Help support TMP

"Have you fought?" Topic

8 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the War of 1812 Message Board

Areas of Interest

19th Century

615 hits since 21 Jul 2018
©1994-2019 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2018 7:48 p.m. PST

Have any War of 1812 gamers fought Queenston Heights on the table top with miniatures? After visiting the battlefield and reading "A Very Brilliant Affair" I have become fascinated with the battle. Troops are very doable. But I am curious how others have tackled the terrain.

Looking forward to your suggestions.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jul 2018 1:40 p.m. PST

Hi Mark, I did the Battle of Queenston Heights in early 2013. It was the most challenging terrain that I have done.

I have some photos of the building of the terrain that might help. Perhaps the easiest thing to do is to post them on my blog or send them direct to you.. In the meantime I will check my hard copy file on the battle re terrain and maps.
Cheers, Rod

23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2018 7:47 a.m. PST

Looking forward to seeing your game. As I said after reading A Brilliant Afair and visiting Queenston Heights I am interested in refighting the battle.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2018 1:27 p.m. PST

I have up dated my blog with terrain details and photos for Queenston Heights;

23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2018 5:35 a.m. PST

Many thanks for the great step by step construction of the battlefield. If you are going to fight Queenston Heights I think you would have to do it just as you have. Gives the correct feel. I will have to practice my terrain making skills to approach this.

Between this and your posting on creating the Lunch Lane hill top position i have a lot to absorb.

Again many thanks!

Bowman22 Aug 2018 12:36 p.m. PST


Thanks for posting those pictures! Gives me something to think about too. I would have not bothered with the American side, but then I don't know how you would have the cannon fire nicely represented without it.

2013 you say? Do you still have the terrain? Any chance of re-playing that battle at one of the local (or not so local) conventions?

23rd Fusilier, I also follow your blogs and your contributions to TMP. Keep up the good work!

23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2018 7:27 p.m. PST

Bowman, thank you very much for the very kind words. Glad you have visited and enjoyed my blog.

Bowman24 Aug 2018 7:30 a.m. PST

23rd Fusilier, we passed each other in those days. The day you were at Chippewa, I was just south in Fort Erie and at the Battle of Ridgeway. While you stayed and visited other War of 1812 sites, I drove stateside and visited Fort Ligonier and Antietam.

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.