Sep 2, 2015

The Old Rustic Bridge by the Mill, and other 6mm delicacies

The previous 6mm battle over the Schultze-Böhnstadt empire featured a river crossing the length of the table. For a diverse battlefield, scenery pieces such as these have to be built: a water mill, a bridge, some blue foam trees and redoubts.

Aug 30, 2015

Blücher in the Peninsula

I have built two 200pt armies for Blücher using the 'match stick' method employed at the Raab game. Perfect for later use, easy to store, practically free of charge, and takes very little time to complete. These are shallow defenses against the quality, by the way.
I have used the 'official' army builder included in the book, which is somewhat contrary to what I've done with the Raab scenario. If you look back at the orders of battle, most units have just an élan score and minimal abilities/modifiers. This time, using the army builder, I had to calculate with lots of modifiers, and include them on the unit bases for the sake of clarity. The printed details still need revision (some units are marked in Roman numbers only while others use Arab too; the élan was left off some etc), but this is easy to mend with a new set printed out and glued over. The French army uses a large component of the one fighting at Raab, but as you will see, this time they were not that lucky.

Aug 27, 2015

Events in Jazygia

The 2/1. Székely Border Guards regiment musters its first platoon of two squads, an NCO and support weapons. 

Meanwhile, the Kalmykian raiders have acquired a truck and tinkered with it a little, resulting in this beast.

Aug 24, 2015

Nova Hungaria - Siege!

Warning, this is a lengthy post with lots of pictures. I may have gone over the top.

Deep in the jungle, a forward base had been built for the Vladislaus V Penal Battalion. Men from the penitentiary platoon under the watchful eye of 1st Sergeant Kővári were building redoubts around the walled camp. They had found an ancient, most likely Agytpian cannon as well, and set it in the center of the camp to examine it. Under a second lieutenant, a handful of men from the 1st and 3rd companies were also present. The camp was well entrenched already, and had an open killing ground stretching in all directions: any approach by the ever hostile natives or the Ruslander could have been perceived and met with musket fire.

Aug 21, 2015

4th Blogversary

R&C started four years ago on this day. I hope all readers (except the Russian spammers) enjoyed it throughout.

Aug 20, 2015

Nova Hungaria - the Ruslanders arrive

The first Ruslander reinforcements to land in Nova Hungaria are the Blackguards of Countess Svetlana Ivanovna and a company of the Naval Brigade.
The figures are of the mixed bunch I received last December, painted up to be substitutes for Yanks if I ever want to game the ACW. 

Aug 16, 2015

Ships and a submarine

We've launched a mini-campaign for a submarine game. The Jackewlinese Navy's primitive submarine JRS Temmit hunts for Veudeni convoys trying to reach their overseas interests. For this purpose more targets were needed, and of course the JRS Temmit itself.

Aug 13, 2015

Revell British Rifles as the 95th

These were painted up earlier as Imagi-Nation troops, but this way their use has been doubled. They can still be part of a fictional army, or fulfill their intended purpose as British riflemen. I've painted them in the all-green of the 95th regiment. These nine troops could form a side for SDS, or be placed on the field as skirmisher markers for Lasalle, and so on.

Aug 10, 2015

Château Böhnstadt

The Schultze-Böhnstadt army had mustered over their designated blog. I usually post the battle reports or give a more detailed account of the process of the troops' creation here. I have to admit I've ignored this during the most recent campaign of four battles. My posts are less frequent there - simply because I do a lot of other painting-related things and I can make a backlog of those so even when I'm burnt out, I can comfortably add new content to the blog in three-day intervals.
This post's focus is this new scratchbuilt piece, the summer residence of Princeps Erhard Berthold von Jazygia. The ruler of Schultze-Böhnstadt and a battalion of the 1st infantry regiment are included in the above picture to show the building's scale.
It has a 18cm frontage with a main building and two wings. The facade is rather too classical and therefore anachronistic for the 1760s, but I personally prefer this style over Baroque silliness. Most likely the good monarch supports my views and had the castle built accordingly.