Wargame Rules

I have set up this blog for my wargaming interests in the Muscovite-Tartar Wars, Reconquista Wars, the Barbary Coast Pirates, and the early campaigns of the Ottoman Turks and Saracens. Some lesser known crusades will also be covered. Miniatures are mainly 28mm with a growing collection in 54mm. If my photographs serve to encourage others to complete their collections I shall be pleased. I will also be mentioning other sites with interesting collections on the above. Do join the 'Friends' if you like what you see.

I prefer to use my own rules which are kept simple and involve eight-sided dice. These allow for fast results with various types of weaponry. Morale dominates my games.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Muscovite River Boat and Crew

I already have a small flotilla of sailing ships constructed out of plastic-sheets, including several coastal/river craft. Here I've added some suitable Muscovite flags to one of them. The naval crew was recruited from ECW figures kindly given to me by a friend. Those in green have been given head swaps for others with AWI jockey caps, while their original heads were reused on several castings going spare that could handle the rigging. I drill and pin all my conversions and then super-glue for a very strong join. Next job is to commission a suitable 1650-95 captain. No plans to increase this contingent any further as this will suffice for the type of games likely to be played. MGB


  1. A wonderful job and a great post, lovely scenery!

    1. Thanks Phil, it was a fun project as a sideline to my Muscovites, and always nice to find a genuine use for spare figures.

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    1. Thank you Willie, I'm working as usual on a very limited budget! And almost entirely Hinchcliffe castings.

  3. Lovely boat and conversions!
    Best Iain