Last weekend saw another evening of gaming at The Earlswood Wargamers. It was a bit of an eclectic mix of games, to suit all tastes, form War of Spanish succession in 28mm, to 10mm Napoleonic and an even smaller scale Star Trek game. I played in the Napoleonic game,as the Prussian/Russians against Vlad's French. Little Al was referee, and supplied all the figures.
Dave, the talented painter who did the Dead Man's Hand stuff turned his hands to Star Trek. Not happy with the somewhat under par paint scheme on the Start Trek pre-paints he has set about repainting them. So far he has painted two Klingon War Birds. They look awesome.
|War Bird De-cloaking off the Port Bow!
The Napoleonic game used Grand Manner as a rules set, and pitched two large forces against each other in a bit to control two villages. The Prussian reserve force (made up of sub-standard troops and raw militias) had to hold until relieved. It was our first go with the rules, and they suited the scale very well, although they proved a bit slow and so we never got to fight the battle to a satisfactory conclusion, which was a shame. Next time, if we use the same rules, then I think we need less figures on the boards so we can get more achieved. That said the massed ranks of the infantry marching into battle look amazing.
|Russian and French Skirmishers class in the village.
|The French try to flush the Prussian Landwehr out of the village
|The Russians get ready to take the charge
|The Heavy Cavalry Clash
|Massed Ranks! Now that is war!