This is a long running and continuing journey around a collection of ideas, projects, games, models and a variety of wargaming related themes from my own imagination and from others. As I have been described as having the attention span of a forgetful goldfish you can rest assured the resulting subject matter will be diverse and (usually) entertaining! "He lived in a frenzy of enthusiasm — but nothing
lasted for long with him".
Friday 6 December 2019
A Block for One's Own Back
A generic infantry block
Some 'top down' infantry
A lorry - typically this would be for motorised infantry or logistics, perhaps even in conjunction with the artillery
A generic tank
For bodies of archers
Infantry blocks in formation
Another variant of the infantry block....
....and the cavalry block
Now this was something I never expected to see available! Battlescale Wargames Buildings have launched a range of resin blocks for wargaming purposes, samples of which you can see above. These are really nice looking and had they been available before I started chopping up vast quantities of Jenga blocks would have certainly made an attractive alternative. I particularly like the small triangular facing indicator (?) at the base of the block which would be very useful when used on a 'free' table top. I also like the 3D effect using raised surfaces to ease painting (even I would struggle to struggle with them!) as well as the symbolic vehicles.
The blocks are sized as follows:
Larger blocks: 35mm frontage x 20mm x 6 to 7mm
Smaller blocks: 20mm x 20mm x 6 to 7mm* *The vehicle blocks are also available in the 20mm x 20mm size block.
These fit very nicely on the same company's hex tiles which are 80mm across the flat sides (slightly smaller than than the Hexon 100mm version).
I would certainly like to get some of these to experiment with - perhaps with a proper Portable Wargame set up - and I hope that the range is successful for Battlescale, if only so that they persevere with the range and add extra pieces to it.
Who would have thought it? Blocks going all mainstream....whatever next?