Saturday, 21 April 2012

My first time

My current wargame fad is 15mm Napoleonics, I always come back to this.  I went to Worcester Wargames club for the first time when I was 12 maybe 13 years old (I am 37 now) and played a Dark Age game, which was cracking.  But the game I remember was a peninsular game, using Bruce Quarrie rules and it just looked amazing.  The figures are still in use now occasionally although now we use black powder with some amendments, much quicker and actually much more fun but we all used to like the Quarrie rules.  Oh the joys of working out whether a unit had lost 1/8th or 1/10th of it strength and going through 2 pages of modifications.

Here are some of the figures I have done recently, they are AB miniatures (which are great).   The Pavloski Regiment,  the standards were replaced with steel wire, the flags downloaded from the Internet. 

These are also AB miniatures, peninsular war British, the standards were not replaced on these, the flags were purchased from fighting 15s range of AB flags, which although expensive are really very good.   


Willie Anderson said...

Nice looking figures!
I used to use the Bruce Quarrie rules myself many moons ago.


paulalba said...

Very nice painting!

I'm interested what you will be hoping to build. Are you going for Peninsular and also early war in europe?

Look forward to seeing for come to life!


CplKelly said...

Thanks for commmenting chaps,
Willie, did you also have to use a tape measure to remeber where you were when working out the factors?

Paul these two have been sold. I am going to be increasing my collection for Europe, 1813/14, it is my favourite part of the period.