Still we have had a chance to test out some of the rule amendments which we came up with and everyone seems happy with the new skirmisher rules. I particularly like the idea of stopping overhead firing by artillery though we haven't really had too much chance to see how that might affect one of the larger games. However it certainly makes people consider their artillery deployment regarding lanes of fire instead of the usual mad rush to the nearest hilltop.
A Brigade of Hesse-Darmstadt troops take position in and around a village.
As a matter of fact we were so efficient in clearing the figures away once we'd agreed there was little left to play on that I completely forgot to take any photographs of the proceedings. So I've been out in the garage setting up a few "action" shots and browsing my photo library for something to lighten up the obligatory waffle.
Another posed shot, this time French infantry advance in support of an eight pound foot battery. All figures from Elite miniatures, the infantry were all painted by Neil Sheardown who sadly no longer paints.
I've been having all sorts of problems with Blogspot lately. The primary one being that I appear unable to leave comments on other peoples' blogs. I know it works because I've been successful in the past but now I regularly go through the rigmarole of making my comment and copying down the squiggly word only to find that I'm back at my own blog and being asked to sign in once again. This is particularly frustrating because from my own experience I know how important comments are to those who produce blogs. They are I suppose a form of validation from like minded individuals and let's be honest there's a fair degree of pleasure in reading the nice things people have to say about your toys. I will of course persist in trying to make comments but I do have a low tolerance threshold when it comes to repeatedly entering the same comment only to have it disappear in to the ether.
Poles posing for the camera this time. These beauties were all painted by Justin Davey and are once again all from Elite.
While I'm on the subject of comments, Doc mentioned that he hadn't heard of Firing Line miniatures so I did a bit of checking and it appears they were bought by Bicorne Miniatures in 2001. At the time they were the only producers of Wurtemburgers that I was aware of though now Front Rank have stepped up to the plate with a release of Wurtemburg infantry. I believe Front Rank will be adding artillery and cavalry in the New Year.
Russian Grenadiers advancing with a little support from their Prussian friends.
That's about all for now it only remains for me to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year. There may be a brief hiatus over the holiday period but normal service will resume with hopefully some news of the latest battle in the campaign.