Thursday, 15 January 2015

Happy - belated - New Year!

Many apologies for the lack of posts but Murawski Miniatures has been very busy, as has my "real" business.  Added to that I actually took 2 weeks off at X mas for my first real holiday in over 5 years. Boy I need it.

During the holiday period the incredibly talented Francesco Thau sent me the pictures below.  I have more greens to get cast for marching campaign / great-coated / retreat-from-Moscow Poles, including a full command pack. However, I also received some incredibly sad news in that Stewart Griffin, who does all my casting passed away in December.

This wont affect the Murawski Miniatures business but as my requirements are not urgent I have informed the company I can wait as they have a massive backlogue of orders.  So, please bare with me,

I'd like to thank eveyrone who has supported Murawski Miniatures in 2014. It really is appreciated. I dont actually make any money out of this, in fact its a massive drain on money and time. So your support is what keeps me going.

One last note to viewers of Fox News in the states.  I lived and worked in Birmingham in the UK for ten years, went to business school there, and even played rugby for Birmingham Solihull.  It isnt a no-go area for non-Moslems. In fact, and based on my experience, I can honestly say some of the friendliest people there are from the  Moslem community. And as to Moslem police enforcing dress codes etc in London I do wonder if anyone from Fox News has actually ever left the US, let alone been to London.  My advice to anyone taken in by that utter load of bollox is to travel more and see for yourself, and dont watch that Murdoch owned comedy channel! Even the bloody Simpsons ridicules it and they are shown in Fox!

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Firing line completed

The amazingly talented Francesco Thau has completed his Murawski Miniatures firing line unit.

Miniatures are available (unpainted) from Murawski Miniatures.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Retreat from Moscow

Please see attached some pictures of the Murawski Miniatures Retreat from Moscow Poles.

These were painted by Dr Michael Koznarsky, from the good'ole US of A!

He's done a fantastic job.

There's another pack of campaign / scruffy figures which can be used and I should have some releases before the end of the year.

Hope you like the pictures.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The Polish High Command has arrived!

Yes, they've only been in the pipeline for 2 years but Murawski Miniatures has now launched Napoleonic Polish High Command.

First up is Poniatowski who is shown on a rearing horse

 Next is the replacement cavalry general. I didnt think the old pose worked and much prefer this one

 The Prince standing up in the saddle. We may get this reworked.

 The cavalry general on the rearing horse
 Poniatowski on a galloping horse
 This figue works as either an infantry colonel or brigadier general in field clothing.
 A figure which works as either a general or hogh ranking staff officer / adc
 Poniatowski on standing horse.
 Chef de brigade, new ADC and the Prince
 General etc on standing horse.
 We got this figure done as the Colpack was not unknown to the Poles, their general disregard for uniformity and I think he looks really good. Again suitable as either a colonel, general or ADC
 Chef de Brigade ( or staff officer for that matter ) on galloping horse.

Hope you like them.  Contact details details via the profile on this blog or the murawskiminiatures website.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Refight of Dresden - sort of

Back in late June we had our annual game ( I am not much of a gamer but once a year I will throw dice, drink booze and indulge in pyschological warfare with my so called friends ). This year, mainly due to the fact that I insisted on using my Poles, we did a sort of refight of Dresden.

Now I know the Poles werent at Dresden but were engaged in some pretty ferocious fighting off to the French left. Hence, we constructed a game where the Poles and Russians were engaged off to the left for control of heights and bridges across the river which led to the main action between the French and the allies.

Dresden was represented by some redoubts and a few buildings with the rest of teh table being pretty bare. All in all we used around 2,500 figures with the allies winning a pretty decisive victory primarily due to:

Redeploying the armies
Gamesmanship - I wont go into know what you did Daryl!
French stupidity - you know what you did Jeff!
The pinning of the Poles by the monster Russian artillery battery

The Poles did eventually drive the Russians off and held both the heights and the bridges but the French were in total disarray. The French Cuirassier division ( under my command of course ) did salvage some honour wiping out the Prussian cavalry and if the game had gone on probably taking out a lot of the Prussian infantry as well.

All in all great fun. Lots of booze, lots of food and some excellent banter. Now the pictures................