Sunday, 17 June 2018

Prinz Heinrich von Preußen Fusiliers .


I've cracked on and got the first batch of Prussian Fusiliers painted and varnished . They were relatively easy to paint once I got the first two or three done . I spray them black then paint the figure a darker shade of the required colours - ie a mid grey for the white straps , a buff colour for the yellow etc. . Then I overcoat with the correct shade trying to leave the darker colours for shading , I gave the yellow an extra lighter coat as it's so hard to get yellow right I find .


Prince August have a done a good job with these new wave of figures and they still match the older ranges in style and size . I will have to cast more figures up myself to form the next company so hoping to do that next week.


A close up of one of the Fusiliers , the heads are separate 'plug-in' and you can build Fusiliers , Grenadiers or Tricorned Line Infantry from this basic figure. I enjoy painting 40mm figures , probably because my eyes find it easier to see the details and also they look like 'real' toy soldiers .



Sunday, 10 June 2018

A Grand Unwrapping .


About a month ago I purchased some 40mm Prince August figures and moulds (http://tonystoysoldiers.blogspot.com/2018/05/a-lucky-find.html ) and with my holidays and other things I have just got around to unpacking and sorting them to see what there is .


They come with separate heads allowing them to be made into Fusiliers , Grenadiers and Line . I made them into Fusiliers and based enough for a company to fit my organisation -  12 Fusiliers , Sergeant , Drummer and Officer. I will need to cast up some more to complete the Regiment , but I have plenty of scrap metal to do it . 


I have had a look at 'Project Seven Years War ' and I like the above Regiment with it's bright yellow facings and hope to start painting it next week .



Monday, 4 June 2018

The Battle Of Mission Concepcion.(Part Two).


The second move started very well for the Texians two of their leaders and their four units came onto the table using the secondary deployment point and so were ideally placed to hold up the Mexican advance .


More Mexicans arrive but move somewhat tardily - you dice for movement .


Two units of New Orleans Grey arrive via the primary deployment point accompanied by the Texian General .


At this point I cocked it up for the Mexicans by allowing their cavalry to get shot up by the Texians in the buildings , they have 6 disruption point each - these slow movement and combat effectiveness . It took the rest of the game to get them out of the way and rally both units back to effectiveness .


The Mexican infantry failed to close with the rebel militia and their attack bogged down , if a unit has more disruption points than figures they have to retire which drags the army morale down .


The other column drove the Texians back on the left flank but in doing so suffered high casualties and disruption points and had to withdraw . 


The state of morale towards the end of the game , the Mexicans have got down to 2 points which removes some of their command cards making it harder to control them . Shortly after this they dropped to nil and lost the game . A quick game and a decisive win to the Texians , my handling of the Mexican cavalry was to blame (hangs head in shame) and they never got into action . I think I'm getting the hang of the rules and they play well for solo .