Thursday, 27 April 2023


Starting to slowly put together forces for Infamy Infamy, after looking at all the different manufactures' miniatures for this period I decided to go with Victrix miniatures.
Lovely models with plenty of  crisp detail, great for painting. They are plastic and need to be assembled with the help of some plastic glue. The Victrix site has some great images for reference, which does help with selecting colours for the forces.

The Early Imperial Roman arches have been painted with a bit of variety in the colour of the tunics and pants. I also attached a thread to the bows to give them a more realistic look.
The Baleanic Slingers tunic have been painted with a slight variation in colour and are a bit more gritty.

All the figures are bases on metal with the groups base also made of metal with tiny magnets superglued and surface texture added with a thin coat of Milluput.

Its been a great experience painting a different period of troops in History, at the moment I am assembling some Early Imperial Roman Auxiliary Cavalry to paint. 

Cheers John 

Tuesday, 25 April 2023


Seems all the talk and excitement has been focused on the recent release of What a Cowboy. I must admit I have also got the bug for WAC,I am looking forward to some fun games with WAC.

My first introduction to WAC was at the Lard Zone here at Cancon 2023 with Frank and his crew hosting the WAC event. 

Upon returning home, I decided to make my own dice for WAC after noting what dice where used for the game. I order 12mm and 16mm dice blank white dice from ebay and painted the images on the dice by hand using Vallejo model colour paints. I first painting the image silhouette with Vallejo black primer and then adding the colours. I sealed the painted surface with a couple of coats of Tamiya enamel clear gloss. 

I ordered and received the rule book along with the cards couple of days ago, in the mean time, to get inspired, I have started to scan the web for images of Wild West buildings to build and have started this week with my first 28mm building (Grocery store).

Cheers John 

Friday, 17 March 2023



I know its been a while since the event but I finally managed to put together some images of  the first LARD ZONE in Australia, at  CANCON 2023, organised by Peter Rossetti. 

Big thanks to Peter for organising the event and all the hosts of the games and especially for the guest visit from Richard Clarke,  all the way from Pommy land.  

Finally meet  Richard in person after years of conversing with him over the internet. 

10mm WHAT A TANKER, I hosted this game for the first 2 morning events and all the players enjoyed the game.

In the afternoon session I hosted the "Brecourt Manor table" using 28mm figures, here Kyle and his Dad  played 2 rounds  swapping sides so that each experienced both the US paras and Germans .

Here is the Jungle table (The battle of Wau) I put together for Len Tracey, just before the players were gathering to play the game, unfortunately I was not able to take any photos of the players gaming as I was hosting the What a tanker game.
However I did mange to take a couple of snap shots of the other gaming table, I made for Len, the battle of Taierzhuang between the Japanese and Chinese.
Big Chain of Command hosted by Steve McGuigan, again the gaming table terrain was supplied by me. 
Third days 2 x Big 'What a Tanker" games with 28mm vehicles, again hosted by Steve McGuigan

Mark Bretherton hosting his Sharp Practice game 
Ben Fiene hosting "bag the Hun"

Peter Rossetti  hosting his Chain of Command Cold War game.

Frank with his team hosting What a Cowboy.

Last minute "fill in" host Chris Hersey for O Group.

Andrew Champion and his team hosting  Battle of Bishenpur (Imphal 1944).

Charlie Egham and Andrew Bishop hosting "Strength and Honor"
Jon- Paul Adam and his team hosting "Chain of Command , Black Powder. 
Richard Clarke and Jason Dickie hosting "Infamy Infamy"
The afternoon, of the third day, trying to pack  my car with 6 tables worth of terrain.

Cheers John