Sunday, August 30, 2015

TYW Battle of Brettenfield

We had a wonderful days' gaming yesterday at Ralph's house.  He had put on a refight of the Battle of Brettenfield in the Thirty Years War.

We were using his wonderful 15mm collection of miniatures on purpose built terrain for the battle. Special mention must also go to Rosie for keeping us well provisioned during the long struggle all day.

On one side we had me with Gustavus and his Swedes with Ralph taking the Saxons.  Facing us was Richard and Alan with Tilly's Catholic - Imperial army.

Pappeneheim's cavalry that I was facing

Tilly's tercios arranged for battle

My victorious cavalry - see last photo below :)

More glory for Gustavus' cavalry

On come Tilly's mighty tercios - some a bit softened up from fire on the way in

Hard fighting in the centre with the Tercios up against Swedish foot

The Swedes have broken through Tilly's powerful tercios

I know I should not gloat - but here are Pappenheim's casualties

Friday, August 28, 2015

Italians v Burguandians

We had a great casual game recently with my Italians up against Richard's very nice looking Burgundians using 500 points with Impetus.

The photos are not too good as they were taken with an iphone into the light - but they're all I have got.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Renaissance Spanish at work

Last weekend was the first outing of the new Renaissance Spanish army in the Impetus comp at Wintercon in Canberra.

They had a pretty good run - only falling to those superhuman Swiss class A pike blocks.

A few photos of them about to do battle.  I will get some better shots of the new units on the weekend.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Papal Army on the attack

Last weekend at the club - the Goulburn Valiant Stormers - we had a few games of Impetus.  While my new Spanish Renaissance army is being painted, I pulled out their Italian cousins in the shape of the Pope's Army.

Here are a few "action" shots from the day's play taken brilliantly by David Hilyard.  Thanks David for the photos.


Sunday, May 31, 2015

Saxon SYW IR6 Maxmillian

These have taken me a while to finish - in fact they have been painted for about 3 weeks - just needed to find the time to base and flag.

So they are Eureka Saxon's.  In particular the IR6 Maxmillian.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

First Age of Reason stuff underway

I got an order of Eureka's wonderful Saxon Army at Cancon in January.  First unit is underway - these are the first 28mm figures painted from the horse and musket period - it needs more precision than the ancients and renaissance that I have been painitng.

Might get the painting of the uniforms finished today - mainly more highlighting to go. Officer's horse still needs the oil treatment and then finishing before I base them all.