Sunday, March 27, 2011

Peking 1900 - draft table plan

Here's the first first layout of the table for the game, based on a 6' x 10' table

Looking at another map of the Legation quarter in the Osprey Boxer rebellion book, the French legation may need to be further to the right, joining the road.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Terrain Build

Will bought down some test walling for the compounds last Thursday.

We have now worked out the size of the compound for all the Legations, so Will is going to start building them.

I have also done some work on the rules and event cards. Unfortunately I haven't got a day off for 2 weeks now so this will slow things down.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Colonial Flags

I managed to find some authentic flags for the period:

Austro Hungarian:







United States:

There were only 45 stars in 1900

Some other flags of interest.
Russian Navy:

Italian Navy:

German Navy:
After a few days off I have been busy.

All the Austrians are painted and based thats 5 officers and 30 men. Also on the painting table are 48 British, just need varnishing and basing. More figures are on order to get the correct amount.

43 Germans also on painting table to go with the 1 officer and 8 men I already have. Onto the Austrian Hungarians, already painted are 1 officer and 8 Hungarians. I have undercoated 4 officers and 22 men.

I have out an order in for some more Russians as I am short of a few for these, I have sufficient for the other Nationalities French and Japanese. I know Rich is supplying Japanese but for completeness I am painting these up to.

I have the Nordenfeldt gun painted, so have ordered Maxim Gun, Colt MG and a field gun for the Italians. Also ordered are a number of sandbags from Ironclad Miniatures.

Its all going very well, and I have more time to take off so am really into the swing of painting again, the good weather helps.

Monday, March 7, 2011

More Boxers

Alan Owen has sent some pictures of the Boxers he is painting for the Gauntlet game:

I have got a dew days off work now so will get stuck into painting some more colonials.