Monday, 11 November 2013

General Hobby Update-Venus coral pyramid & Tossian cavalry come in the post.

Today saw my Italian order from Mirliton turn up.Now I have my Tossian riders and all they need now is my Gashants from RAFM. Then I can start my Belgian Coprate games.Hopefully before X-Mass.
It is in fact my single most expensive order of white metal for one unit and now I'm left with 11 reptile mounts which I can't think a use for :(

During the weekend I started yet another project,yes the same old habit of starting one before others are finished.A Venus coral pyramid based on the one descrided in one of the new Space 1889 books(Space: 1889 & Beyond—Leviathans in the Clouds) so I'm told,be it a little smaller.I'm looking at adding some pillars and I'm looking for a new source of Hirst blocks seeing the last fellow has just packed up :(

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Revolt in Fadath Part 5

Revolt in Fadath Part 5

Now the marines,cadets and Deadly Sting have joined up but the sound of drums and bugles of the 1st Fadath Foot are heard from the other side of the wall.

Up the steps

Major Grovenor and the remainder of his men hold the middle part of the tower and the doorway to the wall.The Princess and her brother in law hold the top of the tower and can see help coming.

The Fadath 1st Foot come into sight and enter the game.

Four companies of freed slave troops of the city's new army make their way to the palace gate.

Hope at last for the Princess.

Sections of four companies of the 1st Fadath Foot.The others are still fighting elsewhere in the city against the rebels.

Game details.

Fadath Loyalists

The Deadly Sting(H) 1 Officer 14men

Army & Fleet Academy (H) Officer cadets 10men

Palace Guard (H) 10men

Royal Armouries Guard (H)10men

Royal Marines (K-)5men

Kristyaana's  (Gisra's )Shield (K-)1Officer 12men

Total of Loyalists 72

Fadath Roylists

Freemen of Fadath-(1st Fadath Foot)

1st Company Rifle Line (The Guards) 2 officers 13men

2nd Company Musket Line 3 officers men 12men

3rd Company Spears Line 2 officers 13men

1st Fadath Marine Company 2 officers 13men


Grovener's Rifles 2 Officers 10men on the walls

Cossacks 2 Officers 4men at the gate

4 HBTC Guards on the gate


Swift Death 1 Officer 31men

Dooms End 1 Officers 17men

Melas Royal Bodyguards

Melas Royal Bodyguard 1 officer 7men

Total of Royalist forces 140  - 60 of which are relief forces. 80 Royalist troops in the palace.

Objective hold the Princess and kill as many traitors as possible or free the Princess until the 1st Fadath Foot relieve Royalist forces.

I commanded the Loyalist forces of Prince Hastuun.
Lee ran the Royalists of Princess K

NB. Poor Lee forgot he had placed more archers in another building within the palace courtyard and never played them. I playing the ‘baddy’ didn’t remind him until after the game,over a port ;)

Revolt in Fadath Part 4

Revolt in Fadath Part 4
Less photo's in this one.You must be getting bored ;)

The Deadly Sting take the gate.

The remaining Cossacks keep their heads down.

The Royal bodyguard fall to a hail of shots.

 Onwards and upwards!

Revolt in Fadath Part 3

 Revolt in Fadath Part 3

So to save the prolonged pain of weekly posts here comes the remaining parts of the game.4 and 5 are lighter but this one is still pic heavy.

The princess leaving by the front door.Under the fire of Army and Fleet cadets.

What's this?The Deadly Sting.But shouldn't they be elsewhere in the city?

Keep your heads down you Russian chaps!

The Deadly Sting bring welcome relief to the rebels but they carry dread news of the fight elsewhere in the city.Things have not gone well and according to the plan......

The "Fadath Whore is getting away" "Follow me!"

The cadets chase the Princess.


Run sister "Run!

Turn the Mitrailleuse around quick!

Too late!

Hold the line! The Melas bodyguard stand their ground.


The Deadly Sting are joined by a handful of the old Fadath marines.

Shot vs blade

Gun fire from all sides!The cadets close in of the left flank.

A bit of a bloodbath!

Come out Cossacks where ever you are!The old marines are keen.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Revolt in Fadath Part 2

Revolt in Fadath Part 2

Warning very pic heavy!
(Sorry its late but the same time sharing problems of life and hobbies as normal.No write up as such just notes to the pics)


Some of the Swift Death enter the Princesses private quarters in a bid to free her.

The Palace Guard and Swift Death clash!

Not a good idea to charge a Miltailleuse gun head on.Heavy armour is no match for French fire power and Kristyaana's Shield are cut down.

What's left after the Princess escapes with her bodyguard and brother in law.

Hand to hand combat.

The forces of the Prince and Princess secure another building and the rebel Palace Guard fall.

The Army & Fleet cadets with deadly aim over the courtyard of the New Palace.

The men of the École d' de l'artillerie turn the Miltailleuse around to face into the palace court yard and towards the fighting.

The Princesses guard fleeing in the direction of the main gate.


Protect the Princess at all costs!

Fire is still directed toward the fleeing Royal Household.While the Grovener's Rifles try to pin the cadets down.

Closer to safety but not safe yet!