Sunday, 27 December 2009
On to other projects - well Firestorm Armada from Spartan Games has caught my eye, so with Christmas pressie money 1 rule book purchased and awaiting delivery. I also managed to dig out 10 old space craft that I think came form Ground Zero games many years ago, probably have to check their website to see what types they are. They'll do for trying out the rules.
Sunday, 20 December 2009
Monday, 23 November 2009
On the painting front, been touching up my GNW Saxons, many of these were painted about 15-20 years ago (my first historical army), the figures are all Dixon's and in need of some TLC.
Friday, 13 November 2009
Sunday, 8 November 2009
Friday, 30 October 2009
Thursday, 29 October 2009
I've also purchased a number of 6mm buildingds to add to a couple that have been lying around the club for a few years. The intention is to base 2-3 buildings on each CD and use as villages for fighting the games on.
Monday, 19 October 2009
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
M10 tank Hunter platoon
Armoured recon platoon
M3 Half tracks inc dismounted machine guns
Armoured rifle company
The figures used are predominately Battlefront, though a few Skytrex models are mixed in, especially among the vehicles.
My Fallschirmjaeger platoon
German armour, Tigers, Panthers and PzIV's
Some Marder II's picked up off ebay
Most of these should be used in this Thursdays club game, supporting some of Jon's German armour and panzergrenadiers.
Friday, 2 October 2009
The clubs latest battle fizzled out into a hard fought draw, with the French still struggling to get over the bridges. This coming we week we'll be having a change and playing some flames of War, need to dust down my American armoured infantry. It should see the debut of Toms Brit paratroopers if he manages to get the bases finished. I'll try and post some pics of my FOW units over the weekend.
Friday, 25 September 2009
scenery base of trees I menioned in the last post
French infantry and artillery advance
French cavalry approach
Imperial defenders hold up the French advance
French troops mass to cross the river
Imperial artillery covers the river
This battle should conclude at next weeks club night, Their is now significant pressure on the Imperialist right wing after French cavalry uncovered a ford. The Imperial centre also is looking slightly vulnerable as French artillery has eventually been brought forward ably supported by massed infantry.
Friday, 18 September 2009
Speaking of the club we are currently playing a game of BLB, Imperials against French. I'll post some pics next week if I remember to take the camera. So far the imperial cavalry has had the worst of it against their french opponents (it wasn't very pretty).
On the scenery front I havebeen creating small wooded areas, I find old CD's make perfect bases with a couple of trees cover in polyfilla and sand and once dry coat with some wood varnish and add static grass, pretty pleased with the results so far.
Sunday, 6 September 2009
Friday, 28 August 2009
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
In the meantime painting is on hold as I am going to start building the card sets from Miniature wargaming for Waterloo.
Sunday, 23 August 2009
First up - Bayreuth Dragoons
Swabian - Hohenzollern Dragoons
Saturday, 22 August 2009
I do have a number of issues with the OOB that I have in that it gives 4 Swabian cavalry units, 3 dragoon and 1 cuirassier. Much to my chagrin the other info I have stats they only had 3 regiments of cavalry, 2 cuirassier and 1 dragoon. Bit of a poser this.
I have managed to track down uniform details for the rest of the force and started to paint up a few units. I already have the Hohenzollen and Bayreuth dragoons as well as the Baden-Baden and Ansbach infantry battalions. I'll post some pics when I get the chance.
Sunday, 16 August 2009
I have added a couple of links from the Baccus site which details the uniforms of the Swabian and Franconian Circle force.
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
This week at the club me and Jon are planning another large game of Lily Banners, hopefully a couple of other club members will help out as well as my 2 nephews who seem keen on wargaming at the moment