Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Sheffield Triples circa 2003 and plans for 2015 and beyond...

Sensational 40 mm Peninsular Skirmish game put on by some very clever chaps in Sheffield many moons ago.

As we approach 2015 the whole taking stock of the years past gaming and time in the hobby tends to be something we bloggers reflect on.

For me 2014 was a busy one with the release of the Sudan Desert rules "The Sands of Sudan" inspired by the games of Peter Gilder way back in the days of Wargames World etc.  These rules have gone tremendously well and the reception has on that has certainly been beyond my expectation.  To those who have purchased a set, played games already with them, wished me well and referred them to friends a great and heart warm thank you.

Another view from the side which shows the tremendous effort put on by these chaps.

French Hussars scamper across the bridge...too late however to save their companion hanging from the tree!

Membership of the AMG or "A Military Gentlemen" forum has been a highlight for me.  Those who were fortunate enough to purchase the wonderful John Ray book of the same name were invited to enter the forum.  What an experience it has been!

I have "met" some of the doyens of the hobby across Europe and the Americas and it has been breath-taking.  Their thoughts, projects, work and games have been a sight to enjoy and savour.

In fact as a direct result of a wonderful thread on 40mm British Peninsular figures I have added these images from a trip to England many years ago where I was fortunate to meet up with some fantastic folk and enjoy some wonderful games and trade.  These figures were painted by the very clever and talented Dave Jarvis and the game was put on by Stuart Hutchinson I believe.  Many of these buildings are now in the collection of Ian, another AMG member and fine chap!

British troops head up the mountain defile.

The club of which I am a member, the Napoleonic Wargaming Society (NWS) has grown from strength to strength with increasing membership numbers, great weekend game days, exciting new plans and an enthusiastic approach to many different areas of wargaming.

Another view of the bridge and the French advance.

Magnificent detail in this boat in port.

Virtually railway modelling vignette.  French gunner has met his demise in the watery river flowing under the bridge.

Poor picture of Sharpe, Harper, Teresa and friends.

Plans for 2015 include more wargaming in the Sudan, some additional Peninsular action with son Ben and hopefully his younger brother Alex tagging along as well.  As I type I have a brigade of lovely Connoisseur Spanish infantry in Bicorne nearing basing completion.

Thanks to all who have taken the time to visit my two blogs this year and good luck in all your endeavours in the coming year.

I hope that 2015 is a wonderful one for yourselves and your loved ones.

All the best.