Wednesday, January 20, 2021

MORE SEVEN YEARS WAR UNITS

Over the lockdown I have added more units to my Seven Years War collection. As before they were painted by my friend Kevin Bowman and my contribution was the basing.  They are all Front Rank figures.

Here are some photos of my new Prussian higher command vignettes both with Frederick the Great and 2 Prussian combined grenadier units the 38th/43th and 37th/40th battalions.  I added a sutleress and table to the Front Rank dismounted command pack as the great man always deserves a decent lunch.

Below is a link to all my SYW photos on Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmPgSDru











Sunday, January 17, 2021

MORE BOOKS FROM NAVAL AND MILITARY PRESS

 Latest arrivals from N&MP - I have added to my books on the Seven Years War and early WW1.  Once I read thru them I will add short reviews.  Nice image of 18th century Dresden on the cover of the Saxon Army book.  The cover of Gilbert's WW1 book is a photo of men of the Army Service Corps in England at Christmas 1914.  This is actually an Osprey book of 304 pages.  My great uncle was lost at 1st Ypres serving with the Seaforth Highlanders - he is one of those listed on the Menin Gate..





Thursday, September 3, 2020

MORE NAPOLEONIC BOOKS FROM N&MP

 The latest bargain Napoleonic arrivals from Naval & Military Press.  The Netherlands Campaign 1813-14 (including the forgotten disaster at Bergen-Op-Zoom) and Moore's Retreat to Corunna.  I will see what Black Powder 2 scenarios I can derive from these.





Wednesday, August 26, 2020

THE CLOATHING BOOK 1742

Latest bargain buy from Naval & Military Press (NMP) at £8.99.  The Cloathing Book 1742.  Showing uniforms of the infantry and cavalry of the army including Marine Regiments and the Regiment of Invalids.   Included image of the Kings Regiment uniform as that was my father's unit in Italy in 1944-45.  The Royal regiments have names whilst the others have numbers.  The book starts with a listing of the Colonels of the Regiments up to 1742.  May add a photo of one of those pages....



                                                         Barrel's Regiment in 1745


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

SEVEN YEARS WAR FIGURES

As I said in my Reichardtswerben report in the autumn Donald Adamson and I combined to buy Angus Konstam’s 28mm Front Rank Reichsarmee.  Over the winter I added appropriate cavalry, staff, grenz units and artillery to build up my Reichsarmee contingent.  They finally got onto the table in late February.  They were painted by my friend Kevin Bowman and are all Front Rank figures.  My contribution was the basing and standards.

During the lockdown I have taken photos of the units.  Below are some photos of higher commands and the unit command stands.  

Here is a link to all my photos on Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmPgSDru

Once I have time I will add descriptions to all the photos on Flickr.


Reichsarmee Command

French Command Marechal Soubise


Hungarian Hussars

Hungarian Hussars

Prussian 7th Dragoons

Ansbach Dragoons - I used a Nuremburg standard

Hohenzollern Cuirassiers

Wurtemburg Kreis Dragoons

Staff Officers and ADCs


Reichsarmee Artillery

Hungarian Hussars


Thursday, May 21, 2020

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

BLACKPOWDER V2 TIPS FOR PLAYERS No 4: RISK TO COMMANDERS


RISK TO COMMANDERS.

After a question on the TGG Friends Group I thought I should clarify these rules.  This applies to command figures – brigadiers and higher ranking officers.  We are using the rules set out at page 74 of the BP2 book.

Importantly these figures cannot be individually targeted by shooting or attacked in hand to hand combat.  

If they are displaced by a moving enemy unit and there is no friendly unit within a normal move then they fall casualty.  This is very rare in fact I have never seen it happen.

They are only really at risk if they have joined a unit – either by giving a successful Rally or Follow me Order when they must join the unit involved or by being displaced to a friendly unit by enemy unit movement.  They are considered attached to the unit until the start of their next turn.

If the unit is destroyed then the commander is also removed.

If the unit suffers excess casualties (i.e. over their shaken level) due to shooting or hand to hand combat roll a dice for each excess casualty - any score of 6 results in the commander being removed as a casualty.

LOST COMMANDERS

There is no rule in BP2 about what happens when a commander becomes a casualty.  The convention we have used in previous games which we are using for TGG is that they are replaced by a substitute at the end of their side’s next movement phase.  This substitute has a command level 1 less than the original commander (usually 8 down to 7).  They are a less experienced subordinate or possibly a favoured nephew.