Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Natural Daylight

Some of the photographs shown yesterday were not taken in natural daylight and as such not as good.

Two quick replacements, the arrow is now much clearer.

The three Indians will now try their look with firing 'trade muskets'!

As said previously the Indians I made in the early 90's and were painted by MA.
John






Tuesday, 10 December 2019

The Story Unfolds

An arrow narrowly misses the teenager.
John





A One Terrain Board Scenario

A little bit of nostalgia as it is close to Xmas.

Always enjoyed the mini skirmish scenarios with Steve H. and Mr H.

For the past few weeks I have been thinking of setting up a:

Homestead vs Huron scenario.

The Family of three have two muskets and two pistols

The eight Indians have 'three trade muskets' plus tomahawks etc

John




Campaign 1780/1980

In the mid-1980's whilst MR H and myself were scouring the libraries for anything AWI, which to be fair was pretty limited, I was introduced to Simon W.

During the previous decade Simon had amassed a huge AWI library and had done much research on the period. He was very instrumental in what books I went on to purchase.

I would speak to Simon on the telephone quite regularly and during one particular conversation he mentioned that he and four others had completed an AWI Campaign based in the South, 1780. He was kind enough to parcel up and send me all the paperwork. For the weeks that followed I photocopied the entire work.

This is a complete campaign from start to finish. With narrative, maps, battle-reports, fortification, casualties, recruitment, desertion and even a newspaper. And Much more......

Forty years old and still a good AWI read. It would have made a wonderful book with a few colour photographs to go with the story-line.

This campaign for me is priceless.

Over the years I have re-played a number of the scenarios from the campaign.

John











Monday, 9 December 2019

Copycat Figure

I made the painted Prussian officer vignette many years back for IR 32. Always liked the pose of the officer with the partisan, simple but very period. So yesterday evening I set about copying the pose for my Saxon officer vignette.

I find it impossible using a wire armature(legs/arms not a full metal dolly) to replicate exactly a copycat, but I am pleased with the result.

To complete the Saxon regiment Prinz Friedrich Augustus, I have to make/convert two further figures, a second figure to go with the copycat figure and the mounted colonel.
John

ps It is more noticeable from the photographs that the Prussian officer is slightly more forward on left leg......hmmmm


Sunday, 8 December 2019

The Regiment

This is what I am hoping to emulate with the Saxons but with a regiment of 42 figures including six grenadiers.

1. Hat men
2. Grenadiers
3. Battalion gun
4. Mounted Colonel
5. Officer vignette
6. NCO


The photographs show Prussian IR 26. In the Campaign they are part of the army on the Saxon border commanded by Henry. The collection has 32 such Prussian regiments plus Garrison infantry, Standing Grenadier battalions, Frei-battalions. A formidable number of Prussian infantry. All painted to this standard by DJ and flagged by MA.
John