Richard provided these figures as part of the Roman purchase. While somewhat superfluous I have a lot of suitable slingers to use with the Romans, the figures were too cute to leave languishing and besides there were only eight of them and easy to paint.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Thursday, May 12, 2022
N/D – Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
A challenging time for the Union in the summer of 1862.
Lots of aspects of this game are finely balanced. The die are all D10 and while a plus or minus one might not seem much, it does when the result of a 10 or 11 makes all the difference. This is very much the case with naval and battery combat.
Monday, May 9, 2022
I had the good fortune to participate in this fabulous ten player, five table campaign style game, organised at the club by Darren. Better still many of the figures in use were from my collection. But best of all...
- Victor (Steve B) and the II Corps (8 units) was to come down from St Gothart and head to Milan, threatening the Austrian supply lines.
- Lannes (Graham) and the I Corps (12 units) including Duhesme (Curtis) was to head from Mont Cenis towards Alessandria and engage the Austrian main body which was believed to be in a central location.
- Suchet (Andrew) with the Army of Italy (7 units) accompanied by the Napoleon (me) with the Reserve Corps (9 units) was to strike along the coast from Nice and relieve Genoa.
Sunday, May 8, 2022
A short session this week, just a couple of turns, but lots of fighting.
Saturday, May 7, 2022
November/December 1940 was over before it began. All we got was two impulses of snow. The Allies had an extra period of rain which at least allowed the Swedish iron ore to get through.
After a bit of bother, the Luftwaffe did an excellent job of supressing the British occupiers of Rouen. Taking this as a sign the Wehrmacht launched an attack. The British chose to retreat and fled the city to relief of the inhabitants who were sick of tea and scones. (A risky plus 5.3 attack which the British declared a blitz and the die roll of 14 produced a result of 19 causing one loss to the Germans but they took the city and it's commander Gort found himself isolated in Le Harve. If the turn had gone on...)
The January/February 1941 turn will continue next session, in two weeks time. For the second impulse there is more snow. Who would have thought?
Thursday, May 5, 2022
How would the Romans fare under the command of their new owner? Mark B's Sassanids were about to find out...
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Not sure the Carthaginians would say that, but still, as a wargaming position it is probably fairly valid. So, when the opportunity came to purchase this superb collection, even though I had already collected most of what I needed, I couldn't resist.