Thursday, 30 December 2010

Making some footbridges ...

Before the Kings Jagers get embroiled in their little adventure I needed to make some footbridges for crossing rivers. So I dug into my oddmments of cardboards and cut some lengths to fit across my standard river sections, these I scored to represent planking; after that on the underside I added some supports which double up as fixing points for some wooden post supports made from wooden skewers. Off to the paint shop ...

Monday, 27 December 2010

Out of the woods ...

A party of the Kings Jager corps in civilian garb, led by Captain Sharfe,  have emerged from the woods into a small village and are taking great care as they progress ... something's afoot ... (more to follow)
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As my Wittenberg militia battalion is to receive uniforms, I spent a little time taking the figures in the best poses and basing them singly and converting a couple of officers adding muskets and a pistol. They can be used as armed civilians, brigands/smugglers, or in athe above case regulars in disguise (figs are a mix of Redoubt, Front Rank and Old Glory)

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Merry Xmas ..

The King and Queen of Wittenberg and the royal family
wish you a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Artillery drill ...

The Loyal Belgravian Volunteers have recently been granted regimental status by the King of Wittenberg, here we see General Waldebeck and his aid watching some of the newly uniformed men carrying out some artillery drill with their battalion gun (uniforms have been ordered for the rest of the regiment)

(Figs: Artillery crew - Front rank SYW British)

Re-arranging the modelling desk ...

I've been using my old PC for a while at my modelling desk, it's still going much to my surprise. I use it for looking up unifrom info on the net and also keeping up with blogs. Just recently my main PC printer has been misbehaving - it has now been replaced. It is tempremental - plays up for a while - the decides to work OK for a week or so the gets grumpy again.  Anway its now joined my old PC at the modelling desk - now I can print stuff out, including flags. This has prompted a bit of re-arrangement.


Now I've got the PC/printer organised, I'm currently re-organising the rest of my stuff - found a few bits I'd forgotten about in the process.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Spot your Xmas goody ...

A good item to request for your Xmas stocking (or just buy it for yourself for a treat) is Wargaming In History Vol 2, now available to order - hoorah !! Ordered mine last week. Front the front cover picture it looks like another corker from Grant and Olley.

Can be ordered in the UK from Ken Trotman books (http://www.kentrotman.com/marlatest/warghist2.htm)