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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. All miniatures are 28mm scale, 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.


Friday, 9 February 2018

CAMPAIGN NEWS (No.1) RECRUITS preparing for War

With Muscovy preparing a campaign against the Crim Tartars the Tsar has approved further recruiting. The first batch of the 1st Moscow Streltsy (in red) are now complete. This being a large regiment, authorised to have 1500 men, a second batch of recruits are expected. Both the 7th and 10th Moscow Regiments have now been increased to 1000 men each with the arrival of their colonels. The water cart has gained a driver, a large garrison flag is ready, and the first of some irregular light horse has made an appearance. It appears a Dutch gentleman with naval experience has been hired to command the gun boat, he is still having his uniform tailored. Reports have been received that a substantial force of Ottomans have disembarked on the Crimea peninsular, this was to be expected. MGB

11 comments:

  1. Lovely colors and fantastic job!

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    1. Thanks Phil, those old Hinchcliffe castings can still give a good impression.
      Michael

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  2. Nice big regiment, great flag and I like how you've brought the water cart into muscovy!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, these are mainly fun projects to complete the Muscovites, but they will need everything they can muster to take on the Ottomans and Tartars.
      Michael

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  3. Just got a huge order of Hinchcliffe Polish. Great castings including the musketeer in the same pose as your shooting Russians. Lovely! Your blog is an inspiration.

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  4. ...and I took that inspiration and also got the Hinchcliffe Re69 (?) Turkish musketeers. Excellent sculpt (alas, not Gilder) and the casting was superb.

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    1. Hi Snuffles, Thanks for the kind comments, pleased the blog has some value to you. There is something special about the old Hinchcliffe range, and the Polish will make a great army. Please feel free to keep us all posted on how your renaissance armies develop. By the way, Robbie is of the opinion that the higher numbers are also Gilder's, his son's designs.
      Michael

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  5. Do you mean Chris Gilder? Hm. Not sure. I am pretty sure, even from a style perspective, that these were done by the sculptor that did QT. Not sure. Either way, great figures.

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    1. Will make a point of visiting! I like the fact that these castings can work so well with the superb TAG range, and several others that are quite new.
      Michael

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  6. My blog, if you are interested is http://bfe2wargames.blogspot.ca/

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