off sale until July 20th on all orders above 40 Euros. Secondly, Mirliton (or Vexillia in the UK) have released some new Crusades Era Arabs.

Exciting times huh?

25 Jun 2010

Game 1 from Faenza - Report now published

Caesar is in the house. 

28mm ECW/TYW - More pictures of work in progress

Cavalry and infantry from Foundry (some pikemen), Perry (artillery crew), Old Glory (Turkic cavalry), 1st Corps (Swedish cavalry in funny helmets), Dixon (Dragoons) and a lot of Warlord Games Plastics.





21 Jun 2010

Faenza Reports underway

The full report of Team Infamy at Faenza is being written at the moment....
 SID JAMES MARK ANTONY KENNETH WILLIAMS JULIUS CAESAR CARRY ON CLEO 16X20 PHOTO

18 Jun 2010

Photos from a week in Paris

Loads of pics of this sort of stuff... 

12 Jun 2010

New Xyston Carthaginians

    
I've just been sent some Xyston Carthaginians to review and post here. And - as usual - very nice they are too. The one's I have been sent include a pack of officers, a pack of musicians and standard bearers, some Numidian skirmishers and an Elephant (click links for pictures).

They come with separate shields, but with backs that look like they will stick onto the figures arms well enough. The officers have short stubby swords, which look a bit ineffectual, but an imposing array of headgear should compensate and frighten the Romans!

The "musicians" are actually both trumpeters, with 4 further standard bearers in various poses - they will need wire spears and the standards come as head pieces only with a hand, a horses head and some symbols making up the set of four.

The Elephant looks to be a proper "African-sized" beast, slightly smaller than many out there from other manufacturers, and comes with 1 mahout only. It will need a little filler as the two halves have gaps when glued together.

Finally the Numidian skirmishers again will need their hands drilling to take a wire javelin and would be suitable as any generic Classical-era javelin man if painted with a non-Numidian skin tone.

1 Jun 2010

Here's another FoG Rule idea

This idea came up in conversation this weekend. When testing for losing a melee you have the option to take a +1 on the Cohesion test ... but if you do, you also take a -1 on the corresponding death roll. Neat huh? (Elephants & some others excepted..)

26 May 2010

The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

Just finished a great little book - nicely written in an almost-a-novel style. Well worth a look if you are into this period. See the
UK Version or US Version on Amazon

10 May 2010

Central London FoG

Here's some experimental house mods for FoG to try out - aimed at breaking the tyranny of the IGOUGO move system and injecting a little bit of chaos into the game...  Tell me what you think!

8 May 2010

15mm Irish Women anyone ...?

Trey Corbies ("Three Ravens")are a new 15mm figure manufacturer, based out of Canada and making a range of Pre-Christian Irish women warriors (so far). Now added to the 15mm figure manufacturer directory on this site

26 Apr 2010

FoG Renaissance sneak peak...

I picked the 2010/11 Osprey catalogue up at a book trade event recently, and it had this advert in it for FoG Renaissance.
  Click on the picture to see a bigger version

The Mystery Men identified

Looks like they are from 1st Corps / Kingmaker Miniatures.

25 Apr 2010

Help! Figure Identification needed

Anyone got any ideas which manufacturer these figures are from? They are 28mm ECW.TYW cavalry, and the rider is cast together with the saddle. I bought them 2nd hand, and have got 10 of them but need 12 - but I'm not sure where to look ! Any ideas just drop me a line at the usual address....


Click the picture to see a bigger version.

20 Apr 2010

Warlord Games Renaissance Figures

I'm part way through painting some Warlord Games 28mm plastic ECW figures as TYW Imperialists - first up is a Spanish Tercio. Here's a sneak peak at a unit that might feature in a battle report later this year.

13 Apr 2010

Pics of new Xyston Spanish and casualties

Xyston have sent me a few samples of their latest releases - an ancient Spanish range and some Greek hoplite casualties. As usual the figures have the cleanly cast, angular look of Xyston's typical style, but in a new innovation (to me) some of the Spanish have been cast with separate arms to allow greater variety in sword poses
The figures are not as huge as some Xyston ranges - maybe a concession to compatibility with other ranges, but the Spanish would still struggle to mix well with Corvus Belli's market-leading set.

It will be interesting to see if the casualty figures are a one-off, or whether Xyston will be building a range to compete with Donningtons large range of dead guys - but starting with hoplites must be a good idea, as I;ve always found that protected spearmen get disrupted very easily!

12 Apr 2010

Cheap FoG & WAB Books, Warlord Games Plastic Figures


Iain Hicken has closed his UK wargames business, The Hobbybox, and now has a limited amount of stock still left to shift at greatly reduced prices - which he asked me to share with visitors to Madaxeman.com... so you can potentially pick up a bargain! The list of stock (as of 11/4/10) and Iain's contact details are available here. The items on sale include FoG army lists, WAB rules and lists, and loads of Warlord Games metal and plastic figures. 

11 Apr 2010

Badcon Match 4 -The End !

The 4th and final match from Badcon 2010 finally makes it to the site. See Al'Shearers comment on his Fatimids vs the Early Hungarians.

21 Mar 2010

Badcon Match 3

Match 3 in the Badcon series now posted as the Fatimid Egyptians take on the Scots Irish

7 Mar 2010

Legio Heroica Pics

The Arab and Crusader ranges from Legio Heroica have now all been added to the Ancients Photo Gallery, and the 2nd match report from Badcon is now also posted

1 Mar 2010

Legio Heroica

The Feudal and Swiss ranges from Legio Heroica have been added to the Ancients Photo Gallery - their Crusades ranges will be added soon. They also have a "sale" on until 10th March, with up to 10 Euro's worth of free postage on all their ranges - enough to get you free postage for most orders across most of Europe.

 

26 Feb 2010

Varnish

New Auction listing now added to the site for Matt Varnish and Army Painter Quickshade. Not that exciting really, unless you want to buy some matt varnish.

25 Feb 2010

First Video Report From Badcon

First match report from Badcon now posted. Includes the Al Shearer Infantry making an appearance.

24 Feb 2010

17 Feb 2010

27 Jan 2010

Match Reports from Usk 2010

See James Mason, The Emperor of Korea, take on all comers in full Technicolour, With new Battle Chronicler maps as well !




Come and get some !!

19 Jan 2010

Belgrade Army Museum

A handful of photos from Belgrade now make their way into the Museums Photo Gallery. They have been lurking elsewhere on the site before, but the should now be more accessible - ideal for fans of obscure WW2 armour!





15 Jan 2010

DBM Lists pages back up and running

Having been inaccessible for ages, I've sorted out the problem with all the the DBM Army Lists - they are now accessible again.

14 Jan 2010

Fire & Sword Miniatures

New Polish manufacturer of nice-looking Crimean Tatars and Cossack (as well as Renaissance Polish and Ottomans) now added to the 15mm Suppliers Directory

8 Jan 2010

Mick Yarrow Miniatures

Pictures from Mick Yarrow Miniatures ranges now added to the 15mm Suppliers Directory and the 15mm Photo Gallery (with the permission of Mick!).  If you are a manufacturer and would like me to copy your photos (and link back to your site from each one!) just let me know via the email link above..!

4 Jan 2010

Warlord Games 28mm Plastics


28mm firelock man. Experimental paint job. Photo taken on, and uploaded from my new camera phone. Whaddya reckon ? If you are American, you can always read..Essential Histories 58: The English Civil Wars 1642-1651

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