ALY MORRISON'S "BUTTERFLY" ADVENTURES IN THE WORLD OF WARGAMES AND TOY SOLDIERS

Monday 26 February 2024

Tactica… 2024.

Wow! …

Has it been that long… Yes it has 😁

At the weekend we ( Michael, Peter and myself) made a a trip across what felt like the whole of Germany…to go to Tactica.. 

We went from Birmingham to Munich and then onto Hamburg… And the same on they way back..

Quite a trip really…

But we’ll worth it…

Tactica never fails to please…

I didn’t take as many pictures as I thought I had and some of them seemed to to have vanished from my phone… possibly because of all the X-rays the poor thing had to endure on the journey…

Or because I’m an idiot who shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near technology 🤣

Make your own choice…

A lovely WW2 Mediterranean game…
Anders Lassen- A Danish Rogue Hero.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anders_Lassen

A lovely Warmaster game..
Backlit with Hamburg sunshine.

A splendid Vietnam game from my friend Gunner.
All 6mm figures.

A paintball game…
Yup! A game based on a game…
Love it





An incredible Lord of the Rings game /set up…


One of the many little games set up around the venue… This one was Peninsular War using Rebels and Patriots…



A lovely SAS airfield raid… Hopefully you can see that the lights are actually mini LED’s



Everybody likes a bit of Game of Thrones…




A very nice Napoleonic game from Team for Historical Simulations…












This was my favourite game… 

An Asymmetric Warfare rules game set in a Favela…
Put on by Team Wurfelkrieg 
It certainly looked like an inviting place to live…😳
The little details were wonderfully done and very inspiring…

And did I buy anything…

Of course I did… but I was restrained… There was only so much I could carry on as hand luggage after all 🤣.



The Disc World stuff is a present for my daughter…
The resin toys are some Normans from Brother Vinni..


The incredibly small and detailed Van Dyke WSS figures are for an idea I have had for a long time to do alternative forces for Travel Battle… I was at a weak moment at the end of a long day… They made me do it… 🤣


The book???? Do I really need to give you a reason….

It was really lovely to see everyone and a massive thanks goes out to everyone who organised this splendid event.

All the best.  Aly










Sunday 18 February 2024

Crimean War… The last of the Jägers.

Greetings…

Here we have the last of my rebased Jäger units…

They look pretty much like the last lot 😁…Except the forage caps have yellow piping… Indicating that this is the fourth battalion in the regiment…


The figures are of course Great War Miniatures…

https://www.northstarfigures.com/list.php?man=20&cat=175&page=1

The Standards are from North Star 

https://www.northstarfigures.com/list.php?man=20&cat=175&page=1

The bases are as always Warbases…

https://warbases.co.uk/product-category/bases/premier-bases-metric/

I have three guns to do next and then I might have a little parade… I know you all like parades 😁


All the best   Aly



Tuesday 13 February 2024

Crimean War… Russian jagers.

Greetings

Here is the next unit in the Great Crimean War rebasing project…

Russian Jägers…


All the hip kids are doing Russian Jägers at the moment…

https://talesfromghq.blogspot.com/2024/02/a-2nd-battalion-of-roosian-jaegers.html

I have another unit waiting for its standard and that will be all the infantry done.. for now 😁…

After the some guns… 

There may be something shiny next..


All the best   Aly




Saturday 10 February 2024

The Crimean War…Russian Command rebased…

Greetings …

Here are the next of rebased ‘units’…

Russian Command stands…


Fairly straightforward stuff…  I have a couple of Jäger Battalions on the way and some more shiny stuff.


All the best   Aly



Sunday 28 January 2024

Shiny Napoleonics… Dragoon Regiment Number 2 (1st West Prussian Dragoon Regiment).

Greetings …

It’s time for more Shiny Napoleonics…

This time we have Dragoon Regiment Number 2 (1st West Prussian Dragoon Regiment)…

A bit of a mouthful…I know… It would appear that the Prussian Army had a very precise naming protocol… 😁



These are all ‘ Current  Range ‘ Minifigs figures…

I have found it quite difficult to find any S Range Dragoons so I decided to go for these…

They are not as chunky as I remember them and they mix quite well with the older toys…

I have added a couple of figures painted up as ‘Freiwillinger Jägers’… They really need to have carbines but I couldn’t find any the right size… If and when I do they will be added to the figures .

The Coats are… Citadel… Hoeth Blue.

The Jäger Coats are … Foundry… Forest Green 26B.

The Grey Bits are … AK Interactive… English Grey AK 11020.

The White Bits are… Citadel… Pallid Wych Flesh.

As always everything was given a coat of Alys Brown Liquid and then re highlighted with the original colours.


Once again my choice of unit has been influenced by the beautiful work of Matthew from The Hinton Spieler…

https://thehintonspieler.blogspot.com/



Did you ever think that you would would become a genuine influencer old chap 🤣😂🤣…

It was finding Matthews blog that helped set me off on this wonderful journey…And I thank him for this.

The addition of the Russo-Germans and Von Lützow’s are down to him and now we must add these Dragoons… Hurrah!

Keep up the good work….What are you doing next ???

All the best  Aly





Saturday 20 January 2024

The Crimean War… Rebased Russian Jägers.

Greetings …

Here we have the latest rebased Russian battalions…

This time it is two units of Jägers…



Yet again a fairly painless process…

The figures are of course Great War Miniatures…

https://www.northstarfigures.com/list.php?man=20&cat=175&page=1

The Standards are from North Star 

https://www.northstarfigures.com/list.php?man=20&cat=175&page=1

The bases are as always Warbases…

https://warbases.co.uk/product-category/bases/premier-bases-metric/

The toys were again all painted by many talented people…


All the best   Aly




Saturday 13 January 2024

Shiny Napoleonics… East Prussian Cuirassiers.

Greetings…

Something shiny on a grey Saturday evening…

If I actually want to have a game with this collection I really need to get some Prussian/Allied Cavalry, Artillery and Command painted…

So here we have the first cavalry unit…

The 2nd East Prussian Cuirassier Regiment.






When I bought these on eBay I discovered that some conversion work had been done…  

The original figures were sculpted with breastplates and carbines… Okay if you want to represent a unit like the 4th Magdeburg Cuirassiers ind 1815… but not okay for 1813-1814.

The figures I received had the carbines removed and the breastplate reshaped and included two figures to represent the Volunteer Jägers the often accompanied much of the Prussian Cavalry (and Infantry).
This saved me a bit of time which was nice.

The White Tunics are… Citadel… Pallid Wych Flesh.
The Green Tunics are… Foundry… Forest Green 26B.
The Facings are… Citadel Hoeth Blue.
The Overalls and grey bits are… AK Interactive…  English Grey AK11020.
The Red bits are… Citadel… Evil Sunz Scarlet.

As always everything was given a coat of Alys Brown Liquid and then re highlighted with the original colours.



I have some Prussian Dragoons in the painting queue….Sky blue coats with white facings…  Should look nice.

All the best.  Aly