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Regiment Lorraine in 10mm

I finished Louis XIV’s Regiment Lorraine in 10mm scale. I used 32 figures from the excellent Pendraken League of Augsburg range, my first choice for the army of the Sun King.

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Making fences

Enjoying a murky holiday making fences for the upcoming grand finale of our Longstreet campaign. If you enjoy repetitive but therapeutic tasks like this you might want to check out Magnus Mills’ novel The Restraint of Beasts about men who make... read more

Longstreet Campaign status Spring 1863

The Union army has so far managed to lose every single encounter. Luckily the two generals are very well connected and have inexhaustible personal funds to boost their career. Report of how Rehoboam Giraud lost against the Rebs   Report of General Jennings’ failure read more

Longstreet Campaign

We’ve been playing a Longstreet campaign for a while now. At the moment, around mid-1863, the Union has an unbroken record of defeats. We started with five players, now that we are half way through we still have four eager generals actively playing and enjoying the campaign. We’ll try and put up decent after action reports in the future, so far we have only managed to take a few snapshots and write a few reports. 1861 First Battle – Torytown Scenario: Crossroads, confederate victory. In a rash attack the Union forces tried to envelope the Confederate lines and take the crossroads of Tobacco Road Tavern. The flanking forces got stuck in the uncharted swamps of the Virginian countryside, and suffered grievously in the hands of Southern mounted cavaliers. The Union advance was faltering and the Southerners launched a glorious mounted charge uphill against a battery of artillery and regiment of Zouaves, sweeping all before them. This threw the Union high command into confusion, parts of their infantry line (Harrisburg Vols) advanced from the defensive positions they had taken on a bank of Tory Town Run, and the blueclad men were thrown back with a resounding rebel yell. This, combined with the continuous withering skirmish and volley fire raking the lines was enough to force the Union army to retreat from the field. The Confederates did not escape without casualties, the Union firing lines felling many a young man before the firing ceased along the line. 1862 – Giraud charges forth This was a battle with Giraud against Clarence Woodster. The Pennsylvania lads charged straight into the Southern Defensive line, while cleverly trying to flank the enemy position with a regiment of cavalry. It almost worked, but true to form the Union losses mounted up and the Northern morale broke. 1862 – Errol S Jennings meets Clarence B Woodster A battle that ended with the losing Union general gaining an amazing 14 Epic Points – it helps if you launch a couple of massive charges and get your name into papers... read more

Blitzkrieg Commander II – Early Russian Front 1941

We had a BKC 2 game set in 1941 Ukraine to have a go with the BKC campaign rules and see how the glorious march of the panzers / glorious defense of the motherland would go. Well, the panzers rolled over the obsolete Russian tanks.

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