Favorite AWI Blog's 2014


New for 2013 new adventures 1895 and Beyond

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


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.

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


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.


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, November 11, 2014

Star Trek Attack Wing 4th Tourney

    The only Game I won in the Green Nebula facing Borg

Enterprise and Bioship allies focus on the Massive Cube

Result a humongous explosion

Although within a few minutes The Bioship ally is gone 
Kirk escapes death with the Cheat death card

Not pictured is Khan Singh who was constantly blown up throughout the games
 in spite of Joachim being at his side

Khan on the Yeager would be a nasty combination

It was a fun crew not pictured are games against James and Alan who both
destroyed the Borg/Rebel fleets I ran

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Star Trek Attack Wing Bio ships vs all comers

Trying something new - third tournament

My Bioship fleet came close to winning the final round of my final game

The Borg under James won  the tourney

Alan Huskey won with a trio bioship

Vicious round a rear firing arc would make these Bioships really devastating

My second round

My final round opponent or was that the middle round  came close to winning this one too

The Winning Borg round

Thursday, October 30, 2014

This year I'm participating the "Secret Santa" venture (the headless horseman and "Sleepy Hollow")

Wow I am painting a Secret Santa item and just kind of went off the cuff now that I see folks posting for it on with Wish lists! Not sure what to ask for and if its too late?

I am always into 28mm Napoleonic's and 28mm AWI or they might say across the pond the American War of Rebellion?
Another prize would be painted or unpainted the Headless horse man for the American Revolution as told by Ichabod Crane of the new TV series Sleepy Hollow - This would be a wonderful addition to my British Hessians as a "special" mounted general.


A nice Mounted Hessian general would be nice for both as I can use him for both will have to wait and see.  Merry Xmas as I try to finish off my guess for the Secret Santa Club.


Merry Xmas - I did find Uncle Fritz inspirational for my own unit of Black uniformed troops

Monday, September 29, 2014

AWI Game Across the Pond

The Battle of Irish Farm - An AWI batrep

Don't Roll a one has this excellent looking battle and OB might try it with Black Powder

The Battle of Irish Farm 21st Sept 1779
British OOB
Maj-Gen Sir Henry Clinton
1st Brigade Maj-Gen Agnew
23rd Fusiliers
64th Foot
43rd Foot
Medium Gun
2nd Brigade Maj-Gen Stirn
Knyphausen Fusiliers
Prinz Carl Musketeers
Hessian Jagers
Light Gun
3rd Brigade Maj-Gen Vaughan
1st (Combined) Light Infantry
3rd Battalion De Lancey's Brigade
17th Light Dragoons
American OOB
Maj-Gen John Sullivan
1st Brigade B-Gen Maxwell
1st New Jersey
2nd New Jersey
3rd New Jersey
Med Gun
2nd Brigade Maj-Gen Heath
1st North Carolina
2nd North Carolina
2nd Light Dragoons
Light Gun
3rd Brigade Maj-Gen Spencer
New Hampshire Militia
Rhode Island Militia
Massachusetts Militia

Thursday, September 11, 2014

9/11/2001 So it is 13 years later never forget the fallen

A moment of Silence in a few hours

And the War continues....

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Black Powder Test Games - Giga bites cafe - River Fight

Had a great time showing Steve Smith from NC and Wes Shores the Black Powder rules at Giga Bites on Saturday afternoon - Pictures to follow of the three test games - It was a fun series of games - Also some pictures of other stuff to be added On Volleyfire VSF

1. French Infantry  vs British Infantry

French repulsed

2. French Infantry and Artillery v. British Infantry and Artillery

French repulsed / British enfiladed one Polish column causing an important break from fire

3. French Brigades of Infantry and Elite Mixed Guards Brigade cavalry with attached artillery


British Brigades of Infantry and cavalry with attached artillery
(Special unit of AA Captain Sharke and his band of rifles just for a change of pace)

Colonel Steve joined in and opened up with a blunder move for Napoleon's Brigade as an important attack stalled.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Mini La Haye Sainte Napoleonics

In a fresh venture using 4Ground  Scenics David Parente and I pushed some classic minis in a sample battle at Giga Bites using Black Powder - this was the second battle of the day.

This time the French were Pushing on the left and the right, while David attacked the center
Got to use his guns this time (as opposed to Game 1)

No Blunder Moves this time either! OOPS except for the 95th rifles

British Advance to attempt a frontal assault in "french" style
David and his artillery die roll or was this his close range musketry

British Artillery firing

Scattering Artillery fire using cannister into the rear of British lights in the sand pit 

More effective musketry of David's

The Dragoons flank attack from another view

The Dragoons Commanded by Marshal Catch the British line in the flank
and yes enfilade does cause a lot of damage

The 28th French Line Assault the gravel pit, 
while the French Dragoons have routed one British line
 and are following up on the second

The 5th Legere and Chassuers of the guard penetrate the flank of the British and ROUT the Highlanders

Love this Giga Bites terrain piece elevated graveyard ruins for artillery -
not much for effective artillery fire though

The French lights skirmish and assault Mini La Haye Sainte

French Light Horse artillery pestering the 42nd British Lights