In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

More pictures from Hotlead 2012 -Sunday

Here we are in the final lap. Lots of people stuck around on Sunday this year which I take it is an indicator of things being better economically. Of course the weather was crappy Saturday, so everyone got away from doing yard work too!

More Age of Sail

15mm Seven Year's War; Russians vs. Prussians

Frank's 28mm WW2

Note the grave marker
A view of the Allies

Scott ran 4 Flames of War games which were all well received

The Annual VSF Bring and Battle begins

I loaned my friend the Mad Padre some horse, foot and guns. Air support is from someone else with the hotel providing the flight base.

Dave's flying Uhlans

Dave's Venusian Mounted Rifles advance
Indian troops give supporting fire
I'm not really sure what's going here....

My lancers mount a gallant charge to rescue the remains of the Highlanders
Mike gives a much more detailed account of the goings on in his write up; Victorians on Venus

So there we have it, another highly successful Hotlead done and dusted for another year.

Once again I'd like to thank all of the GMs who pack up their games, drive (sometimes for hours) to set up and run a game for other people, risking fatigue, headache and chipped paint. I know looking at these pictures that I didn't get a picture of every game that ran.

I guess I'd better book the room for next year!

Friday, March 30, 2012

More pictures from Hotlead 2012 -Saturday part 2

OK, sorry about the delay but work and life and such...

Now for more eye candy! My friend the Mad Padre has posted pictures of his Hotlead experience; Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

Now then, where were we? Ah yes, Saturday afternoon:

More "Flames of War"; Operation Husky

Italian artillery defending a very nice hill

15mm refight of the Battle of Lundy's Lane.

Bautzen continues...

A big 20mm Napoleonic battle

My plastic Napoleonics didn't look this good

More 20mm plastic Naps. That's a lot of figures...
Perry's Battle of Bari, in 1082

Robin's War of 1812 skirmish
Operation Sealion: Home Guard vs. FJ

Home Guard with improvised bomb thrower

FJ trying to get across the stream
Battle of Borodino

More Borodino; action around Bagration's fleches

another War of 1812 game

Naval support
ACW ironclads

28mm panzerporn
American War of Independence
I get to play a game! First blood to the Germans
My SMG platoon overruns and wipes out some Germans
A Marder brews up some T34s
But my SU122 brews up the Marder!
The Germans exact some revenge

But there are more Russians!

Keith's Desert Airforce

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

More pictures from Hotlead 2012 -Saturday part 1

On to Saturday's games:
Macedonian pikes advance at Chareonea

The Greek phalanx awaits. 15mm DBM.
Steve has been working his through all of Alexander the Great's battles.

We had rather a lot of age of sail games this year....
I think this one is the Battle of Lake Erie

Nelson's Pulp game "Elvis vs. the Minion of Mantos". These are the minions obviously....
Look! Elvis!

There were also a lot of Flames of War participation games this year as well.

Brian's 1/300th scale "Cold War Commander" game; kicking it old school with NATO vs. WARPAC.

Steve's 15mm Napoleonic game; British landing in Spain

More "Flames of War" I think... NW Europe '44.
15mm Jagdpanther goes hunting
Dan's 28mm French Indochina game; he's cleverly used the Airfix 1/72 scale 'Jungle Outpost' kit to make 28mm hootches.

More "Ou est Charles?"

We had an 1812 theme, but these guys aren't in an 1812 game...
Ian's Battle of Bautzen 1813 game gets underway. 28mm, "Shako" rules.

More Bautzen

And yet more Bautzen...

There was also a 16 player 40K Tournament going on quietly in the corner all day.

Battle of Trebbia, 28mm "Impetus" rules.

War of 1812, the British squadron prepares to land troops at Sackett's Harbour.

War of 1812, Robin's 28mm skirmish at Frenchman's Creek.
More Viet Nam action, this time classic late '60s using "Charlie Company" rules.

Battle of Waterloo in 28mm
Sauron attacks Osgiliath

More Lord of the Rings... in 40mm apparently, I wonder where he got 40mm figures?

Keith put on a Korean air combat game to fill an empty table for us. Sabres vs. MiGs.

More of Scott's Flames of War. This time it's Sicily.
And that seems rather a lot... I should maybe split this post up.