19th century


Back to the game. Powrót do gry.

The work is in progress again!Hello! I'm back. Thank you for all your patience. The nightmare is over and all have been moved. We are finally settled and what is most important I'm back to painting too! Today a few games we had the past month and I had no time to post reports here. Of course, you will get a second report from Big Waterloo game, but I will do it in a separate post. Witam! Jestem z powrotem. Bardzo Wam dziękuję za cierpliwe czekanie. Koszmar przeprowadzki zakończony. W końcu się urządzilismy i co najważniejsze mogę znów malować! Dziś kilka raportów z gier, które rozegraliśmy a ja nie miałem czasu na opublikowanie ich na blogu. Oczywiście będzie też drugi raport z Wielkiej Gry Waterloo, ale to w osobnym poście.1. Sudan.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Campbell HardieUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Campbell HardieSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Campbell HardieThis time we had a small skirmish game with  Anglo-Egyptian (Peter, Alasdair and Mike) against&nb

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Second Empire. Rebels & Patriots.

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

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Mediterranean Sea and Boer War. Morze Śródziemne i wojna burska.

Hi! Recently I don't have a lot of time for blogging and that because I am working hard with Simon Miller (creator of To the Strongest! rules) on Polish late Medieval army list. As soon as it will be done, you will be first, who get that news. I promise! Back to the blog and gaming. During last two weeks I had two games. First with General Quarters  2WW Mediterranean naval game, Regia Marina versus Royal Navy. Second was First Boer War with The Men Would be the Kings. Both reports will be short. As soon as the list will ready, I will be back with longer posts.Cześć! Obecnie nie posiadam zbyt dużej ilości czasu na blogowanie, a to z powodu tego, że wspólnie z simonem Millerem (twórcą zasad To the Strongest!) pracujemy nad listą armijną dla Polaków na okres późnego średniowiecza. Jak tylko będzie ona gotowa, będziecie pierwszymi, którzy się o tym dowiedzą. Obiecuję! Wracając do blogu i gier. W ciągu ostatnich dwóch tygodni rozegrałem dwie gry. Pierwsza z zasadami General Quarters, drugowojenne starcie w bi

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Duchy of Warsaw: 2nd Uhlan Regiment. Księstwo Warszawskie: 2. Pułk Ułanów.

Next unit for my army of Duchy of Warsaw is ready. It is 2nd Uhlan Regiment. In this way I made the whole 1st Legion, The Warsaw one. I'm not painted the 4th Infantry Regiment, as this will be part of my Spanish Division for the future. Back to the Uhlans. Figures are again from Front Rank and this time is not that great, as it was with the Chasseurs. The central companies looks ok, If could change something, I would give them a different plume. The problem is with Elite Company. Front Rank gave them normal square hats (called rogatywka), where it supposed be the same pattern, as they gave to their late horse artillery (they of course have also wrong hats, which should look like those, given to the elite Chasseurs). As you can see the mix is terrible... This is the reason, why I don't have the elite company with my Uhlans. Finally I got my flags for the units. Most of them were simple scanned by Michael from my books (Army of Duchy of Warsaw: Infantry from Karabela). I simple scaled it down, to the proper siz

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Duchy of Warsaw: 1st Chasseur Regiment. Księstwo Warszawskie: 1. Pułk Strzelców Konnych.

Another unit for my army of Duchy of Warsaw, but cavalry this time. I start with 1st Chasseur Regiment. All figures are Front Rank and the bases are from Warbases. Together with the regiment I painted the cavalry brigade commander. It is not historical accurate because I did a  conversion of Uhlan officer and tried to made as close as possible to the Cavalry General. It is my first try and possible next time it will be better. The second figure is model of General Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, my first Division General. What about the historical accuracy of the models of that set. Sadly Wydawnictwo Karabela did not published their part about Chasseurs and I had to base on four pictures I have in my collection. According to them, this time Front Rank did quite a good job and their Chasseurs are almost perfect (possible that experts of the uniforms of that period would be able to show more mistakes, but for me are ok). Well done. My next unit, will be the 2nd Lancers Regiment.Kolejny oddział gotowy do mojej armii

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Duchy of Warsaw: 3rd Infantry Regiment. Księstwo Warszawskie: 3. Pułk Piechoty.

