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Friday, 6 May 2016

SYW Prussian command


Some months ago I painted three prussian commanders and posted some pictures of the unbased figures. Now, I finally finished the basing of the three. Figures are Front Rank and a pleasure to paint. 


Thursday, 5 May 2016

Painting again



After a 3 Month period of absence from my painting desk I am now happily back in Action. Below you find two test figures, two finished Union guns and the Command Group of my last Perry plastics. Hope to finish them in the upcoming Week. After that I am planning to paint another Union Regiment. This time a 20 figure sharpshooters Regiment. The miniatures are from old glory. Unpainted they look terrible, but I was astonished to See how easy the one below painted up. And I must admit, I really like the look of the painted mini. I didn't expect that! The other test figure is a Hannoverian SYW infantry man from Minden miniatures. Really good figures and a pleasure to paint.


That's all for now! Have a good Time!

Cheers


Tuesday, 23 February 2016

ACW scenario

As I announced, I set up a scenario for ACW, especially for 15mm and Field of Battle. Unfortunately we weren't able to playtest it, but I thought to share it nevertheless. Please feel free to use it, adapt or reproduce it as it seems fit to you! Simply follow the link below. 

I didn't include the historical backgound, but this is easily accessable through the provide sources at the end of the document.

As it is the first own scenario I did every advise, opinion is welcome!

Greetings

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Basing SYW infantry

At the moment I can't make up my mind on the question of Basing my 15mm SYW infantry. For handling/Gaming purposes and to minimize work and costs, I should take the most simple form: 5 bases of 20x20mm with 4 minis each.

But what about the look on the table or on parade. Bigger bases will give more space for arranging the minis, so that they really give the Impression of an Regiment or battaillon in line or column. In this case My favorite at the Moment is three 45x30 mm bases per regiment.

Most rulesets go for more and smaller bases. IMHO 3 bases are enough for showing formations and losses can be counted by dice or Marker. The rules I will use are Black Powder, Field of Battle and Honors of War.

 Your opinions or  suggestions are highly welcome? Thanks for your interest, advise, opinion or suggestion!

Best wishes for 2016!
Greetings 
Sascha 

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

New 15mm SYW project - On the workbench

It has been a long time since my last post. I haven't been in the mood to post or work on one of my projects for a while. But since september my motivation started to grow due to working on a ACW scenario for Field of Battle. After setting it up, I started building some of the needed terrain pieces. With working on these my mojo came back. As we couldn't arrange a game, everything has still to be kind of a secret. ....!

But there is also a new project evolving from The ruleset Field of Battle. I really have to say, that I Love FOB. Straight forward rules for fighting real battles (no skirmishes anymore) especially in 15mm. Thankfully my friends Franz and Christopher introduced me and Nick to FOB and after two introductionary games, I ordered my own copy of FOB. Both games were 15mm ACW scenarios we refighted with Franz' and chris' 15mm ACW collections. To sum it up: Great fun and exzellent ruleset i.m.h.o.. I am not writing a FOB review, but I am really encouraging everybody who is interested in fighting battles from 1700 till 1880 to give FOB a try. http://www.piquetwargames.com

I for myself meanwhile decided to begin a new project in 15mm to game with FOB. As I am allready doing 28mm ACW and Chris and Franz allready own a good 15mm ACW collection, I thought to go for SYW in 15mm. I am hoping to change between both projects regularly, to keep Motivation high. 

For the 15mm SYW I decided to go for prussia and austria. Well I have to admit that I am really fond of Fredericus Rex and his army. One of germanies greatest persons in history. But I have also to admit, that his role is widely discussed here in Germany, with many today giving him a kind of dark aura or better seeing him as the beginning of germanies aggressive past. Well, I totally don't agree this that, but....! 

After checking all the available 15mm Minis and contacting several Distributors, I placed a huge order with "time cast" http://www.timecastmodels.co.uk/ . They made a good price and so I decided to Order Old glory minis from them. Their Service is excellent and I really can recomment them and also their own terrain pieces. (I also ordered one house and a stonewall. Very good Quality for a good Price! The order arrived today 3 days After Dispatch from UK to germany. Indeed not bad at all. Thanks "Time Cast"!

Overall I thought to take the Risk of ordering everything to Set up one prussian and one Austrian Army about the same size, hoping to form this enormous mount of lovely lead someday into well painted armies. Perhaps somebody wants to make a bet about a date when enough Minis will be painted to march for a First battle!  2-3 years I guess.

The Good at the Moment is that the old glory minis are the quality I hoped to get, so that the risk of ordering so many hasn't evolved into a disaster!

I hope to finish Frederiks Command group within the next Week. 

Before my decision to go for 15mm SYW, I allready tried 28mm and below you see some Front Rank Prussians I am working on, which now have to wait to be finished a little longer. Well, they're in a good Company with the grenadiers of infantry Regiment Nr 1 Winterfeldt! 

Have a good Time! Thanks for passing by!

Sascha









Thursday, 4 June 2015

ACW: Hoods Texans - Colonel Testfigure


After I have finished all plastic Perry minis, which will be the backbone with 2 Brigades and 3 Guns of my CSA Army, I am planning to add Hoods Texas Brigade. The figures are allready waiting to be mustered into service and consist of Sash and Saber & Old Glory figures. Some weeks ago I did an Officer as a testfigure. He's from the Old Glory 2nd Edition ACW Range. I really like the pose of the mini and I am very satisfied with how he came out.

There are still 2 plastic CSA regiments waiting to be based, one CSA gun, two US Regiments and two US Guns to be painted, before I will do the Texans. 


Sunday, 31 May 2015

Family project brings paintwork to stillstand


The last week I had stop work on my figures due to family commitment. Grandpa, the Kids and myself were very busy upgrading the garden/playground! A lot of fun and happy kids are the reward.