Friday, 10 August 2018

28mm: Sculpt - Horse and Dragoon

the last of my initial sculpts for 28mm, a horse and generic dragoon (rider separate)

my horse and rider with a Front Rank SYW figure to give a size comparison - I think I've edged toward 30mm 😊

the rider still sits a little high in the saddle and there are a few fluffs that need fixing which the photos have shown up.

Time to start working out the order in which all the accumulated masters (both 40mm & 28mm) will go into moulds

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Troops in motion .....

    The despatches have reached the eyes of General Waldebeck, one tells him of the movement north-west towards the province of Zinzendorf by the Begovian army. A meeting of officers has been called and the General briefs them on the disposition of forces ....
 The Begovian army is on the march towards our borders, we must dispose of the troops available to us to meet this threat.
   The Dragoons, infantry and  artillery will move to Partoki in the centre of the Nastrovian plains.
Halfway between Partoki and the border will be the Rutenian cavalry and Hofler's Pandours at Topdan, with the Uhlans and the Kings Jagers at Barzoli.
    The local land militias will be activated and see to the defence of the border towns and man the watchtowers. Gentlemen return to you commands and get your troops into position as soon as possible...
---oXo---

The next day, General Waldebeck leaves Pulverstadt with a brigade of infantry to march to Partoki...

Friday, 27 July 2018

Grenadiers on Parade ...

At Pulverstadt, General Waldebeck and Count Boritzy inspect the newly formed Zinzendorf grenadier regiment...

---oXo---

Meanwhile a courier carrying important dispatches for the General rides towards Pulverstadt..


Friday, 20 July 2018

The Begovian army marches ....

After having mustered at Badderhof, the begovian army has started off on its long march north-west towards the Wittenberg border province of Zinzendorf.

The commander of the army Osram Pasha and his aide watch as the army moves onwards ...



Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Begovian cavalry on the move ...

Begovian cavalry are on the march....
their army is mustering near the Begovian capital Badderhor, before it marches north-west towards the border with Wittenberg.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Wittenberg Garrison regiment...

Wittenberg garrison regiment now up to full strength is on manoeuvres near the Zinzendorf provincial capital of Pulverstadt with a detachment of the Kings Jagers...



Thursday, 12 July 2018

Troops from Rutenia....

After some careful negotiation (including supplies of arms from Fenwick and a guarantee of support from the Imperium) the Principality of Rutenia has declared itself independent from Begovia and is now an ally of Wittenberg....

A mounted contingent of troops from Rutenia has travelled to the small monastery at Kernow in the north of Wittenberg's Zinzendorf province.  Watched by some locals and General Waldebeck the Rutenian Battle Banner of St George (held in safekeeping in the monastery for 50 years) is handed over ....
 The battle banner of St George is shown to the waiting Rutenian cavalry...
 The Rutenian troops leave with General Waldebeck and his escort....
 they will travel south-west to join the Wittenberg troops stationed at Partoki in the centre of the Nastrovian Plains.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Casting extras for Wittenberg Infantry ....

All the casting I wanted to do for now has been completed. Enough 40mm figures to bring my garrison regiment to full strength...
I decided that I ought to have a battalion of grenadiers, so cast the necessary figures and separate grenadier heads.It was slow work attaching the alternate heads and fixing some casting fluffs. In addition I cast a Creartec mounted officer and tweaked it changing the head to one from Sash & Sabre.

Sunday, 8 July 2018

28mm: Sculpt - March Attack Musketeer

For some time I've been planning to have a go at some sculpting in 28mm. Finally decided to have a go at a march attack musketeer. After a couple of false starts... the third attempt seemed to be going somewhere so I persisted with it. Now it is finished and looks reasonable...


It has a number of imperfections which need fixing before I put it in a mould. What next ? I'm going to try a horse and dragoon rider.

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Casting some figures ....

