Monday, April 14, 2008

Carillon (Ticonderoga) 250th Anniversary

Well the anniversary of the battle of Carillon/Ticonderoga is coming up this year and a group of us are conducting a demonstration game on the October long weekend in Sydney at the Mother Of All Battles Convention.

We are currently in the early stages of planning and painting of the troops involved, I have started with my colonial regiments and finished one of the five I intend to have on the table, I also have started my Conquest Indians and colonial rangers, soon my French will hit the table, (along with a few new British and French that have just been ordered). I have started sketches of what the table layout will be, and started thinking about the multi function table layout.

The first day we intend to conduct the landing phase and the early skirmishes before we setup the assault on the heights and trenches of Carillon on the second day. The first day we will use Brother against Brother rules and on the second day British Grenadier rules, hopefully we will get the results we are after.

I hope to post my first unit of Indians this week.


Saturday, April 5, 2008

Whew, I'm back

Well finally things are settling back to normal after the New Zealand Piping Championships at Papakura, south of Auckland. Our band had two weeks playing and holidaying before we returned home to Australia , 6th was our best place for the event.

We returned to Australia for one weeks rest before attending a highland gathering at Bathurst and then Brigadoon at Bundanoon today, then a fortnights rest before Anzac day in Goulburn.

On the painting table this week doing some Conquest colonials and started the Indians after settling on a paint scheme, hopefully some eye candy out in the next week or so, also thinking about building a few blockhouses and frontier cabins, before moving onto the purpose built terrain for the MOAB convention.