Monday 27 October 2014

fiddling with artillery ....

I decided I needed some more variety in the cannon used for my ECW games; preferably a couple of lighter guns. So I embarked on a little bit of conversion work.

Raw materials, a 40mm saker (at the back) and a 28mm cannon at the front with a spare gun barrel.
I removed the barrel from the 40mm saker, and replaced it with the one from the 28mm cannon; the spare barrel I then put on the 28mm cannon. Both cannon received new wheels using some small plastic lego ones. Below another saker and the two converted guns...
 Converted guns painted and shown in use in a mixed battery....

Wednesday 22 October 2014

petard team - conversions/modelling work done

After a couple of good sessions at the modelling desk the petard team conversions/modelling work is now done.

The deployed petard and a chap getting ready to set it off ...

Monday 20 October 2014

Petard team starts to take shape ...

The two chaps carrying the petard,
the arms need filling out, rest of the team is coming along nicely. Have to make up the petard as well.

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.