Nice hot day today so went out to the garage to melt metal and cast some figures. Main point of today was to try out my new metal melting pot...
The beastie is from Prince August, who were also doing a half price bundle deal with it for 10bars of model metal. Much easier to use than melting metal in ladles on a hotplate. I managed to cast up enough figures to bring my 40mm garrison regiment up to full strength - before it got to hot in the garage  :)

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Watching the border ....

A look out is being kept across the Begovian border...
All the old watchtowers have been renovated and are manned currently by small detachments of Hofler's pandours..

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Sculpt: Ottoman style horse archer..

Finished a sculpt for an Ottoman style horse archer...
a modified Spahi style figure. The Begovian army will have some of these once I get a mould done.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Begovian Spahis ...

The first lot of Begovian spahis finished plus command stand...
One more lot of 16 to go, plus the last command stand.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

storage tidy - in progress

During a tidy up in the garage over last weekend, I sorted out some shelving space above my G scale model railway layout to use for my wargaming stuff. Two old warped shelves have been replaced with wider ones to hold up to sixteen 12L 'Very Useful' boxes.
---oXo---
Today I've been organizing a better place to store my 'table riser' sections. All gathered together ready for storage...
I moved my Inet Router box to another location to free up the space between the end of the gaming table and the wall. All the table risers fit in nicely there, with some space for hill sections.
Next job is to sort through the gaming stuff in the spare wardrobe and a cupboard I took control of.....

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Road building .....

Part of the strategy for the defence of the Zinzendorf is the building of new military roads to improve supply routes.

A 'sketchy' Map of Zinzendorf province...

The first of these roads is being built from the more heavily populated part of the province out into Nastrovian plains towards the border with Begovia. The road building is already underway - The section from Pulverstadt to ZinzenStadt has been completed, the next section through the Scaden hills to Partoli is underway ....

 General Waldebeck visits the work in progress at the 'road-head'....
 engineers get ready to cut down a tree in that is in the way ....
 the surveyors go ahead marking out the line of the road ....

Monday, 4 June 2018

Out hunting (2) ..

The King is enjoying his hunting trip to the Sackwald forest. He is out again today...

Not much game has been spotted today, however late in the afternoon a wild boar scurried across in front of him
 - he makes a snap shot and misses... the wild board disappears into the undergrowth...

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Out hunting ...

The King has taken a break for the affairs of state and gone hunting for the weekend in the Sackwald forest. He has a small escort of jagers and a manservant with him ... somewhere in the outer woods .. the jager officer spots something...

 some deer in a clearing ....
the king takes a shot and hits one of the dear - venison for dinner ..

Friday, 18 May 2018

The Kings council meets ...

The King's council is meeting today, discussing the current military situation - including the increasing military build up by Begovians..

The King outlined the agenda, which was followed by the reading of the minutes of the last council meeting..
 the meeting was fruitful and General Waldebecke's plan for defense of the Zinzendorf province, which borders Begovia, was approved. In addition the protection of trade on the lower reaches of the river Oudear was discussed and it was agreed to draw up plans for a new class of river galley's.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Begovian army additions ...

Some more stuff finished for the Begovian army: a command stand
some heavy cavalry ....
additional artillery crew, can now service 4 cannon ....

Sunday, 29 April 2018

The King goes to open Parliament ....

The King has left the palace to attend the opening of the spring session of Parliament ...

The little procession consists of the guard foot band, drum carriage and kings coach with an escort of chevalier garde ...



[new item: Minfigs drum carriage - Wag 12, with a couple of front rank figs for driver and drummer]

Friday, 20 April 2018

Begovian Light Cavalry ...

Just finished these, the first lot of Begovian cavalry....


only another 40 or so to left to do 😁

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Begovian Army Commander, figure sculpted

A special sculpt for the Begovian army commander has been finished (sitting on a slightly modified Creartec horse)



Sunday, 15 April 2018

Begovian Provincial Infantry ...

Having run my new mould to get some heavy cavalry figs cast; while doing so I used some other moulds to make up some spare infantry figures - most of these have been used to morph one of my initial Begovian units into two provincial infantry units deployed in a more loose order; part of the change included 6 firing figures converted from advancing castings.