The Army Painter’s new Gamemaster Dungeons & Caverns Core Set contains everything to start scratch-building terrain: tools, paints, XPS foam, sand, tufts, and more. But the set is actually not limited to dungeon settings, only your imagination will be the limit. If you would like to start making your own terrain just like in the old days, then you need to take a look at this decent value boxed set.
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In this post, I’ll show you how to paint Seekers of Slaanesh (or Slickblade Seekers’ steeds or Hellstriders’ steeds) in 25 easy to follow steps. You’ll learn how to thin and blend washes, make coloured metallics and more. Find out how in this tutorial.
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On consideration of a scenario for trying out some hitherto unplayed Napoleonic wargames rules, I decided that Albuera was perhaps better suited to a second game with some or all of the sets, and began looking for a different scenario, preferably one I haven;t gamed before. With my ongoing oparticipation in Jon’s Rivoliu game, a battle from Napoleon’s first Italian campaign seemed attractive. Thuis I settled on the Battle of Castiglione
This Map is from https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Castiglione_1796_campaign_order_of_battle
Finding a good Order of Battle proved much more difficult. The best I could find was this one from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castiglione_1796_campaign_order_of_battle
However, it is completely lacking in any detail as to the kinds of troops contained within each formation. I was able to make a rough approximation from more detailed listings for battles earlier and later in the campaign, but in the end wound up just using what seemed reasoable to me from that data and the contents of my own collection.
I settled on the following somewhat generic OOB, which will have to be further adapted to the rules to be played. In any event, I used the following rough conversion of historical numbers to tabletop units: 1 Infantry unit = 1,000 men, 1 Cavalry unit = 600 men, 1 battery = 8 guns
French Army- Napoleon Bonaparte
6 Line Infantry, 2 Legere. 2 Batteries
8 Line Infantry, 2 Legere, 2 Batteries
4 Line Infantry
Verdier 2,00 Grenadiers
Marmont 18 horse artillery
Kilmaine 1500 Cavalry
1 each Chasseur, Dragoon, Hussar
Fiorella 500 dragoons, 5,000 infantry
1 Dragoon, 1 Legere, 4 Line, 1 Battery
TOTAL: 29 infantry, 4 cavalry, 7 artillery
Austrian Army, Dagobert von Wurmser
Melas 8,000 Infantry, 24 guns
1 Light Infantry, 1 Grenadier, 6 Line Infantry, 3 x 6 lber Foot batteries
Sebottendorf 8,000 Infantry, 24 guns
1 Grenz, 1 Grenadier, 6 Line, 3 x 6 lber Foot batteries
Davidovich 7,000 Infantry, 2400 cavalry, 16 guns
1 Light Infantry, 6 Line Infantry, 2 Hussar, 1 Chevau-Leger, 1 Dragoon, 2 x 6 lber Foot batteries
TOTAL: 23 Infantry, 4 cavalry, 8 Artillery
Terrain map, 6 x 9 foot table
Following my Snakes and Ladders Campaign for Tilly’s Very Bad Day I thought I’d do one for Crossfire. This uses the children’s board game Snakes and Ladders as the basis for a wargaming Campaign. The snakes become tribulations and the ladders are campaign successes. So I have made up a board a Snakes and Ladders board but with a more World War 2 flavour.
There is no skill in playing this campaign system as, like the children’s board game, random dice rolls lead to success. If you are lucky, you will win. For me this makes a Snakes and