Tuesday 16 April 2013


One last plug for the IN HER MAJESTY'S NAME Nickstarter from Osprey and North Star Miniatures, which runs until 18th April. Spiffing stuff.

Friday 22 March 2013

Real World Stuff

"On Wednesday, 20th March Kev 'the Goblinmaster' Adams was brutally assaulted during a burglary at his home in Nottingham. So many people have offered help and support that this page has been set up to coordinate efforts and information."


I don't know Kev personally, but I certainly own some very cool models that he sculpted, and if you own any goblins, there is a good chance you do too.
I wish Kev a speedy recovery.

Hardlove Light Steam Charger

The Hardlove Light Steam Charger
Ordered Tuesday, received Thursday from Fighting 15s.
Just thought I'd post up a photo of this (hastily assembled) model, as the photo on their website isn't very clear.
As noted, while the website states that delivery can take 8 weeks or more (I believe they have some kind of arrangement with Eureka in Australia), delivery of this little fella only took 2 days, :-)
Resin main body and tracks, with metal commander, hatch, funnel and a choice of either gatling gun or cannon.
Needs a little bit of tidying up, but a very nice little vehicle, and full of character.
I'm very happy with this purchase

Fighting 15s Website

Friday 15 March 2013


Do yourself a favour and check out "Jimbibbly"'s battle report from Mars on the Lead Adventure Forum:-
Once again the indigenous population of Mars has wilfully attacked a peaceful convoy without provocation or warning!

A young member of the Imperial Japanese Court was being escorted to an unknown destination with a small column of troops past what was reported to be an abandoned Martian enclave but to her horror and band of Martians came out of nowhere to attack her and the column..."


 And then visit "Jimbibbly"'s Red Planet Miniatures blog

Wednesday 13 March 2013


The "In Her Majesty's Name" blog (by the rules' authors) has added a scenario and battle report.
"The objective is simple. In the doorway to the village Church is a dead ‘vagrant’ and in his pocket are stolen plans detailing the manufacture of German troop-carrying dirigibles. How the vagrant came by the plans no-one knows, however both the Society of Thule and the Prince of Wales’s Extraordinary Company have rushed men to the village to retrieve these vital documents..."
It offers some clues to gameplay for the forthcoming ruleset. Follow the link to find out more:-


Tuesday 12 March 2013


The VSF MINIATURES page on Facebook continues to grow.
This page is intended to be a resource for those looking for 28mm miniatures suitable for VSF (Victorian Science Fiction).
A fan-page, if you will, about toys for discerning gentlemen and ladies.
I will be putting up pictures of VSF miniatures etc. that I like, along with a link to their manufacturers, where possible.

I don't manufacture or sell any of the products pictured or mentioned, but I will try and include links to the people who do.

I'm adding to the photo albums whenever I have time,  and I try and put up relevant news, info and links as I come across them.



Empress Anglo-Zulu War Dragoons just released.
"In full charge to compliment the lancers. Seperate heads so that you can build a large unit of different types."

Very dynamic sculpts, :-)

You can find them at the bottom of this page:-


The IN HER MAJESTY'S NAME blog produced by the authors is now live, and can be found HERE
Background, fiction, announcements and links can all be found there.
Check it out.

Friday 8 March 2013

IN HER MAJESTY'S NAME "Tart With A Heart (and a gun)"

Everyone who spends at least £118 on the In Her Majesty's Name preorder will receive Rewards 1, 2 & 3. 

Reward 3 is a Steampunk ‘Tart with a Heart (and a gun)’ character.

Thursday 7 March 2013

FAGIN & JACK THE RIPPER - In Her Majesty's Name

Limited Edition figures for the In Her Majesty's Name pre-order from North StarFagin. This figure is only available to people spending £64 on IHMN products before April 18th.
Jack the Ripper. This figure is not available to buy, but comes free to everyone who spent £37 before April 18th.


Wednesday 6 March 2013

New Baggage Items

Meanwhile, over on the Lead Adventure Forum, "6milPhil" of Slug Industries has these baggage items for sale.
"Due to the keen response to this I'm offering these up for sale before I've got a painted example. Six trunks, four suitcases and
three hatboxes make up a thirteen piece set for all your baggage needs. I'm selling these for £5 a set plus P&P via paypal, please PM me if you want one, or two, or even more"


Big Game Hunters

"Big game hunters A delightful pair made up of a strapping moustachioed big game hunter and his rather stout assistant.
These two would be at home hunting beasts anywhere from the jungles of Nguywamyland to the deserts of Narayanaman.
Sculpted by the honourable Major Hicks."
and available from Bend Sinister


by Brian Augustyn & Mike Mignola, from DC Comics, and part of it's Elseworlds series, where characters are re-imagined, is re-released this week in a new edition.
Mike Mignola is the creator of Hellboy, and this book is available from, as they say, all good comic shops.

Victorian Risk Assement

Tuesday 5 March 2013

"IN HER MAJESTY'S NAME" from North Star/Osprey

"It is 1895 and the world is in turmoil. The Great Powers compete for resources and the latest technology, and an undeclared and secret war rages between them all. This is battleground of the Adventuring Companies. These clandestine agents of the Great Powers operate in the shadows, matching skills and wits in pursuit of the newest scientific formulae or powerful occult artifacts. In Her Majesty’s Name sets these adventuring companies against each other in one-off encounters and in longer narrative campaigns. Companies are usually comprised of just 4–15 figures and two players could easily play three games in an evening, making an on-going campaign a highly viable option. In Her Majesty’s Name has been designed to allow maximum versatility for the player – if you can imagine it, the system will help you build it. There is, however, a wealth of material provided in the book, covering weird science, mystical powers, and a range of pre-generated adventuring companies, including the British Explorers’ Club, the Prussian Society of Thule, the US Marine Corps, the Légion Étrangère, the revolutionaries of the Brick Lane Commune, ancient Egyptian cults, and the mysterious Black Dragon Tong"
Visit North Star for more information:-

Wednesday 21 November 2012

A Facebook page about Victorian Science Fiction Miniatures, mainly in 28mm
"This page is intended to be a resource for those looking for 28mm miniatures suitable for VSF (Victorian Science Fiction).
A fan-page, if you will, about toys for discerning gentlemen and ladies.
I will be putting up pictures of VSF miniatures etc. that I like, along with a link to their manufacturers, where possible.

