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Welcome to the Arcane Scenery Blog

Its our intention to post at least one article a week. Its more of a personal blog covering our journey through the hobby of wargaming. You should find battle reports, painting articles, visits to battlefields and shows, modelling tips and hints, conversing and much more.

Don’t worry, there’s no hard selling, in fact we may well cover subjects or items that we don’t sell. We just hope you enjoy the articles and they help to enthuse you.

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Battle Reports
Battlefields
Castles and Museums
Guests
Home History
Make History!
Modelling Tips & Ideas
Napoleonic Army
Shop News
Whats on the work bench?

Tori Gate
Turning Japanese!
Basing the 28th North Gloucestershires
Block paint and Quickshade - Batch Painting the 28th
New Weapons for Saga
Down to business - Batch Painting the 28th - Assembly
Researching the Research - Batch painting the 28th Regt.
Why are you still playing Black Powder?
Hammerhead 2017
Belgium 1815: The Battle for the Crossroads
A Test of Will Power...
Cazadores follow up.
Bits and Pieces.
Cazadores Test Shot
Napoleonic Saga?
Take your Pict!
So, Where was I...?
Whoops! Santa got it wrong again...
A Review of the Year Part 2
A Review of the Year
O.C.D? - No, just organised.
Are you Napoleon or Wellington?
The Battle of the White Hart 1815
Painting War
Stay Focused...Portuguse and Panzers
The Portuguese Project Progresses
Portuguese Men of War.
Man Down!
Doing Up The House.
Sons of Dana are ready for battle
What did the Romans ever do for us?
Beyond the Wall.
Yet more Irish!
The Boys are Back in Town!
The Retreat from Fort Josephine, St. Ailleurs 1810.
Rules for Old Wargamers with Short Attention Spans!
'Sharp Tomahawks!'
The Scenario is broken!
The saga continues.
And the Wooden Spoon Goes to....
Footsore Irish Slingers - Done!
An Irish Saga
A rest is as good as a change!
British Napoleonic Spare Wheel Wagon
Austrian Artillery Fusilier Battalion
Round Base, Square hole.
The New Partizan Venue and other ramblings...
The Campaign has started!
Maroons of the Caribbean
What are you reading then?
Bolsover Castle
Snow Bears!
Salute 2016 - A Traders Tale
Campaign General Completed!
Sir Sydney makes his debut.
32nd Foot ready for action!
Soap opera painting - The 32nd Regiment takes shape.
The 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment of Foot
One by One - Done, done, it's on to the next one!
Trouble with Cavalry
Paper Soldiers!
The Retreat from Bitteburg 1816
To Battle with the 11th Light Dragoons.
Beth Shalom Holocaust Museum
British Light Dragoons - Perry Miniatures Plastic Boxed Set
Napoleons Coach - Finished?
An Ongoing Saga!
'Tis The Season To Be Jolly!
Slow Coach...
The Battle of Bitteburg Part 2
The Battle of Bitteburg 1816
Napoleons Carriage on the Workbench.
New Range of Scenery.
Hello Sailor!
Painting flesh - Charles Baynon Style
Making the mountain into a molehill.
The Marines are coming - Part 2 - first batch arrived!
MOAI!
The Marines are coming!
Lion Rampant - The Nine Bastards!
A confession.
There's something about a uniform....
Wheel Wagon, Pig and Partizan
The National Civil War Museum Newark
The Legend of the Hartlepool Monkey!
A Clear Work Bench!
Battle Report - Polish/Italians Vs British Napoleonics....
Muskets and Tomahawks - take the Fort!
Rain Starts Play!
A little knowledge....
Napoleonic Field Forge completed!
The Age of Simar - One mans meat.....
Summer madness....
Prussian Artillery Ready For Battle
Waterloo June 13th 2015!
Prussian Artillery 11 June 2015
Black Powder for Club Nights
Prussian Landwehr Cavalry 28th May 2015
Painting Horses - Prussian Landwehr Cavalry
Small is beautiful!
Scenarios for Black Powder
Muskets and Machetes!
Salute 2015
Pikemen, Prussians and Pterodactyls
It's All About the Base......
Glyptodon and Mammoth clear the work bench!
Little Bingham Population Explosion!
The Imperial War Museum North
Climbing the Lead Mountain!
New from Lucid Eye - the Savage Core Range!
What Constitutes An Elite Unit?
Slow Progress with the conversions.....
Whats on the Workbench - More Hanoverians!
How to win the battles and lose the war...
Varnish trouble!
The retinue is ready!
Whats on the workbench 15 January 2015
More tales from the Jungle!
There's something happening in the Jungle!
The Somersetshires take shape!
What's the use of Bidowers?
Whats on the Workbench 20th November 2014
