31 December 2015

Struggle for Vani - UPDATED

I have just completed a major post update for the Struggle for Vani game. Lots more game info thanks to Richard Crawley supplying me with his scenario background etc. Picture descriptions have been updated in line with new info. Please have a look at the most recent events in war torn Andreivia.


Happy New Year

Richard P

28 December 2015

Struggle for Vani

December 27th saw me head over the Peak District to Richard Crawley's house in Storrs for a Christmas Wargame. The game was set in Andreivia and involved a power struggle between different Andreivian Armenian factions for control of the self declared capital of the Andreivian Armenian Republic after the capture of Serj Benkian by the 101st US Airborne in the Andreivian capital Tcherbevan in an earlier game.

Many thanks to Richard Crawley for the invite and everyone had a great days gaming.

Some pictures from the game. For more pictures please take a look here http://atomicrenegade.blogspot.co.uk/

19 December 2015

On The Workbench - The Rail Yard

On December 27th I'll be running a game set in downtown Vani.  Vani is the capital of the self-declared Andreivian Armenian Republic.  Some of the action will take place around the goods station which has been taken over as the HQ of the United Nations Monitoring Mission.

Today I made considerable progress on laying down some tracks...

Track-laying in progress.
The base is an off-cut of MDF.  It fits alongside my existing city board.  I textured it by painting it with exterior masonry paint and then over over-painted in deliberately patchy grey acrylic.  The tracks were then stuck down with a No-More-Nails type adhesive.

The shot above was taken just before I started adding stone chippings as ballast.  This was tipped roughly into place with a spatula and then coaxed into the right position with a paintbrush.  Finally I dripped on a mixture of PVA and water with a little washing up liquid added to help it flow.  Capillary action carries the adhesive through the stones and binds them together.

The shot below shows a possible layout with my warehouse as the Goods Station.

The ballast seems to have adhered quite well.  Close up (below) it's a bit messy but a little washing and dry brushing will help considerably.  The wooded level crossings need painting to tone down the coffee stirrers from which they are made.