Dave, Chris, and I are just about done with the final editing of Fate of Battle: Look, Sarge, No Charts: Napoleonic Wars. The initial release will come as .pdf on RPGNow. This will be in time for Fall In. We will release the paper version of the book in a couple of weeks, certainly before Christmas.
The supertitle comes from a quote from Napoleon (of course):
“Battle should only be offered when there is no other turn of fortune to be hoped for, as from its nature the fate of battle is always dubious.”
Last weekend I got tired of painting green faces on a horde of 10mm goblins, so I decided to put a dent in my growing collection of unpainted Pulp figures. I painted these South Pacific natives in preparation for another Duke Morrison scenario.
Inspired by Dr. Mithias on The Miniatures Page (http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=33379.0), I went looking for wedding favor coaches to convert into armored cars for the Hinterland female hussars.
I cut the tongue and horses off the coaches and began adding bits. My 13-year-old daughter helped me along the way. The choice of maroon for the wagons was hers.
I made the front sponson from an old fill canister. The Gatling gun was made from bits of balsa. I found the turrets in my bit box. They rotate. The guns were made from two different sized straws.
These will make a nice addition to the firepower of my Female hussar legion. All three of you who follow this blog will find previous posts about the Death Jaws, sailors, cavalry, etc. All that’s missing now is artillery. I keep hoping Hinterland will release artillerists who I can match with a nice mountain gun.