Wednesday, 14 March 2018

A spring in the wargaming step

There's a spring in my wargaming step...

It has been a while since I played a game, but yesterday evening, I was fortunate to be hosted by John Boadle to a tabletop encounter set in 1866.
Now, John will be known to many in the hobby for his skills as a creator of some excellent buildings, and such edifices adorned the battlefield. Here are just a few pictures of the action - quickly snapped on my iPhone as we played the very entertaining game, so apologies for the poor quality of the pictures which don't do John's layout justice really.










It showed what can be done on a 6x4 table, with some creativity.
Lovely collection of figures, well-presented terrain, and rules which allowed the game to flow effortlessly. As Prussian commander, I can claim a sort of draw, and the Austrians can claim a very, very, very pyrrhic victory, I think!

Meanwhile, I'm starting to box things up for the big sale at the Alumwell show this weekend (see previous post). Looking forward to seeing a few of you there.

This will mark the start of the show season for me, and I'm possibly going to visit Salute next month, and certainly Partizan the month after that.
And yes, I've been painting again for what Steve Gill and I are loosely calling our "New School Imagi-Nations" project. Soon, we'll be ready to show some pictures of what we've been up to.

I hope you've got a spring in your wargaming step too!

9 comments:

A J said...

Great stuff! The terrain and figures look excellent.

Ian smith said...

Lovely stuff Phil - I’m sure John Ray had some of Johns buildings originally

Conrad Kinch said...

Nice work there Phil.

Willie Anderson said...

Nice set up Phil ūüĎć

Der Alte Fritz said...

Good looking game. I'd like to develop small small table games to offset all the large games that I play.

Carlo said...

Wonderful looking game Phil and you are absolutely right, the quality of figures terrain and buildings can make such a difference.

Paul Robinson said...

Very nice looking game. Small space lifted by quality all round.

Anonymous said...

That looks like a fun game, and great buildings. All the best at "the show". Cheers, Rohan.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Wonderful looking game!

Christopher