Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Roll Call 2015 DBM 15mm Tournament 11th-12th April 2015

Time to go public with the runners and riders.

Theres 10 entries this year with a couple of lists still to be checked but the R&R are now public.

This years theme is taken from the DBMM Army Lists. The entrants can choose any army in the DBMM lists that can be commanded by a Brilliant or Inert CinC.
This defines the date range for that particular list and the same army in the DBM army list can be chosen instead as long as it is in the same date range and commanded by the same CinC.

There is no AP adjustment for the generals and we are using the v3.3 House Rules and the BHGS 32-0 scoring system.

The runners and riders have now been announced as follows:
[the 5 Coltishall Cowards entrants are marks as [CC]].

Dave is Thutmoses III (NKE) 1/22 1479 BC-1425 BC
(Not unexpected...) 
Kevin is Mardonios. Early Achaemenid Persian 1/60 492 BC-479 BC [CC]
John B is Timoleon (Syracuse) 2/9 341 BC-327 BC M [CC]

(and not Alexander, as I had been expecting)
Drew is Tigranes (Early Armenian) 2/27 83 BC-69 BC MM

(Painted especially)
Haiden is Crassus  (Marian) 2/49 53 BC [CC]

(Top Man!)
Darrell is Julian (LIMP)  2/78 357 AD-363 AD

(New army)
John V is Li Shi Min (T'ang) 3/20 617 AD-649 AD [CC]

(I was expecting Han Hsin, but similar army)
Andy B is Abu Ahmed al-Muwaffaq (Abbasid) 3/37 868 AD-891 AD [CC]

(Wasn't expecting this - good choice though) 
Gareth is Pal Kinizsi (Late Hungarian) 4/43 1456 AD-1492 AD

(I'd been hoping for Tamerlane)
Chris is Dracula (Wallachian) 4/65 1456 AD-1462 AD & 1476 AD

(The most unexpected choice)

All in all an interesting mix of armies but I still need to confirm if its an M or MM version list.
The comments after the various armies are Jer Morgan's!

For the stats theres two Book 1, four Book 2, two Book 3 & two Book 4 choices.

I nearly went for Marians myself but didnt which thankfully means theres no duplicated armies this year.

The first round will be a random draw except that the Coltishall Cowards players will not be permitted to play against each other.

The second round will be done by points scored but avoiding anyone you have played before and the Coltishall Cowards players will again be kept apart.

The third and fourth rounds will be purely done on points scored avoiding anyone you have played before.

Hopefully Tigranes the Great wont end up with his head on a spike.




Sunday, 29 March 2015

Essex Warriors DBM Club Tournament My First Game

Finally got my first game in the club tournament today

Playing Samanids v Middle Imperial Romans commanded by Richard Gravatt

Richard invaded, my first round PIP dice were 1,1,2, and 1 for the ally making it unreliable which it remained for the rest of the game resulting in my loss of 30-2. I was only 1 element away from breaking one of Richards commands but it was just impossible given the abysmal PIP rolls I seemed to have most of the game. Time to put a few Buyid heads on some pikes.








Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Latest Painting Project Update

 Heres a few snaps of the latest things I finished today.


Some to keep, some for sale on EBay

Muslim Arab Indian Light Guns FOR SALE

Muslim Arab Indian Light Guns FOR SALE

Muslim Arab Indian Great Bombards FOR SALE

Muslim Arab Indian Great Bombards FOR SALE

Muslim Arab Indian Light Gun FOR SALE

Donnington GRF10 Cretan Archers Reg Ps O to finish off my Attalid Pergamene Army

Donnington ANC20138 1 Mina Stone Thrower Reg Art S to finish off my Attalid Pergamene Army

Museum Miniatures Skorpion with unknown crew reg Art O FOR SALE

Museum Miniatures Mangonal with unknown Feudal Crew Reg Art S SOLD

Unknown Bombards with Minifigs Crew Reg Art S FOR SALE

Essex Miniatures Peasant Baggage Irr Bg I FOR SALE

Essex Miniatures Feudal Peasant Carts Baggage Irr Bg I FOR SALE

Essex Miniatures Graco-Roman Peasant Carts Baggage Irr Bg I FOR SALE

Museum Miniatures Tents Generic Baggage Irr Bg I FOR SALE


Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Recent Inactivity

Having had the Flu since Tuesday night of last week!

I didnt manage to do anything much over the last 7 days apart from sweat buckets and feel like crap! I had this years flu jab but unfortunately they got it wrong this year and now people are dropping like flies. 

My current project involves refurbishing some very old DBM baggage elements that I have not used for over 20 years. A quick retouch, some washes and totally rebasing them means I shall be happy to offer 19 elements worth of mobile baggage and 8 elements worth of immobile baggage. I have also been working on yet more artillery elements to complete the missing guns I need for my Mamluks. I also finished the missing Reg Art S I needed for the Attalid Pergamenes and some spare mangonals. They are all still a few days away from being finished when I will be ready to seal them before listing some things on EBay.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Figures Currently For Sale on EBay

Heres some pictures of my current offering on EBay

By EBay seller ID is Dyson690
Naismith 15mm Peltasts Reg Ps S

Naismith 15mm Peltasts Reg Ps S

Naismith 15mm Peltasts Reg Ps S

15mm Medieval Knight Wedge

Two 15mm Medieval Knight elements

Various Waterslide Transfers representing the Holy Roman Emperor and the Six Electors

M&R 1/300th Italian M11/39 IInd Tank Battalion 1940

Unknown 15mm French General and ADC



Thursday, 5 March 2015

Attalid Pergamene Army Final Completed After 20 years in the planning!

Heres some pictures of my Attalid Pergamene Army Finally Completed After 20 Years


Pergamene Lancers Reg Kn F - refurbished old figures unknown make replacement lances

Pergamene Lancers Reg Kn F - refurbished old figures unknown make, replacement spears

Pergamene Lancers Essex Miniatures

Thracian & Galatian Cavalry Essex Miniatures Irr Cv O

Tarantine Light Horse mixed makes Reg LH O

Museum Miniatures Peltasts Reg Ax S

Essex Miniatures Peltasts Reg Ax S

Tin Soldier Theuroporoi Reg Ax S

Old Essex Miniatures Greek as Theuroporoi Reg Ax I

Discontinued Essex Miniatures Spanish Scutarii painted as Greek Theuroporoi Irr Ax S

Essex Miniatures Thracian Foot as yet more Theuroporoi Irr Ax S

Tin Soldier Theuroporoi Irr Ax S/O

Unknown makes painted up as command stands Reg Sp O/Bd O & Ax O/S

Essex Miniatures Peltasts Reg Ps Ps

Tin Soldier Peltasts Reg Ps S

Tin Soldier Hoplites Reg Ps S

Naismith Peltasts Reg Ps S [probably for sale]

Essex Miniatures Bolt Shooters Reg Art O

I am still waiting delivery of a couple of Donningtons stone throwers to become Reg Art S but basically the army is now finished.










Recent Painting Commission

Lancashire Peasants with added priests 4 x Irr Hd O
A recent commission plus some other items below that I had going spare to paint up. I might sell them on not sure yet?

A mix of Essex and Minifigs Feudals painted to be suitable for a French or generic European army.

A mix of Essex and Minifigs Feudals painted to be suitable for a French or generic European army.

A mix of Essex and Minifigs Feudals painted to be suitable for a French or generic European army.