Friday, 25 September 2009


I've just added some pics of the current game at the club. It is an encounter scenario with French vs Imperialist. The French need to cross the river before the Imperials can stop them. After two days of gaming it looks like the Imperialists have recovered well after their cavalry on the right wing was heavily mauled by the French.

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

Quick Update

just a quick update on what I have been doing since the last posting. I've started to paint up some War od Spanish Succession Danish troops for my nephew for his birthday. I have managed to paint up 1 battalion with 3 more to do. In the future I hope to add a couple of cavalry squadrons and some artillery to give him a nice small force to join in the games at the club.

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

Flames of War

After going through my camera I came across a number of pictures of some games of 'Flames of War' played at the local club

Pol Lentia - Alcudia

While on my holidays I came across the roman ruins of Pol lentia in Alcudia Majorca. Totally unexpected for me, considering where I live is in easy reach of Hadrians wall, Chester fort, Housesteads, Segedunum to name a few.

Pol Lentia was founded following the conquest of the island by the consul Qintus caecilius Metellus in 123BC. it underwent large urban development between the 1st century BC and 3rd century AD partially due to its strategic location. It became the most important city in the Balearics during the Roman period. Ive added a few photos that i managed to take before I had to retreat to the shade. Unfortunatly I didn't get a chance to visit the museum which contains 2 1/100th scale models of the site. i must admit the visit to the site has got me in the mood to dust doen my Late Roman army, I'll possibly post some pictures of them in the future.