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Title: Over the hills and far away - Naval landing, page 10
Post by: matakishi on February 22, 2015, 08:24:55 PM
Probably time to start my BLAM thread, time's getting on.

This year I plan to stage a 28mm Napoleonic skirmish game set in the Peninsula with Richard Sharpe and some friends sorting out the French. Multiplayer, fast and fun (hopefully).
I started this project in 2009 but it stalled due to my worsening vision and the resulting inability to paint Napoleonics to my satisfaction. I did complete five units though so some of this will be my own work :)
Luckily, I have solved this dilemma by sending my miniatures off to other people to paint. I'll post the results of their labours as we progress.

For now, my part will be building the scenery. Here's the first building; a semaphore tower for my naval shore parties to storm and destroy. As well as being a necessary part of the battlefield this build also serves as a proof of concept piece for my other planned buildings. As you can see, not wanting to splosh filler over everything (messy and time consuming), I've opted for the old 'stick bricks on the outside' trick. I'm happy with the results though which is all that matters :)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Semaphore%20001.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Semaphore%20002.jpg)

So far, so good. The actual semaphore is separate so this can also be a normal tower if needed.
The windows and shutters are from Warbases and saved hours and hours of fiddling about trying to make my own. Pantiles from Wilks or whatever they're called, for the same reason.

In addition to displaying painted miniatures and buildings here I will, of course, regale you with my tedious stream of consciousness ramblings on how I'm coming up with the rules. I'm starting with the very fine Guernsey Foundry horse and musket skirmish rules written by Bryan Ansel and streamlining them just a touch to facilitate easy assimilation by new players.

Here's an example character card I've been working on which is going to be changed and simplified lots but you have to start somewhere.

(http://www.matakishi.com/sample%20action%20card%20001.png)

More as it happens.
Old stuff including miniatures here:
http://www.matakishi.com/napoleonicproject.htm
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015
Post by: thebinmann on February 22, 2015, 08:30:59 PM
looking good, I really like the stat card (its it your own) and the move idea!
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015
Post by: matakishi on February 22, 2015, 08:35:34 PM
Yes, all mine, except the idea of being able to take a slightly below average score without rolling for the move, that came from another game, 5 Core I think, but I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015
Post by: Dr. The Viking on February 22, 2015, 08:40:48 PM
Nice! I'll look forward to it.  Totally didn't see this coming from you.  lol
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015
Post by: von Lucky on February 23, 2015, 06:49:08 AM
I like the tower and the slightly cartoon look you achieve (meant as a compliment).
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015
Post by: matakishi on February 23, 2015, 07:36:52 AM
Yes, thank you. I don't aim to make models for scenery in the true sense of scale miniature representations of actual things. I try to make sketches of scenery, albeit sketches that are in 3D. Evoking place and atmosphere is the aim of the game.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015
Post by: von Lucky on February 23, 2015, 09:22:09 AM
Which brings me to your digital sketches - the artist in you shows.

(Hell, a Matakishi art coffee table book would probably do pretty well lol.)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015
Post by: matakishi on February 23, 2015, 01:16:46 PM
(Hell, a Matakishi art coffee table book would probably do pretty well lol.)

No, it really wouldn't :)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015
Post by: flags_of_war on February 23, 2015, 01:27:40 PM
Oh look forward to seeing more of this. I painted up a few Rifles to do something similar but they have never been used in a game sadly.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015
Post by: adamish on February 23, 2015, 06:50:06 PM
amazing - the brick detailing works a treat! I live in a flat with partner and kid so a none messy approach is always the way - thanks for sharing. Can't beat a good old Sharpe dust up - cant wait for more :)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015
Post by: matakishi on February 24, 2015, 06:31:21 PM
I spent a little time working on the cards today. These are much closer to the final versions and print out at 60mm x 90mm to fit my laminating pouches.
Each character has an action card and a shooting card for each firearm.

Cards are colour coded so players who know nothing about the setting or troops involved only need to remember their colour :)

(http://www.matakishi.com/sample%20cards%20Napoleonic.jpg)

Each character can move or carry out other actions such as hand-to-hand attacks, searching, setting fires etc when their action card is turned up. They may shoot at any time during the game so long as they have a loaded weapon (i.e. they have a shooting card). Once fired the weapons card is surrendered to the discard pile. When the weapon card is turned up again it's returned to the player to show they've reloaded and the weapon is ready to shoot again.

All very straight forward.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015
Post by: matakishi on March 05, 2015, 05:50:31 PM
Marines painted by McYellowbelly.

(http://www.matakishi.com/Napoleonic%20Marines%20001.jpg)

Boat and stuff by me (the barrels were painted ages ago by students at my school club) I've been rebasing all my old boxes, barrels etc so they fit in with current stuff.

(http://www.matakishi.com/Napoleonic%20launch%20001.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Napoleonic%20rammage%20001.jpg)

http://www.matakishi.com/napoleonicproject.htm
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015
Post by: Eric the Shed on March 05, 2015, 06:59:50 PM
This looks great Paul...shout when you need play testers
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015
Post by: Malamute on March 05, 2015, 08:35:03 PM
Looks great, very interested in playing this one. :)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015
Post by: shandy on March 05, 2015, 09:21:18 PM
That looks very nice, I'll be watching with interest, I need some ideas for my new napoleonic-ish skirmish project… and I've already painted up a landing party, not that I really need it, but I want to need it!  :)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015
Post by: Duke Donald on March 06, 2015, 12:26:40 AM
This is looking great.

You may have already tried using a binocular magnifier (optivisor) and it may not fix your vision problem. If not, I strongly recommend you give it a go. My vision had also worsened to a point where I couldn't sculpt or paint satisfactorily anymore and I gave up on the hobby completely for over a year... until I tried a cheap 4x optivisor. The difference it makes in my case is absolutely dramatic.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015
Post by: Rob_bresnen on March 06, 2015, 01:26:28 AM
I am interested in teh peninsular war myself, so I will watch what you come up with with great interest. It looks good so far.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015
Post by: matakishi on March 14, 2015, 01:55:48 PM
This is looking great.

