Posts Tagged ‘Napoleonic’

Valutino Gora 1812.

Posted on July 4th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Few weeks ago Campbell finished his Napoleonic army of Wurttemberg (he got all units now!). We decided to celebrate it by putting them all on table. Angus bring some scenario and his Russians. He decided to refight the battle of Valutino Gora, fought o…

Conwy Wargames Club 15mm Peninsular Napoleonic

Posted on July 3rd, 2018 under , . Posted by

Mel hosted a 15mm Peninsular Napoleonic game which pitted French forces commanded by Mel against Allied British, Portuguese and Spanish force commanded by Dave.Based on a historical battle the French were all classed as unformed as they had been surpri…

The Pearl of the Antilles – Haitian Revolution AAR #4 Ambush

Posted on June 10th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

It’s been 6 months since the last outing, but slowly I have been reinforcing the numbers within the Haiti project to the point where I could field forces for at least two factions.This scenario takes us back to the very begining of the conflict and a…

An update of sorts – everything is stalled thanks to 4AT :)

Posted on June 9th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

To paraphrase Helmuth von Moltke, “No plan survives contact with the enemy Andrea Sfiligoi.” I had some splendid plans for my hobby time over the last few months, in a whole smatter of different scales. All have been stalled as I work away on a re…

Bucklers Hard Maritime Museum

Posted on June 8th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Sorry folks, more holiday photo’s and another Museum! I will get round to some actual gaming related posts shortly but for now I had to tell you about this great ‘hidden gem’ of a museum. I say hidden but by that I mean ‘hidden from me’ because when I …

Valance Time Tunnel

Posted on May 26th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

This weekend my local museum Valance House is holding a multi period living history event dubbed the Valance Time Tunnel. Its not a big event but the range and quality of the reenactment groups is very good and all the exhibitors were friendly and very…

von der Burg’s Patrol, 8th Magdeburg Dragoons

Posted on April 25th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Many, many, months after applying the first paint to them, I have finally finished my first, and I can assure you dear reader, my only, unit of 15mm Napoleonic cavalry – a single group of Prussian dragoons for Sharp Practice 2. These are beautifully sc…

Haiti Insurgent Command

Posted on April 22nd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Two posts in two days that’s not happened for a while it must be the warm weather.After several weeks I finally managed to push these off the production line for the Haiti project.I wanted to create a body of troops that had a hint of military gear abo…

Sharp Practice 2 deployment point

Posted on April 20th, 2018 under , . Posted by

After a bit of a hiatus in my Sharp Practice 2 1806 Prussian project, mostly caused by my dislike of paining 15mm Napoleonic cavalry (almost there…), I am back on the wagon. To start with, here is my deployment point. Not as fancy as many DPs I have …

General de Brigade battle of Dennewitz 1813

Posted on April 8th, 2018 under . Posted by

What a amazing game.  The picture of off the General de Brigade face book page.   I for one love to play and see large battles fought in 15mm.   Small skirmish battle for me should be played in 28mm.  Napoleonic’s is my fi…

Haitian project – Shock Markers

Posted on April 2nd, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

It seems like ages since something came off the painting production line, so I thought I would ease myself back into with some additional shock markers for the insurgent forces in Haiti. They are from Foundry’s Darkest Africa range, but will do the tri…

The rescue of Madame Biquette – Yet another desert outing….

Posted on March 24th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

With the mini-beast from the East blowing outside last Sunday, a chance to move to warmer climate for a few hours.The Emir had taken a number of ladies captive and was holed up in the compound at the end of town, Claude Canard was attached to the rescu…

Black Powder – Napoleon Old Guard

Posted on March 13th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Black Powder – another wargaming system from British Warlord Games. XIX century, Napoleonic Wars…  Today I would like to show you something completely different than Warhammer. Elite, experienced soldiers of Old Guard – the most precious unit in Napoleon’s army. Minis are casted in metal – good quality and solid level of details. I decided[…]

Dinant – the city of the mighty Citadelle, Leffe and Saxophones

Posted on March 12th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

The past weekend found Noshi and me in the walloon city of Dinant, for a bit of culture sniffling and a night away from home.Famous for it`s 19th century citadel fortress on top of the cliff to protect the bridge over the Meuse, and for being the birth…

Now back to the more sensible stuff.

Posted on March 10th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

After a few weeks diverted off into the realms of fantasy.I thought it was high time I got back to the serious gaming and pluging some of the gaps for Haitian Project.So far I have a number of units for the insurgent forces and also the Free Peoples ar…

Perry Miniature with released 1808-14 Spanish Napoleonic troop

Posted on March 8th, 2018 under , . Posted by

This is great for all the Sharp’s Practice gamersA Tapas of New Spanish releases!Alan has added 16 new codes to the Spanish Napoleonic range including firing lines, artillery, colonels and casualties. They are all available on our site now.Spanish Napo…

Town Planning

Posted on February 20th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

There is one thing that as miniature wargamers we cannot get away from – we all need terrain over which to fight. Luckily, we seem to be in a golden age for terrain. Gone are the days when we were forced to scratch build our battlefields from old…

Indian Kings

Posted on February 13th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Back to Maratha India in the Napoleonic era, but using ‘The Men Who Would Be Kings’ rules.A little early for the ruleset but still within the playable range. The club has already used these rules in a series of games organised by Dave M, but set in the…

Sharp Parctice 2 – The French in the Desert.

Posted on February 10th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

A little later than planned, the AAR from a month ago, nothing like a little sunshine when it’s forecasted to pour down over the weekend again…Many of the Egyptian encounters have been rather cluttered in terms of terrrain so I wanted to put on a gam…

Sharp Practice 2 – Ah, for Fuchs’ sake!

Posted on January 20th, 2018 under , . Posted by

I finally managed to get Kapitän Fuchs and his Prussian jäger on the table last night for a rather apocryphal game which saw my Prussians team up with some Austrians to try to destroy a wagon of gun powder protected by a column of Russians. Thanks…

Dresden 1813. Drezno 1813.

Posted on January 9th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

First game of the new year was Napoleonic, Over the Hills game, loosely based on the real battle of Dresden. Here we had the Saxon/Württemberg/Bavarian forces tried to take the city of Dresden defended by some French forces under command of prince Poni…

Haitian Reinforcements – No Porkies

Posted on December 16th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Finally another 6 Infantry limp off the paint table together with a much needed Big Man.These should serve to flesh out the units bringing each up 8 figures rather than the 6 currently in play.The Big Man is from Trent Minatures Insurgent pack and make…

Haitian Reinforcements – No Porkies

Posted on December 16th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Finally another 6 Infantry limp off the paint table together with a much needed Big Man.These should serve to flesh out the units bringing each up 8 figures rather than the 6 currently in play.The Big Man is from Trent Minatures Insurgent pack and make…

The Pearl of the Antilles – Haitian Revolution AAR #4 Hold the line.

Posted on December 9th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Painting and posting has slowed to a trickle but hopefully the Christmas period will give me that free time to get juices flowing and some of the back log cleared.Last weekend saw the Wyvern Christmas all dayer, we were a little thin on the ground but …

The Pearl of the Antilles – Haitian Revolution AAR #4 Hold the line.

Posted on December 9th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Painting and posting has slowed to a trickle but hopefully the Christmas period will give me that free time to get juices flowing and some of the back log cleared.Last weekend saw the Wyvern Christmas all dayer, we were a little thin on the ground but …