Wednesday, 13 July 2011



Sorry ladies and gents, no pictures today... While I've been having summer holiday for the last 3 days, no serious painting has been done over here. I have been very busy in and around the house doing all kinds of chores. Any painting time I do get is late in the evening and doesn't do much for my  "painted figures rating". Anyway, what am I going to talk about then?

Games Workshop... again? Yes again but differently this time. Warhammer Historical have launched two new rulesets this week, to whit:

Waterloo, Napoleonic ruleset



The rulesets are based on existing GW rulesystems, although I couldn't tell you which ones, so they will be easy to learn for old GW hands as myself but... and there's a big but (pun intended) I love Black Powder! BP is a far more versatile game because you can use the rules for the period covering a whole range of wars from 1700 right up to 1900. Waterloo just about covers the French Wars from the Revolution up to the title battle of Waterloo. Enough said about this one: I will not be buying Waterloo any time soon.

Now Gladiator is a different kind of dilemma all together. You all know that I have some gladiators lying around and there are loads of models out there that really are very good. I'd like to set up a Gladiator arena and start my own Ludus and see how far I can come as Lanista. Also it's probably very cool to play with the pupils at school.

Perhaps perhaps you'll be seeing shots here of my Gladiator games in the near future.All this is kinda ok, but whatever happened to "Over the Top" the expansion book for "The Great War"? In the wabforum I heard that the document is ready, pictures and all, and had but to be sent to the printers, years ago... So why is it being overtaken by not ONE but TWO other rulesets???

Meanwhile I received some new HäT sets from the last Eddy shipment being Austrian Landwehr (will be converted to Brunswickers) and some WW1 Russian and British Artillery with crews.

Now but for some time to get them painted....

Cheers Sander

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