You may have already tried using a binocular magnifier (optivisor) and it may not fix your vision problem. If not, I strongly recommend you give it a go. My vision had also worsened to a point where I couldn't sculpt or paint satisfactorily anymore and I gave up on the hobby completely for over a year... until I tried a cheap 4x optivisor. The difference it makes in my case is absolutely dramatic.

Thanks for the suggestion. I have some prescription glasses for close work. A recent drastic change in my vision over Christmas meant they weren't working any more but, after several eye tests and a lot of money, all my glasses have been upgraded and I can see again (for the moment). I'm still not going to paint any more Napoleonics though, life's too short :)

I've finalised the design for the card fronts (no idea what to put on the backs yet). Here are some examples (smaller than actual printed size).

(http://www.matakishi.com/Napoleonic%20card%20finalcomposite%20%20001.png)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Napoleonic%20card%20finalcomposite%20%20002.png)

http://www.matakishi.com/napoleonicproject.htm
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - final cards page 2
Post by: matakishi on March 18, 2015, 05:30:11 PM
More from the brush of McYellowbelly, some French Marines and a gun crew servicing the fearsome 64pdr Gun of Navarra One. Navarra One is a battery commanding the bay, the other battery, Navarra Two, faces landward and its guns are not so fearsome. I can't help thinking that the Gun of Navarra One might be the target of a British raiding party at some point...

(http://www.matakishi.com/Napoleonic%20French%20Marines%20002.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Napoleonic%20French%20Marines%20001.jpg)

loads more to come!
http://www.matakishi.com/napoleonicproject.htm
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - the Gun of Navarra One, page 2
Post by: Malamute on March 18, 2015, 05:53:29 PM
Thats some cannon. :o

Will the British raiding party be led by a certain Major Mallory?
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - the Gun of Navarra One, page 2
Post by: matakishi on March 18, 2015, 06:18:02 PM
Possibly...
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - the Gun of Navarra One, page 2
Post by: matakishi on March 22, 2015, 08:57:14 PM
A windmill (I didn't make it, bought it off eBay).

(http://www.matakishi.com/Napoleonic%20windmill%20001.jpg)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - the Gun of Navarra One, page 2
Post by: Dr. The Viking on March 22, 2015, 09:13:15 PM
Well bought!
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - the Gun of Navarra One, page 2
Post by: matakishi on April 01, 2015, 02:09:41 PM
Dragoons painted by AndyMac.

(http://www.matakishi.com/Napoleonic%20British%20Dragoons%20001.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Napoleonic%20British%20Dragoons%20004.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Napoleonic%20French%20Dragoons%20002.jpg)

http://www.matakishi.com/napoleonicproject.htm
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - the Gun of Navarra One, page 2
Post by: Eric the Shed on April 01, 2015, 02:50:53 PM
very nice...and love that windmill
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - the Gun of Navarra One, page 2
Post by: Mason on April 01, 2015, 04:04:27 PM
Some great additions.
It certainly looks like another winner.
 8)

Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - the Gun of Navarra One, page 2
Post by: Malamute on April 01, 2015, 04:25:54 PM
Great stuff, looking forwrad to this one. :D
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - the Gun of Navarra One, page 2
Post by: thequestingvole on April 01, 2015, 05:02:28 PM
Looks great chief.  Are the rules you're using available?
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015
Post by: Bugsda on April 01, 2015, 05:50:51 PM
I'm still not going to paint any more Napoleonics though, life's too short :)


Amen to that brother!  :D

 :-* Excellent! The game's looking sharp  ;)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - the Gun of Navarra One, page 2
Post by: matakishi on April 01, 2015, 06:25:14 PM
Looks great chief.  Are the rules you're using available?

I'm using the original Geurnsey Foundry horse and musket rules as a base but simplifying them a little bit for today's market. The basic rules are available as a free download from Foundry's site (or were) I can email you a set if you like. They are expressly for sharing.

:-* Excellent! The game's looking sharp  ;)

I see what you did there  ;)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - the Gun of Navarra One, page 2
Post by: dampfpanzerwagon on April 03, 2015, 04:21:40 PM
I've only just come across this thread - so excuse the late comment, but the buildings and the figures look great.

Keep up the great work.

Tony
PS.
Some years ago I sent a similar Flintloque Scenario/Game idea to Steve Blease. I had hoped that this would have been published in Ragnarok, but as you may know the magazine has had some issue in recent times. Maybe one day the story, scenario and characters will see the light of day.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - the Gun of Navarra One, page 2
Post by: matakishi on July 05, 2015, 03:07:16 PM
Right, update time.
It's been a while because Redzed had to fit these into his busy schedule but they arrived back on Friday and I've spent the weekend basing them. These chaps almost complete the project as far as miniatures go, I have 12 French cavalry being finished off by AndyMac and a few women and peasants to do myself and then we're done. My summer holiday starts in two weeks so expect some buildings soon as well.

French: Carabiniers, Colonel Gerard and some more voltigeurs.

(http://www.matakishi.com/Napoleonic%20Mounted%20carbines%20001.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Brigadier%20Gerrard%20001.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Napoleonic%20Perry%20Volts%20001.jpg)

Allies: British light infantry from the South Essex regiment, Portuguese cacadores, Spanish guerrillas and General Picton with a couple of unsavoury Highlanders.

