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About the Project

With the release of Blood and Valor I have revisited my old collection is Great War miniatures originally used with Warhammer historicals Great War ruleset and giving them a spring clean and looking at the difference between the two systems

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Highlanders done

Tutoring 2
Skill 2
Idea 2
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Used as a close combat unit. I like the apron cover for the front of the kiltsUsed as a close combat unit. I like the apron cover for the front of the kilts
Highlanders done
Highlanders done

Vickers machine gun

Tutoring 3
Skill 4
Idea 3
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Vickers machine gun
Vickers machine gun
Vickers machine gun

Lewis Gunners

Tutoring 0
Skill 2
Idea 2
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My rifle units have been missing LMG supportMy rifle units have been missing LMG support
Lewis Gunners
Lewis Gunners

Gurkhas

Tutoring 2
Skill 2
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On the western front the Gurkhas were wearing trousers rather than shorts but other than that the uniform should passOn the western front the Gurkhas were wearing trousers rather than shorts but other than that the uniform should pass
Gurkhas
Gurkhas

British Reinforcements

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My late war British have been missing some crucial elements so I have picked up some new minis from Great War miniatures. A HMG team some Lewis gunners to add to my rifle units A Highlander and Gurkha units both good for close combatMy late war British have been missing some crucial elements so I have picked up some new minis from Great War miniatures. A HMG team some Lewis gunners to add to my rifle units A Highlander and Gurkha units both good for close combat
Painting startedPainting started

1916

Tutoring 2
Skill 4
Idea 4
1 Comment
As a diversion from the usual ww1 scenarios I went for the Easter Rising. Footsore do a few Irish fighters but most are Perry miniatures Mafeking Boar war minus I thought would work. I thought about doing this after reading about the Sherwood Foresters being sent to Dublin during the rising. They were new recruits who signed up to fight the Germans and had never fired a shot before. They suffered terribly in street fighting as they uslessly charged buildings in the open an got cut down. We did some games where the Irish had hidden set up.As a diversion from the usual ww1 scenarios I went for the Easter Rising. Footsore do a few Irish fighters but most are Perry miniatures Mafeking Boar war minus I thought would work. I thought about doing this after reading about the Sherwood Foresters being sent to Dublin during the rising. They were new recruits who signed up to fight the Germans and had never fired a shot before. They suffered terribly in street fighting as they uslessly charged buildings in the open an got cut down. We did some games where the Irish had hidden set up.

Your country needs you

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Skill 3
Idea 3
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Kitchener the one command figure who should always be pointing. I'll be using this Giants in miniature figure as a standard officer for my British forcesKitchener the one command figure who should always be pointing. I'll be using this Giants in miniature figure as a standard officer for my British forces

German force finished

Tutoring 5
Skill 8
Idea 8
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Mostly rebasing. Repaired chipped paint and adding wire to squad leaders.Mostly rebasing. Repaired chipped paint and adding wire to squad leaders.
Flame onFlame on
Machine gun nestMachine gun nest
ScrambleScramble
New ordersNew orders

Details

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Skill 5
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The bases are now a little more muddy. I've also picked out the bayonet tassel colours dirtied a few trousers and painted a couple if chaps in green tunics to represent the odd colour difference in available tunics.The bases are now a little more muddy. I've also picked out the bayonet tassel colours dirtied a few trousers and painted a couple if chaps in green tunics to represent the odd colour difference in available tunics.
Details
Details

German infantry

Tutoring 6
Skill 6
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Interesting to see how colour schemes varied due to what fabric was available. So not all greyInteresting to see how colour schemes varied due to what fabric was available. So not all grey
Need to add more texture to the bases and maybe some different coloured uniformsNeed to add more texture to the bases and maybe some different coloured uniforms
German infantry

German machine guns

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Skill 6
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They were chipped and needed repainting and put in a round base with lots of mudThey were chipped and needed repainting and put in a round base with lots of mud
German machine guns

Late war British

Tutoring 5
Skill 7
Idea 6
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My updated British force is still missing some machine guns but these chaps have been rebased and repaired My updated British force is still missing some machine guns but these chaps have been rebased and repaired

I made some dead trees for fallout recently so I thought I’d see how they look in no man’s land. I’ll start repairing my Germans before I get the machine guns I need for the British.

Woof

Tutoring 6
Skill 9
Idea 8
1 Comment
Blood and Valor has a mission to rescue a downed pilot but I don't think this chap would ever need anyone's help.Blood and Valor has a mission to rescue a downed pilot but I don't think this chap would ever need anyone's help.

Trench set ups

Tutoring 4
Skill 6
Idea 7
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Trench set ups
Trench set ups
Trench set ups

Updated British

Tutoring 5
Skill 7
Idea 8
1 Comment
For late war I have put barbed wire on the officer bases so they stand out on the table instead of flowersFor late war I have put barbed wire on the officer bases so they stand out on the table instead of flowers
This chaps my sniperThis chaps my sniper
Trench raidersTrench raiders
Rifle grenade'sRifle grenade's
Squad sgtsSquad sgts
All squads rebased and chipped paint repairedAll squads rebased and chipped paint repaired
Units need Lewis gunsUnits need Lewis guns

Sorting out my late war collection

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Skill 7
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Late war British. Need some machine gunsLate war British. Need some machine guns
Late war GermanLate war German
I'm not happy with my old basing and the metal minis are a bit chippedI'm not happy with my old basing and the metal minis are a bit chipped
Started the new basesStarted the new bases

Trench repair

Tutoring 10
Skill 12
Idea 12
2 Comments
I made some terrain boards a few years ago from HDF and I didn't do a great job. They are a bit flat and chipped so I got to work adding some texture.I made some terrain boards a few years ago from HDF and I didn't do a great job. They are a bit flat and chipped so I got to work adding some texture.
    My firing steps were just backed out of the foam so I’ve resurfaced it. Looks like the Christmas truce. Needs painting now.

Posters

Tutoring 9
Skill 9
Idea 11
1 Comment

Thanks for the Golden Button. As there was some interest in the posters I thought I’d look at them. I usually print off any images that can enhance my building kits and add a sense of time and place. I went for Edwardian french advertising for WW1. I also researched wallpaper designs for the interiors. When the trenches first got dug there was a shortage of sandbags so they used a lot of pillow cases and other fabrics. Multi coloured sandbag entrenchments might look strange.

I’ve also done similar things for my other games.

1914 German force

Tutoring 8
Skill 10
Idea 9
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Complete force for Blood and ValorComplete force for Blood and Valor

For the same amount of points as my British Force the Germans get a larger army. It gets an extra machine gun and cavalry troopers. Be interested to see how that effects things on the table top.

Sniper

Tutoring 8
Skill 9
Idea 8
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Unlike the British Force the Germans don't get a spotter with their marksman. So I decided to use this Jaeger as my sniperUnlike the British Force the Germans don't get a spotter with their marksman. So I decided to use this Jaeger as my sniper