Thursday 25 August 2022

28mm Papal Dragoons for the Risorgimento


I've finally put the finishing touches to my Papal Army for the Battle of Mentana by adding a unit of Papal Dragoons. The figures are from Gringo 40s, they aren't always avaliable on the Website but I managed to sweet talk the owner Gd Cronin to get some made up and it was well worth it.

I've done them as 12 figures, there were 106 Dragoons with the Papal Troops and another 50 with the French Column so that's a figure ratio of about 13 to 1. Most of my Infantry units are around 15 to 1 so that works perfectly.

The flag for the unit is known and should be green with a very complicated coat of arms on, but as with the other units in the force I've used a simple Papal States flag for now and if I can source a "proper" flag I'll substitute it in later on.

The figures are really nice but they are really big compared to other 28mm figs and they absolutely dwarf Perry Miniatures. My normal Cavalry are on 50 x 60 bases with 2 per base, I've had to put these on 60 x 70 bases.

I was trying to get the Project ready for the end of October but the Perrys still haven't released their French Franco Prussian War Infantry so I'm a bit stuck at the moment so it looks like I won't be able to put the Mentana game on this year.

The unit also features in this months Wargames Update on the Utubes 

Tuesday 2 August 2022

Yarkshire Gamer Podcast - Episode 29 Brews in the Binyard Summer Special Part Deux

Its only been a week I know and you are either eagerly awaiting the second part of Brews in the Bin Yard Summer Special or still recovering from the first one.

Link to the episode on Podbean is below, also available on most other Podcast Hosts

Either way its here and in this part of the show we answer questions from different members of Yarkshire Gamer, Gods Own Scale and Storm of Steel audiences and try and keep you entertained. If you don't enjoy the first 30 seconds of the interview then its going to be a long two hours ! Its the usual Ask Our Nora madness !

As always my guests for Brews, I say guests but they are more part of the furniture now, are

Sean Clark of Gods Own Scale Podcast

and Alex Sotheran of Storm of Steel Utubes

This month the Podcast has gone past 40,000 downloads on the two formats its released on, so thank you all for your continued support.

The previous episode is out on the Utubes now, so pop along and give it a watch, enjoy the pictures 😉

Next episode we will return to the normal format and I hope to be speaking to my first guest for a while from Australia, Carlo Pagano and the story of him bringing back to life Peter Gilders Sands of Sudan Rules.

Until then, Sithee

Regards Ken

The Yarkshire Gamer