Nothing that I can think of but I have painted them both this week 🙂
Wednesday, 26 January 2022
What do Sikh Infantry and a French Napoleonic Colonel have in common ?
Monday, 24 January 2022
Von Bickle is down : Operation Sealion
As the Germans consolidate their gains from Day one and begin to push inland Gruppenfuhrer Von Bickle has been sent on a reconnaissance mission over the front line. Whether mechanical failure or a stray bullet, it isn’t known, but his Fieseler Storch has been forced to crash land in no mans land just to the south west of Brabourne near a small farm. Unfortunately Von Bickle was carrying with him a copy of the current operational orders. So despite this being a distraction from the main German advance a small force has been sent to rescue him. The British having seen the plane go down have also sent a force to capture him hoping that a high value target may be useful in the future.
Friday, 21 January 2022
Napoleonic French and Back of Beyond British
Seems to be lots of stuff going at the moment, jumping between games and projects but I have been working away in the background on the next french unit for the Peninsular project.
Tuesday, 18 January 2022
Back of Beyond : ‘the Great Game’
We have been talking about doing some ‘Back of Beyond’ gaming in a similar style to some of my other ‘campaigns’ where it is loosely based on some historical basis but is closer to an imagination campaign. Our chosen period is around 1910-1920 giving us the opportunity to utilise our RCW figures, together with British, Turks and multiple Tribal elements many of who can fight as mercenaries etc. This allows us to develop existing collections and effective fight single battles but within a larger narrative campaign. The Great Game refers to the conflicts between the British and Russian empires over Afghanistan in and around this period. With a spare Saturday I invited Martin over to kick this off. Martin has previously painted up a Dunsterforce of British so we pitched these against his Turks supported by a collection of renegade Armenian units who have deserted for better pay.
This was a slightly adhoc battle as we planned it in short time. The set up has a small Armenian force of renegades holding an important railway junction. Specifically of importance is a significant artillery gun which has been located. The British Dunsterforce (these did exist just google for some excellent fun background) have been sent to capture the gun but the Armenians have called on support from the Turks who are advancing on the junction in force.