Friday, 17 May 2019

Militia Cavalry ...

In response to a call for volunteers by General Waldebeck a small militia cavalry unit has been formed in the Zinzendorf province....


They will initially assist with patrolling the borders..

[The Militia cavalry is composed of a mix of my home cast figures with some Sash&Sabre and Front Rank heads]



Saturday, 20 April 2019

Artillery training ....

Some of the Zinzendorf provincial land militia receive training in the use of artillery ....
[new figs : four Front Rank AWI gun crew]

Monday, 8 April 2019

The Bridge at Dunnerhof .....

Dunnerhof is a quiet border outpost on the Begovian border. The output consists of a detachment of dismounted dragoons ....

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Late one morning an out of breath woodsman arrives. After catching his breath and taking a drink of water, the woodsman tells the officer on duty that Begovians have been seen crossing the border in the nearby forest ....

 The dragoons march out on foot to secure the bridge over the river Dunner .....
 A dragoon has mounted up (on one of the few horses at the outpost) and is going to the nearest town to see if some of the militia can turn out to help, then on to report to the nearest garrison of regular troops ....
 The Begovians are out of the forest and into more open ground....
 The Begovians approach the bridge over the river Dunner.... the dragoons are marching towards them ...
 The dragoons reach the bridge first and start to deploy ...
 The Begovians fire at the dragoons and charge, aiming to take and hold the bridge....
 The dragoons hold the charge and the fight continues ....
 The dragoons are just holding on, some of the local militia are coming to their aid ....
 As the local militia arrive, the dragoons try and push forward ...
 The dragoons with support from the militia get the better of the Begovians who turn tail
The bridge over the river has been secured

Later that day a section of mounted jagers arrive to help patrol the local forest border area (they will be based in Dunnerhof with the dragoons).

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Begovian infiltrate the border ....

A small group of Begovians have crossed the border into the Zinzendorf province, scouting possible routes for further raids ...
[new unit - painted up the converted figures from a couple of posts ago]

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Strange Birds for the Menagerie ...

The King, Count Munster, and a couple of members of the Royal Society have gone to see some new arrivals in the palace menagerie - some large flightless birds bought back from a European antipodean expedition.



Sunday, 17 March 2019

Begovian Army - new unit forming up (WIP)

Received as part of a 40mm figure exchange with Ross Mac of Battle Game of the Month, twelve Ottoman foot figures (originally archers), which I am currently converting to being musket armed

six done and six to go, will have to cast some more muskets. These will form a small unit in the Begovian army, based singly.

Friday, 15 February 2019

Engagement At Manoli ....

A Begovian cavalry column has crossed the border and is heading towards Barzoli; General Waldebck has set out with two regiments of Wittenberg cavalry to intercept them.

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The Wittenberg column passes near the small castle at Manoli...
 The Begovian cavalry column...
 The Begovians nave been sighted, the Wittenberg Uhlans and Dragoons form up ...
 Once formed up the charge is sounded ......
 Battle is joined ......
 The Uhlans push back their opposition who start to fall back .....the dragoons struggle to hold back the Begovians...
The Uhlans pursue the Begovians; Count Borizty manages to hold back a squadron of Uhlans and attacks the flank of the remaining Begovians, coming to the aid of the Dragoons ...
 the Begovians break under the pressure ....
the Begovian cavalry column has been dispersed...