Sunday, 5 June 2011

More VBCW figures

BUF Militia - Mainly Musketeer (some with head swaps) and some Artizan and Great War figures

BUF  armoured truck - a home made conversion with a North Star and Old Glory crew

BUF Legion - Musketeer figures.

Local mlitia - Musketeer, Artizan, Empress, Woodbine, Pulp, Bolt Action and Foundry Figures

Saturday, 4 June 2011

A Very British Civil War

Some of my figures for this "what if" period dreamt up by a couple of friends of mine that has now really taken off. The pictures were posed quickly with a background of a card school building to provide unit cards for a rule set for the first Evesham big game. In the end they didn't get used! I've added some more units since but these are the backbone of my forces.
Firstly, the military parts of my forces.

HQ unit - Foundry figures and a diecast truck from a set I got cheap.

Medial Unit - Pulp Miniatures doctor and nurse and Great War army chaplain. 

TA Unit HQ - Musketeer, Great War and (converted) Bolt Action driver in a Matchbox car.

Lorried TA Unit - Musketeer and Foundry figures and Matchbox Crossley.

Armoured Unit - Musketeer figures and Lancia.

Mounted Unit - Great War cavalry.

Vickers MG team - Great War

RollsRoyce Armoured Cars - HLBSC

18 pdr Gun - Foundry

Cyclist Unit - Foundry miniatures 


Some units made from the new Perry plastic zouaves.

Firstly, the 11th New York in their brown 2nd uniform - just to make a change from Union units in blue. This is 24 out of the box of 42.

Secondly, the South Carolina Zouave Volunteers - part of Hampton's Legion. The remainder of the units is made cup of Perry metal figures painted either as the Gist Rifles or Davis Guards - 2 of the other volunteer companies making up the Legion. The flag is from Redoubt.

Having found the details in an Osprey book, I couldn't resist the idea of doing some Confederate zouaves with yellow trousers. That used another 8 out of the box. The remainder ended up as a company of the 4th Virginia that had a zouave dress and 6 to fill out another Union zouave unit of "left over" figures from other project with a new Redoubt command pack to finish them off. 

Thursday, 19 May 2011

WW1 East Africa

Another try out of a rules set - The Great War this time. I put on a game of a German raid on a British railway line.

The Germans managed a bit of damage before being beaten back. The end result slightly in their favour.

American Civil War

As a try out of Blackpowder rules, I put on a refight of New Berne, perhaps slightly tweeked to give the Confederates a bit of a chance.

Following the capture of the outer islands of the North Carolinan coast, the Union landed a specially recruited Division under Ambrose Burnside which captured Roanoke island and then marched on the port of New Berne. Whilst it was no longer what it'd been, the city controlled an important railroad junction and was within marching distance of another line important to Confederate supply lines.

To cover the approach to New Berne, the Confederates built a number of forts along the river (the wall edge of the table) and cleared an area between the biggest fort and the railway to build breastworks to cover the obvious approach route. Unfortunately, they discovered the Union force were advancing on a wider front so they rapidly had to flood an area in front of a creek, leading to a dog-leg in the line. This was, unfortunately, covered by the worst part of their forces - a collection of local militia companies armed with shotguns and hunting rifles.
In the original battle the North Carolinan's quickly found a big hole in their lines as the militia companies guarding the brickworks (represented here by the walls) broke and the positon was outflanked. In our refight the Union had a tougher time of it but the end result was pretty much the same.

Wars of the Roses

As a start to my blog - here are some images of my WOTR collection.

A couple of boxes of Perry plastics mercenaries to make 6 bases of pikes, crossbows and handgunners plus some more commanders.

Some Foundry men-at-arms I picked up on a bring and buy ages ago. The commander in a Front Rank figure - as are the lances as there weren't any with the figures when I got them.