Friday, 31 July 2015

The Roles are cast

The AWI Campaign -  The Gentlemen agreed on their roles and have been briefed!

As I haven't heard from Paul and Matt, and I needed two players on both sides, who could commit fairly regularly and aren't too distracted by families or relatives or other lesser evils.

So Jack agreed on being Mr Washington, as American CinC! Hey! Applause!

Jim took General Lee and for the handicap of it, I jumped in for the Americans as Mr. Greene (we will see if that is to their benefit...).

Bart will be Sir Lord Howe the British CinC,  assisted by more or less by Angus as Monsieur Grant and Campbell as General Clinton (don't know why he didn't stuck with Cornwallis, his 1st choice, but hey!).

So we have now 3 players at each side, everyone's got a short character briefing, staff rating and as well a secret briefing! The characters will become important AFTER White Plains, when the CinCs will divide the forces between themselves and their subordinates as they see fit, and of course will come up with a grand startegy, haha.

The jist is that the overall commanders can also become "sub-ordinates" at the battles of their former subordinates. As all commanders (and subs) are being played and moved by the rules of the"La Petite Guerre", the 6 characters are on the other hand  fairly "free" in their decisions!!

The 1st Battle will be the famous White Plains to be played at a Sunday the 16th of August. As something un forseen happened (all the time at bigger battles) Jack rolled bad, so the Americans won't decide freely upon the location of the fences on Chatterton hill alone ...

More to come..



Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Now something really, completely different ...

Hi all, I'm back from holiday, all relaxed and in a goooood mood!

WW2 is not normally my thing but ...

My friend and club mate, Campbell is in need of some more supporters for the French cause (which side, you can decide), "to develop and launch 28mm figures representing colonial French troops of Vichy France in WW2" on Kickstarter to get the metal rolling and provide you WW2 lovers with much more needed lead for the French armies fighting all over the globe.

Tuck in and secure yourself some "vicious" fighters!

Vive la France!

Sunday, 12 July 2015

What I‘ve been up to lately ...

As I finished the White Plains contingent, and the start of the AWI Campaign being post-poned due to holidays and other world shattering events (one of them the fiscal situation of an here unnamed South European Country) ...

I painted a Hackbutt (a 'Germanesque' from the word 'Arquebusier'), as one can see, a very big 'arquebusier'. I think everybody should have one, I always wanted to have one, 'Hack' in German has also the meaning of minced (as in minced meat), which could be an unspoken promise of the derrières of the fleeing enemies.

I also "test-painted" a stand for my upcoming Bande Nero, or as I envisioned them with a huge part/contingent coming from the "Schwarze Bande" from North Germany.

I also bought from Foundry and Perry and Renderra, some tents and camp utilities etc.; the upcoming AWI campaign will include some baggage trains scenarios and also for my Renaissance army, as I‘ve been continuously accused of hiding my Feldschlangen and artillery behind some 'Lager' walls, I took this now literally. (OK, Guiness is not lager, but the brand is easy to paint).

I also have some pack mulies , a 4-wheeler cart and some Landsknechts gambling and other colourful minis left to paint (including a powder monkey, hey!). As the baggage has to be used in both era's, I don't take the 'historical' soo0 seriously this time.