Category: Historical

On the Eve of War

The War of the Trossian Succession Approaches! The fourth of five armies takes to the field in dashing black and capped in yellow.  This time around it’s the not-quite-Prussian army, all 38 stands of 1-inch square menace.  That leaves just the not-quite-French army and a whole lot of terrain,...

The 2mm Journey

Here’s a bit of a look at my 2mm journey, one upon which I have only just begun.  Specifically, here is the starting point for my SYW Russians. Bare metal inventory in progress.  Planning plays a big role here, and you want to dry fit to a base so...

Back to the History Books

Behold, the first teaser image of the Totally Not the Austrian faction for the Wars of the Trossian Succession. Horse, foot, and guns. It feels darn good to jump back into the historical saddle after a too long hiatus.  Yeah yeah, imagi-nations are barely historical but whatever.  Let me...

Vendee Defiant, a Battle Report

 This skirmish set somewhere in the middle of the French bocage flips the script from the first. The Vendeeans, specifically the Pere Corbeaux and his three sturdy sons, all veterans of the American War of Independence and glad to return to La Belle Vendee to escape such revolutionary escapades,...

What Are The Odds

 Prolific YouTube commenter Andrew Beasely had a great question on my solo play of Osprey’s En Garde! To bring you up to speed: in this game each melee figure gets to enact a set number of ploys.  Better fighters get more options.  The players each take a number of...

War In The 15mm Vendee

Some shots of a recent battle between Vendeeans and the Parisian boys in Blue using Osprey’s En Garde! The local National Guard – professional REMFsmeet the local boys, untrained but scrappy. The action starts just as the National Guard attempts to closedown the local church.  The locals come out...

Great Borodino Thread on the Twit Box

If you’re on the Tweeter Machine and you want to read about a massive and intricate refight of the action at Borodino, brother have I got a thread for you! If you’re smart enough to avoid that place, then brother have I got an website that neatly compiling the...

War In The Vendee

 Laisez faire, pour le roi und dieux. And the baddies.  ...