Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Riflemen (Royal American Regiment) by Robert Griffin

I believe I need to order this book.

The 5th Battalion of the 60th (Royal American) Regiment was the first rifle battalion in the regular British Army. Raised in 1797, it marked a significant step in the development of British light infantry and rifle corps. Lieutenant Colonel Francis de Rottenburg, the battalion’s commander for almost 10 years, formulated the first British Army light infantry manual. After serving in Ireland during the 1798 rebellion, in the West Indies, and in the Americas, the battalion rose to fame during the Peninsular War. It was one of only three battalions to be present from the initial landings in Portugal through to the invasion of France, and victory six years later. Divided between the brigades of Wellington’s army to provide specialist rifle and skirmishing capability, the riflemen often formed advance or rear guards, patrols and outposts. Frequently praised by Wellington and his divisional commanders, the battalion won 16 battle honours. Drawing on official records, memoirs, court martial transcripts, inspection reports, and unpublished letters, Riflemen recounts not only the campaigns in which the battalion fought, but also many personal stories of the soldiers who served with it. Riflemen includes tales of murder, promotion from the ranks, desertion, prisoners of war, and small actions that are often overlooked. As the first history of the battalion written in almost 100 years, it sheds new light on a vital component of Wellington’s army and its important place in the history of the British Army.

Sneak peek at Victrix new Normans

Looks like some Normans are in the works from Victrix.   They are talking first or second quarter of 2019 for release....

Getting the most out of a cheap airbrush

Let face it not all of are willing to spend a couple of hundred dollars on the airbrush.  The are some cheap 20 to 30 dollars one that work well.   Now as you will see in this video.  How easy it is to make these cheap brushes spray as good as the expensive ones.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Coming soon from Victrix New Vikings

Oh no more money is going to fly out of my pocket.  Vikings something I'm lacking.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Brericht Conn 2019 Hackenheim Germany

Date: 4th to 6th January 2019
Bonnheimer Hof 
Binger Weg 
55546 Hackenheim
Rebellion! This year's theme is the barricades and the scenarios are mostly about rebels, oppressors and the rebels!
The event is free of charge , we ask only drinks and food in the Bonnheimer Hof, as we get the premises provided free of charge. For this reason, please sign up, so that the kitchen knows approximately how many hungry participants she can count on.
The space holds about 200 participants, then it will be a little bit narrower.

You will need to use google translate as the is in German.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

How to paint Oriental flesh. Using Privateer Press P3 paints by Alfonso

I am asked a lot how do I make my flesh tone for my Samurai and this is my recipe. All the paints and washes are from The Privateer Press P3 hobby line.
1)The base coat of the flesh toned these are the paints that I used. 2parts Gun Corps Brown, 1part Meaty Ochre, and .5 to .75 part Khardic Flesh. By the way all are from Privateer Press P3 paint line.
2) The first coat is the darkest and I will apply that on all the exposed flesh
3) Then I will add a little Midland flesh to paint the highlights like the nose, cheek bones, the upper lip, chin and hands.
4) I will add more Midland flesh to the mix and this time I will just hit the very tops of the previous mentioned highlights. let this set to dry
5) IF YOU PAINT EYES DO THIS ­čśë While that highlights are drying mix a small batch of original and add a Dark brown or just a little amount of black. This mix will be painted into the eye sockets. This will be your base for when you paint the whites of your eyes they pop,
6) 1 parts of each P3 Kossite flesh wash and Caspian Flesh wash and apply to the flesh areas and allow to dry.
7)IF YOU ARE PAINTING EYES now is the time to take your thinest smallest brush and paint the whites if you mess up ( I know I do just set aside and repeat step 4) allow you dry and paint the pupil using your Micron .003 or a .005 will work as well.

Squad Leader Scenario Acrhive

Looking for old Squad Leader scenarios:  Checkout this link Archive of Squad Leader scenarios

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Porno Spammers

As of late I have been spammed by porn posters.  They go back on older posts to post comments.  This forced me to now to approve comments.  It is pretty sad that most of this is coming out of India. It my take me awhile before you see your comments.  Hope you will all understand

Sunday, December 30, 2018

On this Day 30 December 1954 Teutonic order ended

On this day, The Last Grandmaster of Teutonic Order from Habsburg Dynasty, Archduke Eugen Ferdinand Pius Bernhard Felix Maria von Habsburg Lothringen, dying on December 30, 1954, in the Teutonic Order house at Meran, surrounded by the brothers of the Order.

Eugen showed a pious nature early in life and in 1887, at the age of 23, he made his vows as a professed knight of the ancient Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem, commonly known as the Teutonic Order. The vows entailed poverty, chastity and obedience. At the same time as investiture, Eugen was selected coadjutor of his uncle Archduke Wilhelm Franz Karl von Habsburg Lothringen, who was then Hoch- und Deutschmeister of the Order.

Upon Wilhelm’s death in 1894, Eugen was installed as Hoch- und Deutschmeister and proved one of the most capable men to lead the centuries-old Order of Catholic chivalry and charity. He founded new hospitals, increased the efficiency of the Marianer (lay sisters’) nursing services and improved their training and streamlined and expanded the Order’s archives in Vienna.

By 1911, the Teutonic Order numbered 20 professed knights bound to celibacy while enjoying a benefice of the order, and 30 knights of honor not bound to celibacy who were required to furnish monetary offerings. The revenues of the Order were devoted to religious works, and it had administration of 50 parishes, 17 schools, and nine hospitals and supported two congregations of priests and four of sisters. It performed ambulance service in time of war and paid the cost of the ambulance, for which Marianers were ambulance bearers.

Following the war, Eugen devoted more time to the work of the Teutonic Order, charitable relief work for the war-stricken population of Austria and other works of mercy. He lived for a while in Lucerene and later in a modest hotel in Basel.

When the new government of Austria attempted to seize the considerable assets of the Teutonic Order as property of the Habsburg family in 1923, Eugen nobly voluntarily resigned his position as the Hoch- und Deutschmeister and, thereby, the Order retained its possessions. Eugen was the last hereditary grand master of the Order and it became a solely religious order of priests, brothers and sisters. The chivalric aspect of the Order was revived in 2000 under a separate Hochmeister.

In 1934, Eugen moved into the Order’s home at Gumpoldskirchen near Vienna. He no longer believed in the possibility of the Habsburgs being returned to power, yet participated at monarchist and veterans’ functions and placed himself again at the service of the Habsburg family.

Following the Anschluss of Austria to Nazi Germany in 1938 the Teutonic Order was dissolved and its possessions confiscated. Eugen held the admiration of both the Axis and Allied powers. Likely with the intervention of Hermann G├Âring and other senior Nazi military figures, he survived the Second World War in a rented house at Hietzing. In 1945, Eugen returned to the Tyrol and received through the French occupying forces a small rented villa at Igls.