(http://www.matakishi.com/Napoleonic%20British%20lights%20001.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Napoleonic%20cacadores%20001.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Naopleonic%20Spanish%20002.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Napoleonic%20Picton%20001.jpg)

More here:
http://www.matakishi.com/napoleonicproject.htm
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - many new painted miniatures, page
Post by: Romark on July 05, 2015, 03:21:21 PM
They look great,like the basing too  :)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - many new painted miniatures, page 3
Post by: rumacara on July 05, 2015, 04:51:37 PM
Very nice project. :-*
Will watch with interest.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - many new painted miniatures, page 3
Post by: Dr. The Viking on July 05, 2015, 06:20:37 PM
Looks brilliant Paul!
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - many new painted miniatures, page 3
Post by: Captain Blood on July 05, 2015, 07:23:53 PM
Wow. Well done Paul. They look the business.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - many new painted miniatures, page 3
Post by: Shipka on July 05, 2015, 07:44:01 PM
Love seeing this project develop
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - many new painted miniatures, page 3
Post by: Malamute on July 06, 2015, 07:37:50 AM
Looking forward to this game at BLAM, consider me signed up for a game ;D
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - many new painted miniatures, page 3
Post by: Mason on July 06, 2015, 08:08:49 AM
Looking good!
 8) 8)

Where are the Spanish guerrillas from?
They look useful.
 ???


Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - many new painted miniatures, page 3
Post by: Jeff965 on July 06, 2015, 08:26:55 AM
I think those Guerillas are from Front Rank Paul, lovely looking game coming together looking forward to having a chance to play it.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - many new painted miniatures, page 3
Post by: matakishi on July 06, 2015, 09:55:50 AM
All the new additions are Front Rank except the Perry Voltigeurs. Just got the Britannia cavalry to come.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - many new painted miniatures, page 3
Post by: matakishi on July 11, 2015, 12:35:03 PM
I've finished tinkering with the rules to make them shorter and faster for today's harried gamer to cope with. Everything is condensed onto the play sheet (except movement rates which are on the character cards.)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Napoleonic%20playsheet.jpg)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - Rules, page 3
Post by: Captain Blood on July 11, 2015, 01:25:45 PM
Looking splendidly rudimentary. Just how I like it :)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - Rules, page 3
Post by: Dr. The Viking on July 11, 2015, 07:38:23 PM
I want it!
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - the Gun of Navarra One, page 2
Post by: fastolfrus on July 11, 2015, 09:16:22 PM
I'm using the original Geurnsey Foundry horse and musket rules as a base but simplifying them a little bit for today's market. The basic rules are available as a free download from Foundry's site (or were) I can email you a set if you like.

Could you email me a set please? I could use them in school.

PM sent with email address
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - Rules, page 3
Post by: matakishi on July 12, 2015, 11:51:19 AM
I've written the rules up so anyone should be able to understand them although there may be small revisions before a final version appears. Since most of the work for these was by Bryan Ansell I'm not selling them but if you'd like a copy please PM me your email or email me direct at prdward@gmail.com (preferable, I can just hit 'reply' then) and I'll post one out.

The rules include the playsheet (corrected from the one posted here) and a pair of sample character cards. The cards don't need to be elaborate, we used hand written ones back in the day, but I've included a couple to show what information I've put on them.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - Rules for everyone! page 4
Post by: fastolfrus on July 12, 2015, 04:44:15 PM
Thank you. Greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - Rules for everyone! page 4
Post by: Driscoles on July 13, 2015, 05:56:57 AM
Great miniatures, beautiful  painted and great terain all put into one of my favourite periods.
Wonderful
Björn
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - Rules for everyone! page 4
Post by: matakishi on July 15, 2015, 07:56:14 PM
Thanks for the encouragement :)

I've uploaded all the card and final play sheet artwork here (12 cavalry still to do and then it's off to the printers).
https://plus.google.com/photos/102655438736593856896/albums/6171821343837442337

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-xlhEAJr1_wY/Vaa33kTeUwI/AAAAAAABhWQ/TqHXEko9GjE/w1199-h848-no/IMG_0510.JPG)

http://www.matakishi.com/napoleonicproject.htm
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - Complete card art (almost) page 4
Post by: matakishi on July 18, 2015, 03:03:59 PM
The rules are now on my site along with the corrected play sheet for free downloading:
http://www.matakishi.com/apps/documents/

I'm getting the last of my miniatures early next week and, once I've photographed them and made their cards, all the card artwork will be turned into proper playing cards by Artscow.
In the meantime I've made a small set of makeshift cards so I can have a few games.
The first one will be tonight  :D
Report to follow...

(http://www.matakishi.com/Makeshift%20cards%20001.jpg)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - free rules download page 4
Post by: Dr. The Viking on July 18, 2015, 06:18:07 PM
Cool burger!

Ichecked the arts cow page but couldn't quite locate an option for blank cards of your own design. Only 54 standard paying card decks.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - free rules download page 4
Post by: matakishi on July 18, 2015, 06:24:42 PM
I use this option. You can remove the card suit markings as part of the design process. Each card face can be different. The quality is excellent, I've used it for other games.
http://www.artscow.com/photo-gifts/playing-cards/playing-cards-54-designs-313
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - free rules download page 4
Post by: matakishi on July 19, 2015, 08:29:15 AM
We had a little skirmish involving stealing some wagons.

(http://www.matakishi.com/Napoleonics%20game%201%20008.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Napoleonics%20game%201%20005.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Napoleonics%20game%201%20010.jpg)

The marauding British were just beaten off by the resilient French.

http://www.matakishi.com/napoleonicproject.htm

The rules have been slightly revised in light of the game and a new version has been made available for download along with a revised play sheet.
http://www.matakishi.com/apps/documents/
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - free rules download page 4
Post by: Helen on July 19, 2015, 08:56:56 AM
Nice work Paul.

Cheers,

Helen
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - free rules download page 4
Post by: commissarmoody on July 20, 2015, 04:03:02 AM
Very nice
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - free rules download page 4
Post by: matakishi on July 27, 2015, 12:54:13 AM
I've started on my buildings.

