Tuesday, December 28, 2010

French Revolution

As you will known, we are trying to put some historical info about the Dutch history and army on our site ( http://www.aldegarde.nl/ ). The piece about the Dutch army in the French revolution wars has been expanded with infantry and cavalry information. So have a look at let us know what you think

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Slag om Gelre (Battle for Gueldres)

We have decided to participate at the medieval festival in Horst in northern Limburg (Netherlands) at 13,14,15th of May 2011.

For more information about these spectacular days go to http://www.gelresoverkwartier.nl/

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

League of Augsburg it will be

When we were preparing our new demo for next year (we always try to design something new for the Crisis Show in Atwerp) we thought of the 1672-1678 period (The socalled Dutch Wars).

After a lot of discussion in "our group" we came to the conclusion, that the fighting in the earlier period of this war (1672 or 1673), mostly would be no bigger then skirmishing which was something we wouldn't want to portray.
Also, our availbable figures were Dixons and Foundry which were more suitable for a later period.

So, our demo for Crisis will be a battle of the earlier War of the League of Augsburg.
Let's hope that we will manage to paint all the figures we want and  get the new terrain ready.

Get back, for new information about the progress we make.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

CRISIS 2010 photos

Back from the Crisis show in Antwerp I have some pictures which may interest you. Sadly not all of them were presentable. You permit, that I start with a picture of our demo; a fictitious battle in India.
 For more photos of our demo see http://www.aldegarde.nl/  .

Other picures of the Crisis show, the quality was very high as alsways.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

1672 Game for 2011

As we are only a small club (understatement; we are just two) we have to plan ahead.
So planning about our new game has resulted in the idea about the 1672 period, the so called Dutch War between, mostly, France and the Dutch Republic.
We are now looking at figures as, although we have Dixon and Foundry, some additions are needed. Looking at Reiver (too big? ), Parkfield (too small) or  Copplestone (who only has some infantry). Front Rank has announced a new 1690 range who (although bigger fivures) could be used.

Another problem are the rules to be used. Maybe WECW could be used, but we are still looking further.

When we have news, it will appear here.


I still don't know what this picture has to do with Salute, but as a lot of people connecting with the show were wearing the Tshirt with this, I suppose it was the 2010 Salute sign.
But yes, the whole of the Alde Garde went to Salute again. Up at 5am, driving to Calais, taking the Eurotunnel train, have a 5 hour stay at Salute  nd went back the same route again.
Happy but exhausted I went to bed at 12pm.

We found it a good show with almost all the dealers there, some very good demo's. We spoke to old friends  and bought some stuff (although it wasn't as much as we anticipated but our pile of lead is enough to keep us painting for some time; so maybe we reach the age that we think more before we buy).

On the net a lot of picures can be seen, so just two. The first one a GdB game of Busaco with terrific terrain; the secons one of Blenheim with a lot and lot of figures on it.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


A mouthfull of organising clubs but it was a great show. Friendly atmosphere as always; almost as old friends meeting again to have a nice wargaming day. Some 15 traders and  more then 20 clubs showed up.
We presented our 15mm 1809 Tyrolean demo for the second time. And although we hadn't practised a lot, Shako II fulfilled their role as a good and solid Napoleonic ruleset.

 Oh, and the tyroleans kept on dancing while round them a fierce battle was fought.

This time, the Bavarian/French forces overran the Austrian/Tyrolean forces although only after a bitter fight. Remarkedly, an Austrian battery hit almost every round, while a Bavarian battery hit nothing at all the whole game.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Action Rheindahlen

The Alde Garde presented their Medieval Demo again at the Action Show in Rheindahlen. Although the show was from Friday until sunday, we only could be there on saturday. It was  good show, so thanks all who helped to organise it.
Our demo

La Grande Armee presented their terrrific Aztec display, great to see again and what an effort .

Some other pictures, but I lost my notes who made them.

A detail of our demo, although I don't know if it will be censored: