Monday, 14 August 2017

A few pictures from Britcon

I go to Britcon to meet up with friends, rather than to see inspiring games so very few pictures were taken.

Firstly our Lance & Longbow game of Chester 1318. We had a number of participants though the day.


Very much a what if scenario based on a tax-rebellion that threatened Chester, but dispersed once the Royalist forces approashed.


A very large Rapid Fire game using 15mm set in France 1940




Saturday, 12 August 2017

TYW rebasing - the commanders

Quite a change from before when all the commanders were individually based, now they are mostly based in pairs with new figures added from various sources.


They are all generic command figures as I didn't model them on any specific individuals


Off to Britcon shortly, so say Hi if you are passing the Lance & Longbow game

Thursday, 10 August 2017

TYW Rebasing - Imperial Croats

I was undecided whether to rebase these or not as they are very simplistic conversions of Airfix British Hussars on Italeri horses. in the end I decided to do it, but they still look a bit strange to me.

There now a number of better options available including the Stradiots that I recently painted. I'm sure that sooner or later Mars will produce a set.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

TYW Forlorn Hope/Commanded Musketeers

Some completely new units for the Thirty Years War, four units of Commanded Musketeers or Forlorn Hope based up as skirmishers.

Unlike my other units this was deliberately painted in a non-uniform style, so it took a little longer than usual to complete.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

On the workbench - August 2017

Again it feels like slow progress... but... I decided to add a larger number of skirmishers/forlorn hope to my TYW forces, They are almost ready for basing.

So My latest targets are
  • TYW Forlorn Hope (4 units of 12 figures)
  • TYW Commanders (well underway)
  • Conversion of Airfix Morris QLB tractors into a CDSW tractors (I've sorted out the basics but the interior dimensons are still a bit vague)
  • Create three new TYW Imperial infantry regiments based upon my left over musketeers
  • Start work on my Renaissance galleys

Thursday, 27 July 2017

BEF 18/25 pdrs

Back in April I posted the PSC 18/25pdrs that I had created from the PSC kit. Subsequently I purchased some BEF gun crew and they are now completed.

The seated gunners are Airfix with added gasmask satchels to look consistent.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

TYW rebasing - Imperial infantry

Another large batch completed and at last I feel I'm getting towards the end.

There are actually six regiments of Imperial foot (centre and left in three ranks), two Bavarian (right, first two ranks), one Hessian (right, third rank) and two Danish (at the rear)


Two extra pikemen were added to make up each new unit, but I also had to shuffle the pikemen around between the units to make them look sensible(!)


My plan is to add enough extra figures to those remaining to make up another three Imperial regiments