18th Century combat

18th Century combat

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October 16th Game Day pics

I went off and totally forgot my camera so we have Dave Cooper to thank for these photos.  I'll try and narrate what you are looking at.  This is a continuation from our game two months ago.

This is on the French right where the two brigades were able to push off the Imperial and Dutch contingent.  One of the brigades had 2 battalions of the Picardie regiment which helped when the Dutch side had 2 battalions of their Guard.  So this side for the French did great. 

Here on the French left we have a totally different story.  One brigade of French and 1 brigade of Bavarians could not stop 1 brigade of Imperials and 1 brigade of Brits.  The French brigade (yours truly in command) pretty much vaporized in front of the Imperials while the Bavarians, although giving a good account of themselves to the Brits, felt that discretion was the better part of valor and eventually retreated back in somewhat good order.

Now on the cavalry action.  This will be a bit hard to describe so I'll put the pics out with just a few comments.

The Good Guys!

The Good Guys taking it too the Bad Guys (at least for a short time anyway)

A different angle of the same combat.

The Evil Bad Guys moving up more units

One of the Good Guys getting a send off celebration from a Bad Guy unit (at least it wasn't from the backside)

The Evil Bad Guy commander of their cavalry!  Actually he's very nice young man and a great gamer.

That's all for now.  I'm sure some of you will ask about what rule set we're using.  This is a home grown set loosely based on Fire and Fury but it has a very nice period feel to it.

We're having a 15mm WWII 1939 game in November and this time I'll try to remember to bring the camera!

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Le Roi unit now ready and new command bases too

I finished up the 'new' unit I was working on and thought I'd post some pics of it before we game on the 16th.  The bases are finished up, name plate is on the back, flags & finials are done so it is ready to go.

Next, I've been working on making some command bases.  My idea is to have a 3 figured base for each player to represent themselves on the table.  Each command base will have it's own colored flag with whatever devices are appropriate for that nation or side in the game to have.  I'm working on the French first and I've got a couple done.  But what I want to do after I've made up enough of these is to have our brigade command bases done up in a similar but smaller setting.  On those I would put just 2 figures, a mounted commander and either mounted standard bearer or foot.  Either would work for infantry and cavalry or I could have the two mounted be for cav only.  The flag with the brigade command base will match the color of the larger command base but obviously the brigade flag will be smaller to better match up with the smaller base.  I thought it would be an interesting way to show the brigade commanders under their overall general and of course there are more flags on the tabletop which is always nice.  So without any further jabbering on my side - here are the pics so far.

I cannot take credit for painting the kettledrummers on either base.  The first one you see was done by Big Battalions (Thailand) and the second was done via the painting service available through Ioannis in Spain.  Both are beautifully done and I hope some day to be able to paint that well.  The flags were all done by The Flag Dude.  I created the images, just a blank field and I put the fleur-de-lis on it, and then he then made up the flag in the color I wanted.  I've got the brigade flags for the white and blue but I've still yet to paint up the figures for them.

As always comments and suggestions are welcome.  Thank you for stopping by and looking.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Cologne Foot Guard for the WSS

I thought I had posted some pics of this unit here but I guess I didn't.  So here they are.  Someone on TMP asked about the uniform of this unit so I gave them the information and linked them to my blog.  Here are a couple of pics.  I'll try to take more if you would like.  Just let me know.

You may notice that the Colonel's color is upside down!  Yes, I did that all by myself.  I do plan on replacing it as soon as I can.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Additional Photos from OTSN - 54mm show

Next I'm going to show you some REAL armor - WWII armor in 54mm.  Now this would be fun to game with!

Next is the same tank but in a different format

Notice the nice self-propelled in the background too.  Here's another view of this tank.

and now for something completely different - an American tank!

Now I want to show you some of the WWI figures and tanks that are out in 54mm.  Amazing stuff.  As with everything here, the pictures do not do these figures justice.  They are more beautiful in person.

Really neat stuff.

Next will be a couple of pictures of the HMS Victory, with crew IN 54MM!!!!!  Figarti is the company that makes this ship and it is amazing to see up close.  They brought 6 with them to the show and sold all of them but you can have yours delivered to your home for ONLY the meager amount of $6500.

The ship is 5 1/2ft long and 4 1/2ft tall.  Ok, I'm ready, let's do some age of sail gaming.

 Next are some more pics of what Figarti can do.  They go over the top for really BIG pieces.  You'll see a train with a tank on a railcar, a railgun, and a Russian tank driving through a building.  Please take this sitting down in case it is too much for you to see all at once.

Please remember that any figures you see - on the train, the railgun, or around the tank are 54mm in size.  This will give you an idea of the overall proportions of what you are looking at.

These next few are for you Napoleonic fans.  These are from a new 54mm company called First Legion.  I think you'll enjoy these.

I saw a few Aztecs and they were very colorful

Finally, these last pics are from the biggest company in collectible 54mm figures - King and Country.  I'll let you enjoy them as the pics speak for themselves.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did.