Sunday, January 25, 2009

Playing with photo shop and i thought this was a great shot of an artillery battery and cavalry. The figures are from the collection of Jbaxter and Jmarchant.

Cheers BBC

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An enjoyable game was held this evening at my friends house, french vs prussians with two players aside. Playing the prussians which is a timely change from the sea of white that has confronted me of late.

The success of the evening was a prussian hussar regiment and a battery of artillery that combined, decimated a french cavalry briagde and thus put flight to the franco/bavarian force.

Just a few pics below of the game. Thanks to Jbaxter Cpandy and Jmarchant for a fun and entertaining night with laughs all round and furious dice rolling.




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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Been playing with light and the camera,

anyway this set includes the two new grenz battalion as well as some of favorites from the collection, now heading into painting 3 artillery batteries in one shot then I've set myself up to paint some very nice hussars.

Cheers BBC




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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

So another post in quick succession but it’s a bit of an aside from painting, which I can assure it is continuing, 2nd Grenz battalion has the base colours and washes applied tonight so onto faces and highlight colours.

But I digress.

Recently on TMP I read a post about wargaming podcasts. It lead me to two Podcasts one is the Napoleon Podcast, very good though a tad pro French the presenters have a very good style and present the session in a conversation format that is easy to listen to.

The other is Noisemaker, by an American which is a general chat about wargaming, its in its infancy but is a nice listen to and I recommend you try both out.

Anyway back to the painting desk!

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Happy New Year to everyone and thus we enter 2009!

Well with all new years there are resolutions and plans, this is year I don't plan to miss out! In May we should see Littlewars Melbourne take place again and thus I plan, with the help of my fellow gamers to put on Sacile at 1:20 scale, well the defence of the town of Porcia to be exact.

Sacile interests me as a battle because 1st it does not include any of the heavy weights of the period and to boot is an austrian victory!

The battle itself has recieved some press in the past and has had the treatment by arnold and now Gill in the 2nd volume of thunder on the danube. The scenario I'm working on will focus on the part of the battle where Eugene could have won but lost the battle as well.

The scenario which when i put the final touches to will be for both GDB and i Plan to make a version of LFS by the two fat lardies ( a nice set of rules ive recently come to like from several reads). The scenario will show a french army superior in infantry take on a austrain army with superior numbers in cavalry and artillery. My hope is that it will be fun, challengeing and look bloody good!

Anyway there is allot of painting to complete between here and may, not to mention terrain as well, but as a 1st up here is the 1st battalion of the Ottocac Grenz. These guys are in the pre 1808 regulation but then there was a very slow change over to the brown uniform and so to add variety i though a grenz battalion in white would be a good offset to the ones in brown.

Anyway 2nd battalion is undercoated and the base colour for the trousers is on, after that plan to do the outstanding artillery batteries in bulk and then get to grips with some more Hussars!

Anyway I wish one and all a Successful new year in either reducing the lead pile or increasing it!
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