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Tuesday, 15 September 2015

A start on the British, Talavera, and the first Test of my Troops.

To start this one off I have finally made a start on possibly the last great milestone of the armies at Talavera de la Reina, my British army. Not wanting to ignore the new Pendraken sculpts my army shall therefore be half belgic and half stovepipe as Shakos are concerned. If/when Pendraken get around to doing some Stovepiped boys I plan to get some to fix that, but I'm not that worried frankly as most people wont notice at 10mm.

Only some Line Infantry and Light Dragoons so far, but the start of Wellingtons tidy little army I hope.

I have finished the base I plan to use as the main part of Talavera on the game board, and I'm very happy with how the 3mm buildings from Supreme Littleness have come up.


On friday I attended my local wargames society for the first time and played a game of Blucher with some of my French against my opponent's 6mm Russians (I am aware crossing scales is heresy for some people but frankly it was hardly an issue at all, and not that noticeable whilst playing our opinions).

My army was forced to attack and my experienced opponent thrashed my in experienced blundering first game with the rules. It was however good fun and I hope to attend again soon. Hopefully acquitting myself better in future.

My left flank, outmaneuvered and stranded. Transfixed by cossacks to their flanks they were unable to assist my beleaguered centre.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Building a town: Waiting for the British

I haven't updated the blog in a long time, but I've now finished my Masters degree program so I've more free time to dedicate to looking for jobs and the Talavera project of mine. 

I'm expecting deliveries from MM and Pendraken of British soldiers in the next couple of days, so there's nothing to update on that front yet, but I have been using the 3mm buildings I bought from Michael at SupremeLittleness in order to create a Talavera base. and I'm really happy with the amount of buildings I can get on my base to represent Talavera whilst still having space to show a garrisoning unit. The space for a unit base will look like the town square, or something equally appropriate, when the town is not garrisoned.

I hope you agree that it looks pretty effective.