The Lion is Rampant - Again!
Whats on the Workbench 23 October 2014
Whats on the workbench 16th October
Whats on the Workbench 9th October - Neanderthals & Hanoverians!
The Lion Rampant!
Whats on the Workbench 25/9 & Deezee Miniatures
Collecting an Army......
Warlord Hanoverian Infantry
If You Go Down To The Woods.....
What's on the Workbench 28 August 2014
History surrounds us.
Free Postage until the end of August
Batch Painting Prussians - Part Two of Two
Batch Painting Prussians! Part one of two
It's too darned hot!
What's on the Work Bench 26th June 2014
Battle Report - Waterloo 2014
What's on the Workbench 14th June 2014
The Heroic Stand of The Inniskilling, 27th Regiment of Foot
What's on the workbench 8 June 2014
Battlefield Visit - La Haie Sainte - Waterloo
Whats on the Workbench 29th May
What's on the Workbench 22 May 2014
What's on the Workbench 15th May 2014
What's on the workbench? 8th May 2014
Blitzkrieg tanks - What scale do I choose!!
Bolt Action Tanks!
Spotlight on Zvezda - new in this week!
MiniArt Models - New Releases
News This week!
Chasseurs Ste. Domingue - Carribean part 3!
New in this week. Airfix, Zvezda & Italeri New releases!
Caribbean modelling project - Part 2, Basing
New in this week!
Caribbean modelling project
Picking a tonne of trouble
Monday Round up
Blitzkrieg tank bop
The History Books on the Shelf are always Repeating Themselves
Monday round up
Personal Projects: Rob's rats...
The day before they won
Supplement: Women in Wargaming
Monday round up
The Heroines of Wargaming
Warring Women
Monday round up
Ebob and the Viking Ship
A Grievously Savage Race
Monday Round up
Ebob and Fray Bentos
Its good knight from him, and good knight from them...
Monday Round up
Canteena and Bank
"Disease is war with the laws of our being, and all war, as a great general has said, is hell"
Monday Round Up
Salute
And the last known survivor, Stalks his prey in the night
Monday round up
Guest Post: Black Powder
Just a note...
Lets go round again
Monday gaming post
Friday Round Up
The end of the age of civilisation
Monday Models
Friday round up
Never kick a man when he's down, he may get back up again.
Mondays Rule
Friday Round Up
Boxes of ticky tacky
Hussar Part 3 [Now with Words!]
Good Friday Egg Up
Style is the image of character
Friday Round Up
Its all in the name
Friday Round Up
The king is helpless
Monday Neighbourly Tour
Friday Round Up
Mind the (missile) gap
Friday Round Up
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot
Hussar...part 2
Friday Round Up
I'm watching you...
Hussar! (Part 1)
Friday Round Up
Angola of attack
Napoleonic Farmstead by Pete Harris
Friday Round Up
Why sir is that a gun in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?
Off with His Head Part 2
Friday Round Up
What colour red is your parachute? aka Korea planning for the future
Tomb Stalker
Friday Round Up
“The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.” Aldous Huxley
Friday Roundup
A horse is a horse of course, of course
Reader's Tables: Kevin, from Texas
Friday Round Up
This week long ago: Quit when you are [with] ahead
File me to the Moon (or Oooh Stick You)
Friday Round Up
Another putty history post
Friday Update.....or not
This Year in now: and your then
Friday square up
This week long ago: the week a town went down
Notre ami en France
Friday round up
This week in history: The Dreyfus Affair
Arcane Interviews a purple monster
Friday Round Up....
The week long ago: 4隻の船が航行すしド来 る (4 ships came sailing by...)
Richard I
Sentries have come in from the hills, Mr. Arcane, sir...The sentries report Zulus to the south west. Thousands of them...
This week in history: Birth of a Nation
Edam good figures
Friday Round Up
This week long ago: Go Go Guano
Wild West Hero
The Romans march on...
Friday round up
This week long ago: Buckineer...It's pirates
Friday Round Up
This week long ago: Arcola
Derby Show Highlights: Kevin Stevenson
Armistice Day
Socks?
Derby Show highlights: Evil Trev and Nice John
Friday Round Up
This week long undead: Samahain Strife
Romans II
Friday Round Up
On this day long ago: Y'all ain't from around here boy...
Derby Show highlights: the Boondock Saints
Friday Round Up
This week long ago: Death of King John
Derby show highlights: Like A Stonewall
Friday Round Up
This week long ago: Please may I have some Moor please sir?
Casting....
Friday Round up
Derby Show roundup
Historical Books
Interview with Great Escape Games
Friday Round Up
