Posts Tagged ‘British’

Review – Book, The Iron Division, The History of the 3rd Division 1809-1989

Posted on August 29th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Andy

Iron Division is an excellent little reference book on the 3rd Divisions History from 1809-1989 the first edition was published in 1978 and written by Robin McNish.  This review focuses on the revised edition, published in 1989.  In 1986 the …

Sharpe’s Standoff

Posted on August 26th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s nearing dawn in a Spanish village, and the French commander is interrogating a young lady, believed to be a spy for the nearby British. Little are they both aware of a daring rescue attempt being orchestrated outside by a certain Captain Sharpe.Fr…

Perry Desert Rats & some terrain

Posted on August 25th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Holiday is over so time to get back to the hobby and see what’s everybody been doing recently to get some fresh inspiration.Unfortunately I did not have many games over the last few months but I managed to get a platoon and some buildings done for our …

Wagon ROLL!!

Posted on August 25th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Afternoon all,As threatened the Bank Holiday has allowed some bonus brush-time whcih I’ve put to decent use finishing off an M3 Halftrack that I got for my birthday some weeks ago. Built and painted to go with my Commandos I’ve head-swapped the driver …

ORBAT – 1980s British BG, NATO Reinforcement Part 2, The Infantry Brigades

Posted on August 24th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Andy

In the late 1980′s the British Army purchased the AT105 Saxon APC and converted a number of light role infantry battalions to the Mechanised Wheeled role.  These units were part of 3 Infantry Brigades with reinforcement roles onto the contine…

The First VCs of The Great War: Lieutenant Maurice Dease and Private Frank Godley, 23rd August 1914

Posted on August 23rd, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

One hundred years ago today, on August 23rd 1914, the 4th battalion, Royal Fusiliers were ordered to defend the Nimy bridges, which were only a few kilometers from the main British force at Mons.By 10:00 that morning the British positions around the br…

Blitz Again

Posted on August 20th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

A 1940 scenario, with the familiar story of a German assault to try a split the French and British lines. Tony and Tel are the Germans, Jim is the defending British, with Mark as B.E.F. reinforcements and Matt as the French.Played out at 6mm and using …

Gatling Gun. Kartaczownica Gatlinga.

Posted on August 20th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Something new for my British for our big November game, a Gatling Gun from Perry’s:Coś nowego dla moich Brytyjczyków do naszej dużej listopadowej gry, kartaczownica Gatlinga od Perrych:

Hold the Town! – Peninsular Scenario

Posted on August 17th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

“¡Vamos, muchacos!”Tim and I had a highly entertaining battle at the Croydon venue this Saturday past. I came up with a scenario where my Spanish brigade (including my new Zaragossa Regiment. ¡Viva!) held the village and a vital road junction. The Fr…

Piechota Marynarki Wojennej – Sudan. Naval Brigade for Sudan.

Posted on August 7th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Pierwszy batalion z trzech, jakie zamierzam pomalować do naszej dużej gry na początku listopada. Figurki to oczywiście produkt braci Perrych. Następny batalion w drodze  to Sikhowie.First battalion ready from three planned to paint for our bi…

Sepoy Siege

Posted on August 5th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

A siege scenario as the British and their Sepoys try to force their way into a city before native reinforcements can turn up. Most of the game consisted of bombardment and digging defences. Jim as the defenders, Tel as the attackers.From Furness Wargam…

FoW Great War: Mitchell’s Marauders Part I: The Riflemen

Posted on July 28th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

We're going to talk a two part look at the Mitchell's Marauders box set (the upcoming 1500pt British box set for FoW Great War). First, we're going to look at the meat and potatoes of the set – the riflemen. In a later post, we'll look …

Württem-burglars Failed to Steal this One!

Posted on July 28th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Officer: “What do you mean you’ve left the bag marked ‘Swag’ behind?!”After a dalliance with the Dark Ages, it’s back to my true love; Napoleonics!In a rare appearance of late caused by family commitments, Andrew S. was at the club last Friday night wi…

Historicon Mid-War Doubles!

Posted on July 24th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

By Eric LauterbachLuke having out of control fun!!! Another great year at Historicon! The WWPD crew joined in the fun with 70 players in the doubles tournament.  The Mid-War event had each two man team playing roughly 1000 point companies, joined up …

Sudan – Getting There

Posted on July 21st, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

After a slow start, the summer painting has picked up again, though the stuffy heat plays havoc with e paint. As you may recall, I’m trying to finish off a few bits and pieces to round out each force and top of the list was a third command base for the…

Wherever I May Roam!!

Posted on July 20th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Heard that one on the radio yesterday and it’s still rattling around :) Brace yourself people, it’s a post with newly painted figures!! Yes, I know it’s been a while but I finally got a full afternoon in with the brush and finished off the armoured supp…

iNyezane – 22.01.1879

Posted on July 16th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Last Thursday we tried a new Black Powder supplement: Zulu War. Donald Adamson bring all the figures and most of the terrains with him. It was first time we used this rules for 15mm figures. We halfed all ranges for that game, with change sequence of t…

WWPD Sneak Peek: The Great War Pt II – Army Lists

Posted on July 16th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

The Great War takes the core Flames Of War game, and modifies it to better represent the fighting of 1918. In part II of our sneak peek into The Great War, we will dive more seriously into the two army lists and the rules that make them work.Read mor…

Sudan Stocktake: The British

Posted on June 30th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Like many of you, the summer has been playing havoc with hobby time, with the current football World Cup having me assembling minis in front of the choice games on TV. No bad thing really, I can do with a break every so often. I’ve been particularly e…

2nd Division Progress – 39th Foot

Posted on June 29th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Follow me!A long time between posts! Real life has been a bugger lately and there’s not been much time for hobby-related stuff, or, indeed, blogging.I’ve been chipping away at my British Peninsular War project, this time painting up the 39th Foot using…

Muskets & Tomahawks – big game pt 2. Muszkiety i Tomahawki – duża gra cz. 2.

Posted on June 23rd, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Another update, game played three weeks ago at Hugh. It will be very short report, as it was quite long time ago and I don’t remember all action taken during this game. Następne uaktualnienie, gra rozegrana trzy tygodnie temu u Hugha. To będzie …

Jolly Hockey Sticks!!

Posted on June 21st, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Hello people,With a day off I’ve actually managed to finish off painting a few bits. In descending order I present 2nd Lt Ponsonby-Smyth, Petty Officer Polyp and Cpl Spatchcock.Ponsonby-Smyth comes across as a typical member of the uniformed arist…

Preparing for Waterloo 200 – Battle of Quatre Bras

Posted on June 21st, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Anglo-Dutch commanders: (l to r) Prince of Orange (Paul), Duke of Brunswick (your humble correspondent!), Duke of Wellington (Pete E.), and Picton (Jim).Have you ever seen a more glum-looking bunch of wargamers? :-D In preparation for our big 200th anni…

Blimey!!

Posted on June 8th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Evening people,Just a quick Sunday post to show that I’ve actually managed a bit of brush-time this week, today in fact, and also to show off a recent purchase that’s provided far more geek-gasm than intended.Having slowly picked up a number of Bolt Ac…

Brace the T’Gallants, Splice the Yardarms and Cringe me Nurgles! Yaaarrrrr!

Posted on June 5th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

I’ve had this in my to-do pile since last October, and after seeing the fun had by the chaps at Little Wars playing Legends of the High Seas I thought it was time to start assembling her.I’ll be able to join in their shennanigans as well as adding a li…