My First Imagi-Nation Army Unit

Just when my set of “War of Spanish Succession Infantry” figures arrive, I decided about putting them close for my two ‘Imagi-Nation’ groups. The crews I’ve chosen are Fontaine, who wear blue uniforms, and Sofitania, who wear red ones. Fontaine are located hidden in the French, and Sofitania is equally strategic based on the British side.

Army Unit toys

The first unit I decided to put together is the Garde de Palais, the Count of Fontaine’s own personal regiment. It was a case of going with bearskins here to distinguish them from other regiments.

Two-thirds of the figures went together quickly, requiring just a head and a sword glued on to the figure. The other third are a bit more fiddly. Now I have not built figures for at least five years, so it took me a while, and some creative use of language to get these together (and I created some whole new words when doing the drummer). But, with patience, they eventually went together nicely. (more…)

Battlegrounds Gaming Engine – Awesome Tool


Battlegrounds Gaming Engine

Like you might know, I’ve been prevented from my wargaming miniatures due to the fact that my imagined playing room (my base) is still not ready to get started. It is also looking like it will be at least April before I can unpack my figures and use them to play.

Being a Wargaming Addict (sigh) there is no way I’m going to stay away from my passion that so long. So I took to using virtual tabletop application to get my wargaming fix.

Now I have tried lots of different software in my quest for something great to wargame on. Hey, if I have to do without figures,then at the very least I want to game on some great virtual tabletop. I also want it to feel like I am wargaming on an actual tabletop. Yes, I could fire up Combat Mission 2 and play that, but I want to play the many wargames I have rules for. I also want to feel like I am playing a tabletop wargame, and not a computer game.

And so I went on a quest… (more…)