Archive for January, 2013|Monthly archive page
The snow forecast for the Wales, the south and the west of England has hit the Isle of Wight, and Fighting 15s is currently enjoying about 6cm of the stuff. No orders will be dispatched until the roads clear, nor until the car that had an accident right outside our driveway is removed and stops blocking access.
Fighting 15s currently has in stock a number of sets of the new 28mm Private Military Contractors from Eureka Miniatures. The contractors are available only in sets of eight figures at £18.00 per set including VAT.
Fighting 15s now has in stock the ensigns with bare pole for the 15mm 1815 British infantry from AB Figures. The range was originally released with ensigns with cast flags, although some of the initial sets available at Salute 2012 came with ensigns with bare poles.
The figures are:
AB-WB28 Ensign standing, bare pole
AB-WB29 Ensign marching, bare pole
They are available as an option within the British 1815 infantry command pack. A command pack of eight figures is £6.00 including VAT.
Tony Barton and Eureka Miniatures are currently at work on future releases for the 1815 range.
The Christmas break has given Ian a chance to get some serious playtesting and work done on Huzzah! Glorious Empires (formerly known as Huzzah! GTx), Oozlum Games’ forthcoming grand tactical wargames rules for the Napoleonic period. Updates are again being posted on the game’s Yahoo! group at http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/Huzzah_GT/
The game was last updated in April 2006 – yes, 2006! – and the latest playtests mean that a revision will be due shortly. Development work on the game took a break because of a serious family illness, and Ian is only now finding time and energy to pick up the pieces with the aim of publishing the game within the next year. Oozlum Games is aiming at 2013 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the tactical version of the rules, Huzzah!.
Besides the revision to the rules, work is also under way on army lists for the game, a few beta versions of which are now available on the Yahoo! group for playtesting purposes. This will end the reliance of Glorious Empires on the development platform that is the original Huzzah! rules, and remove a somewhat complex formula for determining unit quality.
Although Oozlum Games therefore welcomes interest now in the development of Huzzah! Glorious Empires, a better version for playtesting will be available within the next few weeks. Keep an eye out for announcements.