Thursday, 31 January 2019

More Sudan

We played another of Matt's scenarios and it was a blast.  The Egyptian column failed to get the civilians back to their occupied village and so the game was a Mahdist victory.  They even stormed the docked gunboat and took it!  Just one picture showing one of the defiant Emirs.  Come and get me you imperialist dogs!

The figure is an old WF figure from their Indian Mutiny range.  Buildings are scratch made using the wooden drawer units available from dollar stores.

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Happy Christmas and all the best for 2019

I am looking forward to 2019 and the prospect of more BFE gaming along with other game systems.  I hope that you all have a great holiday and all the best for 2019.

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Fighting Withdrawal

Finally got to a Sudan bash and it was great fun.  We used the scenario developed by Matt Mirsik for the free scenario supplement for BFE 2.  We have played this a couple of times and the results have been quite varied.  It comes down to the Egyptian players' decisions and a bit of luck on the initiative rolls.  In this rendition of the scenario, the Egyptians were very lucky and got a significant part of their infantry back to the village and "fort" - the victory objectives for the Dervishes. Ultimately, casualties mounted and the Dervish force was thrown back.

Friday, 10 August 2018

Battle of Ravenna

We played another Italian Wars game last night based upon the Peter Sides scenario.  Worked well although sadly history was reversed....the Spanish prevailed.  I was playing the French....

Figures are from three collections.  A mixture of Connoisseur, Redoubt, Foundry Tiger, TAG, Old Glory, and Perry.  As varied as the period.

Saturday, 28 July 2018

A bit of Rapid Fire, Juno Beach 20mm

Played the old Juno Beach D-Day scenario.  Lots of fun.
Piccies courtesy of Thomas Moore...

Friday, 20 July 2018

Renaissance battle: Novara, Swiss vs. French

I game across all periods of history and collect armies that are equally diverse, from ancient Hittites to the European armies WWII.  But my growing collection for the Italian Wars is one of my favourites.  I have some very old Gilder creations from both Hinchcliffe and Connoisseur to figures from Old Glory, Foundry and TAG.  They all happily mingle in my collection and I make no apologies for their compatibility or not.

Yesterday the group played the battle of Novara.  It was not the best scenario, but I always delight in getting the armies out and fortunately have a friend who obliges with his Swiss.  My scenario did not adequately represent the disarray of the French who were literally awoken by the Swiss keils bearing down on them.  Alas, in our game the Swiss got quite badly beaten.

Here are a few shots.  Wiener dog vs the bear!

Monday, 18 June 2018

A Military Gentleman: Garrison Battalions make Ready

A Military Gentleman: Garrison Battalions make Ready: A quick photo-shoot of the Prussian Garrison battalions making ready just in case they are called into action. John     ...

Posts like this define, to me, what a gaming collection should look like.  Just superb on all levels.