Daily Archives: November 12, 2013

My North Polenburg Imagi-Nation: Complete 1st Division in 10mm

Chris Palmer As some of you may have read here previously, (See: Look, Sarge, it’s Not Quite the Seven Years War ) I’ve been working on recreating my 40mm North Polenburg Imagi-Nation units, that we use with the old-school rules “Charge!”, into 10mm units for use with our “Look, Sarge, No Charts” system of rules. One of the parts of this project that I looked forward to, was the opportunity, due to the size and low cost of 10mm figures, to create a large portion of the (if not the whole) North Polenburg Army.  This would be very hard, if not impossible, to do in 40mm due to the size of the figures and units.

A comparison of a portion of one of the 40mm regiments, and it’s 10mm counterpart.

Well, I’m happy to announce that I have finished painting and basing the complete North Polenburg 1st Division, including an attached brigade of heavy cavalry.

The 1st Division and it’s attached cavalry brigade assembled on the parade grounds

The Division is commanded by General Schlegel, and consists of two brigades, each of three regiments,  and two attached batteries of artillery.

General Schlegel and his aide (base on the left) consult with their Corp Commander, General Rudolph and his staff (base on the right)

1st Brigade- General Palmer commanding: 1st “Queen Jennifer” Regt., 2nd “Hawks” Regt., 3rd Regt.
2nd Brigade- General Bailey commanding: 4th “Prince Edgar” Regt., 5th “Prince Edward” Regt, 6th Regt.
(Those officers and units shown in italics are those that also exist in my 40mm version.)

1st Heavy Cavalry Brigade- Gen. Haag commanding: 31st Dragoon Regt., 32nd Dragoon Regt., 33rd Dragoon Regt.

I’m really pleased with how these forces have turned out, and I’m looking forward to continuing to grow this project.  I think my next move will be to start building an opposing force, from the neighboring country of South Polenburg.

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Dave’s Great Idea


On federal holidays, Dave usually comes down from Aberdeen and we run around BWI airport (12.5 miles).  It gives us a chance to talk politics and gaming while getting a workout.  For me it’s a long run, but for Dave it’s a short run.  Today, being Veteran’s Day, Dave and I ran the airport.

Along the way we talked about our Napoleonic 1814 scenario book and the WWII skirmish rules.  Dave hit on a great idea for squad and team leaders.  I was saying that I thought the ranges were too short for weapons  in the WWII skirmish game.  I cut the max effective ranges in half one because you can’t usually see to max effective range on the battlefield and then cut them in half again because people tend to be excited on a battlefield.  Dave suggested that a good role for the team and squad leaders might be that they reduce the range modifier for shooting by one band if the squad leader is not shooting but is instead directing fire.  (In BAPS I did something similar.)  This idea led down a path of what other things the squad leaders could do.  For instance, if the squad leader is firming his weapon, he probably can’t swap activation dice.  The idea its hat the squad should be rewarded when the squad leader is leading his squad instead of firing his weapon.  I have a lot to think about during tomorrow’s run, but I am excited about this.

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Completed Five Regiments of Russian Cuirassiers


On Sunday we had what we refer to as a PJD (pajama day).  We went to church Saturday night and then didn’t leave the house all day Sunday.  I used the opportunity to paint five regiments of Russian Cuirassiers.  Recall from previous posts that Sam Fuson has built a number of label sheets for different corps of the Napoleonic Wars.  I have been building into two Russian corps from 1812.  I am currently working on the cavalry.  Then I’ll knock out two dozen battalions of grenadiers and a bunch of leaders to complete them.

Neither of these pictures are very good, because you can’t tell that Russian Cuirassiers wore mostly white uniforms.  You can see the units in one of my new storage boxes (see a previous post).  I only needed four regiments, so I’m not sure what I’ll do with the fifth one.  (Note that I didn’t flock the base in case I want to use the figures to flesh out some leader bases.

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