Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Saurian horseman conversion

Just finished painting weird 15mm figure - Saurian horseman. This figure is a conversion. To make this figure I took horse from Minifigs Napoleonic range Austrian Cuirasier and Laserburn range Saurian rider. 

Sunday, 19 August 2012

SHM range furry snake

Just painted an upcoming furry snake from SHM range. I also made a size comparison photo of snake, Laserburn adventurer and Eytaran.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Commander Battle mode in M&B: Napoleonic Wars

Today I tried a new multiplayer mode in Mount & Blade: Napoleonic Wars called Commander Battle, and this mode was AWESOME! In Commander Battle you have a battlefield with dozen of players per side. Each player is an officer and controls a platoon of soldiers. Before battle starts you can choose what type of unit you wish to command. You can command different types of line infantry, grenadiers, jagers, cavalry and artillery. Your officer is armed with sword and pistol and have a spyglass. You can control your unit using special commands. You can control movement, formation and firing mode of the unit. If you officer is killed, you will be automatically respawned in one of your soldiers. If all members of you platoon are dead, you will become a spectator and need to wait for end of the round. In spectator mode you can fly over the battlefield like a ghost. 

My first game was a battle between Austria and England. I decided to join Austria and command a jager platoon. On the photo above you can see the back of my officer, two lines of my jagers at the right and two platoons of line infantry (white) and  genzers (brown coat, blue trousers) moving towards the brick building.

Here you can see Austrian cuirassiers on our right flank near the unmanned gun battery.

I saw British dragoons and commanded my platoon to...

Jagers have killed some of dragoons, but they were to far for an accurate volley.

My unit moved towards the brick building where one of our officer have placed his line infantry. 

So I placed my jagers in skirmish formation at front of our line infantry.

We saw some redcoats and fired at them.

But they were to far.

So my jagers moved closer.

Redcoats opened fire...

... and killed some of my men.

Cavalry to the rescue! Our cuirassiers and uhlans have killed the British unit, but then my platoon was killed by British rifles.

So in spectator mode I started to fly like a ghost above the battlefield. I took some screenshots for you to show you the aftermath. On the photo above you can see the British line decimating other jager unit.

Our line infantry fires at British rifles behind the tree line.

Rifles have captured our gun battery.

And killed of our artillery crew.

Then fired at our infantry.

And killed them with help of British line unit nearby. So the British Empire have won the round.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Altuos range 15mm Harquebusiers

Just painted two figures from 15mm.co.uk "Altuos" range. These are early 16 century Landsknecht and English harquebusiers. I really like these figures! They have very crisp details and really joy to paint. They are a little bit taller than true 15mm, but only a little bit. Their height is 16mm to the level of their eyes, so prefer coins to base your miniatures, you can use sandpaper or broach file to thin miniature bases a little bit, so they will look good near rest of your 15mm figs. Or if you use washers, you can cut some parts from miniature bases and dip the minis in the washer hole.

New camera!

I have new photo camera, so I can make better resolution photos! To celebrate this I wand to share some photos of my 15mm Ottomans from Peter Pig.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Mount & Blade Napoleonic Wars!!!!

Just bought Napoleonic Wars DLC for Mount & Blade Warband, so I can play Napoleonic battles online with hindred of players on the field. In "Napoleonic Wars" you can play as musketeer, officer, engineer, cavalryman, artillery crew and even as fifer, drummer, standard bearer and piper!!!!!

Life of Austrian fifer in M&B: Napoleonic Wars

HI! I want to share a small report of my first online match in Mount & Blade: Napoleonic Wars! This match was a battle between Austria and France for a small town. French forces are holding the town and Austria wants to capture it. For my first game I decided to play not as a musketeer, but as a fifer armed only with a sword! 

Our men are advancing towards the small town. You can see musketeers, some jagers, officer and a standard bearer. My fifer is marching behind the charging Austrians while playing a tune.

More men are charging towards the town. Both armies are nearly 50 men strong. Unfortunately my fifer can't play a tune and run at the same time, so he is walking behind the running Austrians. 

Two guys are marching near my fifer. 

One of our officers was killed. I stopped and played a tune for him.

Cannon was deployed near the town, so I decided to inspire the gun crew.

Make ready! Aim!


Then I moved towards the town and found a dead soldier. I took his musket and cartridges.

Now I am armed!

There is serious fighing near the towns gate.

Frenches are firing through the windows! I found an enemy musketeer near the gate, so I aimed my musket...

...and fired! Then I saw that Austrians are using trees near the sides of the road for cover.

Ouch! French bullet took almost 90% of my health points! I need to find a cover.

Frenches are holding the gates. You can see lots of dead Austrians at the road.

I reloaded my musket.

And fired. There are too much smoke, so I don't know the result of my shot. 

I inspired a jager...

... and moved towards a group of Austrians near the gate. Frenches are firing through the windows.

And I was killed. The end :)