Saturday, 18 October 2014

Preparations for next phase of campaign....

I've been trying to sort out some sort of linked scenario set, including some historical events, to finish off the 1644 year. This is still  a work in progress but I have made a start.

I've obtained a copy of 'Sieges of the Great Civil War' by Young and Emberton,
Nice little book with a good summary of some of the major sieges in the civil war.

For new additions to the forces of both sides I've been sorting through my remaining spare figures; have made up two units of commanded shot,
I also put to one side items to go towards conversions for clubmen, including 3 figures to represent the more well armed of them
Having a few pikemen leftover and some spare heads and other parts, I was looking for something to do with them. Warlord Games make a 28mm petard assault team,
so I'm going to try to replicate this in 40mm; will post some piccies of this modelling exercise as it progresses.


  1. Interesting stuff. Looking forward to seeing where you take this Allan.

  2. Excellent work. I look forward to seeing the petard team. I remember in the TV series By the Sword Divided there was a great petard scene when the Parliamentarians attack the castle. Might be worth looking at for more inspiration. There were 2 extra guys carrying support poles to prop the petard in place on the doors.


      jump to 33.04 for the petard bit.

    2. Thanks for the link, great little ECW action - petard setup scene really useful

      -- Allan

  3. Both old Glory and redoubt do petardteams in 28mm - though I say it as shouldn't I like the Redoubt one as it included the chaps with the support beams

  4. Very clever modification...Bill

  5. inspiring! now I want to do one too!