Thursday, 11 February 2016

40mm Wittenberg Army - refurbs and new stuff - WIP

A few things on the go at the moment...


The artillery crew get some new S&S heads
Two new chaps for the engineers, one with hand cart and another with a wheelbarrow (wheelbarrow and hand cart are 1/48 Dolls House accessories from Petite Properties)
A survey team comprising two men with ranging poles and another one at a theodolite

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Saxe-Jarlsberg Army - reorganisation (5) - Dragoons

Count Pottensdorf, resplendant in his new uniform and hat, has been joined by the Herzog and general staff to review the re-equipped dragoon regiment....



[Count Pottsendorf - has had his right arm repositioned to hold a commanders baton, a new head and new uniform.
The dragoon regiment - repainted with uniform in the style of the Brunswick dragoons from early 7YW].

Friday, 29 January 2016

Uplifting some HO Buildings...

Decided to rework some of my HO buildings so they work better with 28mm figures. Three of my buildings needed doing -  adding larger doors and doorsteps, for an archway I raised it up about 20mm to allow a mounted figure to pass through - I made the changes using some thin cardboard

 To finish off I did the minimum painting, although one had the lower stonework brought out by dry brushing with medium brown colour; here they are placed on some Metcalfe cobbled sheet.
 The enhanced buildings used with some others to start the build-up of a little bit of a 'street scape' ..


Friday, 22 January 2016

The King reviews the friekorps infantry ....

King Leopold of Wittenberg has taken a break from his usual duties and has travelled to the Hoflandt to review the military situation in person and to discuss the request from General Waldebeck for more regular troops to be deployed. After passing a couple of days at Vanderhof, he has gone to Hofheim to review the infantry of Count Boritzy's friekorps. Only the chasseurs and grenadiers are present as the pandours are on border patrol duty.

The King arrives with General Waldebeck and his staff....

 and inspects the chasseurs ...
 followed by the grenadiers..
after the review the King returns to Hofheim for a hearty lunch and discussions with General Waldebeck.

[New- King Leopold in 40mm - a spare miscast horse and rider fixed up with some green stuff. In addition the infantry battalions have been brought back up to thirty figures with new 2 figure officer vignettes]

Friday, 15 January 2016

Saxe-Jarlsberg Army - reorganisation (4)

some new additions to the Saxe Jarlsberg army

Infantry regiment Von Imhoff
The converged grenadier battalion of the 4 musketeer regiments


Saturday, 9 January 2016

Coming up for 2016....

I've plenty to do and the current main project project plans for 2016 are:
  • Crack on with re-purposing my ECW collection for a mid 1640s TYW europe imagi-nations conflict.
  • Finish reworking my 40mm SYW period collection. For the Saxe-Jarlsberg army - two infantry units are awaiting basing and one cavalry unit to paint. Then its onto the Wittenberg army - using uniforms for Saxony during 1740's; two new infantry regiments to add and some tweaking to the others.
  • 'Pulp' in the 18th Century - basic ruleset to be completed, lost of edits left from the initial tryout games, then next iteration etc
  • Continue working on my Out in India 28mm project
  • A few additions to my Saxons and Vikings

Monday, 28 December 2015

Rumble in the ruins ....

The brigands led by Black Jack and the Hook are camped in the the old roman ruins in the outer woods of the Sackwald. 

With the dismounted dragoons lost in the woods,  Lieutenant Becke in charge of the jagers in the absence of Captain Scharfe, decides to attack the brigand's camp while they have the opportunity.

---oXo---
A brigand on look out duty ....
 The jagers close in, a brigand lookout runs towards the camp to raise the alarm...
Jagers start to emerge from the wood taking out another of the brigands' lookouts
The camp has been alerted and the brigands grab their guns and stand to ...
The jagers form up and start firing into the camp ....
More jagers move up to get try and get round the back of the camp .....
The jagers are starting to take a toll on the brigands ...
 Captain Scharfe has arrived, Becke brings him up to date on the situation ....
Shouting to their men to move to the attack Black Jack and the Hook run forward, but only some of the their men follow ....
The jagers have worked their way round the back of the camp .....
with the jagers now behind them the rest of brigands rush out of the camp and make for the nearest wooded area, attacking any jagers in their way with great ferocity ....
the jagers try to hold them off  ....
having broken through the jagers a small number of brigands reach the safety of the woods, including Black Jack and the Hook....
---oXo---
Although the bulk of the brigands were killed or captured, Captain Scharfe is none too pleased that Black Jack and the Hook have managed to escape. He'd catch up with some day he mused ....