Saturday, December 20, 2008

WW1 28mm Figures

Well, I have been completely taken in by the Great War and I have been ordering sample figures from anyone I can find who sells 28mm figures for this conflict. My newest order has been placed with Scarab Miniatures Limited ( Thus far they only offer Austro-Hungarians but they appear to be planning Italians, Russians, and other nationalities sometime in the future. I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of these fellows and I will give a review of some of the various figure lines that I have gotten samples from soon.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Fresh troops for the Emperor

Here is a shot of the newest battalion for Davout's Corps at Wagram
Painting done by Rex Blackwell of Rex Painting Service - all I had to do was base them up and put the flag in the Eagle Bearers hand and presto!

Monday, December 15, 2008

WW1 Wargaming in Palestine

We finally got to have a go at a largish WW1 game using Price of Glory rules this past weekend. Scott Pasha (see his blog), he who leads us off the beaten path, ran a game set in Palestine featuring Germans, Turks, and some native tribesmen pitted against some British Territorial units. I took some photos but they aren't very good - but I never let that stop me.

Here is a picture taken from the vantage point of the German Asienkorps area of deployment.

This picture shows the rapid advance of 3 sections of Indian Lancers, look out!

Here is a later battle shot from just behind the advancing Turkish lines. The area just to the front of the Turks was the scene of a cavalry battle between the Indian Lancers and a section of Turkish cavalry. The Turkish cavalry was destroyed in the melee and the Indian cavalry was shot up by Turkish Infantry fire and was forced to retire.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Alex deploys his giant army

Here is a shot of my nephew deploying his "allied" army before crushing my feeble force from our game in August. He likes to look in from time to time and be reminded of his many victories over me.