Monthly Archives: May 2014

Reading for the Weekend – Cochrane

Cochrane, The life and exploits of a fighting captain, by Robert Harvey (ISBN 978-0-7867-0769-0). Life of Cochrane was an extraordinary one. He was born 14 December 1775, in the dawn of a turbulent age that would see American colonies separate … Continue reading

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Army shot – Prussian Infantry

It has taken a while to prepare, paint and base all of them even though it isn’t whole lot of infantry. So far I have completed 10 battalions worth of landwehr and 8 battalions worth of regulars. In fact, two … Continue reading

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Terrain to wage war on – Housing

Wargame terrain is always complicated. Scale needs to be right, terrain shapes realistic and distances sufficient. All that also needs to be small enough, functional and aesthetically pleasing. Terrain that would be in scale with the figures, would not be … Continue reading

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Maharbal

Now it is time for Spanish light cavalry armed with javelin (CL) to make their debut. While Maharbal was  famous for leading Punic cavalry, his actual forces consisted of ragtag assemblage of allied troops, drawn from North Africa, Spain and among Roman … Continue reading

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Yet more Prussian cavalry

It seems that my Prussian army just cannot have enough cavalry. Now it is turn to look at the Prussian uhlans. Unlike their counterparts in Austrian and Polish army, later Prussian uhlans were dressed up in sober headgear (shako before 1815). … Continue reading

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French artillery arrives to the scene

It seems that my efforts to paint the French Cuirassiers and Dragoons have again failed miserably. This time my excuse is to finish off French foot and horse artillery batteries. I think I will need to pay attention to my … Continue reading

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Terrain to wage war on

It seems that more often than not, huge amount of time is spent to build and paint splendidly beautiful armies and then have them fight on tabletop which does not even remotely represent reality (or that fictious planet far far … Continue reading

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