Friday, 19 May 2023

Update on the SYW

 If you have been following this blog you will know that I'm working towards playing a small scenario using the 'Honours of War' rules.

here are some pictures of the collection taking shape. I now just need to add some artillery for both sides, a unit of Prussian Hussars and Russian Grenadiers. 

Thursday, 18 May 2023

ACW Collection Growing

 Some pictures of my American Civil War collection as it takes shape.

These have been based for the free rules written by Jay White at..

I'll be using these troops at the Partizan show on Sunday. Nichol Murray and I are doing a demo game with Dave Andrews.  Dave has a lot more troops than I and we will be using his terrain. I'm really looking forward to seeing what Dave has done.

Just some Confederate artillery to base now :)

Sunday, 7 May 2023

ACW update


A lttle updat on my ACW project. 

Here are a few images of my ACW collection, so far! These are for the joint demo game I'm doing with Dave Andrews and Nichol Murray at Partizan in May. 

My contingent (hopefully) will be about 400 figures, all Perry Miniatures with flags from Flags of War. Dave will have about 600 figures and is making the terrain. 

My Confederate troops are all based around the Virginian regiments that were in Pickets charge at Gettysburg and my Union units are from Webs Brigade at the battle.

James Sharp made the fences and Barn for my collection, I made the mat from an artificial moss material that I found on ebay. It was been spray painted to make it match my bases.

Monday, 17 April 2023



Next unit added for my Seven Years War collection. The 2nd Bn, Infantry Regiment number 21. 

This time painted for my collection by Colin Davidson and based by myself to match the other's I painted. Claymore Castings miniatures and flags by Flags of War. 

As you can see the Prussian brigade is now taking shape and it is beginning to look like a small SYW game on the table. 

This is now the 5 infantry units done that I require for the scenario I'm planning. I just need to paint up 2 x Artillery guns and 2 x units of Cavalry and this project is ready to start being gamed with.

I'm already thinking (daydreaming) about the second phase for this project. Once the 2 Cavalry units are painted, I'll add the second Bns for each of the regiments painted so far. 

However, I now need to turn my attention back to the ACW project. I'm doing that as a Demo Game at Partizan in May with Dave Andrews and Nichol Murray...and have lots to do for that! I'll show images of that project soon.

Prussian Hussars are next :)

Monday, 10 April 2023

Russian 2nd unit

 Some images of the 2nd Russian unit that I just completed. These are the Troitskiy regiment, now taking place on the battlefield beside the Kurinskiy regiment.

Thursday, 6 April 2023

SYW Troitskiy Regiment

Some close up images of the 2nd Russian unit taking shape. 11 figures still to paint up before I can base this.

Miniatures are Claymore Castings and Flags by GMB.

Sunday, 2 April 2023

Tróitskiy Regiment

The command base for my latest SYW Russian unit ' Troitskiy Infantry '.

This will be the 4th infantry battalion out of the 5 required for the scenario that I'm working towards. 

The Senario is the 'Combat of St. Ulriich'. Taken from the 'Honours of War' rule book by Osprey.

A small change I have made is to add a gun emplacement on the defenders side of the river, guarding the bridge. I'm also using 30man units. The table will be 7 foot by 5 when fully completed.

The red side: Russians.
1st Bn Troitskiy.
1st Bn Kurinskiy.
1 6pdr Artillery (in the gun emplacement).
1 unit of Russian Currasiers.

The Russians deploy in a holding position on the enemy side of the river and aim to give the attackers a bloody nose before retiring back across the river to defend the bridge.

The blue side: Prussians.
1st Bn, IR19, Markgraf Carl Infantry.
2nd Bn,IR19, Markgraf Carl Infantry.
1st Bn, IR35, Prinz Heinrich von Preußen Fusiliers.
1 x 6 Pounder Artillery.
1 unit of Prussian Hussars.

The Prussians are deployed in march column and their objectives are to destroy the enemy, and take the bridge.

I still have a lot to get done for this scenario but it is taking shape nicely. Hopefully the first game will be in a couple of weeks time. I hope to play this a few times and keep adding to the collection.

Figures are Claymore Castings and flags by GMB and Flags of War.


Friday, 31 March 2023


 The Combat of St. Ulriich.

A gallery of my new SYW miniatures. ( Claymore Castings).

My version of the small, fictional, SYW scenario from the 'Honours of War' rules. 

This senario only needs 5 infantry units, 2 cavalry units and 2 guns (in total).

 I'm using large 30 man units rather than the 20s used in the book, mostly for the look than gaming. However, my units can be made into smaller units for larger games when required.

I only have half of what's needed painted up and I'm slowly working on the rest.  Here are some images of a small part of the table I'm creating for a demo game.

Building made for my collection by James Sharpe and river by 'Debris of War'.

Prussian command base by Thomas Foss .