Sunday, 30 March 2014

15mm Polish Soviet War

I met up with a few old friends yesterday for a 15mm game set in the Polish Soviet War of 1919-21.  The rules were a home brew set using a variety of mechanisms from other rule sets for other periods.  I was on the Polish side and our objective was to capture two of the towns on the table but one had to be the town on the far edge.  Unfortunately we had no idea where the Soviets were and our plan ran into instant problems once we had seen their deployment (as they had almost all their full Division concentrated in the town we were intending assault first).  I was in command of the Polish 6th Regiment which took a bit of a pasting trying to push round the town whilst the 5th Regiment assaulted it.  Meanwhile our mobile column of cavalry, motorised infantry and armoured cars easily captured the other one by the railway line and then faced the might of the Soviet cavalry.

The game was a lot of fun with the almost compulsory inclusion of weird armoured cars, ineffective air support and an armoured train; but ended as a Soviet victory as we couldn't break into the first town and were about to be assaulted by the Soviet's second full Division!

It was a pretty exhausting day with a 340 mile round trip in the car and 7 full hours of gaming but well worth it.  Here are some photos from the day:



























Monday, 24 March 2014

4Ground Utility Cart

Despite being rather busy over the weekend I managed to put together a couple of 4Ground mdf kits.  Here's the first - a utility cart:



This is relatively simple kit which comes in unpainted mdf; however, a number of the pieces do have detailing on both sides.  Here's the completed cart:





Saturday, 22 March 2014

WSS: The Duke of Marlborough

So who else could I have commanding my War of the Spanish Succession Allied army other than the Duke of Marlborough himself:




The figures are from Black Hat, painted by Roger and based by me.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

WSS: Dutch Officer

Clearly my Dutch troops also needed someone to command them - so here he is:



Monday, 17 March 2014

WSS: Dutch Light Artillery

Next up is a lighter artillery piece for my Dutch:



As always the figures are Black Hat and painted by Roger.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

WSS: Dutch Artillery

My Dutch troops for the War of the Spanish Succession needed some artillery support: