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

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Black Powder ideas in Washington



Interesting blog link for Black Powder Napoleonic's from WAB in Washington State

Napoleon and his Generals

Brigade Commanders


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Black Powder in Scotland "Camden Twice" 1780 (July 2014)

Bill in Scotland gives me such great ideas for battles here are two of his most recent AWI games


The Second Game from Scotland

Original OB and troop ratings are athttp://blenheimtoberlin.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/28mm-awi-black-powder-camden-16th.html 
The First Game rom Scotland

Perhaps my Rebels would have done better if they had better command rolls
I will be posting my game sometime tonight - needless to say After the Loyalist Brigade charged with three Battalions The North Carolina Brigade Broke and ran in a SauvĂ© que Puit to a man and the Virginia  Brigade did a little better Breaking the British 23rd regiment of foot. Before losing its Brigade Morale as well.

Where was Mel Gibson and his Patriot moment when I needed him . LOLOL Or my French General Lafayette and his compatriots! Will be posting my game tomorrow.

Friday, July 4, 2014


For all those who have served courtesy of my friend in Scotland

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Conversion of a wargame room


Lord Ashram's House of War

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Black Powder ' Battle of Many Creeks" AWI 28mm

British forces under Cornwallis move into a heavily defended area in Virginia in the delta region of the Carolinas. Loosely affiliates Privateers and Militia with Three battalions of Spanish allied infantry operated in opposition. The privateers operated as bloodthirsty war bands with untested stamina. Together the 5 bands were enough to catch the Queens Rangers 1st Regiment in March Column causing sufficient damage to force a retreat and hold off and defeat the 1st British Legion Cavalry Regiment. The British Highlanders never got to grips as the British Legion infantry were routed by a charge of the Spanish Grenadiers and a unit of Virginia Militia

A fog spread across the battle field as The Second Legion cavalry with a light cannon attached arrived n the rear area.  The American Cavalry commander upset with A Spanish attempt at early glory refused to advance even when the American C-in-C attempted to get him to follow orders.

The game opened with a British Blunder move by the Elite Highland Brigade that took it directly to the right into its own British Legion loyalist regiments! Perhaps next time its one move should be considered as disorder in all brigades penetrated by the movement.

Pictures to follow.............


Many Creeks a bustling sea side village


The Highland Brigade opens the battle with a BLUNDER MOVE extra confusion and disorder

Loyalist battalions moving up in March columns
The British Legion Cavalry are caught by two  Bloodthirsty Privateer Militia Warbands
Broken By the Privateers Tarleton retreats with his Cavalry squadron

The Spanish reinforcement's BLUNDER MOVE INTO AN ATTACK
that fell short by an inch of contact

The March Columns fall short and are only saved because
the Queens Ranger Battalion always has been disordered by a warband
After a redeployment the British Legion infantry on the right is swept away
By the Spanish Grenadiers and a well timed support charge of the Black Legion Privateers



Darkness and fog settled in for day two of the battle to take place on the 5th of July

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Black Powder AWI Petersburg 1781 play test

Black Powder scenario with a few extra troops - while the British left seemed poised to overrun the rebels on the right, the American (French) Dragoons made short work of the British Legion Cavalry and seemed poised to begin a sweeping envelopment of the British Rear as darkness fell Slow deployment of the British allowed the Americans to deploy an important amount of their artillery which played havoc with the British lines and delayed the start of the British attack.

Excellent game seemed everyone had a good time, Rules were basically played RAW with a few minor adjustments - it helped to have two umpires - both of whom had some familiarity with the rules.

pictures to follow

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Black Powder

Pillage and Burn Scenario the evolved into a full pitched battle great fun - Pics to follow