Friday 27 October 2017


Apologies for the shortage of posts recently, as I haven't been feeling particularly well. So as a surprise I thought I'd return with a little project I've been assembling for the girls to allow them to fight the Battle of the Sandpit, these will be 2 forces for Dragon Rampant; the first is the Minions, and the second will be Toy Story based.
Rough points ideas are included in captions, I'm still thinking of terrain ideas, I have some ready such as alphabet blocks, and discarded crisp packets. Other hazards might include an area of foul smelling boggy ground called the cat trap! 
I was hoping to have the game ready for the girls to play over half term holidays, but I'm waiting for the Toy Story forces to arrive. The good news is that once they do it'll take very little time to get them ready for battle.

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Napoleonic Minions - Elite Foot (6 points)

Minions - Heavy Foot with Offensive Bananas (6 points)

Minions - Heavy Foot with Offensive Bananas (6 points)

Purple Minion - Lesser Warbeast (4 points)

Giant Minion with Fart Blaster - Greater Warbeast with Gas Attack (8 points)

Friday 13 October 2017

Nugent's Regiment of Horse

Nugent's Regiment of Horse in French service, previously known as Sheldon's and later became FitzJames Regiment of Horse. 28mm WSS figures from Front Rank Figurines with flag by Maverick Flags.

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Monday 2 October 2017

Crimean War Russian Artillery

More 28mm Crimean War artillery, figures by Wargames Foundry

The ECW conference was excellent, with many interesting papers being presented. Unfortunately Dr Abbiss was unavailable and as a consequence the paper: Warfare in the Wilderness: Indian War 1688 wasn't presented, which was a great shame as I was personally looking forward to this presentation as inspiration for potential gaming. However, the papers presented on the day were inspirational enough and have certainly given me pause for thought when considering certain aspects of the period. These conferences are an excellent day out, details of future events can be found on the Helion Publishing website or Facebook page. 
At the conference I picked up a copy of No Armour But Courage, Colonel George Lisle 1615-1648, by Serena Jones, published by Helion as part of the Century of the Soldier 1618-1721 series. I'm part way through this book and it is proving to be fascinating read. If you're not familiar with this series there are some very interesting publications; a couple which have caught my eye are On Gladsmuir Shall The Battle Be! The Battle of Prestonpans 1745 by Arran Johnston, and The Bavarian Army During the Thirty Years War, 1618-1648. The Backbone of The Catholic League, by Laurence Spring (one of the speakers at the conference). 

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