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]

Thursday, July 27, 2017

having a faff about ...

I am currently in the process of re-organising the troops etc for the caribbean; the aim is to have for each of Spain, France and Britain approximately 90+ figures each.

My 1/1200 ships will be organised into a British squadron, with others having to double as Spanish or French (unless  I buy some more..)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Red Jack returns ...

Red Jack the pirate has returned to the Caribbean, he has landed in the Yucatan and has gone inland via a river in search of mayan gold. They had set off from an old mission outpost and after a day found some ruins -one small gold idol was found with some jade pieces - enough to make the trip worthwhile. 

---oXo---

They got lost in the jungle on the way back, they stopped on a rise, one of the had men shimmied up a tree and could see a glint of water in the distance - the river ?...
 At the boats by the river, since Red Jack was late back one of the men blew a small horn every five minutes or so...
 Hearing the faint sound of the horn, Red Jack and his men headed towards it ...
 They paused for a moment near a small pool where a large cat-like animal was having a drink,  they waited to see what it would do ...
 the cat moved away into the undergrowth, Red Jack led his men round the undergrowth which the cat had gone into ...
As they moved on a large crocodile was seen .....
 As they skirted a large pool, they could see the crocodile basking in the sun ...
 some natives had spotted Red Jack and and his men ...
 the native hunting party moves up to take a closer look ....
 As the pirates near a patch of dense undergrowth two of their men go down, hit by arrows ....
 The pirates move up and fire into the undergrowth ....
 they skirt round the patch of undergrowth, while firing into it .....
 they heard the sound of the horn again, much nearer - they head onwards and finally arrive at the old mission outpost....
they are soon back in the boats and off down river on their way back to the ship ....