Monday 25 February 2013

Polish command and Krakus

Finished basing the first of the Krakus at the weekend.
 I dont think I did Paul's work jsutice although happy with the horses - the flash on the camera produced some off results.
 Detail of 3 at the charge
 The horse tail banner was used to signal orders so I've modelled them here with the officer telling the standard bearer what to do.
 The 12 lancers showing the variety that is possible.
 Side view
 Close up - showns the horse nicely.
 The officer and standard bearer
 Close up of the officer and SB
 Off subject but a little fox I painted for a friend.
 Polish comand: this is the command pack (general and ADC) with a mounted officer added to be another senior officer
 Side view: please note the ADC's horses front hooves are best slightly repositioned so as to be appearing to pull up.
 The line officer as a general. Quite haughty isnt he?
 The ADC
 Rear view
Hope you like the pictures. Not my best work by any means. These are available for sale now and the Uhlans will be ready soon.

Monday 11 February 2013

First game of General de Brigade

My good friend Daryl and I had our first ever game of General de Brigade Saturday and it was good fun (even if it meant I missed the heroic Welsh team defeating the out of sorts French side in Paris).
First picture is of two "brigades" of Prussians who at the end of the had seized one village and were about to attack the bridge (which I was aiming for).
 French brigade and supporting artillery.
 French cavalry brigade
 The Poles who were defending the bridge
 Prussian cavalry brigade with the heroic Landwehr who fought the French cuirassiers to a stand still ( I threw a double 6.................)
 The Prussians about to assault
 Carabiners about to overrun the horse artillery
 Skirmish screen out front
 Daryl's Perry French. I think he's done a great job.
 The entire brigade
Cavarly melee which was still ongoing when we called it a day.

I liked the rules and didnt find them that slow or too complicated.  Using historical tactics seems to produce the right results and we look forward to giving them another go.