Saturday, 10 November 2012

Span Am1898 big board portable wargame preparations.

This morning I went uptown and printed off Bob's Big Board rules.I saw fascinating paper sculptures at the library and had coffee with my wife followed by a browse in Waterstons. The afternoon saw me getting out my old battered Frei Korp 15s and setting to work upon them.They are brittle and many need superglued to get them ready.Firstly theSpanish-
Then the American and Cuban allies were tackled.Having spent ages on a  base I clumsily let it fall and shatter into many pieces. Here are the Americans-
complete with dynamite gun,machine gun and dismounted Rough Riders.
I now need cloth,card or paper to rule grids upon and then the game may begin-can't wait.


  1. Span - Am: excellent choice.

    I have found out my old 6mm SYW to rebase.

    These grids are addictive.

  2. Tradgardmastare,

    The Spanish-American War was well described as a 'Splendid Little War' ... and I look forward to seeing your figures in action in the very near future.

    All the best,


  3. Good to see your Span-Am fellows rescued and re-readied for action. Mine are now all in the shed, waiting for it (the shed) to be cleared properly so that I can get a permanent set up for games. Waiting. he operative word.

  4. I once had a small order of these figures many years ago and about half of them snapped off at the ankles ! ( am told they use a different metal now )