This was a commission for 15mm ACW infantry representing Cheatham's Division at the Battle of Stones River. All figures are from Blue Moon, and the flags are from Cotton Jim's Flags.Donelson's BrigadeManey's BrigadeVaughan's BrigadeThe whole divisionI really like how these turned out. It was slow going with the reduced schedule here since I switched to watching our three-year old and Allison went back to full-time work. But at least these are cleared off the schedule and I can concentrate on trying to catch up over the summer.
Hi! Today two new short reports from games we had during the last two weeks. The first was a test game of new Michael's set for the Franco-Prussian War and is called Second Empire. The other game, played last week was Rebels and Patriots and again I received Indians to play... By the way, we got a new home and soon we will receive keys. Now I busy with packing stuff and prepare to move, so be aware, that this space could be quiet for some time...Witam! Dziś dwa raporty z naszych gier, rozegranych w ciągu ostatnich dwóch tygodni. Pierwsza z nich to testy nowych zasad Michaela dla wojny francusko pruskiej, zwane Second Empire. Druga to gra z poprzedniego tygodnia z zasadami Rebels and Patriots, gdzie znów dostałem do gry Indian... Tak przy okazji, to znaleźliźmy juz nowy dom i wkrótce dostaniemy do niego klucze. Teraz zajęty jestem pakowaniem wszystkich rzeczy i może się tak zdarzyć, że to miejsce zamilknie na pewien czas...1. Second Empire.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Michael SchneiderUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY:&nb
..........Copplestone Castings!40mm high 15mm scale fecker for Dragon Rampant etc...., nice figure, lots of detail, deserves a better paint job but I try to wargame and paint that way these days.......Base has since been sorted........
Once again we are fast approaching the Broadside Wargames Show in Sittingbourne. Posties Rejects have adopted this show as our 'local' and the one where we regularly run a display game. We've had a bit of success running demo's here and we're hoping to get an equally enthusiastic response with our game this year. Hats off to Ray who has organised everything, picking a battle to recreate and all the models needed. This year and we have had three playtest games to learn the rules (we are using the newest version of Beneath the Lillie Banners) and to discuss various aspects of the scenario. Ray has been tweaking the setup so we have a game that mirrors the historical events but allows enough freedom to give both sides a good game. Below are a couple of 'sneak peak' pictures from our test games. As usual we have tried to put on a demo game that reflects the best of what you would see at one of our regular games.
Last night, Tom, Ed and I ran another test game of General D'Armee at the club. Tom and Ed's French attacked my Brit/Spanish army. The scenario was simple. The Spanish were holding a walled monastery and were supported by another British infantry division unit to the right. They were attacked by three French infantry divisions. Both sides had off table reinforcements - I had both a Infantry and calvary division, while the French had a calvary divisions.The game went A LOT smoother than our first test game and I think we got a majority of the rules right. The Battle flowed really well and my dice were red hot.The game was a lot more lively with a fairly open table (terrain wise). That's a very important lesson for the Historicon game. Things we improved on were:- getting the mechanics of charges and subsequent melees correct- skirmishers - they add both a lot of flavor and are fun- command dice, the command system is a lot of fun and one of the best things about
Posties Rejects will be making their annual trip to Sittingborne this weekend, for Milton Hundred Wargames Club's show "Broadside"We're hosting a demo game on The Battle of Killicrankie 1689, using the newest version of Beneath the Lily Banners "The War of Three Kings"Come and check out the game, it should be very interesting!!We've had a few practice games in the last one, due to some disastrous die rolls BigLee managed to hand the game to the Williamites and change history!!!Sunday 9th JuneBroadside Wargames ShowSwallows Leisure CentreCentral AveneueSittingbourneKentME10 4NT
A few shots of a DBA 3 game from last Friday. Keith fielded his Polybians against my Celtiberians. I hung about on the difficult terrain for a while (my head still thinks of the Celtiberians as they were in DBA 2.0), before finally charging the fast blade down and into the waiting blade and spear. A few 6:1 die results gave two breaks in the Roman line, allowing the Celtiberians to win the day. 6:1s will do that to you.
