Favorite AWI Blog's 2014

VolleyFireVSFwargames

New for 2013 new adventures 1895 and Beyond
http://volleyfirevsfgames.blogspot.com/

Henry has introduced me to a new set of rules look here for new tales of these adventures.
IHNM - In Her Majesty's Name by Osprey

Volleyfiresupplydepot

My newly updated blog for supplies and painting tips gleaned from the web and my general surplus miniature selling page click on the link to take you to the new blog.
http://volleyfiresupplydepot.blogspot.com/

I now have joined the electronic age and have paypal and EBay auctions.

VolleyFireOverseas

This is a blog I set up to chronicle my adventures in wargaming overseas in Scotland in 2011 and to continue following particular games overseas that I enjoyed with my new friends in Edinburgh. I look forward to finally updating this with more pics soon.

http://volleyfireoverseas.blogspot.com/

Napoleonic Campaigning in Italy

Napoleonic Campaigning in Italy
Les Grognards Blog "The sabre that Napoleon used at Marengo"

Napoleon's Drum and his Marshals

Napoleon's Drum and his Marshals
Napoleon Mulling over his battle plan

Napoleon reflecting by Iron Mitton

Napoleon reflecting by Iron Mitton
Quiet before the battle

Napoleon the morning of waterloo

More Iron Mitton Cartoons

More Iron Mitton Cartoons
Knock - Knock

Iron Mitton Cartoons

Iron Mitton Cartoons

Civility in wargaming

Civility in wargaming

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Star Trek Attack Wing Game

Ok something rarely seen on this blog a little science fiction gaming probably
should post this on my other page
 
 
 
 
Henry got me to play this as did a few of his friends at Giga Bytes Cafe' in Marietta
Almost wiped out Captain Kirk - But apparently the game has a Kirk cheat death card and
the game master had "two" of them which lets Kirk come back at full strength - which is a bit
much IMHO - should be revived at a reduced rate (like Spock dying in Wrath of Khan) and
Kirk being younger and inexperienced in Star Trek 2 Into the Heart of Darkness.
 
Which reminds me a New Khan card from the new movie would be interesting.
 
Anyway I used 3 Romulan class vessels and cardassian fighters
(like the fighters and the turn radius of the 2 Romulan warships was interesting)
 
Henry's got a secret weapon that kick's but n the game
 
 
Pirates next weekend at Gigabytes and might try the tournament after that.

CY6 - WW1 airplanes

Balloon Busting using CY6 - Allied victory One Busted Balloon and one German pilot KIA
Almost got two more German planes


 
From Fort Mills SC wargaming but it gives the general idea of the day
 
 
From Fort Mills SC wargaming but it gives the general idea of the day
 
Found this interesting article information off wiki
Max Näther (youngest German Ace) took basic flight training in Bucharest. He then progressed to training with FEA 7 at Brunswick. His final training was at Jastaschule I at Valenciennes, France.[4]
He graduated from Jastashule I[5] and was assigned to Jagdstaffel 62 in March 1918.[2] He flew an all black Albatros D.Va with a personal insignia of a German national flag streaming from a slanted staff imposed on a white square painted on the side of the plane's fuselage just aft of the cockpit. Killed in Poland in 1919 During the German - Polish Border War - Flew a Fokker D VII after August 1918.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
This sample was painted using used Humbrol colours Green Hu-149, Mauve Hu-153 (red)+Hu-25(Blue)+Hu-65(Light Blue) 1:1:1, Light Blue Hu-65 and Black Hu-33. It was slightly drybrushed all the model with very dark gray.painter does not like heavy weathered models. Apparently added pipes from the wing cooler to engine made of brass wire and I left it unpainted. Main problem was to fit the wheel struts. Apparently had to glue them several times to get the proper alignment. Rigging made using my preferred method, black panty hose thread. Nather's personal marking - German flag is litle oversized but was left it as it was. Also oversized was crosses for upper wing on Propagteam set. apparently used the kit's ones. this is a 1/48th scale plane will look interesting in 1/72nd scale
 
 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Treefort games - MBA report for March 2014

 Say this on MBA face book page thought I would post the link - looking forward to the next one!

http://miniaturebuildingauthority.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/mba-games-day-report-from-march-1st/

And the Narrative - Courtesy of Miniature Building Authority
 
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"Hello Everyone. I apologize for the delay in getting out my report on the first of hopefully many MBA game days, but March has been an excessively busy month. First, I want to thank John, the owner of Treefort Games, for hosting us for the day. He was awesome and we love his store. He has plenty of large tables for gamers and we did not even dent his gaming space with our big tables.
Secondly I would like to thank our game masters Michael Johns, Charles Salley, Charley Traylor, Alan Huskey, and Andrew Campbell. You all were great and we appreciate the games you ran for us.
On the big castle European table we had some Warhammer Fantasy going in the morning and then Charley took over and ran a game of Saga. On the big Middle Eastern Table we ran a big game of Operation Desert Breeze, Iraq in 2008, and then Charles ran a cool zombie game based on a Syrian scenario. I had set up for a 3rd game for an Afghanistan scenario, but it had been a long day we did not get to start that one. This was a big success and we appreciate everyone for coming out and spending some time gaming with us.We will try to do this in the Atlanta area at least once a year if not twice. Here are some fun pictures from the event:"



