A busy start to the week at work but I have managed to finish off the next SYW regiment
Wednesday, 24 November 2021
Friday, 19 November 2021
Like most of us do I suspect I had a random thought after the last Sealion game about some better objectives in battles. I randomly spent several days thinking about blown up tanks, bunkers etc…. I also thought a downed German officer in his ‘Storch’ might be rather cool, having been blown away with the price of a suitable model I had to wait a couple of weeks then this one came up 👍
Monday, 15 November 2021
For our next virtual battle, tracking through the history of the American war of independence we have the battle for Fort Washington. 16th November 1776. One of the great joys of this project is learning more about the AWI especially about these smaller less well know battles. Once again I will only provide a shortened history if you are interested in more search the web. Anyway having fought the indecisive battle of White Plains the American forces were encamped on the heights at Fort Washington over looking the Hudson River. Suggestions were made to evacuate the fort but these went unheeded, general Howe perhaps remembering the outcome at Bunker Hill decided to go ‘full on’ to take the fort. The complex planned assault would take place from three directions with a fourth feint attack as well.
Despite being a smaller scale battle there is plenty of information and some useful maps. However, it is perhaps a difficult battle to gain a balanced scenario as the Americans were very significantly outnumbered and pretty much on the back foot.
Sunday, 14 November 2021
Not sure why but I seem to have fallen into painting both SYW and AWI figures at the same time. Mind you I was doing early war tanks a couple of weeks ago. Anyway a couple of units completed in the last week or so. Some small some larger…..
Sunday, 7 November 2021
Following the failure of the British forces to retake Lyminge they have pulled back to a defensive position along the West Woods. After a brief respite the Germans are actively probing the defence line with a view to breaking through to Canterbury at cutting the bulk of East Kent off. This would create a secure foothold with adequate harbours at Folkestone and Dover to build up forces before pushing the offensive towards London.
Our battle sees a German reconnaissance force probing towards the woods through the village of Rhodes Minnis, some of the British forces from Lyminge have managed to regroup and have been joined them. Including the Rhodes Minnis Yeomanry a mounted force who have been keeping watch in the area over the last few weeks.