Its been almost a month since my last post on the blog and since we re-fought Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift back in January. Work commitments and a sunny holiday in the Caribbean have meant much of my hobby time has been curtailed however I have been doing some bits and bobs over the last few weeks so this post is just a quick update.
I have also made a start on my next project, yes I know the Jason one isn't finished (more on this soon) but like all good wargamers we tend to flit from one period to another. This project was prompted by two key events - the first was the release of the Chosen Men ruleset by Osprey and the second was a wonderful acquisition I procured on ebay - a complete Spanish town for £80.
So I have kicked off Napoleonic skirmish. The first troops arrived back at the beginning of February as an order from Warlord Games and their great deal on Army builders - I settled on the British peninsular with a box of Rifles, Peninsular Infantry, light Dragoons, a n artillery piece, mounted commanders and a mule train. The plastics are all assembled and just need a coat of paint.
A quick read through the rules suggest that these will be fast and furious - perfect for the games in the shed.
14 British Light Dragoons from Perry - the sprues actually come with enough kit to make a further 14 riders - just need to find some spare horses.
Fairly basic British Peninsular infantry in marching order - these will be based eventually in two rank trays from warbases
and of course the British Rifles - these loom fantastic figures. Full of character.
This purchase from ebay really was fantastic and such a bargain. The buildings are all hand built from mdf and have proper pantile roofs
Some of the free standing town houses even have flower beds !
The green boards I have laid this out on don't do the building justice. They'll probably look better on my desert boards. At a push these buildings will also serve well for my pirate games.