Thursday, 10 August 2017

28MM ACW 3 STOREY MANSION HOUSE

This model comes with a removable roof and 2 inner floors that both come out. 



Shown with the Chimney set low on the roof but this piece can be reversed so the chimney stacks can be positioned higher up.



Perry 28mm Generals Meade and Hancock having a chat.





Cheers

Mick

Monday, 7 August 2017

15mm 20mm and 28mm BRIDGES

The same bridge in three different scales. The centre upper inner section is removable so that vehicles can easily be placed inside. Apart from the white road markings these kits are prepainted in the colours shown.

Suitable for 20th century onward.



Centre section removed.

20mm SHQ tank


15mm Sherman tank



Now available on the website


Cheers

Mick


28mm ACW/OLD WEST Large sandstone house

This large house could be used as a merchants house or some other well to do family. Walls are made from 4mm MDF, shutters and lintels mountboard and the rest 2mm MDF. 









More to come soon.

Mick



Plantation house 28mm

This is the first cut of a plantation house and comes with a wide balcony which can take figures mounted on 2p coins






I have done this one with a red interior so it could double as a Bordello!!!



I will be doing a few fixes and this will be going on the website in the next week or so.

Mick

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

28mm Old West Marshall's office

Further to the previous post this kit will come with a horse trough and horse rail. Inside a desk, chair and gun rack.





The actual table supplied will be smaller, this one just looks too big.


Cheers

Mick

Monday, 31 July 2017

The battle of Quatre Bras

Our club, The Border Reiver Wargames Society is putting on our usual display game at Claymore on Saturday, this years offering is the Battle of Quatre Bras, so we had a run through of the scenario last Saturday. We used General d'Armee rules. The figures on display all come from the collection of 'El Presidente' Chris Johnson.

Initial deployment with Bylands Dutch Belgian brigade holding the line.

Germioncort farm in the far centre is garrisoned by part of this brigade.

French columns advance over the stream

The farm garrison


The lads holding the ridge are militia.

Early casualties from fire from the garrison

RHA advancing to the crossroads

A nice field of fire for a Belgian battery



French foot artillery soften up their opponents


The French occupy La Bergerie





Reinforcements start to arrive for the Allies

as the French advance continues.



French cavalry charge the Belgians


while the infantry assault Germioncourt

A Nassau battalion is harassed by skirmishers.

A view from the Allied right.

A brigade of French lancers reinforce the assault.

The French cavalry charge destroys the Belgians



The cavalry threat forces the Allied infantry into square as the artillery prepare to deploy.

At the other end of the ridge the victorious French cavalry have the smell of glory in their nostrils and prepare to roll up the enemy along the ridge.

good luck with those guns lads!


Here come the Jocks!!


Marshall Ney and his staff.

A brigade command stand

The French advance up the road is stalled

Bylandts' brave lads are looking a bit stressed here

The assault on Germioncourt eventually fails.






The crossroads steadily being reinforced.


The cavalry charge home

As a new French Division arrives. The horse artillery have deployed over the bridge,

The belgian cavalry attack on the square failed 


The attack on the square failed and theFrench column was pushed back

A Dutch battery has now deployed across the road.

The Allied staff.




The weary Nassau battalion is now attacked 

Carnage on the ridge! The cavalry ride down the artillery battery while the French horse artillery decimated the square. The rest of the brigade decided enough was enough and legged it.


The gap left by the guns.

The gap left by the square

And the remaining square has disappeared leaving the French in control of the high ground overlooking the crossroads.

The Nassau battalion have repulsed the French.

however the reinforcements are advancing behind them.

The French lancers advance up the ridge.

while the Casseurs a Cheval reform.


More Allied reinforcements arrive.


A view from behind the Allied left

Just when you think things can't get any worse a brigade of French Cuirassiers hove into view!

Their brigadier trying to look cool and succeeding magnificently!

After incredible resistance the Nassau battalion finally breaks.



The Dutch artillery now have some nice columns to aim for after the square sought cover inLa Bergerie


The French brigade falls back after sustaining heavy casualties. With one turn to go the game is up for the French as daylight is rapidly turning to night.

The French cavalry launch a last gasp attempt to carry the day. The lancers smash into the 79th who fail to form square and are ridden down.

The Lancers charge on into the next battalion who are also unable to form square. The outcome is the same.



while the Chasseurs attack the Belgians with the Cuirassiers desperately attempt to get in on the action,
The reinforcements press on as their compatriots retire through them in disarray. 

The chasseurs a Cheval are halted

As nightfall approaches the crossroads are securely in the hands of the Allies


The French artillery deploy to fire on the crossroads

The Chasseurs a Cheval are dispersed 



The lancers, having ridden down a second British battalion, expose themselves to British artillery!





A couple of tweaks to the scenario giving the French a better chance of success and the game is good to go for Saturday. Anyone attending the show is welcome to come and have a chat.

Thanks for looking.

Mick