The adventures of an 18th century imagination, located in Northern Europe formerly ruled over by joint rulers Duke Karl Frederick and Duchess Liv.Not to mention the American colony of Ny Tradgardland the 17th century Colony of New Tradgardstadt and the newly restored territory of the Shetland Isles. Featuring a supporting bill of gaming in a diversity of times,places and scales.Hopefully something to interest all who pop by...
Sunday, 23 June 2019
Projects : SPQR and Irregular Wars
There are all sorts of reasons for getting into a project. Some enjoy the history,the uniforms or the gaming system itself. For me it was the figures foremost then they built on a long standing interest.
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Monday, 17 June 2019
Today is the anniversary of the battle of Bunker Hill and it is also the day that the fencing sent to me by the Mad Padre (thanks again) got its baptism of fire. It is also our first game of AWI Muskets and Tomahawks. I have built up a wee collection of second hand Minifigs for the period via eBay. They are charmingly old school and painted in a shiny black lined look l find hard to replicate. Here are a few pictures of the two games we played today. Most enjoyable and diverting. Photos are in the previous post
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AWI the photos
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Saturday, 15 June 2019
Close Little Wars
Trying out a gridded close little wars ( Featherstonesque) game today. Signposts,lampposts, fencing and hedges are all castings by Replica model soldiers. Painted them up this morning and using them this afternoon. I am delighted with their old school look.
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Friday, 14 June 2019
Uniforms and flag information sought
I am trying to find an order of battle for the Dutch Army which landed in 1688 at Torbay. I also am looking for coat/ facing colours and flags. I have tried in vain in my books and on line. Can you help?
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Tuesday, 11 June 2019
Paints petering out, what next?
My paints are petering out-
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Tuesday, 4 June 2019
“About Cromwell “ rules try out in 54mm
I tried out the “About Cromwell “ rules that l had borrowed from Dave with my 1688 Alexander’s Toy Soldiers figures in 54mm. The Dutch invaders supported by the purple coated Trumpton Trained Bands ( with Windy Miller and wife) and some dragoons hold a position near the church. James’s Guards are attempting to take the hill. The rules worked well and l will certainly give them a go again.
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