The Blog Continues

Still adding posts covering the various projects that CAWS has been involved in over the years - wargames, miniatures, model-making, scenery, painting, roleplaying, LRP / LARP, and more. Please bear with me as I try to gather all the old words and pictures as well as create some new ones.  

Confederate Rebels for WWX

First attempt at a fully themed posse for WWX. The main reason this force was chosen was the lovely scout, sniper & blackhoof scout models with their cammo cloaks. All-in it took 3 to 4 months to paint them, it would have been maybe slightly quicker but the Covid lockdown seems to have left less … Continue reading Confederate Rebels for WWX

Getting Hooked on Wild West Exodus

Wild West Exodus (WWX) is thematically the perfect game for me. It's a Wild West, Steampunk, weird Science Fiction, skirmish game. It ticks all my favourite gaming boxes. I had previously hoped that Malifaux would fill this niche but it was not to be, the models and the game itself just didn't work for me. I missed … Continue reading Getting Hooked on Wild West Exodus

Battle for the Singapore Strait

The Celestial exploratory fleet mapping currents in the Singapore Strait met a Crown expeditionary force at anchor near Sentosa. Tensions had been running high in the area already but when a Japanese Cruiser exploded without warning the Celestial Admiral was convinced they were under attack, regardless of the Crown assurances that they hadn't opened hostilities, … Continue reading Battle for the Singapore Strait

Mapplethorpe Muddle

Sleepy Mapplethorpe in East Yorkshire was the site of a most unusual incident last weekend. Supported battlecruisers from Crown and Commonwealth engaged around the islands just off the coast near the village. The incident occurred when the Grimsby commerce protection flotilla was alerted to unusual movement near the coast. Expecting a Prussian raider the faster … Continue reading Mapplethorpe Muddle

Dystopian Wars 3rd Ed Beta, first games

This weekend was focused on getting a couple of Dystopian Wars Beta games in. Game 1 - Celestian Empire v Crown Our first play of the beta. Fleet choices were simple and setup went well. Celestians won initiative but chose to Hold his Nerve in the first turn and promptly regretted it as the Crown cruisers punished … Continue reading Dystopian Wars 3rd Ed Beta, first games

Armour for Shanine – Phase 2

The rivet resupply arrived but then had to wait until a couple of weeks where the weeekends had some of that fancy (and very rare) spare time. Lots of intricate cutting plus hundreds of rivets and many puns about having a truly riveting time. So that's the purple armour pieces added, hopefully in interesting shapes … Continue reading Armour for Shanine – Phase 2

Encounter off Kiyevka

Patrol fleets from Vladivostok and Sapporo met just off the Russian coast near Kiyevka. Both were small fleets - a single battleship plus escort squadrons. The battle was short but devastating. The Russian Coalition lost their cruisers and most of their frigates while the Empire of the Blazing Sun lost their battleship, all their frigates … Continue reading Encounter off Kiyevka