(http://www.matakishi.com/Spanish%20buildings%20002.jpg)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - buildings page 4
Post by: Argonor on July 27, 2015, 04:05:50 AM
Grand project, as always!
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - buildings page 4
Post by: Centaur_Seducer on July 27, 2015, 10:30:39 AM
As always, you're one effective game machine (I know, you didn't paint the minis, but there is efficiency in that approach as well!). Thank you for the Art Cow link! I might use it when I photograph some for my game further on :)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - buildings page 4
Post by: matakishi on July 27, 2015, 11:04:59 AM
I painted everything in the game report so some of it's my own work :)
270 cards are being printed as we speak...
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - buildings page 4
Post by: matakishi on July 27, 2015, 04:45:38 PM
More buildings:

(http://www.matakishi.com/Spanish%20buildings%20004.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Spanish%20buildings%20005.jpg)

http://www.matakishi.com/napoleonicproject.htm
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - buildings page 4
Post by: Galloping Major on July 27, 2015, 04:48:47 PM
Great looking buildings  8)




www.gallopingmajorwargames.com
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - buildings page 4
Post by: rumacara on July 27, 2015, 05:21:36 PM
Very nice buildings. :-* :-*
Keep it coming.

Check these modular buildings from warbases:

http://war-bases.co.uk/BUILDINGS/MODULAR-28MM

Mine where made from these.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - buildings page 4
Post by: matakishi on July 27, 2015, 05:58:44 PM
I'm using Warbases windows but I like making my own building shells, it's quicker, easier and very much cheaper.
I would have to coat all the buildings in filler or something if I used MDF shells which takes too long and is too messy for my liking. The cork is pre-textured :)

I've got 4 done now. I'm hoping to complete another two today and then spend tomorrow painting them. I think that will do me for buildings. I may do a walled farm later if inspiration strikes.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - buildings page 4
Post by: matakishi on July 27, 2015, 09:24:14 PM
Two more:

(http://www.matakishi.com/Spanish%20buildings%20007.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Spanish%20buildings%20006.jpg)

I'll do one more substantial building tomorrow and maybe a few small sheds and huts before I start painting them.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - buildings page 4
Post by: EndTransmission on July 28, 2015, 06:58:06 AM
Very  nice. I like the fountain on the side of that last one
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - buildings page 4
Post by: matakishi on July 28, 2015, 02:04:03 PM
Thank you, the fountain is from Fenris Games.
Last one before the painting:

(http://www.matakishi.com/Spanish%20buildings%20008.jpg)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - final buildings page 5
Post by: rumacara on July 28, 2015, 06:13:12 PM
Wow. Big vilage. :-* :-*
Very nice buildings.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - final buildings page 5
Post by: matakishi on July 29, 2015, 12:32:44 AM
All painted, bases tomorrow.

(http://www.matakishi.com/Spanish%20buildings%200010.jpg)

http://www.matakishi.com/napoleonicproject.htm
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - final buildings page 5
Post by: Mason on July 29, 2015, 06:00:06 AM
Now that IS productivity!
Most impressive.
 :-* :-*

I reckon that you made the right choice using cork for these.
It has a most suitable texture for the subject matter.
 8)

Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - final buildings page 5
Post by: rumacara on July 29, 2015, 03:24:22 PM
I´ve used Vallejo Pumice to texturize mine but the effect of cork is very good.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - final buildings page 5
Post by: matakishi on July 29, 2015, 05:59:37 PM
Here they are, based and finished. I might make some walls next.

(http://www.matakishi.com/Spanish%20buildings%200013.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Spanish%20buildings%200014.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Spanish%20buildings%200017.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Spanish%20buildings%200019.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Spanish%20buildings%200021.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Spanish%20buildings%200022.jpg)

More photos on the project page:
http://www.matakishi.com/napoleonicproject.htm

On a sadder note the courier firm have lost my parcel of painted Napoleonic cavalry so they'll need re-doing. they were looking lovely too. Oh well  :'(
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - painted buildings page 5
Post by: EndTransmission on July 31, 2015, 06:56:15 AM
Sad news indeed. Hopefully the new lot will be just as nice, if not better.

Thinking about your subject material, have you ever found a source of french and english deserters? Those were always some of my favourite episodes of Sharpe, but I've not been able to locate anything that looks right.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - painted buildings page 5
Post by: matakishi on July 31, 2015, 07:23:40 AM
It would be nice to have a band of deserters. I haven't seen any figures that would suit although maybe some French on their retreat from Moscow could be rag tag enough to do the job. In reality I think it would just be a case of using existing French and English miniatures that I have and labelling them as the deserter faction for the scenario.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - painted buildings page 5
Post by: rumacara on July 31, 2015, 09:42:55 AM
Some head swaps might do the trick.
Bareheads and banded heads or even with scarves mixed with the odd shako and painted with some civilian items.
Companion miniatures had some brittish light infantry with items hanged on their backpacks like rabits, boots, chickens, etc. Perfect for this scenario. :)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - painted buildings page 5
Post by: commissarmoody on July 31, 2015, 11:21:49 AM
Good idea, mix in some civilian hats, maybe a poncho or two over the uniform. Maybe carrying lot in an off hand.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - painted buildings page 5
Post by: matakishi on July 31, 2015, 06:09:29 PM
Here's my Spanish village ready for tomorrow's game. I spent today and yesterday making the walls.

