I had just enough of these patriots in hunting shirt to make a small unit, these were second hand as Part of the big job lot back in February (at York show which I believe they have postponed for Covid reasons) this is sad as it is a show I look forward to and kicks the year off hunting for bargains. Anyway no point worrying about that. They are painted up as sort of the 3rdVirginia in their hunting shirts with blue trousers. But as usual I’m not sure they have picked up the correct standard but no point worrying about that either.
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Saturday, 26 September 2020
Quick update on some more progress on two projects.
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
These guys had their first run out at the weekend. They were finished just in time and I didn’t have a chance to give them their moment in the spotlight so here it is.
Monday, 21 September 2020
With the short ‘Indian’ summer we took the opportunity to maintain social distancing and play another ‘big’ game in the garden shed. With the previous experience setup was pretty quick.
Nestled in the foothills of the Central Cordillera in southern Castille lies the walled town of St Martinez, named after its most celebrated inhabitant, a local monk who lived for three wholes years on a diet of figs and beer ! A small shrine was built in the location this pious monk finally exploded to his death, and later a church was built atop a rocky outcrop beyond the town walls. Not surprisingly the Christian inhabitants of of the region consider this an especially scared site. King Alfonso III has visited on several location adding to the sites venerable reputation. Abdul Khaliq al-Jama the ruler of the nearby Muslim state has for long disputed this region and has coveted both the neatly walled town and the site of the church which would make a splendid mosque. His negotiations and attempts to sway Alfonso through marriage to his lovely daughter have come to nothing, and he has led a strong army to force the issue once and for all. He will take the church for the one true god. Hearing the alarming news Alfonso has quickly marched south sending orders for his supporters to meet him at the town.
The overview below shows the initial deployment. Abdul Khaliq significantly out numbers Alfonso at the start, although not in heavy cavalry. There are four objectives each worth three points, the oasis, the shrine, the Arab camp and the Christian baggage. The church of St Martinez on is craggy hill is worth five points. Reinforcements will arrive for both sides randomly and slowly. We estimated that when they arrive the forces will be roughly equal although the Christian forces are generally heavier armed of course. The reinforcements with arrive from the baseline hit at a random location depending on which road they have taken to the battlefield. So the challenge for Abdul Khaliq is to overrun the Christians before they are reinforced ! We made the table as large as possible to provide the opportunity for reasonable cavalry manoeuvre.
A hot sunny day so I took a load of photos......😀
Monday, 14 September 2020
The blue came out slightly darker than I wanted perhaps it rained on their way to the battle ?
Saturday, 12 September 2020
Sorry for the lack of activity seem to have lots of stuff going on. But the hobby keeps me going, finally managed to complete my next AWI unit. The Kent County Militia to join my previous Delaware regiment. The flag isn’t correct but a fairly bland ‘liberty’ flag.