Friday, 23 July 2021

Subscribe by Email widget added...

I have added a widget to allow Subscribe by E-Mail to new/updated blog posts just for this blog.

Still trying to decipher the full implications of changes to blogger for followers, in the light of seeing this on preparing a recent new post in blogger.

The joys of updates to user systems 😡.  (Looking into it the change was announced in April) .I think my old feed data is not available now so I cannot get access to the old list of subscribers.  (some useful starter info here .... https://www.peggyktc.com/2021/04/blogger-follow-by-email-widget-is-going.html )

Having a rest after just about figuring out how to setup a Feedburner feed. 💤


Saturday, 17 July 2021

Added some new fencing to the scenics ...

 Having 'borrowed' and re-worked some fencing for another project, my stock of generic of fencing looked a bit low, I needed to add some post and rail fencing. 

 During a visit to the local model railway emporium I spotted some nice fencing from the Woodland Scenics O Gauge range - so got a couple of packs. They come in a grey plastic weathered wood look with brown gates - I gave the fence parts a light dry brush in brown and based them up - enough for a small paddock and a bit more - plenty for most of the game settings I can think of.

Thursday, 10 June 2021

40mm Wittenberg Artillery 'upgrades' ....

Updates to the artillery park in advance of the next campaign with Begovia...

Limbers with horse and attendants for the battlion/light guns ....



Added to the field battery, a howitzer (Prince August cannon with plastic lego wheels)
The full battery deployed....

 To protect the battery two companies of fusiliers...

Saturday, 5 June 2021

The Battle of Lagerheim

continued from the previous post....

The Duke of Fenwick commences hostilities by ordering the artillery to open fire; all guns began an accurate sustained counter-battery fire against the Monrovian artillery...

The Monrovian battery retuned fire but to little effect, they suffered heavily from the Fenwick artillery bombardment. Once General von Messing was satisfied with the reduction in firepower of the Monrovian artillery he rode over to direct the Fenwick heavy gun battery to be ready to fire on the Monrovian infantry and cavalry ....
Count Malpurgo Belladona, commander of the Monrovian army, issues the order to commence the advance ....
General Warfarin commanding the Monrovian cavalry studies the Fenwick cavalry deployment as he awaits the order to engage the enemy.....

The Monrovian infantry advance supported by desultory fire from their artillery...

the Monrovian cavalry start to trot forward .....

General Warfarin, commanding the cavalry receives his order to attack, he will move forwards once the fusilier battalion is in position to protect the flank of the advancing infantry
The Fenwick cavalry stand ready to counter the advance of the Monrovian cavalry ....

The Monrovian infantry advance into musket range ....
The Monrovian cavalry start their attack ...
Afflicted by withering vollies from the Fenwick infantry and cannister fire the first line of attacking Monrovian infantry break and rout ....
the routing troops burst through the second line who join the rout apart from one wavering regiment which halts its advance.  With the bulk of the Monrovian infantry routing, The Duke of Fenwick orders the advance and releases his reserves...
The Uhlans from the Fenwick reserve cavalry charge into disorganised Monrovian infantry....

The Fenwick reserve cavalry is now into the routing infantry .... 
The Monrovian infantry on the right was still in relatively good order and stood their ground...

Meanwhile the cavalry engagement had started and was in full swing .....
The Fenwick hussars beat the Monrovian hussars who routed ....
The Monrovian cavalry push back their opponents .....
the Fenwick cavalry counter attacks...
but they get bogged down and the Monrovians have the edge as both sides pull back to re-group...
The Fenwick hussars have rallied and returned to attack the routing and rallying Monrovian infantry ....

A aide arrives form the army commander ordering General Warfarin to retire and use the cavalry cover the retreat of the army....

a victory for the Duchy of Fenwick...

 

Monday, 31 May 2021

Lagerheim - both sides deploy....

continued from the previous post ...

The main Fenwick army has arrived and all forces are now deployed... (pics from left to right flank)





Reserves off table:
  • Behind the centre - two half regiments of cavalry, guards battalion and converged grenadier battalion.
  • Behind left flank - one regiment of Dragoons
---oXo---

The Monrovian army has also formed up ready for action ....(pics from right to left flank)




Reserves off table:
  • Behind the centre - Guard du Corps, Grenadier Guards battalion, Fusilier battalion, converged grenadier battalion.
  • Behind right flank - two regiment of Dragoons

Friday, 28 May 2021

At Lagerheim ....

Following the blocking action at Grondheim, the Bylandt provincial troops withdrew north to the other side of Lagerheim to await the rest of the Fenwick army...

---oXo---

Monrovian hussars chase some Fenwick uhlans out of Lagerheim...

Count Malpurgo Belladona, commander of the Monrovian army arrives ....
Monrovian troops start to arrive and move through Lagerheim ....
Von Kessing receives an aide from the Duke of Fenwick who informs him that the main army is close at hand and the lead units will arrive shortly...

to be continued...

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

A bit of book care....

 Thought I ought to look after my older Wargaming books a bit, so obtained some dust jacket covering material.

I bought some that comes in a roll. You cut a length, fold to size and then use the adhesive strip.; I started with my copy of The Wargame.
Dust jacket in its new cover...
back on the book, should stop more damage to the edges of the dust jacket.. ready for another read.. 😀
Now will get on to do covers for the dust jackets for my other hobby books.....

(note: 

I ordered the dust jacket cover roll I used direct form the supplier,  

https://book-protectors.myshopify.com/collections/adjustable-lyfjackets/products/adaptaroll

there are similar products available on Amazon and from other sources.)

)