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VolleyFireVSFwargames

New for 2013 new adventures 1895 and Beyond
http://volleyfirevsfgames.blogspot.com/

Henry has introduced me to a new set of rules look here for new tales of these adventures.
IHNM - In Her Majesty's Name by Osprey

Volleyfiresupplydepot

My newly updated blog for supplies and painting tips gleaned from the web and my general surplus miniature selling page click on the link to take you to the new blog.
http://volleyfiresupplydepot.blogspot.com/

I now have joined the electronic age and have paypal and EBay auctions.

VolleyFireOverseas

This is a blog I set up to chronicle my adventures in wargaming overseas in Scotland in 2011 and to continue following particular games overseas that I enjoyed with my new friends in Edinburgh. I look forward to finally updating this with more pics soon.

http://volleyfireoverseas.blogspot.com/

Napoleonic Campaigning in Italy

Napoleonic Campaigning in Italy
Les Grognards Blog "The sabre that Napoleon used at Marengo"

Napoleon's Drum and his Marshals

Napoleon's Drum and his Marshals
Napoleon Mulling over his battle plan

Napoleon reflecting by Iron Mitton

Napoleon reflecting by Iron Mitton
Quiet before the battle

Napoleon the morning of waterloo

More Iron Mitton Cartoons

More Iron Mitton Cartoons
Knock - Knock

Iron Mitton Cartoons

Iron Mitton Cartoons

Civility in wargaming

Civility in wargaming

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Stirling Castle and Robert the Bruce and The William Wallace Monument March 2011





Boer War statue (bloody war that broke the back of the British Empire






The Wallace monument can be seen from Stirling Castle and the bridge he defended is somewhere in between


The Wallace Monument - It was closed by the time I got there and I never made it back before I left in June.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

More Scotland From my flat to N. Queensferry to Queens street to Stirling Castle

25 Brunswick Road - My Flat

Forth Rail Road Bridge









North Queensferry Mural

Scottish National Gallery being renovated reopened November 2011



Wrought Iron Fenced PRIVATE Gardens on Queens Street



















Train Trip to Stirling Castle





Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Borodino - Republic to Empire - Barry Hilton (Sunday)

My own command eventually consisted of 2 Brigades of infantry with attached lancers and chassuers,
The 57th captured two fleches and a deployed 12 gun Russian battery, then the 1st of the 57th fought to the last drummer boy as Russian guard cuirassuer attacked our understrength square. The battalion skirmishers shot a Russian prince and the Cuirassier Division commander earning high praise from Napoleon, The brigadier of the 57th earned a Legion of honor for the regiments glory and is rumored to be in line for a battlefield promotion to General of Division. If not for the tight confines of the battlefield the supporting French cavalry would have eliminated the remainder of the Russian Cuirassier division.

The Chassuers (supported by French Lancers) caught the little Russia Cuirassier regiment from behind in front of the 85th Line in square and forced its surrender (without honors) to the Infantry Brigadier.
A little more manuevering room and the Lancers would have caught a Russian CUirassier unit caught standing in disorder as a French hussar unit charged it frontly. Unfortunately the French lost control of the destroyed Great redoubt and one fleche as the battle ended. This resulted in a Winning Russian draw.

Most of the days French grand battery fire was focused on the great redoubt and troops surrounding it.