Tuesday, 23 April 2019

A Game

Played some months back. I set up a small AWI scenario. Much fun.
Just shows how good the Canon camera is for taking photos. No enhancement just daylight in the room.

Monday, 22 April 2019

The Much Neglected

Spanish in the AWI.
The photographs show the full regiment Navarra, with grenadier company. I use a scale of 1 to 10 for the AWI.
I am sure when Mr H. releases his book on the Spanish (including unseen artwork) more hobbyists will see their importance in this theatre. In my humble opinion an AWI collection is not complete without a few Spanish regulars and some locally raised militia units.
To make these look a little different from the European regiments in the collection a little 'climate change' was allowed by having a few figures in waistcoats and fatigue hats. Remember this is model soldiers not 'text book', so anything goes.

Sunday, 21 April 2019

One Last Mould

Since last year I have been mulling over the need for a last mould. I did a post sometime back saying that I had already made a few figures that I would like cast.
So I have decided to have one last mould made. I have said 'last' a few times over the past few years but I do believe I am now on the last lap of the collection. To be fair it is arguable 'do I need any more' given the 1000's of unpainted castings I still have.
I have started doing a list of figures I would like.
I will include the Polish winged hussar I made. I had plans to do more variations but maybe the one will have to do. The Tatar with alternative heads will also get cast. One more Russian figure is also on the list.
I did a full range of Spanish/Portuguese including militia for the 1750's, looks like these will not be cast, or should I just pop one figure into the mould..........
Lots to ponder over on this lovely sunny day.

Saturday, 20 April 2019


A few photographs of AWI vignettes. A somewhat neglected collection of late.
I still have loads of castings, many of which are new creations, maybe one day...........

Friday, 19 April 2019

Urgent Orders

Horace St Paul rides to General Hadik in Schatzlar relaying urgent orders from FM Daun.


Back to the '18th Century Campaign' and I have prepared everything for John H. including the conclusion of Nachod.
The next initiative card was turned and it was 'Austrian ' so I now need to write up the next moves.
I was also looking through my trays of 'actors' and deciding which had been 'useful' since AMG and those that I would label 'useless'.
Back to the writing desk