|Mass charge by Polish cavalry 1683|
My snorkel has just broken the surface as I come up for air before submerging again into SALUTE 19 on Friday and Saturday.
|Brunswick-Celle infantry 1690s|
I have not been blogging with regularity over the last three weeks simply because I have snatched every waking hour to finish off the last photos for the new GNW supplement for Beneath the Lily Banners.
|Onwards to Vlasivka 1709|
The Swedes are...
|An Osprey style compilation of Kuruc forces on the march mixing phases of its existence|
The by ways of the late 17th century and early 18th provide magnificently juicy brain food for wargamers. Although I had in passing, read about the Kuruc Rebellion in Hungary during the first decade of the 18th century I had gone no further than a quick skim of what it was all about.
During the compilation of...
No, I can't believe it either. SALUTE 2019 is in about four weeks. Somewhere in my head I could hear a voice saying, you'd better start planning for SALUTE which is in a couple of months.
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|Charge! The Swedish Liv Dragoon Regiment thunders down upon its quaking enemies|
It's a legitimate question. Why has it taken you so long to produce a unit of your own cavalry, based in your own 'chevron' style?
Time and conflicting priorities is the answer. I don't have enough of the former and an abundance of the latter.
|Squadron 1 full charge in chevron|
I did paint about eighteen riders but only...
|Cossack infantry advancing|
Invigorated by the excellent progress being made on the GNW Supplement for BLB, I treated myself to some painting which was not actually on the very backlogged schedule.
In addition to the painting I did some more reading on Cossacks and found that over the years I had fallen into swallowing a few cliches about them. Perhaps it was too much exposure to the Battleground hex...
|Danish infantry brigade takes position 1693-1700|
Forgive the paraphrasing of Carlsberg's strap-line of the last decades but....
|Danish infantry attack the French|
If you know any Danes you'll also know they are quite distinct from other Scandinavians. I always find the Danish approach engaging. Direct, curious, straight and no nonsense. They usually like to have some fun too. You know where you are in...
|Didn't make it into the book but, a nice shot anyway - Saxons defend part of a village.|
The book project is now in full swing and I am getting updated layout drafts sent to me every few days which give a very encouraging progress check simply because the suggested additions and changes are visible when it comes back!
|From a Kliszow re fight about five years ago. Will the remnant of the Livgardet...|
|Russian Force #1 details below in the text|
Where have I been then? Up to my armpits in getting the GNW/Eastern Wars supplement for Beneath the Lily Banners 3rd edition moved forward.
|Russian field gun in a log redoubt|
The book is being laid out right now and the early views are very encouraging. Despite a pretty extensive archive of shots, I knew I didn't have enough of the right kind. I have thus...
|Some of our lovely Danes D01 & D03 fighting in Hungary for the Emperor|
The Christmas offer seemed to be to your liking! Thank you very much for all of the orders we received between December 10 and January 12 which meant I was not and Elf on the Shelf but more of a Gnome working from Home (ouch).
|Some Prussians from P01, P02, P03,, P04 and P05 - Vorwarts!|
Anyway, everyone seemed to work out pretty...
|A few militia style clothes may have been the most uniformed anyone got in Monmouth's Army|
To describe the rebel forces as an army is probably being somewhat overgenerous. Several of the officer cadre including the Duke himself were soldiers, brave, proven and with battle experience gained in formal, continental wars. There were undoubtedly ex soldiers, deserters from the army, militiamen and...
|A real life soldier! Musketeer Sean of a Jacobite regiment in Ireland circa 1689. Copyright B Hilton.|
Figure gaming usually falls into some broad categories in terms of scale. Firstly there is the model scale and secondly, the model to man ratio.
Typically 40mm, 28/25mm, 20mm, 15mm, 10mm, 6mm are the most common categories for the former. Of course there are several intermediate scales and some...