If i didn't have enough to do i decided to start some more of my Carthaginian army So yesterday was base undercoat of skin light grey and blue and i did two coat on the clothes of the slingers. I think tonight i might finish the skin before going back to the syw commission.
Today i put a third layer on the white the red and first layers on the musket.
The thing at the moment is to find time. I'm only home two nights this week and can only paint one of those so i'm really going to have to make the most of my 30min lunch breaks each day.
the lighting wasn't the best when i took these pictures
The fello below still has one coat of white to go, so far he has sky grey base coat and off white second
I've started the next army as part of an on going commission for Reg, I've completed the Austrians and the Hanoverian's now it's on to the British, so I've based and undercoated 220 infantry 4 guns and crew and some command figures to get started. Today i painted three coats on the skin on 48 figures one coat on another 30-40 figures and started the red on 24 and two coats of red and the first for the white on another 24 so a good start for one day.
Most of the figures are Foundry but there is a packet of Front Rank infantry and cav plus 3 guns and crew from them
I've taken a close up of the first two coats of red i do one more coat for a brighter highlight
Craig and i had another game of black powder the other night really enjoyed the game.
Craig set up his army in the centre and on the right flank ready for the big advance
I decided for a change to place my whole army in one big block in the middle
not really sure why just did it for a change.
Craig got first turn and his troops boldly advanced in the centre
While his right flank refused to advance for a full two turns
Below Craigs second turn his troops advance and deploy into line
My troops advance to meet Craig in the centre while 4 Battalions peel of slightly to the left, I decide to concentrate my full might against the centre and try and crush it before the right flank can advance. We both forgot that troops in march collum get one free move each turn so Craig should have been way up the table by now
While all this is happening my heavy cav have arrive on my right flank and promptly refuse to move
but when they do move boy did they move three moves in all right into the attack,but then we read the rules again and find i can't charge the sqaure so i have to pull back
Mean while Craigs right flank gets a full threee moves and no i'm in real trouble not only are my guards getting pasted by cannon fire but are now about to be charged by the russians to their left not good
the Veterans on the far left bottom of the picture are about to get shot to pieces and retire from the field
the cav below move back behind the forest to their rear still within charge distance of the infantry in front, they do this because Craigs heavy cav are thundering down the left flank ready to rescue his infantry
my guards form square holding off Craigs cav while my troops of the line attack Craigs centre it's all up in the air who knows what will happen
Mean while Craigs right flank after their dearing advance decided they would refuse to move for the next two turns saving me from a defeat on my left i reorganise my left bringing fresh troops to bear i assualt the guns with my guard and destroy them moving a full move forward and then my second cav battalion arrives to threaten Craigs infantry
The centre is a bit different now my line troops had a magor blunder and ended two moves behind my guns i then destroyed Craigs infantry to the front with gun and cannon fire, i assualt the square with my guards infantry and cav and destroy it moving up infantry ready to form square so Craig can't come through on my cav, in the picture below i charged Craig second line of infantry in the side but he formed square so had to pull back. Craigs lancers try to attack my guards which form square and his second heavy cav arrive soon after both lots of cav have no further influence on the game
Below I've destroyed the first line by attacking first with infantry followed by cav which means no forming square but because russians have steady it means Craigs always pass the first round of combat i lose then inhis turn my infantry so this is the second round with my veterans Craigs second line is able to form square.
My Dragoons manage to come through and end up jioning the attack but once again with the use of steady the Russians repulse my efforts
Below shows the final shots of the battle Craig passed all his saves, i get a minor victory but i think another round would have dealt the death blow. was a great game, i found out how to attack infantry with combined forces and with these Russian's you've got to hit them hard so they use their first break point before the assaults go in otherwise you get dealt to. All in all a great game