Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Uppland regiment for the Finnish War 1808



I havent just only been painting Russians lately but also a bunch of Swedish Infantry for our Finnish War Project. I and my matey and co-project man Mattias have decided to go for the Uppland Regiment as they took part in the fighting both in Pommeria 1805-07 as well as in Finnland 1808-09.

All the minis used are from the Perry British Napoleonic metall range that we have comverted in to look a bit more Swedish. The Commander on Hores are a built from different Perry Plastics.

At Mattias blog you can find several very good tutorials for how we have converted the Perry minis used and also how to paint the Uppland regiment, at least his way ;)















Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sievska Musketeers for Finnish War 1808



The last weeks I been painting me some Russian Infantry for our Finnish War project. I opted for the Sievska Musketeers as they was at several occation brigade together with the Grodno Hussars in the Russian Vanguard.

I toil you before that I´m not a Napoleonic gamer and I have found it hard to get the correct uniform info for the uniform for the Sievska Musketeers as it was different in different sources...so I just choose one of them that I think looked good, so might not be historical correct to all you experts but at least one expert will be happy as I used his info ;)

Was also nice to see my Grodno Hussars and a Historical background for them by Guy Bowers at the WSS blog, please take a look after you have looked at my Russian Infantry.

The minis are from Brigade Games Napoleonic range.







Sunday, June 12, 2016

Eagle of Empire - French Line Infantry Unboxing



The second box with Franco-Prussian War miniatures from Eagle of Empire.are the French Line Infantry.


They are 28mm minis and as with the Bavarian Infantry they are sold as a unit boxed of 16 minis that are broken down to 12 infantry, 1 Ensign, 1 Bugler, 1 NCO and 1 Officer.

The minis in the box are enought to create a 2 units with command for the upcomming Eagle of Empire rules. There are also 2 units cards for the rules included in the box.


Once again very nicely sculped and casted minis. In this box all minis are in a Firing Line pose, as I understand it the French fought quite static and used the longer range of their rifles to try to stop the Germans more agressive troops, but to no wain as it seems...

Theres are no duplicated amongst the 16 minis as they have individual sculped heads and arms so even if the bodys are from 2 or 3 basic ones the minis feel really individual, a very nice concept, perfect for skirmish wargaming.





I know there are more Franco-Prussian War miniatures from Eagle of Empire in the pipeline, Prussians Infantry and some Franc-Tireurs de la Presse and as they arrive I hope that I can share some pictures of them to and until the you can have a look at their web site and maybe order some minis:)


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Sci-fi Dragon Rampant AAR



Sins my 7-year old son David have got his first Marines painted up he was of courese eager to get a game with them. I searched throught some of my old stuff and found the Chaos Marines I painted some years ago and we was of to the club for a test game. 

As David are wery familiar with the Lion rampant and the Pikeman´s Lament rules I thought Dragon Rampant would be a good choice of rules for our first game, just had to decide how to handle the different sci-fi troops using fantasy rules... but as Dans rules are very adaptabel there was no major problem.

OOB 

Marines (David)
2 Squads of Terminators one with the Leader @ 8pts (Fielded as Elite Foot with Missiles)
2 Squads of Marines @ 6pts each (Fielded as Heavy Foot with Missiles)

Chaos (Michael)
1 Demon that was the Leader @10pts (Fielded as a Greater Warbeast with Wings and Cunning)
1 Squad of Chaos Terminators @6pts (Fielded as Elite Foot)
2 Squads qith Chaos Marines @6pts each (Fielded as Bellicose Foot with Chaos Armour of 3)

As we were a bit short of minis we decided that some of the squads was reduced model units.You migh also notice that the Chaos force dosent have any ranges weapons as I decided they only would use them at short range i.e. in Close Combat.


Both forces started in a corner of the gaming table and had orders to seize the objective in the middle of the gaming table and hold it by the end of the game, David decide that it was a futuristic candy machine, free candy for the winner:)

We played 8 turns and then roll a dice to see if there would be one more turn, In our game we had 11 turns before the game ended.

I won´t write a turn by turn AAR as I hope the pictures tell most of the action, just let us say that the Marines managed to shoot away the opposition and reclaim the candy machine.