Sunday, 22 March 2015

Turks for Gallipoli.

Finished off some more Turks for the 4000 figure diorama of the Battle of Chunuk Bair.

 These guys are very similar, in pose, to the last lot of Turks I painted.

 There are many more photos of other wargamer's work on the official blog "Mustering the Troops".

 From memory this diorama will be about 10 meters long. Should be rather impressive.

Started on my last bunch last night. All going according to plan they will be done by the end of the month.

MORE to be seen here.

Please take a look.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Foundry WW1 British

After many months I have finally finished off these WW1 British troops from Wargames Foundry.

 They sat undercoated for a long time waiting for that next stage in life.

 After they were painted they then had to wait again, this time for the basing.

Now they are done!

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Perry's WW1 Turks.

 Along with about 130 other Kiwi wargamers I have been painting up some of the 54mm WW1 troops that the Perry boys have designed for a rather massive diorama.

 For more information about this rather large painting endeavour check out Mustering the Troops for the latest news of what other wargamers have painted.

The figures have long pegs down from the feet for attaching to the diorama so no basing for us to do.

Started another batch last night. We have about 3 weeks left to paint 4000, 54mm fig's!

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Saturday, 7 March 2015

Zululand in 15mm

Some of the Friday night crew got together for a game the other week.

15mm Colonial, Volley and Bayonet using our Zulus and British troops.

 The British were to escort a few wagons and some settlers to the safe side of the river. Located at the other end of the table.

 A couple of moves into the game and the Zulu impis began to appear. The British cavalry, patrolling on the right flank uncovered the Zulu left horn but the right horn was able to spring their ambush from the cover of the scrub land on the unsuspecting British.

 The British held off the attack and then formed a large square with the wagons and civilians inside.

 The Zulus launched several attacks against the square but the accurate rifle fire was cutting them down most of the time. Occasionally a Zulu unit would break into the square but they were soon dealt too and forced to flee.

Zulu high command watching and directing from a safe distance.

 The British cavalry were waiting for a chance to run down disordered Zulus but that didn't look like it was going to happen. They had no choice but to get involved and take some of the heat off the square.

 Finally the British had thinned out the Zulus enough to make a break for the ford in the river.
But it was a bit late and the remaining British had to try to find the ford in the dark. The Zulus had done enough to slow up the wagon train and we called it  a draw.

Great night with the guys.
Thanks to Adrian for his help in running this game.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Raiding along the British shore

A Dark Age game fought between a Viking raiding party and the local Saxons.

Hard to tell from the photos, but mist covered the land and this reduced the vision of the Vikings. This resulted in terrain being placed as the Vikings moved forward.
 The Vikings left their longboats and headed inland. They had been lead to believe that there was a village not too far away. 
 A couple of villagers were spotted but ran off as the Vikings approached. The Vikings followed and.....
 ....then the village came into view and the Vikings began to rush forward to loot whatever they could.
 As the Vikings reached the edge of the village the local Saxons appeared, keen to defend their livestock and homes.
 No fried chicken for these Vikings tonight as the Saxons began to escape with whatever they could.
 Saxon cavalry appeared and charged into the Vikings that were about to grab some pigs.
 The Vikings did manage to get some cattle and sheep and these were herded back to the waiting ships.

The old guy with the sheep managed to fend off several attacks from well equipped Vikings until he was finally killed.

 The Saxons managed to get a lot of their stock away to safety but the Vikings searched the buildings and got away with a bit of gold and silver.
A costly battle for the Warlords involved, all but one were killed. The Viking warlord above was attacked by two Saxons. To kill the warlord the unarmoured Saxon need to roll "6" and the armoured a "5" or "6". Slim odds but it was achieved!

Great game with the lads.

Thanks to Brad for organising the game.

We used our modified LotR rules.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Port Republic in 15mm

This game with the boys was based on the Battle of Port Republic. Fought during Stonewall Jackson's campaign in the Shenandoah Valley.

 The Union formed up  awaiting the attack from Jackson's Rebels.
 With the advanced brigade of Rebels seriously outnumbered there was little they could do until more Confederates arrived.
 The Union artillery opened up on the Rebel line as soon as they were within range.

 Finally more Confederates started to enter the battle. The Rebels began to push forward centring their attack on the road,
 The Rebel artillery is off to the left and has opened up on the Union guns. Having inflicted a fair amount of damage on the Union guns the Rebels kept their advance going toward the Union lines.
 Finally the two lines met, the result of which was carnage on both sides.
 The Rebels were having some success but with the Union lads now attacking the Confederate flank it was important for the Rebels to make a breakthrough.

 The Rebel flank began to disintegrate. Not all bad though as the Confederate 3rd Brigade was about to enter the field and fall on the now exposed Union flank.
Unfortunately time was up just as things were about to get interesting. We called it a draw but you have to wonder how it would have looked if we had been able to play out all the moves.

Very enjoyable night non the less.

The rules we used were Fire & Fury regimental.