Copyright © 2017, Paul Scrivens-Smith

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Monday, 30 November 2015

Great Big Square Bashing


James and I have had a few games of Square Bashing now and despite the clunky move sequence that takes a few turns to get into they do give quite a good game.

On Thursday we were invited to the Burton and District club to participate in their big Square Bashing game run by Simon which would be a pastiche of the Anglo-French attack at Third Battle of Artois in the autumn of 1915.


A good long table was setup that was the usual six rows deep but a massive 24 columns wide, each player controlling a six column frontage but allowed to stray two columns either side.

Neither James nor myself have any 15mm WWI troops but Ray had kindly prepared a force of roughly 500pts each for us from his own collection of Germans. I was paired up against a chum from my old Sealed Knot days, Richard Bason, it would be his baptism of fire with Square Bashing, I was hoping not to forget too many of the rules!


The Germans were defending a trench line and we each had a MG in a forward position, the scenario rules meant we  were pretty beaten up to start with and I had loads of troops in the reserves pool. The bunker and two positions on the trench-line were each allied players objective.

Richard came on in strength and was assaulting the machine-gun bunker in the first phase although the machine-gun was damaged I did repulse them with heavy casualties.


The game developed and Richard was concentrating his force against my machine-gun bunker and the left flank of my line. Although causing heavy losses among the British the bunker eventually fell. On my left I was able to reinforce the line and hold off attacks against all comers for the duration of the game.


Things were not going so well on my left, the French had ejected the Germans from the trenches and were rolling them up, could I hold the British off while that flank was stabilized? Emboldened by their capture of the bunker and not to be out-done by the prowess of the French on their right the British attacked again. Again my left held, as did my right, but the depleted troops in the trench-line behind the bunker succumbed and the British captured that.

A German counter offensive was unable to eject them and at the end of the game the British had a tenuous toe-hold in my centre.

A great evenings gaming with excellent company. Simon has done a report on the BAD Wargamers blog. I cannot claim any credit for any of the terrain and figures on this one, please direct any compliments to the chaps at Burton on Trent.



Saturday, 28 November 2015

SALE - Oldhammer Classics Wood Elves

These chaps have not seen the light of day for many a year, we moved house in 2004 and they were shoved in the back of the garage and have remained there since. The last time this was out I lent it to a friend to use in a tournament, looking in the box today I found that some of my original figures were missing but part of somebody else force was in there. Well eleven year later I'm claiming eminent domain and they are getting sold.

All were painted by me in the late 1980's, the paint-jobs are still fine but rather dated.

All are the old metal figures and a bit in the white metal, not finecast. As may be expected some of the plastic horses tails have fallen off, those old elven horses were terrible models for that.

MD04 Elven Attack Chariot War Wain - painted rather a long time ago, but ripe for repair or repainting £75.00 (these go for silly money on eBay)



Ariel - Queen of the Wood Elves, considered one of Citadels worse ever figures, yours for £25.00



Orion, King of the Wood Elves, had rather a nasty accident £10.00


Mage on Great Eagle, base needs re-pinning £12.00


Five War Hawk riders, a couple of bases need pinning again - £25.00


Treeman - £15.00


Harlequin Miniatures Treeman - much more imposing than the GW one and a lot taller - £12.00 - SOLD


8 Glade Riders, quite a few broken spears and tails - £20.00


6 Glade Riders with bows, again a few broken tails - £15.00


8 of the classic original War-dancers - £28.00


8 Dryads - £32.00


12 Dryads - £48.00


Hero on warhwak, mage on warhawk, mage on horse, mage on foot £20.00


5 Way Watchers £17.50


10 RRD4 Skarloc's Wood Elf Archers - £40.00


24 Wood Elf Archers - £72.00


21 Wood Elf Glade Guard - £63.00


21 RRD4 Skarloc's Wood Elf Archers £80.00


I'll post worldwide and if you order over £200.00 it will be post free.

SALE - Oldhammer Classics Elric of Melnibone


Three incarnations of Elric of Melnibone by Games Workshop from 1987, crickey I feel old.

All three for £30.00, expensive I know but I think these are very rare.

These chaps have not seen the light of day for many a year, we moved house in 2004 and they were shoved in the back of the garage and have remained there since.

All were painted by me in the late 1980's, the paint-jobs are still fine but rather dated.

All are the old metal figures, not white metal, not finecast, not plastic.


SALE - Oldhammer Classic Eldar

These chaps have not seen the light of day for many a year, we moved house in 2004 and they were shoved in the back of the garage and have remained there since.

All were painted by me in the late 1980's and early 1990's. The paint-jobs are still a fair gaming standard these days.

All are the old metal figures.


Five Eldar Pirates, including some of the very early original GW Eldar models £25.00


Six Eldar Pirates, including some of the very early original GW Eldar models £30.00


Five of the original Guardian models - £25.00


Five of the original Guardian models - £25.00


Five Swooping Hawks - £25.00



Eldar Exarch - £5.00



Eldar Leader - £5.00

I will post worldwide at cost.

SALE - Oldhammer Classic Orcs & Goblins

These chaps have not seen the light of day for many a year, we moved house in 2004 and they were shoved in the back of the garage and have remained there since.

All were painted by me in the late 1980's and early 1990's, some of the models are even solid-base Games Workshop classics. Most of the paint-jobs are still fine, although as can be expected a lot of the tails have popped off the plastic wolves and boars, as have a few shields, although any spares I have will be provided.

All are the old metal figures although some plastics where noted.

Orc Rock lobber with 4 crew - £20.00


27 Orc Warriors including the old Harbroth model from 'Harboth's Orc Archers' £75.00 - SOLD


18 Orc Warriors, these are the 6th Edition plastics £35.00 - SOLD


Savage Orc Shaman - £4.00 - SOLD


7 Orc Boar Riders, metal models on plastic Boars - £28.00 - SOLD


6 Squig Hoppers - £30.00 - SOLD


3 Doom Divers with Catapults - £15.00 SOLD


Goblin Chariot with 3 Wolves - £15.00 - SOLD


2 Goblins on Giant Spiders - £12.00 - SOLD


13 Goblin Wolf Riders - £50.00 - SOLD


2 Snotling Pump Wagons, 6 bases of Snotlings - £30.00 - SOLD


6 Forest Goblin Spider Riders - £35.00 - SOLD


4 Goblin Wizards including 'Kenny' conversion - £10.00 - SOLD


8 Night Goblin Fanatics - £20.00 - SOLD


4 Night Goblin Squig-herder teams, 13 Cave Squigs - £50.00 - SOLD


24 Night Goblin 'Netters & Clubbers' £60.00 - SOLD


20 Goblin Archers - £40.00 - SOLD


10 Forest Goblins - £30.00 - SOLD


32 Night Goblin Archers - £65.00 - SOLD


72 Goblin Warriors - £140.00 (or 12 random ones for £30.00) - SOLD


6 Ogres - £60.00 - Under Offer - SOLD


3 Trolls - £30.00 - SOLD - SOLD


Chaos Spawn - £10.00


2 Giants - I think they are the Harlequin Models - stand about 4" tall - £16.00 - SOLD

 - SOLD
5 Lancashire Games goblin chariots - £30.00 - SOLD


I will post worldwide at cost, if you spend over £200.00 postage is free.

Or you can have the lot for £500.00 plus postage!