Friday, 2 February 2018

Wargaming Weekend: Cold War

Here is yet another post from my backlog of reports of last year's games...

Not having been satisfied with any of the published rulesets for company level Cold War, Lenin decided to organise a scenario using his own rules based around I Ain't Been Shot, Mum combined with elements from Charlie Don't Surf plus his own additions.  Here are some photos from the game:

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Wargaming Weekend: Battles with Brusilov

Back in August we had another wargaming weekend and it was a chance for me to try out the Battles with Brusilov rules with my newly painted Peter Pig Great War Austro-Hungarians and Russians.

I used a scenario from Shawn Taylor's Great War Spearhead II scenario booklet, Summer Harvest.  During the Battle of Krasnik, the Russian Grenadier Corps attacking X Austrian Corp at Goraj.  Our scenario involved the Austrian 24th Infantry Division dug in on the high ground to the north and south of Goraj overlooking the Lada river and Zastaroie.

I took the 1st Russian Grenadier Division which was advancing to take the Austrian positions.

Obviously the key to the engagement was for Russians to take the river bridges which was easier said than done!  Here are some photos of the game

Friday, 19 January 2018

The Battle of Lützen 1813

A few weeks ago some old friends invited me up to play an all day game of 28mm Napoleonics using their extensive collection of figures.

The game was the Battle of Lützen in 1813 using the second edition of the Shako rules.

I had command of Ney's troops in the centre of the table and was engaged by the allied troops from the first turn.  I managed to hold them up a little (although my dice rolling was particularly bad!) but their numbers forced me to fall back before our reinforcements arrived.

It was a hard fought and bloody engagement.  We failed to replicate Napoleon's performance historically though.

Here are a few photos from the day, apologies for the poor quality as I only had my phone with me:

Thursday, 18 January 2018

More Afghan Irregulars

Here is a photo of the two different Artizan Designs Afghan Irregulars with Muskets:

As before the figures were painted by Roger.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Artizan Afghan Irregulars

With Artizan Designs gradually expanding their colonial ranges I was looking to see whether anything from their 2nd Afghan War packs might be usable for my Indian Mutiny collection (with the possibility of expanding out to the Afghan war later using some of my Perry Sudan figures in Indian service dress).  I believe Mike Owen, the sculptor Artizan figures, also did the Mutineer Miniatures range for them and so these are a good fit for style.  Here are some photos of the Irregular Command, Swordsmen and Swordsmen II packs:

As with the rest of my Mutiny collection, the figures were painted by Roger and only based by me.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

4Ground Russian Rural Cottage

I picked up this 4Ground building some time ago to go with my Ukranian Rural House for my Polish and Eastern Front games; however, it has taken me rather a long time to get around to putting it together:

Monday, 15 January 2018

1st Madras (European) Fusiliers

Most of my Indian Mutiny collection is from Mutineer Miniatures but when Iron Duke Miniatures started producing their own range sculpted by Paul Hicks I found it difficult to resist purchasing some of them.  Initially I have limited myself to a single unit - the 1st Madras (European) Fusiliers or Neill's Bluecaps as they were known:

Of course whether I can hold myself to a single unit remains to be seen!

The figures were painted by Roger and only based by me.  The flag is from Iron Duke themselves.