A discursive look at Napoleonic & ECW wargaming, plus a load of old Hooptedoodle on this & that


Monday, 7 May 2018

"Muskets and Marshals" Day Out


On Saturday I was privileged to take part in a very fine Napoleonic game - most excellent fun. I have no wish to pre-empt or otherwise produce a spoiler in advance of the official blog post, so regard these few pictures, if you will, as a humble taster. I will mention, however, that I believe I lost again...



I am told that the miniature headcount was over 1000; Hinton Hunts, and wonderfully well painted. A proper Old School extravaganza (I offer an appropriately deferential nod to anyone who regards Hinton Hunt as a little newfangled).

My thanks and best wishes to my hosts and my colleagues for a smashing day, in the most excellent company.


***** Late Edit *****

Very pleased to see that Stryker's produced a lovely post to commemorate the event - so please go over there and have a look at the real deal! (link)

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10 comments:

  1. Fantastic looking game!
    Really like the old school look - hard to beat traditional wargames.

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    1. It is good, isn't it? I can take no credit for the appearance or the quality of the line-up - I was there merely as a guest foot-soldier, though I might just mention (nonchalantly) that, yes, those rather fine tiddlywink counters were mine.

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  2. It does have that classic look. Something to look forward to.

    Do you think that too much time painting Spanish has had an effect on your Tabletop experiences?

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    1. Overall, I fear that victory - that is, Victory per se - has become a rather overstated element of military history. My expectations of glory on these occasions are always fairly low, but there does seem to be some unfortunate correlation between lack of success and my having a certain Swiss unit under my command. Hmmm.

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  3. Ahhhhh. . . It does one's heart good gazing at these photographs.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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  4. Jealous.... YES!

    Aly all the best. Aly

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  5. Ah, but you lost in such style!

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  6. A Grand Day Out indeed Tony, excellent stuff.

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  7. Looks like a good time regardless of the technical victor!

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