Attention! The son & heir applies himself and some pigments, a game and some commercial stuff. Forward … March …
The son & heir’s latest pigmentation adventures
Not only have the paint brushes of von Peter himself been busy sloshing pigments on to figures but those of The son & heir have been stirred into action as well. The evidence for the latter would convict in most courts of law. Namely …
- that the painting desk of von Peter himself has on occasion been occupied by persons other than von Peter himself – specifically The son & heir
- the two images below are entered into evidence as the output of said pigment application sessions by The son & heir …
Above: 1/72 WWII Russians on manoeuvres somewhere in Russia. The scene comprised of …
- Italeri Russians from box No 6057 Russian Infantry. Pigmentation applied by The son & heir. He has since painted more including figures from the Italeri box No 6069 Russian Infantry (winter uniform)
- a Dragon Armour SU-85M as supplied ex the box. The son & heir has gone crazy and wants to dirty the model up a little. The local commissar has not given permission for such activities as yet
- the buildings were originally created by Scenic Effects for use in 1812 Napoleon invades Russian duties. They are now available from Monday Knight Productions. They are 15mm but these and others are on hand and being of a parsimonious turn von Peter himself plans to use them for the 1/72 WWII Eastern Front action. Pigmentation applied by Craig.
pdf copies of the Battlegroup Rule Book and the Battlegroup Kursk have been purchased and for now these are the rules being aimed for.
Above: 5 ruffians for and by The son & heir skulk in the back street shadows. These noble creatures have been extracted from a Games Workshop (GW) Warhammer Empire Militia box … of von Peter himself! Ok, permission was requested and granted for their use but by Sigmar the boy has a cheek! 😃
A game … a game
Neu Schloss von Peter had not yet hosted a wargame. Something obviously had to be done so a trip back to late 1812 and the steppes of Russia had to be organised. It had to be Russia as not only had Neu Schloss von Peter not seen any gaming activities but neither had the Russian buildings that von Peter himself had painted!
History had to be tweaked a little for the game. The Prussians had left the Bonapartists clutches a little earlier than the history books relate AND managed to get three battalions of East Prussian landwehr raised and sent to the front in north western Russia. The path to the west for two depleted French Divisions keen to leave the distinctly ordinary Russian hospitality was blocked by a joint Russian and Prussian force. Generals de Division Terry and Roly would be looking for a way through the blocking Prussians of Generalmajor Simon and the Russians of Generalmajor von Peter himself. The action would take place in the environs of the little village of Baooshka and an even smaller village that didn’t seem to rate a name.
Each of the French Generals provided their own troops as did von Peter himself. Generalmajor Simon used the Prussians of his own creation plus those of von Peter himself. Black Powder were the rules of the day. Conveniently General de Division Terry was well versed in their use and the local modifications. He would be a busy man!
Having lost his dedicated large gaming bedroom – The Bastion – with the move from Schloss von Peter games are now to be played in the sunroom or lounge or the double garage as best befits the occasion. For this first game the sunroom was the room of choice so the table was moved to make way for the gaming table tennis table. Sadly taking pictures in the sunroom was a little problematic especially as it was sunny and it was physically impossible to photograph the table from some directions … unless one were to go outside and take the photographs through the glass!!
The scene was set for the small but vicious Battle of Babooshka. Now for the photo essay which mostly reflects the Russian end of the battle as that is the end that von Peter himself was aware of … sorry …
The game seemed to be enjoyed – apart from The son & heirs problems with the recalcitrant landwehr! Most importantly the Battle of Babooshka got the right result with the Bonapartists getting a good kicking thanks to Father Disputin’s encouragement and threats of eternal damnation should the French be victorious! 😃 Father Disputin’s
rantings preaching most certainly worked wonders on the dice as rolled by von Peter himself some of which was outrageous. Sorry Roly … no honestly!
Another outcome of the game is that von Peter himself is reminded that there are still two Russian buildings to be painted. And one of those two buildings is an Orthodox church. Father Disputin will not be happy should the church remain unpigmented for too long!
Perry American Civil War in a box
From a recent Perry Miniatures newsletter …
We are happy to announce Battle in a Box!
We have been keeping this under our hats for some time but we are getting close to the release now. As you can see this is a full box! It’s a big box too! Everything in the box is plastic, figures and terrain (from Renedra Ltd).
Included in the box there is a new ACW multi-part General sprue (x2) made by Michael.
There’s also a revised set of ‘Firepower’ rules by our good mate Alessio Cavatore included along with flags, bases, painting guide, 4 ft of fencing and the American farmhouse.
The box cover was by that talented artist Peter Dennis.
The whole box works out at about a third off our normal prices.
We’ll keep you updated!
von Peter himself and The son & heir probably have enough ACW to be getting on with – especially as the ACW project seems to be dormant for now. But for someone starting out on their their ACW journey this Battle in a Box could be a great start. Then again 95 pounds is not an insignificant up fromt cost.
Victrix Ltd have a 30% off sale until Sunday 18 October. Of course they do as notification of this sale was received a day after von Peter himself had bowed to The son & heirs birthday request and ordered a box each of …
- Warriors of Carthage
- Rome’s Legions of the Republic (I) in chainmail plus Velites and Command
- and a shed load – because there are so many figures in the above boxes – of shield decals.
To be honest only the savings on the decals would have been accrued. The two boxes of figures were sourced from Caliver Books as not only were the boxes a little cheaper but postage was free. With the cost of postage from the UK to NZ von Peter himself does not feel so aggrieved about missing the sale.
Anyways from the Victrix email …
We are running a “30% off all orders” deal from today until Sunday 18th October. This applies to all our product range including shield transfers and flags. Just type in 30%off in the discount box at the check out stage of the shopping cart.
The History Book Man now provides for pdf downloads …
That is to say you are now no longer required to pay postage to receive any of The History Book Man’s e-books on a disk if you do not wish to. Once again von Peter himself reproduces an email to save himself a bunch of typing …
Enough. And don’t forget that you can click on the images for a larger and clearer version.
Until we meet again …
von Peter himself