Friday 24 September 2021

On the Workbench: A Medieval Walled Town

For the next battle in my Napoleonic campaign I needed a walled town which gave me an excuse to finish the one in my possession.

It is manufactured by Total Battle Miniatures and is ideal for Wars of the Roses or the ECW. As my Napoleonic campaign is entirely fictional I calculated that it would be fine as a Prussian town!

Most of the buildings had already been painted and you will have seen them periodically in some of my games. I needed to finish the base, walls and gatehouses. I also based the whole thing on a piece of softwood and finished to match my terrain boards. 

I have added some ECW figures to the photos to give some idea of scale. All buildings are removable and hence can be reused elsewhere.

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Thursday 9 September 2021

Battle of Talavera - Turns 25 - Conclusion

As the French columns began to ascend the steep slopes of the Medellin, the British began to open fire as they came into effective range.

On the northern slope the British look on as Ruffin's division begins to approach. The last British artillery battery opens fire plunging shot into the dense columns.

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Thursday 2 September 2021

Battle of Talavera - Turns 17 - 24

On the French right, Maubourg's dragoon division, lead by Cavrois' brigade, receive their orders to attack.

As the French dragoons advance, the 4th Dragoons on the middle left of the photo becomes unformed crossing the defile. Fane (bottom left) sees his chance and orders the 3rd Dragoon Guards to charge.

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