The official countdown timer for Historicon now reads 42 days and 11 hours so It's time to "get it in gear". First on the task list is painting the village sets I picked up from Total Battle Miniatures. I've primed all the buildings with grey auto primer (my go-to primer) and laid out the flexible base for the "Hamlet".After about 90 minutes of work, I've gotten the Hamlet about 80% done and started another building. The manufacture suggests not priming the flexible bases and just painting them with acrylic paints, which what I've done. There is an amazing amount of detail in the building casts which just cry out to be painted.The buildings look a bit shiny now as the paint is wet and I haven't applied any washes or the matte sealer.I have three sets to paint:- A Hamlet which has three buildings (to the right) and is mostly painted- A Village which has four buildings (the buildings are on the left of the tray)- A Town which has 7 buildings (grouped on the right of the tray). The
I played another game of proper Flames of War v4 over the weekend. This time I pulled out my Tunisian US tank company. I have not played this army for a couple of years so it was nice to get is back on the table. I took this three tank M3 Lee platoon for the first time but I needed to paint it. For the game I just had the base colors on it. It performed well in the game and so I thought it deserved to be finished. These have been sadly sitting in my to-do pile for a few years. I painted them based on a tank from the 13th armored regiment, 1st armored division in Tunisia in early 1943. I am not sure how accurate my reference material is but I like the look of them.
....from Admiralty Miniatures.Some more madness for Dragon Rampant, I painted up the infamous chaos dwarf "Headboinger" regiment with artillery/rocket support.............A mixture of explosive and chaos fire options......Need a fecking standard too...................The mad bomber......Some idea of scale if that's your thing.......
The second newly painted unit for Beneath the Lily Banners "War of Three Kings" and the second regt form the Scots Brigade.Barthold Balfours regt were raised in 1603 by the Duke of Buccleugh for Dutch service.Jumping forward to 1672, they were commanded by John Kirckpatrick, At the start of the Franco-Dutch War they were garrisoned in Maastricht, defending the siege lines there in 1673. Also fighting at Grave 1674, Maastricht again in 1676, Cassel 1677 ans St Denis in 1678.In 1684 Barthold Balfour became the Colonel. James II ordered them home on account of the Monmouth rebellion, they along with Mackay's and Ramsay's arriving in Gravesend (my hometown) on 30th June 1685. They arrived too late for the Battle of Sedgemoor, so were sent back to the United Provinces unbloodied.They crossed the channel once again in 1688, were they were transferred form the Dutch establishment to the English.The next year they fought on the left of the English lines at the Battle of Killicrankie. Their Lt-Col George Lauder
Way back in April I headed off to Salute 2019 with a very long shopping list. One of the items I wanted was a set of 15mm gravestones to accompany a church I have for my Normandy setup. I wanted to get the MDF 4Ground ones but by the time I got to their stand they had sold out. Thankfully though they offered to order them for me and send post free, so I paid for them and tucked the receipt into my wallet... and then promptly forgot all about it. Then last week I received an email from an unknown email address with the above-mentioned subject line and for a moment several thoughts passed through my head, including "This is a rather unusual spam email...", "The local undertakers have taken marketing to a new level...", "My wife has bought me a plot and not told me about it!!", and finally (as the penny dropped) "Hang on a minute, didn't I buy something at Salute...".A few days later a little package arrived in the post and settled the question, it was my order from 4Ground, a little later than expect
A quick snapshot of the painting desk as a few items have moved over to finishing line.More on the finished items shortly.Cheers for now
Posties Rejects will be putting a game on at Milton Hundred's wargame show "Broadside" in Sittingborne on 9th June. Its my turn again to host the game, I was going to do a Donnybrook extravaganza, with loads of the figures I painted up during the Challenge. But there's not enough room to do the battle I wanted to do on a 6x4 table.So I switched scales back down to 15mm and I will be using Beneath the Lily Banners "The War of the Three Kings" rules. We've had a few practice games and ironed out a few bits, now I've just got to try and learn them off by heart, trouble is, I'm 51 and already have a mind full of mostly useless info. Trying to pack in all the changes to BLB is proving rather difficult!!I needs some oily fish me thinks!!!Anyway, I needed a few units for this said 15mm battle, I did consider just painting up the command stands and using other already painted units, But I knew in my heart that this would bug the crap out of me. So I've painted them up, the figures from Essex were destined to be
.....plus residents!A nice MDF graveyard for 15mm gaming from Dragonfrog Games, easy enough to put together once you're awake but alright for 6 pounds.......Could be used for many, many periods, added a few zombie residents......