Sunday, September 25, 2011

28mm War of the Roses

28mm War of the Roses game. I just set this up and we will be playing soon. Here are some pictures!

The local townsfolk...they are debating about getting involved in the fight. Most of these figures are old
Wargames Foundry Perry figures. I'll let the players roll some dice to determine what these guys will do!

Old Glory wounded figues hurt in the initial pre-battle skirmishing!

A light unit of horse moves toward the bridge.

The line of battle. We are using "Medieval Tactica" by Arty Conliffe (with a few house modifications). These are a great set of rules for the period. I just picked up a copy of "Hail Ceasar" and am looking forward to trying them.

Mounted Knights in reserve. These are Old Glory figures.

Skirmishers advance!

Line of battle - mostly Front Rank figures.

Lord Wenlock - painted for the massive Tewkesbury game Titch and are are planning to run soon at a Con near you!

Burgundian pikemen

These are old Grenadier figures I picked up years ago at the Sword of the Phoenix in Atlanta, GA.

An overview of the battle....mostly skirmishing will occur on this side of the table.

Another view of the battle....this will be where most of the heavy fighting will occur. The "hot spot" is caused by the sun coming through the window in my gaming room, but it makes for a great "sunrise" shot!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

15mm DBA

My good friend, Titch W., rolled into town recently for a visit and some gaming. We hit the local gaming store first - Wargames, Inc., and then played two DBA games. Here are some pictures of the games and Titch's nicely painted 15mm armies.

Titch unpacking his figs. I like his travel set-up in the tackle-box.

A Carthaginian elephant. I really enjoy this army because of the
diversity of troop types available. Nice paint job!

A roman element of "artillery". Some more nicely painted 15mm DBA
figures from the brush work of Titch.

The Roman initial set-up. I played the Romans and Titch played the Carthaginians in the first game. He
provided all the figures and we used my terrain.

Titch's Carthaginian DBA army deployed for battle.

Almost crunch time!

A decisive turn in the battle! The elephant and spears broke the center of the
Roman line. It was actually a close game but I lost the game by 1 element!

A shot of the second game we played - Romans vs Scythians. This game turned out to be
a quick Scythian victory. The light horse armies usually win or lose BIG!

A close up of Titch's Scythians. We had a lot of fun with the games and we are
definitely both looking forward to a rematch!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

15mm Napoleonic generals....on the painting table!

I have been extremely busy lately with family activities and work, but I have found a little time to paint!
I have decided to not start any major new periods  for a while, so I have been focusing on adding to my existing armies.
 We played a 15mm Napoleonics game not too long ago (see my pics of the 1809 Austrians vs French game!) and I saw that I needed to add some generals and command figures to my here you go!

15mm French Essex Generals. The building are the old
"Architectural Heritage" buildings...which are my favorites!

A closer shot of two French officers.

The painting table. I'm working on Austrians and a few more
French and allies (Hessen & Bavarian).