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Author Archives: simonwade85

Monday Round up

We”ll do this in a reverse order of excitement (although depending on your perspective…). We are extending our range of Tamiya spray paints which are ideal for painting your tanks pretty speedily. We have added 14 new colours to the
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Personal Projects: Rob’s rats…

Though Arcane’s main theme (such as it is) is Napoleonic, as that is what the bossman loves, not everyone about these parts is a fan of the little French dude, or indeed historical gaming… Office Ninja Rob is a fantasy
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Monday round up

This week we have a mixture of new and new to us. As you probably know by now, Steve is on a mission to ensure that Arcane has the most complete ranges possible (its that collector thing “must have ALL!”).
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Monday round up

This week we have had a really big restock on Perry Miniatures and in particular some of the Napoleonic ranges. We have from their plastic range the French Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry, and British Napoleonic Line Infantry. Whilst from their beautifully moulded
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Ebob and Fray Bentos

We love hearing from our readers and shoppers, and this week’s hobby post is from Ebob. Ebob has to take the award for  the speediest hobby completion, taking just a weekend from purchase to completion. Basing his scene on the
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Monday Round up

Do you like tanks? You do? Well do we have an update for you. Especially if you like your tanks BIG. We have lots of new tanks, reappearing tanks and range extensions. On mission “Complete the range” we have extended
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Salute

Just a note…

Hi folks, We’re having a little blog rearrangement. The Friday round up will now be the Monday round up, and mostly the posts that were on Mondays will now be on Fridays…mostly. We thought we should let you know just
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Monday gaming post

By Mick Rood Hello and welcome to the Sturm Uber……………. Blog, a periodical visit to the Flames of War tournaments held at Maelstrom games in Mansfield and strongly supported by Arcane scenary through providing prizes such as the MDF buildings
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Monday Models

So we have a couple of projects we’d like to mention. That aren’t Arcane projects. Firstly Kevin Hill from Texas again, with his Western town layout. Kevin apparently feels he shouldn’t have painted this in that Cola red, because it
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Friday round up

This week’s entry is brought to you to the sound of trashy FM, so if lyrics from what my mother still insists on calling ‘The Hit Parade’ creep in, my apologies. After a bit of a delay we now have
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Mondays Rule

Continuing the Friday round up we have more new and shiny things… For Saga we have the Northern Fury supplement with four new battleboards-Scots, Anglo-Saxons, Bretons and the rather bemusingly named Jomsvikings. If the Viking sorts take your fancy you might like
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Friday Round Up

First of all apologies for the sparse nature of this round up. I am typing one handed (no, no) which is rather tedious… We have lots of North Star including, for those with luggage needs, porters, Ila warriors, Matabele warriors.
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Hussar Part 3 [Now with Words!]

This is the painting hussars part three and its just to bring you up to date with the finished models. When we left them the model was completely base coated, and block coated and I had mounted the figure on
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Good Friday Egg Up

What are you doing here? Those chocolate eggs aren’t going to eat themselves you know. Any orders placed over the weekend will be sorted out as soon as everyone gets back into the office. Which should be Tuesday, baring any
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Friday Round Up

Hello hello hello First this week we have Tamiya range extensions. Which is many many items, tanks galore and many of them post WWII, which is good news for those of you who like a bit of modern warfare…here are
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The king is helpless

You chaps should know about this, and so I thoroughly expect some corrections. I will be disappointed if not. War is an expensive business. All those guns, bombs and people don’t come cheap. Well unless you happen to have coerced
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Friday Round Up

Okay. Confession times folks. You may have noticed no post on Monday for which we apologise profusely. Bluntly technology has not been our friend this week. But we’re fighting it and hopefully winning. Confession two. No new release. None. Nada.
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Hussar! (Part 1)

Long term readers of our blog will know that I am gradually building a Napoleonic army, and with the release of the Perry’s  British Napoleonic Hussars set, I have the opportunity to add some cavalry to my army, and of course a chance to
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Napoleonic Farmstead by Pete Harris

We’re always pleased to hear of other modellers projects, this post comes from modeller Pete Harris… If like me, you are interested in the Napoleonic period, and specifically Waterloo, you will know the significance of La Haye Sainte and Hugomont.
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Friday Round Up

Well howdy there boys and girls…this week’s round up is very make and do focussed, but we have some models and rules first of all… We have in stock now the Crusader Rules which cover 1740-1900, Napoleonic period and the
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Another putty history post

Yes folks it is indeed another history post that isn’t about a specific thing. We mentioned last week that history lurks all around us, so we thought we’d mention a few things that we are hoping to cover… In Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire…POWs,
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Edam good figures

We wanted to show some newly painted figures from our favourite painter, TheStug …   Painted as a Dutch regiment the figures are a range new to Northstar Figures,  and are sculpted by the very talented Steve Saleh. Steve also
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Friday round up

Bonjour mes amis ou mes armées… Last week we skipped the Friday round up, sorry chaps. We do have some new and forthcoming items to make up for no round up last week… Not new, but reissue is the Warlord Roman batallion/starter
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