Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Age of Marlborough: When men wore lace, wigs and high heels - and were proud of it!

The forces are mustering: The French and Bavarians on one side and the English, Scottish, Dutch, Austrian, Danes and various Germans states on the other. Where else can our Irish fight their Irish? Yep, it's the War of Spanish Succession (1702 - 1713). The next Dining Room battle report will have John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough (who never lost a battle or a siege), Prince Eugene of Savoy, the Elector Max II Emanuel of Bavaria, Camille d'Hostun the Comte de Tallard and Marshal of France plus a supporting cast of English, Dutch, French, Danish and Bavarian Generals.

This is going to be a big game using the rules Volley and Bayonet: 52 Infantry units, 32 Cavalry units plus artillery. This should be a great game in the finest traditions of linear warfare. Now a few teaser photos as the French and Bavarians start to muster their forces:


















6 comments:

  1. Very nice figures, its such a colourful period. I'm painting up NYW figures, basically the same uniforms but without the tricorn. Looking forward to the photo's of the battle.

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  2. Very colourfull. The flags look great...very realistic.
    Cheers
    paul

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  3. Thanks! I'm particularly proud of the flags.

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  4. Hi

    Very nice I have 10mm WSS forces but 15mm very attractive too !!

    Cheers

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