Tuesday, 10 August 2021

Polish 17C Cavalry - Adding bows and quivers (2) ... all done ..

 Finished tinkering with the Polish Pancerni and Light Cavalry, two or three figures of each unit are now carry bow-case and quiver.  


I've reduced the number of Pancerni holdiing lance, so now have a mix of sword, lance and war hammer; (also a couple of other weapons found in the spares box).

Deployed ready for action....
with the light cavalry on one flank ...

Sunday, 8 August 2021

Polish 17C Cavalry - Adding bows and quivers ...

 With gaming restarted after the lockdown rules easing, starting to prepare some ideas for games and also to tinker with a few things to improve some items.

 I have decided to add bow cases and arrow quivers to some of the 17C Polish cavalry - to improve the mixed look of the light horse. Also the Pancerni are all lance armed which is nice but should really be a mix - so some of them will be swapping lances for swords or war hammer - also some will get bow cases and quivers instead of muskets.

Work started on the light cavalry....

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

The Saxe-Jarlsberg Army...

 Saxe-Jarlsberg is an ally of Monrovia.  They have raised their army to attempt to take the Hoflandt from Wittenberg ( a small campaign that I am currently in the process of setting up)., they may be assisted by Monrovia troops.

For games I use cards to select which order units move.. a set has been made for Saxe-Jarlsberg..

I cast some figures last year to paint up some new command stands - the army commander , infantry commander and two alternate command stands for a couple of existing infantry units to give them a new identity.

the army commander, with infantry regiment in the background

the commander of the infantry ..
a newly raised regiment of foot - Scottish mercenaries (home-cast figures with some Sash & Sabre Scots heads)

Artillery and the dragoons will be other items from the collection as needed. The Saxe-Jarlsber cavalry will be three units I completed last year....


Wednesday, 30 December 2020

WGA 2021 - Polish Army Project article

I had an article on my Polish Army project in the Wargamers Annual 2021; the article has summary of the project, plus scenarios based on the battles of Wallhof and Honigfelde

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Swedish Army TYW Books....

I recently indulged in a two books published by Helion ...

I have dipped into them - very interesting and worth the money spent.

Another one, not yet published is one about Polish army in Prussia - will get this when it is available

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Adding some more figures to my 'musketeers' collection

 I have been adding some more 40mm figures to use in my musketeers style adventures.


started work on a Rochefort style figure in action and non-action pose (using some heads and arms from some spare figures on bodies of some plastic soldiers ...

Sunday, 11 October 2020

An Affray in the Square....

continued from the previous post ... 

As the Traveller crosses towards the far side of the square he finds his way blocked by the cardinals guard. The captain of the guard informs him that the Cardinal wishes to seem and asks him to come along quietly. The Traveller politely refuses, that he is on the Kings business and to get out of his way....

Von Messing and the rest of the escort hurry to catch up ....
The Captain of the guard insists, the Traveller and his assistants draw their swords ....
Von Messing and his men draw their swords and hurry across the square as the cardinals guard attack the Traveller and his assistants...
Soon all are engaged,  Von Messing's servant Limburger hangs around at the back with his cosh at the ready to give someone a whack on the head if the opportunity arises ...
The Traveller holds off the Captain of the Guard with ease, while his assistants have downed their opponents. Von Messing, Fischer and Scharfe move forward to engage some additional guardsmen; Hofler is being fought back across the square by his opponent ....
The sword fights continue...
Limburger tries to help Hofler ....
Swipes the cosh but misses and stumbles,  many of the cardinal's guard are wounded, including the Captain....
The cardinals guard back off, they have had enough ....
The traveller and his assistants, unperturbed, sheath their swords and head on towards the abbey, with Von Messing and his men covering the rear...

---oXo---

The news of the altercation in the abbey square reached the King, the Cardinal was summoned  - he apologised for the actions of his guard and said it had been a case of mistaken identity.  The King knew otherwise, he would keep a closer eye on the Cardinal's activities in the future ...