Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Recruits Convention September 2015

Friday evening I got to run my Rome invades Britain Battle of Medway 43 AD.
Handmade armies on a homemade painted tablecloth.  Pretty much created from next to nothing.

Britain Celts

Three Roman Legions II, IX, XIV

Rome attempts to ford the Medway river.

Roman Proconsul's look on in earnest.

Rome and British commanders await the attack.

Rome is demoralized on both the left and right flank and retire back to the beachhead to await another attempt.

The beginning of the end.

Good times with great gamers.


Saturday AM, I was able to secure a spot in the convention guest of honor and the creator or Wooden Wars, Thomas Foss game.  The battle of La Haye-block.

Thomas Foss explains the game.  Wooden Wars

Kinetic floor combat with rubber balls vs. small wooden soldiers.

I had a great time in this one and was on the losing side.

The fall of the British flag!  and the end of the game.

Saturday DBA with the NADBAG and locals.

I took second place in a pretty good sized tournament with my Feudal English.

Your humble commander and blog host.

Fought some Russians.

This is the spot I lost first place to Chris Southerland, who took the first place prize.
I had Knight General versus an elephant that was overlapped 4 vs 4 on combat factors and I rolled a 1 to his 5.  I die and lose the game.  He wins and takes first place.  On a different die roll it would have been reversed!!  Chris is a very good guy and I cannot fault him.  I put all of my eggs in this basket and the elephant stepped on them.

Steve and Chris.

The awards.  First is a painted Byzantine army, Second was an unpainted Viking army.

Saturday Night in the Deadlands.

Axles and Alloys car combat game.

A damned rowdy group.  

The led sled rounds the corner near the strip club.

We never made a half of a lap!

Jon Haworth 10 points for first
Nick W 6 for second
Ken 4 for third and 
Terry 2 for fourth.

We will have pictures of the trophy presentation when they become available.

In Patagonia The Dusty book tucked away in the attic

In Patagonia
The history of Aurikania and Pathagounia
The complete unabridged history in four volumes
With copious notes on the manner of the original manuscript

Excerpt from Treachery Strikes House Patagonia

There is treachery in house Patagonia.  The house guard has been struck down with the death of all five standard bearers.  The dead bodies of several house Aurikanian Officer corp from Prince Blake’s retinue were found on the palace grounds.  This was not immediately brought to the attention of neither the king nor his counsel but in due time it was discovered that a gruesome scene had unfolded on the parade grounds of the royal palace.  The Patagonian house standard-bearers were found dismembered with their regalia torn from their command stands. Upon further investigation it appears that insurgents from house Prince Blake’s entourage  had killed the entire Patagonian standard-bearer core. Replacements were immediately found and put in place.
Marching to the sound of the guns the Patagonian army formed up and gave battle to Aracania in a battle that lasted a full evening.

Patagonia on the frontier 1762. This is the story of two imagi-nations Set in a time long ago.
Table of Contents Volume I-III:
I  The foundation of the territories and the naming of the provinces.
            A. Ancient Times, see The Island of Marnon and other historical fables.
            B. The War and the division of Auricania and Patagonia
II Early Naval Architecture
III  The Royal families: Prominent Families and Individuals
IV The Lineage of the House of Patagonia
V  The Armies
VI The Armies Part the Second
VII  The Rules of Warfare
VIII  The Naval Atlas of the Western Sea and the colonies
IX  The Island of Marnon and early histories including fantastic stories and myths from long ago
X  The solar calendar of the Auricanian and Patagonian hemisphere
Plate 1: Maps
Plate 2 Illustrations

Plate 3 Photographic engravings 

The eve of the terror in which all of the standard bearer cadre had their regalia torn from their command stands and littered on the parade ground.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Auricania Patagonia Imagi-Nation Project

It is good when a project nears it's completion and is simply a "go to" set of soldiers and miniatures ready to play out the self styled imagi-Nation that we have created.  My set of RISK minis that I wanted to paint into two imagi-Nation armies is very close to complete.  I am gathering the terrain and revisiting my map set and Auricania Patagonia will be alive.
Patagonian Army on assembly and parade.  King Michael will be so proud.

The Patagonian banner unfurls in the wind.

A cavalry review.

Those men on grey horses are terrifying. 

Mighty mighty cannon.

A close view of the command legion.