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.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

The War of 1812-15

While this period of self isolation rumbles on its nice  to have hobby related activities to provide both distraction and purpose. As some of you will know I write for Wargames Illustrated from time to time and recently Dan had accepted a piece I have submitted on my War of 1812-15 project. Of course, he can't now drive over to take the pictures to go with the article and so I've had a temporary promotion to acting photographer! I've spent some time this week setting up a table and agreeing a layout with Dan by email, so I thought you'd enjoy a general table view before I get the ok to start the individual pictures ~








I would hope to have all the required pictures taken and emailed off over the next day or so, though when we shall see the magazine again I'm trying not to think about really. I hope you and yours will all keep safe and well and that we can all look forward to The Other Partizan in October!

25 comments:

  1. Looks really splendid, good to see there is life in old terrain boards yet too.

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    1. Thank you Phil. I'm not as lithe as Dan so finding positions to photograph from is challenging.

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  2. Beautiful looking table. I am looking forward to the article. There is so little about the period in magazines.

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    1. To be honest, it was only a side war in the Napoleonics. It was interesting that the Canadians had a greater interest in it than the Americans when I was last over there.

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    2. Thank you Mark, encouragement always welcomed!

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  3. Looks nice, trying to raise a campaign to fight at home.

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    1. Thank you George, good luck with your campaign planning!

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  4. That's a lovely looking table and nice to see what looks like a hint of naval involvement too, which is one of the attractions of this conflict.

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    1. Thank you SteveJ, your encouragement is always appreciated.

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  5. I've been into the War of 1812 for many years--even wrote some stuff for Wargamer's Digest back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Yeah, Canadians have always been way more interested in the war than Americans--they tend to see it as much more of a "Canadian" rather than "British" contest, which is a stretch. (FWIW, my mother was born in Canada, and my father in Wisconsin, so I can see both sides' attitudes). Fortunately, the American Battlefield Trust has lately begun preserving and restoring 1812 battlefields (previously they worked only on Civil War battlefields), so I'm hopeful interest on this side of the border may increase.

    Best regards,

    Chris Johnson

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    1. A nation defining war according to some Canadian commentators I've read.

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  6. Looking very impressive David will wait to see the details in WI ๐Ÿ‘

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  7. A seriously brilliant period to wargame in. Loads of quite well documented battles/big skirmishes to use for scenarios.

    One of my favourite periods.

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  8. The terrain boards look lovely

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  9. The setup does look pretty cool, I shall look forward seeing it in the mag.

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    1. Thanks Ray. I'll just be glad to see the magazine again!

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  10. A lovely looking table ... and figures....David .

    I look forward to reading your article...

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thank you Aly, though who of us knows when we will see the thing in print?

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  11. A very fine looking set up indeed,. David!

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