Thanks all I am off to make some earthworks !
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Saturday, 27 February 2021
Phil very kindly invited me for a virtual game last weekend, they are fun to put on but it is nice to sit quietly with a cup of coffee and play as well, less to pack up afterwards. It also meant I got to command some of his lovely Spanish civil war collection. A period I quite like and has a slightly romantic feel to it, although as I already do Russian Civil War I don’t think I need a new 20th C project.
We had a fairly simple scenario and played using bolt action, I understand Phil normally plays nationalists so we swopped over and I could play as the ‘bad’ guys. The photos I have taken were captured screen shots so quality is limited, for a closer look check out Phils Blog NEWS FROM THE FRONT.
Friday, 19 February 2021
With last weekend taken up playing the Al Andalus game I have made slightly underwhelming progress on the painting front. But preparing for up and coming AWI games I have completed a couple more officers one of each, I do need to think about some officers on foot for Bunker Hill !
Monday, 15 February 2021
Not a historical battle but part of my loosely organised ‘campaign’ focussed on Al Andalus between 900 and 1100 AD. I was looking for another opportunity to get a slightly larger battle on the table, so decided for this battle to run it with two remote generals, avoid too much Fog of war but set them some clear tactical challenges to make them think before they committed to their plan.
Thanks here must go to Norm and Jonathan for stepping up to the invitation. It can be hard to command a remote army where you have little sense of ownership and limited ability to control the tactical decisions, turn by turn, hopefully they enjoyed the game as much as I did, constructive feedback welcome :)
So onto the battle...here is the pre- battle information they were sent.