Sunday, August 26, 2007

Polkfurt Playtest Today --

Well, in a touch over 10 hours from now (as I'm writing this) Pete (Duchy of the North) and I will meet on the tabletop at Murdock's.

I still haven't had a chance to paint my RSM figures, so I'm using some of my Great Northern War figures as "stand-ins" (all are Blood Axe Miniatures -- sadly no longer available).

The infantry units will be red-coated GNW Saxons (the tricorne units) and one multi-coloured Russian unit re-based for and standing in for Grenzers.

The Cavalry isn't quite as close, uniform-wise. My Heavy Horse is in gray rather than white; the Dragoons are red-coated rather than Buff; and I'm using Cossacks in place of Hussars.

Still, they should provide an interesting contrast to Pete's blue-coated Swedish-inspired troops. You can see the terrain if you take a look at Murdock's website. And the basic scenario is one of Charles Grant's "Table Top Teasers". You can find it (and many others) on Steve-the-Wargamer's Table Top Teasers page.

Wish me luck!

-- Jeff

1 comment:

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Hi Jeff,

I just checked out the Polkfurt battlefield. Very cool scenario and a neat looking supply train that Murdock has put together too. Be sure to tell us all about it. Enjoy the game.

Best Regards,