Saturday 25 June 2011

Monrovia V Duchy of Zomverre - Vergessen Valley

The Monrovians having secured their river crossing at Dormhausen have been slowly moving into the Duchy of Zomverre, they are now moving in the direction of the capital. General Zeinite is commanding the advance guard of 2 regiments of hussars, 6 regiments of infantry, 1 battalion of jagers and 1 battery of artillery. 

General von Messing commanding the Ducal forces has given the task of fighting a holding action to General Hoffnung; he has given him 1 regiments of dragoons, 3 regiments of infantry, 1 battalion of jagers and 1 battery of artillery. General Hoffnung has chosen his ground to block the Monrovian advance and has positioned his troops in the Vergessen valley.

The Monrovians enter the valley
The Ducal artillery select their target and open fire ...
The Monrovians continue their advance up the valley ...
The Monrovians form up and prepare to attack the Ducal gun battery, the Ducal jagers in the wood to their flank are causing some annoyance ...
As the Monrovian irish 'wild geese' battalion advance to assault the guns the supporting regiment and jagers deal with the Ducal jagers in the woods.
On the other side of the valley the Ducal forces fall back, in the face of the Monrovian advance.
The attack on the Ducal guns stalls, following a hail of grapeshot ....
While the Monrovians reform the Ducal guns are withdrawn and an infantry regiment advances to protect the ford crossing.
The Monrovian advance slows on the other flank ...
The Ducal forces attempt to fall back over the ford ...
They are hard pressed, attacked by infantry and cavalry ...
They break and the hussars pursue ...
It is now dusk and the light is failing. On the their left flank, the Monrovians cannot manouvre into the open area by the bridge due to the threat posed by the Ducal cavalry; on the other side of the river the Ducal forces have fallen back and are leaving the valley.
The Ducal forces withdraw under the cover of darkness, they have managed to effectively delay the Monrovians. The Monrovians camp at the head of the valley; they will re-commence their forward thrust the next day.

Friday 17 June 2011

Llama's in love

The Queen has found a new animal for the menagerie (after some negotiation with the Hispanic ambassador), it has recently arrived. To distract the King from his worries about the war in the Duchy of Zomverre the Queen has taken him out into the grounds to see the new arrival.

King: How delightful, another llama; a lovely white one - what it's name ?
Queen: Her name is Lucy
King: I'm sure having a companion will cheer up Larry, he's been a bit mopey of late ..
Two men in the balcony were having a rather heated argument 'Don't push me or I'll pull you' one said, the other replied 'I like to see that, you can do little to me'; After they calmed down one of the ladies seeing the Llamas was heard to remark 'I've never seen anything like it in my life !'

Larry shows Lucy around the gardens and grounds of the palace
In a quite moment when there is no one around Larry and Lucy kiss ....
It looks like they'll be happy together ..

Church 'Lego' Mania

Someone posted a shot of the Pegasus gothic building sets on a blog recently, I was hooked by the look of them and bought one of each of small sets #1and #2.
A manic evening was spent yesterday after they arrived constructing a small church; the sets provide the wall sections, flying buttress etc - but no roofs (25mm figs used for size reference)
after a day at work I came home and used all the bits I could for 'cathedral size'
I must now be a bit more sensible ? :-), and make something which won't fill up the gaming table too much and use the leftover parts to make a small chapel.

Tuesday 14 June 2011

A couple of new additions ...

Some new additions for my 40mm gaming. Firstly a market cross from Total Battle Miniatures 28mm black powder range. A couple of views,

and a rather nice 'Slipper and the Rose' toy coach which I picked up at a recent Toy & Train fair. The current driver will be placed in the coach and new one added - another little project to be getting on with

Saturday 4 June 2011

A strange calm descends ...

The King and the Field Marshal pause for a drink while walking round the palace grounds discussing the situation in the Duchy of Zomeverre.  Monrovia has committed most of its army to the invasion of the duchy. They can only wait for news ....

Meanwhile Madamoiselle Givenchy and her 'associates' scatter a herd of cattle as they return form some mischief in Monrovia.
(newly finished longhorn cattle from Irregular Miniatures, and Givenchy figure from Foundry)