Tuesday 31 March 2020

Some models for Salute 2020 (postponed)

We (COGS) were planning on running a large fantasy participation game at this year's Salute, but of course that is not now going to happen. The show was cancelled/postponed some weeks ago and the venue is now one of the new NHS Nightingale hospitals.

A lot of the game was going to be made from models and terrain we already had, but a few items had been prepared especially for the game. I thought I'd share a few photos of those. In keeping with the theme of the game, which is based off an old White Dwarf article, these are all old models.

I bought and painted this first one back in about 1986. It's the D&D Red Dragon from Citadel and is the dragon from the cover of the D&D Red Book. I re-based it and touched up the paint job a little bit. It always was a favourite model of mine.

D&D Editions: Dungeons & Dragons Red Box Basic Set (1977-1995 ...

The main objective of the scenario was the Holy Grail. The model from the King Arthur set from the Grenadier Fantasy Lords range, this one dates back to 1989.

The last is the leader of the evil faction, a necromancer on undead pegasus from Ral Partha. It's in the current Ral Partha catalogue, but not in any of the old ones, so may perhaps be a bit newer than I'd originally thought. Still it's very much in the classic style.

Thursday 12 March 2020

Blücher at Hammerhead

This Saturday I'll be running two Blücher participation games at Hammerhead.

There'll be the Vyazma 1812 game I've run at other shows and you are welcome to drop in and try your hand at that. But it's a complex game and will take all day to play!

If you fancy something more manageable I'll be running a short training game. This will take about 45 minutes to play and will introduce the game to new players. The scenario is based on the Battle of Arroyo Molinos on 28th October 1811 and features General Hill's combined force of British, Portuguese and Spanish versus a small French force under General Girard.

So if you would be interested in finding out about Blücher in 6mm come and say hello!

General Girard's forces rest at Arroyo Molinos...

... General Hill's troops have sneaked up during the night!

The Battle of Vyazma is progressing (at WMMS last weekend)