Friday, 28 February 2014

I'm A Winner!

Anibal Invictus over at Gaming with TooFatLardies held a prize draw for reaching the loft heights of 200,000 views.  Having been a follower of the site for a while I entered but was unlucky in the first draw.

However, one of the prize winners didn't claim their prize so another draw was made and I was luck enough to be selected.

My prize?  A copy of Chris Stoesen's In the Name of Roma! a sourcebook and scenarios for the Italians on the Eastern Front for use with I Ain't Been Shot Mum and Chain of Command.

Many thanks indeed to Anibal Invictus and keep up the great work!

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Cavalier 2014

Today I popped along to the Tunbridge Wells Wargames Society's Cavalier show.  It's not a big show but does attract some well known names in traders and usually has some nice games to see.

Obviously my first call had to be on the Maidstone Wargames Society's new show game - Somewhere in Belgium 1914:

I then had a wander around the rest of the show.  Here are a couple of the other games that caught my eye:

Battle of Fraustadt 1706 - Crawley Wargames Club

Tabletop Teasers on Tour 1709 - SEEMS

Sunset Over Shimushu 1945 - Deal Wargames Society

Field of Glory 1813 - Southend Wargames Club

Battle of Cape St. Vincent - Tonbidge Wargames Club
I also bumped into a few of the "usual suspects":

Ray Rousell - Don't Throw a 1
In between I managed some shopping - here's the haul:

As you can see I have started amassing the figures I need for my new 15mm Wars of the Roses project but I also picked up some 28mm French & Indian Wars figures from Redoubt and a 4Ground building from Colonel Bill's.  Along with a useful 4Ground cart I picked up two new sets of rules (although one of them isn't so new, having been published in 1994!) - Sepoy for my Indian Mutiny project and Donnybrook - for which I entirely blame Ray!  I suspect Donnybrook may lead to some re-prioritising of projects for this year...

Friday, 21 February 2014

WSS: Athlone Cavalry Regiment

The final Dutch cavalry unit is a squadron of the Earl of Athlone's Cavalry Regiment:

The figures are from Black Hat and the flag from Warflag.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

WSS: Aughrim Cavalry Regiment

The second unit of Dutch cavalry is a squadron of the Baron of Aughrim's Cavalry Regiment:

The figures are, once again, from Black Hat and the flag from Warflag.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

WSS: Württemberg (Dutch) Cavalry Regiment

And now some horse to support my Dutch infantry - the first unit is a squadron of the Württemberg Cavalry Regiment:


The figures are, as always from Black Hat and the flag from Warflag.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

The Mutiny: A Flag for the 32nd

Having a little break from basing 15mm War of the Spanish Succession figures, I decided to add a flag to the 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment of Foot I have for the Indian Mutiny:

You will have seen the figures before (they're from Mutineer Miniatures) and I based them up all the way back in May 2011 and (for the eagle eyed) technically, the flag isn't quite correct but I think it works.

Friday, 14 February 2014

WSS: Régiment des Dragons du Baron d'Asfeld

The next addition to my War of the Spanish Succession project is another French unit - a squadron of the Baron d'Asfeld's regiment of dragoons:

The figures are from Black Hat and the flags are from Maverick Models.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

WSS: (Dutch) Brandenburg Regiment

The final addition to my Dutch infantry for this phase is some Brandenburg foot:

You may have already guessed that the figures are from Black Hat and the flag from Warflag.

You may also have noticed the lack of additional info around these last units.  This is a combination of there being less info around and also that I did the pictures before going into hospital last week for a minor op and so have not had a chance to follow it up much (so these have been a bit of Blue Peter's "here's some I prepared earlier") or to progress any of the other units that I have on the bench.  So you will be seeing a brief hiatus as I am not getting back up to speed quite as quickly as I had (rather optimistically) thought I might.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

WSS: Dutch Regiment Beynheim

My next addition to the War of the Spanish Succession a Dutch is the Beynheim (other spellings are available!) regiment:

The figures are Black Hat with a Warflag standard.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

WSS: Van Welderen

My second Dutch Regiment is van Welderen's:

The flag is from Warflag and, as always, these are Black Hat figures

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

WSS: Dutch Guards

I thought my Allied army for my War of the Spanish Succession project was rather too British and lack some allies - so my next additions have a Dutch theme.  First the No. 4 Guards:

The figures are Black Hat and the flag from Warflag again.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

WSS: Régiment Dauphin - Cavalerie

Clearly my French forces needed some cavalry support so the next addition to the project is a squadron of French horse from the Régiment Dauphin - Cavalerie.

The figures are from Black Hat and the flag is from Maverick Models.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

WSS: Dorrington's Regiment

The second Jacobite Irish unit I am adding to my French troops is William Dorrington's Regiment which was created from the former 1st and 2nd Battalions of King James' Royal Irish Foot Guards.  They fought alongside Clare's Regiment at the Battle of Blenheim and in a number of other engagements including the Battle of Malplaquet.

As usual the figures are from Black Hat but this time the flag is from Maverick Models.