My original games were played out on an old ‘Subbuteo’ game mat, which is basically a green bit of cloth 3 or 4 ft square, and this has been a regular battlefield for me over about ten or fifteen years – no exaggerating! It’s certainly done great service, but I finally decided it was time to get a replacement. Not least because I filled the old mat with the 50% reduced armies in the battle of Froschbach, which meant that any further battles on the old mat would be like a knife-fight in a phone booth. Popping down to Homebase, I’ve bought a grass-green throw to act as my new field of conflict. According to the label it’s 150cm by 200cm, and for the non-metric folk out there that translates into a roughly five foot by six-and-a-half foot of space. Very roomy, even if a bit of that is lost in the tassels at the end, and not bad for about £15.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
The Parade Ground
I know I promised to detail my campaign plans, and I shall in a day or two, but first – a little diversion for two bits of news in my gaming world, both of them big!
That would be a big development on it’s own, but there’s more – the lead mountain has shrunk! Here, for the first time ever, is the Luftberg army envisioned over a year ago. Now fully realised in it’s painted and based glory, here is a sight on the wargames table I’ve devoted countless evenings and weekends to realising through 2008, 2009 and 2010. Hooray for Luftberg! Death to their foes!
The full army on parade. I find I have to zoom out far more than normal to see everything on the double-base units!
Infantry Regiments in line, plus artillery.
Cuirassiers, Hussars, Grenadiers and Croats.
Elector Ulrich Von Luftberg himself, plus kibitzing nobility of a militarily-minded persuasion.