It’s nearly Christmas … again. This will be the 2016 edition. In their time honoured fashion – and to cut their losses! – the employer of von Peter himself has proclaimed …
“do not darken our door ever again … at least not until the 9th January 2017”.
So von Peter himself is on enforced leave. Not that Fraulien von Peter herself seems to have the slightest understanding of the concept of annual leave as she pronounces each days activities like a maddened town cryer at some hard labour penitentiary establishment. Apparently hosting the great Christmas feast means that Neu Schloss von Peter and its grounds must be up to the highest standard for the honourable guests. Damn their squinty little eyes!!
Of course the view of von Peter himself could be a little tainted and really most of the days are his own to consume as he pleases. But far be it from von Peter himself to pass up the opportunity for a good cathartic moan. 😇
While the good Fraulien’s back was turned von Peter himself availed himself of the opportunity for a quick recce of the ‘net to make two joyous discoveries …
Calpe Saxon Command
The Calpe Miniatures website has had a most pleasing update.
Firstly remodelled mounted officers are available for the Saxon musketeer battalions …
S22 Four mounted musketeer officers (Horses included)
Next up are figures representing the Saxon higher command personages …
SC1 – Divisional command. Lieutenant General, Chief of Staff, Adjoint and ADC (Horses Included)
SC2 – Brigade command. Commanding colonel, adjoint, ADC. (Horses included)
SC3 – Brigade command. Commanding colonel, adjoint, ADC. (Horses Included)
Both four mounted figure packs cost £11.00 with the three mounted figure packs coming in at £8.25. Quite the bargain. ✅
And for those that may struggle to select the appropriate pigments when colouring these new figures then Calpe Miniatures have of course come to your rescue in their Guides & Research pages, more specifically at Saxon Brigade and Divisional command groups.
Another option is the The Royal Saxon Army 1792-1814 e-book from The History Book Man.
What haven’t yet appeared on the Calpe website are the Saxon grenadiers as revealed in “Saxon grenadiers marching from Calpe Towers” but it is still the understanding of von Peter himself that these figures are available. Just ask for them when ordering. Maybe the command type figures are now also available for the grenadiers.
Likewise the French light infantry command packs reported in “Figure and more Calpe figures” have not yet made their way to the website. Once again ask for them when ordering.
Pictures “borrowed” from the Calpe Miniatures website where one can also see pictures of the rear of the models.
A campaign system for those small wars
The TheTooFatLardies have released their first supplemental for their well received black powder skirmish plus rule set Sharp Practice. Dawns & Departures provides a campaigning system to add context for you heroes table top adventures. From the website …
In search of adventures for your Sharp Practice characters? If so you have just found them with Dawns & Departures, the campaign handbook for Sharp Practice, providing endless campaign options with our easy to manage and fun to play Narrative Campaign system.
79 pages in length, Dawns & Departures provides everything you need to generate your campaign world, find out what your mission is and then get cracking on some fabulous adventures. Make valuable friends, gain influence at court and a reputation as a fighting man. Battle sworn enemies across a whole world and seek your fortune as you make your name in the black powder era.
Like At the Sharp End for Chain of Command, Dawns & Departures has been designed for ease of play and an absolute minimum of paperwork. Whole campaigns can be run from one sheet of paper with this simple but elegant campaign system.
This is a PDF product formatted for low ink use and easy reading on a tablet.
Available only as a pdf Dawns & Departures sounds like it is well worth the £7.50 asking price. A likely stocking filler for von Peter himself this festive season.
And a Merry Christmas and Happiest New Year to all The dear readers. Many a thank you for keeping von Peter himself company through the course of 2016.
Until we meet again …
von Peter himself