I never turn down the opportunity to wargame with John Maguire as I know we will be playing with some of the most beautifully painted figures. John Collection of figures is spectacular and the game we played last Sunday was no exception, a great little game of ECW Baroque.
Sunday, November 19, 2017
We have not played a game of Napoleonic's for well over a year now and with all these beautifully painted figures lying around it just did not make sense. So Myself and John decided to drag a few battalions from each side and have a very small game of Basic Battles. The rules themselves are as they state 'Basic' and our game was over in just over an hour, though it may have been quicker if not for one rule neither of us really liked. The rules have a special adaptation for Elite and Veteran units where if hit they nullify the first hit, which can be very frustrating. We think that this rule should be changed to say that any double '5's are nullify similar to the ruling for Tercios in Baroque, which would make more sense? As for some of us just rolling a '6' is an accomplishment.
Monday, October 16, 2017
A little more basing over the weekend allowed me to completed a couple more bases for a friends Basic Impetvs Army. These find figures are from the beautiful Aventine Miniatures Etruscan Range and they must be some of the nicest figures on the market. The figures were painted by Zakpainter in Spain wow has painted the figures beautifully.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
These fine lads I have just finished basing for Baroque represent a unit of Ottoman Dragoons for the Eastern half of the Empire. They are a mix of Imperial Mercenaries Dragoons and Anatolic/Slav infantry from the excellent 28mm Old Glory Eastern Renaissance range. I have place a few spare shields on them to present a more Ottoman feel to the unit. The figures were painted by Leroy Simpson and are the last unit I had to base for John Maguire's massive Ottoman Army, which I can not wait to see on the table again.