Sunday 29 December 2019

Bavarian Project Complete

With this unit of Chevauxleger, the 6th Regiment, my Bavarian army is completed - at least until I decide to add another division.

There will be a parade at some point soon.

Also based up today is the AWI gun set that I mentioned in yesterday’s post.

Saturday 28 December 2019

More Transport

The items presented here complete the transport theme started a few posts ago.

A commandeered Russian wagon in French service drawn by donkey and with two stragglers hitching a ride

A British Peninsular caisson

A Prussian two horse ammunition wagon.

The fourth transport item is aa AWI limber and gun for an artillery set whose crew are being uniformed at this very moment.

Tuesday 24 December 2019

Bavarian Artillery Complete

I didn’t have a lot of artillery to paint for the Bavarian collection, just three gun sets and their associated limbers. One set and its limber was presented here some weeks ago, and here is the rest of  the artillery.

First up is a 12lb field gun.

Instead of a limber for this set I chose to do a caisson.

The second set is a 6lb light artillery set...

...and instead of a limber there is the superb wurst wagon model.

To round out this post are three mounted officers that will be be the brigadiers for the army.

This collection is nearly complete, only six chevauxleger troopers to go.

Monday 23 December 2019

Bavarian Chevauxleger

Just as the year is drawing to a close, so too is my Napoleonic Bavarian Army.

The infantry is complete, the generals are all painted (although three remain unbased), the guns sets, along with their limbers, caissons and wurst wagons are painted and partly based. It is only the cavalry that remains unfinished...until now that is.

The first regiment of two that will adorn the battlefield under my command is the 3rd Chevauxleger rides on parade below.

The second regiment, the 5th Chevauxleger is on the painting table now.

Sunday 22 December 2019

Last Game of the Year

The final game of the year, the 25th game for the year, was a western gunfight game using the Gunfighters Ball rules.

The game involved two gangs, the Taylor Gang and the Dry Gulch Gang raiding the town of Doomsday where Wyatt Earp and his lawmakers waited.

After a bloody fight the forces of lawlessness won, with the Earps and Doc Holiday meeting their maker.

So to some pictures...

And some of the characters:

Mysterious Dave

Doc Holiday

Old Man Taylor

California Kate

We played for four or five hour and enjoyed a glass or two of rosé on a sunny (albeit cool) day.

Saturday 21 December 2019


Today’s offering from the basing table is the first if five Napoleonic transport pieces that have been in the lead pile for a few weeks. These first two are Russian models.

The first, the peasant wagon,  will have uses in many eras from The Great Northern War through to the 1920s and at a pinch early to WWII. I can see this wagon carting grain into Sebastopol during the Crimean War.

The second, the three horse ammunition cart, is exclusively Napoleonic.

French, British and Prussian vehicles will follow.