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13 Jun 2018

N Gauge Job Lots (June 2018) from eBay

N GAUGE job lot 2 steam engine shed items: coaling tower & water tower

N GAUGE job lot 2 steam engine shed items: coaling tower & water tower

You are looking at an N GAUGE job lot 2 steam engine shed items.  There is a coaling tower & a water tower. Manufacturer Vollmer & unknown. Largest measures approx 11x5x11 cm high.

£8.70

N GAUGE KIBRI VOLLMER FACTORY BUILDINGS

N GAUGE KIBRI VOLLMER FACTORY BUILDINGS

£13.50


 I have some N gauge buildings as a job lot. There are 2 factory buildings (one has a couple of window frames missing) and an engine shed (which has a missing door). There are also 3 tunnel mouths.

£6

N Gauge Buildings from eBay

1960 Job lot Lone star diecast locos from eBay

1960 Job lot Lone star diecast locos, Track ,Station signal box buffers etc

1960 Job lot Lone star diecast locos, Track ,Station signal box buffers etc

£24.50

lone star locos

lone star locos

Lone Star Locos Trains and Track well played with

£16.50

lone star locos & track

lone star locos & track

A quantity of Lone Star miniature trains consisting of 3 locos some rolling stock and a quantity of track and points.

£10.95

11 Jun 2018

Pendraken Painting Competition 2018

Painting Competition 2018 - Rules and Info!

Thanks to everyone who entered the 2018 Pendraken Painting Competition, we've seen a fantastic standard of painting this year and we've thoroughly enjoyed watching the entries come in.  I hope you all enjoyed in as much as we did!

In a change to the format this year, the voting has been entirely in the hands of our members and has been open for the past week.  Every member had 3 votes to cast in each category, so let's see how they judged it...

The Winners of the 2018 Pendraken Painting Competition are...

Foot - Pre-20th C. (34 entries)

This category saw one entry pull away from the pack but there's been a 3-way tie for second place!

1st place: Mixed grenadiers, by redstef - wins £40 Pendraken credit!

1st place: Mixed grenadiers, by redstef - wins £40 Pendraken credit!

Joint 2nd place: Ansbach-Beyreuth, by paulr - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

Joint 2nd place: Ansbach-Beyreuth, by paulr - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

Joint 2nd place: Early Saxons, by barbarian - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

Joint 2nd place: Early Saxons, by barbarian - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

Joint 2nd place: Saxe-Eisenach, by DHautpol - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

Joint 2nd place: Saxe-Eisenach, by DHautpol - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

Foot - 20th C. (11 entries)

Again we had a clear winner than a few fighting it out for second place.

1st place: WWI Germans, by Forez42 - wins £40 Pendraken credit!

1st place: WWI Germans, by Forez42 - wins £40 Pendraken credit!

2nd place: Soviet AA, by Womble67 - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

2nd place: Soviet AA, by Womble67 - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

Mounted (30 entries)

There was a real fight in this category with 1st and 2nd place only separated by 1 vote!

1st place: Polish Hussars, by shutuphippe - wins £40 Pendraken credit!

1st place: Polish Hussars, by shutuphippe - wins £40 Pendraken credit!

2nd place: Prussian Dragoons, by Redstef - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

2nd place: Prussian Dragoons, by Redstef - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

Vehicle (28 entries)

This was another very close contest, with only 2 votes separating the winner from 2nd place!

1st place: Panzer IV, by skinade - wins £40 Pendraken credit!

1st place: Panzer IV, by skinade - wins £40 Pendraken credit!

2nd place: Type 95 Ha-Go, by Rubenmegido - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

2nd place: Type 95 Ha-Go, by Rubenmegido - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

Fantasy & Sci-Fi (12 entries)

First place was quite decisive in this category but 2nd was up for grabs for a long time until Ironduke grabbed it!

1st place: Wood Elves, by clawlessdragon - wins £40 Pendraken credit!

1st place: Wood Elves, by clawlessdragon - wins £40 Pendraken credit!

2nd place: Undead skeletons, by Ironduke - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

2nd place: Undead skeletons, by Ironduke - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

Open - Single Base (20 entries)

We had some excellent entries in this category with two nice entries getting 1st and 2nd place!

1st place: Wiliam of Orange, by redstef - wins £40 Pendraken credit!

1st place: Wiliam of Orange, by redstef - wins £40 Pendraken credit!

2nd place: LoA Commanders, by DHautpol - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

2nd place: LoA Commanders, by DHautpol - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

Open - Army! (18 entries)

First place had a clear winner here and then we had DHautpol fighting it out with himself for 2nd and 3rd!

1st place: Servants of France, by Rupert of Hentzau - wins £40 Pendraken credit!

1st place: Servants of France, by Rupert of Hentzau - wins £40 Pendraken credit!

2nd place: LoA French, by DHautpol - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

2nd place: LoA French, by DHautpol - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

Congratulations to all of our winners!  We'll be contacting you in the next few days to get your prizes sorted out.  We'll also get your Winner's medals added to your profiles!

Also, a huge thank you to everyone who entered from all of us here at Pendraken HQ.  We always look forward to the Competition each year, watching every day as these wonderful entries come in.  The time and effort that goes into achieving such a high standard is appreciated by all of us here and we hope you've enjoyed it as much as we have.

