Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Renaissance Poles and Turks

Here are some photos of a game played ages ago in 25mm, using Armati. Nick's Poles (long since sold) took on my Ottomans. I was winning (in the center and right), but as you can see in the last photos, my left wing collapsed and the Poles swept into my flank! It was race back to Istanbul!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Beware The Wrath of the Clans

The Clans mass with the French on their Left

The Highlanders move through the woods to flank the Redcoats

The Hanoverian Line.

The Highlanders sweep the Thin Red Line away.

We had a stoush between my Jacobites (with some French Allies) tand he dreaded Redcoats- Hanoverians ( or British if you prefer!). Although the British managed to hold the initial assault from the screaming clansmen, the addition of French firepower and a flanking manouvre by the Scots cavalry saw the British line crumble!

The Duke of M!!

My current long term project involves the wars of the early 18th Century. Nominally the War of The Spanish Succession and the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715. Yep, Marlburian is definitely the flavour of the month with teh release of 'Beneath the Lilly Banners" by Barry Hilton of LOA. I have my own set of rules that we use..but hey, I tend to play any rules that work! My collection started with a couple of British battalions and as now I have 18 French Battalions, Allies: 10 British and 4 Prussian. As for Horse; Allies: I have 4 Prussian Squadrons, 2 British Horse and 4 British Dragoon Squadrons as well as 2 of Imperial Cuirassiers. For the French I have 12 Squadrons of Horse and 2 of Dragoons! I have also completed a small Scots Jacobite army for the Rebellion of the '15.

My First Blog

Inspiration for this Blog came from six or seven other blog websites I visited and enjoyed them immensely. They were informative and inspired me to create my own. Originally I thought it would be a lone effort then I considered the small group I game with regularly. These guys have been my best friends for, in some cases, over 20 years...so I decided to dedicate it to them!!
I've been searching the web lately and have been inspired by several blogs and websites dedicated to wargaming the Marlburian Period. At the moment..and for the last two years it has become an obssession. I made the mistake of buying a packet of Front Rank War of the Spanish Succession British in December 2005 and have been hooked ever since. What was to be just a passing interest has grown into a collection of over 700 figures (90% Front Rank) and still growing.