Tuesday, December 30, 2014

End of year

Well, I have to say that it was a good gaming year for me. Considering my business and family obligations, much better than I expected.

Considering wargaming, during this year I definitely moved to 6mm miniatures for historic and SF and 10mm for fantasy. I think I found myself in this scale, and I will probably stay here for a while.
I also painted a lot, that can be seen from previous posts.
I played less wargames than I hoped, but I hope that this will change in 2015, mainly because now I have enough painted miniatures to do that. I also ordered "one-hour wargames" rules, and they are in the mail, expected to arrive in the first days on New Year, so this may also help me fit some miniatures in the little spare time I have.

Solo RPG-ing has seen much more action this year. I tried lots of different rule sets, with different success. Scarlet Heroes seemed to have the biggest value for the money ratio, until the D&D 5th appeared. From first impressions and previews, it seems just like the book I need.
So far I have only Player's handbook, but I had a chance to see other two.
So I decided to keep my RPG activities at stand by, until my copies of Monster manual and DM guide arrive. I per-ordered them from Wayland games in November, using free shipping coupon, since it was the cheapest option at the time. I hoped that the books will be dispatched as soon as DM Guide becomes available.
Unfortunately, the books are not shipped yet. Seems that everybody got their copies but me. Remember me never to buy anything from this vendor again. So, all I can do is wait.

And that is it for 2014.
Have a Happy New Year everybody!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Polish / French Peninsular division

I have finally finished Polish / French division for Peninsular war using Muskets and Shakos rules by 2 hour Wargames.

This gives me enough painted models to start playing proper engagements.

Here is the complete division, commanded by general Józef Chłopicki.

First foot brigade consisting of French line battalion, first Vistula Legion battalion and French light battalion.
Second infantry brigade consisting of Old guard grenadiers, Old guard chasseurs and 4th Vistula legion.
Cavalry brigade commanded by captain Andrzej Niegolewski consists of regiment of Polish guard lancers and regiment of Hussars.
Finally, two batteries of French field artillery.
This will not end my Peninsular War project, since both sides need additional infantry, cavalry and artillery units, but I now I can take time with them.

Models are mix of Baccus and Adler 6mm.