Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Frontier Fort

Some light-hearted fun with my little guy today as the Clothespin Guards defend the fort near the village of Abu Pasha in a country Far Far Away while a small cavalry patrol heads out to recon the countryside...actually a jungle full of plastic tigers and elephants.

(The cavalry figures are as yet unpainted and ultimately they are going to be a unit of 12)

As always, it's really refreshing to get down on the floor and get back to gaming basics with the little "erbprinz"...no rules just fun!

Another interesting note is the wooden domes you can see are from a HABA Russian Church Building Block Set (HA0471). These blocks are really well crafted and the set comes with an assortment of dome shapes, (onion and spherical as well as half domes) that are perfect for scratchbuilding 25mm buildings....and I have to admit.... I had to "appropriate" one of the onion domes to make a Eastern European style church for my 18th century stuff. It's still under construction but I'll post the result as soon as its done. Haba makes some other cool sets (Egyptian, Roman, etc. that would with a little imagination yield some parts and or whole structures for "serious" gaming.

(...and of course if you look closely you'll see our Pinecone Tree MkI doing yeoman service!)


Bluebear Jeff said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.

-- Jeff

Steve-the-Wargamer said...


PS. What happens on wash day?? :o))

littlejohn said...


The Colonel orders the Sergeant Major to drill them thoroughly and hang em out to dry! ;)

Andrew said...

My dad made clothes pin soldiers for me when I was a kid! They were 18th century English Grenadiers used as Christmas ornaments.

tradgardmastare said...

Fantastic stuff!