I've added a couple more buildings to my scenic stock. These are card buildings made by Keranova, from their Medieval Town range. The parts slot together and a number of small tabs protrude from the walls and roofs; I removed the tabs, filled in any gaps and painted the detail back in - for the roofs I covered them in some tile effect paper sheet.
Wednesday, 30 December 2020
A couple more buildings ....
Monday, 28 December 2020
One more Begovian Infantry Unit
Some single based Begovian infantry for skirmish games (I finished these a couple of weeks ago; forgot to post pics of them...) Nominally Ottoman tufekci...
more cannon fodder for the Wittenberg artillery ....
Sunday, 27 December 2020
Xmas prezzy books ...
Tuesday, 22 December 2020
Monday, 21 December 2020
Visiting the llamas...
The palace cats along with their new friend von Tiddenheim's spaniel, have gone to visit the palace llamas and see their xmas tree...
Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Mischievous cats ....
The palace cats have been mischievous lately....
Trying out the new Kings and Queens new thrones, they are quickly shooed away by one of the palace staff...
Sunday, 13 December 2020
Another river bridging set ....
I've had one pontoon bridge set for a long while; I made an alternate deck and some boats out of cardboard a couple of years back for a bridge of boats look, re-using the ramps form the pontoon set.
I thought it would be nice to have two full sets, so I made up two new ramps from cardboard; using thin card strips for the planking, hibachi skewers for the wooden stakes plus a dusting of sand - then painted to match the first set
Sunday, 6 December 2020
Two more houses ......
I've recently added a couple more new buildings to the scenics... fiddly to paint but worth the effort :)
they are resin ones from Steve Barber Miniatures. They need to be assembled, each floor and the roof is a separate casting.
Tuesday, 1 December 2020
Tweaking some old buildings ...
1. An old HO plastic kit house
It didn't really fit in when used as bottom part is way out of scale for 28mm figures - it was usually relegated to the background.
2. A pottery building -
Never have been satisfied with the chimney, repainted it grey and added some chimney pots to the top. Also to spruce it up a bit I put some stone effect paper on the sides and back.
Saturday, 28 November 2020
Adding a new building .....
I thought I'd have a go at an item from the from the Petite Properties 1/48th range ; I picked a smaller one called Tinkers Alley, I made it up but didn't use all the detailing pieces - I added some timbering to the front and back to fit in with my other buildings
Sunday, 15 November 2020
Zinzendorf - Dragoons (40mm)
Thursday, 12 November 2020
Over the border ....
General Waldebeck has organised an intelligence gathering information on the current positions of the Begovian army; they appear to be in camp across the border about 20 miles or so south west of the border town of Darkur. A number of small units of scouts have been sent across the border ...
One of these heads towards the border with Begovia ..
They hurried back across to the border and then on to the army HQ to make their report; the positions of the camps were noted and placed on the maps, but the presence of Tatars allied with the Begovians was important information ...
Sunday, 8 November 2020
Camp for the Begovians (WIP)
I've been making tents for the Begovians to be used to represent a camp; made up a template.. Initial prototype build...
The template, to print on A4 160g paper.
I used the template to make up a number of tents. To make a commanders tent I used a tent template cut in half and with fill in-between; using a cardboard internal frame for rigidity
Wednesday, 4 November 2020
Making the large chamber for Under Wittenberg....
I needed a large chamber for the Under Wittenberg game. I decided to use a box folder and make it as adaptable as possible.
I removed one side of the box folder to make photography easier during games. I cut some coffee stirrers to size and fixed them near the corners to provide a groove at each end to fit swappable wall effect pieces.
The cardboard inserts for the wall sides cut, covered in stone paper and checked for a good fit
Onto flooring - some pavement effect paper sheet, cut to fit (future option of swap out floor piece)
A little bit of dressing to check on how pictures would look..
Rules and Stuff...
Rules for Games
[post amended 5/11/2020, to add link to Weight of File Ruleset and associated quick reference sheets]
Basically I have a selection to choose from depending on the size and content of the scenario. I always tailor rules to a scenario if needed. Apart from the main rules set I use below, I make up scenario specific rules and borrow bits from other rulesets as appropriate.
Big Battles - I use Weight of Fire ruleset (a free set I downloaded some years back) with a few of my own tweaks (rules PDF here, quick ref sheet here side 1 and side 2)
Skirmish Games - Skirmish Rules Lite (home-baked). (PDF here)
Adventure Games - A general set useable for 17C onwards. (PDF here) It was derived from the rules included in Battlegames Zulu Special (BG14), I made a few basic adaptations (and a few more minor ones) main changes to the published rules as follows
The Shooting Table was extended to add SMG, LMG, Sling and Bow. With a generic musket/rifle entry. Rolling 2D6 when firing a SMG and 4D6 when firing a LMG.
A saving throw for all combatants - 1D6 1,2,3 disabled/dead; 4,5,6 OK
- Combat with 'to and fro' - Simple Combat (home-baked) (PDF here); this has skill, attack, defense attributes for character figures; with 3 wounds per character maximum.
- Combat no weapons - Fisticuffs
- winner of combat decided by rock paper scissors dice.
- loser is downed for next move, lays prone; to get up throw 1D6: 1 stays prone.
- opposition figure in base contact with prone figure, holds him down.
- Animal Herding, derived from some I found online (PDF here)
- Movement nominal 6" max per move.
- Actions controlled by dice what happens next 1,2,3 for x otherwise ....
- When contact occurred I used 'Combat no weapons - Fisticuffs' .
Monday, 2 November 2020
Under Wittenberg (4) ... Into the Treasure Chamber ....
continued from the previous post....
They crossed the pit picking up a new assistant in the form of a cat, down the steps and into another passageway ..
and the other party were heading in the same direction, parallel to them
The men form the royal society passed through a door into a large chamber...