Sunday, October 19, 2008
But recently in a break from painting endless napoloeonics my 8th Army 20mm has risen from the ashes.
Bought some figs\vehicles from Skytrex,Brittani,SHQ and Frontline. Patched up some airfix vehciles and organised my infantry.
Pics to come.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Been doing some great painting and some great war gaming with Ion and James. Ion very kindly lets us game at his place due to the lack of time at weekends.
Last night Ion and I played a Breakout scenario from Scenario's for war gamers - it involves an Austrian raiding force trying to get out of a territory while the locals (German Allies) rally all troops to get some retribution.
Top - 24eme Chassuer arrive on the scene and survey the action - the next turn they charge the Austrian line who stayed in line and survived.......just. (some awful dice from me)
Bottom Left- The total view - Germans on all four flanks. The bulk of my force is stuck behind the bridge (river unfordable)
Bottom Right- The Westphalians take the river bank.
The game ended with an Austrian Victory as they managed to get most of their force away though I gave several units a good pasting.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Finally tidying up the Westphalian Guard Grenadiers and the 1eme Westphalian Cuirrassiers.
2emeSwiss and Saxe-Weimar Jager
4eme Swiss and Westpahalian Jager
Making and Painting my guns and limbers
My final lancer unit
And then tidying up everythnig else I have missed.
So all in all a good collection - 2 Grenadier, 1 Chasseur, 7 Line, 3 Light, 2 Cuirrassier, 2 Dragoon, 2 Lancer, 1 Chassuer and 4 guns.
is a campaign in the offing ?
Sunday, June 8, 2008
A poor pic (from my mobile) of game between James (Austrian) and myself (french) with Ion umpiring (as we were play testing some new rules). I lost the game but gave it a good crack - my plan was basically charge forward in column and not stop for anything.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Below are my Westphalian Chevaux Leger Lancier - the westphalians only had Chevaux Leger' so this unit didnt exist - but I have a surplus of lancer figures so I made them anyway. Horse still have to be finished.
Next is my British Officer from Redoubts "Last of the Mohican's" set. Still a little touchip needed.
My Illyrian leger bugler by Redoubt. Not a good photo, Redoubt Nappy figures are quite rough compared to Front Rank\Foundy but I quite like thier character.
My front rank Hessian ErbPrinz regt. My last posts have been calling them Prinz Wilhiem - I got a little muddled up. FR made a boo boo on my order and I received 16 voltigeurs instead of fusilier. So the fusiliers will ahve white plumes to ake them "fancy".
My last FR artillery officer - a little tidy up needed and then all I have to do is make the guns.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Another bad photo of my 4th Swiss Eagle Bearer
Sunday, March 30, 2008
27 Westphalian Guard Grenadiers (Mixture Foundry and some unknown figures off ebay)
27 Hesse-Darmstard "Erbprinz" Line Infantry (Front Rank)
27 Westphalian Line (Front Rank)
12 Westphalian 1st Cuirrassiers (Redoubt)
12 french-Indian Wars French Infantry (FR)
I have some pics of the line lancers buut forgot my camera.
Also need to sort out my Standards
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
paimted a Foundry Marshall and have also painted two Front Rank French line arty crews and started the Lancers - made a mistake on the saddles so need to clear that up but I have to say they look damn good.
Pics to follow.
Monday, January 7, 2008
Right - My new 25mm Redoubt Line Lancers - lead lances (aarrrgh) but I like the figures. I have never painted a lancer figure so this should be fun.Top: a Redoubt french artillery officer - I picked up two howitzers from Doug at Miniature Service centre during one of his specials - I also picked up two limbers which will suit the 30 or so limber horses I picked up off trademe
Left - Some new Indian War French from Redoubt. They almost look exactlly like Front rank Figures so will blend in easily. His musket and bayonet are extremely long - longer than the french lancers lance
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Like most of my projects I started with a hiss and a roar and then it petered out into a slight whimpering ha ha ha.
I am going to offload my WW2 1/72 stuff as after visiting my grandads grave I decided that I will never play Germans again.
I painted a load of CSA and they look alright - its easy to paint 1/72 figures- so easy in fact I did 4 regts in a day. They look quite good - they look similar to the figures I painted over 15 years ago.
I have picked up some more 25mm french dollies made by redoubt - compared to Front Rank and foundry they are quite small but I like the figures so I thought what the hell. I also picked up some old Hotspur french 25mm (they arent made anymore after the designer was killed in a bike accident)) to finally finish the brigade I started 15 years ago (Yikes)
The figures were 40% off through a contact in the US. The size compares to Hinchcliffe but have more detail and the poses are varied - I quite like them.
So I picked up 2 Line Bns (of 24 figures), 1 Voltigeur bn, 2 guns and 1 Line lancer Regt aswell as some various hincliffe and hospur figures to compliment existing ranges. So yes my army will have avast contrast of Front Rank giants next to smaller Redoubt but I like the variety.
I'll be bringing my camera in on Monday to add some pics (finally)
(I also added some more 15mm french from deflatermouse.)
Am off to the States on thursay so who knows what shops I will find over there.