Heretical Gaming is my blog about my gaming life, featuring small skirmishes and big battles from many historical periods (and some in the mythic past or the far future too). The focus is on battle reports using a wide variety of rules, with the occasional rules review, book review and odd musing about the gaming and history. Most of the battles use 6mm-sized figures and vehicles, but occasionally 15mm and 28mm figures appear too.

Saturday 10 April 2021

Hobby Update 10 Apr 21

Not much hobby activity this week - it has been too cold and too busy for gaming - but  I have started to prepare some of my older 1/300, 6mm, 1/285 stuff for some re-painting (they are rather battered) and re-basing for big battle games.  Whilst doing this I discovered that I have a very wide variety of Shermans, most of which I am not sure of the manufacturer.  Can anyone help?

GHQ on the left (a Firefly, the other Shermans are on the gaming table at the moment), then Baccus...after that, not sure at all

Apart from this, I have been painting up a few bases of the 6mm Napoleonic Prussians from a new manufacturer, Grumbler Miniatures.  I thought they were rather nice.  They were a little smaller than Baccus and Adler I reckoned, and perhaps a little taller than Heroics and Irregular.  They don't have the same level of raised/exaggerated detail as the Baccus, but they were easy enough to paint.  They are especially appealing as the Napoleonic Prussians are the one Napoleonic range that Baccus hasn't got around to re-doing yet.  As ever, my painting and basing hardly does them justice, but they will look nice enough en masse, I reckon.



  1. Can't help out on the Shermans I'm afraid, but to me the Prussians look fine and at arms length, all figures begin to look the same to me!

    1. Thanks Steve. I am sure the Prussians will slide right into the existing army without being too obtrusive.

  2. I have been keeping an eye on the Grumbler models and like their proportions.