Friday, February 9, 2018

Alternative table back scene boards ...

One of the problems with having a fixed set of backdrops is choosing what to have - I went with a generic European look, the only problem with that is when you want to do 1/1200 ships I put the blue sea cloth over the table but the backdrops jar - downland in the eye of view isn't quite right.

So I bought some new ones with just sky on and light grey cloud at the horizon (from the New Modellers Shop, see http://www.newmodellersshop.co.uk/backscenes.htm).  I cut up some 3mm MDF in 8inch widths to use as additional back scenes - these rest reasonably well again the fixed ones;  the back scenes as purchased are wider and longer than my boards.
So I stuck the backscenes to the boards and trimmed off the excess; the two boards at the back of the table don't quite meet right - it seems my table is not quite flat - anyway the result is very pleasing overall ...
 the horizon now looks more realistic, with the 1/1200 ships
and the coastal sections
the alternative sky boards will be useful if I'm going to have sea as part of the table layout.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

more 'jungle' scenics ...

I'd accumulated various jungle bits plastic trees and the like. Needed some medium height jungle bases so onto the gaming table for a sort through, plus available bases
 having found some more bases after a rummage, went to work fixing the foliage/trees onto the bases. For the foliage items, I drill a hole in the bases and push the stem part through and fix with superglue.
 bases painted and scatter applied ....

just right for the edge of a jungle area or for use near buildings etc....

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Spanish forces for the Caribbean

and lastly the Spanish forces for the Yucatan area....

Milicias de pardos (new unit, Old Glory figs with Front Rank officer), plus Artillery
Milicias Blancos (new unit, mostly Old Glory figs)
 Batallon de Infanteria de Castilla Fijo

Friday, August 25, 2017

French forces for the carribean ...

figures tidied up, touched in and bases spruced up ....ready for action ....

French colonial troops
local militia....
artillery and marines ....

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

British forces for the carribean ...

a bit of sprucing up for bases and a couple of new flags stands have the British troops sorted out ....

4th, 3rd, 63rd foot (Jacdaw figs, my Fenwick units with some new alternate flag stands)
61st Foot (old glory figs)
Artillery and a detachment of the 64th foot

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Caribbean - a couple of generic units

a couple of units for use by any side; a selection of figures from the cabinets with bases refreshed and shown here in sabot bases

First a naval landing party...
and a unit of militia...

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Supply train ...

Spanish supply train heads up to a small fort....
[new items: 3 muleteers, some grenadiers of the local Yucatan regiment, couple of sentries for the fort]