Friday, December 31, 2010

Wargaming Ideas: WECW and WAB

This Blog will be used to show some of the games, units and ideas that our group in Queensland Australia use to play WAB and WECW. The WECW lists our group has come up with enable players to game scenarios from the great Cossack rebellion in 1648 up until the defeat of the Ottomans at the second battle of Chocim. The lists are Polish Commonwealth; Lithuanian Rebels; Cossack Rebellion; Swedish; Danish; Austrian; Muscovite; Brandenburg; Ottomans and Transylvanian. I am also in the process of building GNW armies to use with the excellent and fun set of rules 'Under the Lilly Banners', many of the figures from the earlier period will be useful for this period as well. Cheers Scott Robertson

19 comments:

Vinnie said...

The site/photo's are looking good and the additional rules sound great. I'm very keen to have a look at the Army List, when you put them up.

Pleader said...

Dude! Fascinating.

Anonymous said...

Scott,

You have a lot to answer for!!

I travel an hour each way on the train here in NZ.
I have copies of your slingshot articles with me and I have spent several happy hours converting them into DBM lists. They have proved to be very inspirational.

I am looking to do some of the Satrapal Heavy cav etc in 25mm.
I was thinking of using the Tin Soldier Persians along with the Essex range of Persians/ Selucids/ Bactrians. do you have any other suggestions??

Keep up the good work
Bryan

Scott Robertson said...

Bryan there are many choices out there for Persian style cavalry try 'Newline Designs', 'Vendal Miniatures','Battleground Mniatures','Old Glory' and '1st Corps'. I buy my Old Glory Miniatures direct from Caliver Books in the UK, they send their figures post free world wide and they are quick and cheaper then buying in Australia. I once waited nearly 6 months for a pack from the Australian Old Glory distributor, so I voted with my feet and order where I get the service. I will post more Macedonians in the near future. Cheers Scott

Anonymous said...

Fantastic site.
Thinking of getting some TAG Turkish infantry.
Should units be all musket or a mix of musket, sword and pole-arms? Can one mix bows and muskets in the same army? many thanks if you can help.
Jon M
London

Anonymous said...

Scott,
Polish stuff looks excellent. Can you suggest any reading beyong the Osprey titles?

Theo
Belfast

Anonymous said...

Scott,
I have one of the Sienkiewicz books on order and am asking Santa for "The Northern Wars" by R Frost. Anything else (wish I could read Polish!)?
Theo

Scott Robertson said...

Guys the best reads in English are by Sienkiewicz for fiction and anything by Frost by non fiction. I am on my way to Norway and Sweden in a few weeks and hope to pick up a number of excellent books in Swedish which I will use to write a couple of articles in the New Year. The Turkish army would mix bow with musket as did the Poles, Muscovites, Tartars, Transylvanians etc. Cheers Scott

Anonymous said...

Scott,
Thanks for the info.
Theo

Anonymous said...

Many thanks as well.
Jon M

Anonymous said...

Guys,

You might want to look at "Gripping Beast" Huns for tartars of this era. There are one or two details that are anachronistic but overal I think the figures look like tartars. That are in excellent, dynamic poses, too!

Theo

Scott Robertson said...

Gripping Beast Huns will work as Tartars as do the Mongols of Curtsey's Miniatures, Old Glory (do foot archers as well) and Essex. TAG (The Assualt Group) have just released Tartars and you can buy a cavalry unit of 12 for 25 pounds postage free worldwide. TAG have started to do these unit packs which are great value and I will be buying lots of these packs in the New Year when I come back from my trip to Asia and Europe. I will post the new lists etc. in Jan. 2007, has anyone more thoughts upon the core unit ideas? Cheers Scott

Bluebear Jeff said...

Scott,

Barry Hilton's "Under the Lily Banners" new fifth edition is about to be published professionally . . . with a name change.

It will now be called "Beneath the Lily Banners". The change is so that it doesn't conflict with the name of a board game.


-- Jeff
http://saxe-bearstein.blogspot.com/

Scott Robertson said...

Been waiting for Barry's new rules, I have the last test set he gave out and it is great. Will be doing GNW when I get the rules. Cheers Scott

DeanM said...

I am really impressed with your site; both the write ups & the excellent photos of equally excellent armies you've painted. I have a particular question - what is your technique on painting your flags & banners (also the Cossack Wagons). The style is very nicely executed - they look as good as, or better then, the best decals on the market. v/r, Dean

Scott Robertson said...

Most of the flags on my units are usually hand drawn or photocopied (flag taped onto a painting board, both sides spread out as I glue them together). I then go over the design with a good quality black ink pen, this makes them stand out (ensure you use one that doesn't bleed when paint is applied). Paint is then applied in varying layers, the best site for a painting demo is the 'League of Augsburg' site but Barry using cloth which I have not the skill to use. The flags on the wagons are simple ones drawn by hand and then painted. I will be getting back into painting Deluge armies over the school holidays (only 3 weeks to go) when I have 6 weeks free. Cheers Scott

David Jones said...

This blog is great - I know several people who I will be passing the link to.

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Renato said...

Hi Scott,
I'm writing from Italy.
I'm a wargamer and collector of miniatures very fond of Eastern Renaissance.
Your pics are looking very good.
Please, where I can find army lists you have done?
Thanks

Renato Genovese

Docsmith said...

Hi Scott - this post appears to have a very ancient string of comments - back to 2006! But as its come up again I thought I'd ask if there are any rules or an addition/adaption to WECW etc? to cater for Poles. I have a Polish army of the early-mid 1600s and would love to field them but don't know how you'd play them accurately against a European TYW army (as in hussars or pancerni against pike etc) Interested in your thoughts or advice.

Cheers,
Doc
http://docsartofwar.blogspot.com/