These figures are from a box of plastic Perry Austrian Cavalry and a command sprue to make two 8-man units. The set comes with options to build Cuirassiers, Dragoons or Chevauxlegers; as well as heads with helmets for 1798-1805 with smaller woolen crest and queues, 1805-15 with tall woolen crest and 1805-1815 with woolen crest removed.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Yesterday, my buddy Scott and I played our third Imjin War naval game using David Manley's "At The Height Of Battle" rules. I wasn't going to post a report of the game as the images look pretty much the same as the earlier post of the game. However, because of the author's quick responses to our questions after the game (via the game's FaceBook page), I felt like giving the game another nice shout out.
Apologies for the somewhat lengthy write-up, but wanted to provide more details of the game mechanics. Thanks again for dropping by and wishing you all the best!
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Finished up the two battalions of Perry Austrian line infantry. As mentioned in the previous post, only one box of plastics were used to build these two 24-man units. Although there are 48 figures in the set, there is only set of command figures. One of the units is currently led by an NCO, and flag pole was fashioned from a Victrix British figure. Also, only one unit has a drummer - and since I place most drummers in the rear of the command stand, the missing one isn't too noticeable. A metal command may be added in the future.
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Although the At Height of Battle Imjin War naval game went very well, I only took several so-so pictures. Figured I'd bolster the post with a WIP update on a box of Perry Napoleonic Austrian Infantry. They are in two 24-man units - one in crested helmet and the other in shako. As the box was picked up off of Amazon (sold by Brookhurst Hobby), it only has one proper command set. Used the flagpole (with cords cut off) and arm from a Victrix British figure for one unit. Also an NCO as a stand-in leader until an actual officer is obtained (maybe a metal figure for variety). Had a spare sapper from an earlier command sprue to spice up the command stands.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Painted up some reinforcements for another "At The Height Of Battle" game this Friday. These are 6 Ataka Bune and 15 Seki Bune for the Japanese, and 10 "mixed" Panokseon for the Koreans. These are packs sold separately from MT Miniatures to compliment the starter set.
Sunday, July 11, 2021
Here's an Old World style city/town fountain made by Wizkids Deep Cuts. Found it on ebay for about $4 - with shipping came to around $8; but still a good deal, IMO. Plan to use it for Black Powder and Bolt Action as a cover/LOS blocking terrain.
Friday, July 9, 2021
Here are two units of Austrian Landwehr using a box of Perry plastics and an additional command sprue. Mahrische in brown coats and Salzburg in green coats.
Sunday, July 4, 2021
Since the older Citadel woods set is OOP and only available at insanely high prices, ordered this new set of Warhammer woods. I liked the fantasy look of the older set, and this one carries on that flavor - including skulls and such around the base.
Friday, July 2, 2021
Thanks to my buddy James, recently returned from his overseas deployment, we were able to get in a great FPW Bolt Action game. James, a retired Infantry Colonel, actually helped me playtest this game a couple of years ago. This is only the second game I've hosted and played since the previous year's lockdown. The scenario is set for 6 turns; Victory Conditions: occupy 2 of the 3 main buildings at the end of Turn 6, or destroy 50% of the enemy, which is first. Since the French have a few less units and no artillery except for a Mitrailleuse "machine gun" - 2 of the 3 main buildings are closer to their table edge. That is, the Prussians would need to be more or less the aggressors.
Pictured below shows the end of turn 1 - we were catching up with each other and otherwise BSing prior to and during the game, hence the line up of the Class 6 items so early on.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Just a little WIP shot of some Perry plastic AWI British with Victrix Napoleonic arms/muskets and also Wargames Factory fur capped Grenadier heads. I wanted the figures in more skirmish poses than the marching and trail arms that come in the set. I also thought that Grenadiers "must" be wearing bearskins - even for the Saratoga Campaign.
Sunday, June 27, 2021
Here's the completed 8-man unit of Pavlograd Hussars which are made up of Victrix and Perry plastics, and also a 3-figure metal Perry command set.