Post by featherstonefan54 on Feb 25, 2016 17:04:40 GMT
Welcome Vincent I have had the pleasure of two trips to New York City and think it's great! I am just starting out with HoW and am sure you will find them very enjoyable and the forum a great asset. Cheers Keith
Hi everyone, just got a copy of the rules and looking to try them out with the Kallistra 12mm figures and the Capitan Games warships when I have finished painting them. Does anyone know of anyone making French or Prussian to match these figures as the other popular makes seem a little on the small side to fit in.
Bit of a problem there as the Kallistra figures are AWI, so the grenadiers are in the wrong headgear for SYW. Unfortunately the two major producers closest to that are Old Glory and Pendraken, both 10mm scale and somewhat smaller than the Kallistra figures. However, Pendraken's AWI range are slightly bulkier figures than their SYW range, and they do produce German troops, with grenadiers in the right shape headgear for the SYW. Whether they will fit with Kallistra I'm afraid I don't know. One would hope that Kallistra themselves would come up with Germans and French for the AWI.
Chris, from Perth WA. Pretty straight forward. I am very keen to get some mini's and get into it. This is the first time I will be collecting an army of the musket era. My mate, Admus, is the driving force behind this. We have had two games using his 15mm Nap's to get a feel for the rules and as such are now lunching into 18mm Blue Moon figures and getting things going.
I am excited to learn more about the era and how the tactics etc work. So far including the FPW/SYW/Nap. games I have played against my mate I am 0 - 7 his favor. I intend to change that one day.
I may not always be posting on the forum but I will always be reading. I am not one for talking unnecessarily for the sake of getting my post count up, apologies in advance for this.
Welcome Chris. I think you will find this is a period well worth investing in. I was attracted initially because it is a period with a fine balance between infantry, cavalry and artillery. If you haven't already come across it, take a look at the Kronoscaf site for a huge amount of background information. Also have a look at Sam Mustafa's Honour site, particularly the free downloads for Might and Reason, where there are a large number of SYW and AWS scenarios ready bathtubbed for play.
I live in Freiburg. For nearly 20 years I reenact French infantry of the napoleonic wars. Since 2002 I changed partly my ambitions. Now I mostly organize civilian living history Events in Germany. Mid 18th century became my favorite time. But I'm interested in the whole century. Since 2010 I make a lot of Research for our annual big Event near Schwäbisch Hall. Although I don't know any reenactors for the contingent we learn about it.
Some years ago I recovered my interest in wargaming. First my wife and I choose Age of Battles from Zvezda. But these rules are very hm special. Last year I read Maurice. It's very interesting if you have only some figures and if you want battle out all the big battles from Dettingen to Fontenoy. But after some month I saw Honours of War. I think it will be perfect for my intentions.
I love all the colourfull armies of the WAS and I think the conflict is a lot mor interesting with all those battlefields in Italy, Flanders, Silesia, Bavaria, Bohemia, Germany and Alsace. So I base all my troops acording to HoW. Infantry get 3-6 stands, cavalry 4-6 stands. Large regiments like the austrian regiments of around 1.000 men in 8 squadrons get 24 miniatures on 12 stands - for the game they are in 2 Units.
Es marschierten drei Regimenter wohl über den Rhein...
@ieman: Nice to read this. Yeah Freiburg is very famous for the old City. In fact most of the houses are rebuilt (and not really good made) in the 20th century after WW2. Now the town is very rich and so we loose more and more of the historical flavour and Freiburg is now a town of around 250.000 inhabitants. Many of old houses were destroyed in the last 2 decades because money rules. Although there is a lot of interesting history in the ground and a lot to discover. There were some of the greatest sieges of the 17th and 18th century in this area. Battle of Freiburg 1644, the great siege of 1713 (100.000 French soldiers in the trenches!), the siege of 1744 (a large French army under command of marechal Coigny and the king!) etc.. There are some very interesting forts nearby like Breisach, Hochburg (near Emmendingen) and Neuf Brisach. The landscape is lovely. Drinking a beer on the top of our Schlossberg (Position were the old Castle stood) and looking on the town and the black forest or looking westward to the Alsace is a great pleasure.
Es marschierten drei Regimenter wohl über den Rhein...
Agree with that. My first visit was on my own in 1971 at the tender age of 18. I was hitching round Europe after visiting my girlfriend in Bad Nauheim, and my abiding memory is lying in my tent in the dark and listening to Radio Luxembourg. Last visited with my family, and as well as the city we took in Breisach, Neuf Brisach, the Black Forest and the Kaiser's Castle in Alsace. Happy days.
Welcome Will. Similar journey to mine, although I started with Don Featherstone and the ACW. Didn't really appreciate the C18th as a wargaming period until the 1980s, when I started with 6mm. Since moved to 10mm but never happy with any rules until BP and HOW came along.
Hello folks. I'm Tony from Chippenham, Wilts. Been gaming for more years than I care to remember, but sadly never got round to trying the SYW. So glad to have picked up a copy of HoW and looking forward to giving them a go. Have decided to collect a Russian army from Foundry to pit against a Prussian one. Will post pics as the work progresses.
Keith - was good to meet you at Overload, I think it was just after the burger pic was taken! Liked the look of your game and your enthusiasm for the period. Thanks for the inspiration.