Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Making a 15mm Greek Temple


Several years ago I made a Greek Temple for my 15mm Greeks\Persians. I found some photos of the project so I thought I would share them.

The entire temple was made from items found at Michael's craft store, except for two items

  • Thin cork. Cut to size.
  • Wooden Dowels
  • Wooden circular bases that tapper on one side.
  • Craft paper that looks like tiles if painted right.
  • HO scale figures for a statues
  • Decals (25mm) from VVV to crown the top.
Base structure and reflecting pools.

Adding some details and underlying roof support.

White washing.

Finished project!

This makes a great terrain peice for my games. Greek miniatures by Chariot Miniatures. Decals by VVV.


Saturday, May 8, 2010

Vienna Falls to Turks!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. (I still owe you a Boxer Rebellion update)

In this post I wanted to show a glorious 25mm battle we fougth at Joe Robert's Wargame bunker in Gastonia, NC.

His collection is spectacular and was painted by David Bonk and the walls of Vienna and the entrenchments were made by Herb Gunt?(Not sure I have that spelled correctly)

The scenario was a combination of Turkish assault on the walls of Vienna while the Polish\German allies charge in to relieve the siege.

Rules were adapted from Joe's ACW rules, and movement was dramatic in that units could move upwards of 3 feet on a charge order! The game was fast and furious and the photos will give you an idea of the eye candy on this table.

The Turks were able to hold off the Polish relief force and capture the walls of Vienna resulting in a Turkish victory! I played the Tartar horse archers, which played fairly historically.


View of Vienna from the Ottoman Camp and Siege Works

City's Fortress Guns before the Turkish mine explodes under them

View of the Turkish siege works from the vantage point of Vienna

Jannisaries mass for the assault!

Polish and Allied cavarly charge!!!

Ottoman cavarly countercharges!

The collision!

Polish Cavalry charges

Turkish forces asssault Vienna, notice far fewer fortress guns since the mine exploded.

Titanic cavalry battle! The Turks eventually held this flank long enough to breach the walls of Vienna.

The game took about 3 hours to fight to conclusion which was nice.