Friday, 19 June 2020

Waterloo Photoshoot

I wasn't able to play a 54mm Waterloo game like I did last year, so I decided to pull out some recently acquired Napoleonic figures and set them up in a  little diorama. I have been adding to my collection of Prussians, so that I can do Waterloo properly, and I have been reading up on the desperate battle of Plancenoit and so I figured I'd use that as subject for my set up. I made some tombstones out of balsa wood and used my church converted from a craft store bird house to represent the churchyard at Plancenoit. The scene is set for the last stand of the Old Guard around 8:00 PM. Thanks to Adobe PhotoShop, I was able to add the fiery sky and the appropriate tint.

Sunday, 7 June 2020

D-Day Paratrooper Game

In honor of the 76th anniversary of D-Day, we played the BrĂ©court Manor Assault by Easy Co. 506th Regiment 101st Airborne as seen in the Band of Brothers TV series. We used Fistful of Lead skirmish rules. It's a challenge for the Americans to perform as well as their historic counterparts since they have to fire and advance, while the Germans can stay in place and fire twice or take aimed shots. In my game I only had enough German figures for three gun pits so I cut out the paratroopers' reinforcement squad that historically took out the fourth gun. There were thirteen Americans at the start, including two LMG teams, who played little part in the game after the initial assault. The Germans started with nine gunners divided between three gun pits and one LMG team. They were reinforced by six infantrymen and another LMG. The Americans easily took the first gun but ran into stiff resistance on the second. When we called the game, both officers (Winters and Compton) had been killed and the attackers were stalled on the second gun. 

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

More from David

David has sent me some more pics. He is not only doing 54mm, and has some more eye candy.
He has is making units for an Alexander the Great game with my "About Caesar" wargame rule.

David: "I've finished my Persian infantry - just have the levies to do.
It's s great hobby and although I game in various scales. I love 54mm, I now have 2 scythed chariots and 1 command chariot for my Persians "