Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Planning and Preparation

P&P, one of the important principles drummed into my head in younger days. Surprisingly useful in civilian life as well as it turns out.

Some of Les' 10mm Pendraken SYW collection.
(Looks more like 12mm to me but its their call...)

On Monday I gave my friend Les a hand in setting up his gaming table for a group game on Friday.

I'm looking forward to it and couldn't resist putting a few figures on the table for a quick pic. 

Now its back to preparing for Saturday's game. Last month I decided that I'd rather use this collection fot the Petit Guerre of raids, ambushes etc, and that the current version of MacDuff would do better than the battle rules I had been struggling with.  I also decided that the old 3 companies per battalion was better than 2.  I don't have room for 3x12 or even 8 figure companies  but I have used 6 figure companies in the past and am now in the progress of adding two figures per battalion with a Colonel to follow. 

The result makes each battalion pretty close to a Charge! company but I'm OK with that.

I'm also updating and reinforcing my improvised Chouans.

Right, I'd best get on with it then!

15 comments:

  1. Chouan reinforcements are looking great.
    Alan Tradgardland

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    1. Looking even better now I've finished painting but still toys not models.

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  2. Les' table looks great. I really like the Pendraken figures that I' ve painted up. Your Choauns look the business.

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    1. 1/2 of them started life as pirates supported by a few Spansih guerillas, the newer ones mostly started as cowboys!

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  3. Very interesting method of mixing hex tiles and blank (table-level) areas to reflect vertical relief.

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    1. I do the same, myself, Ed. Well, when mood and conditions are right!

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    2. I was surprised since he has enough of the big multi hex sections to have covered the table and still add all of the higher contours but it does work fine and the slightly different shade of green helps it look more natural in many ways.

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  4. Re the title - the phrase drummed into me in my earlier days in aviation was -
    P P P P P P P
    Proper
    Preflight
    Planning
    Prevents
    P***
    Poor
    Performance

    And as you say, it works in ‘real life’, too ūüėä

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    1. I can't fully recall the list now that we were taught when I was young and in uniform and being trained, taking turns being platoon leader while the rest played grunts with FN rifle in hand but I don't recall planning for flight.... ;)

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  5. Interesting and attractive figures. Are these kneeling firing figures based on the Prince August Holger Eriksson 40mm Cowboys?

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    1. Thats them. Some with hats trimmed, some with headswaps and then just a bit of filing and painting.

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  6. Nice looking toys Ross…and a nice tidy looking table.

    All the best. Aly

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    1. It is, and they are but awfully small. I'm glad it wasn't me painting them.

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