Thursday, February 19, 2009

10mm Nap. French - Cuirassiers 1

Time for some more 10mm Napoleonics!

And back to the French we go for the next installment; namely, to the French cavalry. The heaviest of the French cavalrymen during the Napoleonic age were the Cuirassiers. Mounted on the largest horses, these elite soldiers got
their name from the heavy steel cuirass they wore to protect themselves. This left-over from the age of warfare past didn't necessarily help much against volleys of musketfire, but they did protect the cavalryman from swords and sabres, and also made a great pot for cooking!

10mm Nap. British - Brunswick Light Infantry

Hello all!

First off, SO sorry it has been so darn long! Life has a habit of getting busy, and I've been out of the blogging loop for a bit.

However, it is time to make up for that! I've got some WWII Germans coming, some 15mm ACW, some 10mm Napoleonics, and another book review.
First up; the Nappies!

These guys are some of my British allies; namely, my Brunswickers. Now, the eagle eyed visitor (or even just the casual visitor) will notice that this unit is only four stands, as opposed to the six of the infantry units I've shown earlier. These particular fellows are light infantry, as you can tell by the yellow tops of their pom-poms. The black uniforms and bright flags make this a fabulous looking unit... too bad you can't see the skull and bones on troops this size!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Some random photos

Howdy all!

I was going through some old photos and I came across a few I could share!

First up... way back when I had a pretty good sized collection of super hero figures and had created a super hero game; you made up a super group and battled it out! I even ran it at a small convention. Anyway, I of course had to make myself a group of X-Men, and while I could find a few from the Marvel pack, I had to make up a few more like Gambit and all. So here they are! I also have another 40 or 50 heroes, including a lot of Marvel villains and Champions figures, but I don't have photos.

Next up is the command team from my Space Hulk days! I used to play a lot of Space Hulk, and I kept careful records of each game. When a figure did something good, they got a medal on their stand for it! Yellow arrows were for "Support" (holding off the enemy while a mission is conducted... this was often given to heavy weapons guys), crosses for kills (yellow crosses for 12-24 kills, blue for 24-36, red for 37+) and yellow skulls for "Valiant Actions" and blue skulls for "Heroic Actions" (any big, usually game winning action... only one Heroic Action medal has ever been given, and that was to the captain who scored 22 kills and singlehandedly won a game after his whole squad was wiped out right at the beginning of a mission!) The command team was pretty decorated, obviously, but didn't always play as a team... since it was Space Hulk, it didn't go that way. I may actually play a bit more soon and so bring the rest of the guys over (I have another 15 marines) so I'll get some photos.

I also found a shot of my 15mm WWII German 88s deeply entrenched in a game a buddy of mine had played... he built the trench system to hold troops or, ideally, 88s, and it turned out SHARP.

Finally, a very old, early shot of my 15mm WWII Germans before they got any paint; I figured this would be a good shot to see some of the green stuff work and all that went into them.

Anyway... an eclectic mix that I hope was fun to look at!