Confession I'm told is good for the soul - so I must admit I've got the uniform for the above Schuamburg - Lippe- Buckeberg artillery wrong ! - there I feel better for that already !. The source I used was from the Partizan Press SYW book and they quote Knotel giving the coat colour as light blue . However I was looking at the Seven Years War Project site and he says dark blue and Knotel got it wrong and its a common mistake - Oh Dear !. I've decided to leave them as they are as a example of my fallibility and THEY LOOK NICER as they are ! after all It's my army so there !
Saturday, 18 January 2014
On my other blog I was saying that I dislike painting artillery limbers and teams -http://thesteadfasttinsldier.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/one-of-things-i-dislike-to-paint-is.html and to prove I am a glutton for punishment I have painted another one up in 40mm .
I was lucky enough to be able to buy the horses and riders off EBay ready cast so all I had to do was cast up a limber . The horses and riders are the older version of Holger Erikson , slightly flatter but with more characture I think.
Here they are with the gun and crew I had already painted up , I need to cast up and paint the same again to complete the battery - I told you I was a glutton for punishment !.
Wednesday, 15 January 2014
I found some brown corduroy in the cupboard that I had put there 'as it might be useful' (I believe it came from a sadly lamented jacket of mine) and thought I could make some ploughed fields out of it . I used some thin mdf for the bases and edged it with Basetex plus a few added stones.
And in the great tradition of 'Blue Peter'* here's one I made earlier .
Not sure what has been planted in the field but it doesn't look well or maybe it's weeds . I'm quite pleased with my efforts as making scenery does not come easy to me !.
* a BBC TV children's program where they made things from egg cartons and toilet rolls.
Sunday, 12 January 2014
'A' asked if I could put a game on for his eldest son 'K' as he was very impressed with the 'Hobbit' film and had got a second hand copy of the GW rules .
I set the table up with the objective being a cache of buried treasure in the centre .
My Orc Captain 'Two Heads' .
'K' sets up his Dwarfs - very linear with his archers on the flanks .
The melee is fierce in the centre over possession of the treasure , the game swung one way then the other - but my Orc Captain was wounded then killed by 'K's Dwarf Lord .
'K' and his father consider their next move.
With my casualties mounting and my leader dead the Orcs failed their moral test and fled the battlefield leaving the Dwarfs in possession of the golden hoard .
'K's force had a single Hobbit archer who from the cover of a statue held off 3 Orc archers .
'K's Dwarf Lord surveys the treasure , a close game and hopefully a good start to 'K's gaming career.
Saturday, 11 January 2014
My first purchase of the New Year is this impressive amount of dice ! , if I'm going to roll dice I like to roll all the same colour or maybe have the odd different one to represent officer casualties (as in Featherstonre's H & M rules) . I got them very cheaply off EBay and am very pleased with them !(childish I know !) P.S. Blogger seems to be working again