Sunday, 25 October 2015

Somewhere in Spain

Over the past few weeks my main modelling efforts have been put into making a couple more Spanish type buildings.  These, along with the other town sectors made a few years ago, will be used in the Southern Strategists demo game next weekend at Conquest.

 One of the new buildings is on a plot of land with a small barn.
New buildings in the foreground and the older town sectors in the background.
 The other is a two storied building. Both have walled yards with a gate.

 I have a bad habit of making things up as I go along.  There were no plans as such for these.
As a result I noticed several "stuff ups" after I had finished the painting. The first, and most obvious now, is the pitch of the roof. Should be much shallower than what these are. Didn't seem that bad while I was making them.

 Anyway with a trial run on Wednesday night and then the real game next weekend it is too late for any changes.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Wellesley at Assaye 1803

Friday night was a bit of a refight of the Battle of Assaye.

15mm figures using the Volley and Bayonet rules.

 Wellesley's army has crossed the river Kaitna on the right and can now be seen forming up in the distance.
 Indians await the advance of Wellesley's army.
Assaye to the left.
 Wellesley lunches his cavalry at the front lines of guns and infantry probing for a weak spot.
 The Maratha high command brings up reinforcements as the cavalry causes a few losses.
 Meanwhile their baggage carts make their way across the river Juah near the town of Assaye. 
Wellesley brings up his infantry as fast as possible to exploit the gaps created by his cavalry.
 It wasn't long before their were numerous melees going on right across the front lines as Wellesley's infantry attacked.
 These resulted in mixed success for both sides.
 With more gaps appearing in the Maratha army's front line Wellesley sent in his cavalry again.

 On the flank, by the river Kaitna, a mob of cavalry appeared. These were part of Wellesley's army that had not crossed the river. They began harassing some of the fleeing  Maratha infantry that were trying to escape across the river. They were in-turn attacked by Maratha cavalry and sent reeling away from the fight.
 More hard fighting followed across the whole front between the rivers.
 But this time for Wellesley there was to be no great victory. Casualties were mounting and it was Arthur's army that had suffered too much.
Thanks to Adrian for running the game and for supplying all the troops and buildings.