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Title: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: sunjester on 11 November 2019, 05:21:06 PM
Back in October LH and I had a day out in the Big City and went to Tabletop Gaming Live at the Alexandra Palace.

TT Combat had a massive stall there, with a lot of their fantastic mdf sets at a bargain price if ordered at the show. LH ordered a secret lair for his Evil Genius (don't ask!) and I got tempted into buying the Venetian Quarter set. I must admit I'd been tempted by thie Streets of Venice sets for the past couple of years, drooling over them every time I browsed the TT Combat website, but had always managed to talk myself out of it. The set was normally £150 (individually it's about £220 worth of kits), but the show special was just £100, post free!

Recently it turned up and I have had the frustration/satisfaction of sticking together a pile of mdf boxes.
I've had a go a starting to paint some of the basic bit. I just drybrushed the mdf, as I don't want to lose all the etched-in details.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49049868251_a70eff6803.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hJnoXD)

Just a few street bases to paint now!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49049365853_84268674a0.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hJnoXD)

Then I can get started on the buildings. I'm going to go for a variety of faded pastel colours for these, looking at some pictures of the old buildings in Venice that seems to fit.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49049868121_9138ac2e00.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hJjPBB) (https://flic.kr/p/2hJnoVp)


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 November 2019, 05:48:05 PM
No, not tempted, not been looking at these for ages...  :^o

Fancy a game?


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: sunjester on 11 November 2019, 10:14:51 PM
No, not tempted, not been looking at these for ages...  :^o

Fancy a game?

As soon as I get them built I'll give you a shout, Will!


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: Techno on 12 November 2019, 08:11:57 AM
Those look rather splendid.  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: sunjester on 30 November 2019, 08:57:07 AM
A couple of buildings finished!

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49145072028_28cfed92ee.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hSMkJ5)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49145072008_ff9622ee63.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hSMkJ5) (https://flic.kr/p/2hSMkHJ)


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 November 2019, 09:00:35 AM
Those are lovely


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: ianrs54 on 30 November 2019, 09:02:48 AM
Experience with the club ones indicates that they are a bit fragile, particularly the large ones. They do look good though.


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: sunjester on 30 November 2019, 09:42:35 AM
Thanks chaps.

I know what you mean Ian, some of the club terrain at Tring gets a bit battered. People do not always take the care they should when it's not their own stuff.  I shall be very careful about packing and storing this stuff.


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: paulr on 30 November 2019, 05:49:39 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: sunjester on 07 December 2019, 07:01:44 PM
My third building is now finished and I've decided to stuck this project on the blog (more pictures of wip) https://grahamsgaming.blogspot.com/2019/12/streets-of-venice-so-many-uses.html

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49183266423_3ebfb88800.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hWa6A8) (https://flic.kr/p/2hWa6A8)


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 December 2019, 07:17:42 PM
Superb


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: paulr on 07 December 2019, 07:58:12 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd

Two more bridges and you can do Königsberg ;)


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: Techno on 08 December 2019, 07:59:20 AM
Very nice indeed, Graham.  8)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: Last Hussar on 08 December 2019, 10:28:14 AM
How have not seen this thread before?

Its not my fault.
1) SJ effectively forced me to buy the industrial set.
2) he phoned Mrs SJ who told him to buy it.


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: sunjester on 08 December 2019, 10:45:47 AM
How have not seen this thread before?

Its not my fault.
1) SJ effectively forced me to buy the industrial set.
2) he phoned Mrs SJ who told him to buy it.

Pointing at the layout on the table and saying "Look at that, would that fit for your....." is not "effectively forcing".


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: ronan on 08 December 2019, 10:52:38 AM
Thta's great Sunjester !


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: Last Hussar on 09 December 2019, 01:12:28 AM
You gave a potion that lowered my will, making me more suggestible to extravagant ideas.


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: Orcs on 09 December 2019, 02:38:02 PM
You gave a potion that lowered my will, making me more suggestible to extravagant ideas.

You didn't have to have the third beer


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 December 2019, 06:05:56 PM
At -1 per beer, his Will must have been fairly low to fail (even after multiple rolls).


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: Orcs on 09 December 2019, 07:53:53 PM
At -1 per beer, his Will must have been fairly low to fail (even after multiple rolls).

LH  has a very low will, when it comes to things to play with.   I Likewise have a low will when it comes to things to play with - Hence my divorce  :)


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: Last Hussar on 09 December 2019, 09:05:39 PM
And neither of us mean wargame figures...


