Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Perrys making Napoleonic Swedes :)



Seems like my nagging of Alan Perry to make some Napoleonic Swedes finaly payed of, during the spring he contacted me and asked for references so I sent him a bunch of pictures as well got him in contact with the true expert in the matter of Swedish Napoleonic uniforms from the Swedish Army museum, Martin.

So here are the first two packs of Swedish Napoleonic Infantry for the Finnish War of 1808-09, one pack of Marching infantry and one pack of Skirmishing/fireline infantry all in the 1806 uniform.


Below are 4 WIP pictures Alan sent me and Martin erlier to give feedback on, for me they looked fine, but Martin as the expert he is on the subject noticed some things that needed adjustments.






Monday, October 2, 2017

WSS Issue 92 - The British-Swedish Paper War



The latest Wargames Soldiers and Strategy, issue 92,  has a British Napoleonic theme and my article about the British-Swedish Paper War with a What if scenario for the Sharp Practice rules are up at the WSS-online for download as a .pdf file.

"Believe it or not, the British navy occupied a small portion of Sweden between the years of 1810 and 1812. Even though they had previously been allies, a treaty with the French in 1810 would ultimately force the Swedes to declare war on the English in order to uphold the terms of the agreement. Luckily, this war turned out to be bloodless. However, in our online article for issue 92, the author imagines what might have happened if the Swedes had decided to take a more aggressive stance towards the small garrison of British sailors occupying a tiny corner of their homeland."

Swedish Infantry attacking British Marines







Friday, September 29, 2017

Japan article for TPL in WSS 92



If you have a interest in using the Pikemans Lament for a Japanese setting You can read my article "Skirmish warfare after the Battle of Sekigahara - Rise of the Tokugawa Shogunat" in the latest Wargames Soldiers and Strategy, Issue 92.






Monday, September 25, 2017

The Pikemans Lament at the Swedish Armymuseum



This sunday I was invited to the Swedish Armymuseum and their Wargaming exebition to run some demogames of the Pikemans Lament. I got great help from my club mateys Andy and Ulf to run the 3 games we managed to play during the day.

The setting for the games was the Scanian War 1675-1679 fought between Sweden and Denmark, primary in the region Scanian in south of Sweden.

I had made a 3 side scenario with 5 companies in total; 2 companies of Danes and Scanian Rebells (Snapphanar) that was on a mission to raid a farm for supplies, there was 2 companies of Swedes that had as a mission to burn the farm and a 3rd side with a "companie" of Scanian Allmoge that wanted to defend their homes agains both the Swedes and the Danes. We had some really caotic, fun and entertaining games indeed.

The terrain used are a part of the exebition, and the houses are perry medieval ones that yours truly built and painted for the exebition.

Below a bunch of pictures from the day. Thanks to all that came and had a look and participated in the games.





































Friday, September 22, 2017

Trolls



Trolls, trolls, trolls.... no fantasy gaming without trolls.

The big trolls are from the Blood rage  game and the small trolls are converted gobbos from the Warhammer Battle of skull pass box that I got from my matey Matz and Fredrik, and I got enought to make me some more units of them to:)

The big ones have got some added dwarf heads, the big Shaman also got a nose jobb. The small trolls got their nose and hook a bit biger and I re-modeled the hoods to be more tailed, I also remmoved all the moon shields and gave them new ones from the Perry plastic sudan box.