Monday, 18 April 2016

The Featherstone Weekend

I think I can safely discuss this now since it is featured in the latest MWWBG. As you may know, this is a Weekend hosted at the great Wargames Holiday centre run by Mark Freeth who is a real gentleman with a amazing sense of humour. The battle was a playtest of the upcoming General D'Army rules from Dave Brown. They have several innovative mechanics and might be the rules to get the boys into Napoleonics. The scenario was Leipzig and I was the Prussian commander. The best point of the weekend was when  my depleted Landwehr battalion bounced several cavalry charges whilst in line. This may sound ahistoric, but actually was due to some good dice rolling for the snap shots taken as the charge came in.
All in all it was a great weekend, but the best thing was that not only did I win the award for the "dandy", but very generously the other players deemed me to be the "Player of the weekend". This meant I won a fabulously painted set of figures representing a French command group.

For further details and some wargaming porn see the latest issue of Miniature Wargaming with Battlegames.

More Napoleonics

The Napoleojics continue. This time it's Bavarians from Spencer Smith. I'm enjoying the speed with which I can get them to a tabletop standard, and have managed to crank out 5 36 man battalions this month already. I think I might be wavering slightly since this last unit has a set of metal command figures which were a cheap ebay purchase.
I'm very intrigued by the update to Sharp Practice and will probably get the rules bundle after payday. I am still favouring 40mm for the large skirmish and think that the British cavalry will be the next onto the painting queue.