Sunday, 25 April 2021

We had joy we had fun we had Wofun in the sun... the infantry

 Unpacking the 28mm Wofun infantry today. They are not fragile in the least not even the pikemen. A good mix of figures including such fun as sword and buckler, Croat skirmishers and Highlanders. I will use the Highlanders as the Scots who fought for Sweden, Mackay’s ?  Some of the pike drums and officers might be used with the musket armed dragoons as that Imperialist short lived conceit of Pike armed dragoons. Not too many cannons but that could be rectified at a later date. The cavalry included Finnish , Croat, cuirassiers with lances and caracole pistol armed troops. The figures are great and I am pleased with them. I need to have a wee think about rules, something that brings out the different cavalry styles between those who caracole and those who charge with the sword. I am considering Wrg George Gush and might have somewhere in the house the Athena TYW rules by Terry Wise? I had wondered about Pikeman’s Lament but fancy fighting big battles with all the figures. I will see what I can find, suggestions welcome as ever. Now to the figures themselves.








14 comments:

  1. An interesting post. Are there not too many for your current table? have you a cunning plan?
    As for rules for the period. I haven't really found anything I like so will be interested in your quest.
    Stephen

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    1. Might a few games on the dining table with opponents post covid. Lots of skirmishes on the Theatrum Mundi. I am wondering about Pikemen Lament but am drawn to Featherstone type rules.

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  2. These bring back happy memories: popout figures with a white halo crossed with playsets with painted pkadtic figures and scenery, instant battle under the Christmas tree.

    Enjoy

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    1. Thanks Ross, reminds me of one sided card pop out sets of my youth, but these are double sided, hurrah!

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  3. Those cannon are a vast improvement over the MDF models in the ECW range which in 18mm are almost impossible to assemble!

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    1. I have seem pics of the 18mm cannon, these are great, one piece and base, simple

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  4. Hello there old chap,

    You could certainly use the figures with the Pikeman’s Lament - one of the advantages of using the single figure traditional flat style. There is a lot of cavalry for sure but that all adds to the fun! If WoFun ever get to the Ottoman Turks that would be something to see for sure.

    All the best,

    DC

    PS Love the title of this blog post!

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    1. DC I am more than delighted with loads of cavalry, what else would you expect from someone brought up on the Flashing Blade? Wofun Poles or Russians for the Renaissance would be terrific too. P.s I was pleased with the blog post title too, well spotted.

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  5. Nice viewing these!
    Michael

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  6. Hi Alan, they do look good! Have you got Charles Wesencraft's 'With Pike and Musket'? Lovely book, I have not tried the rules but hopefully fun. He uses 8 or 9 figures for a regiment, so you could do quite big battles - and there are 30+ ECW historical scenarios, which may be useful. It would be good to see George Gush's WRG or Terry Wise's rules getting used, though!

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  7. I don’t know the book other than having heard of it, l would be interested to hear more...
    still trying to locate TW rules . I might even scribble my own , who knows...

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  8. Interesting. I find them slightly fragile, at least the ends of weapons, and am cautious now to pick them up at the base or waist. I won't take them to work to be handled by kids - will use the eminently disposable Paperboys for that! I do like them very much, though - just got the WSS starter with thoughts of mixing them with the '45s. They're not quite as indistinguishable as I hoped, but might work for '15 battles or a 1730's imagination.

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  9. I wonder if these are thicker than yours perhaps.

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