Friday 20 May 2011

The Army's Baggage

As Ray seemed interested in the contents of the box (what sharp eyes you have!) in my last post, here is the first of my completed baggage train pieces. What it contains - who can say, but such items do add a touch of colour to any table top scene. The excellent scenario in BLB 1, features a baggage train attempting to escape from a mass of marauding French cavalry, so such pieces can be more than eye candy.

If memory serves, the waggon is from the Perry AWI range, whilst the driver is a Dixon unarmoured pikemen from their Grand Alliance range.

Thursday 19 May 2011

Which way to victory?

Due to being very busy for our huge re-fight of the Battle of Lutzen (1813), showing this weekend at Sheffield Triples, progress on the terrain making has almost ground to a halt over the last few weeks. Once it is over I am going to take some serious time out to get on with some terrain boards and buildings. One of the projects will be the Ardennes "snow terrain" game, which I am hoping to show at Partizan II in September.

In the meantime, here is my most recent League of Augsburg command base, showing a senior French officer, perhaps even Luxembourg himself, asking directions for Neerwinden. The figures are all Foundry, except the mutt, which is of dubious provenance!

As the release of Beneath the Lily Banners 2 draws closer, I am gaining renewed enthusiasm for the period and hope to get a few more units done in the near future. Alas, there is never enough time to do everything that one would like, and whilst the shotgun approach to painting is enjoyable - I have just completed a Sikh Wars command base of all things! - it makes it harder to finish anything off and get it on the table.