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Tuesday 26 March 2019

Minifigs 25mm AWI Gunners

Continuing working through my box of Minifigs AWI figures for refurbishment, the latest victims are two artillery crews with their guns:

British Artillery:

American Artillery:

I am now almost at the end of refurbishing my old painted figures and now must decide whether to work through the unpainted lot. However; I have other projects that I am keen to get my teeth into and may may put the AWI figures away for a bit.

Saturday 16 March 2019

Yet More Refurbished AWI 25mm Minifigs

Working my way through the pile of old figures the latest batch to be refurbished are a mix of American and British troops:

42nd Highland Regiment:
American Minutemen:
Another British Line Infantry unit:
A few more to go..............

Friday 15 March 2019

More Minifigs AWI/SYW Refurbishments

Over the past few days I have been touching up and rebasing a load of my AWI 25mm Minifigs units. Here are the results:

Hessian Jaegers:

British Line Infantry:
Canadian Light Infantry:
American Infantry - Georgia Regiment:
More to come..............

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Butler's Rangers - Minifigs Refurbishment

Continuing to work my way through my old figures, for a change, I thought I would refurbish some Seven Year's War and American War of Independence subjects. Starting off with a unit of loyalist light infantry, in the form of Butler's Rangers. These were painted some 20 years ago and all I have done is rebased them:

Friday 8 March 2019

Refurbished Minifigs French Infantry

I bought a huge pile of secondhand, poorly painted Minifigs 25mm napoleonics some years back and every once in a while I dig some out and repaint them.  Over the last couple of weeks I have been repainting three French line units.

This is what the figures looked like when purchased:
They needed stripping back and cleaning up. 

Here is the first unit, French Fusiliers:
The second, Line Voltigeurs:
And another Fuslier unit:
And the lot brigaded together:
Just too late for the action at Klingenhofen!

Tuesday 5 March 2019

Battle of Klingenhofen Part 2

Austrian Right
The French were making good progress on the Austrian right, having routed the Jaegers and pressed forwards; however, the Austrians formed a strong defensive with a line regiment and newly arrived Grenzers:
The French column surged forwards, but is destroyed having routed the Grenzers. The advance of French dragoons forces the Austrian line regiment into a square:
This was the position on this flank up until the end of the battle, with an Austrian square being harassed by French skirmishers firing from the protection of a wood:
The Centre
The situation in the centre was much better for the French, having destroyed one Austrian unit and forced some Grenadiers to retreat, the French columns surged forward:
 The Austrian Grenadiers rally, giving a slight breathing space for Austrian reserves to plug the gap:
 ...but the Austrian Grenadiers are destroyed and newly arrived Grenzers sent packing; the French columns bush forwards destroying the Austrian artillery on the ridge:
 In the tough fighting, one French column is destroyed, but in the background a Polish regiment ejects the Austrian defenders of the town, while the battle continues on the ridge:
 The French capture the ridge as the Grenzers, now rallied, attempt to stem the tide:

The Austrian Left
Having been brutally punished on the left, the French advances pause allowing time for a strong Austrian defence line to form; however, it is not long before the French columns, supported by artillery and cavalry begin their advance once more:
 A regiment of Austrian grenadiers is chased of by musketry and the threat of cavalry and they retreat behind the farm and form square. A great exchange of fire takes place destroying an Austrian line regiment, but the French take heavy losses too:
 Austrian reserves plug the gaps as the firing continues, but then a French column assaults the depleted Jaegers in the farm:
 The farm falls to the French:
Back in the Centre:
Seeing the success of his columns in the centre and with the Poles now in the town, Napoleon releases his reserves in the form of two Guard regiments that smartly advance along the road:
 The French Guard quickly brush aside the defending Austrian line infantry and assault into the town:
The Austrians collapse, having reached their exhaustion point. The score is 9 - 4 to the French; however this masks the serious losses suffered by French regiments, with several units down to just one SP.

What a game, very well balanced and good fun.

Sunday 3 March 2019

Russian Jaegers - Minifigs S Range (Refurbished)

As part of the process of re-basing and smarten up my old Minifigs collection, here we have three units of Jaegers ready to take to the field:

Not all my work, these were aquired painted, all I did was to add some details and re-base them.