(http://www.matakishi.com/Spanish%20village%20001.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Spanish%20village%20002.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Spanish%20village%20008.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Spanish%20village%20010.jpg)

There's a G+ gallery of big images here (much bigger than the example below):
https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipPcMnRyCsOazodypdtbb_YSe-IXKANIEDqY_EVg

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/W-Vuc-sb8xvrChgG_6X_pUzgwfMYPj3u4-nlk2c521O_=w1920-h893-no)

Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - Complete Spanish village page 6
Post by: EndTransmission on July 31, 2015, 07:03:32 PM
 :o

Gorgeous setup and I hope the game goes well tomorrow
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - Complete Spanish village page 6
Post by: commissarmoody on July 31, 2015, 08:24:52 PM
Going to be a great game
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - Complete Spanish village page 6
Post by: matakishi on August 01, 2015, 03:56:31 PM
The final version of the rules has been formatted and illustrated with little pictures. It's available for free on Wargames Vault
http://www.wargamevault.com/product/154068/Over-the-Hills-and-Far-Away?manufacturers_id=4957

Or from my site:
http://www.matakishi.com/apps/documents/

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/9gWZBlEzaksAi07iUEDt7ZVH8of6BDVvsLZmjsczutQB=w684-h928-no)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - Complete Spanish village page 6
Post by: Rob_bresnen on August 01, 2015, 09:18:40 PM
Your village looks amazing. Well done.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - Complete Spanish village page 6
Post by: matakishi on August 02, 2015, 10:13:26 AM
Thank you, not bad for a week's work :)
Here are some photos of yesterday's game (the bloody French won again).

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/32CXDmB1s2pSg69lC0-G79kh-DA5XVRNFUaU4cBwKBkT=w1243-h928-no)

A strange shooting match that left many injured and nobody dead...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/U9nOY92BsZ9qZSr7tUUrwRA98kaRJFh4oDwiP57DrgVn=w1243-h928-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/q8_6vmsYIPcYGGfAN5FDeSl5-mQr3kaMJxJYPwk3EuG_=w1238-h928-no)

Poor Mr Sharpe bit the dust again...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/bc9M8NqKR835Ig82zQUnXwDyVEWC6xzL4N-tV4lgKnIE=w1243-h928-no)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - More game photos page 6
Post by: matakishi on August 05, 2015, 05:39:44 PM
I made a final building to use up some bits and pieces.

(http://www.matakishi.com/Spanish%20buildings%200024.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Spanish%20buildings%200025.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Spanish%20buildings%200026.jpg)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - More game photos page 6
Post by: Argonor on August 05, 2015, 09:21:27 PM
It never ceases to amaze me, just how productive you are  :o
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - More game photos page 6
Post by: Atheling on August 06, 2015, 05:39:30 AM
Great stuff Matakishi  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

I've got a load of those railway accessory 'tiles'. 'walls' etc just waiting for me as soon as i've moved- there will be a major upsurge in productivity for my own collection as i have temporarily but Painting for Others (TM) on hold!

Yay! :)  8)

Darrell.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - More game photos page 6
Post by: Jabba on August 06, 2015, 10:09:50 AM
Looks fun may have to give it a go once I've finished my current Peninsular Division project. Really like the buildings as well, I assume the core buildings were scratch built before the bought "trim" was added?
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - More game photos page 6
Post by: matakishi on August 06, 2015, 10:56:26 AM
Yes, the buildings are standard box shapes made with my trusty cork. Not having to cut out windows and doors made them incredibly fast and effortless to make. I might make more if I have a quiet moment or two.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - More game photos page 6
Post by: Jabba on August 06, 2015, 12:24:14 PM
Hadn't thought of using that, but I suppose it gives a good rendered surface finish for peninsular buildings. If you don't mind me asking what size do you you and what do you glue it together with?
Cheers.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - More game photos page 6
Post by: matakishi on August 06, 2015, 12:57:07 PM
I use 4mm thick floor tiles, Super glue and accelerator.
Details here:
http://www.matakishi.com/makingbuildings.htm
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - More game photos page 6
Post by: Jabba on August 06, 2015, 02:00:32 PM
Thanks for the information.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - More game photos page 6
Post by: matakishi on August 08, 2015, 01:49:56 PM
Probably the final update for this until the replacement French cavalry are done which could be a long time coming.

First off, some giant Empress miniatures gabions made into some entrenchment remains to give scattered cover on the tabletop.

(http://www.matakishi.com/Gabions%2005.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Gabions%20004.jpg)

and the cards are done!

(http://www.matakishi.com/OTHAFA%20Cards%20final.jpg)

http://www.matakishi.com/napoleonicproject.htm
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - The cards! (And gabions) page 6
Post by: Dr. The Viking on August 08, 2015, 07:22:41 PM
Looks really good!!!
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away... BLAM 2015 - The cards! (And gabions) page 6
Post by: matakishi on August 09, 2015, 02:09:08 PM
Thanks, I'm pleased with it. No more of this until BLAM now, except maybe a few game reports as I try out the BLAM scenarios.
I'm off to play with my 7th Cavalry now and paint some sci fi rooms :)
Busy, busy!
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - The cards! (And gabions) page 6
Post by: matakishi on October 25, 2015, 01:06:23 PM
More French cavalry. All 28mm miniatures from Britannia and painted for me by AndyMac.

(http://www.matakishi.com/Napoleonic%20Lancers%20004.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Napoleonic%20Hussars%20002.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Napoleonic%20Marmeluke%20001.jpg)

http://www.matakishi.com/napoleonicproject.htm
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - French Lancers and Hussars page 7
Post by: coggon on October 25, 2015, 03:30:47 PM
Couldn't see the pictures on the forum, but well worth following through to find them on the blog.  Great looking figures.

Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - French Lancers and Hussars page 7
Post by: Arthur on October 25, 2015, 05:49:12 PM
Can't see the pics either : looks like a hotlinking issue to me. 
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - French Lancers and Hussars page 7
Post by: julesav on October 25, 2015, 05:53:43 PM
Any chance of a tutorial on how you made your vines? Or have I missed it on your site?
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - French Lancers and Hussars page 7
Post by: matakishi on October 25, 2015, 06:07:38 PM
The vines are from Tablescape.

Unfortunately for whatever reason this forum doesn't like linking to photos from my site. Previously I've linked to photos on Google to get around this but, as you can see (can't see) above, this doesn't work either now.

