Saturday, March 28, 2020

What to do when wargames shows are cancelled

As said in the title, what to do.
I am prparing some units and finished my interpretation of the 1793 Austrian Slavonisch-Croatisches freikorps for our French Revolutionary armies. 
The Arteria plate of this unit is;  
My intrerpretation is underneath, used figures are from Wargames Foundry, Russian 7YW pandours


And secondly we needed some new 28mm roads, so these are in preparation


Monday, February 17, 2020

Warcon Gent february 2020

Warcon Gent was again a very nice show. It turned out that more clubs were present as were a lot of traders. Also a group of boardgamers turned up this year for the first time.

It is each year a very friendly show with a bring and buy (we didn't ought anything there  although some prĂ© ordered French Revolutionary figures (for Jans'collection) and 80 Years War for Peters one  were collected. Not as many as previous year but our lead mountain has already taken up to much space.

In our opninion there were a lot of great games played of which some pictures underneath.

We took our 15mm Siege of Maestricht with us which we already showed to the public at the last Crisis show. It got enough attention and favourable remarks from the public, so thanks for those who talked to us about the game, figures and rules. Hope to see you again.

So to the pictures of the show; as always just a quick tour as we have to man our table to get at least the impression that we play (and not just talk and talk).
La ligue des gentlemen Civilateurs with an ancient naval table; great to see.




 The other one late medieval one was by the heavy brigade. As we like medieval games with all their splendor, we enjoyed these both games.



Pictures of other games of which we don't know the names of the presenting clubs; sorry for that.
As I said earlier, a lot of games weree very nice which the pictures underneath will show I think.













Pictures of our game we have kept to the last; of course we added some figures, new terrain pieces etc:








Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Overloon: ww2 wargames meeting

It maybe becomes a tradition but at the end of the year, a group of wargamers come together at the Overloon War Museum and play some Second World War games.
We didn't wargame there as we don't have any WW2 games (yet?) but visited the museum and the games.
Some pictures underneath












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.