Saturday, November 16, 2019

Crisis 2019: again a very nice show this year

As always, the Alde Garde tries to be at the Antwerp "Crisis" wargames show.
So this year we managed that again and had our new 15mm "Siege of Maestricht 1748" demo with us. Used rules were "Honours of War".
We, as can be seen at earlier blogposts, build a part of the Vaubanesque fortress works of Maestricht.

Of course there are a lot of 15mm figures which are used before but as every time, we expand the amount of figures on the table.
This time we portrayed a part of the defenses of Maestricht on the northern side as they were in 1748 (see picture underneath of the north side of the fortress) when the French army of Louis XV besieged the town.
The scenario of getting a supply column into the city was fictional.

Some pictures of our table:












Organised by the Tin Soldiers of Antwerp the show is the highlight for our wargames year and we were not disappointed with it.
It seemed to us that there were less visitors this year then last year but that could just be an illusion as we have only little time to look around the 2 halls.
Some pictures of the show underneath although on TMP a lot of other clubs have already put pictures of the show online.
Sorry that we don't have the names and pictures  of the demos and participation games of all the various clubs but we have had very little time to stroll the two halls.



















 




Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Warcon Gent 2020 Convention

Although we are preparing for Crisis, the Ghent 2020 show is already getting nearer- see underneath.

Although not as big as Crisi, it is a great and friendly show and we will be there with our "1748 Siege of Maestricht" game. We are still paining more figures!

We hope to see you there; as said; it is always a very nice show.


Monday, October 28, 2019

Preperation for Crisis - the Maestricht defenses get their shape

The final outline for the Masestricht defenses are ready; a lot of work has still to be done. On the left side the river Meuse has to be added.


Monday, October 7, 2019

Preparation for Crisis nr 4

Some new pictures.

First are two pictures of the works of the fortress of Maestricht.




Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Preparation for Crisis 3

As Peter is busy with the fortress of Maestricht (see nr 1 and 2 preparations), Jan has starting to make the trenches for the siegeworks.
Plastic bases (as we have all our terrain on top of the table, the trenches must be build on top of the table also), wood dowels, some insulation materials and a lot of matchsticks (thanks to relatives and friends who collected these years and years ago when they still were smoking).
Up to now the the building of the trenches is complete and this week painting will be finished.
Three parallels, three advance trenches and a heavy/siege artillery position in the middle.




a lot of matchsticks has been used
first sand on the trenches