Monday, April 21, 2014

The drums of the recruiters are beating all over Harzburg.  Prince August has ordered the Schwabian recruiters to answer their challenge.  Fresh cut uniforms for the new troops are displayed below.
 

 


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hirst blocks

 
Sorry for being slow on my HISTORICON REPORT, but I had to check out my new acquisition. While at HISTORICON I attended a seminar on casting Hirst building blocks.  Since this was his last class, he offered some blocks for sale and as gifts.  I acquired some blocks that could be enough for 2 octagonal towers.  Finally at home, I have inventoried my blocks and find I do not have enough arrow/gun slits to make 2 towers. After a couple of ideas didn't pass muster, I have settled upon a border fort.  I will be using it in my Schwabian Wars and for Jackson Gamers Medieval / Renaissance games.
 
The border fort / castle will have 1 octagonal tower, a gate, and walls with octagonal corners.
I have enough blocks to make the walls tall enough to give a good impression with my 40mm Prince August.
The top of the tower will provide a great observation post.
 
I plan to build the forts walls 1 block thick and then place foam to provide the walkway and support the walls.  The tower will not be made to come apart as I will provide trays to hold the troops inside.




Wednesday, June 12, 2013

New Tree Test

Miss Kitty checks out the troops

Oh No!  A giant monster is attacking

A curious cat

The new trees form woos on the flank




Friday, June 7, 2013

Making trees for HISTORICON 2013

I will be the game master at HISTORICON 2013 for an AWI game.  I put the same game on at COLONIAL BARRACKS 2012 with the aid of the Jackson Gamers terrain box.  For HISTORICON I am going to need trees to represent the swamp on the side of the battlefield.

I found a simple method to create trees.  By twisting galvanized wire for the core and tape for bulk the trees are made.  I was unable to use their method of using acrylic caulk so I used white glue and tp to give the bark effect. (Bill Hamilton gave me the idea)
http://sirrob01.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/wargaming-terrain-how-to-make-trees-one-single-trunk/


A tree getting it's bark

Trees with paint and foliage beside those without

Same scene from a different angle showing the hidden troops



 
Final 2 stages of production
 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

COLONIAL BARRACKS 2012


 The Great  Gamemaster
Larry  Brom

A funny thing happened on the way to Camden
"Disperse, Ye damned Rebels"
Enter the fictional world of the Jackson Gamers "Murican Revolution.  The year is 1780 and a new Murican army is marching South to reclaim the Carolina Colony.  General Bates, the Hero of the North, is confident and eager to bring the Brittanians of Lord Cornwall to battle and seize their supply bdepot.
The battlefield prior to the game


Rebel Militia commander looks out at the opposition








The victorious Rebel Militia commander surveys the devastated Brittanic forces in front of his position

On the other flank, the Continental Regulars have been chewed up by
 the Loyalist Brigade and German Brigade


Larry Brom inspects the 40mm Prince August Homecast painted by Jay Stribling and myself,
in the backgroung is the Battle of Jalapa-1846 ran by Ed Sansing

Sword and the Flame
The Attack-Sudan 1885













Chessepot and Needlegun
Franco-Prussian












































54mm Battle







The Hive and the Sword Demo ran by author Terry Sofian (standing in background)

Sword in Succession 

















Anglo-Egyptian War