We'd like to thank all of the members for judging as well, it was a difficult task and we appreciate you taking the time to go through all of the entries.

Categories:

Foot - Pre-20th C. - Max: 40 figures, on either a single base, multiple bases, or in a movement tray.

Foot - 20th C. - Max: 40 figures, on either a single base, multiple bases, or in a movement tray.



Mounted - Max: 20 figures, on either a single base, multiple bases, or in a movement tray.

Vehicle - Min: 1 / Max: 3 vehicles on or off bases.

Soviet tank Brigade t34 minesweepers



German repair company



Fantasy & Sci-Fi - Max: 40 figures, on either a single base, multiple bases, or in a movement tray.

Open - Single Base - Anything which doesn't fit into the other categories, with a max base size of 100x100mm.  This could be a command base, a single figure, artillery base, etc.

Open - Army - Anything which is larger than the maximums in the other categories, so multiple units or a whole army.

If you're unsure which category to put your entry in, let us know what it is, and we'll point you in the right direction!

Rules  - Please Read!

- Firstly, all figures must be Pendraken.  Conversions are allowed, but only on our figures.

1. You must be a Forum member to enter, but other than that, everyone is welcome!

2. You may enter as many times as you like but each entry is only allowed 2 images (except for the 'Army!' category, see below).  We do not allow montage images anymore, just to keep a level playing field.  You can however edit your two images into a single file for the sake of uploading/hosting them.  If you have any difficulty posting pics, they can be emailed to Pendraken and we'll put them up for you.

3. The 'Open - Army!' category may have 5 photo's, as it's difficult to cover a whole army with just a single photo!

4. All entries must be your own work, and have not been entered into any online competitions before.

5. Entries should have been completed in the time since the last competition (February 2016), so we hope you've all been busy!

6. You can post WIP (work-in-progress) photos if you wish, but please create a new thread for these.  You can also post extra photos of your work elsewhere on the Forum.  These will not count towards your competition entry.

7. This year, the winners will be decided by the Forum members!  Once the closing deadline has passed, we'll put up a poll thread for each category where our members can vote on who they want to win.  The polls will close 7 days later and the winners will be announced.

8. Competition threads will be created on the opening date, purely for your entries.

9. Pendraken may use your pics in future promo/marketing, catalogue covers or web pics.  Entering gives your permission for your pics to be used.


And now the good bit, the prizes!  We don't have any third-party prizes this time around, so we've bumped up the prize pots instead!  The winners and runners-up in each category will now receive the following:

- The Winner of each category will receive £40 worth of Pendraken/Minibits credit!
- The Runner-Up of each category will receive £20 worth of Pendraken/Minibits credit!

So, key points:

Competition opens - July 1st!
Closing deadline - Midnight, July 31st!

There's still time to order any extra figures you need, so get your orders in to us asap to make sure they arrive in good time!

And that should be it, if there's any questions, let us know!

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6 Jun 2018

Barbarossa - Kicking in the Door

Barbarossa - Kicking in the Door

Barbarossa – Kicking in the Door…” is a wargames campaign covering the German invasion of the Soviet Union between June and September 1941. It is designed for games in which a stand represents a platoon, such as ‘Blitzkrieg Commander’, ‘Command Decision: TOB’, ‘A Fistful of Tows’, ‘Rapid Fire’ and others, including those which wargamers may have written themselves.

The system generates 150+ hours of gaming spread over 50+ individual battles which are fought over fifteen weekly campaign turns. Bookkeeping is kept to a minimum as players take command of four of the German panzer divisions spearheading the invasion or the Soviet tank and infantry forces opposing them. Straightforward German attacks will be interspersed with Soviet counterattacks, storming city outskirts, holding bridgeheads or trying to break through the fortifications of the Stalin Line. Each type of battle has its own terrain specifications, victory conditions, set up restrictions and likely opposition. Individual battles are reinforced regimental/brigade sized, with some battalions of each division selected to fight whilst others are rested.

In addition to managing the individual battles, however, the German player also needs to manage the campaign. Ever increasing Soviet resistance needs to be curtailed by encircling their forces. Such encirclements reduce the availability of ‘mobilisation points’ which the Soviet players use as currency to ‘buy’ greater or better equipped forces and fortifications with which the slow the German advance. A rapid, deep advance, however, will exact a heavy toll in attrition. Supply will also become a problem for the German players, limiting the numbers they can commit to battle and their artillery/air support.

The book also includes
  • a brief history of the campaign
  • background information (such as time and groundscale) useful in adapting the system to different sets of rules and some suggestions for additional optional rules
  • a system for generating table layouts for individual battles
  • a comprehensive set of Appendices covering
  • the Tables of Organisation and Equipment to both platoon and company level for all divisions and regiments involved
  • 42 colour terrain squares to assist in creating the terrain for individual battles
  • a worked example of the terrain generation system
  • a Campaign Quick Reference Sheet
  • an example Campaign Turn
  • a complete set of very quick play rules
  • a full colour A4 Campaign Map
  • “Barbarossa – Kicking in the Door…” is an ideal campaign for a club (with eight of more players for twelve or more three hour sessions) or one to be organised remotely, by e-mail, with shorter options available for fewer players or those with less time available.
For those who have purchased the author’s previous book of eastern front scenarios (Grey Steel, Red Storm) please note that around seven pages of history and background from that book are reproduced largely unchanged in Part One of this volume.

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