Posts Tagged ‘Napoleonic’

Paint Table Sunday – The Army of Toussaint Louverture

Posted on September 10th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The recent ACW big bash is distracting me with thoughts of a few “extra” mini’s to stem the Northern tide. However I am resisting the urge to paint these extra’s at least until I have the completed the main forces for the Haiti project.Following on fro…

Paint Table Sunday – The Army of Toussaint Louverture

Posted on September 10th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The recent ACW big bash is distracting me with thoughts of a few “extra” mini’s to stem the Northern tide. However I am resisting the urge to paint these extra’s at least until I have the completed the main forces for the Haiti project.Following on fro…

Royal Welch Fusiliers (23rd Foot) Museum – Volunteers and Militia

Posted on September 7th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I found this section very interesting. I love the names of the different volunteers raised e.g. Snowdon Rangers. My photos are not great as the area was poorly lit but I suspect this was to preserve the uniforms and the flag.

Royal Welch Fusiliers (23rd Foot) Museum – Napoleonic period

Posted on September 7th, 2017 under , . Posted by

A great section on the Napoleonic period. I didn’t remember that the regiment had captured an Eagle. They received it when the French surrendered at Martinique in 1809.Something I did miss from my youth was the 1/72 diorama of the storming of Badajoz. …

The Pearl of the Antilles – Haitian Revolution AAR #1Cold Steel.

Posted on August 28th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

August 1791 Bosou Delaroo had been hiding out in the foot hills above Limbe having slipped his chains a few months earlier, his name was published in the wanted pages of the Gazette Generale de Saint-Domingue but no one came looking as the weeks went o…

The Pearl of the Antilles – Haitian Revolution AAR #1Cold Steel.

Posted on August 28th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

August 1791 Bosou Delaroo had been hiding out in the foot hills above Limbe having slipped his chains a few months earlier, his name was published in the wanted pages of the Gazette Generale de Saint-Domingue but no one came looking as the weeks went o…

Reinforcements for the front.

Posted on August 27th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Nothing like a little game time pressure to get the painting queue moving. With barely 2 hours before the first outing another batch of troops come off the production line. Once again these are Trent Miniatures from their Caribbean range they are liste…

Reinforcements for the front.

Posted on August 27th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Nothing like a little game time pressure to get the painting queue moving. With barely 2 hours before the first outing another batch of troops come off the production line. Once again these are Trent Miniatures from their Caribbean range they are liste…

Indian Guns

Posted on August 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

A return trip to Maratha India, as Matt advances with his ‘Road to Assaye’ project, to recreate Wellington’s Toughest Battle.

A converted version of Impetus Baroque advanced in time to the Napoleonic Era, this was its first outing in 28mm. Matt gets to reuse some of his crusader era Arabs as Levy, but the vast majority of troops are new to the field.


A massed array of Indian Guns, much more massive than any of the regular artillery available to the Europeans of this era. Behind these guns, are the Infantry of varying quality, with Elephants (of unknown quality) and Elite Cavalry on their right flank.

The British lead force of the East India Company is low in Cavalry and Artillery. The infantry units are mostly Sepoys, tasked with assaulting up the centre, with some British regular units on the right.

The Sepoys used a convenient hillock to hide from much of the artillery and a patch of rough terrain to try and cover their flank from the oncoming Indian cavalry.

The initial cavalry encounter did not come off well for the British as the quality of the fresh Indian cavalry was too much and the British squadron was forced off the field.

The British were the first foot troops to engage the enemy, charging the guns on the right, inflicting damage but being repulsed. The Indians then try and counter attack but come off the worst.

The Indian Rocket Camels didn’t inflict much damage to the advancing Sepoys but did slow them down, delaying engagement with the main bank of Artillery on the Left.

So the game winds down with not much activity on the Indian Right or Centre, but with the Left looking considerably weaker after the repulsion of the Indian cavalry by the British, and a follow on charge dislodging the covering rockets and infantry, with the British Infantry on the right getting ready for a second crack at breaking the Infantry.

