Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Warlord Games - Zulu Marksmen & Command

Being on long service leave is great for my hobby. It has been the first time, for a long time, that I have been able to sit down and do some solid painting. So my latest edition to the my Zulu War collection is a unit of Zulu riflemen and a couple of command stands. The figures are again all from the plastic Warlord Games range, with the marksmen from the unmarried box and the command from both sets. I still have another eight riflemen to complete and the army will be ready for another crack at the British.

The Warlord plastics are starting to grow on me as my collection is mostly metal but these guys are great. Plenty of different poses to make and they are a real joy to paint. 

The command I inherited painted from a friend, however the painting was very poor, so I have had to re-spray and re-paint and am now very happy with the end product.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Australia Day Weekend - English Civil War

Today the Lonely Gamers Club (I guess we are not lonely now?) played a very nice English Civil War game. It was the first time we had ever played ECW even though we had collections going back a good couple of years. Brian Buskell and Terry Moran played a Scottish Covenator army and Leroy Simpson (yes he does play sometimes...when we can drag him away from his painting) and Peter Hall played a very nice Royalist army.

The scenario we played was a flank attack on the defending Convenator army. Thus the Royalist were to ensure that they had both their cavalry brigades flank marching and the Conenators were to start the game with three brigades in reserve and off the table.

Both side field fairly large armies however the Royalist had the advantage in cavalry with six units (including a unit of Dragoons) to only four deployed with the Scottish army. Brian and Terry however deployed their forces well and were able to counter this treat with good use of terrain and pike.

For our first ECW game it went surprising smooth and the boys seemed to have enjoyed themselves and the rules.....which is always a plus. The figures were all painted by a mix of artist including our own Leroy Simpson, Andrew Parr and David Imrie to name a few. So there were some very nicely painted units on the board. Any way I think I have down loaded about 38 images from the game for you.

Till the next post please enjoy...Vinnie

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Bicorne Miniatures - Bersergalerie Infantry

I have just placed up a few images of Leroy's latest commission for Colonial Italians. These great little figures are from Bicorne Miniatures extensive colonial ranges and represent the elite Bersergalerie infantry from the 1896 period. Unfortunately the unit only contains the command and one figure code - BIC-C018 - there are another four infantry codes (loading and firing) which when placed together would make for a nice looking unit. 

 BIC-C018 infantry advancing

Command - Sergeant/Officer & Bugler