Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Far Seas

Played this boardgame in a couple of hours with Richard yesterday.  I was the Allies and we used all the optional rules.  Fun game, even if I did do a poor job of stopping those pesky German crusiers.

Here is a review of the game http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4270/the-far-seas

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Prussian Landwehr Infantry

Not so long doing these, given I bought the packet about this time last year.  They cleaned up well (mostly – there was some, eh, build up of metal round the base of the muskets and the body of the figure in some of the castings, but it was random and only in a few cases was it a problem to remove).

The Battle Honors figures painted up really well, using my standard black undercoat, with the dark blue coat taking on a much darker and possibly more appropriate hue as a result.  The mix of kit on the figures was fun to paint, as were the bare feet, clogs and axes.  I was particularly happy how the flag turned out as the dark grey on the black gave it a bit of life.

For the record these represent the 2nd Pomeranian Landwehr regiment, and in Napoleon’s Battles’ speak 16PrLW.