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!
Posted by jon paul Adams