Friday, May 5, 2017

Additional Blue Regiment Units

Here are the last units for the Blue Regiment.

One unit of elite commanded shot and two units of gallopers.

First Army for The Pikemen's Lament

Here is my first army for The Pikemen's Lament.  These are Perry figures that I had painted years ago mostly by Dave Woodward of Every Victorious Miniatures.  I did paint up a few of the command figures.  The army has two units of gallopers, one pike, one shot, one commanded shot, and the falconet.

Here is a shot of the entire force.
Here is the pike unit.
And the shot

Monday, May 1, 2017

Hello Again

Well, it has been a very long time since I posted anything.  I lot has happened in my life ... moved from Virginia to Texas, bought a new house, and changed jobs.  However, I'm ready to post a few things again.
My new home does not have much room for gaming, so I have downsized to a 3 by 4 gaming table. This is great for skirmish games.  I recently discovered the rules by Daniel Mersey.  He has done Lion Rampant, Dragon Rampant, and The Men Who Would Be Kings, plus others.  I have been playing games with his The Pikemen's Lament (TPL). These are a set of pike and shot rules for skirmish gaming. 

I had a lot of English Civil War miniatures on the shelf gathering dust.  I had painted up a few units, but I realized that I would never have enough figures to play a mass combat game like Warlord's Pike and Shotte.  Fortunately, TPL being a skirmish game, only takes a few figures.  You build you force using a point system, so you have lots of choices.  A typical army will have five or six units, with each unit have six or twelve figures.

Here is a unit of dragoons.  The figures are from the Perry range of 28mm figures with the exception of the dismounted horse, which is from Empress.