Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Blue Dragoon 2nd Squadron finished.

Thankfully my back is much better now ( three days off at Christmas helped a lot ) and I got the second squadron with the Colonel and Cornet in addition finished , at last.
This makes the unit viable on the wargames table and they will be taking part in some non-campaign encounters , CS Grant's Table Top Teasers probably.
This will keep my hand in ( as simple as the rules may be the game itself is hard to master ) and keep my interest going.

Saturday, 26 December 2009

New terrain arrives for Christmas.

Santa brought me a couple of rather large boxes yesterday full of TSS terrain tiles.
I'm very pleased with them, I think they have quite an "Old School" look about them, especially the hills and are better than I could have made myself as I originally intended.
I had them in use this afternoon for a Napoleonic Table Top Teaser from the Battlegames book by CS Grant.
However they were really bought for the inevitable war between Altstein and Eisenburg-Essling to begin in the New Year.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Back Injury Halts Painting.

The title says it all really. Very frustrating , I injured my back at work last Saturday and even with a couple of days off sick it is still very painful . I can't sit at the painting table to paint as I can't support my back while painting , so no progress at all unfortunately.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Altstein Blue Dragoons 2nd Squadron started.

Made a start (should be painting not blogging!) the Colonel and Cornet are included also.
A finished model from the first squadron is on the exteme left of shot as a reference for me to paint by.

Osterburg Musketeers finished

Consisting of 64 rank and file with 7 staff the Osterburg Musketeer Regiment is my largest unit. Made up of Italeri AWI French the poses in this unit are slightly awkward but beggars can't be choosers and I reckon they'll fight as well as the rest of them. However they may be hard to manouvre in line.
The flag needs re-doing though at some point.

The Altstein Jager command.

Captain Weingartner.

left to right : Weingartner , Bruckner and Kranze.

Some photos of the Altstein Jager triumvirate of Colonel Bruckner , Captain Weingartner and Captain Kranze. Franz Kranze is waving his sword around as usual (he's a bit of a show off and doubles his melee dice roll because he's a good fighter).
Weingartner is second in command and is renowned for being lucky.
A special rule simulates this in that in the event of Weingartner being hit by a musket ball he gets a dice throw to save him .
On a score of 2,3,4,5 or 6 his lucky pocket watch deflects the bullet but on a score of 1 the bullet ricochets straight up his nose!.
This rule only applies to musket shots the pocket watch cannot deflect cannon balls .
(After all this is not "Warhammer Fantasy Battles").
Weingartner is actually the distant ancestor of one of my work colleagues. But I don't think he has a pocket watch.

Charge playsheet

I have photographed my "Charge" playsheet. This incorparates my own ammendments to the rules as written by Brig. Young and Lt.Col. Lawford.