Friday, 23 September 2011

Zorndorf 1758. Seven Years War 15mm.

Last week myself and Simon ran a SYW (Battle of Zorndorf) Sunday game for the Quorn Wargames Club. It was the culmination of several weeks of fevered painting and planning. The Russian troops were lacking in regiments which meant ordering quite a few more to make up the numbers. The majority of the Russian figures in the photos are Old Glory and Lancashire Games. The Cossacks (as mentioned previously) are from the Polish company 'Fire and Sword' ( The game itself stayed pretty much true to historical fact by turning out to be an absolute slugging match. The Prussians starting with a cannonade and then marching forwards to a bloody grind against the Russian defensive positions along the hills. The Battle was decided eventually by a breakthrough of Prussian cavalry, that had earlier reorganised itself after getting a bashing from the Russian infantry reserves.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Partizan Wargames Show. Newark, UK. 4th Sept.

Got back from Partizan earlier this afternoon. A great show in lovely surroundings at Kelham Hall (about 1.5 miles from Newark). Picked up everything that remained on my list for the upcoming Zorndorf game. Including some cracking 15mm Russian Cossacks from a Polish company called 'Fire and Sword' impressive presentation box which included metal bases, 18 riders and mounts, metal spear/standards and 3 flags. All for £16.50. Also grabbed some generals and artillery and another box of Russian infantry from Lancashire games. Some fantastic display games which included (top) The Battle of Sedgemoor 1685 and (further down) a nice snow covered Battle for Rodt 1944 using Panzer Marsche! rules.