Friday, 29 January 2016

DBN Russians - Artillery 15mm

More Napoleonic Russians, this time the splendid Artillery.  The vast majority are from Lancashire Games again.  There's something about the green/red colour combination that makes them look fantastic (ggggrrr.. Blogger, COLOUR is spelled  The Russians had Heavy & Light Foot Batteries.  Again like our French, 6 figures were used to make up a Heavy 12pdr battery.  4 figures for the Light Foot.  To finish off, we have some Russian Horse Artillery, the type with the Dragoon Helmet, again Lancashire Games.

A Russian Grand Battery of Heavy 12pdr Guns

Minifigs guns, Lancashire Games crew. 

Russian Light Battery

This time, Minifigs crew (from Ebay), Lancashire Games guns.

Russian Horse Artillery

I love these, they are the 'Dogs Bollocks'

Sunday, 24 January 2016

DBN Russians - Cavalry 15mm

Here's some of the Napoleonic Russian Army that I've been building.  Got a few from Ebay, gave them a paint touch up & based them.  Some I've took from our existing Crimean War Russians & gave them a polish up.  The rest are mainly fresh buys from Lancashire Games, I like the look of them, they paint up well & have deep enough cuts to hold the 'miracle wash' I like to use.  Grass tufts from Warpainter.  
Hordes of Irregulars

Cossacks & Bashkirs

A nice mix

Heavy Cavalry, Cuirassiers

From our Crimean Army, given a face lift. 

Loads of Dragoons, Minifigs I believe.

More Dragoons

Light Cavalry, Hussars.  Need some flags now.

More Hussars

Lancashire Games

Light Cavalry, Uhlans

Sunday, 17 January 2016

DBA-Hx Battle of Newburn 1640

A return to the sinister world of Pike & Shot, our take on the Battle of Newburn 1640.  Historically a wipe out for the English Army as part of the Bishop Wars. Of course we altered the play balance to make a fight of it.... The historic links below:

DBA Humberside Extensions,with a few nice bits from other rule sets thrown in (Base Width Movements & Attrition Rules).  15 Bases for the Scottish Army & 12 for the woeful English. The Scots have got to cross the River Tyne in two places, Newburn Bridge or Newburn Ford.  The mighty 'Newburn Redoubt' guards the crossing, Cannon & Shot.  Pike, Shot, Dragoons & Knights form the rest led by the Earl of Newcastle.  General Doodle McDougal leads the fearsome Scots.  Highlanders (Warband), Pike, Shot, Cannon & Knights.  An element of 'Border Reivers' (Light Horse) would already be across the River.  Jack took the Scots, yours truly the English.

The battlefield

Scotland Forever!!!

Scottish Cannon fire from Newburn Hall hill.
  The Baggage train in the form of the Whiskey wagon.

English troops heroically defend the Newburn Redoubt

'Load Grapeshot !!!!'

Across the Ford

The Highlanders charge in

Good fire from the Scottish Cannon takes its toll

English Dragoons also take damage from the Scottish Cannon


Fearsome Highlanders charge in, rear rank bonus!

First Blood to the Scots!

However the English Shot force the other Highlander column back

The Earl of Newcastle utters his shrill war cry!

Battlefield overview

English firepower! 

Good PiPs & the Scottish Pike are into the battle!

The English Cavalry charge in but are just short, however the other Englishmen force back the Scots


PiPs are needed for the Scots, as the shooters gaze from the bridge

Scottish Cannon fire is too much for the English Artillery

It's neck & neck as the casualties mount.

The English Dragoons....poor poor poor...

It's touch & go, both sides could win it now

Good PiPs for the English & the Earl of Newcastle charges home!

The Scottish Shot destroy the last defenders of the Redoubt

Victory is close....  Huwaah!

Good PiPs again & the Scottish form another line

At last some of the Scottish Cavalry join the battle! 



HUWAHH! Victory for the English

The most inept elements on the field.
General Doodle McDougal says it all (in gaelic)
The Border Reivers were never moved either...!