Every other forum I post to has no such problem with direct links and no one else here seems to have a similar problem so I have no idea of how to overcome it.

edit: it seems I just click the 'post' button, ignore the forum saying it's waiting to update (because it'll hang forever) and close the window. Eventually it posts the photos. Or doesn't, blind chance seems to govern this last bit :)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - French Lancers and Hussars page 7
Post by: Dr. The Viking on October 25, 2015, 06:32:41 PM
Well I can see the photos and it looks great!!!

Surely you must have enough of this already? Time to branch out into another setting with these rules lol
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - French Lancers and Hussars page 7
Post by: matakishi on October 25, 2015, 06:39:06 PM
These were the last on the list except for some civilians.

I can't think of any other settings these rules would work for, do you have any suggestions..?
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - French Lancers and Hussars page 7
Post by: coggon on October 25, 2015, 08:46:20 PM
Photos are fine now-did see this issue on another forum BTW.

Not real familiar with the rules, but from what I see might pirate skirmish games be applicable?
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - French Lancers and Hussars page 7
Post by: matakishi on October 25, 2015, 09:22:43 PM
Yes, the rules work with any small scale horse and musket setting. The Viking has a pet project in mind which I'm well aware of but I refuse to rise to his bait :)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - French Lancers and Hussars page 7
Post by: matakishi on June 12, 2016, 02:13:52 PM
Front Rank Civilians painted by Andy Mac.

(http://www.matakishi.com/Civilians%20001.jpg)

Also, newly updated rules are available on my site or from Wargame Vault.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - Civilians 7
Post by: Romark on June 12, 2016, 06:26:17 PM
Nice work on those civilians  :)

Cheers

Keith
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - French Lancers and Hussars page 7
Post by: Hammers on June 12, 2016, 06:31:24 PM
Civilians painted my Andy Mac.

(http://www.matakishi.com/Civilians%20001.jpg)

Also, newly updated rules are available on my site or from Wargame Vault.

Wow!
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - Civilians 7
Post by: THE CID on June 12, 2016, 07:05:34 PM
Mr Darcy in the middle. Very nice set of figures and paint jobs.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - Civilians 7
Post by: olicana on June 12, 2016, 07:14:08 PM
Nice. You can't beat Alec's civilians, or most of his Napoleonic stuff for that matter.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - Civilians 7
Post by: Koppi on June 12, 2016, 09:29:03 PM
Great stuff. From which company are the civilians ?
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - Civilians 7
Post by: Elk101 on June 12, 2016, 10:04:24 PM
I'm pretty sure they are Front Rank.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - Civilians 7
Post by: Driscoles on June 13, 2016, 06:05:48 AM
Iam  amazed by the painting of the cavalry. Looking great.
I like the civilians too and I would also like to know from which company they are.
Really Front Rank ?
Thank you.
Björn
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - Civilians 7
Post by: Elk101 on June 13, 2016, 06:14:40 AM
They're here:

http://www.frontrank.com/product-category/napoleonic/napoleonic-civilians/

Nice painting Andy.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - Civilians page 7
Post by: matakishi on June 13, 2016, 06:33:38 AM
Yes, sorry, they're Front Rank. I thought I'd put that in (obviously I hadn't).
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - Civilians page 7
Post by: Mad Lord Snapcase on June 14, 2016, 03:47:36 PM
A very inspiring thread. Lots of great miniatures and some lovely scenery. That semaphore tower made me want to do a Hornblower-type scenario with a landing party from the Royal Navy and maybe some Spanish Militia. I have downloaded your rules, they look very good for what I want, nice cards too, thanks.  :)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - Civilians page 7
Post by: matakishi on June 18, 2016, 03:25:48 PM
All set up for a game this evening to mark the 201st anniversary of Waterloo. Richard Sharpe and Etienne Gerard meet on a battlefield for the first time.

(http://www.matakishi.com/Waterloo201%207.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Waterloo201%206.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Waterloo201%205.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Waterloo201%201.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Waterloo201%204.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Waterloo201%202.jpg)

(http://www.matakishi.com/Waterloo201%203.jpg)

My big house and gabions get their first outing along with the first appearance of cavalry on the tabletop and a try out for the new leadership rules. Exciting stuff!
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - Civilians page 7
Post by: commissarmoody on June 18, 2016, 03:34:35 PM
All set up for a great looking game.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - Civilians page 7
Post by: Driscoles on June 18, 2016, 03:36:53 PM
Very cool looking setting !
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - Civilians page 7
Post by: Argonor on June 18, 2016, 03:49:32 PM
Nice - I was just thinking that somebody might mark the date with an appropriate game  lol
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - Civilians page 7
Post by: matakishi on June 20, 2016, 08:05:29 PM
We had two games. The French (actually my daughter single handedly) won the first and lost (just) the second. The idea was to collect forage and leave the table with it. First to 10 points won. There were several bases of livestock and crates/barrels each worth 1 point scattered about and two cards, each worth 6 points, in the central area.

What follows are my daughter's Snapchat photos and comments that she posted to her friend during the game. I hope you enjoy her perspective :)

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Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - a daughter's perspective, page 8
Post by: von Lucky on June 21, 2016, 09:22:32 AM
Wow. I can hear the smack talk from here. She took nice photos though.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - a daughter's perspective, page 8
Post by: verd on June 21, 2016, 10:21:44 AM
What a superb looking game. Would love to play on that table!
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - a daughter's perspective, page 8
Post by: Driscoles on June 21, 2016, 10:59:59 AM
Great report  :)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - a daughter's perspective, page 8
Post by: Marine0846 on June 21, 2016, 03:47:53 PM
Love your daughter's report.
O, to be young. :)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - a daughter's perspective, page 8
Post by: bulldogger2000 on June 21, 2016, 04:50:07 PM
I think your daughter should be given a full time, paid position to make AAR's interesting!
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - a daughter's perspective, page 8
Post by: Rob_bresnen on June 24, 2016, 06:28:07 PM
it was certainly a unique way to present an AAR. I really enjoyed it- nice photos too.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - a daughter's perspective, page 8
Post by: Legionnaire Bert on June 28, 2016, 12:05:54 PM
Loved that report, Paul, kudos to your daughter ;).

