Wednesday, March 22, 2017

My first article in Wargames Illustrated :)



I been fortunate enought to get an article published in Wargames Illustrated, look out for Issue  354 published in April. 

Thanks to my matey Jan (master terrain builder for our Salute projects) indefatigably work with WI to get in a couple of his terrain articles, they also added my article in the same issu as Jan´s terrain building articles regarding his stunning Viking ships and making of whater to our Salute 2016 Salute game "Battle at Foteviken 1134". I think we got 8 pages in total with our articles of the Foteviken game.

Thank you also to Alan that took some stunning close-up pictures of our Foteviken game, you can see a couple of them in the article as well as a small one on the front cover. Thank Alan !

In the same Issue you can also read 4 pages about The Pikemans Lament, my and Dan Merseys Pike and Shot rules published by Osprey,

I and Jan are running a demonstration game using The Pikeman´s Lament rules at salute 2017, hope to see you there.


Salute floor plan, see us at GA12


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

WIP - terrain for Fort Mosquito at Salute 2017



Jan our Master terrain builder are working on the terrain for our The Pikeman´s Lament Demo game at Salute 2017, Fort Mosquito.

Abow a first concept map of the terrain that Jan have drawn and ome WIP pictures of the build of a Dutch Ship (Kalmar Nyckel) and the Swedish "Fort Mosquito"












Saturday, March 11, 2017

Updated Exotic Army List for The Pikeman´s Lament



Some weeks ago I noticed a comment about a fellow gamer that would use his Indian Mughal minis for the Pikeman´s Lament, as I didn´t know much about them I just had to read up a bit, while I was on it I put together a bunch of army lists for some of the conflicts in India during the 17th century. I by no means claim to be an expert in the area so please use them as inspiration and change them if you feel I missed something or used the wrong names for the troops. Anyway I hope you will have a good time in India with your War elephant...


I updated our Exotic Army list file with the Indian Lists, you can download them here: Exotic Army Lists for The Pikeman´s Lament 2.0

WARS IN INDIA 1600-1700
INDIAN MUGHAL EMPIRE
3 Shot @ 4 points each (Sepoy Infantry)
1 Gallopers @ 4 points (Sowar cavalry)
1 Dragoons @ 4 points (Ahadis cavalry)
1 Regimental gun @ 4 points (Rocket artillery)

INDIAN AHOM KINGDOM (Ahom-Mughal Conflicts 1615-1682)
2 Raw Shot @ 3 points each (Sepoy Infantry with bows)
2 Raw Trotters @ 3 points each (Sowar cavalry)
2 Elite Trotter @ 6 points each (War Elephant)

INDIAN MARATHA EMPIRE (Mughal–Maratha Wars 1681-1707)
3 Raw Aggressive Gallopers @ 3 Points each (Light Sowar cavalry)
2 Raw Trotters @ 3 points each (Sowar cavalry)
1 Field gun @ 6 points (Rocket artillery)

PERSIAN SAFAVID EMPIRE (Safavid-Mughal Wars, 1622-1653)
3 Trotters @ 4 points each (Ghulām Cavalry)
2 Veteran Shot @ 6 points each (Tufangchiyān Musketeers)


EUROPEAN COLONIAL POWERS (English, Dutch and Portuguese Trad Companies, for example the English East India Company during Child´s War 1686-1690)
1 Veteran Forlorn Hope @ 8 points (European Soldiers)
1 Aggressive Forlorn Hope @ 6 points (European Sailors with a bad temper)
1 Regimental Gun @ 4 points (European sailors with small naval gun)
2 Raw Shot @ 3 points each (Hired Indian Sepoy Infantry)

TIBETAN GANDEN PHODRANG REGIME OF THE 5th DALI LAMA OF THE GELUG (Tibet–Ladakh–Mughal War 1679-1684)
1 Forlorn Hope @ 6 points (Tibetan Monks with bows)
1 Forlorn Hope @ 6 points (Tibetan Marksmen with matchlock musket with bipod)
2 Raw Trotters @ 3 points (Tibetan bow and musket armed cavalry)
1 Veteran Dragoons @ 6 points (Step Warriors from the Mongol Zungar Empire)

NAMGYL DYNASTY OF LADAKH (Tibet–Ladakh–Mughal War 1679-1684)
2 Forlorn Hope @ 6 points each (Mountain warriors from Punjab)
2 Commanded Shot @ 2 points each (Ladakh Tribal bowmen)
2 Shot @ 4 points each (Sepoy Infantry from the Mughal Allies)




Thursday, March 9, 2017

Longboat



I have just got the two resin Longboats I ordered from Games of War that costed me £10 each.

I like them very much, they are quite big, measures 20.4cm (8") in length and is 6.8cm (2.67") wide, so I will be able to fit in a bunch of minis from the Dutch Landing party for our Salute game Fort Mosquito in to them as well as rowers.

Below some pictures, I added a mini with a round 25mm base so you get a feel for the size of the longboats.











Sunday, March 5, 2017

Woodland Indians in Canoes



My matey Jan are building the terrain in UK so here in Sweden we are painting the minis for our Salute 2017 demonstration game "Fort Mosquito".

The last weeks I been working on 24 plastic Woodland Indians from Warlord, I decided to place them in canoes as they was a bit to delicate compared to the metal minis we use, so I didn´t want to mix them.

The Canoes are different plastic toy flee-market finds, so costed me about £2 in total.

Below a bunch of pictures of the Woodland Indians in Canoes.