Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Midweek wargaming

Is a beautiful thing.  Got my 10mm 7yw armies out for a game against an old mate Dave. It was just a straight put figures on and try to defeat the other side.  This was the deployment right at the beginning, Dave had the forces of good King George and I had the dastardly French.  The Germans are at the top of the picture deployed between the two woods.  The French are at the bottom. Any dice in the pictures are hit markers. I need to make some others up. 

A quick shot of the French from the German lines:

The two lines in the middle just moved and got involved in a slow fire fight. Looked good but just lots of disorders on both side so not much exciting happening:

On the French right the poor French infantry were attacked by the finest cavalry in the world:

And surprisingly not only fight them off, but the cavalry rout and the unit left failed a morale throw and retreated disordered:

Then I rolled a blunder and one of those same French units charged the disordered Cavalry and beat them in hand to hand combat, the fact they could not counter charge really helped:

The French managed to break that cavalry brigade then attack into the woods and started to chew on the infantry defending the woods:

So although an infantry brigade from each side had been broken in the middle by slowly blowing each other to pieces, on the French left I managed to get an overwhelming number of guys and broke the infantry defending the woods.  A French win, and for the first time in weeks I won against Dave.  Hurrah.

Thanks for the photos from Dave, his camera is so much better than mine.

Sunday, 10 November 2013


At least for a little while, the following were the final installment of cacadores for a commission.

They are based on 8cmx4cm mdf bases and look pretty good spread out like that.  The first two pictures are the same unit, red cuffs and brown collars, as I have said before I have no idea which regiment this might be. 

And the second lot in light blue cuff and brown collars.

The only problem with taking photos is you then see any small mistakes that you did not see with the naked eye, I must be getting old.  

I have also added a few more blogs to the list, these chaps do some fantastic work.   

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Elite Miniatures Cacadores

I have completed two units that are part of a commission.  They are all elite miniatures which are really easy to paint.  I have no idea what regiments they are, the one has a brown collar and light blue cuffs, the other a brown collar and red cuffs.  I  have left the six figures on the right of the regiment with black plums, I know  these were the elite company (can not remember what they are called...).


The bases are 40mm x 40m mdf.  Now I am on to the next thirty in skirmish order. 

Sunday, 20 October 2013

28mm Napoleonics Again

So now I can actually get on blogger I am managing to update it more often.  Here are some of the miniatures I painted whilst I could not get on, French front rank in overcoats.  They are based on 40mm x 40mm mdf bases.  The flag was replaced with steel wire and is GMB (which are great by the way). 

As with most of the stuff I put on ebay these were purchased a long time ago as part of a giant project that never took off.  

I enjoyed painting these, before this it had been years since I had painted 28mm, it is fun but I have no where to put a single army never mind two.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Lovely Front Rank Dragoons

I have finished a commission for these dragoons, they are the 11th light dragoons, they are done for Waterloo.  They are a unit of 18, the light buff facings were a problem because what colour exactly is light buff???  The first two pictures are the full unit, they are based in threes and are 75mm across and 60mm deep. 

And some close ups, I did enjoy doing these but I always forget how long horses can take.

Front rank makes some lovely figures and I would recommend them to anyone.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

I can finally get back on blogger! And some nice SAGA minis

I have been having issues getting onto blogger for the last couple of months.  Could not log in for love nor money, obviously I have now overcome that problem and am now back on. 

I have been painting like a demon and actually gaming every now and then as well.  So below are some figures I put on ebay, sold now but nice miniatures.  I purchased them some time ago with ideas for a great new project which then totally fell by the way side......

I ended up basing and selling them for SAGA, I have never played the game but it seems to be well liked.  Here are the first block of four, they are Gripping Beast Irish Fianna, I replaced the spears with steel ones from Gripping beast.  I used the little big man transfers, until now I was a transfer virgin.

And the second block of Fianna:

Some Gripping beast Norman cavalry, again I replaced the supplied spears for steel, I hand painted the shields on these:

Some black tress design huscarls, I do not think these are quite as nice as the gripping beast, the quality has more variation.  Here I had a crack at hand painting the shields. 

All in all it made a nice change from Napoleonics, I would recommend the transfers to anyone, they look better than my hand painted efforts and took no time at all.

There will be another update soon.   

Friday, 12 July 2013

Gets left for months then a load of pictures....

Well, so far this year the blogging has been a complete washout.  I could go into the reasons for this but they would just sound like excuses…which they are.

I have however been a busy chap painting figures and doing some wargaming.

The first bunch of figures for everyone to look at are revolutionary war Austrians, these are AB and painted as part of a commission.  The Sessener (or just red caps) were the most fun to paint, I do not think I have ever seen Napoleonic figures with quite so many weapons. 

The Dragoons are the 14th, the customer want these green and they are the only Austrian Dragoon regiment to wear green at this point. 

The following is just a selection of the pictures I took for the chap once they were finished. 

I will be posting some pictures of some Russians soon, honest.