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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

More Ottoman Cavalry and some Greeks for Blucher on Friday

Okay, 21 cavalry and 6 infantry in 2 weeks with a cold. I barely made it! But now I'm ready for the Blucher game on Friday and Discover games


Monday, March 13, 2017

My Ottomans finally on the Table!

So this past Saturday, after work, the Blucher group meet up for a battle, and my Ottomans finally took tthe field. David brought his marvelously painted French and Russians. Steven ran the French with my Ottomans as his allies ve Kurt and David running the Russians. 1812 what if scenario with the ottomans  not making peace with the Russians in early 1812. My 130 points were facing the Russian sledge hammer of 170 points while on my left Steven had to take his 170 points of French and break the Russian left wing 130 points before I broke.
There was a wonderful fight of Cavalry corps on my right flank with the Ottoman cavalry on an initial high, but slowly being overwhelmed. The Ottoman infantry corps suffered somewhat initially with the command points being given to the French so that they could press their attacks.
Slowly Steven ground the Russian flank, but unfortunately the Ottomans were unraveling far quicker.
A loss for my first outing but very fun and exciting! Now comes the next wave of Ottoman cavalry in time for the next game in a few weeks. Yep I got a tight painting schedule.





Friday, March 10, 2017

Blood and Plunder and refitting old ships

So I acquired the Blood and Plunder rules last week and am really seeing some potential here. So I'm getting together a demo game for the local store. Refitted one of my first pirate ships. A bit small, made from the old Gary Chalk design.  But it seems to work. Stole the sails from a model ship at a local craft store.
Crew mostly Foundry




Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Ottoman Cavalry for Blucher

First 5 units of Ottoman cavalry for Blucher are done. 5 more to go.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

2nd Game of Men who would be Kings

2nd game, 4 players per side, 24 points each. Played well but forgot the 3 foot per player rule. Thus the table was a bit tight. Played the destroy the buildings scenario. Very tough on the Colonials, had to destroy the buildings but take as few casualties as possible. Native victory in the end.



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

First game of Men who would be Kings

There is a Mutiny afoot in the highlands of Frangistan! The British and are out to put it down and have been joined by a small force of French Marines and sailors.
Our first game of Ospreys new Men who would be Kings rules at Discover Games in Fayetteville. 3 24point forces slugging it out. Rules played fun and quick! Everyone seemed to like them and orders were placed for new forces.




Wednesday, February 8, 2017

My Ottoman Blucher project begins.

So last Saturday, David put on a big Blucher game using his 28mm Front Rank Russians and French. All well painted and based on 3x3 bases. Loved the game and the scenic effect! So I am now going to madly build an Ottoman army to face David's Russians. I started by rebasing some janissaries that I painted years ago. 17 more units to go.

Old Glory Janissaries

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