This week long ago....
Romans
STOP PRESS...New in!
Friday Round up
This week in the past : Battle of St. Matthew's Day
L'eau de Steve's Wagon
Friday Round Up
Is it a bit drafty?
Tank Girl
Friday round up
Exploding Chelonia
Beginners Guide to Painting British Napoleonic Infantry (part 2)
Friday Round Up
DE 678
Beginners Guide to Painting British Napoleonic Infantry
Battle of Winchelsea 29 August 1350
Friday round up
Battle of Bagradas River
Raindrops on rifles and musket wielding kittens...these are a few of our favourite links
Friday round up
American fortnight: Siege of Los Angeles
American fortnight: Fort Dearborn
Rolling again...
American fortnight: Battle of Wilson's Creek
American fortnight: Product Highlights
Friday Round Up
Battle of Castiglione
Arcane Scenery's House Move
Didn't we 'ave a loverly time the day Napoleon went to Torquay (with apologies to the lovely Bangor)
Friday Round Up
Off With His Head (#1 of a short and occasional series. How short? Well a head short at least!)
The Only Wargamer in the Village
Friday Round Up
Turkish Week: Battle of Ankara
Turkish Week: Steve went on holiday...
Friday Round Up
Battle of Bazentin Ridge
Do just do it and B&Q it! A guide to making a war games table.
Friday Round Up
Battle of Smolensk
Not Friday Round Up...
Wednesday history post
Steve's Advert Break
Not a Friday round up...
Battle of Carabobo
Battle Report...Sharp Practice
Friday round up...
"No Freeman shall be taken or imprisoned, or be disseised of his Freehold,...
Guest modeller of the week: Chris Kirk
Friday Round Up...
Caribbean Week: Haitian Rebellion
Caribbean Week Part 1: Pirates of the Caribbean
Friday round up...
Arcane People...
Friday Round Up
Tuesday Roundup...
Guest Modeller of the Week: Bernard Lewis
How to shop with Arcane Scenery: the eBay store
Arcane Scenery's little secret
Friday round up...
Friday round up
Welcome Back WarGames Factory
Friday Round Up
Friday round up part deux
Friday round up part one...
Hail Caesar Review
Weekly Round Up
Wagons Roll!
Sharp Practice – My first major skirmish!
Just in from Pegasus - French Infantry
New Challenger from Revell!
The Blog is back!
POSTAGE AT CHRISTMAS
It's Snowing.....Yippee!
Where did a month go.....
Stock Updates - New into the shop this week
The latest sets from Italeri
Albion Alloys at Arcane Scenery
Napoleonic Flank Companies!
New releases from Zvezda - Great War Germans
New 1/32 Scale German Mountain Troops
New Saxons Sets - Thegns & Fyrd from Wargames Factory
My First Napoleonic Skirmish!
Bolt Action Waffen-SS
German Imperial Guard!
Plastic German Infantry from Bolt Action - sprue shots
I owe Clive Owen an apology
Even more new releases...Pegasus Models
And More...this time from Mantic
And there's more....from Italeri
New releases, New releases, New Releases!
First Choose your weapons
History, it's the future....
New Unseen Lerker & Trees......
More Goodies from Airfix! New Resin Scenery.
New From Airfix....Well nearly......
THE VIKINGS ARE COMING!
Hurrah for Hussars! New in from the Perrys
NEW! Victrix British Napoleonic Foot Artillery 28mm
New In From Italeri.. German Paras in Tropical uniforms
Super glue is great....but there are other adhesives!
Coming soon from Italeri.....
New From Mantic! Skeletons and more!
NECRON APOCALYPSE!
A Review of the year - My Top Ten, Part Two!
A Review of the Year-My Top Ten
Happy New Year! Resolutions & Predictions.......
Merry Christmas from the Necrons!
What's in the Box: Victrix 54mm Napoleonics
Losing a Battle isn't all bad.
From Timpo to Victrix...54mm scale figures
Royal Mail: Britain's worst company.....Actually it's not...it's very good
How to strip paint from Plastic Models safely.
Necron Genesis or How I Built My Necron Army part 2
James May is Spitfiretastic!
New In From Zvezda - Polish Uhlans.
Mantic Games Launch Kings of War Elves!
Getting the best from Spray Paints
New 1/32 scale Figures from Airfix
Wraith Wing conquers again!
NEW FRENCH CAVALRY FROM THE PERRY'S
New From Italeri...
Douglas Bader tactics work for Necrons too!
Cheap Paint!
What's in the Box? - Gothic City Buildings
More from Mantic! Kings of War Elves.
Pic & Mix Dice!
Necron Genesis or how I built my Necron Army Part 1!
Trade Gossip & News
NEW ARCANE SCENERY SCENERY!
New High Elves from a New Company!
45 years of kit making!
Weird Boys & Immortals
We are up and running!
Huston, we have lift off.......nearly!

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