Sunday, August 23, 2015

Great 54mm AWI Game On Saturday!

We had a great 54mm AWI game this weekend at the Rat Palace Redux! Had 5 players so I opted to ref and teach the rules to four newbies. This took about 10 minutes and the game was afoot. All the King's Men is my 54mm game of choice! Easy to teach. Easy to learn. Never gives the same result twice! If you're looking for a relaxing game that doesn't leave you with a migraine and sore throat from rules lawyering, this is the game for you. If not, I like it just the same and that's what counts right?  Here's a gallery.  Enjoy!!

If you're in the DFW area or passing through, drop me a line and let's roll some dice! You're always welcome at the Rat Palace in Red Oak, Texas!

That Age of Reason book? Nah, say it ain't so in
an All the King's Men game. haha

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Great Napoleon at War Game on Saturday at the Rat Palace!

We had a great game on Saturday! 5 players. French and Westfalian vs. British and Brunswickers. We played the "Hot Pursuit" scenario from the book. It was a tough game for the defender with the reserve/replacemen rules in place. We did have a good game. If you missed it, you shoulda' showed up!

I could bore you with a long and drawn out AAR. I won't do that. Suffice it that the Brunswickers left the field and were replaced by Brunswick and British cavalry in a rear guard action.  This game is a bit strange as some of the victory conditions for the defenders are a bit contrarian. I'd like to play this again as the attacker. Here's a small gallery from the game.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

54mm AWI British Light Dragoons Completed

I've been a busy bee this summer! Multiple 54mm, 28mm and 20mm projects. One of the ongoing projects is my 54mm AWI collection. I added the British 17th Light Dragoons from All the King's Men. Ken Cliffe's productions are consistently great and a joy to paint. Highly recommended. 

54mm French Carabiners-1812 By All the King's Men

Finally finished the 54mm Carabiner unit from All the King's Men. These figures were a joy to paint. I really liked the "cut" of the riders. Thanks to Ken Cliffe at All the King's Men for some great figures. 


Winged Hussars for Pike and Shotte!
I've started down yet another "black hole of wargaming" again. I really like the Warlord Pike and Shotte rules so painting a 17th Century Polish army is definitely in order.  Winged Hussars or "winged cavalry" were common in most Eastern European armies from about the 15th century including the Ottoman Empire.  These figures are from The Assault Group in the U.K.  Great figures. The flags and pennants from Battle Flag. I'm really stoked to get started on this army. This unit has taken way longer to paint than I wanted. Having a shoulder replaced did impact my painting time this summer for sure!  Here you go....enjoy...I sure enjoyed painting these guys!