We don't manufacture or sell any of the products pictured or mentioned, but we will try and include links to the people who do."

Plenty of pictures in the various albums there and regular additions

Thursday 8 December 2011

More Parts From Victoria Miniatures

Victoria Miniatures have added Victorian Laser Rifles and seperate arms to the parts available from their shop.
Intended mainly as Praetorian Imperial Guard for Warhammer 40K, you can now assemble infantry as well as the previously released cavalry.
Examples of some different assembly ideas are shown below.
Very useful as colonial British infantry for VSF, alongside the cavalry, kilted infantry with pith helmets are now also an option.
(click the pictures for bigger versions)

Tuesday 6 December 2011

Blight Wheel Victorian Robot

Over on the Lead Adventure Forum, Mancha has been asking for ideas for a robot to compliment the Hinterland range of lady soldiers, and posted a picture of this robot from Blight Wheel Miniatures.
I like this robot a lot, particularly the head, with it's single eye, and I fancy I shall be picking up at least one in the new year.
I can't explain why, but he looks British to me. It must be the head, the top of which looks like a cross between a bowler hat and a Tommy's tin helmet.

Wednesday 30 November 2011

Strange obsession I didn't realise I had...

I received some Hinterland figures in the post yesterday, and found myself admiring the Medics pack.
It contains a rather nice dog, which I found myself admiring, and comparing to the other dog models I have.

It was then it dawned on me what a lot of dog miniatures I have.

My Inquisition agent for Dark Heresy has a dog, my officer from my old 40K Imperial Guard army has a pack of dogs (rather nice huskies from Copplestone). Canine companions seem to have featured in most of my old role-playing parties (we used miniatures for combat to save arguments over movement etc.). I have over 30 dog miniatures from various manufacturers. Big dogs, small dogs, even chaos hounds (and lets not even start on the number of wolves I have)

My VSF Queens Electrical Rifles have a regimental mascot that's a goat, but that's a different story..

Now that I think about it, I seem to collect more livestock generally than is absolutely necessary (donkeys, mules, cattle etc), as most of my forces have some kind of baggage element, although none of the rulesets I use require them.

So, I now realise I seem to have a bit of a miniature animal obsession, with the emphasis on dogs, :?

I'm not particularly a dog lover. I don't have one, and haven't had one since I was a kid.
So why my miniature dog obsession?

Monday 28 November 2011


 Apparently, Lancers are like buses - nothing for ages then 2 releases come along at once !
These Anglo Zulu War Lancers from Empress Miniatures, sculpted by Paul Hicks, are so dynamically posed, its impossible to resist. They certainly convey the impression that they are indeed charging, and I already own some of the fine Empress AZW British infantry.
I think that these are mounted on Ebob horses
Another unit it is then. And I do believe that Mr Hicks is fast becoming my favourite sculptor.


Victoria Miniatures have posted a preview on Facebook of the Captain Caine figure that will be added to their range.
No firm release date yet, but a very pleasing addition.

Thursday 24 November 2011


Well, the good news is that my order from Victoria Miniatures arrived today.
8 days from Australia to the UK isn't bad at all. The parcel made it unscathed through Customs too, which is nice.
The parts themselves are beautifully crisply detailed, with only a little flash. Definitely even better in the flesh than they look in the photos. I'm delighted with these.
The bad news is that I forgot to update the amount of torsos I ordered at check out, so I only have one sprue of 3. I ordered enough legs, arms and heads to assemble a squad of 10, with a few bits left over. Ah well, I was going to order some of the kilted legs anyway, so I can assemble 3 Rough Riders while I wait for my second order to arrive.
I plan on using the kilted legs with the Rough Rider torsos and the soon-to-be-released Victorian Laser Rifles along with a mix of pith helmet and balmoral cap heads to make some VSF Highlanders.
Victoria Miniatures also plan to release a bagpiper, and eventually a command set, which should set this unit off nicely.

Monday 21 November 2011


Hinterland Miniatures have just released the latest expansion to their Victorian ladies in uniform range.
Mancha started this range with one figure based on Princess Viktoria-Luise of Germany, the Colonel-in-Chief in the 2nd Leib Hussaren regiment, sculpted by the very talented Paul Hicks.

 She proved so popular that Hinterland then moved on to produce "a fictitious unit of female Hussars, serving at the end of the 19th Century, up to World War One".

The Hussar range now includes this Firing Line pack, and Unit Builder pack (above), and Hinterland have added a Princess Viktoria mounted figure, Command pack, Skirmishers pack, a Maxim and crew, and even a pack of zombies.

Hinterland also offer Princess Cecilie (below) and her Trench Raiders

Just released are the Sailors, rifle-armed Cavalry and Medics, again mostly sculpted by Paul Hicks,

(one of the medics is co-sculpted by eBob, as are the horses)
  The next set of releases will apparently include an open-handed cavalrywoman, and another set of Trench Raiders, armed with rifles.

For the full range visit the Hinterland Store