Thursday, 11 January 2018

Assyrian Tent

Scratchbuilt Assyrian Tent for my Sargonid Army

Andrew at my club offered to scratch build a special baggage piece as a think you for some help I had given him over a private matter. Little did I think when I gave him the drawings that the final piece would look so nice. I have been looking for a suitable building for an Assyrian Army to use as a BUA for a while. I found this drawing of a tent. I had to base, paint and decorate the model but I am very pleased with the finished article. It sits on a 120mm x 80mm base so can double as a special baggage piece or a BUA as desired. I put some paper print outs on the base to represent carpets and trimmed the building with a line of paper to represent decorative detailing on the tent walls.








Friday, 29 December 2017

Later Pre-Islamic Arab Camelry Commission

Another Small Commission from PLM

Are part of Project Lead Mountain I still have lots of bits and pieces left to paint when I get round to it. I bought a batch of Minifigs ZE11 castings off EBay with a view to paint and sell them on to make some money. The castings are very old by today's standards and were cleanly cast with minimal flash or mold lines to remove. They are going into someones army to use as part of an allied contingent as since they have their own basing technique they were supplied unbased. Being camelry basings with swords rather than bows they will be used to make Irr Cm O elements. I only had 12 castings which was just the number of castings wanted for their army.

Minifigs ZE11 






Sunday, 24 December 2017

Essex Warriors 2018 DBM Tournament R&R and 1st Round Draw

Essex Warriors 2018 DBM Tournament

After the success of the 2017 DBM tournament it was decided to run it again for 2018. It is down to the winner to have the option to run the next years tournament as the price of winning or to find a substitute to run it. John Davis asked me to run this years tournament and after putting out the word we ended up with 12 entrants this year which is two more than 2017.

I decided that we would replicate the format from 2017 which is less onerous than other formats that have been tried in the past. The tournament will consist of four rounds and each player submitted a single army list of 400 AP using either the DBM2 or DBMM 2 [Revised] army lists. Since the players do not know what the other entrants are using except me me I got my list checked by John Graham-Leigh of the DBM SWDL along with a BYE Army list just in case we ended up with odd numbers for any reason. As was customary since I checked their lists each of my opponents will be sent a copy of my list once the draw for each round is done since I already know their own army list.

I decided that the first round draw would be done on strict submitted list date order. Subsequent rounds would be decided on results using the 32-0 BHGS Score System taking account of any players who had already played each other and adjusted accordingly.

Here is the list of the Runners and Riders along with the BYE army I had chosen. Had Brian not been a late entry the BYE army would have played John Davis and everyone else been bumped up a slot against the next opponent.

EW 2018 DBM Runners and Riders

Bye Army       667 BC 01/51 Neo-Assyrian Later Sargonid DBM2

John D             546 BC 01/50 Lydian DBM2
Andy L           335 BC 02/12 Alexandrian Macedonian DBM2

Peter L            299 BC 02/04 Ch’u DBM2
Steve N           50 BC 02/46 Kushan DBM2

Richard G       8 AD 02/41 Han Chinese DBM2
Paul B             459 AD 02/82 Patrician Roman DBMM2

Bob M             940 AD 03/60 Medieval Vietnamese DBMM2
Peter K            1276 AD 04/48 Yuan Chinese DBM2

Drew J             1387 AD 04/36 Later Muslim Indian DBMM2
Peter H            1428 AD 04/13 Medieval German DBM2

Brian A           1435 AD 04/18 Lithuanian DBM2
Tim M             1491 AD 04/43 Later Hungarian DBMM2

Book 1 – 1
Book 2 – 5
Book 3 – 1
Book 4 – 5

DBM – 8
DBMM - 4


1st Round
Player
Army
Score
Total
Position
Game 1
John Davis
01/50 Lydian DBM2
00
00
00
V [TBA]
Andy Leeser
02/12 Alexandrian Macedonian DBM2
00
00
00
Game 2
Peter Latter
02/04 Ch’u DBM2
00
00
00
V [TBA]
Steve Nutt
02/46 Kushan DBM2
00
00
00
Game 3
Richard Gravatt
02/41 Han Chinese DBM2
00
00
00
V [TBA]
Paul Brady
02/82 Patrician Roman DBMM2
00
00
00
Game 4
Bob McDermott
03/60 Medieval Vietnamese DBMM2
00
00
00
V [TBA]
Peter Kemp
04/48 Yuan Chinese DBM2
00
00
00
Game 5
Drew Jarman
04/36 Later Muslim Indian DBMM2
00
00
00
V [18/02/17]
Peter Hockaday
04/13 Medieval German DBM2
00
00
00
Game 6
Brian Ash
04/18 Lithuanian DBM2
00
00
00
V [TBA]
Tim Myall
04/43 Later Hungarian DBMM2
00
00
00

1st Round Positions
Player
Army
Score
Total
Position
Brian Ash
04/18 Lithuanian DBM2
00
00
00
Paul Brady
02/82 Patrician Roman DBMM2
00
00
00
John Davis
01/50 Lydian DBM2
00
00
00
Richard Gravatt
02/41 Han Chinese DBM2
00
00
00
Peter Hockaday
04/13 Medieval German DBM2
00
00
00
Drew Jarman
04/36 Later Muslim Indian DBMM2
00
00
00
Peter Kemp
04/48 Yuan Chinese DBM2
00
00
00
Peter Latter
02/04 Ch’u DBM2
00
00
00
Andy Leeser
02/12 Alexandrian Macedonian DBM2
00
00
00
Bob McDermott
03/60 Medieval Vietnamese DBMM2
00
00
00
Tim Myall
04/43 Later Hungarian DBMM2
00
00
00
Steve Nutt
02/46 Kushan DBM2
00
00
00


The selection of armies is a reflection of what players own and their own personal playing styles and as is usual is mostly chosen from list books 2 and 4. Each pair of players above are now the first round draw games and they each have to arrange their own game schedule and the Essex Warriors meeting dates is reproduced below to aid them. The round dates are provisional as I will roll into the subsequent round any left over dates to allow for early completion of each round if possible.


Essex Warriors Meetings 2018

1st Round – Provisional Dates
07-Jan-18
21-Jan-18
Hall booked for private party on 4th Feb
11-Feb-18 AGM
18-Feb-18
Hall Booked by CARDS on 25th Feb and 4th March
11-Mar-18
18-Mar-18
Easter on 1st April
08-Apr-18

2nd Round – Provisional Dates
22-Apr-18
29-Apr-18
06-May-18
20-May-18
03-Jun-18
17-Jun-18


3rd Round – Provisional Dates
08-Jul-18
Hall is booked by CARDS on 24th June and 1st July
22-Jul-18
05-Aug-18
12-Aug-18
26-Aug-18
02-Sep-18
16-Sep-18
30-Sep-18 Open Day

4th Round – Provisional Dates
14-Oct-18
28-Oct-18
18-Nov-18
Hall is booked by CARDS on 4th and 11th November
02-Dec-18
16-Dec-18