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Monday, 26 October 2020

Basing the next batch of Austrians & some newcomers

The last few weeks have seen the end of the Flutzen game (which I shall write a concluding post for) and the commencement of a mammoth basing session. The arrival of more Austrians coincided with the first Russians turning up to grace our games. Rich has splurged a few £££'s on the Russians and being a top draw loon has started with the Guards!      

We rolled back the battle mat and get in some essential supplies, mostly beer.
Tubs, sand, grit, glue, spoons, flock & old brushes. 

The first of our much talked about limbers get the basing treatment. 

This is a very therapeutic and productive use of time. Idle banter about past exploits, rules, figures, games & of course... what to buy next. We have a few beers and get loads done because basing this much stuff on your own can be soul draining! 

The infantry battalions on the left are Russian Guards - all in Mitres of course!

Russian artillery get sand between their toes!
More Russian artillery, some Guard heavies, Guard Lights & wild Cossacks! 

These I think are Guard Cossacks and Don Cossacks.

Just need to get the flock on these boys; 4x32 Austrian Grenadiers, 6x36 French Legere,
32 Zastrow & 32 Garde du corps, 32 Austrian Cuirassier plus one Austrian General. 

There is another week in this I suspect, possibly two. Rich tells me that more Russians have arrived so maybe there'll be another batch to do soon too. Then we must play again. 
Magister Militum are casting up an order for me now, more French & Austrians of course.
Next up I think should be a full Bavarian Division complete with a light cavalry brigade maybe.

I'll try to get the Flutzen report finished at some point.

Best wishes,