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: sunjester on 16 December 2019, 05:50:13 PM
I've built a couple more buildings for my Venice set up. There are pics of the whole lot so far being used in a mafioso shoot out on the blog https://grahamsgaming.blogspot.com/2019/12/more-venetian-buildings.html

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49228970411_ac5ce837dd.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2i1ckMV)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49228970446_09ddfb3bfd.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2i1ckMV) (https://flic.kr/p/2i1ckNw)


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 December 2019, 06:37:12 PM
Looks great


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: Ithoriel on 16 December 2019, 07:34:54 PM
Yep, like those!


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: paulr on 16 December 2019, 11:59:20 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: Techno on 17 December 2019, 06:48:35 AM
Very nice, Graham.  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: sunjester on 17 December 2019, 07:28:03 AM
Thanks Chaps! :)


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: Steve J on 17 December 2019, 01:54:39 PM
Lovely work and nice to see some bright colours on buildings.


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: sunjester on 29 December 2019, 11:07:49 AM
I've now finished a couple of three-storey buildings and put them on the blog https://grahamsgaming.blogspot.com/2019/12/yet-more-venetian-buildings.html

Plus, Santa gave me some extra bits.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49291585148_61924d6b50.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2i6JfYm) (https://flic.kr/p/2i6JfYm)


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 December 2019, 11:27:03 AM
Tip top work


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: Steve J on 29 December 2019, 12:13:39 PM
Agreed 8).


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: Techno on 29 December 2019, 03:39:19 PM
What I want to know is.....When are you going to paint some of those old Heartbreaker figures ?  ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: paulr on 29 December 2019, 07:50:40 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: sunjester on 29 December 2019, 10:40:08 PM
What I want to know is.....When are you going to paint some of those old Heartbreaker figures ?  ;)

Cheers - Phil
Already have some on the painting table and a couple finished but not used in a game.....yet!


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: sunjester on 29 December 2019, 10:40:57 PM
And thank you all for the encouragement.


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: pierre the shy on 30 December 2019, 08:54:17 PM
Very nice SJ...they have turned out really well  :)

Maybe you could use the stairs to build a podium for when Eddie receives his "world's biggest fireball" medal??.....I do read your S&S adventures....they're hilarious  ;)


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: sunjester on 31 December 2019, 10:59:55 AM
Maybe you could use the stairs to build a podium for when Eddie receives his "world's biggest fireball" medal??.....I do read your S&S adventures....they're hilarious  ;)

Don't encourage him!  :( :o :d


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: sunjester on 05 January 2020, 03:42:20 PM
Two more buildings completed, and I've got some shots of the whole layout (so far) on the blog https://grahamsgaming.blogspot.com/2020/01/venice-keeps-growing.html

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49333445633_c812fbf83b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iaqNCR)  (https://flic.kr/p/2iaqNCR)


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 January 2020, 04:03:54 PM
Those are fab


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: Last Hussar on 05 January 2020, 05:11:45 PM
Very nice SJ...they have turned out really well  :)

Maybe you could use the stairs to build a podium for when Eddie receives his "world's biggest fireball" medal??.....I do read your S&S adventures....they're hilarious  ;)

I think this is a good idea.


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 January 2020, 05:22:58 PM
Medieval, Renaissance, or Modern Spy...


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: paulr on 05 January 2020, 07:16:06 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: sunjester on 14 January 2020, 10:09:22 PM
Last two buildings finished!
https://grahamsgaming.blogspot.com/2020/01/more-buildings-for-venice.html

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49386637281_6eaac5e310.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2if8qEe) (https://flic.kr/p/2if8qEe)


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 January 2020, 10:29:45 PM
Just seen them in real life, they are really impressive.


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: paulr on 15 January 2020, 12:06:58 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D>


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: Techno on 15 January 2020, 07:27:40 AM
Very nice, Graham !!

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: sunjester on 20 January 2020, 02:20:42 PM
 I set up the whole of my TTCombat Streets of Venice display (so far) and gave the layout a run through with a brief, solo En Garde game.

More pictures and game write-up on the blog https://grahamsgaming.blogspot.com/2020/01/en-garde-in-venice.html

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49414565557_e5c87821b4.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ihAyLe)
 (https://flic.kr/p/2ihAyLe)


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: Ithoriel on 20 January 2020, 02:31:35 PM
That is spectacular! Loved the AAR too.


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 20 January 2020, 03:09:04 PM
Looks superb..

Who knew that priesting could be so dangerous.


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: Steve J on 20 January 2020, 03:40:52 PM
Superb looking game 8).


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: Techno on 20 January 2020, 03:49:18 PM
Zippy !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 January 2020, 06:35:25 PM
Superb report


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: paulr on 20 January 2020, 07:53:06 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D>


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: fred. on 20 January 2020, 09:36:00 PM
What a great looking game - I always like the idea of a game with rivers / islands joined with bridges as part of it - and this is a very good example.


Title: Re: It is all Last Hussars Fault!
Post by: sunjester on 20 January 2020, 10:41:55 PM
Thank you very much gents.