Battle of Java Sea - Imperial Fleet

Imperial heavy cruisers

Rear-Admiral Takeo Takagi was tasked with protecting the amphibious landings on Java from allied  surface vessels. He commanded a substantial force, two heavy cruiser, two lights cruisers and fourteen destroyers.

Battle of Java Sea - Allied Fleet

Allied Cruisers Java Sea

The speed of the Japanese advance though South East Asia astonished the allied forces. Very little time was available to muster a defence, fleets were thrown together with what was afloat from each of the allied nations. The result was a brave but inexperienced force.

Star Wars Rebel Troopers

Rebel Troopers West End Games

A long time coming but I managed to finish and base four squads of Rebel Troopers. Sculpted by Bob Charrette, Julie Guthrie & Johnathan Woods. Lovely minis with a delicate touch on the fabric, very different from the Stormtroopers.

Albuera, Spain May 16th, 1811

Albeura 01

Re-played: May 15th 2010. Figures: 1/72 soft plastic. Rule Set: Shako (2nd Ed.).
I was in command of the French. I spent all morning throwing an entire division against one KGL battalion encamped in Albeura and still failed to take the town. Although my cavalry and left flank did very well against the Spanish, I was in no condition to face regular British infantry, who still had one fresh division. Ah, C'est la guerre!

Star Wars Miniatures Battles Game 1

Stormtroopers advance on the hide out

With my newly painted stormtroopers ready for action it was time to dust off the Star Wars Miniatures Battles rules. The last time these had seen action was in the mid nineties so a revision of the rules was in order.

Painting Stormtroopers

Fresh from the cleaners

Like most figure painters I did not relish the task of painting the trooper’s armour.

Stormtroopers, or The Left-handed Dark Side


Perhaps no other sci-fi goon is as recognisable as the faceless minion of evil than the Imperial Stormtrooper. The elite of the Empire whose death’s head inspired helmet and stark white armour represent the cold faceless power of totalitarian rule.

Adventuring Cleric

Adventuring Cleric

This miniature seems to perfectly capture the original D&D cleric, there is even a hint of Easley in the sculpt! The Adventuring Cleric, No. 891 from the Personalities range.

Female Knight

Female Knight

Sold as Female Elf Ranger, No. 885 from the Personalities range. I felt plate armour was too much for rangers so instead went for a human female knight. Her cloak was a bit of a colour experiment and I was happy with the result.



Lovely understated miniature from Juile Guthrie, simple pose and crisp details. The Princess from the Personalities range, No. 842


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