Friday, 30 December 2016

Plans for the future ......

Plenty of things to work on and games to play. Main things on the horizon are ....
  • More on table action with solo games - Monrovian v Fenwick trade wars to start with. Need to make up some more small boats for this.
  • Continue with my 17C sculpt, cast and paint project. Will be busy in the new year making moulds and casting - then onto painting the new units.... after that start the 17C campaign ..
  • Looking at a possible Sculpt & Cast for 18C in 40mm; initially will be a march attack musketeer (with possible alternate heads), initial stages of the 'green'..
  • Tidy and finish some secondary project items (WW2 tanks & transport, WW1 planes …)
  • Add a few things to my 54mm Romans and Gauls collection
  • Finish armies for Wittenberg's and Monrovia's allies (in 28mm) ---> Wittenberg's ally the Duchy of Fenwick and Monrovia's ally the Duchy of Noverre.
  • A new 40mm army that could be used in both the 17C & 18C - maybe something along the lines of a Polish or Balkan army. I'll be sculpting and casting for some the of fgiures for this, could take a while to get this moving.  For a start I have made up the commander and his escort for this army, using some Irregular Miniatures croats and a cossack on suitable horses..
Lots to do !  šŸ˜ƒ

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Streams ...

An Xmas goody unpacked and tried out for how it looks on the table, some Battlefield in the Box stream sections ....
these will get repainted and flocked to fit my scenery scheme ....

Friday, 23 December 2016

Merry Xmas ....

The King requested a small parade to review the re-quipped Karibiner Garde and Grenadier Battalion Kuprinzessin
After completing his review he returned to the palace and checked all the Xmas decorations etc were to his satisfaction.
 ---oXo---

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

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Raid on Raddenwitz ...

continued from the previous post ...

The Monrovian raiding flotilla moves in closer .....
One boat enters the port harbour ...
the Fenwick port guard have setup a defence point in a open warehouse on the main quay...
the troops from the first Monrovian boat take some casualties as they disembark and then get on with setting fire to buildings .....
The port guard fire across the harbour at any target, some return fire takes a one of them out ....
The marines have landed by the far end of the port and are crossing the bridge, while the troops from the third boat have landed and are moving up the near side ....
Reinforcements for the port guard are on their way....
the attackers from the third boat move inland and start their wanton destruction and fire setting ....
another part of the Fenwick port guard has barricaded the road from the harbour but is taking heavy casualties from the fire of the Monrovian marines.
the reinforcements arrive .....
more buildings are set alight as the Monrovians try and work their way towards the large granary ....
the Fenwick troops form up as the Mornovian marines start to cross the barricade
The commander of the raid orders the bugler to sound the recall .....
vollies down the road from the Fenwick troops keep the attackers from the granary, they start to fallback on hearing the recall ...
The Monrovians make for the boats and start to leave ...
The defenders ensure they have control of the main quay and try to put out some of the fires ....
Some Monrovians are picked off as they try and reach the last boat ...the raiding flotilla sails away...
the river port of Raddenwitz in badly damaged, with collapsed and burning buildings, plus some sunken boats.  The buildings on the main quay are undamaged and the main granary is unaffected. 

What will Fenwick do in response ? It will take time for news to reach the capital - Duke Maurice although impetuous at times will surely do something to retaliate.  He must protect trade along the river Oudear.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Morning at Raddenwitz ...

On the northern stretches of the river Oudear on the side of the river in Duchy of Fenwick territory lies the small riverside port of Raddenwitz.

One sleepy monday morning .....
A small flotilla of boats has been spotted coming up the river by the harbourmaster and his assistant,  they cross to the other side of the harbour area for a closer look
 A runner is sent to raise the alarm ....
 The runner arrives at the guard house ....
 The first of the boats comes into view ....
 Meanwhile in the town the port guard has been assembled .....
The runner who brought the news has been sent to get re-inforcements from a nearby army camp; meanwhile more boats near the port .......

to be continued .....

Sunday, 11 December 2016

In a Janissary style ....

As part of my 40mm sculpt and cast project for my 17C armies, I had a spare slot in a mould and decided to use it for a 'fantasy' janissary (see the green for it here). The mould turned out well and I've cast up a unit of janissaries. Some castings have been modified to make up officers and a standard bearer.

Currently in progress is a drummer and a mounted officer...
These chaps are most likely going to be added to Wittenberg's friekorps, although I have another idea for them - more at another time if the concept comes to fruition.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Duchy of Fenwick Dragoon Regiment...

Duke Maurice inspects dragoon regiment von Katte outside its barracks, along with the King's horse grenadiers...


[Dragoons: various Irregular Miniatures figures, some converted; these have been in use for about 10 years in different guises and I've used them to form regiment for Fenwick. The Horse Grenadiers mix of figures mostly converted, re-flagged (from Wittenberg's guard cavalry)]

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Trees !

On a visit to a recent Toy&Train fair  I spotted a box of plastic trees - some part made, the rest in bits. After having a gander I could see that they were worth a punt and coughed up £15 for the box.

On return the box was emptied and an initial sort through done ...
a further hour of assembly, yielded 12 small trees, 3 small Britains trees, 16 Merit trees and 5 large Britains trees...
a great buy and worth the time assembling them. The large trees will find their way onto my 1/24 scale model railway layout.