I just went through the PEL and identified the various games that will be using Combat Patrol(TM) and Feudal Patrol(TM) at Historicon in July. Don’t miss your chance to play in one of these exciting and fun games.
Month: May 2019
Last Two HeroForge Figures
I “designed” and purchased a few HeroForge figures a couple of months ago, just to see how it worked. In previous posts, I have provided pictures of the others. On Sunday I finished the last two. I had originally envisioned them to work with my Border Rievers project, but I think the skirt on the one figure makes her unsuitable.
More Retreat From Moscow Figures Completed
Despite a lot of business travel and a lot of activity at work, I managed to complete a few more figures for my Retreat from Moscow game at Historicon. The game will use the free Napoleonic supplement to Combat Patrol(TM).
I have had the retreating Frenchmen completed for quite some time. Lately I’ve been working hard to complete the pursuing Russians. In these first two pictures you an see mounted and dismounted Cossacks from Old Glory.
Today I completed a unit of 10 mounted Russian hussars in maroon uniforms. You’ll note that many of the figures are not mounted on snow covered bases. While the retreating Frenchmen are unique to the Retreat from Moscow, I plan to use the other figures frothier games, so I have mounted them on my neutral earth flocking.
Right before leaving for a week in Europe last Saturday for business I completed a unit of 10 Old Glory Russian Dragoons. These are in green uniforms.
In Combat Patrol(TM) I will probably make all the figures have an Accuracy of Regular. The French will be outnumbered and trying to get across the length of the table to a small village with as many figures alive as possible. The Russians will arrive at points along the long edges to keep the pressure on the French and make sure they don’t just lager up in the middle of the table and fight it out.
Completed Some HeroForge Figures
A couple of weeks ago I posted a picture of a figure I “built on HeroForge.” I made a couple of figures just to try out the site and see the quality of the 3D printing. I was quite impressed.
I made a matching mounted and dismounted cowgirl and painted them in the same color scheme.
I also made a pulp girl. There are two versions of the same figure, one with a backpack and one with a jet pack.
I have two more figures from HeroForge to paint. I’ll post pictures eventually.
The Cossacks Are Coming
Both of you who read this blog will know that I am working on a scenario for Historicon 19 using Combat Patrol, called Retreat from Moscow. In a previous post, I showed pictures of my retreating French, but I have been in need of pursuing Cossacks and other troops. I traded with Greg a large box full of Jacobites for some French infantry. In the meantime, I ordered a bunch of Cossacks and other pursuing cavalry from Old Glory. I finished the two bags of mounted Cossacks and will begin working on the bag of dismounted Cossacks soon. If I get those done in time, I’ll begin working on some mounted Russian Hussars and Dragoons.
While I was working on these, I completed a few other odds and ends.
In the box with the Russian Napoleonic figures, Greg had thrown in a squad of winter German infantry. They were mostly done except for boots and flocking.
The guys at work were talking about HeroForge. I wanted to give it a try, so I went to their site and designed a couple of figures. The printing is excellent, with very little indication of layer lines.
I had been looking for Duck Wader for a long time. I recently got one from Mark for Christmas, but I recently found this one on Ebay. It was in terrible shape, and it had been painted in garish blue colors. I “rescued” it, and repainted it. Since I have two now, I am thinking about a scenario with twin Sith Ducks attacking a Rebel base. Hmmmmm.