Posts Tagged ‘Napoleonic’

British rear guard action.

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

Friday night saw us play a Rear Guard game using our 28mm Napoleonics.Nothing too special in the setup, French attacking and outnumbering the Brit’s 2:1 andthe British controlling a pass through the hills. The British setup most of their troops on…

Napoleonic Peacocks, Popinjays and Dandies (part 5) The finished vignette

Posted on November 22nd, 2014 under , . Posted by

For those that have not been following this through the week, if you want to see the individual figures before they got to this stage please see the previous posts this week. click the page tab at the bottom of this post.Right onto the finished vignett…

Taking the rough with the smooth

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

Well good readers I can confirm that I am definitely on my way back up, the black dog has for now apparently finished hungrily dining on my mind. instead it is more of light snacks, which are much easier to deal with. Until next time of course, but tha…

Napoleonic Peacocks, Popinjays and Dandies (part 4)

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

Today I present the last two figures that are ready to join the vignette.First up is a Neapolitan ADC, sourced from the information in one of my new PDF’s from the History bookman. Link on the right.I apologise for the picture quality, it seems the blu…

Napoleonic Peacocks, Popinjays and Dandies (part 3)

Posted on November 19th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Well if you are going to slap colour into a vignette as I have been doing you also need a balancing factor to give it so cohesiveness. This means that part of the base has to be subtle, but still detailed enough to give you a focal point and set the sc…

Napoleonic Peacocks, Popinjays and Dandies (part 2)

Posted on November 18th, 2014 under , . Posted by

So yesterday saw me continue working on the vignette, but before I show the next figure I thought it might be a good idea to show the image that inspired the first figure in the vignette.As you will see I had to use a little artistic license on my own …

Napoleonic Peacocks, Popinjays and Dandies (part 1)

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

Well I am progressing nicely and almost feel back to my old self in most aspects of life so I have been continuing with my clearout of all the unpainted 28mm Napoleonic figures I have. Painting them up and selling them to raise funds for my new 15mm co…

Maybe a little controversial but !

Posted on November 14th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

I will come right out and state that I mean no offence to anyone regardless of their skill set with this post, it is just an opinion that I have been discussing with my good friend Kevin and wondered if we were alone in this train of thought.The whole …

Rediscovering a lost Treasure and finding more – The revised works of W J Rawkins reviewed

Posted on November 10th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Back in the mists of time when I was a younger incarnation of what I am today. Just starting out on my lifelong journey of playing with toy soldiers, I used to collect all manner of reference books as money permitted at the time. Those I could not affo…

Back to Napoleonics

Posted on November 2nd, 2014 under , . Posted by

Well the last couple of weeks have seen minor progress, since making the decision to switch from 28mm back to 15mm Napoleonics. I have been able to focus on some loose ends and get them completed.I had 3 battalions of Napoleonics that were all being wo…

It’s Been a while !!!

Posted on October 9th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Well I do hope you are all well and ready for a proper post from me after the last few weeks of nothingness.I am recovering but not as fast as I hoped but I have been tinkering in the background working on several projects. Today I have completed worki…

Amazing Waterloo Diorama

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

This is an amazing diorama of the Battle of Waterloo by Andre’ Rudolph in Germany. Waterloo is an iconic battle that every wargamer thinks about playing sooner or later.  Andre’ sent me a message and some pictures of his wonderful project…

Saved by wind (Pt. 1). Ocaleni przez wiatr (cz. 1)

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

Some time ago I have finished my British and French ship for Napoleonic naval warfare. However since this time I have never used them in game. The Kiss, Me Hardy rules are very popular in our club so few weeks ago we agreed to play a large game. The ga…

Warbases Wednesday #26 – Needle in a haystack

Posted on August 27th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Last week I eluded to some works in progress that have been in the wings of my workbench, amoung the many projects I have to complete for Martin and Diane.This week I can reveal the full range of master models that I shall be taking with me to Partizan…

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…

The Adventures of Claude Canard – Episode 4 – Canard’s Rifles

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

After the bloody affair at El Wetti Ensign Claude Canard and his Friend and mentor Ensign Côtelettes de Mouton of the French Sloop “Le Vendeen” has become separated from the main French body.Cresting a sand dune they are shocked to see a large body o…

Napoleonic French Line Horse Artillery

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

Been working on these guys on and off for the past month or so.Figures and guns are from Front Rank.   It’s not that obvious in the photos but I have painted the sabretaches differently for each gun crew.One gun crew is for the 3rd Regiment a…

Recent Books

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

Vexillia

I’ve mainly been reading non-fiction for the last few weeks and I finally got round to yet more of the my “to be read sometime” pile. Since June I have read: Here’s my one sentence reviews: “The Longest Siege” reads very well indeed covering the…

New Plans

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

Now then,Its been a while since I updated the old blog, so I thought I would update it with what ive been up to recently. Well, first of all, alot of painting. Namely 6mm sci/fi stuff, Space marines and Tau shenanigans mostly. I have a few to finish of…

Wargaming Overload Part 3

Posted on August 13th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

In addition to the ACW and ancients games I mentioned yesterday I’ve also played some Napoleonics and WW2 games.Having made a start on assembling two 15mm Napoleonics forces 18 months ago I decided it was time to finish them up and finally get a game u…

Battle of Bayreuth 1809

Posted on August 4th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

A couple of weeks ago I joined some of the Rejects in Posties Shed-o-War for a Napoleonic game. It was good game (even though my side lost badly) and as usual I shot loads of photos. Since then I haven’t had time to sort through the pictures and write …

Maratha Maul

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

The ‘Road to Waterloo’ rules get a reprise and numerous modifications for use in the Indian theatre where numerous British Generals (and fictional Riflemen) cut their teeth. In this trial run a small force of elite British, Sepoy and the not …

Francuskie okręty liniowe. French Ships of the Line.

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

Kolejny ukończony projekt, który od dłuższego czasu zalegał w mojej szufladzie. Na początku tego roku wziąłem udział w konkursie malarskim forum Strategie (w obecnym też wziąłem udział, ale o tym napisze w innym miejscu). Mój okręt HMS B…

French Dragoons.

Posted on July 6th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Gained these Front Rank dragoons from Chris ( a member of the Southern Strategists) a few weeks back. They were already painted by someone unknown. The basing was rather rough, some sort of filler right up to the horses knees! The green coats were a gl…

Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 128 – Operation Market Larden 2 & Flintloque

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

Download Episode 128 Welcome to Episode 128  of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast   In this show, I am joined by Mike Hobbs & Mike Whitaker, and chat about our recent visit to the home of Wyvern Wargamers for the ‘Operation Market L…