Saturday, 13 July 2013

Quatre Bras progress report-The British forces so far

So here's my next post to catch up on what's been going on in the hobby zone for me. I've always wanted to fight the battle of Waterloo like many wargamers do, but my collection (shown above) is no where near adequate for that so for now I've chosen to fight another battle from the same campaign; Quatre Bras.
I have (finally) prepared a relatively decent army list for both sides which I think should do the job.
Prince of Orange-4 line infantry, 1 Brunswick infantry, 1 hussars, 1 light dragoons, 1 Jaegers (skirmish line)
Picton (turn 5 onwards)-4 highlander infantry, 1 foot artillery battery
Wellington (turn 12 onwards)-2 line infantry, 3 Hanoverian infantry, 1 heavy dragoons, 1 foot artillery battery
Jerome-6 line infantry, 1 foot battery
Pire-2 lancers, 2 Chasseurs (mounted), 1 horse battery
Foy-6 line infantry, 1 foot battery, 1 Chasseurs (skirmish line)
Bachely-6 line infantry, 1 foot battery
Cavalry reserve-2 Cuirassiers, 1 dragoons, 1 lancers
So I am building these two armies in preparation for the battle. The greater part of the forces will I'm afraid be made up of paper miniatures. But I think they look all right. Any way this is going to be the first of my progress reports, this one is on the British forces so far.
The Prince of Orange's contingent-So the hussars are on the top left with the four line units at the top right and centre. At the bottom runs the incomplete skirmish line. I still have to complete the skirmish line and add the Brunswicks, the light dragoons and of course the Prince himself.
Picton's forces which make up the original vanguard of reinforcements. Unfortunately as can be seen I have only completed two of the highlander units and am of course still missing Picton and the artillery battery.
And last but by no means least, Wellingtons contingent. The heavy dragoons on the left, the incomplete artillery battery on the right and the two line units in the centre. So I still need to finish the artillery battery and add in the three units of Hanoverians (basically British line, but whatever).
And a shot of the entire army so far. So hopefully this force will be much bigger if not complete by my next British report. Hoped you liked this preview of the gathering clouds. Next up the French!
The Sarge at Arms

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Project Tombworld: Part 1

I know I haven't posted in a very long time so for that I am sorry and to make matters worse so much has happened. My first thought was to do one HUGE catch up post but I realised that would not only be boring to read but would also mean I would suddenly start drifting again with nothing to post about, so (hopefully) this will be the first of a series of smaller posts which will cover what has been happening during my period of silence.
First up here is a project I started and hope to pursue when my interests are revived again. I am fairly confident I can promise an eventual return to this but not an immediate one. Anyway, the actual project is as the post name suggests a terrain project for a Necron Tomb world (or at least part of one). The first piece has been completed; it is a Necron portal obelisk.

Tada! I remember when I was making this Dad
 wondered if it was a TARDIS!
Portal obelisks triple as a monument, a piece of very hard cover and a source of access to the battlefield for reserves. The structure is deployed with the front face (above) facing the enemy to soak up hostile fire. Meanwhile on the opposite side (bellow) Necron warriors march into play from the portal with the obelisk providing cover for them from the enemy. Genius!

The green portal was my first experiment with
a sort of filler that Dad lent me. It came out a bit different
to how I was expecting but, I still think it looks pretty good.
Nothing very amazing, just a side view.
And now on with the show! I have also completed two of my three Tomblades (at last), still sadly leaving one to go if I can push myself to it. And here they are below.

'Rise my minions. Rise! MWHAHAHA!'
And there you have it! And below a very slight preview as to what comes next in the project.......

Try and guess what it is going to be.

The local Cryptekh broods over the possibilities...
By for now. The next mini post should if all goes well be next week. Cheerio!
The Sarge At Arms!