Monday, December 10, 2012

Dux Suecia Pre-Game #2

Today I and Jonas will continue our Dux Suecia Campaign (Migrat of TFL Dux Britanniarum to kalmar Union War i.e. Civil War in 15th century Sweden)

In the last game set in May 1466 the Union forces tried to Raid Penningby but was repulsed due to stiff Allmoge resistance.

The Union/Archbishop forces haven´t had time to replace all losses so the Rebells under command of the Knight Nils Bosson Sture of the House Natt och Dag have the uperhand. In July 1466 the rebells decide to attack a Union supply column destined to the Archbishop and his troops that defending the Swedish capital Stockholm.

Here are some pre-game pictures from the terrain I was at the club and set up befor our game on monday evening.

Citizens of Stockholm looking at the sypply column far away...

The few defending forces of Stockholm hoping for some reinforcements as fell as more food...

Civilians working by the fields...

Must hurry away, THEY are coming...

At last Stockholm and the safty of the towns walls...

Game setup, do you see the rebells or is it only rumors...

21 comments:

  1. Table looks great and it looks to be a fun game coming!

    Christopher

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  2. this game will be interesting.... can't wait

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  3. Great photos of a super set up.I really look forward to seeing the game progress...
    best wishes
    Alan

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  4. I like those scenic pics very much. Keep 'em coming!

    Cheers
    Tilman/SG

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  5. Nice to see you back on track and not sidestepping into some uncivil war.

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  6. Great looking table Michael! I'm so looking forward to bash some Union heads with my rebel Swedes once again. ;)

    I notice the battlefield is much more open this time, which gives more room for maneuvering.Perhaps it will lead to a less "stuck in" and more fluid game than the last. We shall see tonight!

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  7. Lovely photos! Table looks fantasic Michael!

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  8. Thanks Mates, glad you like the pictures, took some extra time to get the sky in place;)

    Nice to have a brake in the painting of the "uncivil war"

    @Jonas you are probably right in the assumption that you will bach some Unionnists tonight as the Swedish Rebells have taken advntage of the fakt that the Union havent had time to recplace the losses from the unsuccessfull raid on Penningby and are 10 men short...

    But with some extra blessings from the Archbishop the union will endure...

    Best regards Michael

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  9. Fantastic looking table and the way you have taken the pictures. When you say 'took extra time to get the sky in place' Was it done with the computer or is it an actual back drop? Either way, would you mind sharing how you did this, as it looks very impressive?
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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    1. Thanks Pat !

      It was made with Photoshop Elements, first time for me to use the magicwand...

      First I duplicated the pcture so I got two layers using the macigwand to mark eferything in the backfround thet I wanted to Delete.

      The I just used the "Sky 1" backgroud that was in the program, simple as that.

      The time consumer was to get the magicwand to marke the stuff thet needed to go and not my minis or terrain...

      Don´t know it this was of much help;)

      Best regards Michael

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    2. I'm surpriced to see how much difference it made to the picture and overall atmosphere. Great job and something I just might have to "borrow" for future reports.
      /Mattias

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    3. Thanks Michael, it is very effective.

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    4. Good to heare that you think it turned out well. Please borrow:)

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  10. Absolutely stunning pics! Must be a real joy to play on a table like that.

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  11. Great looking wargames table:-) I've also listed your Blog for a Liebster award as your Blog is in my Top five fav's. Good luck :-)

    Jason.

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    1. Thanks Jason !

      I´m honoured to be one of your top 5 blogs. Thnaks for the Award !

      Best regards Michael

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