Saturday, 6 October 2012

Guest Appearance #1

Iain sent me some photos of a game he played this week with his 20/25mm Napoleonic armies. There were 485 figures on the table, most of them Higgins, with one battalion of Hinton Hunt, one of Garrison and a few odd Hintons and Minifigs here and there.

They are all vintage figures (not one less than 20 years old he thinks) and as far as I know, they’ve all been painted and based by Iain himself. The brushwork is fantastic and the sight of all these old soldiers massed on the table is enough to bring a tear to the eye of even the most hardened “new schooler”.

I don’t have a game narrative from Iain so I’ve made up my own – apologies to him for any errors!

 The British are defending a vital river crossing.

The French commander sends in the cavalry including elements of the Guard.

Dutch Red Lancers supported by Carabiniers.

The British cavalry counter-attack.

With all these horsemen about the safest place is in square.

The French infantry advance.

Those French columns look unstoppable.

Steady lads...present arms!

Merde!

 Picton with the Hinton Hunt's see them off in the same old style (at least that's my take on things!)

My thanks to Iain for letting me share the pictures of his superb troops here.

7 comments:

Mosstrooper said...

What a brilliant game !

paulalba said...

Nice looking game and figures!

'Lee. said...

Stunning collection, they so much remind me of Gilders own work. Brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Ooops - better clarify things before I get hauled up by the Trade Descriptions Act Gestapo : the figures were not all painted by me.....Britsh Dragoons from the esteemed Tony of Prometheus in Aspic fame.....some French infantry and cavalry were from Ebay several years ago....Brunswick Leib by Tony....three of the British battalions were very kindly painted and donated by my long-term opponent Gary. The rest are my own efforts, including all the cavalry conversions. Ale by Harveys of Lewes, malt by Balvenie, and the post-game de-brief and subsequent talking-of-bollocks by Gary and myself.........a great evening!

Matt said...

That looks so good...boyhood dreams now available in full colour throughout and not just the dust jacket!

tidders said...

Nice vintage action

-- Allan

lewisgunner said...

I am very impressed with the artistic effect and even more astounded that the Higgins all appear to have their bayonets. A pity LH did not make a wider range.
Roy