Classic Golden Demon: The Bretonnian Joust

Dave Andrews' Bretonnian Joust diorama 1996

I have always liked this jousting diorama, The Bretonnian Joust, by Dave Andrews which won the Open Competition in the 1996 Golden Demon awards. The level of detail is outstanding. There are hoof marks in the ground, created using clay. The manuscript on the back is handwritten.

Dave Andrews' Bretonnian Joust diorama 1996

Across the diorama are lots of figures adding to the story. The pavilion is made from foil, but is painted to look like cloth.

Dave Andrews' Bretonnian Joust diorama 1996

Some more photographs and details about the model can be found  here.

Flightdeck

The brilliant Dave Andrews made this fantastic diorama for Golden Demon and it won Gold if I remember correctly.

Dave Andrews' excellent Thunderbolt diorama, with a scratchbuilt Thunderbolt
Dave Andrews’ excellent Thunderbolt diorama, with a scratchbuilt Thunderbolt

This was before the time of the Forge World Thunderbolt and even before Forge World! Very clever and simple idea which works really well.

Another view.

Photographed at Warhammer World.

Warhammer Gate House

I am always impressed with the scenery that comes out from the Games Workshop Design Studio from the hands of such talented craftsman like Dave Andrews.

When such models are on display at GamesDay I do like to capture them with my camera and use the pictures for inspiration.

One such excellent model was this Warhammer Gate House which combined the Mighty Fortress and the  Watchtower.

Warhammer Gate House

On display at GamesDay 2007.

See more photographs of fantasy terrain and scenery.

Hold the line…

With Warhammer Historical available, GamesDay 2008 wasn’t just Fantasy and 40K, in Hall 1 there were a fair few historical wargames on show using the various Warhammer Historical rules. This is nothing new, last year we saw was Aly Morrison and Dave Andrews’ excellent World War One demonstration game.

Demonstrating The Great War rules were two games one set in Gallipoli and one in 1914. Here are two pictures from the 1914 game, with British infantry moving forward through a farm and a line of British Infantry about to open fire on the advancing German army.

Beautifully painted and modelled.

Scenery was not as nice as Dave’s but was still very well constructured and impressive.

You can see many more pictures of the historical wargaming on my website.

To see more pictures from GamesDay 2008 have a look at my GamesDay 2008 Gallery.

It wasn’t all Elves and Space Marines…

With Warhammer Historical available, GamesDay 2008 wasn’t just Fantasy and 40K, in Hall 1 there were a fair few historical wargames on show using the various Warhammer Historical rules. This is nothing new, last year we saw was Aly Morrison and Dave Andrews’ excellent World War One demonstration game.

Demonstrating The Great War rules were two games one set in Gallipoli and one in 1914. Here are two pictures of British Artillery about to open fire on the advancing German army.

World War One Artillery

Beautifully painted and modelled.

Scenery was not as nice as Dave’s but was still very well constructured and impressive.

You can see many more pictures of the historical wargaming on my website.

World War One Ruined Village

One of the games I enjoyed a lot at GamesDay 2007 was Aly Morrison and Dave Andrews’ excellent World War One demonstration game.

There was some fantastic scenery such as this ruined village.

Excellent stuff.

You can see many more pictures of the game on my website.

British WWI Artillery

One of the games I enjoyed a lot at GamesDay 2007 was Aly Morrison and Dave Andrews’ excellent World War One demonstration game.

Here we see a British heavy artillery piece, bombarding the German trenches.

Heavy British Artillery Gun
Heavy British Artillery Gun

You can see many more pictures of the game on my website.

Marching to war…

One of the games I enjoyed a lot at GamesDay 2007 was Aly Morrison and Dave Andrews’ excellent World War One demonstration game.

Here we see British Tommies (okay Scottish Highlanders you can tell from the kilts) marching down a road to the trenches.

Marching to war...

You can see many more pictures of the game on my website.