Saturday, 1 September 2018

Kettelwitz Campaign PDF

I've put together the initial version of the Kettelwitz campaign PDF. It has an introductory section and includes all the relevant blog posts from May to Dec 2017 for the campaign (the pictures link to those on the posts so you can click and enlarge if you want to).

link to access the PDF is here

(if you have any problems with the link then add a comment and I'll fix it - should be OK though 😀 )

Monday, 13 August 2018

Simple Sword Play Rules .....

Finally got round to tidying up my simple sword play rules. These were designed as an add on to my skirmish rules, to enable musketeers type heroes and opponents to indulge in sword fights. They are very basic, but they give reasonable results. So far the play tests have provided good little games.

The rules play sheet (about a page) is available from this link

Simple Sword Play - Rules Play Sheet

[post updated 31/8/2018: moved the rules play sheet to my Google Drive]

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Sword play rules test .....

Moved outside yesterday evening for 'gaming session'; indoors was too hot and there was nice breeze outside.  The 'simple sword play rules' were tested out using small scenic setups on a couple of my table riser sections.

encounters in rocky outcrops...
 After trialling 1 against 1, 1 against 2 and tweaking the rules a bit we then tried a Musketeer dealing with three cardinals guard
the musketeer managed top fend off the guardsmen but picked up two wounds and got away.  I need to write up the changes to the rules.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Sculpts: review of Polish Masters...

As I've been working on some TYW sculpts I decided to review the 40mm Polish masters; a few tweaks done
  • The Haiduk's musket has been shortened by about 3mm
  • The riders have had their swords moved to down by the side of their left boot - easier to make a mould and less problems with metal flow.
  • The Pancerni has been given a new face
  • The generic foot figure has been reworked, the upper body has been changed with new arm positions plus a sword added too.
Here are the masters ....

I am going to make moulds for these (when the weather gets a cooler),  mould list

Hussar + Wing
Pancerni + Haiduk
Light Car + Haiduk
Generic Foot figure + ?

For the Pancerni and Light cavalry I will buy some add-on bits like shields and bow cases from The Assault Group, the 28mm accessories are just about right.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Sculpt: TYW Cuirassier ...

Finished the initial pass sculpt of a TYW cuirassier;  from the photos I can see a few fluffs that need attention. Overall I am pleased with it ...

 comparison of my sculpt with an Irregular Miniatures cuirassier fitted with a Sash and Sabre head. A good size match...

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Sculpt: TYW Mounted Dragoon...

Knocked up a mounted dragoon,  modifying one of my mounted cavalry figures.
also in progress in a TYW curassier.

Monday, 4 June 2018

a couple of things on the go ....

couple of things being worked on at the moment...

1) a simple set of sword play rules as an add on to my skirmish rule set; initial version has been play tested, second version awaiting a play test. Aim is to have it fit on one page ? !

2) I'm slowly putting the Kettelwitz series of games into a 'campaign pdf'; I will be trying to make something a bit more of it as sort of project in itself. Trying out my drawing skills, I would like to have parts illustrated by drawings. First attempts were bad, but after some practice I think I'm getting nearer something usable...