Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Napoleonic Reboot

I have been dabbling for a while with various projects. My Empire of the Dead will get a further look in when the models arrive from Westwind Games. The kick starter miniatures should arrive in September, hopefully.

However the other side focus I am looking into is Napoleonic wargaming. As space is an issue (I have too many 28mm miniatures) I am building my armies in 15mm. I have bought some Peninsular British as I like the variety of troops which fought in that theatre. The models are Blue Moon miniatures.

The miniatures themselves are pretty good value, although they do have a bit of excess flash. They are fairly easy to paint too. I am planning on building a couple of divisions, perhaps even a corp for the French. As for the rules of choice I'll be using Le Feu Sacré, by Too Fat Lardies. These rules handle corp sized games, require less miniatures per battalion and I like the fog of war aspect that the rules use.

I will post a British orbat soon. The first regiment is the 45th, Nottinghamshire regt.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Empire of the Dead

It's been an incredibly long time since I have posted any ramblings on this blog. My time has been taken up with other things, mainly my War of the Roses project. However, I was speaking to a friend the other day at a gaming session and we got talking about the Westwind game - Empire of the Dead. Currently there a few factions and the rule book but Westwind's Kickstarter campaign is going extremely well.

So I have purchased the core rule book, for now. I am looking forward to its arrival. Fortunately Bryce has all the factions we need for the time being and we will be using terrain I made several years ago for Mordheim. The terrain should lend itself to the game. I hope to take photos and I will attempt to write up a report of the game. I have also signed up for the Kickstarter campaign.