Indian Guns

Posted on August 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

A return trip to Maratha India, as Matt advances with his ‘Road to Assaye’ project, to recreate Wellington’s Toughest Battle.

A converted version of Impetus Baroque advanced in time to the Napoleonic Era, this was its first outing in 28mm. Matt gets to reuse some of his crusader era Arabs as Levy, but the vast majority of troops are new to the field.


A massed array of Indian Guns, much more massive than any of the regular artillery available to the Europeans of this era. Behind these guns, are the Infantry of varying quality, with Elephants (of unknown quality) and Elite Cavalry on their right flank.

The British lead force of the East India Company is low in Cavalry and Artillery. The infantry units are mostly Sepoys, tasked with assaulting up the centre, with some British regular units on the right.

The Sepoys used a convenient hillock to hide from much of the artillery and a patch of rough terrain to try and cover their flank from the oncoming Indian cavalry.

The initial cavalry encounter did not come off well for the British as the quality of the fresh Indian cavalry was too much and the British squadron was forced off the field.

The British were the first foot troops to engage the enemy, charging the guns on the right, inflicting damage but being repulsed. The Indians then try and counter attack but come off the worst.

The Indian Rocket Camels didn’t inflict much damage to the advancing Sepoys but did slow them down, delaying engagement with the main bank of Artillery on the Left.

So the game winds down with not much activity on the Indian Right or Centre, but with the Left looking considerably weaker after the repulsion of the Indian cavalry by the British, and a follow on charge dislodging the covering rockets and infantry, with the British Infantry on the right getting ready for a second crack at breaking the Infantry.

Chasseurs Ste Domingue – Trent Miniatures

Posted on August 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

After what seems like weeks, finally some paint time and some extra’s for the Haitian Project a small skirmish unit of Chasseurs Ste Domingue from Trent Miniatures.As these forces begin to take shape I have been thinking about how I might pull the vari…

Chasseurs Ste Domingue – Trent Miniatures

Posted on August 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

After what seems like weeks, finally some paint time and some extra’s for the Haitian Project a small skirmish unit of Chasseurs Ste Domingue from Trent Miniatures.As these forces begin to take shape I have been thinking about how I might pull the vari…

Forager Napoleonic skirmish rules launch on Kickstarter

Posted on August 18th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

In Episode 224 of the Podcast, we spoke to Adrian McWalter of Stand To Games about his new set of Napoleonic skirmish rules: Forager Adrian and Quinton have just launched a kickstarter project to help fund the production of the game – full details can be found here. The project is running until Friday October 13th, with a funding goal of £4,500. Delivery of the project is scheduled for December 2017. In addition to the rules themselves, Stand To Games is offering the first in a range of 28mm figures for the game. There are a dozen figures included in the initial project – six British and six French, with stretch goals adding Spanish Guerillas to a kickstarter exclusive Guerilla Leader. £9 will secure you a pledge for one of the two figure sets, whilst the ‘rules only’ pledge is £16. £34 gives you the rulebook and both sets of miniatures.Filed under: Crowdfunding Tagged: Historical Gaming, Napoleonic

Shiver me timbers matey

Posted on August 17th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

After summer holidays it was time for some naval action, this time with David Manley’s rather spiffing Form Line of Battle rules. Three ships a side, Swedes against Russians. Fun and furious game, but it might make sense to adjust the boarding rules to make it even more difficult to grapple and board enemy ships. […]

Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 224 – Forager

Posted on August 13th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Download Episode 224 Welcome to Episode 224 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast   The Meeples & Miniatures crew get together once again to talk about what they have been up to, which this week includes Conan, Dungeon Saga, Lion Rampant, Lord of the Rings miniatures and I Ain’t Been Shot Mum For the feature part of our show, we chat with rules author Adrian McWalter about his upcoming Napoleonic skirmish rules – Forager – which launch on Kickstarter on the 18th August 2017 We hope you enjoy the show. Stand To Games – Forager Caption competition! Please enter your captions to us using the title “Under the desk caption competition” to [email protected] Closing date 31st August 2017. Two winners will win either the Wild West or Black Powder variant of A Fistful of Lead, which is reviewed here. If you enjoyed this episode of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast, you may want to become a supporter of the show, Details can be found on our Donate page, or you may want to visit our Patreon page.Filed under: Meeples & Miniatures Tagged: Napoleonic

Poles everywhere, 15mm

Posted on August 11th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Hi guysFinished these AB Poles on commission, all comments [email protected]

Poles everywhere, 15mm

Posted on August 11th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Hi guysFinished these AB Poles on commission, all comments [email protected]

Battle of Quatre Bras at the Claymore Wargames show

Posted on August 7th, 2017 under . Posted by

This is from one of the facebooks pages I follow.  Had to post these amazing pictures by Chris Johnson. Unfortunately the Show was in Edinburgh  for me..  Enjoy.The Border Reivers Wargames Society played a demo game at the Claymore Warga…

Battle of Quatre Bras at the Claymore Wargames show

Posted on August 7th, 2017 under . Posted by

This is from one of the facebooks pages I follow.  Had to post these amazing pictures by Chris Johnson. Unfortunately the Show was in Edinburgh  for me..  Enjoy.The Border Reivers Wargames Society played a demo game at the Claymore Warga…

Back to playing Napoleonic’s

Posted on August 2nd, 2017 under . Posted by

Last night Anton put together a Spanish vs French battle in Spain.  The object for both sides was to capture the pass.  The rule we used was Blackpowder.  These rules can get confusing.  But having Kris and Joe the rules experts the…

Back to playing Napoleonic’s

Posted on August 2nd, 2017 under . Posted by

Last night Anton put together a Spanish vs French battle in Spain.  The object for both sides was to capture the pass.  The rule we used was Blackpowder.  These rules can get confusing.  But having Kris and Joe the rules experts the…

Perry Brother refight the battle of Mandara

Posted on August 2nd, 2017 under . Posted by

Had to share these amazing pictures of the battle of the Perry Brother face book page.  Great reference for painting Napoleonic figures.  Plus their terrain table makes me crying.  Hope you enjoy the pictures are much as I did.  Below is their page. 



Mandara 13th March 1801
Aboukir Bay was played on Friday morning at Alan’s. After a leisurely lunch we were joined by Aly Morrison and then all adjourned to Michael’s with all the figures and some of the terrain from Aboukir. Alan had set up most of the field for Mandara couple of days before so in an hour we were ready to go again, this time with more troops on both sides.






Perry Brother refight the battle of Mandara

Posted on August 2nd, 2017 under . Posted by

Had to share these amazing pictures of the battle of the Perry Brother face book page.  Great reference for painting Napoleonic figures.  Plus their terrain table makes me crying.  Hope you enjoy the pictures are much as I did.  Below is their page. 



Mandara 13th March 1801
Aboukir Bay was played on Friday morning at Alan’s. After a leisurely lunch we were joined by Aly Morrison and then all adjourned to Michael’s with all the figures and some of the terrain from Aboukir. Alan had set up most of the field for Mandara couple of days before so in an hour we were ready to go again, this time with more troops on both sides.






French Revolution Naval game

Posted on July 31st, 2017 under , . Posted by

Holland vs Great BritainMel and Dave were having a game local to me so I popped in to have a nose. The rules Form Line of Battle by David Manley sounded complicated but after watching a few turns they seemed straight forward and fun.DutchBritish

French Revolution Naval game

Posted on July 31st, 2017 under , . Posted by

Holland vs Great BritainMel and Dave were having a game local to me so I popped in to have a nose. The rules Form Line of Battle by David Manley sounded complicated but after watching a few turns they seemed straight forward and fun.DutchBritish