Looked like a great fun game too, on a fantastic set up.

Top effort all round.

Bert 8)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - a daughter's perspective, page 8
Post by: matakishi on June 28, 2016, 02:41:01 PM
Thanks everyone. Michaela beat me at a board game yesterday and posted her results for that online. Since she's joined my Saturday night gaming group I imagine there will be more of these reports to come.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - a daughter's perspective, page 8
Post by: matakishi on July 26, 2016, 01:39:50 PM
The latest additions; light infantry of the South Essex. 28mm Perry Miniatures painted by Andy Mac. Most of these have been named after members of this forum who will be attending BLAM this year.

(http://www.matakishi.com/South%20Essex%20600%20005.jpg)

There's a much bigger picture here:
https://plus.google.com/photos/photo/102655438736593856896/6311626491074915922?icm=false&authkey=CKTJu_677ubnIw

I've got enough new troops to get another card deck printed now so once the artwork for the cards is finished I'll be sorting that out. The next game reports should involve lots more cavalry.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - a daughter's perspective, page 8
Post by: Dr. The Viking on July 26, 2016, 01:45:56 PM
The latest additions; light infantry of the South Essex. 28mm Perry Miniatures painted by Andy Mac. Most of these have been named after members of this forum who will be attending BLAM this year.

(http://www.matakishi.com/South%20Essex%20600%20005.jpg)

There's a much bigger picture here:
https://plus.google.com/photos/photo/102655438736593856896/6311626491074915922?icm=false&authkey=CKTJu_677ubnIw

I've got enough new troops to get another card deck printed now so once the artwork for the cards is finished I'll be sorting that out. The next game reports should involve lots more cavalry.

Wonderful! I can't wait to try this game.  :D
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
Post by: Silent Invader on July 26, 2016, 02:58:11 PM
A hearty HURRAH! for the South Essex

(From South East Essex)

I hope to play at BLAM Paul, which will be my first game of Nappys  8)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
Post by: Malamute on July 26, 2016, 03:57:48 PM
Looking forward to it at BLAM. :)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
Post by: matakishi on July 26, 2016, 04:20:52 PM
Cards are at the printer's
A sample:

(http://www.matakishi.com/LAF%20SOuth%20Essex.jpg)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
Post by: matakishi on July 26, 2016, 04:23:22 PM
All are welcome, even if you're not a featured character.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
Post by: Mason on July 26, 2016, 05:58:40 PM
Cracking stuff, Paul.
 8) 8)

I hope Lt. Bibbly is a 40mm scale figure, for correctness sake.
 ;D

 
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
Post by: Elk101 on July 26, 2016, 07:05:25 PM

I hope Lt. Bibbly is a 40mm scale figure, for correctness sake.
 ;D


What would that make Corporal Malamute?

Very nice figures. This looks like it will be good.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
Post by: matakishi on July 26, 2016, 08:48:42 PM
I hope Lt. Bibbly is a 40mm scale figure, for correctness sake.
 ;D

As you can see from the photo, Lt Bibbly spends his life stooping :)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 27, 2016, 09:27:02 AM
As you can see from the photo, Lt Bibbly spends his life stooping :)

Thank you kindly  lol

Looking forward to playing with myself...  ;)

cheers

James
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
Post by: Captain Blood on July 27, 2016, 12:34:40 PM
Great stuff Paul. And a great collection  :)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
Post by: Dr. Zombie on July 27, 2016, 12:42:34 PM
This is really comming together.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
Post by: warburton on July 30, 2016, 07:08:17 PM
Excellent project!
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
Post by: NurgleHH on August 14, 2016, 08:56:50 PM
Great Cards. Hope we match up at BLAM, Paul.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
Post by: matakishi on August 14, 2016, 10:58:37 PM
Great Cards. Hope we match up at BLAM, Paul.

I hope so too

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Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
Post by: Driscoles on August 15, 2016, 03:03:04 PM
Lovely idea Paul.
All the best and mucho fun for the game.
Björn
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
Post by: Mason on August 15, 2016, 03:29:43 PM

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Also known as 'Dirty Dirk', I hear.
 ;D

Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
Post by: Dr. Zombie on August 15, 2016, 03:31:12 PM
This promises to be a great game.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
Post by: NurgleHH on August 15, 2016, 07:05:28 PM
Thanks for the honor, Paul. After Mason's idea with dirty dirks world of pleasure I feel a little more understood by you.  :D

What company is this figure made by?
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
Post by: matakishi on August 15, 2016, 07:09:57 PM
He's a Perry Miniature from a British light infantry command set.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
Post by: NurgleHH on August 16, 2016, 09:53:29 AM
Thank you, Paul. Found him.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - British light Infantry, page 9
Post by: matakishi on August 18, 2016, 05:04:28 PM
I tried out one of my proposed BLAM scenarios today with the help of my friend Anthony who came over to play the British and Spanish.
The British Navy had two boat parties carrying out a night landing on the coast of Spain in order to deliver supplies to a local guerrilla band and with orders to destroy a nearby semaphore tower while they were there.

The French garrisons slept soundly with only a couple of dozing sentries to keep watch.
How far would the British get before someone made a noise or their movements were spotted and the alarm raised?

This was the set up (sort of, I didn't bother with the raised ground).

(http://memberfiles.freewebs.com/47/01/40870147/photos/undefined/landing%20party%20003.jpg)

The British come ashore:

(http://memberfiles.freewebs.com/47/01/40870147/photos/undefined/landing%20party%20001.jpg)

The French sleep:

(http://memberfiles.freewebs.com/47/01/40870147/photos/undefined/landing%20party%20002.jpg)

The British delivered their supplies to the Spanish thus freeing the guerrillas to join in the attack with them and wiped out the main French garrisson with only minimal losses to themselves. After a couple of hours of slaughter the French commander had had enough and surrendered allowing the British and Spanish to burn the semaphore to the ground.

