Showcase: Nighthaunt The Headman’s Curse

Enter the grim and haunting Headman’s Curse, the new Nighthaunt warband for the Wyrdhollow season of Warhammer Underworlds. Amongst the cursed executioners of Nagash stands the Bearer of the Block, a sinister henchman of the Bearer of the Blade. This is the first model I painted of the Headman’s Curse, and in this post I’ll provide you with a complete painting guide for recreating my Nighthaunt scheme.e

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Nap Campaign: Battle of Presscot, 14th April 1808 – Introduction

You will be able to find the strategic background to this battle in the last “Map Moves” posting which is located under the “Napoleonic Campaign Map Moves” label on the right.

This is the first incursion into French territory by allied forces. Wellington is in overall command with his 800 British/KGL force together with 426 Portuguese. His right flank is occupied by 1,106 Spanish. 
Attempting to repel the allies is the French ‘Army of the South’ commanded by Marshall Soult. The right (blue 4) is centred around the 6th Corps and on the left the 4th Corps.
Continued –

Battle of Presscot

Table Size = 7’6″ x 4’6″
Figures = Baccus 6mm
Rules = General de Brigade
Start Time 0900 hours = 32 turns

The Battlefield

Each square = 3′ square on the tabletop

7B14 – Rough broken terrain, high peaked mountain (Impassable).
7B15 – Firm grazing land, fences.
7B9 – Firm grazing land, stone walls, farm (40), rocky hills (steep slopes).
7B10 – Firm grazing land, stone walls, smooth grassy hills, river deep, Stone bridge.
7B4 – Broken terrain, rocky hills, Cottage (12).
7B5 – Firm heathland, smooth grassy hills, cottage (12), paperworks near river (40), river deep.
26B2 – Firm grazing land, fences. Shore of lake Zeebaden.
26B1 – Firm grazing land, fences, farm (40), shore of lake Zeebaden.
All rocky hills are accessible by skirmishers only.
Overview at start looking north.

Orders of Battle

Overview including initial position details.

A tour around the battlefield beginning with the French right flank and moving clockwise: 

14th Division with 7th Cavalry Division supporting.

Moving towards the French centre is the 13th Division.
The French centre is occupied by the 12th Division and bottom right, the 19th Division.

The centre is supported by the 10th Cavalry Division (right) and 9th Cavalry Division (far left).

The French left flank with the 20th Division (middle right) supported by the 21st Division. On the far left is the Confederation of the Rhine 22nd Division supported by the 5th Cavalry Division.

The French left flank looking north with the 22nd Division in the foreground.

Looking towards the allied line from the French left.

The Spanish army forms the allied right flank.

The 2nd British Division supported by the 4th Cavalry Brigade forms the right of the Anglo-Portuguese force.

The 1st Portuguese Division sits between the two British Divisions. Advancing along the road is the 4th Independant Portuguese Brigade.

The 5th British Division supported by the 6th and 7th Cavalry Brigades are situated on the allied left flank.
The French have deployed concentrating their defence on narrow fronts between valleys and passes. Several light battalions have broken down into skirmish mode and occupied several of the rocky hills.
Specific tasks have been allocated to each allied formation. Each have been positioned opposite their primary targets which will simply be to force each valley and pass. This has the prospect of a bloody encounter with little room for manoeuvre. From the allied perspective, it is hoped that the better trained Anglo/Portuguese troops successfully deal with the French 4th Corps while the Spanish serve to pin the 6th Corps with any breakthrough an added bonus. This would allow the British to roll up the 6th Corps flank.

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Bavarian I.R. #4 Salern

The 3rd of 4 new Bavarian infantry regiments to muster out, this is I.R. #4, “Salern”

This regiment has yellow facings piped in red, white metal buttons.

The sapper (“Zimmerman”) has a red feathery plume and epaulettes, but the elite companies have no epaulettes.

The NCO (pointing) has his cane. 

The sappers also carried marker flags in a Bavarian pattern, Lozengy azure and argent. 

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British Trucks for the 14th Army in Burma

I needed a British truck / lorry for my post on Improvising and making Japanese barricades for the Burma Campaign. So I ordered some 3D printed models from Battlefield3D. Before they arrived, and to my surprise, I found an undercoated Bedford MWD in my in progress project box, and some CMP 3-ton lorries in my … Read more

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Review: Ironjawz Tuskboss on Maw-grunta, Ardboyz, Weirdbrute Wrekkaz & Brute Ragerz

WAAAGH! Review! New Ironjawz! Tuskboss on Maw-grunta, also builds Maw-grunta with Hakkin’ Krew or Maw-grunta Gouger! Ardboyz! Weirdbrute Wrekkaz and Brute Ragerz dual kit! Free Battletome expansion download! Waaaagh!!!

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