Marshal Ney leads the French cavalry to doom.........................
My new (metal) French Cuirassier unit
Evil Russian horde - part of the new painting commission
My jaegars out front but the rest are now Ken's.
French cavalry brigade that obviously got wiped out
French in L'Ordre Mixed..........for all the good it did them
Artillery and Bavarians
Into the valley of death road the slaphead....................
Right, as many of you know I am no wargamer, but I am confused. Please see picture above. The French got 11 dice but teh Russians got 16. How? Same number of figures, same number being able to fight. If I continue with this wargaming malarkey I dont think I'll use Blackpowder.
The result was as expected. In other words I lost all my cavalry but my infantry were pretty much holding their own but my entire left flank was about to be rolled up by the victorious Russian cavalry division.
Sculpted by Paul Hicks, directions and finance from me.
Yes, the mystery is solved, they are mine! Mine I tell you! All mine!
This isnt really a commercial decision, although they will be available for sale, but I warn people I will be covering my costs so please dont complain as your complaints will be referred to our customer services department (Puss-fat the cat) and unless you are willing to bribe her with a freshly roasted free range chicken then you have no chance.
Couple of points though:
Yes, the range will be added to include a full command including officers on horseback.
Possibly will include cavalry and artillery crew.
Wurttemburg is next as we can use the same dollies - this is not cheap by the way so if you do want to complain and whinge please doate to the "feed fatso fresh chicken fund instead of manky cat food."
David asked about the buildings from my first wargame; they are made by a company called Conflix - search google or fleece-bay. They are pretty cheap and excellent quality. Highly recommended.
I've been doing lots of commission work the last few months so not much new from me. I reckon I've painted a few thousand figures this year and only some artillery for my "good" self.
The real world cup is on at the moment and my lot stuffed South Africa but still f*cking lost by one stupid point! AAAAAAAAGGGHHHHHHH!!!!! Same old story.
England were truly shocking (hahahahahahahahahahaha) against Argentina who would have beaten them easily but lost their skipper, play maker and inspiration. Saying that, and this hurts, England showed exactly what South Africa did against Wales, some teams know how to win.
I wont mention the hacking scandal other than to point out that Blair was in bed with Murdoch as much as Cameron, but at least Blair never actually had someone on the payroll who still being paid by him. But then if you know my views about our Old Etonian Dave, jsut call me Dave (when the camera is on us anyway then its Mr to you peasent) Cameron.
Nos da for now. Pray for Wales as I cant handle this anymore.
I wonder if any of you kind ladies or gents can help me out of a pickle? No! Not branston (although with cheddar there is nothing finer) but the Foundry have stitched me up!
A while back I bought some of their Napoleonic Russian regiments; I bought some fatigue cap in great coat, and some in fatigue cap. Guess what? They are exactly the bloomin same! This means I didn't buy any in fatigue caps and uniform coat during the last sale and I urgently need some!
If you have some spare Russian infantry march attack in uniform coats and fatigue cap I would be most interested to hear from you. I can either swap you for great coated figures, or full dress with shako.
I'd also be interested in getting hold of some Russian Grenadiers (not guard) in post 1812 kiwer, and French grenadiers pre-1812 in campaign uniform and bearskin.