We had a lot of fun testing new mechanics. Round shot bounced through cavalry, grenades exploded in the midst of French guards as they formed up to fire a volley and British sailors were cut down by charging cavalry in droves (well, threes actually). Men died by the sword, axe, boarding pike and bayonet as well as the more usual muskets, pistols and blunderbusses.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - Naval landing, page 10
Post by: Mad Lord Snapcase on August 18, 2016, 09:09:40 PM
Quote
Round shot bounced through cavalry, grenades exploded in the midst of French guards as they formed up to fire a volley and British sailors were cut down by charging cavalry in droves (well, threes actually). Men died by the sword, axe, boarding pike and bayonet as well as the more usual muskets, pistols and blunderbusses.
   :-*   :-*   :-*

Marvellous stuff, sounds like a great game. Exactly what I'd like to do. Any more photos?
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - Naval landing, page 10
Post by: matakishi on August 18, 2016, 11:05:11 PM
I took a couple but they're not very interesting, mainly showing the aftermath of fights consisting of a survivor (usually wounded) and no opponents left.

The British start to move the supplies towards the waiting Spanish cart

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/U97fT4KsKJO-EA2yYqz-B9eKtgJt7hNljm1KEI9G6y5IsLRriFLQ4EcsnflmFpIeGObBkA0wQX3A1Nl6tw07McFKALd5WsDFwS64qMDjuUF9wY_11YnhK-LZXJSJ_-4n_N8aUP3AcBUkKpjsbGEUnM-TDWisq-7xhupxGfj9XfEPOS6IQX2Xc0xlCBGbffCnrI34IlyeMyYCSB1OD9BjN9IUOQnFQG-w1yVZkyuTSUidTaEcp6t1bAoVvcDoQT39kZGeZPQ6JjCI1Wp9wXWRCm1vrqNa6Jr_ieBPj62mn-ruNo2cynvkrHgIysKyh32tX9wf9uMTdDLuZYHGmtPqjHqhw-sCoHEHgdbyzvt3-3CShcqiJOViYEGr_3dsGUsUq2BS2qliTWlzW8nOGu0G7Ta6v4lVv3bxnLpsTGXPojV5k5m2O6rd7A5ijx-mVFxMZi65lM-OYauUk6oRiMS7E4DkQLfb0c5tKWDVGrE4gboKxibaZGS4DilJSHweOM-f_mVIebLaKM5IYmyiOzqKzqCmjM1HNgz6Ev1s_MOGBCdBcCVZ6QeII5xar7OqRmgTxQ4QAf8tBz9KNFiCH_2VkgDizvNQ37Qk=w600-h450-no)

Whilst the Marines move quietly through the broken ground towards the semaphore tower

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dowDlnL3JOLZj1E8vW28lvK-WHtt8V8r6hQTy_nXaWdeQCXHx6UECj0s_GE1LPnVxMUVMloIRcofNnG-a1QcHYXXmcSRHT8ohLRaEauFCnFwlSqHusoa9AM7p82jgpld4NkrSDFFDu49ukZvWWw8fhaZrNEZbKup3P_J1gsKNLH-i6nkJW-o-uw1HZyEPh8AYtfxSUB3U0Lstcx-Ir1H77opSOaX0TgS_r6rD4ToATW3kmZo9C8gudPw-6xyrBapLNn4NW_6Z0poj_9GKIZCZOdEvo24mTxj13Y3CNPBd7shsscdIQoM-LFTHZTlmexXzft43JuUhADCKzu8jPoAM5pu_agtj4G3byy7k3YSBsDqQAuaJYjSOOS_yQwPmhe3LOn4bdI8zZ9EsvnXFu6jBQd2cBkhrNn-ipBH49HlWnnrO0LuBeLYvpx-kqEi4lQVsKbTR4yc0fXLxLkgMzLyVYzFwfkkHGfvXtkTzLmBcUMl-3lTo_MPZxRiElmzYvxCOUfZIrcYsWn_BjtM_ht321YzpEpJiuRxgXPQsgDDzKQ69shzcJJGDK8HJrLPSakk76bZhwjzVhDN2gmEbkX9hCZHDjo563Eb=w600-h450-no)

Captain Hornblower, out of ammunition and wounded in a vicious melee in which he killed three French cavalry men, is confronted by a French officer. Seconds later he was to fall to the officer's pistol shot.

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The wounded French commander is persuaded to surrender with only a few remnants of his command left alive. His decision is made easier by the gaping muzzle of an HMS Hotspur gun.

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Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - Naval landing, page 10
Post by: Mad Lord Snapcase on August 19, 2016, 06:58:53 AM
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Captain Hornblower, out of ammunition and wounded in a vicious melee in which he killed three French cavalry men, is confronted by a French officer. Seconds later he was to fall to the officer's pistol shot.

I can't believe Hornblower's down!   :o   :o

I expect when they get him back to the Hotspur, Dr. Clive will be able to extract the pistol ball.

A great looking game with some very nice miniatures.
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - Naval landing, page 10
Post by: Dr. Zombie on August 19, 2016, 07:13:37 AM
Sounds and looks like great fun. This is definately on my toodoo list for this years BLAM.

Hornblower might be down but he is never out..
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - Naval landing, page 10
Post by: matakishi on August 19, 2016, 07:57:28 AM
I can't believe Hornblower's down!   :o   :o
I expect when they get him back to the Hotspur, Dr. Clive will be able to extract the pistol ball.

Undoubtedly. In fact I saw him up and about this morning :)
Title: Re: Over the hills and far away - Naval landing, page 10
Post by: Mad Lord Snapcase on August 19, 2016, 08:45:01 AM
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In fact I saw him up and about this morning

 lol   lol   lol   lol

I knew Dr. Clive would save the day!   ;)