Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Prussians based

Finished basing latest batch of Prussians this evening. One Lassalle type unit of Prussian Line Infantry 7th West Prussian Regiment 1st Battalion (Black Hat figures). Also a Shako unit (ie 12 figs) 4th Battalion 7th West Prussian using the painted figures I bought (manufacturer unknown and 90% re-painted !) at Warfare along with 4 bases of Jager and a Lasalle unit of Foot Artillery (again don't know which figure range ?).

First unit of Old Glory Grenadiers now on painting table.

Photos bit underlit as usual

7th West Prussian Regiment 1st Battalion

Foot Artillery

Shako sized unit


Last but not least some finished Battlezone buildings

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Some painting amidst the rule-fest

Managed to get some painting done today. Finished off another unit of Black Hat Prussian Line Infantry and touched up (oh er missus....) a few painted Prussians I bought at Bring & Buy at Warfare (no idea what manufacturer they are from) including more Line Infantry a few Jager and a unit of 4 Guns. Also finished a few Battlezone buildings I bought as well.  Hope to get them based this week.

Very poorly lit iPhone pics (will get better pics once based)

Oh well just another 120 or so Prussians to go, plus the British AWI army plus Russian and British Adler 6mm (bought at Warfare 2009 & 2010 respectively !!) plus some nice WW2 15mm Late War British from Forged in Battle line oh and a bunch of 10mm Malburians. Not much if I say it quickly and enough to keep me going to next years Warfare !!

Almost forgot my father is buying me Kampfgruppe Normandy rules for Christmas (whilst on half-price offer at Warhammer Historical site)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Yet more.......................

These arrived today in post (an early Christmas present from my brother) and jolly nice they are too, no matter that I have not yet finished a single Battalion of my British AWI forces which were obtained end of last July !! or indeed that I have not yet tried the Peter Pig Washingtons Army rules I bought for the period !!

Also just ordered these as well !! :-)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

DBMM Turgesh vs Sui Chinese

Played another DBMM game today at Stephens as practice for our up coming trip across the border to Cork for Munster competition (28 & 29th January). Not sure what army to take for the 'themed' 473AD- 1073AD period but thought I would try another version of the Central Asian Turks. Interesting game with my use of ambush and a delayed command (although trying to work out how it came on was a bit of nightmare !). The Sui managed to set up in the inevitable 'terrain fort' for their BowX and their Regular status allowed a potent on table flank march by their KnX command. In contrast the Turks had woeful Pip dice (especially the CICs who rolled relentless 1's !!) throughout. I used an all mounted version (only Psiloi as foot) but think that at Munster a command of some form of foot might be better to contest rough going. Regular Avars with Slav subjects or Irregular Early Bulgars with KnF and Slavs both options that appeal.
Turks set up

Sui advance along the valley

Turk CinC command

Tibetan ally in center

Turks stuck with no Pips to deploy

Sui Cataphracts and Light Horse march onto Turk right flank
(delayed Turk command later came on behind this but moves very restricted as it turns out)

Turks approach the wall of bows

CinC still stuck (only one column able to move to support right flank)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Warfare 2011

Attended Warfare show at Reading this weekend with 3 mates (yes I do have that many !) and a damn fine time had by all. New attendee this year was Stephen Pollock who on entry to show on Saturday morning was the proverbial 'kid in sweetie shop', I haven't seen a face of such excitement and delight since my young lad on a Christmas morn of yore !! Usual heady mix of trade stands, demo games (seemed to more than usual ?) and competition games.
Trade area seemed very busy on Saturday (no idea how it worked out for traders)

I of course bought nothing.................................................................................................................(only plausible if you don't check bottom of this post)

Some iPhone pics

Competition area

Armati demo game

Black Powder Napoleonic game in 15mm

Impressive 6mm Battle of Cambrai using Great War Spearhead

Lost Battles demo using miniatures with author

28mm WWII game with impressive jungle terrain

Demo game of War & Conquest Ancients

SYW in 15mm using Warfare In Age Of Reason

Poor pic of a very nice 28mm ACW game

More 28mm Ancients using Clash Of Empires this time

A very nice 28mm WWII skirmish game using Rules Of Engagement

Cant recall details of this, I think a dark age skirmish ? 

Wild West shoot out and nice to see budding gamers

A really nice terrain set up for a Blitzkrieg Commander WWII game in 15mm

A large Pirate game

A big (in every way !) Napoleonic game using 54mm kit and Black Powder on a huge table, I think this may have won best in show ?

Battle Of Newbury in 15mm using FOGR rules (Nice to see these in use for non-competition game)

As per usual the Brittain brothers unable to hack the pace 

My haul hard to believe this is £300+ worth ! I reckon we spent about £1100+ between us four loons  
When I am going to paint the new lead collection is quite beyond me