Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Russian Infantry for Battle at Stäket 1719

I been working on more Russians for our Salute 2018 game "Battle at Stäket 1719". The Russians landed troops from at least 10 different regiment all with more or less different uniforms colours so it was a mix of Green, Blue, Red and White uniforms.

Below you can see the 42 minis I just finished that have the White uniform as well as some characters in Green uniform and some additions to the Blue ones to (That I originaly painted as 1670ish Swedes for my Scanian War project but they work as fine for 1819 Russians to). I included the units with Red and also the Green clad Grenadiers in some of the Pictures.

The last picture as of some Renedra plastic ridge tents for the Swedish camp.

All in all I now have 145 minis finished for the Russians, more to come...

All minis are from the Wargames Factory Plastic WSS infantry box, exccept for the mounted commander that I belive are from the WF Artillery box and the 3 Grenclad characters that Im not really sure of but a guess would be Wargames Illustrated Historical Character, Unknown and a Foundry mini.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Russian taking a beating at the battle at Stäket 1719

Some WIP from my painting table of today. Russian Infantry taking heavy casualties by the Swedish Galleys at Stäket 1719 as they tried to advance on the Swedish positions.

I built them out of Wargames Factory plastic WSS minis.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Galley for Battle at Stäket 1719

I just had to share a picture Jan sent me some days ago of a more or less finished Swedish Galley for our Salute 2018 game "Battle at Stäket 1719".

He have built a master in wood that he uses to make resin casts of the 6 we will use.

Below a drawing of a Russian galley

Friday, January 5, 2018

Rebels and Patriots – Wargaming Rules for North America: Colonies to Civil War

We are glad to announce that we (Daniel Mersey and Michael Leck) are once again teaming up with Osprey Games to bring you a new set of wargaming rules!

Rebels and Patriots will be a set of easy to learn and fast-moving miniature wargaming rules offering you the chance to lead small armies of soldiers across the North American continent in the late eighteenth to mid-nineteenth centuries. The rules are written with a focus at conflicts on the North American continent from The French and Indian War (1754–1763), through The American War of Independence (1775-1783), War of 1812 (1812–1815), Texas Revolution (1835-1836), Mexican–American War (1846-1848), up to the American Civil War (1861-1865).

Rebels and Patriots will help you to refight company-sized skirmishes, ambushes, escort scenarios, and other tasks performed by a small company of soldiers rather than a full army. Game play is intentionally easy and cinematic, and your success is driven by the quality of the officers leading your company: the rules play up the feeling of adventure, where Heroic Officers lead their men to glory…

As with our previous rules, we’ve focused on the overall ‘feel’ and ‘flow’ of the game, rather than worrying ourselves about the minutiae of historical simulation. Our design goal has been to write a set of broad-brushstroke rules that depict the Horse and Musket era by combining elements of our Pike and Shot wargaming rules The Pikeman´s Lament and Dan´s colonial wargaming rules The Men Who Would Be Kings. The aim of the game is to roll some dice and move some models in a Horse and Musket battle game inspired by American history between 1754 and 1865, enjoying yourself as you do so.

More than anything else, we once again wanted to work together to create miniatures game for an interesting period of the history that is easy to play and enjoyably fun. We hope you will agree that we’ve done so: when Rebels and Patriots is released in early 2019, you’ll be able to judge this for yourself!

Below some pictures from one of the first playtest games of the Rebels and Patriots rules, all minis painted by my matey Jesper and are from his AWI collection.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

First Swedes for our salute 2018 game

I have just finished painting the first Swedes for our Salute 2018 game "Battle at Stäket 1719" one unit of 12 minis representing a company in our game and a Batallion command unit of 6 minis with 4 Company colors for the 4 Companies in the batalion. 3 more 12 man compaies on the painting table. This unit will represent the 1st batalion of Södermanlands Regiment, Jesper are in the progress of painting the 2nd batalion from the same regiment.

The banners are from the banner drawings that are keept at the Swedish War Archive. The White banner are for the 1st Company and the 3 yellow ones are for Company 2-4 in the 1st Batalion, Company 5-8 in the Second Batalion also had the yellow banners.

All Swedish minis are from the exelente Ebor Miniatures Great Northern War range.