Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Elite Company Stands for Queenstown Heights

Here are the two stands of elites to go with my Canadian Militia and 2nd US Artillery from the previous posts.

In the Volley & Bayonet Wing Scale games these can be important units as they can either screen the front of a line or urge their comrades forward in a charge!

Let me know what you think!

New British Militia Stands

Here are the promised pics of my British Militia stands that I just finished painting. The stands still have to be finished but I really like these figures which are from the Knuckleduster range.

These will be among the defenders of the Canadian side of the Niagara in my Queenstown Heights scenario.

Let me know what you think.

Pictures of 2nd US Artillery

Here are the promised pictures of my newly painted pictures of the 2nd US Artillery.

The stands still have to be finished, however, I am pretty happy with the figures themselves. These units will be spearheading the American crossing of the Niagara in my Queenstown scenario!

Let me know what you think!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Two New 1812 Units

I have completed two new units for the War of 1812. There is one British/Canadian and one American. Both of the units are for my Queenstown Heights game. The first unit is a battalion of Canadian Militia in round hats. The figures are from the fine Knuckleduster range including center company, flank company and command packs. I really like the figures and because of the wealth of detail of the sculpts, they are pretty easy to paint.

The other unit is the 2nd US Artillery serving as a battalion of infantry. The figures in the this unit come from the Old Glory War of 1812 range and are the regular infantry poses painted in Artillery colors. The figures are pretty well detailed and they didn't take that long to paint - at least not once I got going on them!

With these two units painted, my Queenstown Heights OOB is complete with the correct figures and I am ready to do a second playtest of the scenario. Hopefully I can get that game in during the month of January.

I know that I owe photos of my buildings and now these figures. I am having camera issues right now, but as soon as I get those issues resolved, I will get photos up so everyone can see the new additions.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

New Buildings

I have completed painting some Native American buildings and a small farmhouse for my War of 1812 battlefields. I didn't do anything fancy with the paint jobs, but they came out ok.

I will try to get some photos taken this weekend and get them up on the blog.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Brother Against Brother Figures

Here are the other figures that I had painted in Sri Lanka. I have mounted these figures individually and in units of 10 figures to be used with the rules set "Brother Against Brother". I think the figures came out very well. There are both US and British/Canadian units in these photos as indicated below.

Here are the British/Canadian forces. The units include British Line, West Indies, Royal Marines, Voltigeurs Canadiens, and Glengarry Light Infantry.

Here are some close ups of the British/Canadiens:

Here are the Americans which include mounted and dismounted Kentucky Volunteers, Regular Infantry, and the 1st and 4th Rifles.

And some close-ups of those units as well:

Friday, November 4, 2011

The First Photos of New Figures

As promised, here are a couple of photos of the figures that I had painted in Sri Lanka. These figures are mounted on temporary stands and I have photographed them before the stands were complete because I wanted to get something on line. These figures came out really nice and I think that they will look great once they are mounted on the permanent stands that I have ordered for them.

This first photo is of the American commanders I had painted in this order. These are from the Knuckleduster War of 1812 Range of figures. These are painted to Showcase standards and I think they are very well done.

This next photo is of the American Rifle Regiment in green uniforms. These figures are painted to Collector standards which is one level below Showcase standards. I think these figures are painted to a perfectly acceptable standard for the wargames table.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Figures Have Arrived!

The figures I had painted overseas arrived today! I haven't unpacked all of them yet, however, the figures I have unpacked are VERY nice! These figures will be mounted each on their own stand. The units in the Brother Against Brother (BAB) are usually about ten figures with one of the figures being an NCO or officer. I think this level of combat is going to be just right for smaller battles such as Sackett's Harbor or Beaver Dams. It will be fun to use the units in different and maybe make up a scenario of my own based in some way on one of these historical scenarios. I will have photos of these new troops up as soon as I get a chance.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

War of 1812 Figures On the Way!

Just received news that my new figures for the War of 1812 skirmish scenarios are on the way! They were shipped back to me yesterday and I hope to have them within 3-4 weeks. I have seen photos of the figures as they were painted and they came out very well. I had about 120 figures painted which will give me a good set of units to chose from for different skirmish scenarios. I will post pictures of the figures as soon as they arrive.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The 2012 Plan

Well, here comes the 200th anniversary year of the War of 1812 in North America. I have been and painting Wo1812 figures for many years. I haven't counted them lately, but I think I have around 300!

The "Plan" for 2012 is to have several game night games and then a blowout game day next fall. I would like to use all of my units on that game day. I also am going to do a game or two of Brother Against Brother adapted for the War of 1812.

I have two scenarios set for the game nights. The first is Queenstown Heights and the other is Lundy's Lane. I want to do a couple more playtests of each game before I host the game night games.

I will keep you updated.

American Figures for War of 1812

Here are some of my American Forces

Monday, October 17, 2011

British Figures for War of 1812

Here are some of my British/Canadian Army for the War of 1812.

Wargaming the War of 1812

I started this blog over a year and a half ago, then I had some family issues and dropped off the face of the earth for awhile. Now I am back and the War of 1812 is coming up on its 200th anniversary. In celebration of this milestone, I will be hosting several games in the next year. The games will use the Volley & Bayonet game system in Wing Scale and a set of rules called Brother Against Brother modified for the American War of Independence and War of 1812.