Monday 26 March 2012

Block and Tackled....Part 4

The second sheet - the first has 48 infantry and 24 cavalry

I have finally managed to complete something constructive - the new red set of half sized blocks are now finished. All told there are 128 blocks - 64 infantry, 32 cavalry, 16 artillery and 16 command. I shall tackle the blue set bearing in mind that blue and red are very common colours for military map unit symbols. I intend to make some movement trays as the intention is to use the half blocks in the same way  as one would use bases of figures - typically with four for infantry, three for cavalry and two for artillery.

I am planning to run an inaugural game using the new blocks and the recently acquired Hexon terrain over the next few days - I am unsure of what to fight at this point - so may well try and get the grey set finished as well.

Hmmm....Blue and Grey? Looks like a dive into Battles and Leaders may be in order!


Robert (Bob) Cordery said...


Definitely looking good!

All the best,


David Crook said...

Hi Bob,

I am really pleased with the more systematic approach I have adopted this time round. They are looking far more professional and I am looking forward to having my inaugural game using MOB. It will probably be an ACW bash and I am tempted to 3D one of the Battle Cry scenarios to see how it looks.

All the best,


A Heart Pumping Nitro said...

I really like this idea a lot. I've been contemplating something similar but could never find good symbols to represent units. I presume the 3rd and 4th rows are for command?
The red and blue is very Kriegspiel to me as it allows all manner of armies to be modeled.
Thanks again.

David Crook said...

Hi 'AHPN',

That is right - command they are; based on the symbol used in David Chandler's Campaigns of Napoleon.

It was exactly for that reason I started with this project as I am such a slow painter but with varied interests! I am very pleased with how they turned out and please let me know how you get on with your version.

All the best,