Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Begovian Army - Horse Archers - WIP

The 40mm ottoman style horse archer, has got into a mould so I cast up enough horse archers (added some bows made from wire), plus some horses to make a unit up for the Begovian army.... 
need to get these painted to take part in the upcoming action....

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Fenwick Army get some new shiny recruits .....

I've been busy casting my own 28mm infantry and cavalry. New units have been created for the Duchy of Fenwick army.  I've used my castings for rank and file, with spare figures and some new figures from Eagle Miniatures for officers.

Four new units prepped and ready to paint. A guards battalion ....
 and a converged grenadier battalion...
New regiment of horse grenadiers (using some Jacdaw grenadier heads I had put by)....
 and lastly a regiment of Curassiers (they have their coats on, I will paint in a blackened cuirass instead of a waistcoat).
Some units for the Fenwick army have also been re-furbished. I used my home-cast horses as re-mounts for the existing dragoon regiment.(Irregular Miniatures riders)....
The existing artillery crew have been replaced with some from Eagle Miniatures ..
the new units will bring the Fenwick army up to a size to be able to fight the Monrovians on their own. Lots to paint 😁

Sunday, 23 September 2018

The Begovian army marches closer .....

The main body of Begovian army continues their march towards the Wittenberg province of Zinzendorf. They are currently crossing a river ....
Osram Pasha watches the army marching past....
Someone else watches the army marching past, a forward scout from the Wittenberg army
he makes notes on numbers of units and men, then works his way back through the forest and onwards as fast as he can to make his report....

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Skirmish at Sartoli ...

A small raiding party of Begovian cavalry has cross the border and attacked the small town of Sartoli setting part of it alight....
 waiting for them on the outskirts of town are some of the local militia and a detachment of mounted Feldjagers...
 The militia pour close musket fire into the Begovians as they ride past ....
 The Begovians with wounded men are taken aback by the close fire from the militia turn tail and are chased out of the town and back across the border by the Feldjagers...

Friday, 14 September 2018

Militia Muster and increased border patrols...

On the outskirts of Topdan, the local militia have been mustered for inspection by Colonel Hofler (whose pandour unit is stationed in the town).

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Some extra detachments of field jagers have arrived, some of them utilise llamas to patrol the hillier areas of the border with Begovia - being more nimble footed that horses.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

28mm: March Attack Musketeer, Horse and Dragoon - First Castings

I completed the initial mould for the 28mm figures I had sculpted and did a trial casting session today ..
in general coming out nicely,  the dragoons sword doesn't cast quite right occasionally - but easily fixed with some green stuff. I'm planning to do one more 28mm mould - 3 march attack musketeers and a grenadier, so I can cast infantry units quickly. I'll use my castings for rank and file and buy in the command figures and musicians.
    The 'plan' is to use my home-casts to complete the Duchy of Fenwick army and in the long-term  re-furbish some of the Monrovian and Wittenberg army units.

Friday, 7 September 2018

On Watch ...

An eagle eyed observer on a watch tower near the Begovian border has spotted something and calls his officer.
The officer checks the area on out with his telescope...  he can see a small party of horsemen ...
the officer writes brief report and arranges for it to be sent to army HQ.

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Over the next few days reports trickled back to the Wittenberg army HQ in Portoki of more sightings of small parties of Begovian troops near the border -