Next regiment is ready for inspection. This time it is 3rd Regiment and like my all previous this one is also two battalion unit with Voltigeurs screen. All figures are from Front Rank. Together with my regiment I made my first Brigade General, the second will be made later.  Now I have enough infantry for the upcoming game, so it is time for cavalry. I started it from Horse Artillery. This time again Front Rank did not made good job. Soldiers have hats with wrong shape. It looks like for Hussars, but it should looks more like for the Chasseurs from Elite Companies. In the future I am going to compare this Horse guns with Murawski Miniatures ones and we will see what set is historically more accurate. But this is future. If you seen that set, let me know in comment section.Kolejny pułk gotowy do inspekcji. Tym razem jest to 3. Pułk i tak jak moje poprzednie składa się z dwóch batalionów i tyraliery Woltyżerów. Wszystkie figurki to Front Rank. Razem z pułkiem pomalowałem pierwszego generała brygady, drugi

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Mahdist invasion of Egypt, 1886. Inwazja Mahdystów na Egipt, 1886.

Last Thursday we moved into 'what if' scenario'. Some time ago I prepared few scenarios for the alternate history, set in Egypt and Sudan. This time we played the second in the row of them. All story is based on the fact, that Mahdi did not died of typhus in 1885, but miracly back his health, thanks to the ancient medicine found somewhere in ancient Sudanese pyramids. Seeing in that clear sign from Allah, Mahdi decided to lead an attack on Egypt and put his banners in Mediterranean Sea. Unfortunately his medicine was stolen, by Colonel Frederick Burnaby (he did not died in 1885 as well). The story of taking that medicine from Mahdists is part of the first scenario which we are going to play some day. Anyway, back to our game. The track of Burnaby with stolen good took to the lonely Egyptian outpost somewhere on Egyptian Sudanese border. That lay on the way one of the few armies lead by Mahdi's Califs. He got an personal order from Mahdi to take this medicine back. In the meantime British get informed abo

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Duchy of Warsaw: 2nd Infantry Regiment. Księstwo Warszawskie: 2. Pułk Piechoty.

Second regiment finally ready. I made it exactly as the first,two battalions with Voltigeur screen. Now I have the 'Warsaw' brigade, as both regiment were created in Warsaw district in 1806/07.  Together with regiment I painted two more foot artillery companies (3rd and 4th). Unfortunately I forgot to buy the Brigade general and brigade will have to wait for its commander some time, when I will finish another regiment. All figures are from Front Rank and bases from Warbases.Drugi pułk w końcu skończony. Zrobiłem go dokładnie tak jak pierwszy, czyli  2 bataliony z tyralierą woltyżerów. W ten sposób mam gotową brygadę "warszawską", jako że oba regimenty były tworzone przez departament warszawski na przełomie 1806 i 07. Razem z pułkiem pomalowałem dwie kompanie artylerii pieszej (3. i 4.). Niestety zapomniałem kupić brygadiera, w związku z czym brygada będzie musiała poczekać na swojego dowódcę, kiedy skończę malować kolejny pułk. Wszystkie figurki pochodzą od Front Rank a podstawki od Warbases.1st Bat

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Antietam, 1862.

Last Sunday I joined a big refight of battle of Antietam. Some time ago Michael gave me his 10mm ACW collection, for a better use. It is Union infantry together with a guns. We used this figures so far only once and I was more than happy to use them again. In the game was involved 9 players plus umpire. For the game we used The Altar of Freedom rules. It was my first time with them.W ostatnią niedzielę dołączyłem do odtworzenia bitwy pod Antietam. Jakiś czas temu Michael podarował mi jego kolekcję do Wojny secesyjnej w skali 10mm, dla lepszego jej wykorzystania. Są to siły unii, piechota z artylerią. Jak do tej pory tych figurek użyliśmy tylko raz i gdy nadarzyła się okazja ponownego ich wykorzystania, byłem bardziej niż szczęśliwy. W grę zaangażowanych było 9 graczy plus prowadzący. Do gry użyliśmy zasad The Altar of Freedom. Było to moje z nimi pierwsze spotkanie.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: From main book.UMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Sandy GillespieSCENERY/SCENERIA: Sandy Gillespie, Jack Glanville,&nbs

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Way to Berlin, 1813. Droga na Berlin, 1813.

