A tabletop gaming blog, with a vague bias towards Central/Eastern Europe and the Early Modern period.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Pike & Shotte Eastern Europe supplement

I put the two army lists together, along with a small Tatar list, and some other bells and whistles, into a PDF available here. I would have posted it directly to the blog, but apparently blogger doesn't support PDFs. grumblegrumble.

Please let me know if you have any feedback at all... from gaming with these lists, or your knowledge of history, or whatever.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Swedish Baggage Train

Inspired by this thread, I couldn't help but start on my baggage train after I saw an eminently suitable miniature at the grocery store. Here it is, being defended by its guards.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Friday, July 5, 2013

Storming Party WiP

I haven't been making much progress on the Gosiewski Foray front, because I've been distracted by my Firelock Storming Party bits. Specifically, I've been assembling a variety of dismounted cavalry to create a more visually interesting and characteristically Eastern European storming party. The idea (and I have no idea how historically accurate it is) is that the most daring soldiers from a variety of units have volunteered to assault a fortified strongpoint.

Also, these conversions should be handy for any small-scale skirmish (like Witchfinder General) or tabletop roleplaying set in the era and region.

First are the Hussars, converted from spare Uruk-Hai in a manner inspired by mrtn's work here. The armor doesn't translate perfectly, but it's in the same ballpark. The pistol and gun are Warlord, the sword is Perry ACW.

Next are Pancerni, from Gripping Beast plastic Vikings. Just a more completed version of what I've already posted.

Here are some Reiters, a mix of the Firelocks kit and the Cavalry kit from the same era, and also the occasional WGF WSS arm. Also greenstuff for the boot tops. The one with the feathers is a metal purpose-built dismounted ECW cavalryman, also from Warlord.

The last three are footsloggers, with full-sized firelock muskets instead of the cut-down carbines their compatriots are carrying.