Horse and musket bits #2

As per the immediately prior post von Peter himself presents a few public service announcements for The dear readers betterment. And once again those announcements by themselves would be but a meagre offering. Therefore as padding von Peter himself has repeated his raid on the photographic archives to present two more images – albeit of the same scene – from the Seven Years War (SYW).

The SYW Austrian and Prussian armies of von Peter himself were perennially short of commanders. As a triage exercise before a demonstration game at the local Call to Arms convention von Peter himself knocked out an infantry command stand for the Prussians.

The mounted officer’s uniform is based on that of Infantry Regiment 42 – Markgraf Heinrich Fusilier Regiment. It’s not impossible that the officer on foot’s uniform is based on Infantry Regiment 19 – Markgraf Karl Infantry Regiment.

The faces have come out very smoothly. von Peter himself is left wondering what concoction he used for the effect. Unfortunately it’s a mystery that will never be revealed. D’oh!

The figures are the products of Front Rank Figurines, the tree / bush / shrub is from K&M Trees. The photos were snapped in August 2008 … just in case anybody cares. 😃

 

More video wizardry explaining General d’Armee

von Peter himself has stumbled across the YouTube channel A Dash of Élan – Wargaming. It contains many videos on various wargames rules and other wargames topics. Of particular interest is the General d’Armee set of videos. At the time of writing there are 16 videos ranging in duration from 1 minute 32 seconds through 58 minutes and 8 seconds.

Included is a three part Gd’A Game Play …

A THREE part series taking a look at me learning to play General d’Armee.
Covers TWO complete turns of me offering my observations, clarifications, and tips on playing these Napoleonic miniatures rules.

… which run through the rules as used during a game. Collectively the three videos run for around 2.5 hours. von Peter himself has viewed the first of the three and was sufficiently impressed to write/type about it here. Here’s the first of the three …

Some of the other videos may be excerpts from the three Gd’A Game Play videos and allow direct access to various segments off the rules, e.g the Command Phase.

 

General de Brigade scenario Book #7

von Peter himself was caught off guard to discover that a seventh Napoleonic scenario book – Shadows Over the Empire – for General de Brigade has been released.

OUT NOW! The latest in our range of Napoleonic Scenarios books, Volume 7 ‘Shadows Over The Empire’ includes 11 scenarios covering Kalisch, Mockern, Konigswartha, Weissig, Reichenbach, Goldberg, Blankenfelde, Gross-Beeren, Thiessen, Wartemburg and Lindenau.
All are designed for use with any Napoleonic set of rules, though recommended for General de Brigade.

Providing players with terrain maps, troop deployments, objectives and orders of battle – the scenarios can be played individually or in chronological order as per the real campaign.

Available from Caliver Books for £17.99 plus p&p.

Eleven more scenarios from von Peter’s preferred year of 1813. How could this be a bad thing? 😃

 

Impending

There is a game afoot. Quite a big game actually and von Peter himself is destined to be a confused and befuddled participant. Saxons, Bavarians and most importantly Austrians are to be provided from the local resources as the cost of entry. The gods of war have demanded that many Austrians be deployed so von Peter himself is making some meagre additions to his kaiserliks. Hopefully there will soon be some newly raised figures to show off. At least that’s the great hope.

Until we meet again …

Salute
von Peter himself

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4 thoughts on “Horse and musket bits #2

  1. Greeting my good Von Peter. I too was caught unawares on the publication of the GdB Vol 7 scenarios do keen yo see what they are like. Great to hear you have a big game in the offing.

    • And greetings to you Carlo.

      It would appear that we were blind sided because the scenario book has not come through the normal channels. See the GdB forum if you haven’t already.

      Salute
      von Peter himself

    • Well met Valleyboyo

      I ordered the scenario book yesterday (Saturday) so now it’s sit back and wait time.

      After searching for more info (via DuckDuckGo 😇) I have found the news item announcement by Dave Ryan of Caliver Books who I believe publishes the book over on TMP – http://theminiaturespage.com/news/232119739/

      He credits the writing to “Mike Love and Ares – Milan Wargaming Club”. Further there are 56 full colour pages. So several pages shorter than the preceding Napoleonic Scenario Book 6 – Imperial Sunset.

      It will be interesting to compare the books. But whatever I will probably get my moneys worth. Even if I never play any of the scenarios I will no doubt spend plenty off time reading, analysing and speculating on how I would maybe have done things differently. Just the normal really! 😊

      My Austrians finally have their CinC base complete and also a battery of 12 pounders. I need to photograph them for their official world wide premier. The figures on the CinC stand are demanding make-up artists, valets to sort their uniforms etc etc before they will allow any photos to be taken so who knows how long the photos will take!! 😃

      Salutre
      von Peter himself

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