The Independent Wargames Group. Being a Journal of views, prejudices,ideas and photographs of wargaming not just nationwide, but hopefully world wide.The name IWG was adopted in the early 1980's in response to the then dominant Wargames Research Group, but things have moved on,and wargaming appears to be in somewhat of a Golden Age, so sit back and hopefully enjoy my rantings.
Monday, 30 August 2021
Billy no mates and the mystery of an empty pub?
Sunday, 15 August 2021
Alexander the Unpleasant.
I can assure everyone I havent discovered wokedom but a bit like my dislike of Frederick the not so Great I couldnt bring myself to collect an army representing that devious little dwarf. So here are my Galation contingent who fought for every would be Alexander. These are from Aventine Miniatures and are very nice sculpts, unfortunately not my best efforts but they will do. The guy on the shield is the Agema Miniatures Celtic general which will lead?? some warbands throwing sixes all the way hopefully.
Friday, 13 August 2021
4 September 2021 at BOARDS AND SWORDS HOBBIES, DERBY DE21 4BJ
Firstly a quick plug for this wargames event which I am attending. Last year Andy Callan produced a brilliant set of free rules aimed specifically at the Wars of the Roses. They were a giveaway supplement in the Wargames Illustrated which spurred [see what I did there] me on to collect a WOR army. Now there is an event inviting wargamers to a day of WOR battles against other keen wargamers but all in the name of fun. Apparently there is still a couple of places free. Peter Harris of Boards and Swords is staging the event and should anyone be interested then contact him via the shop website. Fancy, wargaming with like-minded enthusiasts!
Like others I've struggled these last few weeks with actually painting figures. I don't know if its a post Covid inertia or that the weather was decent enough to job around in my garden. Either way my painting has suffered and its not like I haven't got a few things to work on.
People should know that in order to pad out my ECW armies I am prone to buying up old and unloved figures from E Bay. I not only find it a good way to increase my output exponentially I have also found that some of the unloved figures are really well painted and deserve a new lease of life. Anyway I picked up three poorly painted/ unloved ECW regiments made up of old Minifigs. To be honest I do think the ECW ranges from Minifigs were pretty decent, yes in the main unhistorical and perhaps a bit too well equipped but I like the 'look' of them, very 'Cromwell' in style. [The film that is.]