Sunday, 9 December 2018

Chateau or Schloss....

Found at a nearby emporium in the garden section ..... suitable for use as a Chateau or Schloss....
 out of the box, but the solar panel for the lighting (which cycles through 3 colours) is inset in the rear  of the roof so the hole needs filling in and a new roof section adding.
 I opted to cover over the hole in the rear part of the roof and put on some Sally 4th pre-cut tiles ...
 and a new front entrance made up from card ....
 roof repainted, and the new entrance painted to match; a suitable country residence .....
it will serve as a fortress, when used in conjunction with my small fort wall sections


Saturday, 1 December 2018

Fenwick - converged grenadier battalion ....

Fenwick Army is on manoeuvres...

The converged grenadier battalion marches up to take position next to the guard battalion ...
 formed up and in position .....
[ New items - converged grenadier battalion: rank and file my own home-cast figures plus a mix of command figs from various makers]

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Trouble with wolves ....

A detachment of the Kings jagers have been sent to the edges of the Sackwald forest to assist the locals dealing with a pack of wolves who have started hunting into the farmland areas.

The jagers have tracked them down .......
[new items: pack of 5 wolves, from 40mm Sash & Sabre napoleonic 'Retreat from Moscow' range]

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Galleys for the River Oudear ...

For actions between Wittenberg and Begovians on the lower reaches of the River Oudear, involving river galleys, I have decide to go with 1/600 scale. This will give me enough space on the table to show the wider river and allow for sufficient galleys for a reasonable game.

Initially I bought a couple of 1/600 metal galleys from Skytrex; these are rather nice. I thought I should have a go at making my own out of cardboard and other bits. First attempt at 1/600 scratch-built galley done (need to do the sail yet), shown here with the Skytrex ones
looks ok, now need to decide how many to build for the opposing fleets.

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Trouble near Topdan ...

A raid by Begovian cavalry has forced Hofler's Pandours to take refuge in a village near their base at Topdan....
 Begovian horse archers loose their arrows .... the pandours return fire ...
 Hearing the gunfire, the Rutenian cavalry on patrol nearby ride to the aid of the pandours and charge the Begovian cavalry ...
the Begovian cavalry beat a hasty retreat after a fierce melee....

[new additions - a unit of Begovian horse archers, finally got them painted :) ]

Friday, 16 November 2018

some buildings to be made ...

I treated myself to Paperboys book of 28mm European Buildings...
lots of nice stuff in it - will be making some of them up in due course.

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Fenwick - Guard Regiment

Duke Maurice reviews his guard regiment ...
[Rank & File my own home-casts; command figures mostly from Eagle Miniatures plus a couple of oddments from my spare box]