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VolleyFireVSFwargames

New for 2013 new adventures 1895 and Beyond
http://volleyfirevsfgames.blogspot.com/

Henry has introduced me to a new set of rules look here for new tales of these adventures.
IHNM - In Her Majesty's Name by Osprey

Volleyfiresupplydepot

My newly updated blog for supplies and painting tips gleaned from the web and my general surplus miniature selling page click on the link to take you to the new blog.
http://volleyfiresupplydepot.blogspot.com/

I now have joined the electronic age and have paypal and EBay auctions.

VolleyFireOverseas

This is a blog I set up to chronicle my adventures in wargaming overseas in Scotland in 2011 and to continue following particular games overseas that I enjoyed with my new friends in Edinburgh. I look forward to finally updating this with more pics soon.

http://volleyfireoverseas.blogspot.com/

Napoleonic Campaigning in Italy

Napoleonic Campaigning in Italy
Les Grognards Blog "The sabre that Napoleon used at Marengo"

Napoleon's Drum and his Marshals

Napoleon's Drum and his Marshals
Napoleon Mulling over his battle plan

Napoleon reflecting by Iron Mitton

Napoleon reflecting by Iron Mitton
Quiet before the battle

Napoleon the morning of waterloo

More Iron Mitton Cartoons

More Iron Mitton Cartoons
Knock - Knock

Iron Mitton Cartoons

Iron Mitton Cartoons

Civility in wargaming

Civility in wargaming

Saturday, December 26, 2009

25mm pirates Barnacle Bill and Foundry saturday and description of Saturdays Pirate game 50th birthday celebration

Royal Navy reinforcements move in to attack the pirates from the rear as they skirt Zulu point island, but not before the Pirates had set fire to several structures including the Royal Governors vineyards. Pirates eventually gained full control of the town, Most destruction goes to
Ester and Grayson for burning the most structures in both games. But not before the Governors Artilery sank at least two of the offensive odeferous pirates near Skull islands point - As in Pirates of the Carribean, The Pirates stole the cursed silver plated skeleton and gor pounded by the slow loading artillery for their neferious deeds.
Andy's Pirates attack the towns defenders as they scurry for cover

The second game as new pirate commanders take over from the first game and continue to rampage and pillage the town. Stephen Sisk, Andy Austin and Grayson Wooland






Pirate Game continues as the Fort and town are attacked several (newbies) were participating!!!



















The first Pirate game on the New table in the refurbished basement - pirates to be named later, But Andy is next to me as he arrived for my 50th birthday party held the same day.













Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

ArmChairGeneral: Ambush Alley at Siege of Augusta

I am running Ambush Alley at Siege of Augusta for those of you who are able to make it.


ArmChairGeneral: Ambush Alley at Siege of Augusta

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

New wargame table completed

Well hope to have pics here soon of action on Lake Lightway in the new Soaring Eagles gaming table. Andy and I are almost finished putting it together, its a great 12 x 6 gaming surface that
looks amazing. We added 1 x 4's the length all around for potential 2x2 terrain boards to be added some time in the future. In the mean time its great having a lip that keeps the figures from falling off the table edge.

First game out of the box will be a Napoleonic action set in the Iberian Peninsula with a British Expeditionary force makes a landing to reinforce their Allies as the French approach to muck it up for them as much as possible. The new table will be a blessing from all that happened as Andy and I continue to make minor repairs from the floods of September.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

French and Indian War - Hobbytown Kennesaw GA

pics to follow French defending Fort Rivers du Edgeville against  the British

Friday, August 28, 2009

Victorian Sci FI - British Recon Team - ARMCHAIRGENERAL - JACKSONVILLE FL

A British Recon Team Foot in Mouth Division lead by Lt. William "Steambritches" Devinshire encountered resistance on a routine trip through the ruins of Cairo when they encountered the German Skymarshalls and a small band of Martians. Unfortunately the Martian Wurm and the Martian Hounds took many brave lads with them as the British won another victory for Queen Victoria.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

FIW 25mm British relief Column Ambushed by French Infantry and Indians-Sword in the Forest (TSATF)

Sorry for the delay. I've been a bit under the weather the last 2 weeks
Spike posted these great Pics for us. Hope shes feeling better.



A column of British forces cross at a ford on the way to reinforce the Garrison at Rivers Edge, French Allied Indians Hid in the woods Near the French gun boat on the River and lurk behind the swamp waiting for the Limeys to show themselves. Each white card marked a random entry point for French Forces. British troops entered on the road and were already deployed at the block house up river.




British troops deploy left and right of the column as French troops approach from both sides - More Indians are behind the swamp




Huron Indians trade musket fire with British light infantry across the swampAnother group of French Indians emerged from the woods delaying the British Grenadiers deployed at the end of the British column. Repeated Charges by the Natives saw them counting coup and collecting many scalps as they decimated the ranks of the British Grenadiers in fierce fighting at the banks of the River.

French Infantry(Swiss) have moved across the bridge connecting the Block house to the relief force cutting the Garrison off from badly needed reinfocrements as the Naval Gun runs out of ammunition. Also coming down of the Hill to the right is another unit of French troops which sealed the fate of the Garrison

French Colonial Milita have moved up cutting down the Garrisons pickets as
they move up to raid the Garrison tents for booty and force the remaining British
pickets to retreat to a defensive postion under the blockhouse

(The Relief column grounds to halt assailed from the rear by rampaging Indians and forced to deploy the highlander company to the front. While One Indian Unit was broken and the Couer de Bois with rifles did little to contribute to the French victory. The French Commander was gracious in vctory as he allowed The British Commander to march out with his remaining forces. Minus the supply train, 4 guns and the supplies already in the Blockhouse. Rumor has it the British Commander privately promised to return in the Fall to defend his honor and avenge this defeat.) it was an excellent game of Sword in Forest well played by both sides

Friday, August 14, 2009

Napoleonics Reinforced Austrian attack -the French defending the town of Demowitch France



Austrians mass for an attack along the entire French Line of defense






Austrian infantry disrupt the French right flank and push forward in pursuit









Austrian grenzers screen general Austrian advance on French left flank










French light infantry decimated by Austrian volley fire



The French left begins to crack under Austrian pressure





Austrian forces and Austrian horse artillery have turned the French right flank




Russian reinforcements push to aid the hard pressed Austrian commander









the preceding pics layout the general reinforced attack of two Austrian Brigades with Grenadiers and random Russian reinforcements. Attacking the French defending the town of Demowitch with French National Guard battalions and two French Legere battalion - French Dragoons had not arrived by the end of the game

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Photo highlights of Sunday 5th July - Gettysburg






As usual, somebody else can fill in what's going on here.