War of the League of Augsburg or Nine Years War

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONEThe first post of the year is the last game of 2018, it is also the third game in the Warlord Games Black Powder series, a game of Pike and Shotte.  Now we have played all three books I must admit I really enjoy they way the games play and how much fun we have with them.  For a guy like me the conformity of rule books over the three periods just adds to the fun.This year we will be trying Hail Caesar with Fantasy additions based on the Facebook Group 'Shadow Storm'As for this game it features armies of the late 17th Century battling in Europe, the army for the Sun King fighting the league of allies.  So this fits in right at the end of the period covered by 'Pike and Shotte' book.  We used the regiment as a single unit and did not divide the pike and shotte elements.All the figures are the fantastic Pendraken 10mm League of Augsburg range and are painted and owned by yours truly. So pictures...........A partial view of the battlefield, an 6x4 table showing the A

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10mm Seven Years War

I have not painted 10mm Seven Years War for ages but a few packs fell in to my hands out of my 'lucky dip box' (I bag my figures for my ongoing projects into units and put them all into a big plastic tub and blind pic what to paint).  It just so happens that I got three bags in a row this time around.The whole batch.  In front are 5 Russian Generals. The Novotroiskiy Cuirassier, now all Russian cuirassiers in this period look the same.  Buff coats, red saddle cloths and black cuirass.  The only thing that marks the regiments apart are the colours of their standards, this regiments colour is green.The 2nd and 3rd Battalions of the Observation Corps Grenadiers.  the Observation Corps wore standard infantry uniform except for their boots, they had been issued with black dragoon boots, the dragoons where being reorganised at the start of the war. All figures are from Pendraken, my only (very small) moan, more of a exhale is the cast on flags and this is only because I am no

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Seven Years War Black Powder Game

Whilst at home I managed to play a large game of Seven Years War in 10mm at PAW.The field was occupied by a Prussian Army confronted by a combined Russian and Austrian force.We used the new edition of Black Powder, BP2.The table was 8 foot by 4 foot and the armies numbered over 50 battalions, with over 1000 foot figures.  Then of course we had the cavalry.The long view, AustroRussian on the left and Prussian on the rightMass Russian cavalry on the right wingLine and lines of red coated RussiansThe Austrians on the leftPrussian left wing cavalryPrussian centerPrussian right cavalryAustrians and Prussians clash in the centerOverview of the centerRussians on the hillAustrians and Prussians clash over the hedgesThe game came to an end too soon, so a marginal victory for the AustroRussians but it was a great game to play.BP2, with army list additions from Olicanlad (check out his great blog love playing large games, to me this is what wargaming is all about....hence my aim of

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