On the 28/29th March 2020 the group is refighting the Battle of Borodino over 2 days. At this stage it looks like 7 or 8 players aside with the game being played at a 50% ratio to actual orbats.
This event will be gamed at the Seatoun RSA/Bowling Club in the suburb of Seatoun in Wellington where we have hired the bar area which is large enough to cater for our 3 x 24 foot tables! It also means we have free access to the bar and there is a cafe and boutique pub next door. A perfect location.
The amazing Paul Weakley has been diligently working away making terrain boards to cover the central table which will be 6 6×4 foot boards. Early pictures of 2 of the boards are below.
This is part of the board around Gorki with its fleches.
And this is an early look at the main Redoubt , wolf pits to the front and one of my 12lb batteries positioned inside it.
We are fortunate that friend Peter of Von Peters Wargaming Madness https://vonpeterhimself.wordpress.com/ has a selection of Russian Buildings which I have confiscated for the game.
Fo the Bagration Fleches I have souced some resin fieldworks from Paul’s Modelling Workshop. Paul has been wonderful to deal with in helping me sort out which pieces I need. They are winging there way to NZ at moment , but here are some pictures off the website. http://www.paulsmodellingworkshop.com/
They will come unpainted, you can order them painted but I need to match them to the terrain boards.
Thats all for now, future upadtes as we get closer to the big game.
Nice work.Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
Look forward to reading a report on the refight some time early in April!