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.)

)

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Action at Grondheim...

 The Fenwick Bylandt provincial troops have deployed around the crossroads at Grondheim, the Monrovian vanguard is coming into view...

The commander of the Fenwick forces, Von Kessing, checks the artillery battery is ready before taking up position to command the cavalry...
The commander of the Monrovian vanguard, General Zeinite, rides forward to get a closer view of the forces blocking his path ...

Move 1:
The Fenwick hussars move forward to threaten the opposition ...
The Monrovian vanguard cavalry respond blocking the movement of their infantry... the cavalry come under fire from the Fenwick artillery as they move into position..
Move 2:

The Fenwick Hussars trot forward into charge range, with the Karabiniers moving up support them ...
The Monrovian cavalry is in position and their infantry is now able to move ... one dragoon regiment is shaken due to losses from artillery fire (red marker)

Move 3: 

The Monrovian dragoon regiments stood in position, shaken from fire from the Fenwick artillery and not inclined to move forward. Seeing this von Kessing ordered the hussars to charge into the nearest dragoon regiment....
The dragoons didn't stand the charge and routed .....
The Fenwick Karabiniers move up to support the hussars ...
Move 4: 

As the Monrovian dragoons routed, the neighbouring dragoon regiment lost their nerve and followed suit
The Fenwick hussars fell back despite the efforts of von Kessing who wanted them to wheel and attack the marching infantry unit to their right ...
One of the rear Monrovian infantry regiments gave way as the routing dragoons passed them and turned tail down the road; the allied Noverre infantry stood steady as a rock; General Zeinite could see the exposed flank of the marching grenadiers ...

Move 5:

The Monrovian grenadiers hurriedly formed line and faced the threat of the cavalry, as a regiment of Noverre infantry moved up to protect their flank;  von Kessing tried and failed to get the Fenwick cavalry to advance in the face of the opposing infantry.


Move 6:

General Zeinite had rallied the rear regiment and consolidated the Monrovian position; with no cavalry or artillery he could not move forward and would have to wait for the main body of the army...

As the advance of the Monrovian vangaurd had been halted, Von Kessing ordered his force to withdraw down the road to Lagerheim to join with the rest of the Fenwick army...

---oXo---

Action order:
To simulate fog of war and the problems of units getting in the way of others; units were allocated a playing card. The card pack was shuffled thoroughly and cut at the start of each move. Units can only move and fire when their card comes up; if charged they can respond (counter charge for cavalry)....


Monday, 3 May 2021

Monrovian army crosses into the Bylandt....

The Monrovian army had headed further north, going beyond Pinzendorf and established a pontoon bridge river crossing with out being seen by the Fenwick border patrols who were mainly watching the river Oudear below Pinzendorf.  The Monrovian army began crossing over the river, once the vanguard had assembled it headed towards the small settlement of Gosay on the road to Grondheim.  

However he movement of the large body of troops did not go un-noticed and riders were sent to warn the Fenwick provincial troops heading towards Grondheim......

Friday, 30 April 2021

Fenwick - forces in motion ....

 To counter a threat of invasion of the Bylandt province by Monrovia, the Duke of Fenwick leads his army towards Rondenplatz


Meanwhile, the Bylandt provincial troops have mustered at Lagerheim and are on route to camp at Grondheim...

[note : map of campaign area in this post here .... 

http://tidders-kingdomofwittenberg.blogspot.com/2021/04/message-for-duke-3-meeting-of-general.html ]

Saturday, 24 April 2021

Scheithers freikorps...

More troops to add to the Duchy of Fenwick Army, this time the Hanoverian Scheither's Freikorps. I've skipped the wavy cuff lace - keeping the basic uniforms of these 18C Hanoverian units; the bulk of figures are my own home-casts with a few from Redboubt/Old Glory.        

Jagers and artillery detachment...
The Grenadiers....
The carabiniers...
Also I could have some Uhlans (I have these are from my Wittenberg army)..

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

River craft ...

Two recent additions to the river craft flotilla - a couple of old resin boats I picked up off Ebay along with a nice selection of scatter terrain (sacks, barrels, bales...). A new mast/sail was made for the sail boat. I already had a selection of crew I could use for both...

Before storing them away I had a quick check of all the other river craft; I have enough (?) for a potential river crossing game - transport barges, row boats and seated figures

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Walls and Gatehouses ....

Tinkering with town/castle walls and gatehouses....

Checking through boxes I found had two sets of walls with appropriate gatehouses; basically too much stuff to keep for what I needed for games .....

After checking the wall sections, the brown set was found to need a fair bit of work to repair it; also not as robust as the plastic sections made from a couple of old toy castles. Decision made goodbye brown walls - in the bin they went. I saved part of the gatehouse base used with the brown walls and made a small gatehouse to go with the plastic walls...

Looking good, so I checked the plastic walls see how they would make up a castle ....
So able to do a suitable castle, plus town walls across the table narrow-ways or in the corner of the table. One problem the plastic set is that it is rather dark in colour; time for lift with a paint job - I decided on a lightish grey finish


ready for the next game which needs them :)