 
Explosions in Iraq 2008 game and Syria Zombie Scenario






 
Zombies and the Governor is on the left and the game master is on the right
 
 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Black Powder Pirates

Today we gathered to test out a new set of turn sequence ideas
 that I picked up from the MBA Game Day last weekend
Will be Using Black Powder as the main source
might have a ship to ship set of battles depending on how many showed up
 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Napoleonic Campaign action 1813 Skirmish Cavalry action

In  a little side action for a PBEM campaign today and inspired by the MBA convention from the weekend a little action near Dresden Skirmish cavalry Brigade French vs Allies - Used a combination of Black Powder and Wellington Wars - Unknown to French Commander one of his Bavarian allied Cavalry regimental commanders had negotiated defecting to the Allies for his regiment to join the alliance cause. At a key point in the Battle the Bavarian Commander defected to the Russians.
 Look for the key D 20 die roll
 
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The action is 60 miles north of Dresden; 84 Miles east north east of Leipzig
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The situation is where the Prussian/Russian forces under  Blucher are
 probing deeper towards an unknown French force.  The Prussians have
 5th Silesian Landwehr Cavalry Regiment while the Russians have
Alexandria Hussar Regiment, Dorpat Chasseur à Cheval  Regiment
 and Gzov #3 Don Cossack Regiment
doing these deep probe  reconnaissance actions.
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 Getting in the way are cavalry patrols from the First  Cavalry Corps,
 First Light Cavalry Division, 3rd Light Cavalry Brigade: Général de brigade Piquet,
which has in its numbers:
5th Chevauléger-lancier Regiment,
8th Chevauléger-lancier Regiment,
and 1st  Italian Chasseur à cheval Regiment.

> Additional support
Bavarian Light Cavalry Regiment (defecting on a d20 die roll descending)
 
Russians

 
French forces advancing





 
Bavarians attack

 
Russian Chasseurs defeated




 
The Bavarian defection roll


 
Bavarian Cavalry defect to the Russians and Prussian Landwehr Cavalry




 
Allied Cavalry redeploying the Skirmish line


 
French Cavalry Attack after seizing the initiative

 
Russian Hussars and French Cavalry Lancers Melee fiercely



 
Napoleon watching the Skirmish Battle as his Guard Cavalry escort moves into position

 


 




 
Caught Standing and in the flank Bavarians and Russian Chasseurs are trashed


 
Final Key Cavalry skirmish

 
Broken Prussian Landwehr





 




 

 

 

 

 
Main Cavalry Skirmish to the rear

 
The Shattered Allied Cavalry Line

 

 
Shattered Landwehr Cavalry Breaking resulting in Sweeping Advance

 

> finishing up a little solo cavalry action in the basement. Pictures to follow
> long story short threw in extra cavalry regiment for the French 
> which had a descending die roll on a D20 to defect in the game 
> (Saxons and Bavarians did this during the Battle of Leipzig 1813, At 
> a key moment in the game during a charge at the Allied lines the 
> Bavarian unit defects (I rolled a 20) on the 4th turn LOL
> I thought this was so like the actual action by Bavarians at Leipzig 
> I am like this sucks for the French - But French get initiative and 
> Charge catching the Russians redeploying skirmish line to 
> accommodate turncoat Bavarians destroying  Prussian Landwehr unit 
> that opens up the remaining rear of Allied Brigade - Still touch and 
> go for the French French Elite unit almost won second round of melee 
> but they just passed through each other.Russians have recovered 
> disorder. French Frozen by disorders. Came Close to breaking entire 
> Allied Brigade
 
 
French won the final skirmishes - Although it was close and even 
> though the Cossacks had beaten the Elite French Hussars in the first 
> round of the final Melee before the Russian Hussars could deliver a 
> coup degrace. The addition of the Bavarian Cavalry did not save the 
> Allied Cavalry at Brigade Morale - Allied Cavalry went streaming 
> back towards the Prussian lines - while the emperor, Napoleon 
> watched Proudly watched as the Italian chasseur's broke first the 
> Prussian Landwehr, then The turn-coat Bavarians before catching the 
> other Elite Russian Hussars in the rear on a sweeping advance 
> breaking them as well.
 
 Broken Brigade rule gave French the win a minor tactical victory
 
 
Rules used were a combination of Wellington's Rules for Random 
> orders and Black Powder for strength and melee values. Other special 
> rules were considered but discarded for ease of play.