David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

All over the place!

The muse for painting has continued (thankfully) to be strong and I have completed another regiment for my Wars of the French Revolution project, the Lowenstein(esque)'s Chasseurs. I've previously featured the four skirmish figures I completed last week, but here is the full line effect ~









I based The figures two to a 40 x 40mm MDF base to signify a looser formation than the British regiments. Now, 'purists, lace freaks and button counters' will be furious, as the figures have not quite the right uniform for Lowenstein's Chasseurs, but I felt they were close enough for me! They will do, as Phil is wont to say, to represent one of the many foreign units in British pay during the period and make a nice change for painting! Judge for yourself anyway ~

































And the skirmishers, to save you looking back through the post list ~









At present I'm working on a battery of Austrian 12lb guns and crew: the guns from Front Rank and the gunners and officers from Trent Miniatures. I hope to finish them this week, given a following wind in GHQ!
On a completely unrelated tack now: Phil came over yesterday for a game. We had decided on another ACW bash, using Bull Run to Gettysburg of course as the rules! The game was based on an outnumbered Confederate force defending a pass from a Union attack. The Union commander {Phil} had eight turns to force the pass, otherwise a Confederate victory would be declared. The game lasted the full eight turns, with a break for lunch, and Phil's bold and direct attack carried the day, although I'm sure he would say that my dice throwing  luck had something to say about the result. Anyway, a few snaps from the Battle of Boland's Gap to finish off ~
On reflection my defence lacked depth and was too stretched!


















View from the heights overlooking Boland's Gap


















The full fury of the Union assault about to break over the Rebs!




















Another glorious defeat then! Oh well, back to the painting desk go I! There may be another game here in GHQ though before my hols, I'm waiting for Jon to confirm or cancel, but I'm off to paint Austrian gunners in the meantime!

8 comments:

  1. Very cool skirmishers - love their mop top hair cuts. Nice ACW game too

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  2. Great work on the chasseurs old chap. Great game too, those there Rebs was sure firing high, or should that be throwing low :-)

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    1. Throwing low I fear leads to firing high!

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  3. Really nice looking game! Well done on the regiment btw.

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks for stopping by again Christopher and taking the time to comment. Its appreciated!

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  4. Looks like the Lion of Boland's Gap got roughed up a bit. Maybe next time. Great looking game and the Chasseurs are very nice too.

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    1. You are right there William! Glad yo liked the game and Chasseurs, and took the time to say so!

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