Sunday, September 20, 2009

10mm Yankees

I just finished this Old Glory 10mm Union Regiment. These guys are based om 1"x3/4" bases, so they can be used for Fire & Fury, Piquet: Field of Battle or Too Fat Lardies" They Couldn't Hit an Elephant.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fuzzy Wuzzy Camels

Here are some pictures of my recently completed 15mm Fuzzy Wuzzy Camelry. Since there is no actual manufacturer of these guys, had to do some conversions ranging from minor to major. The Camels were either Essex pre-Islamic arab or Warrior Dervish. Other parts used were Stone Mountain and Minifigs' Fuzzies. Some of the riders have odd proportions due to my poor conversion skills, but they will do! Basing is for Too fat Lardies' TDLIUE.

The camels are either Essex or Warrior. The Essex camels have the padded blankets and more proportional camel bodies. The far left and right camels were minor conversions: shaving off bows, quivers, etc. and adding spears, shields and fuzzy 'fros.

The three Warrior camels (2nd, 3rd and 5th from left) used Dervish torsos with either Stone Mountain of old Minifigs upper torsos. The Essex camel (4th from left) uses an Essex lower rider and a Stone Mountain upper body.

Monday, September 7, 2009

10mm Zouaves by Old Glory...painted up as the 5th NY Vols, I believe...

Some Confederate infantry, also Old Glory. I probably added too many Union pants and made them look too hodge podge...oh well!

The two units face off!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

15mm Colonials

I picked up some 15mm colonials recently. I managed to paint some up, but still haven't based them...

First up are some 15mm Spanish American War figures from TVAG. The top three are US Volunteer Infantry. There seems to be only one pose for the rank and file, and one pose of officer and standard bearer (not pictured).

The bottom three are Spanish regular infantry in field dress. There seems to be 3 poses for the rank and file (shown). You can't see it in the photos, but I attempted the rayadillo with a light duck blue and some small, fine white lines to give the impression of pinstriping. I didn't take much effort and I am pleased with the impression it gives.

Last up are some 15mm Stone Mountain Sudan range. The upper left 3 are Mahdi ansar with spear (one pose per pack). The upper right shows some British in advancing pose (also one pose variation). The bottom 2 rows show the mixed Fuzzy Wuzzy pack of spear, sword and rifle armed warriors. Very nice figures.

Monday, June 8, 2009


Finally finished up my unit for the South American Wars of Liberation. Using the figures from the "Liberator's" line and the guides also available from John Fletcher, I painted up the Burgos.

Not real happy with the flag, it was printed from the web, I am going to try and touch it up by hand. Maybe one day there will be some high quality flags commercially available...

Burgos is depicted in "brin" uniforms that they wore at the battle of Maipo. It's a nice switch from the blue uniforms of the Patriots.

The unit is based for Piquet's Field of Battle. Seems like a decent rule set for the smaller battles of the 19th century.

I really can't say how nice the figures are. Very easy to paint and capture a lot of flavor. I believe they were sculpted by Mike Broadbent. Very nice stuff!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Painted up some 1/3000 Spanish ships for the Battle of Manila Bay. They are based for "Fire when Ready" by David Manley. I painted the Castilla in black as opposed to whitem because it would be easier to identify as part of the Spanish fleet. More too come...

Monday, May 25, 2009

Impetus: Age of Arthur

In an effort to paint some of my bare lead, I have embarked on an Impetus/Basic Impetus endeavor for the Age of Arthur. Here are some pictures of my first two bases:

Saxon warband: A mix of Old Glory and Outpost.

Arthurian British: Splintered Light and Outpost.

The Clash! More to come...

Sunday, April 26, 2009

DBN: Penninsular Battle

Today, I was able to get together with my gaming buddy Matt to try out DBN. Here's how it went:

Initial Deployment from the French side of the table, both sides were identical in army composition: 8 Musket, 2 Light Cavalry, 1 Artillery, 1 Light Infantry & a General. There were two hamlets (non linear fortifications) in the middle of the battlefied. The game table was 30" square.

Turn 1) French center marches forward in column, while chasseurs e cheval advance on the flanks. On the Allied side, British light dragoons move on the far flank (French right).

Turn 3) On the French left, a brigade of chasseurs e cheval are bombarded by the Allied artillery (receiving one "hit"). French light infantry advance on the unoccuppied hamlet. In the center, the French raggedly advance (due to poor CAP rolls) in column, as the British redeploy in line. The Portuguese remain in column. On the right, two brigades of British dragoons look ready to pounce on a brigade of French light cavalry.

Turn 4) A brigade of French cavalry charge forward on the British right, while the French legere occupy the small Spanish hamlet. The French center continues to slowly move towards the British center and the British cavalry continues to loom ominously on the French right flank.

Turn 5) The French chasseurs e cheval brave cannister fire and charge boldly into the British artillery. The French general (having rolled high enough on the CAP) orders his legere to garrison the hamlet on the left. In the center, the French columns brave the withering British musketry and slam into the thin red line. The Portuguese column advanced to meet a column of French. The British cavalry continues to inexplicably do nothing...

Turn 7) Casualties begin to mount: The French light cavalry brigade on the left is destroyed by artillery fire. The legere dug in the hamlet fare better, surviving a bombardment. In the center, ehe French columns take several hits but manage to destroy a British infantry brigade. The Portuguese column also take punishment. The French right flank is quiet.

Turn 8) It becomes apparent that the center is where the battle will be decided. British musket fire versus the French attack columns, and both generals lcommit themselves to the struggle. Thus far, the Allies have lost three infantry brigades (1 British, 2 Portuguese) while the French have lost one light cavalry brigade and one infantry brigade.

Turn 9) French Victory! The Allies lose another British infantry brigade in the center. The French occupation of the Spanish hamlet on the left anchored that flank, while the British showed a surprising lack of aggression on the French right. This allowed the French infantry brigades in attack column to deliver the coup de grace.

It was my first bona fide game of DBN, both myself (the French) and my gaming buddy (Allies) have experience in DBA, so alot of the mechanics were familiar. The game played fast and relatively smooth. Look forward to playing again!