Last Thursday we had Napoleonic game with Black Powder 2 game. That was the time, when my Poles were put first time on the table. Sadly I thought, that my second regiment will be ready for the game, but because of some unexpected things, I did not finished it on time. W ostatni czwartek mieliśmy grę z czasów napoleońskich z użyciem zasad Black Powder 2. Był to także debiut moich Polaków. Niestety nie wyrobiłem się z malowaniem drugiego pułku, ze względu na kilka niespodziewanych rzeczy, a myślałem, że dam radę. SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Bill GilchristUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Bill GilchristSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Bill Gilchrist, Campbell Hardie, Bartek Żynda1. Forces. Siły.SAXONY & DUCHY OF WARSAW/SAKSONIA i KSIĘSTWO WARSZAWSKIE(Dougie, Campbell, Michael, Bartek)1st Saxonian Infantry Brigade3 x Infantry Battalion1 x 12 pdr gun Battery2nd Saxonian Infantry Brigade3 x Infantry Battalion1st Polish Infantry Regiment2 x Infantry Battalions with Ski

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1st Infantry Regiment of Duchy of Warsaw. 1. Pułk Piechoty Księstwa Warszawskiego.

Today 1st Infantry Regiment of Duchy of Warsaw. It will be part of my army created for our big AB1 game in March this year. My plan is to create a division of two infantry brigades (2 regiments each) till that time. In my plans I have to create a cavalry brigade, but still thinking what to put inside. All my units will be in uniforms from 1810. Battalion will be consist of 4 fisylieur companies, 1 grenadiers and 1 voltigeurs. Voltigeurs will create a skirmish screen for battalion. I decided to do 2 battalion regiment, as for the most of the time it operated like that. All figures are from Front Rank. I did not found a big mistakes in uniforms on that figures, however to be historically correct it had to cut the feathers from officers hats. Together with infantry regiment I painted two 6 pounder guns, which will create the batteries for my brigades. Sadly Front Rank made here a lot of mistakes. The gaiters have a strange shape, the bottom is correct, but the top looks like Hungarian type boots, which is w

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Afghanistan 1880.

Initially last week game should be Seven Years War game with freshly published Michael's rules, however due to his Christmas Party duties, this game had to be postponed. Instead of that we were going to play some Sudan game with Black Powder, but due to taxi duties of Campbell, that game had to be also postponed. Finally we finished with The Men Who Would Be Kings. Firstly it supposed to be Second Boer War, however Angus cannot find his figures and brought his Second Afghan War collection.Początkowo na zeszły tydzień mieliśmy zaplanowaną grę z okresu wojny siedmioletniej, ze świeżo wydanymi zasadami Michaela, jednak z powodu jego obowiązków podczas przyjęcia bożonarodzeniowego, ta gra musiała zostać odwołana. Zamiast tego padł pomysł rozegrania gry z okresu wojny w Sudanie z zasadami Black Powder, ale ta również musiała zostać odwołana z powodu obowiązków Campbella jako taksówki. Ostatecznie skończyliśmy z The Men Who Would Be Kings. Początkowo to miała być druga wojna burska, jednak Angus nie mógł znale

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Ostritz, 1813.

Last Thursday we had first game with a new version of Black Powder. This time we decided to play the rules as it has been written, so we did the original sequence of play. I have to admit, that despite my seven years experience with this set, this was  my first time I did it that way and I liked. However was it realistic, I doubt. Sadly my copy arrived yesterday, so I did not have a chance to read the rules before the game, but Bill managed to do the comparison of both versions and with that I was able to play it without any hussle.W ostatni czwartek mieliśmy pierwsza grę z nową wersją Black Powder. Tym razem zdecydowaliśmy się rozegrać grę według zasad, tak jak zostały one napisane, więc z oryginalną sekwencją gry. Muszę się przyznać, że pomimo mojego siedmioletniego doświadczenia z tymi zasadami, był to mój pierwszy raz by rozegrać je w ten sposób i nawet mi się to spodobało. Jednakże, śmiem wątpić w realizm takiego rozwiązania. Niestety moja kopia zasad przyjechała dopiero do mnie wczoraj i nie mogłem

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Granja de la Abundancia, 1810.

Last Thursday we had great come back to the club. Bill Gilchrist after long absence finally visited us with a game. He returned with his favourite set of rules: Black Powder. It was good, because he knows some news about upcoming version 2 of the rules, so it was great share some gossips with him. For our game he chose the scenario  Granja de la Abundancia from the Triumph of the Albion, the BP supplement.W ostatni czwartek zanotowaliśmy wielki powrót do naszego klubu. Bill Gilchrist po długiej absencji postanowił nas odwiedzić i zagrać z nami. Powrócił z jego ulubionymi zasadami, czyli Black Powder. Było to o tyle dobre, że podzielił się z nami kilkoma nowościami z nadchodzącej wersji 2 zasad i świetnie było tego posłuchać. Dla naszej gry wybrał scenariusz Granja de la Abundancia z Triumph of the Albion, dodatku do BP.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Granja de la Abundancia scenario from the Triumph of the Albion suplementUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Bill GilchristSCENERY/S

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