Hello, its been a long while since I put up a post and I'm really sorry about that, I had intended to do a few around Christmas and New Year but everything caught up with me. I was rota'd on Christmas, Boxing day, Hogmanay and New Years day plus some other stuff that life throws at use all as we get older so I tried my best to fit in a bit of festive fun for myself with my family and friends around the holiday time so although I continued to make the odd video, setting out a blog post took a little to much time to plan.
I wish everyone a belated Happy New Year to everyone for 2016 lets hope it will be a good 1!!!
On other news I'm back to using a Laptop for doing my blog combined with Mai's old pink Samsung camera for pics so we will see how that goes. Mai has repossessed the Ipad! Anyway when I finally got a break after New Year I decided it was about time I did some terrain for Saxony 1813 and I'm very happy how they have come out. Sorry the post is a little picture heavy!
My Leib hussars smashing their way through a Saxon town: My Prussian light cavalry were involved in a very sad dropped box incident, you will see a couple of the horses noses were scratched but not half as bad as my lancers and Landwehr cavalry! I'll get them sorted out though!
Some of my Nephew David's French light infantry trying to keep my Prussians out.
So this is the 1st piece of terrain in full: My brother David passed me some hard board around 3-4mm deep and I cut it to size, the buildings are from Faller (the large buiding) and 2 resin buildings that I picked up at Claymore a couple of years back (the resin is light which is a handy thing for the wargames table).
Napoleon coordinating the defence of the village: The fields are young David's. I made some fields from offcuts of the card and will show them later as I have another village and farm on the go.
Blucher and his heroic Landwehr taking the village from the evil French invaders.
My Saxon troops trying to influence the future of their nation: After supergluing the buildings in place I used different grades of sand to make the roads and grass areas then painted them earth brown and highlighted with light shades of earth and sand.
My proud Saxons after liberating their town: I used a couple of different shades of grass, and silfour turfs I got from Kenny Thomson from the Falkirk club. I also added little runners up the walls. These were a great find, they were knocked down to clear and I should have bought more as they look excellent when added in.
My 2nd terrain piece finished is an old church I picked up off ebay: I had already given it a rough paint job for our Plancenoit battle but I wanted a more subtle finish for our long term use. Young David's OG young guard trying to clear out my Prussians.
The outer wall was also picked up from ebay, 1st item on the list with a "15mm Wall" search on ebay and its a cracker, I have loads left over and you can break bits off to create rubble. So I have 2 more terrain pieces almost done however I am painting a Saxon grenadier battalion at the moment. Really excited about doing my Saxons again!
So that's it for now, I am looking forward to blogging more this year and sorry for not getting around everyones blogs. Now that I am comfortable with the Laptop I should be able to contribute to our community more, Also I plan to take part in a few games this year and have a few in the loft with my nephew David. So again all the best to everyone and Happy Wargaming!!!