Friday, 17 February 2012

Sudan 15mm

I have been seduced into starting a 15mm Sudan War collection after seeing the marvellous Peter Pig figures on their website! My Great Grandfather fought in the Sudan Campaign and I suppose its a bit of a homage to him in some ways.
Initial purchases have been for British Highland Infantry, Fuzzy Wuzzies with rifles, and Dervish Camelry. I'm going to be getting more British, including Camelry, Cavalry, Artillery, and Naval Machine guns, plus oodles more Dervish and Fuzzy Wuzzies over the next few months as funds allow.

First set of pictures are of the Fuzzy Wuzzy with rifles, and Dervish camelry Unit, and Black Watch unit. Comments appreciated.
The Black Watch
(Devils in skirts!)
Another shot of the Black Watch
Beja with rifles
(They don't like it up em!)

Dervish Camelry
Another shot of the Fuzzy Wuzzies

So let me know what you think, more pictures to follow as and when I get the units painted? Next on the table is 3 units of Fuzzy Wuzzies with spears, and a unit of British Royal Marines?

Going to be buying some Naval machine guns, British Artillery, and Cavalry at Cavalier, Tunbridge Wells show, next week. Hope you can make it along, its a nice show put on by my club, Tunbridge Wells Wargaming Society, at the Angel Centre. See the TWWS link on the main page for details.

Flames of War 3rd Edition

I recieved my free copy of the new 3rd edition FOW mini rulebook this week from those nice people at Battlefront.
After emailing their Customer Support they sent me a copy about a week later, well done to them.
After having an initial scan through the book it looks very well laid out with lots of photo's to explain the rules, which is a nice addition over the 2nd edition. All in all a nice looking rulebook. Also available from the FOW website is a handy quick reference sheet so you dont need to refer to the book all the time?

There are changes to the Aircraft rules with planes not needing to range in on the target unless they are within 2" of cover. The Russian "Hen and Chicks" rule has also changed, now if the command tank moves, the rest of the platoon must move, with a +1 "To Hit", instead of not being able to fire? probably making it harder to beat a Russian Horde, but time will tell?

There are also some changes to close combat, with these being better explained with the aid of stage by stage pictures. Also there are more scenarios at the back of the book, so you now have Free for all, Encounter,
Dust Up, No retreat, Hold the Line, Pincer, Surrounded, Fighting Withdrawal, Hasty Attack, Cauldron, Breakthrough, Counter Attack, and No Mans Land to choose from.  Initial thoughts on the new edition are its a well laid out rulebook, and its free as well. So grab yourself a copy, either from a registered FOW supplier, or just email FOW customer support and they should be able to hook you up with a copy in no time?

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Dystopian Wars Prussian Scout ships

Had a chance to finish off the Prussian Scoutships during the recent snow. Really enjoyed painting these guys.

15mm ACW Union and Confederate Cavalry

During the recent snow and the cancellation of the club meeting i decided to use the time to finish off my 15mm Peter Pig Union and Confederate Cavalry units. I got mounted and dismounted troops,plus horse holders for when they dismount. Lovely figures with plenty of detail which just about finish off my ACW forces for both Union and Confederate?

Mounted Union Cavalry

Confederate Cavalry with dismounted option behind
Angled shot of Confederate Cavalry with Horseholders

Dismounted Union Cavalry with Horseholders