Recent C&C Medieval thoughts

My thoughts on creating new Medieval stickers for my Command & Colors game may have been solved. I ordered this PDF and will be scaling these for use with Command & Colors. 

Now to combine GMT's Medieval Command & Colors with Colombia Games Richard III Campaign system...

Onwards to Leonforte, July 21st, 1943

The Loyal Edmonton Regiment's first taste of combat was the engagement 3 miles south of Piazza Armerina on July 16th, 1943. After having chased off the 2nd Battalion of the 104 Panzer Grenadier Regiment from that position, the Loyal Eddies were ready to advance on Piazza Armerina itself.

Was it going to be heavily defended?  What was the enemies strength?

Artillery fire from the Germans on the Canadian position was countered with counter battery fire and the German guns were silenced. By nightfall the Germans had vacated Piazza Armerina and the Eddies moved in. With 3rd Brigade pushing past the Eddies (who are with 2nd Brigade) in Piazza Armerina, the Eddies were able to take a bit of a breather before they were again called into action.

  Approx 27 miles from Piazza Armerina is the town of Leonforte.

July 21st, 1943  - the Loyal Eddies were to assault Leonforte at 2100hrs. After a barrage on the Germans positions the Eddies were then to assault the town. Due to its size, …

AAR - Saturday afternoon game (Crossfire - Bocage scenario)

An old friend of mine, who I haven't seen in a while, was able to come over to try his luck with Crossfire.
We decided to play the 'Bocage' scenario from the 'Hit the Dirt' booklet for Crossfire.
It's a great scenario as it covers hidden deployment, the use of snipers, off board mortars, tanks and anti-tank guns.

Brian chose to play the British (I have no American miniatures) so I was the defending Germans.

My view looking North towards the British edge of the map.
My objective was to hold a line of sight on the road intersection by the time the clock ran out. Start time was 0600hrs game would end at 1100hrs, advancing 30 minutes on every role of 5+ on a D6.
I had three advantages, hidden deployment, 2 minefields and 2 stretches of barbed wire. 

The British advanced quickly on the West side of the road. Finding an open field (red chip) the Brit commander figured an ambush was imminent. He called up his Forward Observation Officers (FO) to give them a line of si…

AAR: Pianzza Armerina, July 16th, 1943 (a Poor Bloody Infantry tabletop wargame)

After the landings near Pachino on July 10th, 1943 the Second Canadian Brigade pushed North.  By noon on July 16th they were three miles south of Pianzza Armerina when a large explosion on the road halted their advance. At this point the Loyal Edmonton Regiment was in the lead. "C" Company had been riding on the sherman tanks of the Three Rivers Regiment in the vanguard. "C" Company dove for cover as they came under machine gun fire from the nearby slopes. 
Brigadier J.C. Jefferson ordered "C" Company to take the slopes on the right side of the road and "A" Company was ordered to clear the left.  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Our Poor Bloody Infantry (PBI) game takes place with "A" Company attempting to clear the left side of the roadway.  Here are our initial deployments for the game. Two Loyal Edmonton Regiment (Loyal Eddies) platoons starte…

Upcoming - Edmonton Wargamer's Group Game night - January 7th, 2020

Pianzza Armerina, July 16th, 1943 (a Poor Bloody Infantry tabletop wargame)

“It was some kind of country… everything went uphill! We had to march on primitive cobble roads; when these ended it was only a simple track. We couldn’t have done it without mules; no room for transport inland; this bears what I have said before – anything we did in England did not, in the end, prepare us for this terrain or fighting, other than (of course) stamina.” Interview, Private Stanley Chettleborough, Nov, 1983 Brown, Shaun R.G., “The Loyal Edmonton Regiment at war, 1943-45” (1984), Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive), 11,

With the success of the Husky landings on July 10th, the Canadian Second Brigade pushed North from the landing beaches near Pachino. By July 16th they were within three miles of Pianzza Armerina when machine gun fire and a large explosion on the road halted their advance. "C" Company of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment who were in the vanguard r…

2020 Project - Research the Loyal Edmonton Regiment

There was an old soldier in my town named Peter Wilfred Tomkins, Service#M50680.
I remember him telling me that he served with the Loyal Edmonton Regiment. He mentioned Italian towns like Pachino and Campobasso. He told his grandson (my good friend) that he used to climb into knocked out German tanks looking for schnapps and that some Italian girls wanted him to stay in Italy when the war was over. Old Peter's granddaughter thought that he served with the 5th Canadian Armoured Division not the Loyal Eddies (as the Loyal Edmonton Regiment was called). So I have a mystery; with whom did he serve?
Fortunately there is the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum here in Edmonton for me to start with. Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum

I'll begin my search there. I came across some interesting write ups on the LERM Museum website including a Quarterly newsletter that they post to their website.

I also found the Canadian Military History Journal.
Canadian Military History
There …

One stand of Foot knights - Done

I checked out YouTube and looked for tutorials on how to paint armour.
Found a great one from Pete the Wargamer called: Perry Miniatures Tutorial: How to Paint Foot Knights

Thanks Pete!
It gave me some inspiration to start cleaning, gluing and painting some of my Perry's.
So here is my first bloke.

I'll admit, I'll keep my day job but at least They'll be ready to take to the field and put down those Lancastrian pretenders!
Soon lads! Soon!