Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I'm Back...

After a long layoff, due in equal parts to dealing with the aftermath of my parent's passing, and acute painter's burnout, I am ready again to tackle the English Civil War. I am still working on Warlord Games beautiful 28mm figures, but at  a rate a sane human can handle.  These will feature mostly in smaller battles set up on a 6x4 foot table, using Bill Protz's "Wargamer's Guide to the English Civil War" rules book.

As a sideline, for those with limited time and space, I will present my ECW variation of Joe Morschauser's "musket" chapter from his book "How to Play War Games in Miniature".  My version draws heavily from Bob Cordery's "Portable Wargame", as features on his "Wargaming Miscelleny" blog. The miniatures used in these games are original Jack Scruby 9mm figures, which are now available from Historifigs.  The building used are N-scale models, purchased and downloaded from Fiddler's Green. They are from the English Village line.

Here is a picture of two armies set for battle. The grid squares are two by two inches. The overall board is 23x23 inches.

4 comments:

  1. Welcome back Steve!
    Cheers,
    Bill

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    1. Thanks, Bill, it is good to be back. I'm going to try to post here at least once per week. i have a lot of catching up to do....
      -Steve

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  2. Splendid inspirational portable game.
    I lost my mother April so have some inkling of what you have been through.
    I look forward to the big ecw game too
    cheers
    Alan

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    1. Thanks Alan,
      My parents both though it was a wonderful thing that wargaming could bring people from all over the world, and all walks of life, together to enjoy companionship and honest competition. I was blessed to have them for so long.
      I've got to clear off the big table, and set up a game with Bill's fine rule set. right now it is buried under all my portable Wargame;Modern figures, and my 'shipyard " for model dreadnoughts....
      -Steve

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