New troops for Altefritzenburg and the Hero Bonus Round

Haven’t posted  for a bit as been trying to get SOMETHING finished for the Challenge and also get another couple of bonus rounds in. I think I’ve accepted that I’ll not hit my 1000pts target but it’s been great fun trying and great to be part of the little community surrounding the challenge. There have been some truly inspirational entries throughout the Challenge and I’ve enjoyed painting stuff I normally would never get round to.

So, the last submitted round was the Hero Bonus Round. I ended up picking the Holger Eriksson Charles XII figure. Charles XII has always been an interest for me since I read Voltaire’s biography of him many years ago and it has prompted several attempts at the Great Northern War over the years, none of which have come to fruition. And it may prompt another one this year!

I have a large batch of Holger Eriksson which are slated for joining my ImagiNation and will likely be in non-Swedish colours but I thought I’d paint this one correctly. So here we go:

pc30 pc31Quite enjoyed painting him and the horse is lovely.

I’ve also finally finished the first batch of figures for Ayton. The first two companies of musketeers for the first Altefritzenburg regiment. Up until now Altefritzenburg has provided only light troops, and artillery in support of the Savage Swans but will soon be fielding their own regiments.

pc50 pc51 pc53Line figures are RSM Austrian musketeers and the officers are Minden Austrians.

Still a few more to do for Ayton!

The Challenge has actually finished now (took me a while to publish this! ) so I’ll have my Last Stand bonus to upload here soon…




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Diamonds are forever – ImagiNations on the Dark Continent

Back in October last year a fine group of gentlemen last seen fighting before the Walls of Tel-i-Tubi in Byzarbia took ship to the southern parts of the dark continent in search of diamonds! This was a continuation of the ImagiNation game started at Ayton 2012, and continued with my Byzarbian Interlude at Christmas that year. Paul Bright then came up with the plan for a venture south which resulted in us venturing north to his quite excellent home just outside Aberfeldy.

2013-09-14 10.30.02This was a a most excellent venue for a game and Paul did us proud with an excellent table and scenario.

2013-09-14 10.42.18The various accounts of the game by those concerned appeared in Miniature Wargames with Battlegames Issue 368. Because of that I had only posted a few pics on the old WD3 forum and had not uploaded the mass of photos I took. Now that suitable time has elapsed I thought it time to correct that. My writeup in MWBG was, as usual, done from the viewpoint of Private Rüdiger Lamm of von Donovan’s Savage Swans. This now forms part 7 of the Journal and I have uploaded all of the photographs from the day to the Scotland 2013 gallery. There are no notes to the photos so you will have to rely on the totally unbiased account of Private Lamm and the scurrilous propaganda of the other participants that appeared in MWBG to follow the course of the action. The main thing is to see the excellent table and troops on display. It was an excellent weekend in fine company and I hope we can do it again sometime.

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