Wednesday, 29 June 2011

28mm Napoleonic French Hussar Regiment

The troopers and Elite are all Foundry models, whilst the command are Front Rank. Accidentally bought the latter with tall shakos without checking at the Triples show, so had to swap the heads with some Perry's I had spare! Also the horses and saddles needed adjustment with trimming and the addition of some modelling clay. This is the second regiment of Hussars I have. The French Napoleonics definitely dominate my collection right now, and I'm quite pleased to say that they're finally looking like the army I always wanted and envisaged!

Monday, 20 June 2011

Photos from Phalanx 2011

Enclosed are some more pictures I took at Phalanx 2011 (St. Helens near Liverpool). There are some shots of a nicely done Indian Mutiny game, a large Western game with some superbly painted American Indians and a huge Seven Years War game. I was really impressed with the latter. Loads of effort gone into the game, and the terrain with its redoubts and defences was top notch. The figures were by Front Rank and Irregular. All 28mm. Whilst there I managed to buy a few additions to my soon-to-be-started 15mm Wars of the Roses Army, a load of Russian SYW and some Perry's French Napoleonic Light Horse Artillery. A brief mention has to go to Kallistra Miniatures for giving me a sample of their nice new upcoming 10mm/12mm American Civil War range!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Panzer Marsch! Game at Phalanx 2011

A few of us from the Quorn Wargames Club, Loughborough ( put on a game of 20mm Panzer Marsch! at Phalanx 2011 near Liverpool this last Sunday. All the models and most of the scenery was supplied by Paul. The scenario involved a Russian attack on a small town vital to the German supply lines during the early stages of the Eastern Front campaign. I played the Russians, whilst the two Paul's played the Germans. I made the slight error of throwing my armour too far forward at speed and leaving insufficient cover for my infantry as they huffed to keep up. German gunners repaid my mistake. Nevertheless, after storming 3/4 of the town in heroic style and driving the defenders back I suddenly sighted German armoured reinforcements to my rear. The game was left with my tanks doing a quick about face to respond to the enemy advance, and beginning to suffer dearly for it!

Saturday, 11 June 2011

28mm French Line Infantry (Front Rank and Foundry)

Here's another recently painted 28mm French Line Regiment. The skirmishers, standard, officer and drummer are all Front Rank miniatures whilst the Sappeur (you can just see him in there) is a Victrix metal figure. The rest are all from Foundry. I've started picking up more Front Rank stuff as the price increases with Foundry are difficult to keep up with. Great models but it seems the only time I can afford them these days is when they have a sale or offer on. I've noticed Front Rank mix in great with the figures I already have (being chunky, small 28's). Anyway, I've really enjoyed painting these up and look forward to getting them on the table with the rest.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

English Civil War: Colonel Samuel Joseph's Regiment

A few more 28mm Dixons ECW models painted. Still have boxes more to get through but the overall Parliament and Scots Armies are coming along quite well now. I'll probably take a break from these for a bit and concentrate on my French Napoleonic Infantry again. Going up to Phalanx next week, where the Quorn Wargames Club will be putting on a game of 20mm WWII Panzer Marsch! Should be fun. I'll try and remember to take the camera and post some pics.