Friday, 11 April 2014

New Regiment and a few Rogues

Since joining John Ray's 'A Military Gentleman' forum it is fair to say my 18th Century painting mojo has returned.
My Imagi-Nations are woefully short of cavalry so I though I would make a start.
So here we have the first squadron of the Regiment Roussanne, based on the Regiment Raigecourt which never survived to the seven years war.

Until I get my own Jacobite/French horse sculpted these are Minden Miniatures.
In addition I'm going to try a solo run through of the Donnybrook skirmish rules next week. I have a scenario in mind so I decided to paint a few more rogues/characters for Scotia Albion

These are very nice resin figures from Black Scorpion, larger than my rank and file chaps but will make for a nice game.
Right I'm now off to Salute. Nice drive down today for a fresh start tomorrow.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

British Firing Line

I attended the Albanich show in Dumfries on Saturday and had a great time. It also allowed me to show the recently painted British Firing Line for my Crann Tara Miniatures range.

I am pleased to say got positive feedback and some nice pre.orders.
Haven't had time to get the Grenadiers finished but they are now on the painting table.

The picture shows the Charge your Bayonet pose and the firing pose with figures in both regulation and campaign dress.

Monday, 24 February 2014

First British finished

Whilst I know I can take some better pictures I didn't want to wait in getting these onto the site.
I have finished 17 figures from my British figures Richard has sculpted.
The command, two musketeers one in regulation and one one with his coat front buttoned up and turnbacks unfastened and the Grenadier.

Started on the firing line.
I will be posting on the Crann Tara site shortly regarding a pre.release special offer on these figures. Hope you like them.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Crann Tara British infantry painting progress

I've started painting some of the British Infantry Richard has sculpted for my Jacobite range.
Here's a progress shot, poor photo due to weird lighting today.
I've started on the Grenadiers and the Command for the marching troops and then the firing line.

Griffin have started work on the production moulds so they should be in stock shortly :)

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Grand Manner Carenten Buildings For Sale

As part of my scaling back I'm selling my 28mm Grand Manner Carenten Buildings.
All have been painted by TM Terrain and I'm selling as a job lot for £550 for the 11 buildings (pictures below)plus a monument.
Way too heavy and pack safely I'm willing to deliver within 80 miles ( I live near Middlesbrough on the North East coast) or bring to one of the shows I'm trading or attending which includes Dumfries, Retford, Salute, Triples, Falkirk and Partizan.
If you're interested let me know.

Government Troop Metal Masters back

Just a short post with no pics to say the masters for these figures are back and Richard has certainly done me proud.
The masters are sent off for production moulds and I had a few left over which I intend to paint and hopefully get them up on the blog this week!

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

bit of Magnesia refight Part 2

Sorry for the delay, I eventually managed to finish off the solo game using Simon Miller's 'To The Strongest Rules'.
First thing I have to say is that although no dice are used the momentum of luck or bad luck seemed just as consistent and even before I recount the closing stages the Seleucid luck was at best poor, units either activating and then failing to hit in melee, or failing to save or just failing to activate!!!

Any way onwards as they say

At the top of the picture on the Seleucid right flank Antiochus leads his unit of Cataphracts forward against skirmishers who fail to evade death loomed in their faces until Antiochus failed to hit the light troops, who in response secured a hit on the cataphracts and disordered them.

The scythed chariots rode down a unit of velites and carried on towards the waiting Hastati.

The Roman response was swift and brutal a unit of Princepes charged through the Velites and into the disordered cataphracts who also failed to evade, the Romans secured a hit on the unit which again was unsaved and the unit was destroyed, Antiochus also failed his save (3+) and fell before the might of Rome.
The Hastati engaged the scythed chariots and destroyed one of their number whilst becoming disordered themselves.

Towards the centre (bottom of the picture) The Hastati and Princepes advance, The Princepes hit the disordered Phalanx who again fail to save the hit inflicted upon it, the Hastati move into the area to the flank of the phalanx.

In the following bound despite their leaders demise one unit of Cataphracts mange to charge the killers of Antiochus and then guess what? They cause a hit which is promptly saved by the Roman unit who in response disorder the Cataphracts.
In support of the Cataphracts a phalanx moves up and engages the Roman Princepes and again fails to hit!

The second unit of Cataphracts suceed in turning to flank and threaten the Roman Hastati who are in the process of punching a hole in the centre.

The grinding match of phalanx and Princepes continues with neither side being successful in hitting the other.

The following bound saw the Seleucid Phalanxes in the bottom of the picture close with their Roman counterpart, both failed to hit, in reply the Princepes closes to the table edge disorderd the phalanx.

The flanking Cataphracts failed their command and failed to move the result being that the Romans turned to face them.

On the Right flank neither side made any progress.

This I decided was the last bound, in the Seleucid turn the Cataphracts engaged in the melee again failed to hit but in return received another unsaved hit and were promptly dispatched. The other unit of cataphracts succeeded in charging, hitting and disordering the Romans but all to no avail.

Two phalanxes died the death in the Seleucid centre all phalanxes here failed to hit and received unsaved hits in response, the two that departed were already disordered.

A resounding Roman success which I doubt they would be so lucky next time.

As to the rules -thoroughly enjoyed them, my random events were good but not overpowering.
Couple of points of clarification I need to check out with Simon, i.e the Romans moving through the Velites into melee when the Velites are already engaged and multiple activations for melee in one bound- can it be done?