Saturday, May 12, 2018

TAG 80 Years War figures

As You maybe know, Peter (half of the Alde Garde) is fascinated by the 80 Years War and is very anxious by the announcement of The Assault Group (TAG in short) that they will bring out figures for this period.
Good figures for this period, especially the 1568-1600 period, are almost not available (Old Glory is an exception) so this announcement is great!

Some pictures of the new range, sculpted by Nick Collier for TAG, underneath, more on the seperate Duc de Gueldres page!
The Landsknechts in pluderhosen will appear shortly, also Spanish and Dutch dollies are shown.





Of course, go to the Assault Group site ( http://theassaultgroup.co.uk/ ) and buy them when available.
Dollies for Spanish/ Dutch
 



Monday, May 7, 2018

Small exhibition in Arcen castle

We were asked to add some of our wargame material to an exhibition in the Arcen Castle so we put some small part of our collection temporarily there.
Some pictures of Arcen castle first:






the entrance tot the castle terrain


the main building




the monumental entrance
the castle and (part of) its gardens. The Arcen castle is famous for its gardens and attracts a lot of tourists each year.                                       We got this picture of their site, our chopper has broken down, sorry.

Some pictures of our models at the exhibition underneath.
When you have seen our games of last years, maybe you recognise some of the models we use at the various wargames shows we attended.
















Monday, March 5, 2018

Impact Wargames Show Eindhoven

We always try to have a demo at the Impact Wargames Show as it is a nice, not too big but very friendly show in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
That Eindhoven is only a half hour drive is nice and a change to other distances we normally have to travel to get to a show.

Impact is organised by the Hired Guns club of Uden and they each year do a great job. So a big thanks to all the members of this club for their fine work.
And we see each other hopefully next year.

Starting with various photo's of the show and we will end with our 28mm French Revolution demo.



Carthagians against Romans








1898 game by the Achterhoede; very nice game







28mm 1940 game situated in Rotterdam


These bridges are terrific

Selling painted armies, great stuff





Black Powder game in the north of Africa


 And a few pictures of our demo; coalition troops trying to get the wagon train safely into the fortress. Unfortunately for the attacking French revolutionary troops, they managed to do that. The revolutionary zeal was no match against the good dice throwing of the allied troops.                           
In the distance the convoi is visible; the chasing French on the bridge



a nw building by our master builder Peter; a flemish farm







and the convoi reaches their safe destination