Sunday, 10 April 2016

My Wargaming Week, 10th April 2016

I have quite a few photos today.

Below are some mounted members of the 16th Light Dragoons. I painted and based these after a trip on Thursday to the lancers'  museum at Thoresby. A lovely little museum, worth an hour or so stop-off. The cakes in the cafe next door are also very good.




Next are some Hessian mounted jagers. These are improvised as no one makes the actual figures in 28mm as far as I know. I used Saxon Dragoons from Eureka's SYW range. Not a cheap way of doing things but you only need a few.


While I was in the jager groove I also knocked up this command stand using some Foundry figures, sculpted by Mark Copplestone.




I even managed some gaming, mostly to test the latest iteration of my rules. First was a battle based on the White Plains scenario for British Grenadier.








As with previous attempts, this is a bit of a walk over for the Crown, even without fielding the 12lb cannons. Even if the Crown makes some mistakes the rebels don't have the resources to exploit it.

So I have moved on to the scenario for Haarlem Heights, where things seem more interesting. I've only played four turns so far...











Next week I will make a start on another battalion of Hessian grenadiers.

UPDATE
The British suffered a major loss when I completed Haarlem Heights. The 2nd light infantry routed, the 3rd light infantry fell back on the highlands and Hessian but was tempted into a counterattack that started well but ended badly. Finally one and then the second battalion of highlands were also routed. Hopefully the Hessian escaped.
Oh, and the 3-pounder section was also destroyed!

In return, the rebels did lose four battalions of infantry but this didn't stop the celebrations.





10 comments:

maciek said...

I say simply: WOW !

DeanM said...

Stunning work all around, Steve. Your mounted Jaeger conversions top-notch. Amazing AWI collection.

Neil Scott said...

Excellent work.love those mounted jaegars

Michael Awdry said...

What a great week! Cracking stuff Steve.

Stephen said...

Lovely - I had the pleasure of watching Napoleonic XVI reenactors doing skill at arms at Ickworth House today :-)

MichaƂ Kucharski said...

Lovly work!

Paul Scrivens-Smith said...

Great work as usual. Good to see you getting the chance to roll some dice too!

Steve said...

Thanks all. Paul the new version of my rules are working really well. They do the same sort of thing as the version we used for Guilford Courthouse but without the need to refer to tables - so much quicker to run through. Drop me an email if you want to pop over next week for a last hurrah before your wagon rolls West.

Rodger said...

Awesome work !

Anthony Foxwell said...

Nice battle report...love the photos of the action