Archive for June 20, 2021

Water effects   Leave a comment

Decided to add some deeper water to my river boards. See the original page.

Used Woodland Scenics EZ Water. Had it for a long time.

Heated it up – tried outside but it really needs a high flame so had to use the stove.

It dried hard and quick but with a yellow tinge I was not expecting. The river is a bit darker I suppose. Certainly my river is now deeper and wider. One thing I did not expect was that it warped my boards. As it dried it twisted the Ziterdes boards. If noticeable I might have to add some batons. Overall I think they do look better.

Have tried with some realistic water effects to see if can lessen the curve at the edge of the water.

Am currently working on some marsh bases. The first time I did these I was unhappy with the final result as the diorama marsh water I tried simply looked like green gloss paint when it dried. Now I have added some epoxy resin having built up the sides. Will see how it goes.

Edit – update the realistic water has still not fully dried after 24 hours.

Posted June 20, 2021 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Lord of the Rings: Quest of the Ringbearer: Bormir’s Redemption and the Death of Boromir   Leave a comment

Boromir looks to defend Merry and Pippin as the Uruk Hai Captain and his scouts attack from two sides.
Merry and Pippin run whilst Boromir warily moves into cover using his elven cloak.
Bormor kills the Captain and is suurounded by Scouts. However he is unable to hold them all back and Pippin fails to jump over the bush and gets trapped.

Both Merry and Pippin are in trouble. Boromir thins the enemy ranks but cannot get close.
Pippn is carried away to Isengard!
Merry too! Baromir undefeated in battle takes heavy wounds from arrows! Our first Evil victory!
Boromir is heavily wounded whilst Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli rush to his rescue.

Bormir retreats up the hill fighting his way through any scouts. He kills the Caprtain and then Lurtz. Aragorn watches him fall and then takes out Lurtz as Gimli rushes to his aid. Legolas deals with the archers from cover as he has been heavily injured by arrows early on in the scenario, narrowly surviving when caught out in the open. Victory for Good.

Eventually Boromir has fallen and the halflings taken to Isengard. The Fellowship lies broken but what of the Ringbearer?

Posted June 20, 2021 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Saturday 19th June: Wellington by GMT   Leave a comment

Darryl (British), Spain (Phil) vs Mike (North French), Michael (South French)

1st Turn played.

Wow what a tense and difficult game that was!  So close and lots of hard fought battles.  Now the South French are planning on taking on Wellington with a mega army whilst the North French look to defend France from invasion across the Pyrenees whilst holding on to Madrid!  Those Southern Spanish keys look poorly defended too but never underestimate the French who rolled a fantastic reinforcement roll whereas the Brits and Spanish rolled 4 ones for our own between us! War without end meant no peace roll and impossible to conquer Spain at the end of Turn 1.

Posted June 20, 2021 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized


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