Mainly wargaming the careers of Marshals Bazaine and Petain
Thursday, 10 October 2013
Seven Years War - two 15mm games
Amongst the many gamers in the Stroud area is a guy called Mike. He has a fantastic setup at his home with a permanent table 4.5m long by 1.5m wide - that's roughly 15 feet by 5 feet in old money
He puts on mega Seven Years War battles with his 15mm imagi-nations armies - Wildenberg (Prussian) and Annhalt Hessen (Austrian)
At the last count Wildenberg had 28 battalions, 2 brigades of dragoons, a brigade of cuirassiers and a brigade of hussars, Annhalt Hessen had 24 battalions, 2 brigades of dragoons, a brigade of cuirassiers and a guard dragoon regiment.
All of the infantry are Mikes models, 'old Essex' as some people know them, as are the Dragoons. The Wildenberg Cuirassiers are Old Glory as are the Hussars. The commanders are a mixture and also include some Minifigs and Lancashire games.
The rules are adapted from the WRG 1685-1850 set and really give a flavour of the period
He scratch builds virtually all of the terrain
And the walls of his room are covered in battle maps and uniform plates
And he plays period music whilst we game
And the battles can be left in situ and picked up at a later date
Don't you just hate people like that? 8)
I've only put a few photos up here - the rest are here