Friday, 1 November 2013

D-DAY - 1

Finally the day of the show has arrived. Did the last painting this morning. everything ready to go.
See you tomorrow.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

First copies of the rule - in Dutch

First run of the rulebook in Dutch, ready for Crisis . 4 copies only so not for sale.
Many thanks to Alex Smet for  the help to get this on time.


Sunday, 20 October 2013

Final deployment preparation

video
It took to much time to get it al right and had no time left to do the game properly. So we started to number al figures to have a better game preparation for Crisis.  The table at Crisis wil be larger with some more space to deploy and manoeuvre.




Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Demo and participation games at the Open Door weekend of Davidsfonds Denderleeuw 21th and 22nd September 2013


Two days, two games.
On both occasions we had a clear result after less then 2 hours of play. Both times a Royalist victory.


 Scots vs Royalists

 Lord Byron, commander of the left wing.


First day: cavalry fights inconclusive, victors disappearing in pursuit.
Scottish infantry outmanoeuvred forced to retreat.




Youngsters having fun.


  Scottish infantry advances but their attack fails completly, one regiment broken the others retreated with losses.





Ruperts horse sweeping away the Scots

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Métal hurlant

Unbelievable, but they still exist, wargamers looking down on wargaming with plastic and 54mm figures, as the figures being toys, children's play. (funny ...28mm looking "down" on 54mm).
Happy to say had some youngsters at a wargame demo this weekend, and they had fun.  They are the future isn't it.
After all, aren't we (almost) all grownup's playing with soldiers (including the metal ones).
And yes, I do use  promotional figures from the 1960's , 'Café Storme' figures that are better sculpted than most metal figures, even today.
If metal makes the difference, wonder what he calls it when he pushing around his Matchbox or Majorette cars.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Map of the game for Crisis

A first map of what the tabel should more or less look like. A square is 5cm by 5 (4m by 2m).  Orange are plowed fields. Red is Long Marston.

Concerning the rule. The English version will not be ready for Crisis. 

Saturday, 14 September 2013


 
Boxes with cavalry, Cornets and cavalry genereral vignettes

Lord Byron vingnette

My chaotic way of painting

Vignette of Sir James Lumsden

Other officers and generals(Manchester, Fairfax)

More conrets and generals (Prince Rupert, Cromwell in the background)









A covenanter minister 

Friday, 16 August 2013

20013/08/15 testgame












 Hedgerows are in use (still needing a finishing touch)
The Scots are almost ready for Crisis

Monday, 5 August 2013

Making (a lot of) hedgerows

cutting the polystyrene foam

glued  on cardboard and painted




Adding flock