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19 Feb 2019 12:31 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Firs game for 1812 Winter retreat." to "First game for 1812 Winter retreat"Removed from Medieval Product Reviews board
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    19 Feb 2019 9:33 a.m. PST
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RogerC19 Feb 2019 10:33 a.m. PST

We played our first winter game for 1812 retreat from Moscow using Sharp Practice, thoroughly enjoyed it, write up and more pictures on the blog,




Dadster Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2019 11:11 a.m. PST

Wow this is terrific! Very nicely done!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2019 1:05 p.m. PST

What a great looking game.

surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Feb 2019 2:23 p.m. PST

Very nice. I have been pulling together figures for such a game myself, but I haven't gotten them on the table yet.

De Berne19 Feb 2019 2:57 p.m. PST

Looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

yarkshire gamer19 Feb 2019 3:20 p.m. PST

Have you nicked some flour out of the kitchen ;-)

Looks great matey.

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2019 4:37 p.m. PST

How did you achieve the ice effect on your bases? Where did you get the map?

Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2019 5:39 p.m. PST

Wow! It makes me feel cold.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2019 2:15 a.m. PST

Bourbon biscuits for Napoleonic Allies…?

Tasteless. (IN every sense. How much cocoa actually goes into one of them and its foul filling?)

Never seen the Cossacks better shown. Subdued colours, dim lighting, the freezing effects….brilliant. Despite your point number 7. Everyone else is impressed even you are not quite happy with the basing

RogerC20 Feb 2019 3:02 a.m. PST

I take no responsibility for the Bourbons, the Battenburg is my thing!

Thanks for the comments guys, I really appreciate it. The Matt is from Artistic Impressions, they sell trhough Ebay and are local to me.

The basing, this has been very trial and error and some have worked better than others. My latest attempts are a pollyfiller type base, with some rough bits, ideally behind the troops where they have marched and the odd frozen or dry looking tuft. A light wash of dirty water I have used to wash my brushes with a bit of "fog grey" mised in, then slapp a load of PVA over the top and cover it a snow flock for 4ground. That is retty much working excet where I have made the washes too dark. It looks better where I have bases with more or less of the wash all mixed up. Getting there but as mentioned still not entirely happy.The positiv comments here though will keep me enthused to push on so thank you.

RogerC20 Feb 2019 3:04 a.m. PST

Rally now I am sure I have some earlier posts from about a year ago on the terrain and the very start of this project which might give you some fuller answers if you search on the blog.

mghFond20 Feb 2019 12:42 p.m. PST

Very cool ! Or should I say cold?

You've done a great job with this project.

RogerC21 Feb 2019 4:18 p.m. PST

I did try to get Steve to turn the heating off to add to the atmosphere but he wouldnt have it.

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