Here are the rest of the pictures I took of last year's game of Vitoria, which Anthony played using the Battle Cry rules system.
The Highlanders have pushed the French back across the River Zadorra and now prepare to cross in the face of opposition from an Italian regiment.
The French come under pressure in the centre.........
........while things go from bad to worse on their right flank.
The French take a hard pounding in the centre of the line......
.......and the Highlanders break through to isolate their right flank......
.......and as the Allies cross the river in force it's all over for the French.
I got along to the Spring Model Show yesterday, this is the rebranded name for the March event formerly known as the London toy Soldier Show. There is still a hardcore of toy soldier dealers while the slack has been taken up by sellers of model kits and modelling materials, the later were doing a brisk trade and it is hoped that this shot in the arm will enable the event to continue, certainly there was a good stream of buyers coming in through the door.
I took the opportunity to stock up on acrylic paints made by ICM in the Ukraine and a few other bits which will no doubt find their way onto this page in due course.
Congratulations on your planned retirement Brian, I highly recommend it! Thanks again for your wonderful posts, I always look forward to your battle reports and show items that I have never seen before!ReplyDelete
Thanks Brad, next June I'll have been working for 50 years, time I stopped and had some fun!Delete
Brian, thats a stimulating collection, that green battalion looks particularly good. Thanks for recording the action.ReplyDelete
Thanks Michael, the green battalion are made by DSG of Argentina and represent South American troops from the wars of liberation but I use them for Napoleonics such as Italians and the Irish Regiment.Delete
Thats a useful unit for staging 'toy soldier' wargames. If I may, would love to see your WW1 East African, and Italian unification collections in some more games..Delete
To conserve storage space I try to create units that can serve in more than one setting, we're thinking of using the WW1 Brits in a Layforce game or the Schutztruppe for Out of Africa. Not sure when the Italians will resurface!Delete
Great photos! Your units look like they have been organized the same way as those in the About Bonaparte rules. Coincidence? They do look good!ReplyDelete
Thanks Alan, and yes it is a coincidence, there is very little organisation in anything I do!Delete
I must get back into more wargaming this year!Delete