Today's update is a big one!
Thursday the 6th of January was my Birthday, and boy have I been spoiled with hobby/presents! Let me show you:
From Mom and Dad I got 3 excellent books. The Diary of a Napoleonic Cavalry officer called "Campaigning for Napoleon" by Maurice de Tascher. ISBN 1-84415-457-2 Brilliant depiction of the campaigns from 1806 right up to the Russian campaign in 1812.
Then two books I am greatly pleased with namely 2 books from the series titled "Les Uniformes du Premier Empire" By Cdt. Bucquoy. These contain brilliant colour-plates of French Napoleonic uniforms. The books I have concern the Light Cavalry of the Ligne and the Guard Cavalry and are depicted in both present day artist's impressions and original contemporary prints.
From my Wife, Mother in Law and Grandma I received a bunch of boxes of plastic goodies, see picture:
The buildings will be turned into Spanish looking scenery (apart from the African house which I intend to use for my colonial games) and the figures will complement my ever expanding forces, i.e. French Napoleonics and ECW Royalists.
Thanks everyone for these brilliant gifts!
Now on to gaming! During the last week of the Christmas holiday Koen and Michiel came over for a game of Black Powder and Great War. I will not recall both battles here entirely but let the pictures speak for themselves. The BP game was a scenario in which the French had to protect their artillery battery and some buildings against a Prussian- Dutch allied army Figures were mostly HäT with a decent proportion of Italeri and Revell figures.
In the picture below you can see the combination of Zvezda's new Cuirassiers with HäT's new Chasseurs.
From the Great War game I only made one picture, namely of Koen's Mark IV female which in turn one disabled itself by rolling a dreaded 1 on it's movement test...
Hope you've enjoyed this load of pictures and wish you loads of fun gaming this year!
Listening to: "My media-player playlist of Golden Oldies"