Monday, 28 May 2012

Sittangbad- the refight

In 2006, almost exactly 6 years ago to the day, we put the Sitangbad demonstration wargame on at the Partizan show in Newark.
I have added a new page (see navigation bar above) showing the build up, and some photos, for posterity. Some Classic Wargaming candy to enjoy...

Above: the layout, in my wargames room. The bright green boards were quite a design risk... but boy have they caught on as a "classic look"!

The buildings were all in scratch built in the "lift off to reveal ruins" style.

The figures were mainly Staddens, SSMs and some Holger Erikksons. Above: The Pils Holstein Regiment - a full Charge style regiment.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Dressing the Lines

So I thought it about time I did a bit of blog house-keeping, and brought things back to the Classic Wargaming theme. Which is why some of the older posts have been removed as they were not really relevant to the Classic Wargaming style. Similarly, the sales pages are now down (as most of the items have been despatched to various parts of the globe anyway).

And to get the Charge-esque juices flowing, here are a couple of shots from the archives featuring Stadden figures in the main.

The Pils Holstein regiment, supported by a Garde Jaeger light infantry company and a Field Battery ready themselves for the assault of The Erbprinz and Saxe Coburg regiments, also supported by a Field Battery.

I must admit to have been otherwise engaged these past few months, and the hobby has taken second place (well, in truth it has been well down the pecking order, not even qualifying for Europe to stretch a football analogy). However, I enjoyed a short visit to the Falkirk show last weekend, and caught up with a few old pals, and I've even had the paint brushes out this week, doing this n that... not amounting to too much yet, but it's a start.

The funny thing is, the hobby is like a comfortable pair of slippers that you can easily fit snuggly back into, even after considerable distractions. It's good to be back. But don't hold your breath waiting for excessive blogging. It will remain sporadic I'm afraid. But then... it is a hobby, after all.

All the best