Sunday, November 29, 2015

It was enjoyable at Crisis 2015 to discuss the BLB rules with author Barry Hilton.
We had upgraded our 9 Years War Game with several new units, especially cavalry, to play a rearguard attack scenario with much cavalry involved.
This created however some situations, originating from the 'all or nothing charge', which we thought were not easy to tackle from the BLB rules.

I've now started painting up a Bavarian Cuissassier Brigade. It served the French army up to 1692, when it changed sides to the Grand Alliance. Although hardly seeing service in Flanders, the Bavarians may flourish the cavalry of the Dutch/Spanish forces.

I'm looking for the right standards now to complete my first units.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Crisis 2015

Well, Crisis 2015 is gone already.
A very nice show again, It is every year a joy to see a lot of people you know, talk to them about wargaming, rules, figures, olans etc etc.
Crisis was imho wel organised (parking was a problem, but that was not the fault of TSoa) so a big thanks to all the memebers of TSoA who made this show possible; it is a lot of work each year.

Some pictures of the show underneath. of other clubs and their presentations. Sorry but we haven't their names. Exept of course he first two as these are Barry Hiltons'presentations and we used BlB for our game at Crisis with our 1960 demo.

Some pictures of our Nine Years War demo using, as said, the BLB rules and 25mm.

Friday, September 18, 2015

28mm Sarissa mill

Being at Salute we bought some Sarissa stuff; one of them the 28mm post windmill in 2mm mdf.
Building it for our 28mm demo its a nice model which is very easy to build. 
But imho it misses some features of this kind of mill. As you can see of the picture of a Dutch "standerdmolen" underneath, it misses it's central standard beam on which the mill itself rotates and it misses the beam (tail) which is used to get the mill into the wind. Both peaces I have added (see picture of adding in progress) plus added some extra details. I have painted the mill grey/dark red.
work in progress

Crisis 2015


Too much time has lapsed before a new message of the Alde Garde appears but our "real" time life one way or the other limited the wargame/hobby time.

So again, Crisis 2015 is nearing and of course the Alde Garde will be present.

Our initial idea was to portray the siege of Maestricht in 1748 (15mm scale) but building (a part of the fortress of Maestricht) was too time consuming on this moment; hopefully it will see the light of day a next time (or better; a next Crisis).

So back to the drawing table and we will present a Nine Years war demo in 28mm with BLB rules.
With new terrain boards (we hope), some new terrain pieces and addititions to our 28mm existing armies.
We hope to see you there. As always we like to chat about our hobby (although it means that playing the game is sometimes forgotten).

Friday, April 10, 2015

Kasteeltuinen Arcen Eastern Medieval weekend

As in the previous message was told, we were invited to display our 1507 demo at the new small medieval museum at the Arcen castle

.Reenactors arriving through the gate.

the entrance to the museum
Hands in the pocket; it was really cold, some 5 degrees and the doors need to stay open.

 As the lighting was not ready yet the pictures aren't of the best quality.
Our 1507 demo

Impressions of the museum

a knight is watching our demo

We hadn't any time to visit the medieval market, battles, demonstrations etc. We only saw the guns from the museum going to play their part in the reenactment battles

Followed by the powder

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Kasteelpark Arcen-Middeleeuws evenement

At Eastern there wil be a medieval event at the Kasteeltuinen Arcen at Arcen, Limburg, The Netherlands.
Vikings and late medieval troops wil be attending and show how they live and fight. A vikingship wil be landed.

The Alde Garde will be there with their 1507 demo.

Hope to see you there.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Warcon 27

Some more information:
The show is on March 14th 2015
Where: Braemkasteelstraat 29-45, B-9050 Gentbrugge, Belgium

some more information can be found at: link

Hope to see you all there, will be a great wargame day and enjoy!!