Posts Tagged ‘Napoleonic’

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…

Look What I Found

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

Vexillia

Yesterday I has hunting around in a cupboard for something when I came across this:What a blast from a time when typed, photo-stated foolscap booklets were the best you could get.  Just look at the details:Strangely, I’ve now idea how I ended up with …

Deep Fried Lard – Musselburgh 2014.

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

As last Thursday we had another game with Firefly, the  boardgame and I did not made any pictures at all, I have something different instead. At the beginning of this month I took the part in the venue called Deep Fried Lard. Around twenty wargame…

6mm Napoleonic update, and a bit of EPIC too!

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

Now then,I have been generally plodding on with various bits and bobs this week, normal score really, im totally unfocused and cant stick with one project at a time….First up I have done the movement trays I got from warbases a few months ago.I have …

Recent Projects

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

Vexillia

New posts have been a bit scarce since early May. This is partly because I’ve been busy: Painting the Turkoman cavalry and Persian shot for my Safavid Persian army for Field of Glory Renaissance. Writing another article for Miniature Wargames which sh…

Brigade Games – French.Generals and Flag Dude Flags.

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

Recently I seem to have painted an awful lot of ‘Green’I received a prompt from Lon at Brigade Games a few days ago of his latest releases which reminded me that I had been neglecting one of the other projects that I had ear marked for progress this ye…

2014-06-01 Partizan in the Park

Posted on June 1st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Lovely sunny day out with some excellent games on display. As promised in my earlier post here are the piccies. As always at Partizan there are lots of games full of little details for the viewer to spot:The queueIn defiance of the blazing sun a very n…

Essex Regimental Museum

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

Monday was a Public Holiday here in the UK and we (the family and I) made good use of the time to visit Chelmsford Museum. We have been making a point of visiting smaller ‘local’ museums in the Essex area and have found that many are really very good a…

Sheffield Triples 2014

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

The annual trip to Triples has been made and I’ve enjoyed myself and spent the last minute rustled up funds. It was warm in the venue but all the doors were open to give some air circulation. The main thing I noticed was that it was quite quiet. There …

Fuentes de Onoro

Posted on May 11th, 2014 under , . Posted by

The belated St. George’s Day took place on Saturday, as 10 players, plus the GM and onlookers participated in a re-fight of Fuentes de Onero. The goal of the French assault was to either force a way through the village or find a way around the British …

Fuentes Warm Up

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

The final test of Matt’s Frankenstein style home-brew rules, before their first big outing at the much delayed St George’s Day game.A small affair between the French and the Spanish, who were instructed to hold a built up area. The Spanish had the…