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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Mohawk in action

Hey all, I was gonna post something about my Adepticon battle, but the organizer posted a better report than I ever could. Go check it out!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Mohawk done

Ready for action Friday evening.

I suppose I should read the Sharp Practice rules...

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Pikeman's Lament

The snazzy new skirmish ruleset, from Osprey and one of my favorite bloggers, just arrived yesterday. It's a super quick read, and should be a lot of fun to play. Michael Leck has published dozens of sample companies on his blog, but I decided to throw a few together based on my own mid-17th-century collection and needs. I don't actually have the models to field all these, except the first two, but it'll be easier to attain these goals than full P&S armies...

Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
1 Aggressive Elite Gallopers @ 6 points each (Hussars)
2 Gallopers @ 4 points each (Pancerni or Cossack-Style Cavalry)
1 Trotters @ 4 points (German Mercenary Rajtar)
1 Dragoons @ 4 points (German Mercenary Dragoons or Tatars)
1 Commanded Shot @ 2 points (Haiduks)

1 Aggressive Forlorn Hope @ 6 points (Swashbuckling Cossacks)
1 Veteran Shot @ 6 points (Registered Cossacks)
2 Shot @ 4 points each (Moloitsy) (may trade one out for Dragoons)
2 Clubmen @ 1 point each (Peasant Rebels)
2 Priests @ 1 point each (attached to clubmen)

1 Forlorn Hope @ 6 points (Streltsy)
1 Elite Trotters @ 6 points (Dvor or New Order Reiters)
2 Trotters @ 4 points each (Boyar's Sons)
2 Commanded Shot @ 2 points (Border Guards) OR 1 Shot @ 4 points (New Order Musketeers)

3 Veteran Dragoons @ 6 points each (Tatar Warriors)
2 Raw Gallopers @ 3 points each (Kazindji)

1 Veteran Shot @ 6 points (Janissaries)
2 Raw Shot @ 3 points each (Azabs)
2 Trotters @ 4 points each (Sipahis)
1 Dragoons @ 4 points (Tatars, Besli or Akinci)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Mohawk Iroquois WiP

A small side project before returning to Eastern Europe. They still need touch-ups, clothing embellishments, static grass and a unit leader.

They are plastic Wargames Factory (now Warlord Games, I believe) Woodland Indians, unconverted except for the headdresses made from cardstock and towel fluff.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Organizing for Plastic Kit Dilettantes

Part of why I haven't been getting as much hobby stuff done as I would like, is that my hobby area is kind of a mess. So yesterday, I bought some pegboard and hooks, and this morning I finished organizing my sprues.

I've started managing my bits this way, rather than with a bitz box, because it's easier to find specific bitz. Instead of rooting around through all my stockpiled right arms until I find the right arm with a cartridge in its hand, I can just go to the Zulu War-era British sprues and grab one straightaway. Anyway, between this setup and some new shelving, I should be back on track real soon.