Saturday, 16 June 2012

Wargames with my Brother

A few months back I started a separate blog Brother Against Brother to record the latest series of wargames between my brother and myself. We started playing with toy soldiers as kids in the early 60s with Airfix Union and Confederate troops and games were played on the carpet using dressing gowns for hills. These games were occasionally interrupted by of one of our parent’s five dogs crossing the battlefield but despite this we had a lot of fun.

Our games tend to be predominately American Civil War ones fought in 1/300th scale but there are other things in the pipeline. We fight them now on a proper wargame table (which is an improvement on the floor) but spookily we’re still interrupted occasionally by my own dog Snuff who resents the intrusion into the garage (we have to walk past her bed to get there) and does like to chip in with the odd bark during a game.

Now I know 1/300th isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but please take a look and if you like what you see remember to follow the blog (click here) because there’s a very good chance that the Hinton Hunts may show up there before too long. Right now though we’re halfway through a re-fight of Chancellorsville and things are just starting to get interesting…


Steve's Wargame Stuff said...

Those are lovely figures and I could easily be tempted to play 1/300th but I don't know if I could stay interested long enough to paint the large amount required for horse & musket gaming in this scale.
I always pop by this blog and enjoy reading your game reports.
Keep up the good work!

Stryker said...

Thanks for that Steve. Most of these figures were painted over 20 years ago - I'm not sure if I could manage a project like that now!


'Lee. said...

Hi Ian,

I admire what you have done with the ACW project, must be great to be able to share a hobby with your Brother like that, and especially recreating something you shared together so many years ago.

Its a great blog and so the battles are so well presented and planned. I love the banter too :-)


Captain Richard's miniature Civil War said...

Stryker, your table looks like it goes on could put together one grand army at 1/300

Stryker said...

Thanks for the comments chaps!