Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
All figures on the British side were painted by Leroy Simpson and consisted of figures from Elite Miniatures and 1st Corps ranges.
Portuguese Brigade and supporting artillery batteryThe French forces are from the collections of Terry Moran and John Williams all the figures are from the Elite Miniatures range.
Elite Miniatures British Command stand (painted by Leroy)
The British line stand firm, while the French advance
The last stage of battle - the French, under the leadership of Terry Moran, break the British center, which were under the command of Bruce Horstan.
The convention itself is held at the Healtey High School Gymnasium, which is fairly large and capable of allowing for larger numbers if required.
Fortunately myself and a couple of friends were able to put on a couple of demo games over the two days of my stay. On the Saturday we played Warhammer Ancients and on the Sunday Napoleonics. This created a little interest and maybe a couple of conversions from fantasy back to historical, I guess time will tell.
Next year the organizers have shown keen interest on expanding the convention by possibly having a 'Flames of War' competition and maybe a 'Warhammer Ancients' as well, plus hopefully a few distributors. I will keep you posted on that one.
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
The Theban Army
The Macedonian Army
Skirmishers fight it out in the opening moves
Thessalian Cavalry and Macedonian Pezhetairoi prepare for battle
That was the easy part. The rest of John's troops had held back and formed a very good defensive position, which virtually made my cavalry useless. I could not charge the front of a phalanx. It was then up to my infantry. This task prove hard and after numerous attacks, defeats, victories and rallies I was finally able to make a impression on his forces (trying to get kills on such heavily armoured opponents is hard work).
Blacktree design Hoplites, owned and painted by John Williams
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
During the past few weeks Leroy Simpson has started collecting figures from the Perry Miniatures Samurai Range. Shown here are a few pictures of the first unit of Ashiguru he has completed. Perry Miniatures fine detail has allowed Leroy do fantastic job painting these guys. The terrain in the back ground is a Samurai castle which Leroy has been working on, when it is completed I hope to put a few shots up on the blog for you all to admire.