Monday, 14 November 2011

Light Division Finally Finished

This is the Light Division at 1:20 for "General De Brigade" rules, although I suspect they'll see more action with "Black Powder".

3rd Cacadores
Ross's Battery
1st Cacadores
Brigade Deployed
Brigade Deployed

Sunday, 13 November 2011

I've nearly got a wargames room again

Well eldest daughter has fled the nest to her new home in Lancashire, so her room has to be put to some other use:-

I've nearly finished the last 6 cacadores for the Light Division that have been hanging around like a bad smell for months, so when they're based I'll stick the whole division on the table and take some pics.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Another Defeat.

A totally unbiased report of yet another stunning defeat at:-

I'm not bitter..........................................................

Monday, 19 September 2011

Black Powder & Bloody Religion

Being unable to wait any longer for the "Black Powder" Pike and Shot rules, I've come up with some ideas  in a format shamefully ripped off from the "Last Hussar's" Blenheim Palace variant. They aren't fully tested and I think I'll have to tweak some melee values, but  here's a PDF. I know there are some typos.

Last Hussar's site is here:-

Sunday, 11 September 2011

The Problem that is the Thirty Years War

So After having been told to get my finger out with this blog, I thought I'd better do something.
I've been interested in the TYW for years, but have never been able to find a set of rules that work for me. I'm hoping that either the Black Powder "Pike & Shotte" rules or "Victory Without Quarter" will fit the bill when they are published. Until then I've got a load of figs sitting collecting Dust. Here are some pics of my Swedish Army based and organised for FOG Renaissance. I need one more unit of Harquebusier types to complete it.
The picture of the artillery is a bit fuzzy, must have had the wrong specs on.
Most of the figures are Essex, although some of the cavalry are Minifigs. The bases are made from the 4mm hardwood strips that you can get from B&Q, Homebase, etc. cut with a small hobby table saw and flocked with Woodland Scenics ballast and turf.
Livonian Cuirassiers
Out of Focus Artillery
Commanded Shot
Red Brigade
Swedish Reiter
Black Brigade

Gustavus Rex
Blue Brigade
Yellow Brigade with the Blue Brigade lurking in the background

Thursday, 14 July 2011

No I haven't posted anything for a long time

But I have been painting. Might revisit this blog soon