Sunday, 21 August 2016

Eckmuhl at The Other Partizan MMXVI (2)

A top day at "TOP" at Newark Showground. We had over 750 people through the door as well as lots of traders and gamers.

I didn't get a long look at other games, so here are a few photos of mine:

1. St Hilaire's Division of Davout's Corps advances:

 2. Same Division from the rear, to show the latest version of my unit markers:
 3. The battlefield viewed from the SouthEast (the terrain honestly looks more colourful "in the flesh"!:
 4. Davout's Corps - St Hilaire and Friant.
 5. Austrians sit on their hill:
 6. Bavarian and French troops prepare to knock the Austrians off their hill:
 7. Pire's brigade of light cavalry acts as Davout's left flank-guard:
 8. An Austrian regiment wonders where the rest of the army has gone:


I managed to play through the entire battle once, and got half-way through a repeat before the end of the day. There seemed to be plenty of interest despite the diminutive nature of the army and it was good to chat to people. David Wright gave me a run-down of the Wurttemberg army of 1809 so after talking with him I went and bought his book:


The Wurttembergers certainly seem an interesting part of the Grande Armee and I'm looking forward to painting them up as part of VIII Corps as I attempt to round-off my 6mm 1809 collection by the end of the year (basically more Bavarians, Rhinebund etc and some Hungarian Insurrectio troops wouldn't go amiss).

Hope anyone who came to the show had a good time, and those who missed it will make the trip next May and/or August. Keep up-to-date at http://www.partizan.org.uk/

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Eckmuhl at The Other Partizan

The Other Partizan MMXVI takes place this coming Sunday at Newark Showground.

(For those with sat-nav the postcode is NG24 2NY)

I'll be putting on a game and have been keen to do something other than 28mm AWI if only to remind myself that I do have other figures.

I have settled on Day 2 of the Battle of Eckmuhl (or Eggmuhl), 22nd April 1809.
This will feature a return of the 6mm collection I built for the Wagram demo game back in 2009.

There hasn't been an abundance of time to get this together what with the chaos of carpet-fitting, work and holidays, but I should have pulled something together by Sunday!

I have even painted up a fresh Division of Bavarians...