Sunday, February 22, 2015

India: European Horse and Artillery - refurbished

For the british .... ... dragoons mostly using Irregular Miniautures marlburians with some modified to be holding swords ....

artillery crew using a mix of Perry AWI plastics and some Front Rank...
 For the french .... dragoons using Irregular Miniatures marlburians with some head swaps for variety
artillery crew using Jacdaw figures

Sunday, February 8, 2015

India: European Command - refurbished

I'm in the process of tidying up, reworking and refurbishing any units I had for the India project. First up are the European command. I've added a mounted standard bearer and redone the bases for the rest.

The british...
 The french ....
I'm working on the European artillery and cavalry at the moment.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hindu Temple (completed)

All finished with some walls for the temple precinct,
for sculpture detail I stuck on some suitable images and gave them a wash of paint ...a view from the side...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hindu Temple - WIP

Some in progress shots of work on the Hindu Temple, constructed with various thicknesses of card and some foamboard.

Phase1: firstly I made up a base and sourced some bits to help with the 'tower' (or vimana) and columns...

Phase 2: - the basic building structure (the roof sections come off to help with storage)
Phase 3: final detailing and some knobbly bits on the 'tower' - ready for a its base coat of paint
I plan to use some images of indian sculptures to finish it off.....

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Attack on the pirates nest at Claremont .....

Captain 'Peg-leg' Johnson and his crew have taken over Claremont on the island of St Bernard, they hold a number captives for hostage. The governor of Jumeida has sent a detachment of troops by sea on HMS Prince Albert to root out the pirates and secure the release of the hostages.

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A number of boats have been seen approaching the shore via the small islands to the north of the harbour,  Captain 'Peg-leg' Johnson organizes his men ....
The british landing party is on the beach .....
The british regulars form up, coming under fire from pirates in the house; while some of the ships crew work their way through the palm trees ....
the british regulars advance stalls, the pirates have attacked them in the flank and are keeping up steady musket fire from behind the wall
british regulars and pirate exchange fire, the pirate flank attack has fizzle out
the pirates have had enough after stiff vollies from the british and are hurrying back inland to the town .....
the british advance slowly ....
the marines move towards the road as the naval crew skirmishes with the pirates at the edge of the town ...
the pirates fire their concealed cannon (to little effect) ...
Captain 'Peg-leg' Johnson directs his men to reinforce their right rank ....
The british charge in before the pirates can use their cannon again .....
After a hard fought melee the pirates have routed are running for the interior of the island; 'Peg-leg' Johnson lays dead in the middle of the square killed by a stray shot ....
The hostages realising their captors are no longer about,  emerge into the square to thank the british officers for their release ...

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Future plans ....

Carribean: 

1. More adventures for Red Jack etc. 
2. Another clash between the French and British

India:

Have decided on unit sizes etc and can now plan up my purchases for the figures needed

2.  Will be adding - in outline
French & British contingents, will make some tweaks to what I have.
Sepoy units for each sides - 15 figs each including command (3 units per side)
Native Allies for each side - 15 figs infantry units (3 per side); 9 figs cavalry units (2 per side)

3. Scenic items - a small Hindu temple which I've just started work on gathering suitable bits and pieces - maybe something like this one

Friday, September 12, 2014

Across the delta .....

Red Jack and his men have to find there way across the delta to safety (continued from the previous post)....

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As Red Jack and his men head into the delta, they encounter a small group of natives, who run off after a warning shot is fired ....
 The pirates move slowly across one of the larger islands in the delta ...
 the men at the front find themselves under attack from natives with spears, they shoot them down quickly before they can get too close ... but more natives await on the edge of next island ....
 Another group of natives has appeared behind the pirates, but hang back after being fired at....
 The local crocodiles fancy a bite too, but one gets in close and is dealt with ..
 The pirates move forward to the next island
 They engage natives across the water, some pirates are hit by bow, spear and musket fire...
 The natives then attack the pirates .....
 The pirates push back the natives ....
 The pirates cross to the next island, killing the last few natives and make their way through the deserted village....
 The natives behind the pirates, had been more cautious and not attacked, they just followed them...
 After making they way through the village they met up with some men from the shore party who had headed inland towards the sound of the gun fire...
Red Jack and his men made their way to the shore party's encampment with no more trouble from the natives; on arrival they had a hearty meal before rowing out to the ship.