Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Royal-Pologne + More

Work on fielding SYW French cavalry continues.  With seven cavalry regiments planned in the first tranche of cavalry for the burgeoning French army, today's effort makes up #5.  Two more to go.  These dozen horsemen muster out as Royal-Pologne.  Figures are Eureka Miniatures.

Seemingly on the Home Stretch of the French army build-up, I remembered that these fine Frenchmen would require general staff to lead them.  This realization will set the timetable back a bit but I have mounted officers in the painting queue.  I am getting close to mustering-out the first semblance of a French army.

On the gaming front this week, two games are already in the books.

The first game was a remote game on Monday with Mike (Dieroll Volleys) and David (David Grech) as we fought over the ground at San Martino.  This was Mike's first remote game via Zoom and I reckon David's first game too.  Despite one of the cameras having a nagging lag, I thought the game fun.  I need to investigate the root cause of the camera lag and try to resolve that issue before the next game.  More details on the action once I gather the game artifacts in preparation to writing-up a battle report.

The fight for San Martino
The second game was on Tuesday in which my ace pilot took to the skies again for a WWI dogfight.  With four allied planes (two Camels, two 1-1/2 Strutters) against two German fighters (one Fokker Dr1, one DVa), my Dr1 got on the tail of one of the Strutters and shot off the wings.  Hooray!  This may have been kill #8 but I lose track of such matters.

Rittmeister von Freitag gets another kill!
Finally, out on the bike this afternoon to assess the state of the river after several days of heavy rain.  Not surprising, the river is running at flood stage and water is roaring through the center of town and over the falls.  Quite dramatic.
That's enough for today...

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  1. Excellent cavalry Jonathan!

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  2. Another superb looking cavalry regiment

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  3. Busy man as ever Jonathan, all good and taking to the air is always good fun.

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    1. Taking to the air is an easy gaming diversion with only one piece to control. Very relaxing and enjoyable.

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  4. Lots going on there Jon, look forward to reading more about the game. That river really does not belong in the middle of a city!

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    1. Yes, lots going on. Spokane claims the longest urban waterfall in the USA.

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  5. A nice balance of wargaming and painting.

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  6. That's a dramatic looking river Jonathan! Hope the cycling's going well.

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    1. Very dramatic especially during spring run-off after several days of heavy rain. With all of the rain, Wednesday was first day cycling outside in over a week. Weather seems to be improving.

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  7. Another lovely cavalry unit and hurrah for a parade,the two games look good as well!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Ian! Yes, a parade coming up after I finish off a few more units.

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  8. Your French cavalry are coming along nicely and at more of a gallop than a trot too! That river looks a tad fierce to me.

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    1. Yes, the French cavalry are mustering out a good clip. Still more to come. The river is mightily fierce!

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  9. A very nice quick overview of what you have been up to Jonathan.

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks! There are days when a quick overview is all that time permits.

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  10. Oh, fantastic looking miniatures Jonathan!
    Best regards

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  11. Progress on all fronts good stuff 👍

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    1. Yep. This week the engine is firing on all cylinders.

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  12. Splendid cavalry! You can use the Du Roy standard for Royal Pologne; according to Pierre Charrié the standards were identical. And that really is some river! I am envious...

    Cheers,

    David.

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    1. Thanks! Good to know I can get double-duty from your du Roi flag!

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  13. A very productive week all round Jonathan, and another fine French cavalry unit to show for it.

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  14. More Royal cavalry in French blue coats. Excellent output.

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    1. Do you plan to show photos of all of your French cavalry together with their flags.

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    2. I will do that but not all of my cavalry regiments have a standard bearer included in the ranks.

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  15. Amazing productivity, Jonathan! Excellent figures as always :)

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  16. Excellent unit Jon.

    Playing remotely was fun indeed and the camera issue was only a slight glitch in an otherwise excellently managed session. You are clearly much experienced in organising play-by-Zoom sessions. Many thanks!

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    1. Thanks, Mike, and you are most welcome! Glad you enjoyed the game.

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  17. Astounding painting production as always. I imagine your hands being a high speed blur while painting. 😀
    Very cool that you got Mike in a remote game.

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    1. Thanks! Having Mike join into a remote game was great fun. Mike is a real gentleman and a terrific fellow to have at the remote gaming table. Did you ever think there would be a day when you could game with a Maltese 6,000 miles away?

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  18. Great paint job as usual. I look forward to your battle report.

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    1. Thanks! I need to sit down and pound out a report...

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  19. Fine looking cavalry again there Jonathan, my favourites so far. That river is a might scary makes for a great photo though.

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    1. Thanks, Phil! In springtime, the Spokane River can be a raging torrent.

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