Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sikh War Project: Beginnings.

There seems to be somewhat of a trend running here, that being that I only seem to post once a year! I really must rectify that.

I've been working quite a few projects over the intervening months, with my main one now being one I started a couple of months ago: The 1st Anglo Sikh War using Black Powder. Just for Mudki (Moodkee) alone, I'll need approximately 13 "British" Infantry regiments, 6 cavalry, and 10 artillery batteries. So I certainly have a long way to go!

I'm using Newline Designs' 1:72 Sikh War range for this project. There are still some figures missing, such a Bengal Light Cavalry, Gurkhas, command for the British Dragoons, but there are enough there to be able to play some games. Plus the prices are great!!!!

First up for the British are some Generals, Her Majesty's 16th Lancers, 50th and 80th Regiments, 24th and 26th Bengal Native Infantry and a battery each of Bengal Horse and Field Artillery:

And then some Sikh Fauj-i-ain and some musket armed irregulars:

I'm slowly adding more as each week passes and hope to have enough for a game done in about 2 or  3 months.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Star Wars Bolt Action game

Well, time for another update on whats been going on recently!

We have a fair number of Bolt Action players at the club here in Birmingham, and as you can probably imagine, a fair number of those a Star Wars fans too. I've always been on the lookout for a fast play, large scale set of rules for gaming in the Star Wars universe. I have the Star Wars Miniature Battles, which I absolutely love, but these don't handle large scale games that well.

So, with the above in mind, I thought we'd give Bolt Action a go. I didn't make too many modifications to the rules, and it wasn't too difficult to sort the stats out for the different units. Although it turned out I'd undercosted the Wookies a little too much as they were brutal to the extreme!

Anyway, I set the battle on Kashyyyk. The rebels and wookies have taken back a key city, and the Imperials have landed two platoons just outside the city as an advanced force in an attempt to wrest it back.

Each side had 2000 points, in 2 platoons. The rebels, in retaking the city, captured some Imperial armour which they then used in turn against the attacking Stormtroopers.

The game resulted in a fairly resounding victory for the rebels (primarily because of who brutally undercosted the wookies turned out to be. All in all it was an ace game though, and the rules worked really well.