Thursday, 26 March 2015

Play test of my Zulu Rules

Last night saw the premier of my own Zulu war rules at SWGS,Nothing Remains But to Fight . I put on a very simple scenario ,2 companys of British Red coats with a career officer in a camp and another company off table on patrol ,the British Camp is attacked by 3 Zulu regiments and 2 skirmish units .The Zulu's charged en masse and the Brits responded with some stunning volley fire which dropped a lot of the brave fellows but didn't effect the zulus at all ,the oncoming tribal masses smashed intro the Brit lines resulting in a total blood bath although 1 Zulu regiment did succumb to the " washing of the spears " rule which kept them busy for 5 turns . The off table unit of Brits appeared too late to make a difference and the victorious Zulu's limped home to explain their heavy losses . The 2 players John and Ian were both very happy with the rules making couple of very good adjustments to certain things and giving me a couple of great rules ,over all everyone was impressed will do a bigger scenario with a few different types of units next time with a couple more players . I did mean to take a lot of pics and got into running the game so much I forgot to take more than the 2 poor pics shown here.

Turn 1 the Zulu's appear

Turn 4 the 1st round of Hand to Hand ,the end is near . 

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Home made Gaming mat

Just spent an hour putting together a home made games  mat  that I down loaded from
http://www.toposolitario.es/workshop/tableros.html   not bad just need to ink in a couple of lines that I cut wrongly but other than that i'm chuffed with it . Will be using it with 7tv and BMG

just need to trim the bottom and ink a couple of spots .

A few chaps to give an adea of scale . 

Saturday, 14 March 2015

The Queens Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum

A fantastic little museum which I have missed in the past , right in the middle of Sherwood Forest .A nice collection of uniforms ,weapons ,medals and other items showing the history of the various regiments that have combined over the years . Items from many conflicts , The american war of
Independence ,the Zulu War , WW1 & 2 and the recent conflict in Afghanistan all have at least 1 display case packed full of history plus a nice exhibit on the charge of the light brigade are on the first floor with a small but very interesting Great War exhibit in downstairs room ,a must see if you are in the area and it is free entry as well .














Saturday, 7 March 2015

Assault Publishing laser cut terrain

My good friend Marcin at Assault Publishing has released asset of Sci-Fi terrain pieces ,which look lovely and are just the thing we will need for next years charity  game .pop along to his web site for the full info .

http://assaultpublishing.com

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Rorke's Drift work in progress

Just put all the scenery together for our Triple's game just to check what I had and what was still needed. A lot of it still needs painting and need some more bush pieces ,stone walls and a better Kraal  ,also need a cookhouse and ovens. Most of the bits come from the warlord Rorkes Drift set had to buy some extra barricades also from Warlord ,the tents are Rendera  plastic ones based on old DVD's the bush area's I bought from some one at Triple's a few years ago .
overhead 

from the barricades looking past the Hospital

From the overgrown area 

From the rear of the Hospital looking at the storehouse

The biscuit box wall's

Dofferent angle of the complete(almost)thing the tents at the far corner

Campsite at bottom left 

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Wargraves at Scampton -an update

One of my older posts from August 2013
http://wargamesandwalking.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/wargraves-at-scampton.html

was about the graveyard at RAF Scampton and the WW2 German Graves there , Simon Neale has kindly provided slink to more information and Photos of some of the German Aircrew .

http://www.aircrewremembrancesociety.co.uk/styled-15/styled-22/styled-171/index.html

Thanks Simon


Tuesday, 17 February 2015

INDLUYENGWE

My latest Zulu Regiment the INDLUYENGWE an unmarried regiment that fought at Rorkes Drift ,Khambula and Ulundi .The usual 32 figure unit this one also has a 6 figure skirmish unit as well ,as with the other units  a mix of Empress ,warlord games and war-games factory .

INDLUYENGWE black shield with white spot


with the rest of my finished Zulu's 

starting to look menacing now .